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Establishing Initial Conditions in Support of Inflation Targeting

Establishing Initial Conditions in Support of Inflation Targeting »

Volume/Issue: 2002/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Zelmer , Andrea Schaechter , Mark Stone , and Alina Carare

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451852622.001

ISBN: 9781451852622

Keywords: monetary policy framework, central bank, inflation, inflation-targeting, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper provides some practical advice on establishing initial conditions in support of an inflation-targeting monetary framework. These conditions are divided into four areas: a mandate in support of an inflati...

Exits from Heavily Managed Exchange Rate Regimes

Exits from Heavily Managed Exchange Rate Regimes »

Volume/Issue: 2005/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache , Eisuke Okada , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860580.001

ISBN: 9781451860580

Keywords: orderly and disorderly exits, exchange rate, real exchange rate, international financial statistics, exchange rate regime, exchange rate regimes, International Lending and Debt Problems, orderly, and disorderly exits,

A widely held nostrum is that countries should exit heavily managed exchange rate regimes when the going is good, rather than when the exchange rate is under pressure to depreciate. Have countries followed this adv...

Government Debt in Emerging Market Countries
			: A New Data Set

Government Debt in Emerging Market Countries : A New Data Set »

Volume/Issue: 2006/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anastasia Guscina , and Olivier Jeanne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863581.001

ISBN: 9781451863581

Keywords: Debt Maturity, inflation, government debt, international debt, currency debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper presents a new database on government debt in 19 emerging market countries since 1980. The data set focuses on the structure of debt in terms of jurisdiction of insurance, maturity, currency composition...

Market Volatility As a Financial Soundness Indicator
			: An Application to Israel

Market Volatility As a Financial Soundness Indicator : An Application to Israel »

Volume/Issue: 2003/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Armando Méndez Morales , and Liliana Schumacher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846669.001

ISBN: 9781451846669

Keywords: Volatility, Risk, Indicator, Portfolio, exchange rate, equations, correlations, covariance, equation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

Financial decisions of economic agents are based on volatility considerations. However, no aggregate indicators have been used by policymakers and regulators to assess the market risk environment. This paper applie...

The importance of interest rates in developing economies: and how they affect economic performance

The importance of interest rates in developing economies: and how they affect economic performance »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1983

Volume/Issue: 20/2

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1983

ISBN: 9781616353537

Keywords: import, inflation, currency, exchange rate, financial markets

This paper discusses quantitative indicators that measure such macroeconomic variables as the growth of national product, inflation. The importance of considering several indicators in a dynamic context becomes par...

The institutional evolution of the IMF

The institutional evolution of the IMF »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1984

Volume/Issue: 21/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1984

ISBN: 9781616353582

Keywords: bonds, financial markets, bank bonds, private capital, private capital flows

This paper examines the impact of the World Bank on the financial markets and developing countries. The sound financial structure of the Bank rests on its conservative loan-to-capital ratio. Its large liquidity is...

An Integrated Framework for Financial Positions and Flowson a From-Whom-To-Whom Basis

An Integrated Framework for Financial Positions and Flowson a From-Whom-To-Whom Basis »

Source: An Integrated Framework for Financial Positions and Flowson a From-Whom-To-Whom Basis : Concepts, Status, and Prospects

Volume/Issue: 2012/57

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Segismundo Fassler , Manik Shrestha , and Reimund Mink

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463937751

Keywords: financial flows, financial accounts, balance sheet approach, financial instruments, central bank, financial assets, financial corporations, monetary fund, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating

The global crisis of 2008 highlighted the need to understand financial interconnectedness among the various sectors of an economy and between them and their counterparties in the rest of the world. However, applica...

2 Investment and Growth

2 Investment and Growth »

Source: Building on Progress : Reform and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 1996

ISBN: 9781557756251

Keywords: trade liberalization, financial sector, uruguay round, banking, oil countries

How to achieve a better economic growth is the major economic policy challenge facing the countries of MENA. Sustained high growth is needed to improve living standards, reduce unemployment, and provide jobs...

Is there cause for export optimism?

Is there cause for export optimism? »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1983

Volume/Issue: 20/2

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1983

ISBN: 9781616353537

Keywords: import, inflation, currency, exchange rate, financial markets

This paper discusses quantitative indicators that measure such macroeconomic variables as the growth of national product, inflation. The importance of considering several indicators in a dynamic context becomes par...

Israel

Israel »

Source: Israel : Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2004/173

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451819557

Keywords: bank of israel, bonds, financial assets, government bonds, reserve requirement

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...