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Corruption, Structural Reforms, and Economic Performance in the Transition Economies

Corruption, Structural Reforms, and Economic Performance in the Transition Economies »

Source: Corruption, Structural Reforms, and Economic Performance in the Transition Economies

Volume/Issue: 2000/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Abed , and Hamid Davoodi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

ISBN: 9781451855371

Keywords: structural reforms, inflation, exchange rate regime, macroeconomic performance, wage inflation

Recent studies have highlighted the adverse impact of corruption on economic performance. This paper advances the hypothesis that corruption is largely a symptom of underlying weaknesses in public policies and inst...

Crisis and Recovery

Crisis and Recovery »

Source: Crisis and Recovery : Role of the Exchange Rate Regime in Emerging Market Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455209422

Keywords: Global financial crisis, fixed exchange rate, growth, emerging market economies, exchange rate regime, exchange rate, current account balance, terms of trade

This paper examines the role of the exchange rate regime in explaining how emerging market economies fared in the recent global financial crisis, particularly in terms of output losses and growth resilience. After...

Currency Boards

Currency Boards »

Source: Currency Boards : The Ultimate Fix?

Volume/Issue: 1998/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1998

ISBN: 9781451927955

Keywords: Currency Boards, Fixed Exchange Rates, Growth, currency board, exchange rate, central bank, exchange rate regimes

The growing integration of world capital markets has made it fashionable to argue that only extreme exchange rate regimes are sustainable. Short of adopting a common currency, currency board arrangements represent...

Currency Boards, Credibility, and Macroeconomic Behavior

Currency Boards, Credibility, and Macroeconomic Behavior »

Source: Currency Boards, Credibility, and Macroeconomic Behavior

Volume/Issue: 2000/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy , and Luis Rivera-Batiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451852011

Keywords: Credibility, Currency Board, Currency Crisis, Fixed Exchange Rate, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime

Currency boards operate differently from standard pegs. The former exhibit greater currency stability and lower transaction costs, inflation, and nominal interest rates, but are limited in their use of devaluation....

Current Account Developments in New Member States of the European Union

Current Account Developments in New Member States of the European Union »

Source: Current Account Developments in New Member States of the European Union : Equilibrium, Excess, and EU-Phoria

Volume/Issue: 2008/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451869538

Keywords: Current account norm, macroeconomic balance approach, fdi, investment climate, transition economies, exchange rate regime

This paper analyzes current account (CA) developments in the following 10 new EU members states: Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. During the las...

De Jure Versus De Facto Exchange Rate Regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa

De Jure Versus De Facto Exchange Rate Regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: De Jure Versus De Facto Exchange Rate Regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2011/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462304233

Keywords: fixed versus floating, de jure versus de facto, exchange rate, exchange rates, exchange rate regime, equation, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

There are 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with floating exchange rate regimes, de jure. Some target the money supply or the inflation rate; others practice "managed floating." Statistical analysis on month...

Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany's Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s

Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany's Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s »

Source: Destabilizing the Global Monetary System: Germany's Adoption of the Gold Standard in the Early 1870s

Volume/Issue: 2019/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Johannes Wiegand

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484394724

Keywords: Currency reform, Fixed exchange rates, Exchange rate regimes, Currency question, Gold, Bimetallism;Gold Standard;France;Germany;Flandreau;specie;silver specie;gold currency

In 1871-73, newly unified Germany adopted the gold standard, replacing the silver-based currencies that had been prevalent in most German states until then. The reform sparked a series of steps in other countries t...

Determinants of the Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes in Six Central American Countries

Determinants of the Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes in Six Central American Countries »

Source: Determinants of the Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes in Six Central American Countries : An Empirical Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2003/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Papaioannou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451847963

Keywords: Central American Countries, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, terms of trade, trade openness, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper examines whether decisions about the appropriate exchange rate regime in six Central American countries were based on longer-run economic fundamentals or on the confluence of historical and political cir...

Devaluation Expectations and the Stock Market

Devaluation Expectations and the Stock Market »

Source: Devaluation Expectations and the Stock Market : The Case of Mexico in 1994/95

Volume/Issue: 2000/28

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torbjorn Becker , Anthony Richards , and R. Gelos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451844658

Keywords: Stock market, Mexican peso devaluations, event study, exchange rate exposure, credibility of exchange rate regimes, leading crisis indicators, exchange rate, exchange rate expectations, exchange rates, exchange rate regime

Using company-level data, this paper examines the relative stock-market performance of firms with different foreign-exchange exposures around the time of the 1994/95 Mexican crisis. Contrary to what one might have...

The Disappearing Openness-Inflation Relationship

The Disappearing Openness-Inflation Relationship »

Source: The Disappearing Openness-Inflation Relationship : A Cross-Country Analysis of Inflation Rates

Volume/Issue: 1999/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): M. Bleaney

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451857795

Keywords: Exchange rate, openness, exchange rate regime, inflation rates, inflation rate

The robust negative correlation between openness and inflation found in cross-country data for the 1970s and 1980s has disappeared in the 1990s. There is now a strong negative correlation of inflation with per capi...