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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.

Indonesia
			: Selected Issues

Indonesia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2005/327

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451818352.002

ISBN: 9781451818352

Keywords: debt, international monetary fund, labor market, exchange rate

This Selected Issues paper for Indonesia reports that following the major cleanup of the banking sector after the crisis, banks' performance has improved as net interest margins and profitability have increased. Pu...

Indonesia
			: Selected Issues

Indonesia : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2011/310

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463922702.002

ISBN: 9781463922702

Keywords: growth rate, tfp, labor force participation, unemployment, growth accounting

This study estimated Indonesia's potential growth rate and examined its underlying determinants. Implementing a comprehensive program to address key influencing issues can improve the effectiveness of monetary poli...

Philippines
			: Selected Issues

Philippines : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2008/120

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451831429.002

ISBN: 9781451831429

Keywords: output gap, international monetary fund, capital stock, inflation rate, labor income

This study discusses the Philippine output gap from three perspectives and evaluates the utility of the approaches for policymaking. Incentives in the Philippines appear broadly comparable with those in neighboring...

Philippines
			: Selected Issues Paper

Philippines : Selected Issues Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2011/58

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455219971.002

ISBN: 9781455219971

Keywords: tfp, international monetary fund, labor market, public investment, production function

This paper estimates potential growth in the Philippines using different methodologies, and discusses growth prospects for the medium term. Several approaches can be used to estimate potential growth. It also descr...

Singapore
			: Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Singapore : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2005/141

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834239.002

ISBN: 9781451834239

Keywords: current account, exchange rate, monetary policy, real exchange, labor market

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that in recent years, Singapore's economy has been hit hard by a series of external shocks. These shocks-the Asian crisis, the bursting of the technology bubble, and the...

Singapore
			: Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation

Singapore : Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2004/105

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 April 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834888.002

ISBN: 9781451834888

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary policy, current account, labor market, financial sector

The economic downturns and an ongoing industrial restructuring toward capital-intensive sectors, such as chemical and pharmaceuticals, have contributed to rising unemployment. With the economic recovery continuing...

Singapore
			: Selected Issues

Singapore : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2000/83

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834185.002

ISBN: 9781451834185

Keywords: financial sector, international monetary fund, productivity growth, financial system, labor force

Singapore's economic growth has been heavily dependent on factor accumulation during the past three decades. Attempts to gauge productivity growth in Singapore and other East Asian countries has led to the widely p...

Africa's Got Work to Do
			: Employment Prospects in the New Century

Africa's Got Work to Do : Employment Prospects in the New Century »

Volume/Issue: 2013/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Cleary Haines , Jorge Huerta Munoz , and Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484389195.001

ISBN: 9781484389195

Keywords: wage employment, household enterprises, labor, General, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure, Sub-Saharan Africa.,

Estimates of the current and future structure of employment in sub-Saharan Africa (2005–20) are obtained based on household survey estimates for 28 countries and an elasticity-type model that relates employm...

Aging in the Asian 'Tigers'
			: Challenges for Fiscal Policy

Aging in the Asian 'Tigers' : Challenges for Fiscal Policy »

Volume/Issue: 1997/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856309.001

ISBN: 9781451856309

Keywords: aging, Asia, demographics, health, medical care, pension, medical insurance, labor force, pension schemes

The paper assesses the government expenditure effects from changing demographics in the Asian “Tiger” economies through 2050. With some exceptions, their limited social insurance commitments initially...

Crises, Labor Market Policy, and Unemployment

Crises, Labor Market Policy, and Unemployment »

Volume/Issue: 2012/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , Lorenzo E. Bernal-Verdugo , and Dominique Guillaume

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463938420.001

ISBN: 9781463938420

Keywords: Labor market, flexibility, reforms, labor market institutions, labor market flexibility, labor market policies, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment and Investment: Other

Using a sample of 97 countries spanning the period 1980?2008, we estimate that financial crises have a large negative impact on unemployment in the short term, but that this effect rapidly disappears in the medium...