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Portugal :, Selected Issues

Abstract
This Selected Issues paper analyzes Portugal’s export performance in 2006 and assesses whether it might augur a sustained recovery. The paper examines the factors underlying the recent export rebound, and searches for signs of fundamental changes in structures of the export industries during the last decade. It highlights the importance of labor market flexibility. Using a four-country version of the IMF Global Economic Model, the paper attempts to illustrate the benefits of labor market reform to help close the competitiveness gap
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. Portugal's Export Rebound in 2006: Recovery or Blip?; A. Introduction; B. What Explains the Export Rebound since 2006?; C. Recent Trends in the Export Sector; D. Conclusion; References; II. Making Portugal's Tax System More Pro-Growth; A. Background; Figures; 1. Portugal: Tax Burden and Composition, 2005; B. Tax Policy; Boxes; 1. Characteristics of Pro-Growth Tax System; C. Domestic Tax Administration; D. Conclusion; Appendixes; I. Main Features of the Portuguese Tax System; References; III. The Importance of Labor Market Flexibility in Regaining Competitiveness
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed.
Note
"October 2007"--Cover
Physical Description
1 online resource (34 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9786613734518

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