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This new outlook for the world economy is based on the Belgian Federal Planning Bureau’s NIME model and covers the period 2013-2024. The projection indicates that there should be a limited growth rebound over the period 2013-2016. Over this period, economic growth should allow a closing of the euro area’s output gap, even though world economic growth should continue to be driven mainly by countries other than those of the EU, the United States and Japan. In the longer run, world growth should decline due to a general slowdown in productivity growth, but also due to unfavourable demographic trends.
It should be noted that these 2013-2024 projections for the world economy do not serve as input for the Federal Planning Bureau’s short-term forecasts and medium-term projections for Belgium. Indeed, these latter rely on various ad hoc methodologies and integrate international forecasts from institutions such as the EU Commission, the OECD and the IMF.
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > Statistical Simulation Methods; Monte Carlo Methods [C15]
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Econometric Modeling [C5]
Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles [E3]
Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > Fiscal Policy; Public Expenditures, Investment, and Finance; Taxation [E62]
International Economics > International Factor Movements and International Business [F2]
International Economics > Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance [F4]
Public Economics > Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents > General [H30]
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > General [O40]