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Structural Reforms and Macroeconomic Performance - Initial Considerations for the Fund

Structural Reforms and Macroeconomic Performance - Initial Considerations for the Fund »

Source: Structural Reforms and Macroeconomic Performance - Initial Considerations for the Fund

Volume/Issue: 2015/065

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2015

ISBN: 9781498344111

Keywords: Fiscal sector, Real sector, Economic conditions, Economic integration, Regional economics, country group, AMs, structural reform, macroeconomic performance, TFP

Structural policies have become a prominent feature of today's macroeconomic policy discussion. For many countries, lackluster economic growth and high unemployment cloud the outlook. With fewer traditional policy...

Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa*

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Source: Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2018/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Melina , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484344880

Keywords: Supply and demand, Financial statistics, National income, Financial crises, Business cycles, macroeconomic fluctuations, low income countries, developing economies, comparative studies of countries, SSA

We compare business cycle fluctuations in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries vis-à-vis the rest of the world. Our main results are as follows: (i) African economies stand out by their macroeconomic volatility, whi...

Nonlinearity Between the Shadow Economy and Level of Development*

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Source: Nonlinearity Between the Shadow Economy and Level of Development

Volume/Issue: 2019/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dong Frank Wu , and Friedrich Schneider

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484399613

Keywords: Shadow economy, National income, Social safety nets, Labor market flexibility, Economic growth, institutional factor, non-institutional, regression, long-run, country group

This paper is the first attempt to directly explore the long-run nonlinear relationship between the shadow economy and level of development. Using a dataset of 158 countries over the period from 1996 to 2015, our r...

Improving Public Investment Efficiency in the G-20

Improving Public Investment Efficiency in the G-20 »

Source: Improving Public Investment Efficiency in the G-20

Volume/Issue: 2015/004

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2015

ISBN: 9781498344258

Keywords: Asset management, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Group of Twenty, Infrastructure, Public investment, Public sector investments, Public investments, Economic growth, Economic recovery

Through the provision of both social and economic infrastructure, public investment can serve as an important catalyst for economic growth. A significant body of theoretical and empirical research underscores the p...

Staff Note for the G-20-A Guiding Framework for Structural Reforms

Staff Note for the G-20-A Guiding Framework for Structural Reforms »

Source: Staff Note for the G-20-A Guiding Framework for Structural Reforms

Volume/Issue: 2016/001

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 January 2016

ISBN: 9781498345798

Keywords: Demand, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Group of Twenty, Monetary policy, Supply and demand, Development, Total factor productivity

This note responds to a request from the G20 for IMF assistance in helping develop priorities and guiding principles for structural reforms. Structural reforms have long been a central element of the G20's strategy...

The Macroeconomics of Scaling-up Aid

The Macroeconomics of Scaling-up Aid »

Source: The Macroeconomics of Scaling-up Aid : the Cases of Benin, Niger, and Togo

Volume/Issue: 2008/059

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2008

ISBN: 9781498334112

Keywords: Absorptive capacity, Aid flows, Development assistance, Economic conditions, Exchange rates, Group of eight, Inflation, Millennium Development Goals, Economic reforms, Heavily indebted poor countries

In September 2007, the UN Secretary General launched the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Africa Steering and Working Groups. The Steering Group brings together the leaders of multilateral institutions to identif...

Structural Reforms and Macroeconomic Performance - Initial Considerations for the Fund

Structural Reforms and Macroeconomic Performance - Initial Considerations for the Fund »

Volume/Issue: 2015/065

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498344111.007

ISBN: 9781498344111

Keywords: Fiscal sector, Real sector, Economic conditions, Economic integration, Regional economics, country group, AMs, structural reform, macroeconomic performance, TFP

Structural policies have become a prominent feature of today's macroeconomic policy discussion. For many countries, lackluster economic growth and high unemployment cloud the outlook. With fewer traditional policy...

Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2018/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Melina , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484344880.001

ISBN: 9781484344880

Keywords: Supply and demand, Financial statistics, National income, Financial crises, Business cycles, macroeconomic fluctuations, low income countries, developing economies, comparative studies of countries, SSA

We compare business cycle fluctuations in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries vis-à-vis the rest of the world. Our main results are as follows: (i) African economies stand out by their macroeconomic volatility, whi...

Nonlinearity Between the Shadow Economy and Level of Development

Nonlinearity Between the Shadow Economy and Level of Development »

Volume/Issue: 2019/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dong Frank Wu , and Friedrich Schneider

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484399613.001

ISBN: 9781484399613

Keywords: Shadow economy, National income, Social safety nets, Labor market flexibility, Economic growth, institutional factor, non-institutional, regression, long-run, country group

This paper is the first attempt to directly explore the long-run nonlinear relationship between the shadow economy and level of development. Using a dataset of 158 countries over the period from 1996 to 2015, our r...

Improving Public Investment Efficiency in the G-20

Improving Public Investment Efficiency in the G-20 »

Volume/Issue: 2015/004

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498344258.007

ISBN: 9781498344258

Keywords: Asset management, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Group of Twenty, Infrastructure, Public investment, Public sector investments, Public investments, Economic growth, Economic recovery

Through the provision of both social and economic infrastructure, public investment can serve as an important catalyst for economic growth. A significant body of theoretical and empirical research underscores the p...