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Source: IMF Survey, Volume 32, Issue 11

Volume/Issue: 32/11

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451931440

Keywords: central bank, monetary policy, central banks, interest, interest rates

Against a background of the continuing effects of the sharp declines in recent years in global equity markets, widening output gaps, and weak business and consumer confidence, concerns about deflation in both indus...

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Source: IMF Survey, Volume 32, Issue 22

Volume/Issue: 32/22

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451925692

Keywords: exchange rate, good governance, monetary policy, monetary policies, international monetary fund, Interview with Raghuram Rajan,

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Back to Basics: The move to inflation targeting

Back to Basics: The move to inflation targeting »

Source: Finance & Development, June 2003

Volume/Issue: 40/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451952926

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, monetary fund, monetary approach, inflation rates

This paper describes the importance of luck, timing, and political institutions in beating inflation. The paper highlights that countries experiencing high inflation typically make several disinflation attempts, so...

11 Background Paper: A Reexamination of Indicators of Monetary and Financial Conditions

11 Background Paper: A Reexamination of Indicators of Monetary and Financial Conditions »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

To assess quantitatively the impact of changes in financial conditions on aggregate demand in recent years, this chapter discusses extensions to the staff’s past analysis of the monetary conditions index (MC...

15 Background Paper: Japan’s Medium- and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

15 Background Paper: Japan’s Medium- and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

Reflecting weak activity and countercyclical measures, Japan’s fiscal position severely deteriorated during 1992-96, entirely reversing the consolidation effort in the 1980s. As Japan’s fiscal situation face...

Background Papers

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Source: Frameworks for Monetary Stability : Policy Issues and Country Experiences

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1994

ISBN: 9781557754196

Keywords: central bank, monetary policy, interest, inflation, payments

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Bangkok conference: “Perfect” monetary and exchange rate strategies for East Asia may prove difficult to devise

Bangkok conference: “Perfect” monetary and exchange rate strategies for East Asia may prove difficult to devise »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 19

Volume/Issue: 30/19

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451927306

Keywords: economic outlook, macroeconomic policies, monetary policy, structural reforms, emerging markets

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Bank of Japan'S Monetary Easing Measures

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Source: Bank of Japan'S Monetary Easing Measures : Are they Powerful and Comprehensive?

Volume/Issue: 2011/264

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Waikei Lam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463924638

Keywords: Monetary and Credit Easing, Quantitative Easing, Large-scale Asset Purchases, financial markets, bonds, corporate bonds, government securities, government bonds, Money And Interest Rates, Monetary Policy

With policy rates near the zero bound, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has introduced a series of unconventional monetary easing measures since late 2009 in response to lingering deflation and a weakening economy. These me...

Bank of Japan's Quantitative and Credit Easing

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Source: Bank of Japan's Quantitative and Credit Easing : Are they Now More Effective

Volume/Issue: 2012/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ugo Fasano-Filho , Qing Wang , and Pelin Berkmen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781475502473

Keywords: Monetary Policy, conomic Activity, Inflation, price stability, monetary fund, central bank

This paper asks whether the BoJ's recent experience with unconventional monetary easing has been effective in supporting economic activity and inflation. Using a structural VAR model, the paper finds some evidence...

3 Banks and Credit in Japan

3 Banks and Credit in Japan »

Source: Japan's Lost Decade : Policies for Economic Revival

Series: Books

Author(s): Tim Callen , and Jonathan Ostry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2003

ISBN: 9781589061873

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, bank of japan, pension, banking

This chapter investigates how the quality of bank portfolios and the degree of corporate indebtedness have affected the evolution of bank credit in Japan. It uses panel data techniques to estimate empiricall...