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World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019
			: Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

World Economic Outlook, April 2019 : Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery »

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2019

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498313452.081

ISBN: 9781498313452

Keywords: Spillovers, Negative spillovers, Positive spillovers, External spillovers, Balance of trade, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, International trade, International trade agreements, Trade, Trade policy

After strong growth in 2017 and early 2018, global economic activity slowed notably in the second half of last year, reflecting a confluence of factors affecting major economies. China's growth declined following a...

World Economic Outlook, April 2019
			: Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

World Economic Outlook, April 2019 : Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery »

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504682.081

ISBN: 9781484397480

Keywords: Spillovers, Negative spillovers, Positive spillovers, External spillovers, Balance of trade, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, International trade, International trade agreements, Trade, Trade policy

After strong growth in 2017 and early 2018, global economic activity slowed notably in the second half of last year, reflecting a confluence of factors affecting major economies. China's growth declined following a...

The Size of Government and U.S.-European Differences in Economic Performance

The Size of Government and U.S.-European Differences in Economic Performance »

Source: The Size of Government and U.S.-European Differences in Economic Performance

Volume/Issue: 2009/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gerwin Bell , and Norikazu Tawara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872392

Keywords: Macroeconomics, labor supply, labor market, unemployment, employment, labor market policies,

An influential strand of recent research has claimed that large governments in European countries explain their weaker long-term economic performance compared to the U.S. On the other hand, despite these alleged co...

Recent U.S. Labor Force Dynamics

Recent U.S. Labor Force Dynamics »

Source: Recent U.S. Labor Force Dynamics : Reversible or not?

Volume/Issue: 2015/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ravi Balakrishnan , Mai Dao , Juan Sole , and Jeremy Zook

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2015

ISBN: 9781484315620

Keywords: employment gap, macro-economic policy, labor, employment, labor force, labor market, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Labor Force and Employment

The U.S. labor force participation rate (LFPR) fell dramatically following the Great Recession and has yet to start recovering. A key question is how much of the post-2007 decline is reversible, something which is...

Real Wage, Labor Productivity, and Employment Trends in South Africa

Real Wage, Labor Productivity, and Employment Trends in South Africa »

Source: Real Wage, Labor Productivity, and Employment Trends in South Africa : A Closer Look

Volume/Issue: 2012/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nir Klein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475502824

Keywords: Real wage, wage, informal employment, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: General,

The paper looks at the dynamics of employment in South Africa and examines the factors that contributed to the job-shedding observed during the recent financial crisis. The paper finds that the rapid growth of the...

Returns to Human Capital and Investment in New Technology

Returns to Human Capital and Investment in New Technology »

Source: Returns to Human Capital and Investment in New Technology

Volume/Issue: 2001/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodolfo Luzio , Steven Dunaway , and Martin Kaufman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855494

Keywords: New technology, wage premium, income redistribution policies, wage, skilled workers, output growth, skilled labor, Econometric Modeling: General, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

This paper presents a simple framework that illustrates the link between skill-based wage differentiation and human capital acquisition given skill-biased technical progress. The analysis points to the economic cos...

Fostering Growth in Europe Now

Fostering Growth in Europe Now »

Source: Fostering Growth in Europe Now

Volume/Issue: 2012/7

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Bergljot Barkbu , Jesmin Rahman , and Rodrigo Valdes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504644

Keywords: Euro Area, Real effective exchange rates, Macroprudential Policy, Growth, unemployment, macroeconomic policy, structural reform, fiscal policy, labor market, employment

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Fiscal Consolidation in the Euro Area

Fiscal Consolidation in the Euro Area »

Source: Fiscal Consolidation in the Euro Area : How Much Can Structural Reforms Ease the Pain?

Volume/Issue: 2013/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Derek Anderson , Benjamin Hunt , and Stephen Snudden

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 October 2013

ISBN: 9781475573879

Keywords: General equlibrium models, Structural reforms, labor market, real wages, public debt, Forecasting and Simulation, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Institutions and Growth,

The IMF’s Global Integrated Monetary and Fiscal model (GIMF) is used to examine the scope for structural reforms in the euro area to offset the negative impact of fiscal consolidation required to put public...

The Elusive Quest for Inclusive Growth

The Elusive Quest for Inclusive Growth »

Source: The Elusive Quest for Inclusive Growth : Growth, Poverty, and Inequality in Asia

Volume/Issue: 2013/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ravi Balakrishnan , Chad Steinberg , and Murtaza Syed

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2013

ISBN: 9781475531169

Keywords: Inequality, Labor Market, pro-poor, gini, income distribution, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Government Policy and Regulation, General, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper assesses how pro-poor and inclusive Asia’s recent growth has been, and what factors have been driving these outcomes. It finds that while poverty has fallen across the region over the last two dec...

Can Policies Affect Employment Intensity of Growth? A Cross-Country Analysis•

Can Policies Affect Employment Intensity of Growth? A Cross-Country Analysis• »

Source: Can Policies Affect Employment Intensity of Growth? A Cross-Country Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2012/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , Ernesto Crivelli , and Joël Toujas-Bernate

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505689

Keywords: employment elasticities, structural policies, reforms, labor market, labor market policies, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment and Investment: Other, Mobility

The aim of this paper is to provide new estimates of employment-output elasticities and assess the effect of structural and macroeocnomic policies on the employment-intensity of growth. Using an unbalanced panel of...