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Chapter 3. Unemployment Dynamics during Recessions and Recoveries: Okun’s Law and Beyond

Chapter 3. Unemployment Dynamics during Recessions and Recoveries: Okun’s Law and Beyond »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2010 : Rebalancing Growth

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2010

ISBN: 9781589069152

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, current account, current account surplus

The global economy is recovering from its deepest downturn since World War II, but the speed of recovery differs greatly across regions. For many advanced economies—where the financial crisis was centered—re...

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2010 : Rebalancing Growth

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2010

ISBN: 9781589069152

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, current account, current account surplus

The Statistical Appendix presents historical data, as well as projections. It comprises five sections: Assumptions, What’s New, Data and Conventions, Classification of Countries, an...

Chapter 4. Getting the Balance Right: Transitioning out of Sustained Current Account Surpluses

Chapter 4. Getting the Balance Right: Transitioning out of Sustained Current Account Surpluses »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2010 : Rebalancing Growth

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2010

ISBN: 9781589069152

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, current account, current account surplus

Global imbalances narrowed during the crisis, but a strong and balanced recovery requires that this narrowing be made more durable. Before the crisis, a number of economies experienced large and persistent c...

Chapter 2. Country and Regional Perspectives

Chapter 2. Country and Regional Perspectives »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2010 : Rebalancing Growth

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2010

ISBN: 9781589069152

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, current account, current account surplus

As the global economy comes out of its deepest downturn since World War II, the prospects for growth vary substantially across and within regions (Figure 2.1). In some economies average growth d...

CHAPTER 5 THE GLOBALIZATION OF LABOR

CHAPTER 5 THE GLOBALIZATION OF LABOR »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2007 : Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2006

ISBN: 9781589066267

Keywords: current account, external financing, exchange rate, current account balance, balance of payments

Over the past two decades, labor markets around the world have become increasingly integrated. Political changes and economic reforms have transformed China, India, and the former Eastern bloc countries, eff...

CHAPTER 2 COUNTRY AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES

CHAPTER 2 COUNTRY AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2007 : Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2006

ISBN: 9781589066267

Keywords: current account, external financing, exchange rate, current account balance, balance of payments

United States and Canada: How Much Will the U.S. Economy Slow? The U.S. economy has slowed noticeably over the past year. After a strong first quarter, real GDP grew by around 2¼– 2½...

CHAPTER 3 EXCHANGE RATES AND THE ADJUSTMENT OF EXTERNAL IMBALANCES

CHAPTER 3 EXCHANGE RATES AND THE ADJUSTMENT OF EXTERNAL IMBALANCES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2007 : Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2006

ISBN: 9781589066267

Keywords: current account, external financing, exchange rate, current account balance, balance of payments

In recent years, few subjects have attracted more attention from the research, financial, and policy communities than the causes of the large U.S. current account deficit—which now absorbs about three-fourth...

CHAPTER 4 DECOUPLING THE TRAIN? SPILLOVERS AND CYCLES IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

CHAPTER 4 DECOUPLING THE TRAIN? SPILLOVERS AND CYCLES IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2007 : Spillovers and Cycles in the Global Economy

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 September 2006

ISBN: 9781589066267

Keywords: current account, external financing, exchange rate, current account balance, balance of payments

Over the past year, there has been considerable debate about how the slowing of the U.S. economy could affect other countries. The concerns of investors and policymakers alike must be seen against the histor...

2. The Early Years of the International Monetary Fund

2. The Early Years of the International Monetary Fund »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

It is not usual for a predecessor to bear witness to the high qualities of his successor. Actually, I have expressed appreciation of Jack Polak many times in many ways, and I am honored to be asked to do it...

5 Some IMF Problems After the Committee of Twenty

5 Some IMF Problems After the Committee of Twenty »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

This paper sketches the development of the Fund’s regulatory and financial functions since the abandonment of the reform efforts of the Committee of Twenty. 1 It comments on possi...