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Malta: Selected Issues

Malta: Selected Issues »

Source: Malta

Volume/Issue: 2016/21

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2016

ISBN: 9781498367578

Keywords: labor, labor market, labor force, employment, unemployment, Malta, Europe

This Selected Issues paper uses a multivariate filter approach to reassess potential output for Malta, given national account data revisions and the ongoing labor market changes. The analysis reveals that the impac...

Malta: Selected Issues

Malta: Selected Issues »

Source: Malta

Volume/Issue: 2016/21

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2016

ISBN: 9781498367578

Keywords: labor, labor market, labor force, employment, unemployment, Malta, Europe

This Selected Issues paper uses a multivariate filter approach to reassess potential output for Malta, given national account data revisions and the ongoing labor market changes. The analysis reveals that the impac...

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...

EMU Challenges European Labor Markets

EMU Challenges European Labor Markets »

Source: EMU Challenges European Labor Markets

Volume/Issue: 1999/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christiane Krieger-Boden , Dirk Dohse , and Rüdiger Soltwedel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451855265

Keywords: European monetary union, regional labor markets, adjustment to shocks, unemployment, labor market, labor markets, employment, regional unemployment

This paper discusses the challenges that European Monetary Union (EMU) poses for European labor markets, emphasizing in particular the regional dimension of the European unemployment problem. The authors argue that...

Real Wage Rigidities, Fiscal Policy, and the Stability of EMU in the Transition Phase

Real Wage Rigidities, Fiscal Policy, and the Stability of EMU in the Transition Phase »

Source: Real Wage Rigidities, Fiscal Policy, and the Stability of EMU in the Transition Phase

Volume/Issue: 1999/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Thode , Norbert Berthold , and Rainer Fehn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1999

ISBN: 9781451850529

Keywords: European Monetary Union, real wage rigidity, unemployment, labor market reforms, asymmetric shocks, wage, unemployment rate, rising unemployment

EMU started with eleven member countries as scheduled on January 1, 1999. The paper shows that the primacy of politics over economics in this decision could have serious consequences concerning the stability of EMU...

Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria

Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria »

Source: Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria : Restarting the Convergence Engine

Volume/Issue: 2012/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cyril Pouvelle , and Pritha Mitra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503678

Keywords: Cross-Country Convergence, labor productivity, job creation, labor market, Productivity Growth and Structural Reform in Bulgaria: Restarting the Convergence Engine, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

Labor productivity levels in Bulgaria lag well behind that in the EU, weighing on the convergence process. Stronger productivity growth would allow Bulgaria to close the income gap with the EU average more quickly...

Lessons from Successful Labor Market Reformers in Europe

Lessons from Successful Labor Market Reformers in Europe »

Source: Lessons from Successful Labor Market Reformers in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2007/1

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Anthony Annett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451975352

Keywords: Fiscal adjustment, Europe, Employment, Labor supply, Labor market reforms, Political economy, Wage moderation, Wage bargaining, Tax reductions, labor market

Welfare states can be reformed successfully, and popular support for reforms can be maintained. But this requires an internally consistent package of labor market, fiscal, and product market reforms, including some...

Lifting Euro Area Growth

Lifting Euro Area Growth »

Source: Lifting Euro Area Growth : Priorities for Structural Reforms and Governance

Volume/Issue: 2010/19

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Luc Everaert , and Céline Allard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 November 2010

ISBN: 9781462302109

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Euro Area, Europe, Financial sector, Political economy, Services sector, Labor markets, Labor market reforms, Governance

To live up to its growth potential and secure its inclusive social model, the euro area must make better use of its available labor. In the aftermath of the crisis, boosting growth is essential to prevent unemploym...

How Do Fiscal and Labor Policies in France Affect Inequality?

How Do Fiscal and Labor Policies in France Affect Inequality? »

Source: How Do Fiscal and Labor Policies in France Affect Inequality?

Volume/Issue: 2016/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raphael Espinoza , and Esther Perez Ruiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 February 2016

ISBN: 9781513515960

Keywords: redistribution, market income inequality, labor market policies, fiscal policies, labor, unemployment, minimum wage, workers, income distribution, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

This paper explores the impact of fiscal and labor market policies on efficiency, inequality, and fiscal outcomes in France. We extend the general equilibrium model calibrated for France by Alla and others (2015),...

Deconstructing Job Creation

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451853193.001

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...