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IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

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Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068674.017

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

Trade policy occupies an unusual and at times problematic place in the work of the IMF. Though trade policies of IMF members have strong influences on macroeconomic stability, they are often seen as peripheral to t...

IEO Annual Report, 2008

IEO Annual Report, 2008 »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067790.017

ISBN: 9781589067790

Keywords: conditionality, structural conditionality, exchange rate policy, trade policy issues, international trade

This fifth Annual Report describes the activities of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) during the year to April 30, 2008. This period saw the completion of two evaluations, "Structural Conditionality in IMF-S...

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office »

Source: Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office

Volume/Issue: 2008/012

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2008

ISBN: 9781498334785

Keywords: Trade policy, International trade, Exchange rate policy, Corporate governance, Economic integration, IMFC, PP, IEO, conditionality, IMF

Since its October 2007 Report to the IMFC, the IEO has released its report on Structural Conditionality in Fund-Supported Programs, and continued work on the evaluations of Aspects of IMF Corporate Governance-inclu...

IMF Executive Board Reviews the Role of Trade in the Fund’s Work

IMF Executive Board Reviews the Role of Trade in the Fund’s Work »

Source: Review of the Role of Trade in the Work of the Fund

Volume/Issue: 2015/011

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498344876

Keywords: Bilateral surveillance, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Fund role, International trade, Low-income developing countries, Multilateral surveillance, Trade integration, Trade liberalization, Trade policy

This review follows the Board-endorsed recommendation by the IEO in 2009 to have an assessment of the Fund's work on trade every five years. In addition to reviewing past work, this paper discusses key issues going...

Review of the Role of Trade in the Work of the Fund

Review of the Role of Trade in the Work of the Fund »

Source: Review of the Role of Trade in the Work of the Fund

Volume/Issue: 2015/011

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498344876

Keywords: Bilateral surveillance, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Fund role, International trade, Low-income developing countries, Multilateral surveillance, Trade integration, Trade liberalization, Trade policy

This review follows the Board-endorsed recommendation by the IEO in 2009 to have an assessment of the Fund's work on trade every five years. In addition to reviewing past work, this paper discusses key issues going...

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

1. The IMF’s involvement in trade policy issues has been a source of controversy. In contrast to exchange rate, fiscal, or monetary policies, trade policy lies within the IMF’s doma...

Chapter 2 What Is the Nature of the IMF’s Mandate to Cover Trade Policy?

Chapter 2 What Is the Nature of the IMF’s Mandate to Cover Trade Policy? »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

5. The IMF’s mandate on trade policy issues is broad, but not precise. 2 The root of the mandate lies in Article I(ii) which specifies that a purpo...

Chapter 3 Institutional Architecture for Trade Policy: How Well Has Cooperation Worked?

Chapter 3 Institutional Architecture for Trade Policy: How Well Has Cooperation Worked? »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

9. Interinstitutional cooperation is essential for the IMF to be effective on trade policy issues. Two aspects of the institutional landscape reinforce this point. First, since the...

Chapter 4 The IMF’s Evolving Role in Trade Policy: How Was the Process Guided?

Chapter 4 The IMF’s Evolving Role in Trade Policy: How Was the Process Guided? »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

20. Executive Board guidance on trade policy since the mid-1990s pushed staff both to broaden the range of issues they covered and to be more selective. 5...

Chapter 5 IMF Advice on Trade Policy: How Well Was the Approach Carried Out?

Chapter 5 IMF Advice on Trade Policy: How Well Was the Approach Carried Out? »

Source: IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

23. IMF coverage of trade policy varied widely in range and depth across countries and over time. The basic tenets of the IMF’s approach to trade policy issues are generally well su...