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A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia »

Source: A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2018/6

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Edward Gemayel , Lorraine Ocampos , Matteo Ghilardi , and James Aylward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484337165

Keywords: Growth acceleration, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, Republic of, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan

Since 2014, large and persistent external shocks have hit the CCA region, particularly a slump in global commodity prices and slower growth in its key economic partners. Fiscal accommodation, along with currency ad...

Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Source: Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume: 18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Analysis of policies for managing public sector wage bills in the Middle East and Central Asia region. While some work has been done recently at the Fund on issues related to government employment and compensation,...

A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2018/6

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Edward Gemayel , Lorraine Ocampos , Matteo Ghilardi , and James Aylward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484337165.087

ISBN: 9781484337165

Keywords: Growth acceleration, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, Republic of, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan

Since 2014, large and persistent external shocks have hit the CCA region, particularly a slump in global commodity prices and slower growth in its key economic partners. Fiscal accommodation, along with currency ad...

Country Focus: United Arab Emirates

Country Focus: United Arab Emirates »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2007

Volume/Issue: 44/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451953923

Keywords: international monetary fund, world trade, financial markets, financial system, World trade organization (WTO), Africa Civil Society, Africa Democracy, Africa Economic Develoment. Political Aspects, Africa Ethnic Groups, Africa Freedom Of The Press

'Global Governance: Who's in Charge?' examines the challenges-financial, health, environmental, and trade-facing the international community in the 21st century and asks whether today';s system of global governance...

$30 a Barrel: Oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa must adjust to low oil prices

$30 a Barrel: Oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa must adjust to low oil prices »

Source: Finance and Development March 2016

Volume/Issue: 53/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513570532

Keywords: Finance and Development, population, population growth, workforce, monetary fund, finance

This article profiles economist David Card, whose work on minimum wages, immigration, and education challenged conventional wisdom. Card rose to prominence in 1995 when he won the coveted John Bates Clark Medal, th...

Mideast-Central Asia: Strong Growth Outlook Tempered by Rising Inflation

Mideast-Central Asia: Strong Growth Outlook Tempered by Rising Inflation »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 36 Issue 14

Volume/Issue: 36/14

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451938630

Keywords: oil prices, oil demand, spot price, organization of petroleum exporting countries, crude prices

Rising Energy Costs, Liberia to get debt relief, Climate Change, World Economic Outlook, European Economic Outlook, Latin American Economic Outlook, Mideast-Central Asia Economic Outlook, Technical Assistance, Rese...

Oriente Medio y Asia central: Pronóstico muy favorable, aunque con nubarrones inflacionarios

Oriente Medio y Asia central: Pronóstico muy favorable, aunque con nubarrones inflacionarios »

Source: Boletín del FMI Vol.36, No.14 diciembre 2007

Volume/Issue: 36/14

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2007

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781451973679

Aumento de los costos de energía, alivio de la deuda de Liberia, cambio climático, perspectivas de la economía mundial, perspectivas de la economía europea, perspectivas económicas para América Latina, Oriente Medi...

Down the Slide: The collapse in oil prices since 2014 is the most recent of several in the past three decades and may portend a long period of low prices

Down the Slide: The collapse in oil prices since 2014 is the most recent of several in the past three decades and may portend a long period of low prices »

Source: Finance and Development, December 2015

Volume/Issue: 52/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2015

ISBN: 9781475537161

Keywords: energy, carbon, emissions, climate, investment

This article presents an overview of the life of Richard Layard, who believes that the basic purpose of economics is the maximization of happiness and well-being. As director of the Wellbeing Programme at the Londo...

Gulf states tackle labor market strains

Gulf states tackle labor market strains »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 33, Issue 12

Volume/Issue: 33/12

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451968545

Keywords: regional integration, financial sector, financial system, international monetary fund, structural reforms, Asia trip,

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Recent External Publications by IMF Staff

Recent External Publications by IMF Staff »

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...