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Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes

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Source: Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes

Volume/Issue: 2005/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862447

Keywords: Fiscal Discipline, Institutions, contingent liabilities, budget execution, fiscal risk, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, and Finance, Taxation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Markets and Institutions,

This paper develops indices of fiscal transparency for a broad range of countries based on the IMF's Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency, using data derived from published fiscal transparency modules of t...

Quantitative Assessment of a Financial System-Barbados

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Source: Quantitative Assessment of a Financial System-Barbados

Volume/Issue: 2005/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451860955

Keywords: banking, financial system, financial sector, banking system, bank profitability, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

A banking system module is incorporated into the Central Bank of Barbados's multisectoral macroeconomic forecasting model, and a medium-term forecast is generated for bank capitalization, profitability, liquidity a...

Interest Rates, Credit Rationing, and Investment in Developing Countries

Interest Rates, Credit Rationing, and Investment in Developing Countries »

Source: Interest Rates, Credit Rationing, and Investment in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2003/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mwanza Nkusu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451848441

Keywords: institutions, bank loans, macroeconomic stability, inflation, bank credit, banking, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

This paper examines the impact of interest rates and inflation on bank loans and investment within a framework that mimics the financial sectors prevailing in most low-income developing countries. The paper emphasi...

Central Bank Financial Strength in Central America and the Dominican Republic

Central Bank Financial Strength in Central America and the Dominican Republic »

Source: Central Bank Financial Strength in Central America and the Dominican Republic

Volume/Issue: 2014/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Swiston , Florencia Frantischek , Przemek Gajdeczka , and Alexander Herman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484387368

Keywords: central bank, inflation, monetary fund, monetary policy, Institutions and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

This paper examines the financial strength of central banks in Central America and the Dominican Republic (CADR). Some central banks are working off the effects of intervention in distressed financial institutions...

Financial Liberalization and Real Investment

Financial Liberalization and Real Investment »

Source: Financial Liberalization and Real Investment : Evidence From Turkish Firms

Volume/Issue: 2002/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cemile Sancak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

ISBN: 9781451852417

Keywords: capital market imperfections, financial liberalization, equation, capital stock, capital market, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions And Services,

There is increasing emphasis on the importance of efficient financial markets for sustained real investment and economic growth, yet limited empirical research on the effects of the deregulation of financial market...

External Linkages and Policy Constraints in Saudi Arabia

External Linkages and Policy Constraints in Saudi Arabia »

Source: External Linkages and Policy Constraints in Saudi Arabia

Volume/Issue: 2013/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Niklas Westelius

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2013

ISBN: 9781475570274

Keywords: oil revenues, oil prices, oil exports, oil export, export revenues, Institutions and the Macroeconomy, General, Global Outlook,

The constraints that external linkages impose on domestic policy choices in Saudi Arabia have continuously evolved over the past four decades. This paper argues that two major ongoing developments in particular hav...

Identifying Structural Reform Gaps in Emerging Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia1

Identifying Structural Reform Gaps in Emerging Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia1 »

Source: Identifying Structural Reform Gaps in Emerging Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2017/82

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Norbert Funke , Asel Isakova , and Maksym Ivanyna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475590616

Keywords: Central Asia, structural reforms, CESEE, Caucasus, reform gaps, General, Institutions and the Macroeconomy, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Using data from the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report as an example, this paper compares structural indicators for 25 countries in Emerging Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia with a generic c...

Private Finance and Public Policy

Private Finance and Public Policy »

Source: Private Finance and Public Policy

Volume/Issue: 2004/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451854305

Keywords: Finance, Market Failures, benefits, financial system, financial institutions, financial systems, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Externalities, Asymmetric and Private Information,

This paper articulates a logical foundation-drawn from disparate literatures-for understanding why safeguarding financial stability is an important economic policy objective. The paper also explains why private asp...

Price Volatility and Financial Instability

Price Volatility and Financial Instability »

Source: Price Volatility and Financial Instability

Volume/Issue: 2001/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gene Leon , and Rupert Worrell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451848052

Keywords: volatility, financial instability, GARCH models, exchange rate, stock market, stock prices, stock price, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Statistical measures of the volatility of exchange rates, interest rates, and stock prices are estimated for a number of countries. Periods of high volatility are identified and compared with periods of financial d...

International Financial Contagion and the IMF

International Financial Contagion and the IMF »

Source: International Financial Contagion and the IMF : A Theoretical Framework

Volume/Issue: 2001/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Clark , and Haizhou Huang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855913

Keywords: international financial contagion, contagion, capital market, financial contagion, international capital, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

We provide a model of contagion where countries borrow or lend for consumption smoothing at the market interest rate or a lower IMF rate. Highly indebted countries hit by large negative shocks to output will defaul...