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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 »

Volume/Issue: 2015/011

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498344876.007

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...

North-South Trade
			: Is Africa Unusual?

North-South Trade : Is Africa Unusual? »

Volume/Issue: 1998/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coe , and Alexander Hoffmaister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851694.001

ISBN: 9781451851694

Keywords: gravity model, trade, bilateral trade, trading patterns, world trade, trade liberalization, trading blocs

We estimate a gravity model to address the question of whether Africa’s bilateral trade with industrial countries is “unusual” compared with other developing country regions. Our main finding i...

Rising Income Inequality
			: Technology, or Trade and Financial Globalization?

Rising Income Inequality : Technology, or Trade and Financial Globalization? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Papageorgiou , Subir Lall , and Florence Jaumotte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870435.001

ISBN: 9781451870435

Keywords: mechanisms, trade globalization, financial globalization, technological progress, FDI., tariff rate, trade liberalization, FDI,

We examine the relationship between trade and financial globalization and the rise in inequality in most countries in recent decades. We find technological progress as having a greater impact than globalization on...

Trade Liberalization Strategies
			: What Could South Eastern Europe Learn From Cefta and Bfta?

Trade Liberalization Strategies : What Could South Eastern Europe Learn From Cefta and Bfta? »

Volume/Issue: 2003/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonis Adam , James McHugh , and Theodora Kosma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875799.001

ISBN: 9781451875799

Keywords: Trade liberalization, gravity models, stability pact, CEFTA, BFTA, trade area, free trade, free trade area, regional trade, portfolio choice

This paper explores the effectiveness of the Central European Free Trade Area (CEFTA) and the Baltic Free Trade Area (BFTA). Estimates from a gravity model and bilateral trade data support the view that both CEFTA...

Transitional Arrangements for Trade and Payments Among the CMEA Countries

Transitional Arrangements for Trade and Payments Among the CMEA Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1990/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451955712.001

ISBN: 9781451955712

Keywords: world prices, trade liberalization, terms of trade, bilateral trade, foreign trade

Trade among the CMEA countries will soon be conducted at world prices and in convertible currencies. These are crucial steps in economic reform but will worsen Eastern Europe’s terms of trade and drive it in...

11 Impact of the Uruguay Round

11 Impact of the Uruguay Round »

Source: Trade Policy Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756213

Keywords: trade liberalization, free trade, uruguay round, trade diversion, trade reforms

I would like to preface my remarks by saying that I am here in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of the WTO. The topic this morning is the impact of the U...

2 Introduction

2 Introduction »

Source: Trade Policy Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756213

Keywords: trade liberalization, free trade, uruguay round, trade diversion, trade reforms

As Mr. Ouattara’s remarks have suggested, we in the Fund have been devoting increasing attention to structural reforms as a necessary complement to macroeconomic stabilization in th...

4 Issues in the Design and Implementation of Trade Reforms—Experience in Developing and Transition Economies

4 Issues in the Design and Implementation of Trade Reforms—Experience in Developing and Transition Economies »

Source: Trade Policy Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756213

Keywords: trade liberalization, free trade, uruguay round, trade diversion, trade reforms

I would like today to discuss selected issues in the design and implementation of trade reforms based on our experience with adjustment programs supported by the use of Fund resourc...

North-South Trade

North-South Trade »

Source: North-South Trade : Is Africa Unusual?

Volume/Issue: 1998/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coe , and Alexander Hoffmaister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451851694

Keywords: gravity model, trade, bilateral trade, trading patterns, world trade, trade liberalization, trading blocs

We estimate a gravity model to address the question of whether Africa’s bilateral trade with industrial countries is “unusual” compared with other developing country regions. Our main finding i...