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Are Laws Needed for Public Management Reforms? An International Comparison

Are Laws Needed for Public Management Reforms? An International Comparison »

Source: Are Laws Needed for Public Management Reforms? An International Comparison

Volume/Issue: 2005/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Lienert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860818

Keywords: public management, budget, law, decree, performance, civil servants, financial management, external audit, decentralization, budget systems

There has been widespread adoption of new laws to support new public management. In many countries that have implemented comprehensive and deep reforms, new or amended laws have fundamentally changed the role of th...

Assessing Financial System Vulnerabilities

Assessing Financial System Vulnerabilities »

Source: Assessing Financial System Vulnerabilities

Volume/Issue: 2000/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. Johnston , Liliana Schumacher , and Jingqing Chai

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2000

ISBN: 9781451849868

Keywords: asymmetric information, incentive structure, risk models, financial system vulnerabilities, financial system, financial institutions, incentive structures, deposit insurance

Recent financial crises have highlighted the potentially significant macroeconomic costs of financial system instability, and the potential for the instability in the financial system of one country to have broader...

Asset Price Inflation in the 1980's

Asset Price Inflation in the 1980's »

Source: Asset Price Inflation in the 1980's : A Flow of Funds Perspective

Volume/Issue: 1993/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Garry Schinasi , Steven Weisbrod , and Monica Hargraves

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1993

ISBN: 9781451849936

Keywords: financial assets, asset markets, bank of japan, banking, financial institutions

This paper examines how and why financial resources were channeled almost exclusively to specific asset markets in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States in the late 1980s. A decline in demand for funds b...

Audit Committees in Central Banks

Audit Committees in Central Banks »

Source: Audit Committees in Central Banks

Volume/Issue: 2007/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kenneth Sullivan , Marie-Therese Camilleri , and Tonny Lybek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866377

Keywords: audit committees, audit committee, internal audit, financial statements, corporate governance,

This paper reviews the tasks and design of audit committees, increasingly recommended as a way to strengthen financial accountability and good central bank governance. It outlines the motivations for the establishm...

Bank Behavior in Response to Basel Iii

Bank Behavior in Response to Basel Iii »

Source: Bank Behavior in Response to Basel Iii : A Cross-Country Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Cosimano , and Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455262427

Keywords: capital constraints, equity, capital requirements, nonperforming loans, interest expense, bank capital, Central Banking, And The Supply Of Money And Credit, financial Institutions And Services,

This paper investigates the impact of the new capital requirements introduced under the Basel III framework on bank lending rates and loan growth. Higher capital requirements, by raising banks' marginal cost of fun...

Banking and Trading

Banking and Trading »

Source: Banking and Trading

Volume/Issue: 2012/238

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arnoud Boot , and Lev Ratnovski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475511215

Keywords: Bank regulation, proprietary trading, relationship banking, Volcker rule, moral hazard, financial markets, bank profits, bank profitability, Government Policy and Regulation,

We study the effects of a bank's engagement in trading. Traditional banking is relationship-based: not scalable, long-term oriented, with high implicit capital, and low risk (thanks to the law of large numbers). Tr...

The Bright and the Dark Side of Cross-Border Banking Linkages

The Bright and the Dark Side of Cross-Border Banking Linkages »

Source: The Bright and the Dark Side of Cross-Border Banking Linkages

Volume/Issue: 2011/186

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sònia Muñoz , Ryan Scuzzarella , and Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462309269

Keywords: banking stability, network analysis, banking, banking crisis, banking sector, banking system, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

When a country's banking system becomes more linked to the global banking network, does that system get more or less prone to a banking crisis? Using model simulations and econometric estimates based on a world-wid...

Building Supervisory Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa

Building Supervisory Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Building Supervisory Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa : An Analytical Framework

Volume/Issue: 2007/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Quintyn , and Michael Taylor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865820

Keywords: financial development, and financial regulation, central bank, monetary fund, monetary policy, reserve bank, central banks,

Current trends in financial sector development in sub-Saharan Africa are prompting policymakers to focus on the design of appropriate supervisory structures. Against the backdrop of worldwide efforts to remodel sup...

Capital Account Liberalization and Economic Performance

Capital Account Liberalization and Economic Performance »

Source: Capital Account Liberalization and Economic Performance : Survey and Synthesis

Volume/Issue: 2002/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torsten Sloek , Michael Klein , Luca Ricci , and Hali Edison

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

ISBN: 9781451854282

Keywords: and Financial Development, and Growth, capital account, capital accounts, capital account openness, General Outlook and Conditions, Growth,

This paper reviews and discusses issues involved in assessing the relationship between capital account liberalization and economic performance. First, it discusses the different measures of restrictions used in the...

Central Bank Collateral Frameworks

Central Bank Collateral Frameworks »

Source: Central Bank Collateral Frameworks : Principles and Policies

Volume/Issue: 2008/222

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rebecca McCaughrin , Simon Gray , and Alexandre Chailloux

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870800

Keywords: Adverse selection, collateral, financial market crises, risk mitigation, credit, repo, pricing, counterparty,

Central bank collateral policies came under pressure with the 2007-08 financial market crisis. This paper addresses the rationale for and constraints in taking collateral, and recent practices in different collater...