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III Structural Reforms: Measurement and Trends

III Structural Reforms: Measurement and Trends »

Source: Structural Reforms and Economic Performance in Advanced and Developing Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Alessandro Prati , and Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068186

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic reforms, Financial sector, Developing countries, Developed countries, Capital account liberalization, Structural adjustment, Terms of trade, domestic financial sector, trade liberalization

Structural reforms are a more elusive concept to measure than, say, the tenor of standard macroeconomic policies, where gauges—interest rates, liquidity measures, or the budgetary balance—are typically readi...

III Toward Crisis Prevention: Precautionary Arrangements

III Toward Crisis Prevention: Precautionary Arrangements »

Source: IMF Support and Crisis Prevention

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , Juan Zalduendo , Alun Thomas , Jun Kim , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Bikas Joshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2008

ISBN: 9781589067097

Keywords: Balance of payments assistance, Emerging markets, Foreign exchange reserves, Fund role, Multilateral surveillance, capital account, crisis prevention, capital account crises, capital account crisis, current account

The discussion in the previous section suggests where balance sheet vulnerabilities might lurk and how they may interact with specific triggers that result in a full-blown crisis. T...

III What Theory Says About the Effects of Capital Account Liberalization

III What Theory Says About the Effects of Capital Account Liberalization »

Source: Capital Account Liberalization : Theoretical and Practical Aspects

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Michael Mussa , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , Barry Eichengreen , and Enrica Detragiache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557757777

Keywords: capital account liberalization, international capital, capital flows, capital mobility, capital inflows

This section reviews three strands of theoretical literature on the effects of financial liberalization: the classic case for liberalized financial markets, models of asymmetric information, and models of do...

IMF Support and Crisis Prevention

IMF Support and Crisis Prevention »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , Juan Zalduendo , Alun Thomas , Jun Kim , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Bikas Joshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067097.084

ISBN: 9781589067097

Keywords: Balance of payments assistance, Emerging markets, Foreign exchange reserves, Fund role, Multilateral surveillance, capital account, crisis prevention, capital account crises, capital account crisis, current account

This paper examines the various roles of IMF financing in crisis prevention. Emerging market economies that experienced financial crises in the past have been subject to enormous economic and social costs, highligh...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: IMF Support and Crisis Prevention

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , Juan Zalduendo , Alun Thomas , Jun Kim , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Bikas Joshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2008

ISBN: 9781589067097

Keywords: Balance of payments assistance, Emerging markets, Foreign exchange reserves, Fund role, Multilateral surveillance, capital account, crisis prevention, capital account crises, capital account crisis, current account

This paper examines the various roles of IMF financing in crisis prevention. Emerging market economies that experienced financial crises in the past have been subject to enormous economic and social costs, highligh...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: IMF Support and Crisis Prevention

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , Juan Zalduendo , Alun Thomas , Jun Kim , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Bikas Joshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2008

ISBN: 9781589067097

Keywords: Balance of payments assistance, Emerging markets, Foreign exchange reserves, Fund role, Multilateral surveillance, capital account, crisis prevention, capital account crises, capital account crisis, current account

This paper examines the various roles of IMF financing in crisis prevention. Emerging market economies that experienced financial crises in the past have been subject to enormous economic and social costs, highligh...

IV A Suggested Methodology for Sequencing

IV A Suggested Methodology for Sequencing »

Source: Capital Account Liberalization and Financial Sector Stability

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060852

Keywords: Financial sector, Capital account liberalization, capital flows, international capital, financial institutions

The general principles for sequencing capital account liberalization and coordinating liberalization with other policies need to be made operational in any given case. This requires an assessment or diagnosi...

IV Conclusions

IV Conclusions »

Source: The Design of IMF-Supported Programs

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Christofides , Atish Ghosh , Uma Ramakrishnan , Alun Thomas , Laura Papi , Juan Zalduendo , and Jun Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589061934

Keywords: current account, current account balance, inflation, capital account, balance of payments

In recent years, the circumstances under which members seek IMF support have evolved considerably, raising the question of whether the process of policy formulation and program design remains appropriate and...

IV Determinants of Structural Reforms

IV Determinants of Structural Reforms »

Source: Structural Reforms and Economic Performance in Advanced and Developing Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Alessandro Prati , and Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068186

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic reforms, Financial sector, Developing countries, Developed countries, Capital account liberalization, Structural adjustment, Terms of trade, domestic financial sector, trade liberalization

The political economy literature has tended to emphasize that special interests, motivated by a desire to protect rents, may act to block the introduction of reforms that are beneficial for society at large....

IV Experience with Capital Account Liberalization in Developing Countries

IV Experience with Capital Account Liberalization in Developing Countries »

Source: Capital Account Convertibility : Review of Experience and Implications for IMF Policies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Owen Evens , and Peter Quirk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557755247

Keywords: capital movements, capital account, capital account liberalization, capital inflows, capital controls

The evolution of capital account liberalization has varied across developing countries, reflecting, among other things, their differing degrees of macroeconomic imbalance and balance of payments strength and...