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Spillovers to Central America in Light of the Crisis

Spillovers to Central America in Light of the Crisis »

Source: Spillovers to Central America in Light of the Crisis : What a Difference a Year Makes

Volume/Issue: 2010/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Swiston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451962765

Keywords: real gdp, gdp growth, business cycle, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

This paper investigates Central America's external linkages over the last fifteen years of increased integration in light of the 2008-09 global recession. Using structural VAR models, it is found that a one percent...

The Impact of U.S. Economic Growthon the Rest of the World

The Impact of U.S. Economic Growthon the Rest of the World »

Source: The Impact of U.S. Economic Growthon the Rest of the World : How Much Does it Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2001/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Athanasios Vamvakidis , and Vivek Arora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451854176

Keywords: gdp per capita, trading partner, trading partners, net exports, real gdp, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance,

This paper provides a quantitative assessment of the impact of economic growth in the United States on growth in other countries. Using panel data estimation, the paper finds a significant positive impact of U.S. g...

Estimating Indexes of Coincident and Leading Indicators

Estimating Indexes of Coincident and Leading Indicators »

Source: Estimating Indexes of Coincident and Leading Indicators : An Application to Jordan

Volume/Issue: 2003/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , and Tahsin Saadi-Sedik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451858440

Keywords: coincident indicators, economic activity, business cycles, business cycle, growth rate, time series, statistics, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: Forecasting and Simulation

The analysis of coincident and leading indicators can help policymakers gauge the short-term direction of economic activity. While such analysis is well established in advanced economies, it has received relatively...

How Different Is the Cyclical Behavior of Home Production Across Countries?

How Different Is the Cyclical Behavior of Home Production Across Countries? »

Source: How Different Is the Cyclical Behavior of Home Production Across Countries?

Volume/Issue: 2006/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ayhan Kose , and William Blankenau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863062

Keywords: home (non-market), general equilibrium, business cycle, correlations, correlation, time series, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General, Time Allocation and Labor Supply,

This paper studies stylized business cycle properties of household production in four industrialized countries (Canada, the United States, Germany, and Japan). We employ a dynamic small open economy business cycle...

Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending1

Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending1 »

Source: Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending

Volume/Issue: 2003/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451843149

Keywords: capital deepening, gini coefficient, dependent variable, statistics, unequal societies, social security, Welfare and Poverty: General, National Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

The paper examines empirically the question of whether more unequal societies spend more on income redistribution than their more egalitarian counterparts. Theoretical arguments on this issue are inconclusive. The...

Are they All in the Same Boat? the 2000-2001 Growth Slowdown and the G-7 Business Cycle Linkages

Are they All in the Same Boat? the 2000-2001 Growth Slowdown and the G-7 Business Cycle Linkages »

Source: Are they All in the Same Boat? the 2000-2001 Growth Slowdown and the G-7 Business Cycle Linkages

Volume/Issue: 2003/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Helbling , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451846577

Keywords: International Business Cycles, Dynamic Factor Models, business cycle, correlation, statistics, growth cycles, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper reviews the international business cycle among Group of Seven (G-7) countries since 1973 from two angles. An examination of business cycle synchronization among these countries using simple descriptive s...

Regional Impact of Cote D'Ivoire'S Sociopolitical Crisis

Regional Impact of Cote D'Ivoire'S Sociopolitical Crisis »

Source: Regional Impact of Cote D'Ivoire'S Sociopolitical Crisis : An Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2003/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dorothy Engmann , Ousmane Dore , and Benoít Anne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451850772

Keywords: Contagion, Regressions, neighboring countries, gdp growth, real gdp, terms of trade, History of Thought: Macroeconomics, General Aggregative Models: Neoclassical, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

This paper evaluates the impact of the sociopolitical crisis in Côte d'Ivoire on the economies of its neighbors. Using a nonsubjective weighted index of regional instability in cross-country time-series regressions...

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances »

Source: Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances : How Do Migrant Workers Respond to Cyclical Movements of GDP At Home?

Volume/Issue: 2006/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serdar Sayan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863123

Keywords: workers&;amp;#x2019; remittances, consumption vs. investment motive, remittances, remittance, remittance receipts, real gdp, migrant, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Other,

Workers' remittances are often argued to have a tendency to move countercyclically with the GDP in recipient countries since migrant workers are expected to remit more during down cycles of economic activity back h...

Business Cycles in Emerging Markets

Business Cycles in Emerging Markets »

Source: Business Cycles in Emerging Markets : The Role of Durable Goods and Financial Frictions

Volume/Issue: 2011/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455259380

Keywords: real business cycles, durables, financial frictions, business cycles, total consumption, interest rates, business cycle, elasticity of substitution, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper examines how durable goods and financial frictions shape the business cycle of a small open economy subject to shocks to trend and transitory shocks. In the data, nondurable consumption is not as volatil...

Recursive Utility, Endogenous Growth, and the Welfare Cost of Volatility1

Recursive Utility, Endogenous Growth, and the Welfare Cost of Volatility1 »

Source: Recursive Utility, Endogenous Growth, and the Welfare Cost of Volatility

Volume/Issue: 2001/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aude Pommeret , and Anne Epaulard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451842180

Keywords: Welfare Cost of Fluctuations, Recursive Utility, Endogenous Growth, Risk, elasticity of substitution, growth rate, business cycles, growth model, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

This paper proposes a measure of the welfare cost of volatitliy derived from an endogenous growth model (AK) under uncertainty extended to the case of a recursive utility function which disentangles risk aversion f...