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  • The Netherlands: Transforming a Market Economyby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1999; US$ 9.00

    The striking turnaround in the Netherlands' economic performance over the past decade and a half has attracted widespread attention. Emerging from deep recession and high unemployment in the early 1980s, the economy shifted to a pace of growth more rapid than that in neighboring economies, and posted a rise in employment close to that in the United... more...

  • Labor Market Performance in Transition: The Experience of Central and Eastern European Countriesby Philippe Egoumé-Bossogo

    International Monetary Fund 2006; US$ 14.00

    More than a decade after the start of the transition process, unemployment rates remain in the double digits in a number of Central and Eastern European countries. That unemployment rates have failed to decline, even in countries experiencing good growth, is puzzling. In this paper the authors examine three interrelated questions: How has the transition... more...

  • Real Wage Adjustment in the Former Soviet Unionby Louis Dicks-Mireaux

    International Monetary Fund 1993; US$ 5.00

    Since 1991, the economies of the former Soviet Union have experienced sizeable shocks that have pushed equilibrium real wages far from pre-transition levels. This paper sets out a framework in which to assess the degree of real wage adjustment needed to restore equilibrium, and discusses practical problems in applying wage targets and monitoring real... more...

  • Cross-Cutting Themes in Employment Experiences during the Crisisby Athanasios Vamvakidis

    International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 5.00

    The human cost of the recent global crisis is reflected in its impact on the labor market. Explaining why economies with similar downturns had very different employment trends can help design policies to reduce such costs and improve labor markets. This paper analyzes the recent employment experiences of six economies: Germany, Korea, Mexico, New... more...

  • Lifting Euro Area Growth: Priorities for Structural Reforms and Governanceby Luc Everaert

    International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 5.00

    To live up to its growth potential and secure its inclusive social model, the euro area must make better use of its available labor. In the aftermath of the crisis, boosting growth is essential to prevent unemployment from becoming a long-term problem and to facilitate the return to fiscal sustainability. Labor utilization in the euro area has been... more...

  • Lessons from Successful Labor Market Reformers in Europeby Anthony Annett

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00

    Welfare states can be reformed successfully, and popular support for reforms can be maintained. But this requires an internally consistent package of labor market, fiscal, and product market reforms, including some kind of buy-in, through, for example, tax cuts. Empirical analysis combined with a select number of case studies-comprising Ireland, Denmark,... more...

  • Evaluating Government Employment and Compensationby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 5.00

    Technical Notes and Manuals are produced by IMF departments to expand the dissemination of their technical assistance advice. These papers present general advice and guidance, drawn in part from unpublished technical assistance reports, to a broader audience. This new series was launched in August 2009. more...

  • Fostering Growth in Europe Nowby Bergljot Barkbu

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 5.00

    Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief and written in nontechnical language, and so are aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues. This Web-only series replaced... more...

  • Finance & Development, September 1995by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1995; US$ 3.75

    For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly magazine brings you in-depth analyses of these and other subjects by the IMF?s own staff as well as by prominent international experts.... more...

  • Finance & Development, December 1971by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 3.75

    For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly magazine brings you in-depth analyses of these and other subjects by the IMF?s own staff as well as by prominent international experts.... more...