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High Growth and Low Consumption in East Asia

High Growth and Low Consumption in East Asia »

Source: High Growth and Low Consumption in East Asia : How to Improve Welfare While Avoiding Financial Failures

Volume/Issue: 2007/278

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Celine Rochon , Andrew Feltenstein , and Maral Shamloo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868418

Keywords: Growth, Financial failures, General equilibrium, fdi, direct investment, foreign direct investment, real interest rates, investors,

This paper analyzes certain policies that are typical of a number of rapidly growing East Asian countries in which a fixed exchange rate, combined with a surplus labor market, has made domestic assets relatively in...

Unemployment and Productivity in the Long Run

Unemployment and Productivity in the Long Run »

Source: Unemployment and Productivity in the Long Run : the Role of Macroeconomic Volatility

Volume/Issue: 2010/259

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Surico , Luca Ricci , and Pierpaolo Benigno

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209590

Keywords: macroeconomic volatility, downward wage rigidities, unemployment rate, employment, unemployment rates, rate of unemployment, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

We propose a theory of low-frequency movements in unemployment based on asymmetric real wage rigidities. The theory generates two main predictions: long-run unemployment increases with (i) a fall in long-run produc...

Credit Market Imperfection and Sectoral Asymmetry of Chinese Business Cycle

Credit Market Imperfection and Sectoral Asymmetry of Chinese Business Cycle »

Source: Credit Market Imperfection and Sectoral Asymmetry of Chinese Business Cycle

Volume/Issue: 2011/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuanyan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455262410

Keywords: investment, exchange rate, credit market, business cycle, net worth, Credit Market Imperfection, Secoral Asymmetry, Macroeconomics And Monetary Economics, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance,

This paper analyzes the role of credit market imperfection and sectoral asymmetry as a means through which shocks to the real economy are propagated and amplified. Drawing on firm-level data to calibrate the model,...

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Selected Issues

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Selected Issues »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/21

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484395776

Keywords: Income inequality, Economic conditions, Tax reforms, Selected issues, Tax revenue, Tax rates, Income tax revenue, Investment, Cost of living, Gini

This Selected Issues paper discusses income inequality in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). Income inequality in Hong Kong SAR remains high, despite declining recently. Redistributive policies implemen...

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Selected Issues

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Selected Issues »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/21

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484395776

Keywords: Income inequality, Economic conditions, Tax reforms, Selected issues, Tax revenue, Tax rates, Income tax revenue, Investment, Cost of living, Gini

This Selected Issues paper discusses income inequality in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). Income inequality in Hong Kong SAR remains high, despite declining recently. Redistributive policies implemen...

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Selected Issues

People’s Republic of China—Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Selected Issues »

Source: People's Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/21

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484395776

Keywords: Income inequality, Economic conditions, Tax reforms, Selected issues, Tax revenue, Tax rates, Income tax revenue, Investment, Cost of living, Gini

This Selected Issues paper discusses income inequality in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). Income inequality in Hong Kong SAR remains high, despite declining recently. Redistributive policies implemen...

Transforming China

Transforming China »

Source: Transforming China : Insights from the Japanese Experience of the 1980s

Volume/Issue: 2010/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Papa N'Diaye

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210916

Keywords: Plaza accord, asset bubble, and growth rebalancing, deposit rates, financial liberalization, domestic demand, financial system, bonds, Saving, Employment

China is poised on the brink of a transition to a service-based economy. The Japanese experience of the 1980s provides several insights about the way to manage such a transition and the downsides to avoid. In parti...

Development of the Renminbi Market in Hong Kong SAR: Assessing Onshore-Offshore Market Integration

Development of the Renminbi Market in Hong Kong SAR: Assessing Onshore-Offshore Market Integration »

Source: Development of the Renminbi Market in Hong Kong SAR : Assessing Onshore-Offshore Market Integration

Volume/Issue: 2013/268

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. Craig , Changchun Hua , Philip Ng , and Raymond Yuen

Publisher: Bank of Communications/New Finance

Publication Date: 17 June 2014

Language: Chinese

ISBN: 9781498388290

Keywords: Foreign exchange transactions, Capital account liberalization, Capital account, Capital controls, Economic integration, Exchange rates, Capital flows, Foreign direct investment, China, People's Republic of, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Offshore use of the renminbi expanded rapidly in Hong Kong SAR as China sought to develop an international role for its currency while maintaining capital controls. This prompts two questions addressed in this pape...

Global Imbalances

Global Imbalances »

Source: Global Imbalances : In Midstream?

Volume/Issue: 2009/29

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462333387

Keywords: Financial crisis, Capital flows, Asset prices, Current account deficits, Cross country analysis, Capital markets, Private savings, Private investment, Investment, International financial system

This chapter analyses various reasons for global imbalances and ways to tackle these issues. Current account balances reflect a plethora of macroeconomic and financial mechanisms. The overall assessment is that the...

The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus1

The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus1 »

Source: The Drivers, Implications and Outlook for China's Shrinking Current Account Surplus

Volume/Issue: 2019/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pragyan Deb , Albe Gjonbalaj , and Swarnali Hannan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2019

ISBN: 9781513516097

Keywords: Accounting, Aging, Assets, Balance of trade, Bank deposits, Bilateral trade, Bonds, Capital, Capital account, Capital flows

China's current account surplus has declined significantly from its peak in 2008 and the external position in 2018 was in line with medium-term fundamentals and desirable policies. While cyclical factors and expans...