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The West Bank and Gaza
			: Economic Performance, Prospects, and Policies:  Achieving Prosperity and Confronting Demographic Challenges

The West Bank and Gaza : Economic Performance, Prospects, and Policies: Achieving Prosperity and Confronting Demographic Challenges »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060357.071

ISBN: 9781589060357

Keywords: employment, tfp, exchange rate, trucks, expenditure

This is the latest in a series of economic reports by staff economists in the IMF's Middle Eastern Department. This book discusses the latest economic data coming out of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with a particu...

China
			: Competing in the Global Economy

China : Competing in the Global Economy »

Series: Books

Author(s): Wanda Tseng , and Markus Rodlauer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 February 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061781.071

ISBN: 9781589061781

Keywords: fdi, direct investment, foreign direct investment, nonperforming loans, tfp

China's economic reforms over the past two decades have brought tremendous economic transformation, rapid growth, and closer integration into the global economy. Real income per capita has increased fivefold, raisi...

Switzerland

Switzerland »

Source: Switzerland : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1998/43

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451807158

Keywords: tfp, real gdp, growth rate, growth rates, output growth

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix evaluates Switzerland's long-term growth and productivity performance. It analyzes the behavior of Swiss fiscal policy over the business cycle and takes a fresh l...

Switzerland: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Switzerland: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Switzerland : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1998/43

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451807158

Keywords: tfp, real gdp, growth rate, growth rates, output growth

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix evaluates Switzerland's long-term growth and productivity performance. It analyzes the behavior of Swiss fiscal policy over the business cycle and takes a fresh l...

Switzerland: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Switzerland: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Switzerland : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1998/43

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451807158

Keywords: tfp, real gdp, growth rate, growth rates, output growth

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix evaluates Switzerland's long-term growth and productivity performance. It analyzes the behavior of Swiss fiscal policy over the business cycle and takes a fresh l...

1 Recent Developments in the Palestinian Economy

1 Recent Developments in the Palestinian Economy »

Source: The West Bank and Gaza : Economic Performance, Prospects, and Policies: Achieving Prosperity and Confronting Demographic Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060357

Keywords: employment, tfp, exchange rate, trucks, expenditure

The turmoil that erupted in the fall of 2000, and the closures that followed, have caused a sharp decline in economic activity in the West Bank and Gaza, not only dashing the prospects of a fourth consecutiv...

2 Demographics and Long-Term Growth in the Palestinian Economy

2 Demographics and Long-Term Growth in the Palestinian Economy »

Source: The West Bank and Gaza : Economic Performance, Prospects, and Policies: Achieving Prosperity and Confronting Demographic Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060357

Keywords: employment, tfp, exchange rate, trucks, expenditure

The West Bank and Gaza has the highest population growth in the world. 1 Years of high fertility rates have created a very young population structure, with roughly half of the pop...

3 Transaction Costs in the Palestinian Economy: A Microeconomic Perspective

3 Transaction Costs in the Palestinian Economy: A Microeconomic Perspective »

Source: The West Bank and Gaza : Economic Performance, Prospects, and Policies: Achieving Prosperity and Confronting Demographic Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060357

Keywords: employment, tfp, exchange rate, trucks, expenditure

A longstanding concern of Palestinian business people is the high level of transaction costs involved in conducting trade in the West Bank and Gaza, which for the most part are the product of a rather unique...

4 Palestinian Trade: Performance, Prospects, and Policy

4 Palestinian Trade: Performance, Prospects, and Policy »

Source: The West Bank and Gaza : Economic Performance, Prospects, and Policies: Achieving Prosperity and Confronting Demographic Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060357

Keywords: employment, tfp, exchange rate, trucks, expenditure

Openness to foreign trade is probably the single most important factor in supporting the growth and development of a small economy like the West Bank and Gaza. One implication of this proposition, which is s...

5 Fiscal Policy: The Challenges from Demographic Dynamics and Other Medium-Term Developments

5 Fiscal Policy: The Challenges from Demographic Dynamics and Other Medium-Term Developments »

Source: The West Bank and Gaza : Economic Performance, Prospects, and Policies: Achieving Prosperity and Confronting Demographic Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060357

Keywords: employment, tfp, exchange rate, trucks, expenditure

The West Bank and Gaza faces considerable challenges over the medium term, and the fiscal policy of the Palestinian Authority (PA) can play an important role in overcoming them. For example, Chapter 2 discus...