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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Fair Weather or Foul? The Macroeconomic Effects of El Niño

Fair Weather or Foul? The Macroeconomic Effects of El Niño »

Volume/Issue: 2015/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , Kamiar Mohaddes , and Mehdi Raissi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475535495.001

ISBN: 9781475535495

Keywords: El Ni&;amp;#x00F1;o weather shocks, oil and non-fuel commodity prices, global macroeconometric modeling, international business cycle, prices, inflation, variables, gdp, trade, Time-Series Models

This paper employs a dynamic multi-country framework to analyze the international macroeconomic transmission of El Niño weather shocks. This framework comprises 21 country/region-specific models, estimated over the...

Growing (Un)equal
			: Fiscal Policy and Income Inequality in China and BRIC+

Growing (Un)equal : Fiscal Policy and Income Inequality in China and BRIC+ »

Volume/Issue: 2015/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik , and Carolina Correa-Caro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475519976.001

ISBN: 9781475519976

Keywords: income, inequality, household income, General, General,

This paper investigates the empirical characteristics of income inequality in China and a panel of BRIC+ countries over the period 1980-2013, with a focus on the redistributive contribution of fiscal policy. Usin...

Women Workers in India
			: Why So Few Among So Many?

Women Workers in India : Why So Few Among So Many? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Das , Sonali Jain-Chandra , Kalpana Kochhar , and Naresh Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498315005.001

ISBN: 9781498315005

Keywords: Female labor force participation, labor market regulation, informal labor markets, labor force, labor, labor force participation, labor market, female labor, Economics of Gender, Particular Labor Markets: Public Policy

This paper examines the determinants of female labor force participation in India, against the backdrop of India having one of the lowest participation rates for women among peer countries. Using extensive Indian...

India
			: Staff Report for The 2015 Article IV Consultation

India : Staff Report for The 2015 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2015/61

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498341783.002

ISBN: 9781498341783

Keywords: inflation, market, markets, tax, monetary fund

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that India's near-term growth outlook has improved, and the balance of risks is now more favorable, helped by increased political certainty, several positive policy acti...

India
			: Selected Issues Paper

India : Selected Issues Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2015/62

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498316200.002

ISBN: 9781498316200

Keywords: market volatility, volatility, global financial market, financial market, investment

This Selected Issues paper examines how surges in global financial market volatility spill over to emerging market economies (EMs) including India. The results suggest that a surge in global financial market volati...

Pressing the Indian Growth Accelerator
			: Policy Imperatives

Pressing the Indian Growth Accelerator : Policy Imperatives »

Volume/Issue: 2015/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rakesh Mohan , and Muneesh Kapur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498301114.001

ISBN: 9781498301114

Keywords: Growth, Infratsructure, transport, infrastructure, tax, transportation, roads, General, General, General

India's real GDP growth slipped substantially after the North Atlantic financial crisis. Return to a sustained high growth trajectory is feasible but it will need much more focused attention to the revival of manuf...

Finance & Development, March 2015

Finance & Development, March 2015 »

Volume/Issue: 52/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498351942.022

ISBN: 9781498351942

Keywords: Finance and Development, jobs, labor market, unemployment, finance, monetary fund

This chapter discusses the impact of global recession on the working population and looks at the future of work in the global economy from a variety of angles. IMF economist Prakash Loungani leads off with an overv...

Financial Decisions and Investment Outcomes in Developing Countries
			: The Role of Institutions

Financial Decisions and Investment Outcomes in Developing Countries : The Role of Institutions »

Volume/Issue: 2015/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rima Turk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498359054.001

ISBN: 9781498359054

Keywords: Corporate Decisions, Legal Origin, Investor Protection, investment, investor, exchange,

This paper analyzes how differences in legal origin, judicial efficiency, and investor protection affect firm leverage and earnings volatility across developing countries. Using a large number of developing countri...

Juego limpio
			: Leyes más equitativas fomentan la participación femenina en la fuerza laboral

Juego limpio : Leyes más equitativas fomentan la participación femenina en la fuerza laboral »

Volume/Issue: 2015/2

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Christian Gonzales , Sonali Jain-Chandra , Kalpana Kochhar , and Monique Newiak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2015

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513573564.006

ISBN: 9781513573564

Keywords: Participación en la fuerza laboral, Mujeres, Igualdad de género,Mercados de trabajo, Reformas del mercado laboral, Aspectos económicos de la familia, Análisis entre países

En este Documento de Análisis del Personal Técnico se estudia el efecto de las restricciones legales basadas en el género y de las políticas públicas y las características demográficas en la participación femenina...

On the First-Round Effects of International Food Price Shocks
			: the Role of the Asset Market Structure

On the First-Round Effects of International Food Price Shocks : the Role of the Asset Market Structure »

Volume/Issue: 2015/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rafael Portillo , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498333092.001

ISBN: 9781498333092

Keywords: Food Price Shocks, First-Round Effects, New-Keynesian Models, Asset Market Structure, food, price, market, prices, inflation, General

We develop a tractable small open-economy model to study the first-round effects of international food price shocks in developing countries. We define first-round effects as changes in headline inflation that, hold...