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Achieving and Maintaining Price Stability in Nigeria

Achieving and Maintaining Price Stability in Nigeria »

Source: Achieving and Maintaining Price Stability in Nigeria

Volume/Issue: 2004/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicoletta Batini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451852059

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, price stability, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper reviews the historical performance of monetary policy in Nigeria and discusses the relative merits of alternative monetary policy strategies that Nigeria could adopt in the future, once the many operatio...

After the Fall

After the Fall »

Source: After the Fall : Lessons for Policy Cooperation from the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2014/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498375764

Keywords: Policy cooperation, institutuinal coarregements, policy spillovers, central bank, monetary fund, financial stability, monetary policies, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Open Economy Macroeconomics, institutional coarrangements,

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste, and nowhere is this truer than in the arena of international economic policy cooperation. With the world facing the largest and most synchronized plunge in output of the postw...

Aid Volatility and Dutch Disease

Aid Volatility and Dutch Disease »

Source: Aid Volatility and Dutch Disease : Is There a Role for Macroeconomic Policies?

Volume/Issue: 2006/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Tressel , and Alessandro Prati

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864052

Keywords: Aid effectiveness, real exchange rate, central bank, current account, money demand, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economic Growth And Aggregate Productivity,

This paper studies how macroeconomic policies can help offset two unintended and undesirable features of foreign aid: its volatility and Dutch disease. We present evidence that aid volatility augments trade balance...

Alternative Monetary Policy Rules for India

Alternative Monetary Policy Rules for India »

Source: Alternative Monetary Policy Rules for India

Volume/Issue: 2012/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Muneesh Kapur , and Michael Patra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503470

Keywords: McCallum Rule, Monetary Policy Reaction Function, Neutral Interest Rate, Taylor Rule, inflation, monetary base, monetary policy rules, central bank, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper empirically evaluates the operational performance of the McCallum rule, the Taylor rule and hybrid rules in India over the period 1996-2011 using quarterly data, with a view to analytically informing the...

Analytical and Methodological Issues in the Measurement of Fiscal Deficits

Analytical and Methodological Issues in the Measurement of Fiscal Deficits »

Source: Analytical and Methodological Issues in the Measurement of Fiscal Deficits

Volume/Issue: 1990/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1990

ISBN: 9781451947380

Keywords: inflation, aggregate demand, central bank, monetary fund, fiscal deficit

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

Analyzing Balance Sheet Vulnerabilities in a Dollarized Economy

Analyzing Balance Sheet Vulnerabilities in a Dollarized Economy »

Source: Analyzing Balance Sheet Vulnerabilities in a Dollarized Economy : The Case of Georgia

Volume/Issue: 2006/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andreas Billmeier , and Johan Mathisen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864335

Keywords: Balance-sheet analysis, BSA, vulnerabilities, currency mismatch, foreign currency, commercial banks, external debt, currency mismatches, central bank, Methodology for Collecting

Balance-sheet analysis (BSA) complements traditional flow-oriented macroeconomic analysis by gauging mismatches in aggregate and sectoral balance sheets of an economy. Enabled by recent progress in data availabilit...

Analyzing Determinants of Inflation When There Are Data Limitation

Analyzing Determinants of Inflation When There Are Data Limitation »

Source: Analyzing Determinants of Inflation When There Are Data Limitation : The Case of Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2008/271

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kadima Kalonji , Jan Gottschalk , and Ken Miyajima

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871296

Keywords: Historical decomposition, impulse response, variance decomposition, vector autoregression (VAR), monetary policy, central bank, aggregate demand,

This paper examines the determinants of inflation in Sierra Leone using a structural vector autoregression (VAR) approach to help forecast inflation for operational purposes. Despite data limitations, the paper acc...

Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy

Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy »

Source: Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy : The Case of the Bundesbank

Volume/Issue: 1998/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1998

ISBN: 9781451975192

Keywords: central banking, monetary policy, central bank, discount rates, discount rate, equation, probability

Market reaction to a change in official interest rates will depend on the extent to which the change is anticipated, and on how it is interpreted as a signal of future policy. In this paper, a technique is develope...

Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean

Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2005/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Jácome , and Francisco Vazquez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451860948

Keywords: structural reform, Latin America, central bank, central banks, monetary policy, monetary fund, Latin Amercia,

This paper reviews central bank legislation in 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 1990s. Using panel regressions, we find a negative relationship between legal central bank independence (CBI...

Are Banks Really Lazy? Evidence from Middle East and North Africa

Are Banks Really Lazy? Evidence from Middle East and North Africa »

Source: Are Banks Really Lazy? Evidence from Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2014/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Simon Gray , Philippe Karam , and Rima Turk Ariss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484386460

Keywords: MENA, credit, central bank, government securities, monetary fund, banking, monetary financing, General, Government Policy and Regulation, and credit.,

We investigate whether low loan-to-deposit (LTD) ratios and high levels of reserve balances at the central bank (or holdings of government securities) are a reflection of policy-driven factors compared to commonly...