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Economic Adjustment
			: Policies and Problems:  Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Wellington, New Zealand, February 17-19, 1986

Economic Adjustment : Policies and Problems: Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Wellington, New Zealand, February 17-19, 1986 »

Series: Books

Author(s): Frank Holmes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 1987

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780939934980.071

ISBN: 9780939934980

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate policy, terms of trade, balance of payments, foreign capital

This volume, edited by Sir Frank Holmes of the Institute of Policy Studies in New Zealand, contains the proceedings of a seminar held in Wellington, New Zealand. The seminar concentrates on problems of economic adj...

Value Added Tax
			: International Practice and Problems

Value Added Tax : International Practice and Problems »

Series: Books

Author(s): Alan Tait

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1988

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750129.071

ISBN: 9781557750129

Keywords: vat, sales tax, sales taxes, retail sales tax, farmers

This book, by Alan A. Tait, is an examination of VAT. It looks at problems and theoretical options and potential impacts, as well as detailing the practical aspects of implementing new tax structures. The author ad...

Choosing an Exchange Rate Regime
			: The Challenge for Smaller Industrial Countries

Choosing an Exchange Rate Regime : The Challenge for Smaller Industrial Countries »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557751331.071

ISBN: 9781557751331

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rates, real exchange rate

This collection of papers, edited by Victor Argy and Paul De Grauwe, examines issues surrounding the choice of exchange rate regime in smaller industrial countries. It contains a comprehensive summary by Jacques J....

The Evolving Role of Central Banks

The Evolving Role of Central Banks »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557751850.071

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

Central Banks should enjoy a fair degree of autonomy in pursuing price stability to promote long-run growth and prosperity. This volume, edited by Patrick Downes and Reza Vaez-Zadeh, contains the papers presented a...

Value-Added Tax
			: Administrative and Policy Issues

Value-Added Tax : Administrative and Policy Issues »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alan Tait

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557751843.084

ISBN: 9781557751843

Keywords: vat, tax administration, tax return, sales tax, tax department

More than 50 countries worldwide employ a value-added tax. What are its effects on prices, exports, and investment? Is it regressive? These and other questions are answered in this collection of papers presented at...

The Adoption of Indirect Instruments of Monetary Policy

The Adoption of Indirect Instruments of Monetary Policy »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Tomás Baliño , Charles Enoch , and William Alexander

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754899.084

ISBN: 9781557754899

Keywords: central bank, monetary policy, banking, monetary control, banking system

This paper examines the experience of implementing indirect instruments of monetary policy. The experiences of country studies illustrate the variety of circumstances under which indirect instruments of monetary po...

Government Reform in New Zealand

Government Reform in New Zealand »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Graham Scott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755407.084

ISBN: 9781557755407

Keywords: financial management, public finance, state-owned enterprises, policy advice, state-owned enterprise

New Zealand's reforms of economic policy and public sector management systems have attracted international attention. Beginning in 1984, the country adopted a comprehensive and vigorous program of macroeconomic adj...

Fiscal Reforms That Work

Fiscal Reforms That Work »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 January 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756244.051

ISBN: 9781557756244

Keywords: fiscal consolidation, economic growth, public debt, budget deficit, business cycle

Reducing the budget deficit is not easy. Keynesian theory suggests thatlowering government expenditures and raising revenues can lead to afalloff in economic activity. This paper argues the neoclassical approach -...

Protecting Bank Deposits

Protecting Bank Deposits »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756428.051

ISBN: 9781557756428

Keywords: deposit insurance, banking, banking system, bank managers, insurance system

Banking crises have led many countries to consider deposit insuranceschemes to protect depositors and the banking system itself from the impact of bank failures. But should society be unconditionally responsible fo...

Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy

Banking Soundness and Monetary Policy »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756459.071

ISBN: 9781557756459

Keywords: loans, interest, banking system, banking sector

Banking sector problems have affected many IMF member countries, and measures to remedy these problems as well as to prevent their recurrence deeply concern central bankers and policymakers. the papers and comments...