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Source: Finance & Development, December 2003

Volume/Issue: 40/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451952018

Keywords: country inequality, infant mortality, mortality rate, life expectancy, world inequality

This paper describes why the international community needs to act now to stand a chance of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The paper gives example of Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in the w...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2003

Volume/Issue: 40/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451952018

Keywords: country inequality, infant mortality, mortality rate, life expectancy, world inequality

This paper describes why the international community needs to act now to stand a chance of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The paper gives example of Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in the w...

To Sell or Not: The author of Zombie Economics, looks at the pros and cons of privatization

To Sell or Not: The author of Zombie Economics, looks at the pros and cons of privatization »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2011

Volume/Issue: 48/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2011

ISBN: 9781451953695

Keywords: monetary fund, news, photography, journalism

Africa's Middle-Class Motor finds growing evidence that a recent resurgence in the continent's economic well-being has staying power. In his overview article, Harvard professor Calestous Juma says the emphasis for...

Global Financial Turmoil Tests Asia

Global Financial Turmoil Tests Asia »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2008

Volume/Issue: 45/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451922455

Keywords: multilateral framework, regional integration, world markets, trading system, regional trade

Cracks in the System: World Economy Under Stress" explores the rapidly changing institutional and policymaking landscape around a financial crisis that now threatens a deep and prolonged global recession. The lead...

La turbulencia financiera mundial pone a prueba a Asia: A medida que se propaga la crisis financiera mundial, ¿cómo se protegerá Asia de la tormenta?

La turbulencia financiera mundial pone a prueba a Asia: A medida que se propaga la crisis financiera mundial, ¿cómo se protegerá Asia de la tormenta? »

Source: Finanzas y Desarrollo, diciembre de 2008

Volume/Issue: 45/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 March 2009

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781451957020

'Grietas en el sistema: La economía mundial en apuros' examina el panorama institucional y de política económica, que cambia rápidamente en medio de una crisis financiera que ahora amenaza con degenerar en una prof...

Political Institutions, State Building, and Tax Capacity

Political Institutions, State Building, and Tax Capacity »

Source: Political Institutions, State Building, and Tax Capacity : Crossing the Tipping Point

Volume/Issue: 2016/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Laura Jaramillo , and Philippe Wingender

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475558142

Keywords: Nigeria, Political economy, Income taxes, Taxation, Tax evasion, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tax administration, Spain, Western Hemisphere, China

An empirical finding by Gaspar, Jaramillo and Wingender (2016) shows that once countries cross a tax-to-GDP threshold of around 12¾ percent, real GDP per capita increases sharply and in a sustained manner over the...