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The Measurement of Central Bank Autonomy

The Measurement of Central Bank Autonomy »

Source: The Measurement of Central Bank Autonomy : Survey of Models, Indicators, and Empirical Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2006/227

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bernard Laurens , Marco Arnone , and Jean-François Segalotto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864878

Keywords: political autonomy, economic autonomy, central bank, price stability, inflation performance,

This paper presents a survey of the literature on the measurement of central bank autonomy. We distinguish inputs that constitute the building blocks in the literature, and the literature that builds on them. Issue...

Being a Foreigner Among Domestic Banks

Being a Foreigner Among Domestic Banks »

Source: Being a Foreigner Among Domestic Banks : Asset or Liability?

Volume/Issue: 2009/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Neeltje Horen , and Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874181

Keywords: performance, distance, foreign banks, foreign bank, domestic banks, host country, foreign ownership,

Studying a large number of banks in various countries between 1999 and 2006, we document that foreign banks perform better when from a high income country, when host country competition is limited, and when they ar...

Oil Prices and Bank Profitability

Oil Prices and Bank Profitability »

Source: Oil Prices and Bank Profitability : Evidence From Major Oil-Exporting Countries in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2009/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Heiko Hesse , and Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451873672

Keywords: bank profitability, oil price shocks, system GMM, banking, exporting countries, bank performance,

This paper analyzes the relationship between oil price shocks and bank profitability. Using data on 145 banks in 11 oil-exporting MENA countries for 1994-2008, we test hypotheses of direct and indirect effects of o...

Who Disciplines Bank Managers?

Who Disciplines Bank Managers? »

Source: Who Disciplines Bank Managers?

Volume/Issue: 2009/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Maechler , Klaus Schaeck , Martin Cihak , and Stéphanie Marie Stolz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874174

Keywords: Market discipline, executive turnover, financial soundness, discipline, banking, subordinated debt, bank risk, bank performance,

We bring to bear a hand-collected dataset of executive turnovers in U.S. banks to test the efficacy of market discipline in a 'laboratory setting' by analyzing banks that are less likely to be subject to government...

Why Are Canadian Banks More Resilient?1

Why Are Canadian Banks More Resilient?1 »

Source: Why Are Canadian Banks More Resilient?

Volume/Issue: 2009/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rocco Huang , and Lev Ratnovski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451872996

Keywords: Early Warning System, capital injection, banking, bank performance, bank of canada,

This paper explores factors behind Canadian banks' relative resilience in the ongoing credit turmoil. We identify two main causes: a higher share of depository funding (vs. wholesale funding) in liabilities, and a...

Spending Seigniorage

Spending Seigniorage »

Source: Spending Seigniorage : Do Central Banks Have a Governance Problem?

Volume/Issue: 2006/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alain Ize

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451863185

Keywords: seigniorage, expenditures, central bank, reserve accumulation, currency composition, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government,

This paper reviews how central banks allocate seigniorage, based on systematic crosscountry comparisons of their financial accounts. Central banks are classified as weak or strong, depending upon their structural p...

Words vs. Deeds

Words vs. Deeds »

Source: Words vs. Deeds : What Really Matters?

Volume/Issue: 2011/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mahvash Qureshi , Atish Ghosh , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455261413

Keywords: policy credibility, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, central bank, inflation performance, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper revisits the link between the nominal exchange rate regime and inflation, based on a sample of 145 emerging market and developing countries (EMDCs) over the period 1980-2010. We contend that, just as a d...

IMF Conditionality in the Context of Inflation Targeting: The Case of Brazil

IMF Conditionality in the Context of Inflation Targeting: The Case of Brazil »

Source: Inflation Targeting - Implications for IMF Conditionality

Volume/Issue: 1999/008

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 1999

ISBN: 9781484329641

Keywords: Conditionality, Inflation targeting, Central bank independence, Monetary policy, Central banks, Monetary transmission mechanism, PP, inflation target, performance criterion, BCB

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Summing Up by the Acting Chairman Inflation Targeting—Implications for IMF Conditionality

Summing Up by the Acting Chairman Inflation Targeting—Implications for IMF Conditionality »

Source: Inflation Targeting - Implications for IMF Conditionality

Volume/Issue: 1999/008

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 1999

ISBN: 9781484329641

Keywords: Conditionality, Inflation targeting, Central bank independence, Monetary policy, Central banks, Monetary transmission mechanism, PP, inflation target, performance criterion, BCB

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Inflation Targeting: Implications for IMF Conditionality

Inflation Targeting: Implications for IMF Conditionality »

Source: Inflation Targeting - Implications for IMF Conditionality

Volume/Issue: 1999/008

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 1999

ISBN: 9781484329641

Keywords: Conditionality, Inflation targeting, Central bank independence, Monetary policy, Central banks, Monetary transmission mechanism, PP, inflation target, performance criterion, BCB

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