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  • 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...

  • Wage Determination and Incomes Policy in Open Economiesby Anne Braun

    International Monetary Fund 1986; US$ 9.25

    Written by Anne Romanis Braun, a former staff member of the IMF's Research Department, this volume deals with the nature of wage determination and the problem of securing an economically appropriate development of money incomes in an open economy over the medium term. more...

  • Central and Eastern Europe: Roads to Growthby Georg Winckler

    International Monetary Fund 1992; US$ 11.00

    The experience of Central and Eastern European countries with moving from centrally planned to open-market economies is examined in this collection of papers given at an April 1991 seminar, moderated by Georg Winckler and organized by the IMF and the Austrian National Bank. 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...

  • Government Employment and Pay: Some International Comparisonsby Alan Tait

    International Monetary Fund 1983; US$ 2.50

    How many people are employed by the government? How many are employed by the central government compared with the state and local authorities? How many are employed in public enterprise? How much are they all paid? How much are they paid relative to each other, or relative to the private sector? Such questions interest people in general and economists... 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...