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This paper uses an impulse-response function approach to assess the magnitude and persistence of the labour force participation effects of downturns for a sample of 30 countries over the period 1960-2008.
This paper assesses empirically whether or not current account reversals have permanent growth effects and the role of macroeconomic policies in this process.
This paper critically reviews the current state of cross-country research on informality and discusses how existing data sources can be more effectively employed and extended to shed light on the link between public policies and informality.
This paper reviews the main monthly indicators that could help forecasting world trade and compares different type of forecasting models using these indicators.
Housing policies in France are designed to meet several objectives. They consist primarily in ensuring that all households have housing that corresponds to their needs and financial means.
A well-functioning housing market is essential for economic prosperity and well-being.
This paper analyses the effect of capital inflow shocks on the evolution of domestic credit.
This paper provides an empirical investigation of the medium-term determinants of international investment positions for a large sample of advanced and emerging economies.
This paper provides an empirical investigation of the relationship between surges in capital inflows and the probability of subsequent banking, currency and balance-of-payment crises.
In this paper we describe the main features of the French social housing system as viewed from abroad, and place it within the context of systems in other major developed countries, particularly in Europe.