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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Aftermath of the CFA Franc Devaluation

Aftermath of the CFA Franc Devaluation »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Stéphane Cossé , Johannes Mueller , Jean Le Dem , and Jean Clément

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755612.084

ISBN: 9781557755612

Keywords: central bank, central banks, monetary policy, inflation, money market

Developments in the countries of the CFA franc zone in the aftermath of the January 1994 devaluation of the CFA franc are reviewed in this paper. Following a summary of the new adjusment strategy, the papers descri...

Perspectives on the Role of a Central Bank

Perspectives on the Role of a Central Bank »

Series: Books

Author(s): Miguel Mancera , Paul Volcker , and Jean Godeaux

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752062.071

ISBN: 9781557752062

Keywords: central bank, monetary policy, central banks, inflation, money supply

This book presents the proceedings of a conference held in Beijing, China, on the role of central banks. Among the speakers were Paul A. Volcker, Miguel Mancera, and Jean Godeaux. The paperss review the role of mon...

Limiting Central Bank Credit to the Government
			: Theory and Practice

Limiting Central Bank Credit to the Government : Theory and Practice »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557753588.084

ISBN: 9781557753588

Keywords: central bank, current account, monetary policy, inflation, central banks

This paper examines central bank independence with reference to the constraints on central bank credit to the government, focusing on how such credit should be regulated. It discusses why credit should be contsrain...

Frameworks for Monetary Stability
			: Policy Issues and Country Experiences

Frameworks for Monetary Stability : Policy Issues and Country Experiences »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754196.071

ISBN: 9781557754196

Keywords: central bank, monetary policy, interest, inflation, payments

This book, edited by Tomás J.T. Baliño and Carlo Cottarelli, addresses some of the strategic issues faced by policymakers in the choice of a monetary regime. Following an overview of some of these issues, the book...

How to Measure the Fiscal Deficit

How to Measure the Fiscal Deficit »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557751928.071

ISBN: 9781557751928

Keywords: inflation, central bank, payments, credit, fiscal policy

Fiscal policy seeks to equilibrate the public sector's financing needs with the private sector's demand for investment and a sustainable balance of payments. Correct measurement of the public sector's net use of re...

Inflation Targeting in Practice
			: Strategic and Operational Issues and Application to Emerging Market Economies

Inflation Targeting in Practice : Strategic and Operational Issues and Application to Emerging Market Economies »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758897.071

ISBN: 9781557758897

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, inflation target

A growing number of countries are anchoring their monetary policy through explicit inflation targeting. This policy has already scored remarkable successes in several countries, establishing central bank credibilit...

Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic
			: Challenges Following the 2008-09 Global Crisis:  Challenges Following the 2008-09 Global Crisis

Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic : Challenges Following the 2008-09 Global Crisis: Challenges Following the 2008-09 Global Crisis »

Series: Books

Author(s): Marco Pinon , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , M. (Mario) Garza , and Fernando Delgado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353780.071

ISBN: 9781616353780

Keywords: debt, inflation, monetary policy, interest, central bank

Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic coped well with the global financial crisis of 2008-09. The impact was generally less severe and shorter lived than in previous episodes, the balance of payments...

Statistical Implications of Inflation Targeting
			: Getting the Right Numbers and Getting the Numbers Right

Statistical Implications of Inflation Targeting : Getting the Right Numbers and Getting the Numbers Right »

Series: Books

Author(s): Carol Carson , Claudia Dziobek , and Charles Enoch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061323.071

ISBN: 9781589061323

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, inflation-targeting

This book brings together the experience of central banks and national statistical agencies in countries that focus their monetary policy on inflation targets. Inflation targeting has led to a close interface betwe...

Financial Dollarization
			: The Policy Agenda

Financial Dollarization : The Policy Agenda »

Series: Books

Author(s): Adrián Armas , Eduardo Levy Yeyati , and Alain Ize

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781403987594.072

ISBN: 9781403987594

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, foreign currency, central bank

Financial (unofficial) dollarization is widely seen as a critical source of financial fragility in both developing and emerging economies. This volume provides a rigorous and balanced perspective on the causes and...

Transforming Financial Systems in the Baltics, Russia and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Transforming Financial Systems in the Baltics, Russia and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union »

Series: Books

Author(s): Robert Price , Malcolm Knight , and Arne Petersen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757982.071

ISBN: 9781557757982

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, national bank, monetary policy

In 1991, the Baltics, Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union set out on the road to establishing market economies by lieberalizing prices, dismantling the instruments of central planning, and initiat...