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Measures of Underlying Inflation in Sri Lanka

Measures of Underlying Inflation in Sri Lanka »

Volume/Issue: 2009/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Souvik Gupta , and Magnus Saxegaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873146.001

ISBN: 9781451873146

Keywords: Core Inflation, central bank, monetary fund, aggregate demand,

During the first half of 2008, Sri Lanka witnessed significantly higher inflation than most other emerging Asian countries. Inflation has since declined amid declining world commodity prices and tight monetary poli...

Multi-Country Evidenceon the Effects of Macroeconomic, Financial and Trade Policieson Efficiency of Resource Utilization in the Developing Countries

Multi-Country Evidenceon the Effects of Macroeconomic, Financial and Trade Policieson Efficiency of Resource Utilization in the Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1992/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mathew Odedokun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847307.001

ISBN: 9781451847307

Keywords: real interest rate, inflation, real gdp

This study examines the effects of selected policies on economic efficiency in 81 developing countries by pooling cross-country data over various subperiods between 1961-90. An incremental output-capital ratio is t...

Nonlinear Effects of Inflationon Economic Growth

Nonlinear Effects of Inflationon Economic Growth »

Volume/Issue: 1995/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Sarel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451968316.001

ISBN: 9781451968316

Keywords: effect of inflation, effects of inflation, inflation rate, terms of trade

This paper examines the possibility of nonlinear effects of inflation on economic growth. It finds evidence of a significant structural break in the function that relates economic growth to inflation. The break is...

Pass-Through of External Shocks to Inflation in Sri Lanka

Pass-Through of External Shocks to Inflation in Sri Lanka »

Volume/Issue: 2008/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nombulelo Duma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869392.001

ISBN: 9781451869392

Keywords: pass-through, exchange rate, monetary policy, price inflation, monetary fund, increase in inflation,

This paper investigates pass-through of external shocks (exchange rate, oil price, and import price shocks) to inflation in Sri Lanka. The analysis is based on a vector autoregression (VAR) model that incorporates...

Policy towards Commodity Shocks in Developing Countries

Policy towards Commodity Shocks in Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1996/84

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jan Gunning , and Paul Collier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850598.001

ISBN: 9781451850598

Keywords: taxation, central bank, inflation, public expenditure

On the basis of a comparative study of 23 episodes involving commodity price shocks we find that both the public and private sectors typically save around half of a windfall gain resulting from a price rise. We arg...

The Asymmetric Effects of Exchange Rate Fluctuations
			: Theory and Evidence From Developing Countries

The Asymmetric Effects of Exchange Rate Fluctuations : Theory and Evidence From Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2000/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Magda Kandil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859355.001

ISBN: 9781451859355

Keywords: Exchange rate, rational expectations, asymmetric fluctuations, inflation, price inflation, real output

The paper examines the asymmetric effects of exchange rate fluctuations on real output and price in developing countries. The theoretical model decomposes movements in the exchange rate into anticipated and unantic...

Testing Real Interest Parity in Emerging Markets

Testing Real Interest Parity in Emerging Markets »

Volume/Issue: 2006/249

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abhisek Banerjee , and Manmohan Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865097.001

ISBN: 9781451865097

Keywords: real interest parity, short-term local emerging market debt, Pesaran&;amp;#x2019;s CADF test, real interest rate, inflation, investors,

The paper finds significant deviations between short-term emerging market real interest rates and world real interest rates primarily due to the inflationary expectations of the local investor base. We test for lon...

The Fiscal Abuse of Central Banks

The Fiscal Abuse of Central Banks »

Volume/Issue: 1993/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maxwell Fry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451966565.001

ISBN: 9781451966565

Keywords: central bank, inflation, monetary fund, monetary policy

This paper reviews the fiscal activities that governments in a sample of 26 developing countries have obliged their central banks to undertake. In the main, these activities fall under five categories: (1) collecti...

The IMF Monetary Model At Forty

The IMF Monetary Model At Forty »

Volume/Issue: 1997/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): J. Polak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846805.001

ISBN: 9781451846805

Keywords: monetary approach to the balance of payments, econometric models, IMF, monetary fund, inflation, money supply, monetary model

A model reflecting the monetary approach to the balance of payments was developed in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the 1950s. Its purpose was to integrate monetary, income, and balance of payments analys...

Towards Inflation Targeting in Sri Lanka

Towards Inflation Targeting in Sri Lanka »

Volume/Issue: 2011/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ding Ding , Rahul Anand , and Shanaka Peiris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455226078.001

ISBN: 9781455226078

Keywords: Bayesian Estimation, inflation, central bank, foreign exchange, Money and Interest Rates: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper develops a practical model-based forecasting and policy analysis system (FPAS) to support a transition to an inflation forecast targeting regime in Sri Lanka. The FPAS model provides a relatively good fo...