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The underground economy: Causes and consequences of this global phenomenon

The underground economy: Causes and consequences of this global phenomenon »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1983

Volume/Issue: 20/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1983

ISBN: 9781616353551

Keywords: developing countries, finance, interest, interest rates, markets

This paper highlights the sources of payments problems in less developed countries. Growth in the industrial countries has a direct impact on the current account of the developing countries through its influence on...

IMF Working Papers

IMF Working Papers »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, September 2008

Volume/Issue: 9/3

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451959482

Keywords: capital flows, pension reforms, interest rates, capital controls, capital markets

IMF research summaries on global population aging and pension reform (by Mario Catalán) and on questions about decoupling (by M. Ayhan Kose); country study on the United States (by Koshy Mathai); listing of visitin...

Chapter III How Has Globalization Affected Inflation?

Chapter III How Has Globalization Affected Inflation? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2006 : Globalization and Inflation

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589065499

Keywords: inflation, debt, interest, oil prices, debtor countries

Inflation in advanced and many emerging market economies has remained remarkably subdued over the past two years despite a significant rise in commodity prices, strong growth, and a broadly accommodating mon...

Chapter 5 The Boom in Nonfuel Commodity Prices: Can it Last?

Chapter 5 The Boom in Nonfuel Commodity Prices: Can it Last? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2006 : Financial Systems and Economic Cycles

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065987

Keywords: debt, financial systems, interest, productivity growth, payments

Over the past four years, fuel and nonfuel commodity prices have risen significantly. Developments in fuel markets (especially oil) have dominated the attention of policymakers so far, although the increase...

Chapter 4 How Do Financial Systems Affect Economic Cycles?

Chapter 4 How Do Financial Systems Affect Economic Cycles? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2006 : Financial Systems and Economic Cycles

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065987

Keywords: debt, financial systems, interest, productivity growth, payments

Financial systems in advanced economies have undergone remarkable changes in recent years, driven primarily by deregulation and improvements in technology. The pace of these changes has varied across countri...

CHAPTER II. THREE CURRENT POLICY ISSUES

CHAPTER II. THREE CURRENT POLICY ISSUES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2004 : The Global Demographic Transition

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2004

ISBN: 9781589064065

Keywords: debt, interest, exchange rate, oil prices, payments

This chapter consists of three essays on current policy issues: the global house price boom, the experience with greater exchange rate flexibility in emerging market countries, and fiscal policy in euro area...

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2004 : Advancing Structural Reforms

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2004

ISBN: 9781589063372

Keywords: debt, interest, payments, public debt, external financing

Since the last World Economic Outlook in September 2003, the global recovery has strengthened and broadened. Industrial production has picked up sharply, accompanied by a strong rebound in global trade (Figu...

Chapter I Economic Prospects and Policy Issues

Chapter I Economic Prospects and Policy Issues »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2006 : Globalization and Inflation

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589065499

Keywords: inflation, debt, interest, oil prices, debtor countries

The momentum and resilience of the global economy in 2005 continued to exceed expectations (Table 1.1 and Figure 1.2). Despite higher oil prices and natural disasters, activity in the second half of 2005 was...

World Economic Outlook and Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook, Selected Topics, 1995–2005

World Economic Outlook and Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook, Selected Topics, 1995–2005 »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2005 : Globalization and External Balances

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589064294

Keywords: remittances, debt, foreign assets, interest, oil prices

I. Methodology—Aggregation, Modeling, and Forecasting...

World Economic Outlook and Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook, Selected Topics, 1995–2006

World Economic Outlook and Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook, Selected Topics, 1995–2006 »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2006 : Financial Systems and Economic Cycles

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065987

Keywords: debt, financial systems, interest, productivity growth, payments

I. Methodology—Aggregation, Modeling, and Forecasting...