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Political Price Cycles in Regulated Industries

Political Price Cycles in Regulated Industries »

Source: Political Price Cycles in Regulated Industries : Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2006/260

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Claudio Paiva , and Rodrigo Moita

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451865202

Keywords: Political cycle, regulated prices, election, voters, elections, oil prices, Regulation and Business Law: General, Economics of Regulation,

This paper develops a model of political regulation in which politicians set the regulated price in order to maximize electoral support by signaling to voters a pro-consumer behavior. Political incentives and welfa...

Labor and Product Market Deregulation

Labor and Product Market Deregulation »

Source: Labor and Product Market Deregulation : Partial, Sequential, or Simultaneous Reform?

Volume/Issue: 2005/227

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helge Berger , and Stephan Danninger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862461

Keywords: Product market regulation, labor market regulation, employment growth, policy coordination, sequencing, employment, labor market, labor demand, Economics of Regulation, Labor-Management Relations

This study explores the effects of labor and product market deregulation on employment growth. Our empirical results, based on an OECD country panel from 1990-2004, suggest that lower levels of product and labor ma...

Quantity Controls, License Transferability, and the Level of Investment

Quantity Controls, License Transferability, and the Level of Investment »

Source: Quantity Controls, License Transferability, and the Level of Investment

Volume/Issue: 2001/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ling Tan , Kala Krishna , and Ram Ranjan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451874600

Keywords: licensing, transferability, tradable quotas, entry, equation, equations, competitive industry, unit of capital, factor demand, Firm Behavior

This paper models investment/entry decisions in a competitive industry that is subject to a quantity control on an input for production. The quantity control is implemented by auctioning licenses for the restricted...

The Fear of Freedom

The Fear of Freedom »

Source: The Fear of Freedom : Politicians and the Independence and Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors

Volume/Issue: 2007/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Taylor , Marc Quintyn , and Silvia Ramirez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865899

Keywords: financial regulation, agency independence, public administration accountability, banking, banking supervision, supervisory agency, central banking, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Public Economics: Miscellaneous Issues: Other, Economics of Regulation,

Compared with the case of central bank independence, independence for financial sector supervisors remains more controversial. This paper analyzes changes in independence and accountability arrangements in a set of...

Lessons and Policy Implications from the Global Financial Crisis

Lessons and Policy Implications from the Global Financial Crisis »

Source: Lessons and Policy Implications from the Global Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2010/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stijn Claessens , Luc Laeven , Deniz Igan , and Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451963021

Keywords: International financial architecture, regulation and supervision, subprime lending, contagion, households leverage, financial institutions, credit booms, systemic risk, deposit insurance, Economics Education and Teaching of Economics: Undergraduate

The ongoing global financial crisis is rooted in a combination of factors common to previous financial crises and some new factors. The crisis has brought to light a number of deficiencies in financial regulation a...

Compliance with the AM+L4776L/CFT International Standard

Compliance with the AM+L4776L/CFT International Standard »

Source: Compliance with the AM+L4776L/CFT International Standard : Lessons from a Cross-Country Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Concha Verdugo Yepes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462312306

Keywords: Terrorist Financing, Compliance, AML/CFT International Standard, international cooperation, terrorist, terrorism, Economics of Regulation, International Law, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper assesses countries' compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) international standard during the period 2004 to 2011. We find that overall compliance is...

Reforming Labor and Product Markets

Reforming Labor and Product Markets »

Source: Reforming Labor and Product Markets : Some Lessons from Two Decades of Experiments in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2005/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tito Boeri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

ISBN: 9781451861167

Keywords: Structural reforms, labor market reform, product market reform, labor market, employment, unemployment, employment protection, Economics of Regulation, Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions

This paper evaluates European structural reforms over the last 20 years, in light of economic theory predictions about interactions between labor and product market reforms. Reforms in labor markets occur at higher...

Biennial Review of the Implementation of the Fund’s Surveillance and of the 1977 Surveillance Decision—Content of Surveillance

Biennial Review of the Implementation of the Fund’s Surveillance and of the 1977 Surveillance Decision—Content of Surveillance »

Source: Biennial Review of the Implementation of the Fund's Surveillance and of the 1977 Surveillance Decision - Overview, Modalities of Surveillance, and Content of Surveillance

Volume/Issue: 2004/032

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2004

ISBN: 9781498330152

Keywords: Exchange rate policy surveillance, Economic conditions, Regional economics, Economic policy, Balance of payments, Financial regulation and supervision, PP, article IV consultation, article IV, staff report

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IMF Executive Board Reviews the Fund’s Surveillance

IMF Executive Board Reviews the Fund’s Surveillance »

Source: Biennial Review of the Implementation of the Fund's Surveillance and of the 1977 Surveillance Decision - Overview, Modalities of Surveillance, and Content of Surveillance

Volume/Issue: 2004/032

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2004

ISBN: 9781498330152

Keywords: Exchange rate policy surveillance, Economic conditions, Regional economics, Economic policy, Balance of payments, Financial regulation and supervision, PP, article IV consultation, article IV, staff report

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Biennial Review of the Fund's Surveillance—Overview; Modalities of Surveillance; Content of Surveillance; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Biennial Review of the Fund's Surveillance—Overview; Modalities of Surveillance; Content of Surveillance; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion »

Source: Biennial Review of the Implementation of the Fund's Surveillance and of the 1977 Surveillance Decision - Overview, Modalities of Surveillance, and Content of Surveillance

Volume/Issue: 2004/032

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2004

ISBN: 9781498330152

Keywords: Exchange rate policy surveillance, Economic conditions, Regional economics, Economic policy, Balance of payments, Financial regulation and supervision, PP, article IV consultation, article IV, staff report

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