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Data Dissemination Standards and the Statistical Quality of the IMF’s World Economic Outlook Forecasts1

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Source: Data Dissemination Standards and the Statistical Quality of the IMF's World Economic Outlook Forecasts

Volume/Issue: 2010/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mico Mrkaic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205349

Keywords: Data quality, data dissemination standards, WEO, inflation, statistics, variance analysis, probability, correlation, Estimation, Methodology for Collecting

This paper analyzes the effects of IMF member countries participation in the IMF's Data Standards Initiatives (DSI) on the statistical quality of WEO forecasts. Results show that WEO forecasts for SDDS subscribers...

The Difference Between Hedonic Imputation Indexes and Time Dummy Hedonic Indexes

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Source: The Difference Between Hedonic Imputation Indexes and Time Dummy Hedonic Indexes

Volume/Issue: 2006/181

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Saeed Heravi , and Mick Silver

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864410

Keywords: Hedonic regressions, superlative indexes, equation, paper, statistics, equations, dummy variable, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data,

Statistical offices try to match item models when measuring inflation between two periods. For product areas with a high turnover of differentiated models, however, the use of hedonic indexes is more appropriate si...

The Treatment of Nonperforming Loans in Macroeconomic Statistics

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Source: The Treatment of Nonperforming Loans in Macroeconomic Statistics

Volume/Issue: 2001/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cornelis Gorter , and Adriaan Bloem

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451874754

Keywords: General statistics, loan accounting, interest, debt, nonperforming loans, creditor, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data,

This paper seeks to promote discussion on the treatment of nonperforming loans in macroeconomic statistics. After reviewing current recommendations in international statistical manuals and the guidelines provided b...

Optimal Liquidity and Economic Stability

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Source: Optimal Liquidity and Economic Stability

Volume/Issue: 2012/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Linghui Han , and Il Lee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503883

Keywords: financial assets, financial sector, monetary aggregate, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General, Dynamic Panel,

Monetary aggregates are now much less used as policy instruments as identifying the right measure has become difficult and interest rate transmission has worked well in an increasingly complex financial system. In...

Assessing Countries’ Financial Inclusion Standing - A New Composite Index

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Source: Assessing Countries' Financial Inclusion Standing - A New Composite Index

Volume/Issue: 2014/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Goran Amidži? , Alexander Massara , and André Mialou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475569681

Keywords: Financial inclusion, access and usage of financial services, factor analysis, index, banking, microfinance, Index Numbers and Aggregation, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data

This paper leverages the IMF's Financial Access Survey (FAS) database to construct a new composite index of financial inclusion. The topic of financial inclusion has gathered significant attention in recent years....

Valuation of Unlisted Direct Investment Equity

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Source: Valuation of Unlisted Direct Investment Equity

Volume/Issue: 2009/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Elkjaer , Jannick Damgaard , and Emmanuel Kumah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2009

ISBN: 9781451873894

Keywords: Valuation methods, FDI, macroeconomic statistical methodology, estimation techniques, direct investment, independent variables, investors, statistics, central tendency, Methodology for Collecting

This paper analyzes the seven valuation methods for unlisted direct investment equity included in the recently adopted IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, Sixth Edition (BPM6). Bas...

Treatment of Mobile Phone Licences in the National Accounts

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Source: Treatment of Mobile Phone Licences in the National Accounts

Volume/Issue: 2001/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nils Mæhle , and Robert Dippelsman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451849349

Keywords: Government Financial Statistics, spectrum, recording, accounts payable, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General

The treatment of license payments in the national accounts has become increasingly important in recent years; with mobile phone licenses being auctioned for substantial values in several countries. Because the text...

Measuring Fiscal Decentralization

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Source: Measuring Fiscal Decentralization : Exploring the IMF's Databases

Volume/Issue: 2011/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455263431

Keywords: Fiscal federalism, fiscal centralization, government finance, compensation of employees, fiscal decentralization, local governments, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data, Structure

Conventional wisdom postulates that there are benefits from decentralizing government finances but there is little empirical evidence about actual country practices. This paper presents data on fiscal decentralizat...

Boom-Bust Cycle, Asymmetrical Fiscal Response and the Dutch Disease

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Source: Boom-Bust Cycle, Asymmetrical Fiscal Response and the Dutch Disease

Volume/Issue: 2010/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kareem Ismail , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982718

Keywords: Fiscal Asymmetry, export value, reer, fiscal rules, oil export, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

We examine the behavior of expenditure policy during boom-bust in commodity price cycles, and its implication for real exchange rate movements. To do so, we introduce a Dutch disease model with downward rigidities...

Quarterly GDP Revisions in G-20 Countries

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Source: Quarterly GDP Revisions in G-20 Countries : Evidence from the 2008 Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2013/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Manik Shrestha , and Marco Marini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2013

ISBN: 9781475557398

Keywords: Quarterly National Accounts, Revisions Analysis, growth rates, gdp growth, gdp growth rates, national accounts, business cycle, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data

This paper presents a statistical analysis of revisions in quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) of the Group of Twenty countries (G-20) since 2000. The main objective is to assess whether the reliability of early...