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Testing the Transparency Benefits of Inflation Targeting

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Source: Testing the Transparency Benefits of Inflation Targeting : Evidence from Private Sector Forecasts

Volume/Issue: 2006/289

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Crowe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865493

Keywords: inflation forecasts, central bank transparency, propensity score matching, central bank, Asymmetric and Private Information,

I test whether inflation targeting (IT) enhances transparency using inflation forecast data for 11 IT adoption countries. IT adoption promotes convergence in forecast errors, suggesting that it enhances transparenc...

Inherited or Earned? Performance of Foreign Banks in Central and Eastern Europe1

Inherited or Earned? Performance of Foreign Banks in Central and Eastern Europe1 »

Source: Inherited or Earned? Performance of Foreign Banks in Central and Eastern Europe

Volume/Issue: 2010/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilia Jurzyk , and Olena Havrylchyk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451961713

Keywords: foreign acquisition, propensity score matching, banking, foreign investors, foreign bank, foreign ownership,

Using a combination of propensity score matching and difference-in-difference techniques we investigate the impact of foreign bank ownership on the performance and market power of acquired banks operating in Centra...

Enforcing Public-Private Partnership Contract: How do Fiscal Institutions Matter?

Enforcing Public-Private Partnership Contract: How do Fiscal Institutions Matter? »

Source: Enforcing Public-Private Partnership Contract: How do Fiscal Institutions Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2017/243

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Manabu Nose

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484328286

Keywords: Fiscal risk, Public-private partnerships, adverse selection, public investment management, propensity score matching, Infrastructures, General

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have increased rapidly in emerging and developing countries, creating both opportunities and fiscal challenges. One of the main challenges is that while governments have increased...

Flexible Fiscal Rules and Countercyclical Fiscal Policy1

Flexible Fiscal Rules and Countercyclical Fiscal Policy1 »

Source: Flexible Fiscal Rules and Countercyclical Fiscal Policy

Volume/Issue: 2016/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martine Guerguil , Pierre Mandon , and Rene Tapsoba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513581460

Keywords: Fiscal Policy Rules, Flexibility, Investment-friendly Rules, Cyclically-adjusted Balance Rules, Propensity Scores-matching, fiscal policy, fiscal rules, public spending, fiscal rule, public investment

This paper assesses the impact of different types of flexible fiscal rules on the procyclicality of fiscal policy with propensity scores-matching techniques, thus mitigating traditional self-selection problems. It...

The Impact of IMF-Supported Programs on FDI in Low-income Countries

The Impact of IMF-Supported Programs on FDI in Low-income Countries »

Source: The Impact of IMF-Supported Programs on FDI in Low-income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Al-Sadiq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513502342

Keywords: IMF-Supported Programs, FDI Inflows, Low-income Countries, Treatment Effects Model, Propensity Score Matching, gdp, income, investment, variables, value

It is common for IMF-supported adjustment programs with low-income member countries (LICs) to project that they will facilitate FDI inflows. The main objective of this paper is to empirically examine this hypothesi...

A Constrained Choice? Impact of Concessionality Requirements on Borrowing Behavior

A Constrained Choice? Impact of Concessionality Requirements on Borrowing Behavior »

Source: A Constrained Choice? Impact of Concessionality Requirements on Borrowing Behavior

Volume/Issue: 2014/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calixte Ahokpossi , Laurence Allain , and Giovanna Bua

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498349727

Keywords: Concessionality, debt limits policy, propensity score matching, external debt, public debt, private creditors, debt relief, concessional debt, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper uses the propensity matching score approach to assess the impact of the IMF's debt limits policy (DLP) on borrowing behavior in countries eligible to borrow from its concessional lending window. The pape...

Do IMF-Supported Programs Catalyze Donor Assistance to Low-Income Countries?1

Do IMF-Supported Programs Catalyze Donor Assistance to Low-Income Countries?1 »

Source: Do IMF-Supported Programs Catalyze Donor Assistance to Low-Income Countries?

Volume/Issue: 2014/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yasemin Bal-Gunduz , and Masyita Crystallin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 November 2014

ISBN: 9781498381635

Keywords: IMF-Supported programs, official development assistance (ODA), catalytic impact of IMF-supported programs, low-income countries, propensity score matching, disbursements, balance of payments, foreign direct investment, investment, direct investment

This study explores whether IMF-supported programs in low-income countries (LICs) catalyze Official Development Assistance (ODA). Based on a comprehensive set of ODA measures and using Propensity Score Matching app...

IMF-Supported Programs in Low Income Countries: Economic Impact over the Short and Longer Term1

IMF-Supported Programs in Low Income Countries: Economic Impact over the Short and Longer Term1 »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs in Low Income Countries : Economic Impact over the Short and Longer Term

Volume/Issue: 2013/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Mumssen , Yasemin Bal-Gunduz , Christian Ebeke , and Linda Kaltani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 December 2013

ISBN: 9781484356203

Keywords: macroeconomic outcomes, propensity score matching, low-income countries, balance of payments, current account, current account balance, external shocks, current account balances, International Lending and Debt Problems, Globalization: Economic Development

This paper studies the short and longer-term impact of IMF engagement in Low-Income Countries (LICs) over nearly three decades. In contrast to earlier studies, we focus on a sample composed exclusively of LICs and...

Testing the Transparency Benefits of Inflation Targeting
			: Evidence from Private Sector Forecasts

Testing the Transparency Benefits of Inflation Targeting : Evidence from Private Sector Forecasts »

Volume/Issue: 2006/289

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Crowe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865493.001

ISBN: 9781451865493

Keywords: inflation forecasts, central bank transparency, propensity score matching, central bank, Asymmetric and Private Information,

I test whether inflation targeting (IT) enhances transparency using inflation forecast data for 11 IT adoption countries. IT adoption promotes convergence in forecast errors, suggesting that it enhances transparenc...

Inherited or Earned? Performance of Foreign Banks in Central and Eastern Europe

Inherited or Earned? Performance of Foreign Banks in Central and Eastern Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2010/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilia Jurzyk , and Olena Havrylchyk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451961713.001

ISBN: 9781451961713

Keywords: foreign acquisition, propensity score matching, banking, foreign investors, foreign bank, foreign ownership,

Using a combination of propensity score matching and difference-in-difference techniques we investigate the impact of foreign bank ownership on the performance and market power of acquired banks operating in Centra...