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A Modern History of Fiscal Prudence and Profligacy

A Modern History of Fiscal Prudence and Profligacy »

Source: A Modern History of Fiscal Prudence and Profligacy

Volume/Issue: 2013/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , Rafael Romeu , Ariel Binder , and Asad Zaman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2013

ISBN: 9781616357825

Keywords: fiscal balance, fiscal policy response, fiscal prudence, Deficit,

We draw on a newly collected historical dataset of fiscal variables for a large panel of countries-to our knowledge, the most comprehensive database currently available-to gauge the degree of fiscal prudence or pro...

The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession

The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession »

Source: The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession : Impact on the CEMAC Region and Policy Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2009/20

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Dimitre Milkov , Rafael Portillo , Plamen Iossifov , and John Wakeman-Linn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2009

ISBN: 9781455255252

Keywords: Emerging markets, Global financial crisis, policy response, cost containment, CEMAC, fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, monetary policy, foreign exchange, exchange rate

The financial sector of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) has been seriously affected by the global financial crisis and resulting global recession. This note assesses the response of CEMA...

Capital Inflows and Balance of Payments Pressures

Capital Inflows and Balance of Payments Pressures »

Source: Capital Inflows and Balance of Payments Pressures : Tailoring Policy Responses in Emerging Market Economies

Volume/Issue: 2008/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Bikas Joshi , Manuela Goretti , Uma Ramakrishnan , Alun Thomas , Atish Ghosh , and Juan Zalduendo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451945997

Keywords: Economic policy, Balance of payments, Capital inflows, Capital flows, Developing countries, Policy Discussion Paper, policy responses, current account, exchange rate,

Although capital inflows are generally beneficial to recipient countries, they also pose a challenge for the conduct of economic policy. This paper proposes a conceptual taxonomy to guide the design of policy respo...

Large Capital Flows

Large Capital Flows »

Source: Large Capital Flows : A Survey of the Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses

Volume/Issue: 1999/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alejandro Lopez Mejia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1999

ISBN: 9781451843514

Keywords: Capital Flows, Crises, Policy Responses, Survey, capital inflows, exchange rate, private capital flows, private capital

This paper reviews the causes, consequences, and policy responses to large capital flows in several emerging markets. It opens by studying recent patterns of capital flows, and then discusses the causes of capital...

Analyzing Determinants of Inflation When There Are Data Limitation

Analyzing Determinants of Inflation When There Are Data Limitation »

Source: Analyzing Determinants of Inflation When There Are Data Limitation : The Case of Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2008/271

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kadima Kalonji , Jan Gottschalk , and Ken Miyajima

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871296

Keywords: Historical decomposition, impulse response, variance decomposition, vector autoregression (VAR), monetary policy, central bank, aggregate demand,

This paper examines the determinants of inflation in Sierra Leone using a structural vector autoregression (VAR) approach to help forecast inflation for operational purposes. Despite data limitations, the paper acc...

Inflation Pressures and Monetary Policy Options in Emerging and Developing Countries-A Cross Regional Perspective

Inflation Pressures and Monetary Policy Options in Emerging and Developing Countries-A Cross Regional Perspective »

Source: Inflation Pressures and Monetary Policy Options in Emerging and Developing Countries-A Cross Regional Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2009/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Inci Ötker , David Vávra , Francisco Vazquez , Luis Jácome , Karl Habermeier , Kotaro Ishi , Alessandro Giustiniani , and Turgut Kisinbay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871487

Keywords: oil price shocks, food price shocks, policy responses, central bank, aggregate demand,

This paper analyzes the monetary policy response to rising inflation in emerging and developing countries associated with the food and oil price shocks in 2007 and the first half of 2008. It reviews inflation devel...

Coping with Capital Inflows

Coping with Capital Inflows »

Source: Coping with Capital Inflows : Experiences of Selected European Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/190

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Vávra , Inci Ötker , Barry Topf , and Zbigniew Polanski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867541

Keywords: capital markets integration, policy responses, exchange rate, capital account liberalization, exchange rate flexibility,

This paper reviews the experiences of a number of European countries in coping with capital inflows. It describes the nature of the inflows, their implications for macroeconomic and financial stability, and the pol...

Global Food Price Inflation and Policy Responses in Central Asia

Global Food Price Inflation and Policy Responses in Central Asia »

Source: Global Food Price Inflation and Policy Responses in Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2012/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502497

Keywords: central bank, monetary fund, price stability, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: Forecasting and Simulation, Kyrgyzstan, Food Price Shocks, Policy Responses,

This paper examines the implications of elevated global food prices for inflation in select Central Asian economies - Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The findings suggest that global fo...

A toolkit for Assessing Fiscal Vulnerabilities and Risks in Advanced Economies

A toolkit for Assessing Fiscal Vulnerabilities and Risks in Advanced Economies »

Source: A toolkit for Assessing Fiscal Vulnerabilities and Risks in Advanced Economies

Volume/Issue: 2012/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elif Arbatli , Emre Alper , Jiri Jonas , Anke Weber , Marc Gerard , Tidiane Kinda , Giovanni Callegari , Anna Shabunina , Andrea Schaechter , and Carlos Caceres

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931162

Keywords: Fiscal vulnerabilities, fiscal risk, sustainability, debt, market, interest, monetary fund, policy responses, Structure and Scope of Government: General,

This paper presents a range of tools and indicators for analyzing fiscal vulnerabilities and risks for advanced economies. The analysis covers key short-, medium- and long-term dimensions. Short-term pressures are...

Capital Flow Deflection*

Capital Flow Deflection* »

Source: Capital Flow Deflection

Volume/Issue: 2014/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Giordani , Michele Ruta , Hans Weisfeld , and Ling Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498383202

Keywords: cross-border spillovers, policy response, capital flow, capital inflow, General, International Relations and International Political Economy: General,

This paper focuses on the coordination problem among borrowing countries imposing controls on capital infl ows. In a simple model of capital flows and controls, we show that inflow restrictions distort internation...