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Uncertainty, Flexible Exchange Rates, and Agglomeration*

Uncertainty, Flexible Exchange Rates, and Agglomeration* »

Source: Uncertainty, Flexible Exchange Rates, and Agglomeration

Volume/Issue: 1998/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1998

ISBN: 9781451927351

Keywords: Flexible exchange rates, Agglomeration, Two-stage EMU, exchange rate, exchange rate variability, economic geography, exchange rates

This paper shows that exchange rate variability promotes agglomeration of economic activity. Under flexible rates, firms located in large markets have lower variability of sales, reinforcing concentration of firms...

Institutions versus Geography

Institutions versus Geography »

Source: Institutions versus Geography : Subnational Evidence from the United States

Volume/Issue: 2006/169

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alma Romero-Barrutieta , and Eric Clifton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864298

Keywords: institutions, geography, Appalachia, econometrics, probability, growth rates, instrumental variable, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Development: Regional, Urban

Empirical studies of the impact of geography and institutions on growth and development at the international level have become common place, but the high degree of abstraction at that level has led to calls for sub...

Economic Geography and Wages

Economic Geography and Wages »

Source: Economic Geography and Wages : The Case of Indonesia

Volume/Issue: 2004/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mary Amiti , and Lisa Cameron

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451850239

Keywords: Agglomeration, vertical linkages, economic geography, cost linkages, demand linkages, market access, wage, benefits, National Security and War, Economic History: Government

The paper finds a significant shift in the economic characteristics of civil conflicts during the1990s. Conflicts have become shorter but with more severe contractions and a stronger recovery of growth. The overall...

Institutions Rule

Institutions Rule »

Source: Institutions Rule : The Primacy of Institutions over Integration and Geography in Economic Development

Volume/Issue: 2002/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian , Francesco Trebbi , and Dani Rodrik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451859621

Keywords: Institutions, integration, geography, equation, statistics, dummy variable, equations, samples, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Capitalist Systems: Political Economy

We estimate the respective contributions of institutions, geography, and trade in determining cross-country income levels using recently developed instruments for institutions and trade. Our results indicate that t...

What’s On

What’s On »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

IMF Financial Data

IMF Financial Data »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

In the News: IMF Approves $119 Million Loan for Afghanistan

In the News: IMF Approves $119 Million Loan for Afghanistan »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

African Governors Meet with De Rato on Voice and Representation

African Governors Meet with De Rato on Voice and Representation »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

Country Briefs: Sustained Sound Policies Bode well for New Zealand

Country Briefs: Sustained Sound Policies Bode well for New Zealand »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

Libya Urged to Take Up Comprehensive Reform Plan

Libya Urged to Take Up Comprehensive Reform Plan »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...