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International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2017
			: Promoting Inclusive Growth

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2017 : Promoting Inclusive Growth »

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 October 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475563252.011

ISBN: 9781475563252

Keywords: Poverty and inequality, Income inequality, Productivity, Debt management, Commodities, Energy, Gender, trade, growth, inclusive growth

During the past financial year, the IMF's 189 member countries faced a number of pressing challenges. IMF work on these challenges - slower trade, declining productivity, gender inequality, inclusive growth, and de...

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2019
			: Our Connected World

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2019 : Our Connected World »

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498321563.011

ISBN: 9781498321563

Keywords: Foreign trade, Commodities, Corruption, Debt management, Financial safety nets, Productivity, Sustainable development, Gender, Income inequality, Poverty and inequality

This issue of Annual Report discusses that the global economy is at a delicate moment. The expansion of early 2018 has lost momentum, in large part in response to rising trade tensions. There are threats from risin...

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2018
			: Building a Shared Future

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2018 : Building a Shared Future »

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484373453.011

ISBN: 9781484373453

Keywords: Commodities, Corruption, Debt management, Financial safety nets, Productivity, Sustainable development, Gender, Income inequality, Poverty and inequality, Environmentally sustainable development

The past year was one of growing economic anxiety tied to skepticism about both economic integration and an international approach to economic policy making. To help make globalization work for all, the IMF focused...

Regionalism or Multilateralism? A Political Economy Choice1

Regionalism or Multilateralism? A Political Economy Choice1 »

Source: Regionalism or Multilateralism? A Political Economy Choice

Volume/Issue: 2008/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giorgia Albertin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869279

Keywords: Regional Trade Agreement, Multilateral Trade Agreement, Lobbying, regional trade, trade agreement, free trade, free trade agreement,

This paper provides a political economy analysis of the incentives underpinning a country's decision to enter a regional trade agreement when a multilateral free trade agreement is available, and of how entering a...

One Money, One Market-A Revised Benchmark

One Money, One Market-A Revised Benchmark »

Source: One Money, One Market-A Revised Benchmark

Volume/Issue: 2009/186

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Henn , and Theo Eicher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873337

Keywords: Preferencial Trade Agreements, Gravity Equation, Multilateral Resistance, trade effects, equation, trade effect, trade agreements,

The introduction of the euro generated substantial interest in measuring the impact of currency unions (CUs) on trade flows. Rose's (2000) initial estimates suggested a tripling of trade and created a literature in...

Group of Twenty - Reinvigorating Trade to Support Growth

Group of Twenty - Reinvigorating Trade to Support Growth »

Source: Group of Twenty - Reinvigorating Trade to Support Growth : A Path Forward

Volume/Issue: 2016/029

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2016

ISBN: 9781498345651

Keywords: Trade policy, International trade agreements, Trading systems, Economic growth, Technology transfer, RTAs, WTO member, regional agreement, WTO, multilateral negotiation

Reinvigorating trade integration should be a key component of the global policy agenda to boost growth. Trade policy's new frontiers such as services, regulatory cooperation, and trade and investment complementarit...

Group of Twenty - Reinvigorating Trade to Support Growth

Group of Twenty - Reinvigorating Trade to Support Growth »

Source: Group of Twenty - Reinvigorating Trade to Support Growth : A Path Forward

Volume/Issue: 2016/029

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2016

ISBN: 9781498345651

Keywords: Trade policy, International trade agreements, Trading systems, Economic growth, Technology transfer, RTAs, WTO member, regional agreement, WTO, multilateral negotiation

Reinvigorating trade integration should be a key component of the global policy agenda to boost growth. Trade policy's new frontiers such as services, regulatory cooperation, and trade and investment complementarit...

In Search of WTO Trade Effects

In Search of WTO Trade Effects »

Source: In Search of WTO Trade Effects : Preferential Trade Agreements Promote Trade Strongly, But Unevenly

Volume/Issue: 2009/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Theo Eicher , and Christian Henn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2009

ISBN: 9781451871784

Keywords: Preferential Trade Agreements, Multilateral Resistance, Country-Pair Fixed Effects, Omitted Variable Bias, trade creation, trade effects, trade agreements, trade flows, equation,

The literature measuring the impact of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTA) and WTO membership on trade flows has produced remarkably diverse results. Rose's (2004) seminal paper reports a range of specifications th...

IMF Executive Board Reviews the Role of Trade in the Fund’s Work

IMF Executive Board Reviews the Role of Trade in the Fund’s Work »

Source: Review of the Role of Trade in the Work of the Fund

Volume/Issue: 2015/011

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498344876

Keywords: Bilateral surveillance, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Fund role, International trade, Low-income developing countries, Multilateral surveillance, Trade integration, Trade liberalization, Trade policy

This review follows the Board-endorsed recommendation by the IEO in 2009 to have an assessment of the Fund's work on trade every five years. In addition to reviewing past work, this paper discusses key issues going...

Review of the Role of Trade in the Work of the Fund

Review of the Role of Trade in the Work of the Fund »

Source: Review of the Role of Trade in the Work of the Fund

Volume/Issue: 2015/011

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498344876

Keywords: Bilateral surveillance, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Fund role, International trade, Low-income developing countries, Multilateral surveillance, Trade integration, Trade liberalization, Trade policy

This review follows the Board-endorsed recommendation by the IEO in 2009 to have an assessment of the Fund's work on trade every five years. In addition to reviewing past work, this paper discusses key issues going...