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The Design of EMU

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Source: The Design of EMU

Volume/Issue: 1997/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Begg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1997

ISBN: 9781451852233

Keywords: European Monetary Union, credibility, asymmetric shocks, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, price stability, monetary union

Pursuit of price stability may, but need not, exacerbate output fluctuations. This paper discusses the monetary strategy of the European Central Bank, the intermediate targets that this should entail, and implicati...

A Common Currency for Belarus and Russia?

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Source: A Common Currency for Belarus and Russia?

Volume/Issue: 2004/228

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vassili Prokopenko , Etibar Jafarov , and Anne Gulde

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451875478

Keywords: Currencies, Belarus, Foreign exchange, Monetary unions, Russian Federation, currency union, monetary union, Russia, central bank, monetary policy

This paper discusses costs, benefits, and implementation challenges of a possible currency union between Belarus and Russia. It shows that Belarus and Russia are economically closely linked but nevertheless do not...

How Symmetric Are the Shocks and the Shock Adjustment Dynamics Between the Euro Area and Central and Eastern European Countries?

How Symmetric Are the Shocks and the Shock Adjustment Dynamics Between the Euro Area and Central and Eastern European Countries? »

Source: How Symmetric Are the Shocks and the Shock Adjustment Dynamics Between the Euro Area and Central and Eastern European Countries?

Volume/Issue: 2002/222

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Frenkel , and Christiane Nickel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875270

Keywords: European monetary integration, international monetary arrangements and institutions, correlation, inflation, time series, monetary union,

In this paper, we use a structural vector autoregression model to identify and compare demand and supply shocks between euro area countries and central and eastern European countries (CEECs). The shocks and the sho...

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area »

Source: Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2018/3

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Helge Berger , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2018

ISBN: 9781484340424

Keywords: Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Monetary unions, Spain, Italy, Fiscal policy, France, Germany, Greece

The paper makes an analytical contribution to the revived discussion about the euro area's institutional setup. After significant progress during the euro crisis, the drive to complete Europe's Economic and Monetar...

2011 Triennial Surveillance Review - External Study - An Evaluation of IMF Surveillance of the Euro Area

2011 Triennial Surveillance Review - External Study - An Evaluation of IMF Surveillance of the Euro Area »

Source: 2011 Triennial Surveillance Review - External Study - An Evaluation of IMF Surveillance of the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2011/049

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2011

ISBN: 9781498338707

Keywords: Euro Area, Europe, European Economic and Monetary Union, Fund role, Relationships with Fund, Surveillance, Financial crises, International monetary system, Financial markets, Economic conditions

External Study prepared by Jean Pisani-Ferry, André Sapir, and Guntram B. Wolff: This report provides an independent evaluation of recent IMF surveillance in the euro area (EA). It focuses on the euro area as a wh...

Sectorial Macroeconomic Interdependencies

Sectorial Macroeconomic Interdependencies »

Source: Sectorial Macroeconomic Interdependencies : Evidence for Latin America, East Asia and Europe

Volume/Issue: 1999/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Norman Loayza , J. Lopez , and Angel Ubide

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451842760

Keywords: Europe, Monetary unions, International Comovements, Currency Areas, Error Components Models, common, output growth, andean pact, trade integration, regional trade

This paper analyzes common economic patterns across countries and economic sectors in Latin America, East Asia and Europe for the period 1970-94 by means of an error-components model that decomposes real value adde...

Real Wage Rigidities, Fiscal Policy, and the Stability of EMU in the Transition Phase

Real Wage Rigidities, Fiscal Policy, and the Stability of EMU in the Transition Phase »

Source: Real Wage Rigidities, Fiscal Policy, and the Stability of EMU in the Transition Phase

Volume/Issue: 1999/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Thode , Norbert Berthold , and Rainer Fehn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1999

ISBN: 9781451850529

Keywords: European Monetary Union, real wage rigidity, unemployment, labor market reforms, asymmetric shocks, wage, unemployment rate, rising unemployment

EMU started with eleven member countries as scheduled on January 1, 1999. The paper shows that the primacy of politics over economics in this decision could have serious consequences concerning the stability of EMU...

Transmittal Policy

Transmittal Policy »

Source: Transmittal Policy : The Exchange of Documents Between the Fund and Other Organizations

Volume/Issue: 2017/060

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 November 2017

ISBN: 9781498346276

Keywords: Basket of currencies, Central African Economic and Monetary Community, Central banking, Central banks, Currencies, Development plans, Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, Economic integration, Economic policy, European Union

history of exchanging documents with other international organizations and currency unions. The practice of exchanging documents with individual organizations dates back to the 1940s, mostly conducted through bilat...

The U.S. Federal Debt Outlook: Reading the Tea Leaves1

The U.S. Federal Debt Outlook: Reading the Tea Leaves1 »

Source: Crisis Management and Resolution for a European Banking System

Volume/Issue: 2010/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alessandro Giustiniani , Wim Fonteyne , Wouter Bossu , Alessandro Gullo , Seán Kerr , Daniel Hardy , and Luis Cortavarria-Checkley

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982695

Keywords: Banking, Banking supervision, Banking crises, Financial stability, Financial crisis, Financial integration, Banking systems, Bank reforms, Crisis management, Crisis resolution

This paper proposes an integrated crisis management and resolution framework for the EU's single banking market. It comprises a European Resolution Authority (ERA), armed with the mandate and the tools to deal cost...

A European Minimum Wage: Implications for Poverty and Macroeconomic Imbalances

A European Minimum Wage: Implications for Poverty and Macroeconomic Imbalances »

Source: A European Minimum Wage: Implications for Poverty and Macroeconomic Imbalances

Volume/Issue: 2020/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache , Christian Ebeke , La-Bhus Fah Jirasavetakul , Koralai Kirabaeva , Davide Malacrino , Florian Misch , Hyun Woo Park , and Yu Shi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513545073

Keywords: External sector, Cost of living, Wage policy, Labor costs, Labor markets, Minimum Wage, European Union, Poverty Alleviation, Current Account Rebalancing, Monetary Unions

A hypothetical European Minimum Wage (MW) set at 60 percent of each country's median wage would reduce in-work poverty but have limited effects on overall poverty, as many poor households do not earn a wage near MW...