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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

The Long Shadow of the Global Financial Crisis: Public Interventions in the Financial Sector

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Volume/Issue: 2019/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , Hala Moussawi , Alexander Tieman , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513508337.001

ISBN: 9781513508337

Keywords: Financial crises, Financial institutions, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems, Central banks, Financial crisis, Government interventions, Bank resolution, country-level, GFC

We track direct public interventions and public holdings in 1,114 financial institutions over the period 2007-17 in 37 countries based on publicly available information. We use aggregate official data to validate t...

The Long Shadow of the Global Financial Crisis: Public Interventions in the Financial Sector†

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Source: The Long Shadow of the Global Financial Crisis: Public Interventions in the Financial Sector

Volume/Issue: 2019/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , Hala Moussawi , Alexander Tieman , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 July 2019

ISBN: 9781513508337

Keywords: Financial crises, Financial institutions, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems, Central banks, Financial crisis, Government interventions, Bank resolution, country-level, GFC

We track direct public interventions and public holdings in 1,114 financial institutions over the period 2007-17 in 37 countries based on publicly available information. We use aggregate official data to validate t...

Price Statistics Compilation in 196 Economies: The Relevance for Policy Analysis

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Price Statistics Compilation in 196 Economies: The Relevance for Policy Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2019/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francien Berry , Brian Graf , Michael Stanger , and Mari Ylä-Jarkko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513508313.001

ISBN: 9781513508313

Keywords: Import price indexes, Purchasing power parity, Export price indexes, Price indexes, Real sector, Price Index, CPI, PPI, Scanner data, Big data

The consumer price index (CPI) is a key economic indicator used to gauge inflation, adjust wages, pensions, and social benefits. The producer prices index (PPI) is used for forecasting and deflating GDP estimates....

Price Statistics Compilation in 196 Economies: The Relevance for Policy Analysis

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Price Statistics Compilation in 196 Economies: The Relevance for Policy Analysis »

Source: Price Statistics Compilation in 196 Economies: The Relevance for Policy Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2019/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francien Berry , Brian Graf , Michael Stanger , and Mari Ylä-Jarkko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2019

ISBN: 9781513508313

Keywords: Import price indexes, Purchasing power parity, Export price indexes, Price indexes, Real sector, Price Index, CPI, PPI, Scanner data, Big data

The consumer price index (CPI) is a key economic indicator used to gauge inflation, adjust wages, pensions, and social benefits. The producer prices index (PPI) is used for forecasting and deflating GDP estimates....

Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle

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Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle »

Source: Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle

Volume/Issue: 2019/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Monnet , and Damien Puy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498326773

Keywords: Monetary statistics, International monetary system, Economic stabilization, Exchange rate policy, Central banks, Bretton Woods, gold, foreign reserves, gold standard, culture

Why did monetary authorities hold large gold reserves under Bretton Woods (1944-1971) when only the US had to? We argue that gold holdings were driven by institutional memory and persistent habits of central bank...

Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle

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Do Old Habits Die Hard? Central Banks and the Bretton Woods Gold Puzzle »

Volume/Issue: 2019/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Monnet , and Damien Puy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498326773.001

ISBN: 9781498326773

Keywords: Monetary statistics, International monetary system, Economic stabilization, Exchange rate policy, Central banks, Bretton Woods, gold, foreign reserves, gold standard, culture

Why did monetary authorities hold large gold reserves under Bretton Woods (1944-1971) when only the US had to? We argue that gold holdings were driven by institutional memory and persistent habits of central bank...

Statement by The Managing Director on the Work Program of The Executive Board

Statement by The Managing Director on the Work Program of The Executive Board »

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498326629.007

ISBN: 9781498326629

Keywords: External sector, Multiple currency practices, Central bank governance, Interest rate structures, International financial markets, capacity development, resilience, briefing, IEO, IMF

This Work Program translates the strategic directions and policy priorities laid out in the Spring 2019 Global Policy Agenda and the International Monetary and Financial Committee Communiqué into an Executive Board...

Statement by The Managing Director on the Work Program of The Executive Board

Statement by The Managing Director on the Work Program of The Executive Board »

Source: Statement by The Managing Director on the Work Program of The Executive Board

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498326629

Keywords: External sector, Multiple currency practices, Central bank governance, Interest rate structures, International financial markets, capacity development, resilience, briefing, IEO, IMF

This Work Program translates the strategic directions and policy priorities laid out in the Spring 2019 Global Policy Agenda and the International Monetary and Financial Committee Communiqué into an Executive Board...

The Rise of Digital Money

The Rise of Digital Money »

Volume: 19

Series: FinTech Notes

Author(s): Tobias Adrian , and Tommaso Mancini Griffoli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324908.007

ISBN: 9781498324908

Keywords: Central banks, Bank credit, Bank liquidity, Central bank role, Bank accounting, Fintech, e-money, central bank reserve, bank reserve, means of payment

This paper marks the launch of a new IMF series, Fintech Notes. Building on years of IMF staff work, it will explore pressing topics in the digital economy and be issued periodically. The series will carry work by...

The Rise of Digital Money

The Rise of Digital Money »

Source: The Rise of Digital Money

Volume: 19

Series: FinTech Notes

Author(s): Tobias Adrian , and Tommaso Mancini Griffoli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498324908

Keywords: Central banks, Bank credit, Bank liquidity, Central bank role, Bank accounting, Fintech, e-money, central bank reserve, bank reserve, means of payment

This paper marks the launch of a new IMF series, Fintech Notes. Building on years of IMF staff work, it will explore pressing topics in the digital economy and be issued periodically. The series will carry work by...