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Policies, Enforcement, and Customs Evasion

Policies, Enforcement, and Customs Evasion »

Source: Policies, Enforcement, and Customs Evasion : Evidence from India

Volume/Issue: 2007/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Prachi Mishra , Arvind Subramanian , and Petia Topalova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451866247

Keywords: Customs evasion, enforcement, institutions, customs, import value, export value, exporting countries, customs administration, Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law,

We examine the effect of tariff policies on evasion of customs duties, in the context of the trade reform in India of the 1990s. We exploit the variation in tariff rates across time and products to identify the eva...

The Persistence of Corruption and Slow Economic Growth

The Persistence of Corruption and Slow Economic Growth »

Source: The Persistence of Corruption and Slow Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2002/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451874952

Keywords: multiple equilibria, strategic complementarities, persistence, bribe, expenditure, government expenditure, bribes, grand corruption, Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law,

There is increasing recognition that corruption has substantial, adverse effects on economic growth. But if the costs of corruption are so high, why don’t countries strive to improve their institutions and r...

The Fiscal Cost of Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan 2005-2016

The Fiscal Cost of Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan 2005-2016 »

Source: The Fiscal Cost of Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan 2005-2016

Volume/Issue: 2018/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Barrett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484374931

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Middle East, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, conflict, peace dividend, AfghanistanI, Afghanistan, Structure and Scope of Government, Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

I use a monthly panel of provincially-collected central government revenues and conflict fatalities to estimate government revenues lost due to conflict in Afghanistan since 2005. I identify causal effects by instr...

Crime and the Economy in Mexican States

Crime and the Economy in Mexican States »

Source: Crime and the Economy in Mexican States : Heterogeneous Panel Estimates (1993-2012)

Volume/Issue: 2015/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Concha Verdugo Yepes , Peter Pedroni , and Xingwei Hu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513541969

Keywords: Crime, Panel Structural VAR, homicides, homicide, security, crimes, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Analysis of Growth, Development, and Changes

This paper studies the transmission of crime shocks to the economy in a sample of 32 Mexican states over the period from 1993 to 2012. The paper uses a panel structural VAR approach which accounts for the heterogen...

Can Good Governance Lower Financial Intermediation Costs?

Can Good Governance Lower Financial Intermediation Costs? »

Source: Can Good Governance Lower Financial Intermediation Costs?

Volume/Issue: 2018/279

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariusz Jarmuzek , and Tonny Lybek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484385678

Keywords: Corruption, Governance, financial intermediation costs, Relation of Economics to Social Values, Government Policy and Regulation, Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law

This paper argues that better governance practices can reduce the costs, risks and uncertainty of financial intermediation. Our sample covers high-, middle- and low-income countries before and after the global fina...

Implementing AML/CFT Measures in the Precious Minerals Sector

Implementing AML/CFT Measures in the Precious Minerals Sector »

Source: Implementing AML/CFT Measures in the Precious Minerals Sector : Preventing Crime While Increasing Revenue

Volume: 14

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Emmanuel Mathias , and Bert Feys

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2014

ISBN: 9781498338035

Keywords: Money laundering, Smuggling, Revenue administration, Tax evasion, Precious minerals, terrorism financing, minerals, gold, diamonds, metals

The trade in precious metals and stones has been linked to illicit financial flows, corruption, smuggling, drug trafficking, illicit arms trafficking, and the financing of terrorism. In addition, the extraction of...

Islamic Finance and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

Islamic Finance and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) »

Source: Islamic Finance and Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

Volume/Issue: 2016/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nadim Kyriakos-Saad , Manuel Vasquez , Chady El Khoury , and Arz El Murr

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 February 2016

ISBN: 9781513516158

Keywords: Risk, AML/CFT, finance, financial institutions, transactions, islamic financial institutions, Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law, All Countries,, Islamic finance

The money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risks associated with conventional finance are generally well identified and understood by the relevant national authorities. There is, however, no common unde...

Policies, Enforcement, and Customs Evasion
			: Evidence from India

Policies, Enforcement, and Customs Evasion : Evidence from India »

Volume/Issue: 2007/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Prachi Mishra , Arvind Subramanian , and Petia Topalova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866247.001

ISBN: 9781451866247

Keywords: Customs evasion, enforcement, institutions, customs, import value, export value, exporting countries, customs administration, Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law,

We examine the effect of tariff policies on evasion of customs duties, in the context of the trade reform in India of the 1990s. We exploit the variation in tariff rates across time and products to identify the eva...

A Behavioral Approach to Financial Supervision, Regulation, and Central Banking1

A Behavioral Approach to Financial Supervision, Regulation, and Central Banking1 »

Source: A Behavioral Approach to Financial Supervision, Regulation, and Central Banking

Volume/Issue: 2018/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashraf Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484372289

Keywords: Governance, Central banks and their policies, Remuneration, Central banking, behavior, culture, financial supervision, financial regulation, risk management, behavioral economics

This paper describes how behavioral elements are relevant to financial supervision, regulation, and central banking. It focuses on (1) behavioral effects of norms (social, legal, and market); (2) behavior of others...

Deterring Abuse of the Financial System

Deterring Abuse of the Financial System »

Source: Deterring Abuse of the Financial System : Elements of an Emerging International Integrity Standard

Volume/Issue: 2005/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): John Abbott , and R. Johnston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451975581

Keywords: Financial crisis, Anti-money laundering, International capital markets, Standards and codes, Financial integrity, combating the financing of terrorism, financial system, financial sector, money laundering, internal controls

Assessing financial systems' stability has required the IMF to dig deeper into financial sector issues and to include financial integrity elements in its assessments. Integrity elements are increasingly being addre...