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Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility

Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility »

Volume/Issue: 2002/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Stella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855920.001

ISBN: 9781451855920

Keywords: Central bank losses, credibility, central bank, inflation, monetary fund, monetary policy

A central bank is financially strong if it possesses resources sufficient to attain its fundamental policy objective(s). Once endowed with those resources, relations between government and central bank should be de...

Collateral Damage
			: Exchange Controls and International Trade

Collateral Damage : Exchange Controls and International Trade »

Volume/Issue: 2007/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zhiwei Zhang , and Shang-Jin Wei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865721.001

ISBN: 9781451865721

Keywords: non-tariff barriers, exchange controls, foreign exchange, tariff barriers, International Factor Movements And International Business,

While new conventional wisdom warns that developing countries should be aware of the risks of premature capital account liberalization, the costs of not removing exchange controls have received much less attention....

Democracy and Reforms
			: Evidence from a New Dataset

Democracy and Reforms : Evidence from a New Dataset »

Volume/Issue: 2010/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , Paola Giuliano , and Prachi Mishra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455201846.001

ISBN: 9781455201846

Keywords: institutions, transition, economic liberalization, correlation, statistical significance, neighboring countries, trade reforms, statistics, Comparative Studies of Countries, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance

Empirical evidence on the relationship between democracy and economic reforms is limited to few reforms, countries, and years. This paper studies the impact of democracy on the adoption of economic reforms using a...

Financial Integration and Risk-Adjusted Growth Opportunities

Financial Integration and Risk-Adjusted Growth Opportunities »

Volume/Issue: 2008/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iryna Ivaschenko , and Gianni De Nicolo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869866.001

ISBN: 9781451869866

Keywords: growth opportunities, openness, financial development, financial globalization, european financial integration, foreign assets, financial deepening,

This paper documents the evolution of measures of financial integration for major advanced and emerging markets economies, assesses whether advances in integration have had a significant positive impact on countrie...

Foreign Direct Investment and Structural Reforms
			: Evidence from Eastern Europe and Latin America

Foreign Direct Investment and Structural Reforms : Evidence from Eastern Europe and Latin America »

Volume/Issue: 2008/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Kinoshita , and Nauro Campos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868883.001

ISBN: 9781451868883

Keywords: fdi, financial sector, direct investment

This paper investigates the role of structural reforms -financial reforms, trade liberalization, and privatization- as determinants of FDI inflows based on newly constructed dataset on structural reforms for 19 Lat...

From Systemic Banking Crises to Fiscal Costs
			: Risk Factors

From Systemic Banking Crises to Fiscal Costs : Risk Factors »

Volume/Issue: 2015/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Amaglobeli , Nicolas End , Mariusz Jarmuzek , and Geremia Palomba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513529356.001

ISBN: 9781513529356

Keywords: fiscal costs, banking, banking crises, debt, public debt, bank, General,

This paper examines the risk factors associated with fiscal costs of systemic banking crises using cross-country data. We differentiate between immediate direct fiscal costs of government intervention (e.g., recapi...

Global Financial Shocks and Foreign Asset Repatriation
			: Do Local Investors Play a Stabilizing Role?

Global Financial Shocks and Foreign Asset Repatriation : Do Local Investors Play a Stabilizing Role? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , Marie-Louise Djigbenou , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353349.001

ISBN: 9781484353349

Keywords: gross capital flows, foreign assets, global financial shocks, capital inflows, net capital, net capital flows, capital outflows, General, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We study the dynamic response of gross capital flows in emerging market economies to different global financial shocks, using a panel vector-autoregressive (PVAR) setting. Our focus lies primarily on the potentiall...

How Useful Are Benefit Incidence Analyses of Public Education and Health Spending

How Useful Are Benefit Incidence Analyses of Public Education and Health Spending »

Volume/Issue: 2003/227

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Erwin Tiongson , Hamid Davoodi , and Sawitree Asawanuchit

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875430.001

ISBN: 9781451875430

Keywords: benefit incidence, public spending on education and health, targeting, progressivity, health spending, health care, public spending, incidence of public spending, National Government Expenditures and Health, National Government Expenditures and Education,

This paper provides a primer on benefit incidence analysis (BIA) for macroeconomists and a new data set on the benefit incidence of education and health spending covering 56 countries over 1960-2000, representing a...

IMF Lending and Banking Crises

IMF Lending and Banking Crises »

Volume/Issue: 2015/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luca Papi , Andrea Presbitero , and Alberto Zazzaro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484308691.001

ISBN: 9781484308691

Keywords: lending, liquidity, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper looks at the effects of International Monetary Fund (IMF) lending programs on banking crises in a large sample of developing countries, over the period 1970-2010. The endogeneity of the IMF intervention...

Inflation Responses to Commodity Price Shocks
			: How and Why Do Countries Differ?

Inflation Responses to Commodity Price Shocks : How and Why Do Countries Differ? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , and Yulia Ustyugova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475510249.001

ISBN: 9781475510249

Keywords: pass-through, Phillips curve, central bank, inflationary impact, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

This paper relates the inflationary impact of commodity price shocks across countries to a broad range of structural characteristics and policy frameworks over the period 2001-2010, using several approaches. The an...