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Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities in Ireland

Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities in Ireland »

Source: Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities in Ireland

Volume/Issue: 2016/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nir Klein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475552171

Keywords: Corporate sector, Europe, Financial crisis, Ireland, leverage, interest rate shock, profit shock, General, General, General

The paper uses both macro- and micro-level data to assess how has the financial health of the Irish non-financial corporate (NFC) sector changed in the post financial crisis period. The analysis suggests that vulne...

Economic Policy Uncertainty in Turkey

Economic Policy Uncertainty in Turkey »

Source: Economic Policy Uncertainty in Turkey

Volume/Issue: 2018/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): La-Bhus Fah Jirasavetakul , and Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484387740

Keywords: Turkey, Europe, Policy uncertainty, economic uncertainty, firm-level, sector-level, investment decisions, employment growth, leverage strategies, diff-in-diff estimation

Uncertainty over economic policy plays a key role in economic outcomes. But evidence and quantification for emerging markets are elusive because of measurement and reverse causality issues. In this paper, we constr...

Where Does Multinational Investment Go with Territorial Taxation? Evidence from the UK

Where Does Multinational Investment Go with Territorial Taxation? Evidence from the UK »

Source: Where Does Multinational Investment Go with Territorial Taxation? Evidence from the UK

Volume/Issue: 2018/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Li Liu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484337493

Keywords: Europe, Foreign direct investment, United Kingdom, corporate tax policy, multinational firms, Business Taxes and Subsidies, General

In 2009, the United Kingdom changed from a worldwide to a territorial tax system, abolishing dividend taxes on foreign repatriation from many low-tax countries. This paper assesses the causal effect of territorial...

Collective Bargaining Through the Magnifying Glass

Collective Bargaining Through the Magnifying Glass »

Source: Collective Bargaining Through the Magnifying Glass : A Comparison Between the Netherlands and Portugal

Volume/Issue: 2017/275

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Hijzen , Pedro Martins , and Jante Parlevliet

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484332986

Keywords: Netherlands, Portugal, Employment, Europe, Industrial relations, social dialogue, General, Comparative Studies of Particular Economies

Since the global financial crisis, sector-level bargaining has come under renewed scrutiny. While in Southern Europe, the crisis raised concerns about the role of collective bargaining as an obstacle to labor marke...

An Index for Transparency for Inflation-Targeting Central Banks: Application to the Czech National Bank

An Index for Transparency for Inflation-Targeting Central Banks: Application to the Czech National Bank »

Source: An Index for Transparency for Inflation-Targeting Central Banks: Application to the Czech National Bank

Volume/Issue: 2018/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rania Al-Mashat , Ales Bulir , N. Nergiz Dinçer , Tibor Hlédik , Tomás Holub , Asya Kostanyan , Douglas Laxton , Armen Nurbekyan , Rafael Portillo , and Hou Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484374832

Keywords: Central banks, Czech Republic, Europe, Inflation targeting, Monetary policy, Transparency, General

This paper develops a new central bank transparency index for inflation-targeting central banks (CBT-IT index). It applies the CBT-IT index to the Czech National Bank (CNB), one of the most transparent inflation-ta...

Reforming Fiscal Governance in the European Union

Reforming Fiscal Governance in the European Union »

Source: Reforming Fiscal Governance in the European Union

Volume/Issue: 2015/9

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Michal Andrle , John Bluedorn , Luc Eyraud , Tidiane Kinda , Petya Koeva Brooks , Gerd Schwartz , and Anke Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 May 2015

ISBN: 9781498338288

Keywords: Fiscal reforms, Euro Area, European Economic and Monetary Union, Fiscal rules, Fiscal policy, Fiscal Governance, European Economic, Monetary Union, debt, expenditure

Successive reforms have brought many positive elements to the European Union's fiscal framework. But they have also increased its complexity. The current system involves an intricate set of fiscal constraints, whic...

Counting the Oil Money and the Elderly: Norway's Public Sector Balance Sheet

Counting the Oil Money and the Elderly: Norway's Public Sector Balance Sheet »

Source: Counting the Oil Money and the Elderly: Norway's Public Sector Balance Sheet

Volume/Issue: 2018/190

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ezequiel Cabezon , and Christian Henn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484370117

Keywords: Europe, Norway, Public Sector Balance Sheet, Intertemporal Fiscal Balances, Debt Sustainability, General, Social Security and Public Pensions, General, Governmental Loans and Credits, Norway

Based on a permanent income analysis, Gagnon (2018) has prominently suggested that Norway has saved too much, thereby free-riding on the rest of the world for demand. Our public sector balance sheet analysis comes...

Fiscal Federalism and Regional Performance*

Fiscal Federalism and Regional Performance* »

Source: Fiscal Federalism and Regional Performance

Volume/Issue: 2017/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabriel Di Bella , Oksana Dynnikova , and Francesco Grigoli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484330166

Keywords: Europe, Russian Federation, Convergence, federalism, regional policies, Russia, transfers, General, State and Local Taxation, Subsidies

Sound regional policies are essential for balanced and sustained economic growth. The interaction of federal and regional policies with cross-regional structural differences affect human and physical capital format...

Brexit Referendum and Business Investment in the UK

Brexit Referendum and Business Investment in the UK »

Source: Brexit Referendum and Business Investment in the UK

Volume/Issue: 2018/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lucyna Gornicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484382011

Keywords: Europe, United Kingdom, Brexit referendum, firm investment, uncertainty, trade costs, General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade

In this paper I apply firm-level analysis to examine how the Brexit process has affected business investment in the UK. An interaction term of potential trade costs after exiting the EU and a measure of firms' part...

Fear Thy Neighbor: Spillovers from Economic Policy Uncertainty*

Fear Thy Neighbor: Spillovers from Economic Policy Uncertainty* »

Source: Fear Thy Neighbor: Spillovers from Economic Policy Uncertainty

Volume/Issue: 2017/240

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nina Biljanovska , Francesco Grigoli , and Martina Hengge

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484325032

Keywords: Private consumption, Private investment, Europe, China, United States, Economic policy uncertainty, spillover, General, International Policy Coordination and Transmission

High levels of economic policy uncertainty in various parts of the world revamped the de- bate about its impact on economic activity. With increasingly stronger economic, financial, and political ties among countri...