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13 The Inflationary Process in Israel, Fiscal Policy, and the Economic Stabilization Plan of July 1985

13 The Inflationary Process in Israel, Fiscal Policy, and the Economic Stabilization Plan of July 1985 »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750341

Keywords: inflation, trade taxes, fiscal policy, fiscal deficit, tax revenue

Eliahu S. Kreis I. Introduction The Israeli economy had been plagued by inflation for over 12 years (1973-85), and accelerating prices...

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...

Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries

Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750341.071

ISBN: 9781557750341

Keywords: inflation, trade taxes, fiscal policy, fiscal deficit, tax revenue

Edited by Mario I. Blejer and Ke-young Chu, this book investigates linkages among components of the public sector, as well as between macro and micro aspects of fiscal policy, in developing countries. It presents 1...

Building on Progress
			: Reform and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Building on Progress : Reform and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756251.071

ISBN: 9781557756251

Keywords: trade liberalization, financial sector, uruguay round, banking, oil countries

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa region have unprecedented opportunities for transforming their economies through accelerated economic growth, but the countries themselves must ensure the necessary con...

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...

Biographical Sketches

Biographical Sketches »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750341

Keywords: inflation, trade taxes, fiscal policy, fiscal deficit, tax revenue

Gloria Bartoli, an Italian, is an Economist in the Special Fiscal Studies Division of the Fund’s Fiscal Affairs Department. She graduated from the University of Turin and became Assistant Profes...

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...

6 The Choice of Future Exchange Rate Regime in the West Bank and Gaza

6 The Choice of Future Exchange Rate Regime in the West Bank and Gaza »

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

An issue that has received considerable attention over the past few years is whether the Palestinian Authority (PA) should introduce its own currency and if so under what type of exchange rate regime....