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A Formal Model of Optimum Currency Areas

A Formal Model of Optimum Currency Areas »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 41 No. 4

Volume: 41

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451930887

Keywords: currency union, exchange rate, exchange rates, exchange rate regime, currency unions

The paper presents a model of optimum currency areas using a general equilibrium approach with regionally differentiated goods. The choice of a currency union depends upon the size of the underlying disturbances, t...

Framework for the Analysis of Pension and Unemployment Benefit Reform in Poland

Framework for the Analysis of Pension and Unemployment Benefit Reform in Poland »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 41 No. 4

Volume: 41

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451930887

Keywords: currency union, exchange rate, exchange rates, exchange rate regime, currency unions

The paper presents a model of optimum currency areas using a general equilibrium approach with regionally differentiated goods. The choice of a currency union depends upon the size of the underlying disturbances, t...

Frontiers of Monetary Policymaking

Frontiers of Monetary Policymaking »

Source: Frontiers of Monetary Policymaking : Adding the Exchange Rate as a Tool to Combat Deflationary Risks in the Czech Republic

Volume/Issue: 2015/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Alichi , Jaromir Benes , Joshua Felman , Irene Feng , Charles Freedman , Douglas Laxton , Evan Tanner , David Vavra , and Hou Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2015

ISBN: 9781475532371

Keywords: Inflation-Forecast Targeting, exchange rate tool, zero lower bound, forward guidance, central bank communications, inflation, exchange, exchange rate, interest, Monetary Policy (Targets

The paper first describes how the Czech National Bank (CNB) moved gradually from a fixed exchange rate regime to the frontiers of Inflation-Forecast Targeting. It then focuses on the CNB's recent experience in addi...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

The accession in 2004 of eight central European countries (CECs) to the European Union (EU) marks the end of the first phase of the integration of these economies with Western Europe. These eight countries h...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Stabilization and Structural Reform in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic : First Stage

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Bijan Aghevli , Eduardo Borensztein , and Tessa Van der Willigen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752260

Keywords: exchange rate, privatization, balance of payments, foreign exchange, foreign trade

On December 10, 1989, it had been over forty years since the Communist party assumed control of the Czechoslovak Government, and over twenty years since the reforms of the “Prague Spring” failed. This was th...

I Overview and Policy Conclusions

I Overview and Policy Conclusions »

Source: Adopting the Euro in Central Europe : Challenges of the Next Step in European Integration

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063501

Keywords: Euro, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rates, foreign exchange

The first wave of transition countries to join the European Union (EU) are turning their attention to the next step in their integration with Europe—replacing their national currencies with the euro. Upon ac...

I Stabilization in the Baltic Countries: Early Experience

I Stabilization in the Baltic Countries: Early Experience »

Source: Road Maps of the Transition : The Baltics, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Russia

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Michael Marrese , Mark Lutz , Tapio Saavalainen , Vincent Koen , Biswajit Banerjee , and Thomas Krueger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 1995

ISBN: 9781557755193

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

In mid-1992, each of the Baltic countries adopted comprehensive stabilization and reform programs. Economic conditions were very difficult; real output was falling sharply, and prices were soaring. To a larg...

II Assessing the Long-Run Benefits of Euro Adoption

II Assessing the Long-Run Benefits of Euro Adoption »

Source: Adopting the Euro in Central Europe : Challenges of the Next Step in European Integration

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063501

Keywords: Euro, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rates, foreign exchange

The first step in the CECs’ decisions about the timing of euro adoption entails reaching a view on long-term benefits and costs. Unlike for the United Kingdom and Denmark (Box 2.1), the outcome of this asses...

II Background to Reform

II Background to Reform »

Source: Stabilization and Structural Reform in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic : First Stage

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Bijan Aghevli , Eduardo Borensztein , and Tessa Van der Willigen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752260

Keywords: exchange rate, privatization, balance of payments, foreign exchange, foreign trade

Preparations for reform began in earnest under the new Government in early 1990. 2 The interim Government acted quickly in several relatively uncontroversial areas, developing a c...

II The Transformation Path in the Czech Republic

II The Transformation Path in the Czech Republic »

Source: Road Maps of the Transition : The Baltics, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Russia

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Michael Marrese , Mark Lutz , Tapio Saavalainen , Vincent Koen , Biswajit Banerjee , and Thomas Krueger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 1995

ISBN: 9781557755193

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

It is a common perception that among Central and East European countries the Czech Republic has been most successful to date in moving to a market-oriented economy. Macroeconomic developments, especially as...