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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Bank Lobbying: Regulatory Capture and Beyond

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Source: Bank Lobbying: Regulatory Capture and Beyond

Volume/Issue: 2019/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , and Thomas Lambert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2019

ISBN: 9781484347546

Keywords: Financial regulation and supervision, Financial crises, Gross domestic product, Financial institutions, Financial services, banks, regulatory capture, lobbying, political economy, regulation

In this paper, we discuss whether and how bank lobbying can lead to regulatory capture and have real consequences through an overview of the motivations behind bank lobbying and of recent empirical evidence on the...

Doing More for Less? New Evidence on Lobbying and Government Contracts

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Doing More for Less? New Evidence on Lobbying and Government Contracts »

Source: Doing More for Less? New Evidence on Lobbying and Government Contracts

Volume/Issue: 2019/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Senay Agca , Deniz Igan , Fuhong Li , and Prachi Mishra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2019

ISBN: 9781498315241

Keywords: National income accounts, National income accounting, Government expenditures, Industry, Trade policy, Political connections, lobbying, rent seeking, government spending, procurement

Why do firms lobby? This paper exploits the unanticipated sequestration of federal budget accounts in March 2013 that reduced the availability of government funds disbursed through procurement contracts to shed lig...

Bank Lobbying: Regulatory Capture and Beyond

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Bank Lobbying: Regulatory Capture and Beyond »

Volume/Issue: 2019/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , and Thomas Lambert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484347546.001

ISBN: 9781484347546

Keywords: Financial regulation and supervision, Financial crises, Gross domestic product, Financial institutions, Financial services, banks, regulatory capture, lobbying, political economy, regulation

In this paper, we discuss whether and how bank lobbying can lead to regulatory capture and have real consequences through an overview of the motivations behind bank lobbying and of recent empirical evidence on the...

Doing More for Less? New Evidence on Lobbying and Government Contracts

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Doing More for Less? New Evidence on Lobbying and Government Contracts »

Volume/Issue: 2019/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Senay Agca , Deniz Igan , Fuhong Li , and Prachi Mishra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498315241.001

ISBN: 9781498315241

Keywords: National income accounts, National income accounting, Government expenditures, Industry, Trade policy, Political connections, lobbying, rent seeking, government spending, procurement

Why do firms lobby? This paper exploits the unanticipated sequestration of federal budget accounts in March 2013 that reduced the availability of government funds disbursed through procurement contracts to shed lig...

The Long Shadow of the Global Financial Crisis: Public Interventions in the Financial Sector

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The Long Shadow of the Global Financial Crisis: Public Interventions in the Financial Sector »

Volume/Issue: 2019/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , Hala Moussawi , Alexander Tieman , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513508337.001

ISBN: 9781513508337

Keywords: Financial crises, Financial institutions, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems, Central banks, Financial crisis, Government interventions, Bank resolution, country-level, GFC

We track direct public interventions and public holdings in 1,114 financial institutions over the period 2007-17 in 37 countries based on publicly available information. We use aggregate official data to validate t...

The Long Shadow of the Global Financial Crisis: Public Interventions in the Financial Sector†

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The Long Shadow of the Global Financial Crisis: Public Interventions in the Financial Sector† »

Source: The Long Shadow of the Global Financial Crisis: Public Interventions in the Financial Sector

Volume/Issue: 2019/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , Hala Moussawi , Alexander Tieman , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 July 2019

ISBN: 9781513508337

Keywords: Financial crises, Financial institutions, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems, Central banks, Financial crisis, Government interventions, Bank resolution, country-level, GFC

We track direct public interventions and public holdings in 1,114 financial institutions over the period 2007-17 in 37 countries based on publicly available information. We use aggregate official data to validate t...

Price Statistics Compilation in 196 Economies: The Relevance for Policy Analysis

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Price Statistics Compilation in 196 Economies: The Relevance for Policy Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2019/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francien Berry , Brian Graf , Michael Stanger , and Mari Ylä-Jarkko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513508313.001

ISBN: 9781513508313

Keywords: Import price indexes, Purchasing power parity, Export price indexes, Price indexes, Real sector, Price Index, CPI, PPI, Scanner data, Big data

The consumer price index (CPI) is a key economic indicator used to gauge inflation, adjust wages, pensions, and social benefits. The producer prices index (PPI) is used for forecasting and deflating GDP estimates....

Price Statistics Compilation in 196 Economies: The Relevance for Policy Analysis

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Price Statistics Compilation in 196 Economies: The Relevance for Policy Analysis »

Source: Price Statistics Compilation in 196 Economies: The Relevance for Policy Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2019/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francien Berry , Brian Graf , Michael Stanger , and Mari Ylä-Jarkko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2019

ISBN: 9781513508313

Keywords: Import price indexes, Purchasing power parity, Export price indexes, Price indexes, Real sector, Price Index, CPI, PPI, Scanner data, Big data

The consumer price index (CPI) is a key economic indicator used to gauge inflation, adjust wages, pensions, and social benefits. The producer prices index (PPI) is used for forecasting and deflating GDP estimates....

Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle

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Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle »

Source: Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle

Volume/Issue: 2019/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Monnet , and Damien Puy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498326773

Keywords: Monetary statistics, International monetary system, Economic stabilization, Exchange rate policy, Central banks, Bretton Woods, gold, foreign reserves, gold standard, culture

Why did monetary authorities hold large gold reserves under Bretton Woods (1944-1971) when only the US had to? We argue that gold holdings were driven by institutional memory and persistent habits of central bank...

Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle

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Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle »

Volume/Issue: 2019/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Monnet , and Damien Puy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498326773.001

ISBN: 9781498326773

Keywords: Monetary statistics, International monetary system, Economic stabilization, Exchange rate policy, Central banks, Bretton Woods, gold, foreign reserves, gold standard, culture

Why did monetary authorities hold large gold reserves under Bretton Woods (1944-1971) when only the US had to? We argue that gold holdings were driven by institutional memory and persistent habits of central bank...