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Central Banking in Latin America

Central Banking in Latin America »

Source: Central Banking in Latin America : From the Gold Standard to the Golden Years

Volume/Issue: 2015/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Jácome

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 March 2015

ISBN: 9781484303184

Keywords: banks, bank, capital, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

This paper provides a brief historical journey of central banking in Latin America to shed light on the debate about monetary policy in the post-global financial crisis period. The paper distinguishes three periods...

The Costs and Benefits of Various Wage Bargaining Structures

The Costs and Benefits of Various Wage Bargaining Structures »

Source: The Costs and Benefits of Various Wage Bargaining Structures : An Empirical Exploration

Volume/Issue: 2002/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849257

Keywords: internal factors, wage, bargaining, Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: General, Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects,

The literature on the relationship between the unemployment rate and wage bargaining fails to separate the offsetting effects of a reduction in competition associated with centralized bargaining and the increased a...

Multivariate Filter Estimation of Potential Output for the Euro Area and the United States

Multivariate Filter Estimation of Potential Output for the Euro Area and the United States »

Source: Multivariate Filter Estimation of Potential Output for the Euro Area and the United States

Volume/Issue: 2015/253

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Alichi , Olivier Bizimana , Silvia Domit , Emilio Fernández Corugedo , Douglas Laxton , Kadir Tanyeri , Hou Wang , and Fan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513556222

Keywords: Macroeconomic Modeling, inflation, unemployment, gdp, productivity, Model Construction and Estimation, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

The estimates of potential output and the output gap presented in this paper are not official IMF estimates. The programs and potential output estimates in this paper can be downloaded from www.douglaslaxton.org.Th...

A Simple Multivariate Filter for Estimating Potential Output

A Simple Multivariate Filter for Estimating Potential Output »

Source: A Simple Multivariate Filter for Estimating Potential Output

Volume/Issue: 2015/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Blagrave , Roberto Garcia-Saltos , Douglas Laxton , and Fan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2015

ISBN: 9781475565133

Keywords: Macroeconomic Modeling, output, economy, Model Construction and Estimation, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

Estimates of potential output are an important ingredient of structured forecasting and policy analysis. Using information on consensus forecasts, this paper extends the multivariate filter developed by Benes and o...

Fragmentation and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area

Fragmentation and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area »

Source: Fragmentation and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2013/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Al-Eyd , and Pelin Berkmen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484328750

Keywords: fragmentation, interest, markets, lending, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

The ECB has taken a range of actions to address bank funding problems, eliminate excessive risk in sovereign markets, and safeguard monetary transmission. But euro area financial markets have remained fragmented, d...

An Overview of Islamic Finance1

An Overview of Islamic Finance1 »

Source: An Overview of Islamic Finance

Volume/Issue: 2015/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mumtaz Hussain , Asghar Shahmoradi , and Rima Turk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513590745

Keywords: Sukuk, finance, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Government Policy and Regulation,

Islamic finance has started to grow in international finance across the globe, with some concentration in few countries. Nearly 20 percent annual growth of Islamic finance in recent years seems to point to its resi...

Does Demand Volatility Lower Growth and Raise Inflation? Evidence from the Caribbean

Does Demand Volatility Lower Growth and Raise Inflation? Evidence from the Caribbean »

Source: Does Demand Volatility Lower Growth and Raise Inflation? Evidence from the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2014/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Magda Kandil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484359679

Keywords: Demand Shocks Asymmetric Effects Contractionary and Inflationary Biases, aggregate demand, price inflation, real output, money supply, Asymmetric Effects, Contractionary and Inflationary Biases., Demand Shocks, General,

The paper investigates asymmetry in the allocation of aggregate demand shocks between real output growth and price inflation over the business cycle in a sample of fifteen Caribbean countries. In most countries, th...

International Trade and Poverty Alleviation1

International Trade and Poverty Alleviation1 »

Source: International Trade and Poverty Alleviation

Volume/Issue: 2001/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Geoffrey Bannister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451847512

Keywords: trade reform, effects of trade liberalization, trade reforms, Welfare and Poverty: General,

Empirical studies suggest that trade reform has a positive effect on employment and income for the poor; however, there are winners and losers. If the transitional costs of trade liberalization fall disproportionat...

Effects of Monetary and Macroprudential Policies on Financial Conditions

Effects of Monetary and Macroprudential Policies on Financial Conditions »

Source: Effects of Monetary and Macroprudential Policies on Financial Conditions : Evidence from the United States

Volume/Issue: 2015/288

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Sally Chen , Federico Diaz Kalan , Stefan Laseen , and Katsiaryna Svirydzenka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513519159

Keywords: spillovers, international monetary fund, exchange rate, transmission mechanism, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), spillovers.,

The Global Financial Crisis has reopened discussions on the role of the monetary policy in preserving financial stability. Determining whether monetary policy affects financial variables domestically-especially com...

Monetary Policy Transmission and Financial Stability in a LIC

Monetary Policy Transmission and Financial Stability in a LIC »

Source: Monetary Policy Transmission and Financial Stability in a LIC : The Case of Bangladesh

Volume/Issue: 2015/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sohrab Rafiq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513549132

Keywords: inflation, financial stability, reserve, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper explores how monetary policy affects the real economy and its efficacy in promoting financial stability in a large low income country. This paper shows that monetary policy modestly impacts real economic...