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Regional Economic Outlook, November 2018, Middle East and Central Asia

The MCD region is exposed to tightening in global financing conditions and ongoing global trade tensions.

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department

An Uneven Recovery

Amid escalating trade tensions, tighter financial conditions, and volatile commodity markets, economic recovery in LAC has both moderated and become more uneven

Brexit Referendum and Business Investment in the UK

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Brexit Referendum and Business Investment in the UK »

Volume/Issue: 2018/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lucyna Gornicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484382011.001

ISBN: 9781484382011

Keywords: Brexit referendum, firm investment, uncertainty, trade costs.

In this paper I apply firm-level analysis to examine how the Brexit process has affected business investment in the UK. An interaction term of potential trade costs after exiting the EU and a measure of firms' part...

United Kingdom-Anguilla-British Overseas Territory
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on External Sector Statistics Mission (March 27-31, 2017)

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United Kingdom-Anguilla-British Overseas Territory : Technical Assistance Report-Report on External Sector Statistics Mission (March 27-31, 2017) »

Volume/Issue: 2018/320

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484384879.002

ISBN: 9781484384879

A technical assistance (TA) mission on external sector statistics (ESS) was conducted in The Valley, Anguilla, during March 27-31, 2017. This was the first mission to Anguilla carried out as part of the Caribbean R...

Personal Income Tax Progressivity: Trends and Implications

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Personal Income Tax Progressivity: Trends and Implications »

Volume/Issue: 2018/246

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Claudia Gerber , Alexander Klemm , Li Liu , and Victor Mylonas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484383087.001

ISBN: 9781484383087

Keywords: Progressivity; Growth; Personal Income Tax; Tax Wedge; Inequality.

This paper discusses how the structure of the tax system affects its progressivity. It suggests a measure of progressive capacity of tax systems, based on the Kakwani index, but independent of pre-tax income distri...

Kuwait
			: Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics

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Kuwait : Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2018/313

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484384336.002

ISBN: 9781484384336

In response to a request from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) of Kuwait, a government finance statistics (GFS) technical assistance (TA) mission visited Kuwait City, Kuwait during April 29-May 3, 2018. This fi...

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on the External Sector Statistics Mission (March 12-22, 2018)

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan : Technical Assistance Report-Report on the External Sector Statistics Mission (March 12-22, 2018) »

Volume/Issue: 2018/321

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484384954.002

ISBN: 9781484384954

A technical assistance (TA) mission on external sector statistics (ESS) was conducted in Beirut, Lebanon, during March 12-22, 2018, for the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB).1 The mission took place at the request of the D...

Dominican Republic
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report of the Technical Assistance Mission on Financial Accounts Topics (March 16-26, 2015)

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Dominican Republic : Technical Assistance Report-Report of the Technical Assistance Mission on Financial Accounts Topics (March 16-26, 2015) »

Volume/Issue: 2018/323

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385104.002

ISBN: 9781484385104

As part of the Regional Harmonization Project on External Sector Statistics (RHPESS) of the Central America, Panama, Dominican Republic Regional Technical Assistance Center (CAPTAC-DR) member countries, a technical...

Populism and Civil Society

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Populism and Civil Society »

Volume/Issue: 2018/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tito Boeri , Prachi Mishra , Chris Papageorgiou , and Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484382356.001

ISBN: 9781484382356

Keywords: Democracy, voting, populist parties, associations, Europe, Latin America.

Populists claim to be the only legitimate representative of the people. Does it mean that there is no space for civil society? The issue is important because since Tocqueville (1835), associations and civil society...

Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
			: Selected Issues

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Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/322

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385005.002

ISBN: 9781484385005

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa

Selected Issues...

Belize
			: Selected Issues Paper

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Belize : Selected Issues Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2018/328

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385470.002

ISBN: 9781484385470

Keywords: Belize, Western Hemisphere

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Belize
			: Climate Change Policy Assessment

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Belize : Climate Change Policy Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2018/329

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385517.002

ISBN: 9781484385517

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Belize

Belize is exceptionally vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change. It already faces hurricanes, flooding, sea level rise, coastal erosion, coral bleaching, and droughts, with impacts likely to intensify gi...