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I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

This paper assesses the implications of high financial dollarization for macroeconomic policies and vulnerabilities in Uruguay. Dollarization creates balance sheet exposure to exchange rate changes and poses...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Exit Strategies : Policy Options for Countries Seeking Exchange Rate Flexibility

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Barry Eichengreen , Inci Ötker , A. Hamann , Esteban Jadresic , R. Johnston , Hugh Bredenkamp , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 1998

ISBN: 9781557757340

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, exchange rate regime, monetary policy, monetary fund

In a world of increasing capital mobility and broadening and more diversified trade, many (but not all) developing and transition economies are likely to find it desirable to move from relativel...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

Macroeconomic developments in sub-Saharan Africa were broadly positive in 2007, with growth steady and as expected across most of the region. Inflation remains largely contained. The immediate p...

Iceland: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Iceland: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Iceland : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2001/82

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2001

ISBN: 9781451819250

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary policy, exchange rate peg, exchange rate regime, inflation targeting

The abolition of the fluctuation bands by the Icelandic government is seen as the final step of a consistent and gradual move toward increased exchange rate flexibility. Supplemented by the adoption of an inflation...

Iceland: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Iceland: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Iceland : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2001/82

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2001

ISBN: 9781451819250

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary policy, exchange rate peg, exchange rate regime, inflation targeting

The abolition of the fluctuation bands by the Icelandic government is seen as the final step of a consistent and gradual move toward increased exchange rate flexibility. Supplemented by the adoption of an inflation...

II. Degenerating Fiat Standard and Credibility

II. Degenerating Fiat Standard and Credibility »

Source: Credibility Without Rules

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Curzio Giannini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1997

ISBN: 9781557756442

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, inflation, central bank, monetary policy

Institutions do not evolve in a piecemeal fashion for a number of reasons. First of all, adapting an institutional framework involves collective action at several levels (North (1990)). Second, and perhaps m...

II. Inflation Process in Uruguay

II. Inflation Process in Uruguay »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

Following chronic high inflation, Uruguay reduced inflation gradually through a disinflation program in the 1990s, reaching single digits by 1998. Inflation has since remained moderate, except for an outburs...

II. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

II. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

A marked improvement in macroeconomic conditions in most sub-Saharan African countries in recent years has reshaped the environment for monetary and exchange rate policy. A number of post-conflict economies...

II Nature of Exchange Rate Regimes

II Nature of Exchange Rate Regimes »

Source: Exit Strategies : Policy Options for Countries Seeking Exchange Rate Flexibility

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Barry Eichengreen , Inci Ötker , A. Hamann , Esteban Jadresic , R. Johnston , Hugh Bredenkamp , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 1998

ISBN: 9781557757340

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, exchange rate regime, monetary policy, monetary fund

The appropriate choice of an exchange rate regime and the economic and other factors that should influence that choice are the subjects of an immense literature. 1 Th...

II. Politiques monétaires et de change en Afrique subsaharienne

II. Politiques monétaires et de change en Afrique subsaharienne »

Source: Perspectives économiques régionales, Avril 2008 : Afrique subsaharienne

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2008

Language: French

ISBN: 9781589067127

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime, capital flows, electricity, bonds, monetary fund, inflation targeting

La nette amélioration de la situation macroéconomique dans la plupart des pays d’Afrique subsaharienne ces dernières années a transformé le cadre de la politique monétaire et de change. Plusieurs pays sortan...