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Labor Market Institutions and Unemployment Dynamics in Transition Economies

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Source: Labor Market Institutions and Unemployment Dynamics in Transition Economies

Volume/Issue: 1997/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pietro Garibaldi , and Zuzana Brixiova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1997

ISBN: 9781451930566

Keywords: Unemployment, Transition Economies, Matching Models, wage, minimum wage, wages, benefits

This paper studies interactions between labor market institutions and unemployment dynamics in transition economies. It presents a dynamic matching model in which state sector firms endogenously shed labor and priv...

Opening Up and Geographic Diversification of Trade in Transition Economies1

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Source: Opening Up and Geographic Diversification of Trade in Transition Economies

Volume/Issue: 1998/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Oleh Havrylyshyn , and Hassan Al-Atrash

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1998

ISBN: 9781451921267

Keywords: Trade diversification, trade openness, transition economies, transition countries, share of exports, reer

This paper looks at the progress in transition and the geographic diversification of trade, focusing on two issues--the degree of trade openness and trade integration--for a sample of countries in transition. It co...

Too Much of a Good Thing? Credit Booms in Transition Economies

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Source: Too Much of a Good Thing? Credit Booms in Transition Economies : The Cases of Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine

Volume/Issue: 2005/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christoph Duenwald , Nikolay Gueorguiev , and Andrea Schaechter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861471

Keywords: Credit boom, financial deepening, transition, banking, banking crises, banking sector, capital adequacy, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

Rapid credit growth in Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine has been driven by successful macroeconomic stabilization, robust growth, and capital inflows. While financial deepening is both expected and welcome, the recen...

Current Account Developments in New Member States of the European Union

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Source: Current Account Developments in New Member States of the European Union : Equilibrium, Excess, and EU-Phoria

Volume/Issue: 2008/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451869538

Keywords: Current account norm, macroeconomic balance approach, fdi, investment climate, transition economies, exchange rate regime

This paper analyzes current account (CA) developments in the following 10 new EU members states: Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. During the las...

Selected WTO Rules and Some Implications for Fund Policy Advice

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Source: Selected WTO Rules and Some Implications for Fund Policy Advice

Volume/Issue: 1996/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Buchs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1996

ISBN: 9781451921113

Keywords: export subsidies, export performance, trade-related investment, trade-related investment measures, transition economies

The paper surveys six WTO agreements selected on the basis of their potential relevance for Fund-supported programs, namely Customs Valuation, Subsidies, Safeguards, Antidumping, Trade-Related Investment Measures,...

Who is Still Haunted by the Specter of Communism? Explaining Relative Output Contractions Under Transition

Who is Still Haunted by the Specter of Communism? Explaining Relative Output Contractions Under Transition »

Source: Who is Still Haunted by the Specter of Communism? Explaining Relative Output Contractions Under Transition

Volume/Issue: 2005/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Katrin Elborgh-Woytek , and Julian Berengaut

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451860870

Keywords: Commonwealth of Independent States, CIS, transition economies, instrumental variable, transition countries, statistic, Comparative Studies of Countries, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving

The paper analyzes the initial output decline in transition economies by estimating a crosssection model stressing two major factors-conflicts and the legacies of the Soviet period. We link the Soviet legacies in p...

Foreign Direct Investment in Southeastern Europe

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Source: Foreign Direct Investment in Southeastern Europe : How (and How Much) Can Policies Help?

Volume/Issue: 2005/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elina Ribakova , Balázs Horváth , Dimitri Demekas , and Yi Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861297

Keywords: Southeastern Europe, fdi, direct investment, host country, foreign investment, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Performance and Prospects,

Gravity factors explain a large part of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows in Southeastern Europe-a region not comprehensively covered before in econometric studies-but hostcountry policies also matter. Key ar...

Growth Slowdown in Bureaucratic Economic Systems

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Source: Growth Slowdown in Bureaucratic Economic Systems : An Issue Revisited

Volume/Issue: 2001/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ales Bulir , and Zuzana Brixiova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451842296

Keywords: Bureaucracy, planning, growth, growth rates, linear trend, statistics, economic growth, time series, One, Two

Bureaucratically organized systems tend to be less efficient than economies in which agents are free to choose their output targets, as well as the means to meet them. This paper presents a simple model of planner-...

What Moves Capital to Transition Economies?1

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Source: What Moves Capital to Transition Economies?

Volume/Issue: 2002/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nada Mora , Ratna Sahay , Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , and Pietro Garibaldi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451848571

Keywords: portfolio investment, direct investment, investment flows, investment restrictions, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: General, Comparative Economic Systems: General,

Between 1991 and 1999, capital flows to 25 transition economies in Europe and the former Soviet Union differed widely in terms of overall levels and the share and composition of private flows. With some exceptions...

Transition Economies

Transition Economies »

Source: Transition Economies : How Appropriate is the Size and Scope of Government?

Volume/Issue: 2001/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451847628

Keywords: reform, size of government, public spending, expenditure, expenditures, government spending, public expenditures, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Planning, Coordination, and Reform,

This paper assesses changes in the size and scope of government in 24 transition economies. Whereas these governments have retrenched in terms of public expenditures in relation to GDP, as well as public employment...