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Economic Stabilization and Growth in Portugal

Economic Stabilization and Growth in Portugal »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Hans Schmitt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1981

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750617.084

ISBN: 9781557750617

Keywords: Economic growth, balance of payments, domestic credit, wages, credit expansion, domestic credit expansion

This paper reviews economic stabilization and growth in Portugal during the 1970s. Following a decade of rapid growth with external equilibrium, the Portuguese economy in the early 1970s suffered a series of major...

The Economic Impact of IMF-Supported Programs in Low-Income Countries

The Economic Impact of IMF-Supported Programs in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Yasemin Bal-Gunduz , Christian Ebeke , Burcu Hacibedel , Linda Kaltani , Vera Kehayova , Chris Lane , Christian Mumssen , Nkunde Mwase , and Joseph Thornton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484394717.084

ISBN: 9781484394717

Keywords: Economic growth, Emergency financing mechanism, Extended Credit Facility, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Low-income developing countries, balance of payments, debt relief, current account, external shocks, current account balance

This paper aims to assess the economic impact of the IMF’s support through its facilities for low-income countries. It relies on two complementary econometric analyses: the first investigates the longer-term...

The Financial Sector
			: Redefining a Broader Sense of Purpose

The Financial Sector : Redefining a Broader Sense of Purpose »

Series: IMF Speeches

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498301978.076

ISBN: 9781498301978

Keywords: Financial sector reform, Financial sector, Technological innovation, Inclusive growth, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Ethics, Bank regulations, International financial markets, Financial crises, Credit

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde delivered this address at Guildhall as part of the World Traders' Tacitus Lecture series in London on February 28, 2019....

Credit Supply and Productivity Growth

Credit Supply and Productivity Growth »

Source: Credit Supply and Productivity Growth

Volume/Issue: 2019/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Manaresi , and Nicola Pierri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498315258

Keywords: Total factor productivity, Credit risk, Credit, Credit demand, Credit expansion, Credit Supply, Productivity, Export, Management, IT adoption

We study the impact of bank credit on firm productivity. We exploit a matched firm-bank database covering all the credit relationships of Italian corporations, together with a natural experiment, to measure idiosyn...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Economic Stabilization and Growth in Portugal

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Hans Schmitt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1981

ISBN: 9781557750617

Keywords: Economic growth, balance of payments, domestic credit, wages, credit expansion, domestic credit expansion

Following a decade of rapid growth with external equilibrium the Portuguese economy in the early 1970s suffered a series of major shocks. Even before the Revolution of April 1974 the increase in world petrol...

II Economic Background

II Economic Background »

Source: Economic Stabilization and Growth in Portugal

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Hans Schmitt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1981

ISBN: 9781557750617

Keywords: Economic growth, balance of payments, domestic credit, wages, credit expansion, domestic credit expansion

Beginning in 1974 Portugal’s balance of payments, which had traditionally been in surplus, moved into substantial deficit. An external current account surplus equivalent to 3 per cent of gross domestic produ...

III Issues and Actions

III Issues and Actions »

Source: Economic Stabilization and Growth in Portugal

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Hans Schmitt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1981

ISBN: 9781557750617

Keywords: Economic growth, balance of payments, domestic credit, wages, credit expansion, domestic credit expansion

In March 1977 Portugal applied for full membership in the European Community. The prospect of full membership by 1983 raised the premium on Portugal’s capacity to sustain high rates of growth in an open econ...

IV Economic Outturn

IV Economic Outturn »

Source: Economic Stabilization and Growth in Portugal

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Hans Schmitt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1981

ISBN: 9781557750617

Keywords: Economic growth, balance of payments, domestic credit, wages, credit expansion, domestic credit expansion

The recovery of the Portuguese balance of payments, once the stabilization program was fully in place, turned out to be as rapid as its previous deterioration had been. An external deficit on current account...

V Conclusion

V Conclusion »

Source: Economic Stabilization and Growth in Portugal

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Hans Schmitt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1981

ISBN: 9781557750617

Keywords: Economic growth, balance of payments, domestic credit, wages, credit expansion, domestic credit expansion

The Portuguese balance of payments, after recording substantial deficits for a number of years, swung back into surplus with the implementation of a comprehensive stabilization program in 1978. The program i...

Malawi: Selected Issues

Malawi: Selected Issues »

Source: Malawi : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484354513

Keywords: Government expenditures, Health care spending, Education spending, Economic growth, Credit, Private sector, Selected issues, Malawi

This Selected Issues paper benchmarks Malawi's public spending and identifies areas in which there is scope to improve expenditure efficiency. Malawi performs poorly in health and education spending efficiency. Spe...