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Technology Diffusion, Services, and Endogenous Growth in Europe. is the Lisbon Strategy Useful?

Technology Diffusion, Services, and Endogenous Growth in Europe. is the Lisbon Strategy Useful? »

Source: Technology Diffusion, Services, and Endogenous Growth in Europe. is the Lisbon Strategy Useful?

Volume/Issue: 2005/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

ISBN: 9781451861228

Keywords: manufacturing and services, technology diffusion, human capital, business services, trade in services, European growth,

We explore the role of business services in knowledge accumulation and growth and the determinants of knowledge diffusion including the role of distance. A continuous-time model is estimated on several European cou...

Identifying the Common Component in International Economic Fluctuations

Identifying the Common Component in International Economic Fluctuations »

Source: Identifying the Common Component in International Economic Fluctuations : A New Approach

Volume/Issue: 1999/154

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robin Lumsdaine , and Eswar Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

ISBN: 9781451857214

Keywords: Economic Fluctuations, International and European Business Cycles, Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticty, common, correlations, statistics, correlation, statistic

This paper develops an aggregation procedure using time-varying weights for constructing the common component of international economic fluctuations. The methodology for deriving time-varying weights is based on so...

Deconstructing Job Creation

Deconstructing Job Creation »

Source: Deconstructing Job Creation

Volume/Issue: 1999/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pietro Garibaldi , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1999

ISBN: 9781451853193

Keywords: job creation, European unemployment, firing costs, employment, jobs, unemployment, employment growth

This paper studies net employment growth across 21 OECD economies in 1980-97, focusing on experiences within the European Union. It finds that sectoral effects can only partially account for differences in job crea...

The Design of EMU

The Design of EMU »

Source: The Design of EMU

Volume/Issue: 1997/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Begg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1997

ISBN: 9781451852233

Keywords: European Monetary Union, credibility, asymmetric shocks, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, price stability, monetary union

Pursuit of price stability may, but need not, exacerbate output fluctuations. This paper discusses the monetary strategy of the European Central Bank, the intermediate targets that this should entail, and implicati...

Risks of Stagnation in the Euro Area

Risks of Stagnation in the Euro Area »

Source: Risks of Stagnation in the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2016/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Huidan Lin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513586175

Keywords: Potential growth, Deleveraging, Downside scenario, debt, investment, unemployment, inflation, Forecasting and Other Model Applications,, Europe, Euro Area

This paper discusses the risks of stagnation over the medium term in the euro area. It examines the consequences of longer-term growth trends that predate the crisis and the progress made in addressing the crisis l...

Building a Better Union

Building a Better Union »

Source: Building a Better Union : Incentivizing Structural Reforms in the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2015/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Angana Banerji , Bergljot Barkbu , James John , Tidiane Kinda , Sergejs Saksonovs , Hanni Schoelermann , and Tao Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513517087

Keywords: Structural reform, European economic governance, governance, states, member states, legislation, fiscal, Planning, Coordination, and Reform

The momentum for structural reforms is waning in the euro area at a time when even faster progress is needed to boost productivity and growth, achieve real economic convergence, and improve the resilience of the mo...

Productivity in the OECD Countries

Productivity in the OECD Countries »

Source: Productivity in the OECD Countries : A Critical Appraisal of the Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2001/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): César Calderón

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2001

ISBN: 9781451851281

Keywords: total factor productivity (TFP), cross-country productivity differentials, tfp, r &;amp; d, total factor productivity, growth rates, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

The failure of the neoclassical growth model to account for differences in output per worker across countries has suggested that these differences should be driven by cross-country differences in total factor produ...

Common and Idiosyncratic Components in Real Output

Common and Idiosyncratic Components in Real Output »

Source: Common and Idiosyncratic Components in Real Output : Further International Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2002/229

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francisco Nadal De Simone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875485

Keywords: common, European and idiosyncratic components, state-space Models, statistics, correlation, time series, statistic, Model Construction and Estimation, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

This paper uses the classical (level) definition of business cycles to analyze the characteristics-duration, amplitude, steepness, and cumulative output movements-of the real GDP series of France, Germany, Italy, t...

Exchange Rate Regimes in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Exchange Rate Regimes in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe »

Source: Exchange Rate Regimes in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe : A Euro Bloc and a Dollar Bloc?

Volume/Issue: 2017/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475590951

Keywords: Foreign exchange, United States, Western Hemisphere, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe; exchange rate regimes; fixed versus floating; de jure versus de facto, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, exchange rate regimes, fixed versus floating, de jure versus de facto, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions

There are 13 countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) with floating exchange rate regimes, de jure. This paper uses the framework pioneered by Frankel and Wei (1994) and extended in Frankel and...

A Strategy for Resolving Europe’s Problem Loans

A Strategy for Resolving Europe’s Problem Loans »

Source: A Strategy for Resolving Europe's Problem Loans

Volume/Issue: 2015/19

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , Wolfgang Bergthaler , Jose Garrido , Anna Ilyina , Andreas Jobst , Kenneth Kang , Dmitriy Kovtun , Yan Liu , Dermot Monaghan , and Marina Moretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513591278

Keywords: Bank resolution, Banks, Debt restructuring, Europe, Non-performing loans, Corporate debt, Nonperforming loans, NPL resolution, credit growth, debt

Europe's banking system is weighed down by high levels of non-performing loans (NPLs), which are holding down credit growth and economic activity. This discussion note uses a new survey of European country authorit...