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CHAPTER 4. Policy Implications

CHAPTER 4. Policy Implications »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , and Yongzheng Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064393

Keywords: Trade, Trade policy, trade liberalization, intraregional trade, regional integration, trade barriers, regional trade

The generally disappointing record of African RTAs warrants a reexamination of the underlying assumptions. Is the record disappointing because no preconditions were established to make the RTAs beneficial, d...

CHAPTER 2. Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa

CHAPTER 2. Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , and Yongzheng Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064393

Keywords: Trade, Trade policy, trade liberalization, intraregional trade, regional integration, trade barriers, regional trade

A. Global Background RTAs have been proliferating exponentially throughout the world. Nearly all countries now participate in at least one RTA, and approximately 300 RTAs, both bilat...

CHAPTER 5. Role of the IMF

CHAPTER 5. Role of the IMF »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , and Yongzheng Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064393

Keywords: Trade, Trade policy, trade liberalization, intraregional trade, regional integration, trade barriers, regional trade

The discussion so far highlights the need to take a broad perspective in thinking about how to make African RTAs work better. Careful design and sustained implementation are necessary to make any RTA deliver...

Coincident Indicators of Capital Flows1

Coincident Indicators of Capital Flows1 »

Source: Coincident Indicators of Capital Flows

Volume/Issue: 2012/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Malika Pant , and Yanliang Miao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463937737

Keywords: Coincident Indicators, Capital Tracker, net capital flows, net capital, capital inflows, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation,

Capital flows data from Balance of Payments statistics often lag 3-6 months, which renders timely surveillance and policy deliberation difficult. To address the tension, we propose two coincident composite indicato...

Commodity Windfalls, Polarization, and Net Foreign Assets

Commodity Windfalls, Polarization, and Net Foreign Assets »

Source: Commodity Windfalls, Polarization, and Net Foreign Assets : Panel Data Evidenceon the Voracity Effect

Volume/Issue: 2010/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Markus Bruckner , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205400

Keywords: Commodity Windfalls, Net Foreign Assets, Polarization, foreign assets, net foreign asset, foreign asset, net foreign asset position, Equity, Justice, Inequality

This paper examines the effect that windfalls from international commodity price booms have on net foreign assets in a panel of 145 countries during the period 1970-2007. The main finding is that windfalls from int...

Competitiveness in the Baltics in the Run-Up to EU Accession

Competitiveness in the Baltics in the Run-Up to EU Accession »

Source: Competitiveness in the Baltics in the Run-Up to EU Accession

Volume/Issue: 2003/114

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451805376

Keywords: exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, real exchange rates, foreign assets

This paper analyzes competitiveness in the Baltics in the run-up to European Union accession. Several factors appear to have driven movements in equilibrium real exchange rates in the Baltics since the start of the...

Consumption Smoothing and Exchange Rate Volatility

Consumption Smoothing and Exchange Rate Volatility »

Source: Consumption Smoothing and Exchange Rate Volatility

Volume/Issue: 1995/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bart Turtelboom

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

ISBN: 9781451853049

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, net foreign asset, foreign asset, real exchange rate

This paper analyzes exchange rate behavior in a model where consumers trade goods to diversify shocks to their income. A model with traded and nontraded goods is simulated in a multilateral context based upon histo...

Controlling Capital? Legal Restrictions and the Asset Composition of International Financial Flows

Controlling Capital? Legal Restrictions and the Asset Composition of International Financial Flows »

Source: Controlling Capital? Legal Restrictions and the Asset Composition of International Financial Flows

Volume/Issue: 2009/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mahir Binici , Michael Hutchison , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873559

Keywords: capital inflows, capital inflow, capital outflows

How effective are capital account restrictions? We provide new answers based on a novel panel data set of capital controls, disaggregated by asset class and by inflows/outflows, covering 74 countries during 1995-20...

The Credibility of Nordic Exchange Rate Bands: 1987-1991

The Credibility of Nordic Exchange Rate Bands: 1987-1991 »

Source: The Credibility of Nordic Exchange Rate Bands : 1987-1991

Volume/Issue: 1992/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Geadah , Lars Svensson , and Tapio Saavalainen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1992

ISBN: 9781451841817

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate band, forward exchange, foreign exchange

The credibility of the exchange rate bands in the Nordic countries during 1987-91 is examined with two tests. The results suggest that the credibility of Finland’s exchange rate band within a twelve-month ho...

Cross-Border Investment in Small International Financial Centers

Cross-Border Investment in Small International Financial Centers »

Source: Cross-Border Investment in Small International Financial Centers

Volume/Issue: 2010/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Lane , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451962833

Keywords: financial centers, international financial, international balance sheet, fdi, international financial centers, direct investment,

This note documents and assesses the role of small financial centers in the international financial system using a newly-assembled dataset. It presents estimates of the foreign asset and liability positions for a n...