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Efficiency and Legitimacy

Efficiency and Legitimacy »

Source: Efficiency and Legitimacy : Trade-Offs in IMF Governance

Volume/Issue: 2005/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861266

Keywords: International institutions, paper, monetary fund, monetary cooperation, international monetary cooperation, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

Designing appropriate governance structures for an international financial institution such as the IMF is difficult, because steps to enhance the legitimacy of such an institution through constraints on its decisio...

Emerging Powers and Global Governance

Emerging Powers and Global Governance »

Source: Emerging Powers and Global Governance : Whither the IMF?

Volume/Issue: 2015/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rakesh Mohan , and Muneesh Kapur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513557403

Keywords: Global Governance, quota, economy, economies, global economy, weight, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Institutional Arrangements,

The governance structure in global bodies like the IMF continues to be disproportionally dominated by advanced economies. Sustained rapid growth in emerging and developing economies (EDEs) in the past 2-3 decades h...

Fiscal Discipline and Exchange Rate Regimes

Fiscal Discipline and Exchange Rate Regimes »

Source: Fiscal Discipline and Exchange Rate Regimes : Evidence From the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2006/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rupa Duttagupta , and Guillermo Tolosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863796

Keywords: exchange rate, fiscal stances, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

This paper assesses the nature of fiscal discipline under alternative exchange rate regimes. First, it shows in a simple theoretical framework that fiscal agencies under a currency union with a fixed exchange rate...

Arrears to the IMF - A Ghost of the Past?

Arrears to the IMF - A Ghost of the Past? »

Source: Arrears to the IMF - A Ghost of the Past?

Volume/Issue: 2016/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anne Oeking , and Mariusz Sumlinski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475554823

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, External debt, Arrears, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

In this paper, we consider incidences of arrears to the IMF, focusing on protracted arrears cases and attempt to identify determinants of their occurrence. We use narrative and formal methods. In addition, we analy...

Should African Monetary Unions Be Expanded? An Empirical Investigation of the Scope for Monetary Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa

Should African Monetary Unions Be Expanded? An Empirical Investigation of the Scope for Monetary Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Should African Monetary Unions Be Expanded? An Empirical Investigation of the Scope for Monetary Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2010/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , Catherine Pattillo , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201402

Keywords: Monetary integration, monetary union, monetary unions, inflation, monetary policy, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

This paper develops a full-fledged cost-benefit analysis of monetary integration, and applies it to the currency unions actively pursued in Africa. The benefits of monetary union come from a more credible monetary...

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...

Monetary Union in West Africa

Monetary Union in West Africa »

Source: Monetary Union in West Africa : Who Might Gain, Who Might Lose, and Why?

Volume/Issue: 2002/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson , Xavier Debrun , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875393

Keywords: Monetary union, fiscal distortions, inflation, monetary policy, terms of trade, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

We develop a multicountry model in which governments aim at excessive spending in order to serve the narrow interests of the group in power. This puts pressure on the monetary authorities to extract seigniorage, an...

Institutions, Program Implementation, and Macroeconomic Performance

Institutions, Program Implementation, and Macroeconomic Performance »

Source: Institutions, Program Implementation, and Macroeconomic Performance

Volume/Issue: 2004/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Saleh Nsouli , Ruben Atoyan , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

ISBN: 9781451859393

Keywords: Institutions, IMF-supported programs, macroeconomic performance, inflation, statistics, equation, correlation, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper assesses empirically the links among a country's institutions and political environment, its implementation of IMF-supported programs, and macroeconomic performance in a sample of 197 programs approved b...

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund »

Source: Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund

Volume/Issue: 2006/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abbas Mirakhor , and Iqbal Zaidi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865332

Keywords: International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, voting, exchange rates, capital flows, International Economic Order,

This paper attempts to set out the principal issues that need to be resolved in formulating a proposal for quotas and voice reform in the IMF that could command broad support. Following John Rawls, we argue that "j...

The Link Between Adherence to International Standards of Good Practice, Foreign Exchange Spreads, and Ratings

The Link Between Adherence to International Standards of Good Practice, Foreign Exchange Spreads, and Ratings »

Source: The Link Between Adherence to International Standards of Good Practice, Foreign Exchange Spreads, and Ratings

Volume/Issue: 2003/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Tiffin , Christian Mulder , and Charalambos Christofides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451849615

Keywords: foreign exchange spreads, standards, correlation, regulation, international standards, equation, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

This paper examines the relationship between adherence to international standards of good practice in policy-making and two key indicators of access to capital markets and the cost of this access: spreads and sover...