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Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development?

Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development? »

Source: Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development?

Volume/Issue: 2003/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Samir Jahjah , Ralph Chami , and Connel Fullenkamp

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859638

Keywords: altruism, asymmetric information, private income transfers, worker, worker remittances, migration, remittance, Asymmetric and Private Information, Household Behavior, International Factor Movements and International Business,

The role of remittances in development and economic growth is not well understood. This is partly because the literatures on the causes and effects of remittances remain separate. We develop a framework that links...

ISORA 2016

ISORA 2016 »

Source: ISORA 2016 : Understanding Revenue Administration

Volume/Issue: 2019/5

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): William Joseph Crandall , Elizabeth Gavin , and Andrew Masters

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2019

ISBN: 9781484383216

Keywords: Revenue administration, Tax administration code and regulations, Tax revenue, Tax administration, Consumption taxes, Tax evasion, Tax legislation, higher-income;lower-income;lower-income group;on-time;fragile state

This paper presents the results of the International Survey on Revenue Administration (ISORA) deployed during 2016 and covering fiscal years 2014 and 2015. It is made possible by the participation of 135 tax admini...

The Quality of Governance

The Quality of Governance »

Source: The Quality of Governance : 'Second-Generation' Civil Service Reform in Africa

Volume/Issue: 1998/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1998

ISBN: 9781451980240

Keywords: human capital, migration, growth, wage, wages, salary, salaries

This paper argues that the development of human capital in the public sector should be an important ingredient in any proposed set of “second-generation” reforms for Africa. In the post-colonial era t...

The Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The Future of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume: 18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Aidar Abdychev , Cristian Alonso , Emre Alper , Dominique Desruelle , Siddharth Kothari , Yun Liu , Mathilde Perinet , Sidra Rehman , Axel Schimmelpfennig , and Preya Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484383094

Keywords: Labor markets, Economic conditions, Economic development, Economic integration, National income, Economic growth, Poverty, Unemployment, Future of Work, Sub-Saharan Africa

Far-reaching changes in technology, climate, and global economic integration are transforming the world of work in ways that we do not yet fully understand. Will the swift technological advances of the Fourth Indus...

Measuring the Digital Economy

Measuring the Digital Economy »

Source: Measuring the Digital Economy

Volume/Issue: 2018/016

Series: Policy Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2018

ISBN: 9781498307369

Keywords: Cost of living, National income, Price indexes, Monetary statistics, Financial statistics, digitalization, digital product, digital economy, MNEs, deflator

"Digitalization encompasses a wide range of new applications of information technology in business models and products that are transforming the economy and social interactions. Digitalization is both an enabler an...

The Labor Market and Economic Adjustment

The Labor Market and Economic Adjustment »

Source: The Labor Market and Economic Adjustment

Volume/Issue: 1995/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pierre-Richard Agénor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

ISBN: 9781451854787

Keywords: wage, wages, employment, unemployment, minimum wage

This paper examines the role of the labor market in the transmission process of adjustment policies in developing countries. It begins by reviewing the recent evidence regarding the functioning of these markets. It...

I Saving Behavior in Induatrial and Developing Countries

I Saving Behavior in Induatrial and Developing Countries »

Source: Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1995

ISBN: 9781557754998

Keywords: unemployment, direct investment, foreign direct investment, real interest rates, employment

Saving has always been an important issue in economics. It plays a central role in income determination, both in the short run through aggregate demand and in the long run through capital formation and wealt...

Methodological and Statistical Appendix

Methodological and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2014 : Back to Work: How Fiscal Policy Can Help

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498375702

Keywords: employment, labor market, fiscal policy, unemployment, labor force

This appendix comprises five sections: Data and Conventions provides a general description of the data and of the conventions used for calculating economy group composites. Fiscal Policy Assumptions summariz...

Chapter 1. Recent Fiscal Developments and Outlook

Chapter 1. Recent Fiscal Developments and Outlook »

Source: Fiscal Monitor, October 2014 : Back to Work: How Fiscal Policy Can Help

Series: Fiscal Monitor

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498375702

Keywords: employment, labor market, fiscal policy, unemployment, labor force

Advanced Economies: Proceeding with Consolidation while Supporting Employment and Growth Fiscal efforts over the last five years have stabilized the average government debt-to-GDP ra...

CHAPTER III GROWTH AND INSTITUTIONS

CHAPTER III GROWTH AND INSTITUTIONS »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2003 : Growth and Institutions

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589062122

Keywords: unemployment, debt, interest, external financing, payments

The importance of institutions for economic development and growth has long been understood—emphasized, for example, in the writings of Adam Smith and, more recently, David Landes (1998), and recognized in t...