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Nowcasting Annual National Accounts with Quarterly Indicators

Nowcasting Annual National Accounts with Quarterly Indicators »

Source: Nowcasting Annual National Accounts with Quarterly Indicators : An Assessment of Widely Used Benchmarking Methods

Volume/Issue: 2016/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Marini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2016

ISBN: 9781484301180

Keywords: Benchmarking, Extrapolation, Quarterly National Accounts

Benchmarking methods can be used to extrapolate (or 'nowcast') low-frequency benchmarks on the basis of available high-frequency indicators. Quarterly national accounts are a typical example, where a number of mont...

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC1

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC1 »

Source: Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC

Volume/Issue: 2015/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , and Boriana Yontcheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2015

ISBN: 9781484317556

Keywords: financial inclusion, financial development gap, benchmarking, gdp, credit, variables, Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines financial inclusion and development in the CEMAC. We explore the level of financial inclusion in the CEMAC through a benchmarking exercise.We construct a measure of financial development gap and...

The Capital Markets of Emerging Europe

The Capital Markets of Emerging Europe »

Source: The Capital Markets of Emerging Europe : Institutions, Instruments and Investors

Volume/Issue: 2008/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Li Ong , and Silvia Iorgova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451869644

Keywords: Benchmarks, corporate governance and transparency, derivatives, institutional investors, stock markets, bond, stock exchange, stock market, stock markets. exchange,

Emerging European countries have made large strides in developing their local capital markets since the early-1990s. However, the rate of development has been widely disparate across countries and market segments,...

Fourth Periodic Monitoring Report on the Status of Implementation Plans in Response to Board-Endorsed IEO Recommendations

Fourth Periodic Monitoring Report on the Status of Implementation Plans in Response to Board-Endorsed IEO Recommendations »

Source: Fourth Periodic Monitoring Report on the Status of Implementation Plans in Response to Board-Endorsed IEO Recommendations

Volume/Issue: 2011/091

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 2011

ISBN: 9781498339186

Keywords: Trade policy, International trade agreements, Bilateral trade, Trade liberalization, International trade, EVC, PMR, timely completion, performance benchmark, IEO

Fourth Periodic Monitoring Report on the Status of Implementation Plans in Response to Board-Endorsed IEO Recommendations...

The East African Community

The East African Community »

Source: The East African Community : Prospects for Sustained Growth

Volume/Issue: 2012/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine McAuliffe , Sweta Saxena , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475539424

Keywords: Accelerated growth, sustained growth, benchmarking, East African Community, domestic savings, per capita income, commodity prices, commodity exporters, common market, General

The East African Community (EAC) has been among the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa in the past decade or so. Nonetheless, the recent growth path will not be enough to achieve middle-income status and...

On the Extrapolation with the Denton Proportional Benchmarking Method

On the Extrapolation with the Denton Proportional Benchmarking Method »

Source: On the Extrapolation with the Denton Proportional Benchmarking Method

Volume/Issue: 2012/169

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Marini , and Tommaso Di Fonzo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475505177

Keywords: extrapolation, growth rates, growth rate, rate of change, time series, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data, Benchmarking, Movement Preservation,

Statistical offices have often recourse to benchmarking methods for compiling quarterly national accounts (QNA). Benchmarking methods employ quarterly indicator series (i) to distribute annual, more reliable series...

What Matters for Financial Development and Stability?

What Matters for Financial Development and Stability? »

Source: What Matters for Financial Development and Stability?

Volume/Issue: 2015/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raja Almarzoqi , Sami Ben Naceur , and Akshay Kotak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513501178

Keywords: financial development, financial possibility frontier, variables, benchmarks, trade, economy, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

This study aims to identify policies that influence the development of financial institutions as measured across three dimensions: depth, efficiency, and stability. Applying the concept of the financial possibility...

A Newton's Method for Benchmarking Time Series According to a Growth Rates Preservation Principle

A Newton's Method for Benchmarking Time Series According to a Growth Rates Preservation Principle »

Source: A Newton's Method for Benchmarking Time Series According to a Growth Rates Preservation Principle

Volume/Issue: 2011/179

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Marini , and Tommaso Di Fonzo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462311293

Keywords: Benchmarking, Movement preservation, Linearly equality constrained non-linear optimization, Newton&;amp;#x2019;s method, optimization, minimization, statistics, computation, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating

This work presents a new technique for temporally benchmarking a time series according to the growth rates preservation principle (GRP) by Causey and Trager (1981). A procedure is developed which (i) transforms the...

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind »

Source: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind

Volume/Issue: 2016/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lars Svensson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2016

ISBN: 9781498314787

Keywords: macroprudential policy, unemployment, unemployment rate, debt, marginal cost, benchmark, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), All Countries

“Leaning against the wind” (LAW) with a higher monetary policy interest rate may have benefits in terms of lower real debt growth and associated lower probability of a financial crisis but has costs in terms of hig...

Update on Implementation of Action Plans to Strengthen Capacity of HIPCs to Track Poverty-Reducing Public Spending

Update on Implementation of Action Plans to Strengthen Capacity of HIPCs to Track Poverty-Reducing Public Spending »

Source: Update on Implementation of Action Plans to Strengthen Capacity of HIPCs to Track Poverty-Reducing Public Spending

Volume/Issue: 2003/029

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2003

ISBN: 9781498329767

Keywords: HIPC Initiative, Financial management information systems, Treasury management, Heavily indebted poor countries, Expenditure controls, Budget execution, PP, PEM, action plan, short-term measure

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