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CHAPTER III THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION

CHAPTER III THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2001 : The Information Technology Revolution

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2001

ISBN: 9781589060739

Keywords: capital account liberalization, information technology, capital flows, fdi, external financing

The world is in the midst of an all-purpose technological revolution based on information technology (IT), defined here as computers, computer software, and telecommunications equipment. The macroeconomic be...

V Role of the Fund

V Role of the Fund »

Source: International Trade Policies : The Uruguay Round and Beyond, Volume I. Principal Issues

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian , Richard Harmsen , Peter Uimonen , Naheed Kirmani , and Michael Leidy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 1995

ISBN: 9781557754691

Keywords: trade liberalization, uruguay round, international trade, exchange rate, trade restrictions

This section reviews the trade policy content of the Fund’s recent surveillance and lending activities, and issues of cooperation with the GATT/WTO. Surveillance In seeking...

CHAPTER I PROSPECTS AND POLICY CHALLENGES

CHAPTER I PROSPECTS AND POLICY CHALLENGES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2001 : The Information Technology Revolution

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2001

ISBN: 9781589060739

Keywords: capital account liberalization, information technology, capital flows, fdi, external financing

Since the May 2001 World Economic Outlook, prospects for 2001–02 have weakened further, and downside risks have been further exacerbated by the recent terrorist attack in the United States (see...

CHAPTER IV UNEMPLOYMENT AND LABOR MARKET INSTITUTIONS: WHY REFORMS PAY OFF

CHAPTER IV UNEMPLOYMENT AND LABOR MARKET INSTITUTIONS: WHY REFORMS PAY OFF »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2003 : Growth and Institutions

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589062122

Keywords: unemployment, debt, interest, external financing, payments

The persistence of high unemployment in a number of industrial countries—notably in continental Europe—is arguably one of the most striking economic policy failures of the last two decades. A wide range of a...

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 3. THE CHANGING HOUSING CYCLE AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR MONETARY POLICY

Chapter 3. THE CHANGING HOUSING CYCLE AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR MONETARY POLICY »

Source: World Economic Outlook, April 2008 : Housing and the Business Cycle

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067196

Keywords: commodity prices, emission, monetary policy, mortgage, domestic demand

The recent booms in house prices and residential investment in many advanced economies, and the sharp correction that has followed in a few of them, have reignited the debate over the link between housing an...

CHAPTER VI EMU CHALLENGES TO EUROPEAN LABOR MARKETS

CHAPTER VI EMU CHALLENGES TO EUROPEAN LABOR MARKETS »

Source: World Economic Outlook 2000 : Supporting Studies

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451944242

Keywords: exchange rate, gold, exchange rates, unemployment, real exchange rate

On “E-day,” January 1, 1999, phase 3 of the Economic and Monetary Union—EMU for short 1 —became reality. The euro area comprises all European Union member states and Sweden, Denmar...

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...

Chapter 4 How Do Financial Systems Affect Economic Cycles?

Chapter 4 How Do Financial Systems Affect Economic Cycles? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2006 : Financial Systems and Economic Cycles

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065987

Keywords: debt, financial systems, interest, productivity growth, payments

Financial systems in advanced economies have undergone remarkable changes in recent years, driven primarily by deregulation and improvements in technology. The pace of these changes has varied across countri...

Chapter 5 The Boom in Nonfuel Commodity Prices: Can it Last?

Chapter 5 The Boom in Nonfuel Commodity Prices: Can it Last? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2006 : Financial Systems and Economic Cycles

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065987

Keywords: debt, financial systems, interest, productivity growth, payments

Over the past four years, fuel and nonfuel commodity prices have risen significantly. Developments in fuel markets (especially oil) have dominated the attention of policymakers so far, although the increase...