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2 Demographic Transition in the Middle East: Implications for Growth, Employment, and Housing

2 Demographic Transition in the Middle East: Implications for Growth, Employment, and Housing »

Source: Macroeconomic Issues and Policies in the Middle East and North Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 September 2001

ISBN: 9781589060418

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, exchange rates, real exchange rate, central bank

1 Along with this demographic explosion, the region’s labor force has grown, urbanization and rural—urban migration have increased, and the gap in food self-suffici...

Nonlinear Effects of Inflationon Economic Growth

Nonlinear Effects of Inflationon Economic Growth »

Source: Nonlinear Effects of Inflationon Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 1995/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Sarel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781451968316

Keywords: effect of inflation, effects of inflation, inflation rate, terms of trade

This paper examines the possibility of nonlinear effects of inflation on economic growth. It finds evidence of a significant structural break in the function that relates economic growth to inflation. The break is...

Demographic Dynamics and the Empirics of Economic Growth

Demographic Dynamics and the Empirics of Economic Growth »

Source: Demographic Dynamics and the Empirics of Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 1994/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Sarel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1994

ISBN: 9781451926880

Keywords: economic growth, demographic effects, growth rates, baby boom, gdp per capita

This paper examines the effects of demographic dynamics on the measured rates of economic growth. First, it develops a model of production with labor productivity that varies with age. Second, it uses macroeconomic...

Constraintson Growth in the MENA Region

Constraintson Growth in the MENA Region »

Source: Constraintson Growth in the MENA Region

Volume/Issue: 2010/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rina Bhattacharya , and Hirut Wolde

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451962574

Keywords: Growth, Physical infrastructure, Labor skill shortages, Financial constraints, survey, gdp growth, surveys, growth model, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Intertemporal Choice And Growth,

In this paper we contribute to the empirical literature on growth in the MENA region by attempting to quantify the impact of the various constraints faced by local businesses highlighted by the World Bank’s...

The Need for "Un-consolidating" Consolidated Banks' Stress Tests1

The Need for "Un-consolidating" Consolidated Banks' Stress Tests1 »

Source: The Need for "Un-consolidating" Consolidated Banks' Stress Tests

Volume/Issue: 2012/288

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , and Christian Schmieder

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2012

ISBN: 9781475519051

Keywords: Testing, Cross-border, banking, Stability, Ring-fencing, Subsidiaries, capital adequacy, bank data, banking system, International Lending and Debt Problems

The recent crisis has spurred the use of stress tests as a (crisis) management and early warning tool. However, a weakness is that they omit potential risks embedded in the banking groups' geographical structures b...

Voluntary Debt Reduction

Voluntary Debt Reduction »

Source: Voluntary Debt Reduction : Incentives and Welfare

Volume/Issue: 1988/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 1988

ISBN: 9781451949353

Keywords: growth rate, external debt, domestic saving, gnp, economic growth

This paper provides empirical evidence on the determinants of long-term growth performance in a sample of 55 developing countries grouped by income levels. The evidence indicates that a model incorporating the savi...

The Effects of Fiscal Policieson the Economic Development of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

The Effects of Fiscal Policieson the Economic Development of Women in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: The Effects of Fiscal Policieson the Economic Development of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2003/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicole Laframboise , and Tea Trumbic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875850

Keywords: government social spending, gender bias, public spending, public expenditure, female literacy, Subsidies, and Revenue, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies,

Statistics indicate that the economic and social development of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) compares unfavorably with most regions in the world. This paper assesses the influence of government...

Theoretical Aspects of Growth in Developing Countries

Theoretical Aspects of Growth in Developing Countries »

Source: Theoretical Aspects of Growth in Developing Countries : External Debt Dynamics and the Role of Human Capital

Volume/Issue: 1988/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 1988

ISBN: 9781451969443

Keywords: external debt, capital intensity, capital ratio, domestic savings, cost of capital

This paper formulates a simple aggregate growth model that is capable of assessing the impact of macroeconomic policies on the long-term performance of a developing country. The model emphasizes expenditures on hum...

Sources of Economic Growth

Sources of Economic Growth »

Source: Sources of Economic Growth : An Extensive Growth Accounting Exercise

Volume/Issue: 1999/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdelhak Senhadji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1999

ISBN: 9781451849974

Keywords: growth accounting, TFP, production function, growth rate, equations, cointegration

A growth accounting exercise is conducted for 88 countries for 1960-94 to examine the source of cross-country differences in total factor productivity (TFP) levels. Two differences distinguish this analysis from th...

The Euro and the Production Structure and Export Performance of Middle East and North African Countries

The Euro and the Production Structure and Export Performance of Middle East and North African Countries »

Source: The Euro and the Production Structure and Export Performance of Middle East and North African Countries

Volume/Issue: 1999/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-François Ruhashyankiko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451842883

Keywords: euro, exchange rate, production structure, export performance, equation, standard errors, statistics, correlation

This paper explores the link between exchange rate volatility of European currencies and economic performance of several countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The elimination of intra euro-zone exch...