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World Economic Outlook, October 2018

Challenges to Steady Growth

Global growth for 2018-19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level, but its pace is less vigorous than projected in April and has become less balanced.

World Economic Outlook, October 2018

Challenges to Steady Growth

Global growth for 2018-19 is projected to remain steady at its 2017 level, but its pace is less vigorous than projected in April and has become less balanced.

Islamic Republic of Mauritania
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on the External Sector Statistics Technical Assistance Mission (March 19-30, 2018)

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Islamic Republic of Mauritania : Technical Assistance Report-Report on the External Sector Statistics Technical Assistance Mission (March 19-30, 2018) »

Volume/Issue: 2018/356

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388709.002

ISBN: 9781484388709

With the support of the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD), and at the request of the Central Bank of Mauritania (BCM), the IMF's Statistics Department (STA) mission visited Nouakchott from March 1...

Finland
			: Selected Issues

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Finland : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/8

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393550.002

ISBN: 9781484393550

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Finland
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Finland

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Finland : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Finland »

Volume/Issue: 2019/7

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393482.002

ISBN: 9781484393482

Recent growth has been healthy, and the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2011. However, some underlying weaknesses remain. The rate in which new jobs are created and the 'churn' of workers rel...

The Impact of Bailouts on the Probability of Sovereign Debt Crises: Evidence from IMF-Supported Programs

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The Impact of Bailouts on the Probability of Sovereign Debt Crises: Evidence from IMF-Supported Programs »

Volume/Issue: 2019/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hippolyte Balima , and Amadou Sy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393413.001

ISBN: 9781484393413

Keywords: IMF-supported programs, sovereign debt defaults, entropy balancing.

This paper studies the role of IMF-supported programs in mitigating the likelihood of subsequent sovereign defaults in borrowing countries. Using a panel of 106 developing countries from 1970 to 2016 and an entropy...

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

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A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amine Hammadi , Marshall Mills , Nelson Sobrinho , Vimal Thakoor , and Ricardo Velloso

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484354872.001

ISBN: 9781484354872

Keywords: Corruption, Governance, Institutions, Economic Growth.

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend to lag those in most other regions in terms of governance and perceptions of corruption. Weak governance undermines economic performance through various channels, includin...

Does an Inclusive Citizenship Law Promote Economic Development?

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Does an Inclusive Citizenship Law Promote Economic Development? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484383070.001

ISBN: 9781484383070

Keywords: Citizenship laws, economic development, legal origin

This paper analyzes the impact of citizenship laws on economic development. We first document the evolution of citizenship laws around the world, highlighting the main features of jus soli, jus sanguinis as well as...

Countercyclical Fiscal Policy and Gender Employment: Evidence from the G-7 Countries

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Countercyclical Fiscal Policy and Gender Employment: Evidence from the G-7 Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , Jiro Honda , and Hiroaki Miyamoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484390054.001

ISBN: 9781484390054

Keywords: Fiscal Policy Shock; Gender Gap; Employment

Would countercyclical fiscal policy during recessions improve or worsen the gender employment gap? We give an answer to this question by exploring the state-dependent impact of fiscal spending shocks on employment...

Vietnam
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on Residential Property Price Statistics Capacity Development Mission

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Vietnam : Technical Assistance Report-Report on Residential Property Price Statistics Capacity Development Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2019/5

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393222.002

ISBN: 9781484393222

A technical assistance (TA) mission was conducted during July 9-13, 2018 to assist the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) with the development of a residential property price index (RPPI). This was the firs...

Lao People's Democratic Republic
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on National Accounts Statistics Mission

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Lao People's Democratic Republic : Technical Assistance Report-Report on National Accounts Statistics Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2019/6

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393277.002

ISBN: 9781484393277

A technical assistance mission was conducted during July 2-13, 2018 to support measurement of Lao PDR's national accounts statistics. The mission assisted with the development of a quarterly GDP time series, review...

Ukraine
			: Request for Stand-By Arrangement and Cancellation of Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ukraine

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Ukraine : Request for Stand-By Arrangement and Cancellation of Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ukraine »

Volume/Issue: 2019/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484392676.002

ISBN: 9781484392676

The Ukrainian authorities have been able to restore macro-economic stability and growth following the severe economic crisis of 2014-15. However, efforts to create a more dynamic, open, and competitive economy have...