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17 Reform of Monetary Instruments in Southeast Asia

17 Reform of Monetary Instruments in Southeast Asia »

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

Many of the developing countries of Asia have deregulated and developed their financial systems since the early 1980s. This trend has had important implications for the conduct of monetary policy. The previo...

25 Remarks

25 Remarks »

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

It is always a more pleasant task to open than to close a seminar, if only because, at the end, the sense of accomplishment is always mixed with regret for having to interrupt discu...

1 Rules or Discretion in Monetary Policy: National and International Perspectives

1 Rules or Discretion in Monetary Policy: National and International Perspectives »

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

The long-standing debate on whether monetary policy is best conducted under a regime based on rules or, alternately, in a framework where discretion prevails has yet to be settled. Indeed, it is a debate tha...

12 Should an “Independent” Central Bank Control Foreign Exchange Policy?

12 Should an “Independent” Central Bank Control Foreign Exchange Policy? »

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

I might dream of a day of final triumph of central banking; that is when central banks are so successful in achieving and maintaining price and financial stability that currencies will be freely interchangea...

11 Strengthening Central Bank Independence in Latin America

11 Strengthening Central Bank Independence in Latin America »

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

In the late 1980s, most Latin American countries embarked on wide-ranging structural reforms to support their move to more market-oriented economic systems and less distorted macroeconomic management. Financ...

16 Targets and Instruments of Monetary Policy in Hungary

16 Targets and Instruments of Monetary Policy in Hungary »

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

The ultimate policy objective of central banks is macroeconomic equilibrium—that is, price stability and external balance. However, conditions for conducting monetary policies vary significantly in time and...

4 The Design of U.S. Monetary Policy: Targets, Indicators, and Information Variables

4 The Design of U.S. Monetary Policy: Targets, Indicators, and Information Variables »

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

This paper describes the use of targets, indicators, and information variables in the design of monetary policy in the United States. To provide a context for the discussion of these variables, it first revi...

5 The ERM Experience

5 The ERM Experience »

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

Continental European countries have had a long-standing preference for stable exchange rates that goes far beyond arguments related to the choice of nominal anchor. The inter-war traumas of competitive deval...

10 The Maastricht Treaty, Independence of the Central Bank, and Implementing Legislation

10 The Maastricht Treaty, Independence of the Central Bank, and Implementing Legislation »

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

The Maastricht Treaty and its Protocol on the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank have as one of their objectives the establishment of the European System of Cent...

18 The Use of Indicators and of the Monetary Conditions Index in Canada

18 The Use of Indicators and of the Monetary Conditions Index in Canada »

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

In the process of formulating and implementing monetary policy, central banks focus on a series of variables, ranging from the ultimate target of policy, at one end, to the instrument of policy, at the other...