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IMF-Supported Programs in Indonesia, Korea and Thailand

IMF-Supported Programs in Indonesia, Korea and Thailand »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Timothy Lane , Marianne Schulze-Gattas , Tsidi Tsikata , Steven Phillips , Atish Ghosh , and A. Hamann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757838.084

ISBN: 9781557757838

Keywords: exchange rate, current account, exchange rates, inflation, crisis countries

This paper is a preliminary review of the design of and early experience with IMF-supported programs in Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand during 1997-98. The review takes into account developments as of October 1998,...

Young people on the edge (summary)
			: Labour market inclusion of vulnerable youths

Young people on the edge (summary) : Labour market inclusion of vulnerable youths »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Bjørn Halvorsen , Ole-Johnny Hansen , and Jenny Tägtström

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325516

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Unemployment, Nordic Region, Nordic Countries, Global Economic Crisis, Nordic Council of Ministers, Labour Market

The unemployment among young people is considerably higher than the overall unemployment in the Nordic region. A growing group of young people in the Nordic countries are at a great risk of permanent exclusion with...

Crises, Contagion, and the Closed

Crises, Contagion, and the Closed »

Source: Crises, Contagion, and the Closed : End Country Fund Puzzle

Volume/Issue: 1998/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Levy Yeyati , and Angel Ubide

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

ISBN: 9781451856316

Keywords: Country Funds, Contagion, Financial Crisis, investors, asian crisis, foreign investors, crisis countries

This paper analyzes the behavior of closed-end country fund discounts, including evidence from the Mexican and East Asian crises. We find that the ratio of fund prices to their fundamental value increases dramatica...

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068506.084

ISBN: 9781589068506

Keywords: Budgets, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Financial institutions, Public finance, Pension funds, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Fiscal stability, financial sector, deposit insurance

The economic and financial crisis is affecting the fiscal accounts of virtually every country. Public sector support for the financial system, fiscal stimulus and the automatic stabilizers, as well as the revenue d...

Linkages Between Financial Variables, Financial Sector Reform and Economic Growth and Efficiency

Linkages Between Financial Variables, Financial Sector Reform and Economic Growth and Efficiency »

Source: Linkages Between Financial Variables, Financial Sector Reform and Economic Growth and Efficiency

Volume/Issue: 1995/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. Johnston , and Ceyla Pazarbasioglu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1995

ISBN: 9781451948110

Keywords: financial sector, financial reforms, crisis countries, financial intermediation, financial crisis

This paper analyzes the different channels through which financial variables and financial sector reform can affect economic growth and efficiency, using panel data for 40 countries which reformed their financial s...

The East Asian Crisis

The East Asian Crisis »

Source: The East Asian Crisis : Macroeconomic Developments and Policy Lessons

Volume/Issue: 1998/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kalpana Kochhar , Prakash Loungani , and Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

ISBN: 9781451935547

Keywords: crisis countries, exchange rate, asian crisis, exchange rates, contagion

This paper reviews macroeconomic developments during the first year of the crisis in east Asia and draws some preliminary policy lessons. The crisis is rooted in the interaction of large capital inflows and weak pr...

The IMF and the World Bank
			: How Do They Differ?

The IMF and the World Bank : How Do They Differ? »

Series: Other Statistical Electronic Products

Author(s): David Driscoll

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754059.038

ISBN: 9781557754059

Keywords: balance of payments, exchange rate, exchange rates, debt crisis, foreign exchange, domestic currency, balance of payment, central banks, flexible exchange rates, exchange reserves

This paper discusses how the IMF and the World Bank differ from each other. The IMF is small and, unlike the World Bank, has no affiliates or subsidiaries. Most IMF staff members work at headquarters in Washington,...

La gouvernance du FMI
			: Processus de décision, surveillance, transparence et responsabilité institutionnelles

La gouvernance du FMI : Processus de décision, surveillance, transparence et responsabilité institutionnelles »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2004

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063020.054

ISBN: 9781589063020

Keywords: voting, voting power, capital markets, civil society groups, civil society, decision making, international capital markets, capital movements, crisis prevention, industrial countries

The author-a top decision maker at the IMF for two decades-first focuses on the system of quotas and voting power in the IMF and concludes that it calls for reforms to enhance equity among the membership. He then e...

Managing Financial Crises

Managing Financial Crises »

Source: Managing Financial Crises : The Experience in East Asia

Volume/Issue: 2000/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Timothy Lane , A. Hamann , Marianne Schulze-Gattas , Ales Bulir , Steven Phillips , Atish Ghosh , Alex Mourmouras , and Jack Boorman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451852974

Keywords: East Asian financial crisis, IMF, asian crisis, crisis countries, moral hazard, capital outflows, capital adequacy

The Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 was one of the most dramatic economic events of recent times, which raised many questions regarding the appropriate policy response to financial crises. This paper reviews the...

Post-Crisis Exchange Rate Policy in Five Asian Countries

Post-Crisis Exchange Rate Policy in Five Asian Countries »

Source: Post-Crisis Exchange Rate Policy in Five Asian Countries : Filling in the "Hollow Middle"?

Volume/Issue: 2001/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leonardo Hernández , and Peter Montiel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451858426

Keywords: exchange rate policy, exchange rate, crisis countries, pre-crisis, post-crisis period, exchange rates

Following the 1997-98 financial turmoil, crisis countries in Asia moved toward either floating or fixed exchange rate systems, reinforcing the bipolar view of exchange rate regimes and the "hollow middle" hypothesi...