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Assessing Target Zone Credibility

Assessing Target Zone Credibility »

Source: Assessing Target Zone Credibility : Mean Reversion and Devaluation Expectations in the EMS

Volume/Issue: 1991/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lars Svensson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1991

ISBN: 9781451949964

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, foreign exchange, exchange risk, foreign exchange risk

The paper presents estimates of devaluation expectations for six EMS currencies relative to the Deutsche mark, for the period March 1979-May 1990. The estimation method is simple and operational, and consistently g...

Balance of Payments Anti-Crises

Balance of Payments Anti-Crises »

Source: Balance of Payments Anti-Crises

Volume/Issue: 2009/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Isabel Yan , and Michael Kumhof

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451872811

Keywords: Balance of payments anti-crises, inflation dynamics, foreign exchange, exchange rate, inflation targeting,

Several emerging economies have, until recently, experienced large government surpluses and accelerating foreign exchange reserve accumulation. This has been accompanied by economic booms, exchange rate appreciatio...

Balance of Payments Stabilization Policies in the Dependent Economy and their Short-Run Impacton Economic Activity

Balance of Payments Stabilization Policies in the Dependent Economy and their Short-Run Impacton Economic Activity »

Source: Balance of Payments Stabilization Policies in the Dependent Economy and their Short-Run Impacton Economic Activity

Volume/Issue: 1988/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1988

ISBN: 9781451974478

Keywords: excess demand, domestic credit, excess supply, foreign exchange, bank financing

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

Bank Behavior in Developing Countries

Bank Behavior in Developing Countries »

Source: Bank Behavior in Developing Countries : Evidence from East Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/129

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Podpiera , and Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861488

Keywords: financial sector reforms, banking, international banks, financial sector, financial system, foreign exchange, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

We analyze the structure, performance, and role of banking systems in the three member countries of the East African Community-Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda-against the backdrop of recent financial sector reforms. Fo...

Bilateral Financial Linkages and Global Imbalances

Bilateral Financial Linkages and Global Imbalances »

Source: Bilateral Financial Linkages and Global Imbalances : a View on The Eve of the Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2010/257

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , Natalia Tamirisa , and Francesco Strobbe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209576

Keywords: International financial integration, claims, fdi, portfolio investment, foreign exchange reserves,

We present a novel and comprehensive dataset of bilateral gross and net external positions in various financial instruments for the main advanced and emerging economies and regions, designed to improve our understa...

Can Higher Reserves Help Reduce Exchange Rate Volatility?

Can Higher Reserves Help Reduce Exchange Rate Volatility? »

Source: Can Higher Reserves Help Reduce Exchange Rate Volatility?

Volume/Issue: 2004/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): M. Nowak , Ketil Hviding , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451859645

Keywords: Foreign exchange volatility, reserve adequacy, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, effective exchange rate, exchange rate regime, real effective exchange rate, International Finance: General,

This paper studies the role of an increase in foreign exchange reserves in reducing currency volatility for emerging market countries. The study employs a panel of 28 countries over the period 1986-2002. Several co...

Capital Account Convertibility

Capital Account Convertibility »

Source: Capital Account Convertibility : A New Model for Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Quirk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1994

ISBN: 9781451955118

Keywords: exchange rate, capital inflows, capital controls, foreign exchange, exchange rates

This paper analyzes issues for developing countries considering a move to capital account convertibility. It reviews the relevant literature, including arguments for sequencing, and analyses in a series of charts v...

Capital Account Liberalization and the Real Exchange Rate in Chile

Capital Account Liberalization and the Real Exchange Rate in Chile »

Source: Capital Account Liberalization and the Real Exchange Rate in Chile

Volume/Issue: 2005/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861518

Keywords: Capital Account Liberalization, Real Exchange Rate, Foreign Exchange Intervention, Reserve Requirements, Capital Flows, exchange rate, capital inflows, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation,

After the failure of the early 1980s, a second attempt at capital account liberalization was gradually carried out in Chile during the 1990s, this time in parallel with increased exchange rate flexibility. Capital...

Capital Inflows in the Baltic Countries, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Capital Inflows in the Baltic Countries, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union »

Source: Capital Inflows in the Baltic Countries, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union : Monetary and Prudential Issues

Volume/Issue: 1996/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alain Ize

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1996

ISBN: 9781451921243

Keywords: inflation, central bank, monetary policy, money supply, foreign exchange

Significant capital inflows were observed during the first half of 1995 in a number of FSU countries. This paper reviews the recent experience of those countries with significant inflows, examines policy responses...

Capital Mobility and Exchange Market Intervention in Developing Countries

Capital Mobility and Exchange Market Intervention in Developing Countries »

Source: Capital Mobility and Exchange Market Intervention in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1996/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Liliana Rojas-Suárez , Donald Mathieson , and Michael Dooley

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1996

ISBN: 9781451855234

Keywords: capital flows, capital mobility, private capital flows, foreign exchange, capital controls

Official controls on interest rates and capital flows rule out the use of traditional interest rate parity conditions to measure changes in the degree of capital mobility confronting developing countries. This pape...