France : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

November 13, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper presents an overview of the different methodologies that can be used to measure the amount of available slack in an economy. A comparison of these alternatives reveals that the evolution of the Nairu is crucial for understanding recent cyclical developments in the French economy. A comprehensive reform of the personal income tax has been assessed. This paper analyzes the expansion of high-tech activities, and reviews a number of policy issues connected with the development of an information and communication technology-based new economy.

Series:

Country Report No. 00/148

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 13, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451813517/1934-7685

Stock No:

1FRAEA0022000

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

53

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