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World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

Revenue Implications of Trade Liberalization

Revenue Implications of Trade Liberalization »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Reint Gropp , Liam Ebrill , and Janet Stotsky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758132.084

ISBN: 9781557758132

Keywords: trade liberalization, tariff rate, trade taxes, tariff rates, international trade

The apparent contradiction between trade liberalization and continuing high trade tax revenue raises the important question of how, precisely, the one affects the other. Although policymakers generally recognize th...

IEO Annual Report, 2008

IEO Annual Report, 2008 »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067790.017

ISBN: 9781589067790

Keywords: conditionality, structural conditionality, exchange rate policy, trade policy issues, international trade

This fifth Annual Report describes the activities of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) during the year to April 30, 2008. This period saw the completion of two evaluations, "Structural Conditionality in IMF-S...

International Trade in Services

International Trade in Services »

Source: International Trade in Services : Implications for the Fund

Volume/Issue: 2003/6

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , Alexander Lehmann , and Jaroslaw Wieczorek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451972207

Keywords: International trade, international services trade, coherence, WTO, trade in services, services trade, services sectors, financial services, international trade in services,

This paper reviews the characteristics of international trade in services and of the World Trade Organization’s General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) framework, which was established to regulate it....

Singapore: Selected Issues

Singapore: Selected Issues »

Source: Singapore : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2005/140

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451923254

Keywords: export growth, export, trading partners, standard errors, international trade

This Selected Issues paper analyzes quality upgrading and low-wage competition for Singapore. The analysis concludes that quality upgrading is indeed taking place in some products where low-wage competitors are ent...

Singapore: Selected Issues

Singapore: Selected Issues »

Source: Singapore : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2005/140

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451923254

Keywords: export growth, export, trading partners, standard errors, international trade

This Selected Issues paper analyzes quality upgrading and low-wage competition for Singapore. The analysis concludes that quality upgrading is indeed taking place in some products where low-wage competitors are ent...

Singapore: Selected Issues

Singapore: Selected Issues »

Source: Singapore : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2005/140

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451923254

Keywords: export growth, export, trading partners, standard errors, international trade

This Selected Issues paper analyzes quality upgrading and low-wage competition for Singapore. The analysis concludes that quality upgrading is indeed taking place in some products where low-wage competitors are ent...

Indirect Taxation in Developing Countries

Indirect Taxation in Developing Countries »

Source: Indirect Taxation in Developing Countries : A General Equilibrium Approach

Volume/Issue: 1986/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ary Bovenberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1986

ISBN: 9781451931143

Keywords: trade taxes, intermediate goods, export tax, tax instruments, international trade

Indirect taxes are an important element in stabilization tax packages that aim at raising revenue in the short run. This paper evaluates, by using a general equilibrium model, alternative instruments of indirect ta...

Singapore address: Fischer asks if new IMF reforms could have eased Asian crisis, stresses region’s future role

Singapore address: Fischer asks if new IMF reforms could have eased Asian crisis, stresses region’s future role »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 12

Volume/Issue: 30/12

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451931082

Keywords: capital markets, international capital, international capital markets, international finance, international trade

On June 7, IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler announced the appointments of the new First Deputy Managing Director and three department heads. The full text of IMF Press Release No. 01/27 is available on the...

National economy: Hong Kong SAR’s strong fundamentals, policies generate quick recovery from Asian crisis

National economy: Hong Kong SAR’s strong fundamentals, policies generate quick recovery from Asian crisis »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 12

Volume/Issue: 30/12

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451931082

Keywords: capital markets, international capital, international capital markets, international finance, international trade

On June 7, IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler announced the appointments of the new First Deputy Managing Director and three department heads. The full text of IMF Press Release No. 01/27 is available on the...

How Does Industrialization Affect the Structure of International Trade? the Japanese Experience in the Pacific Basin, 1975-85

How Does Industrialization Affect the Structure of International Trade? the Japanese Experience in the Pacific Basin, 1975-85 »

Source: How Does Industrialization Affect the Structure of International Trade? the Japanese Experience in the Pacific Basin, 1975-85

Volume/Issue: 1994/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sayuri Shirai

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1994

ISBN: 9781451851779

Keywords: industry trade, international trade, factor endowments, trade volume, manufacturing sector, Research Department,

This paper provides a theoretical model to address the issue of how industrialization affects the structure of international trade. Considering both horizontal and vertical product differentiation, the model shows...