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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind »

Source: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind

Volume/Issue: 2016/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lars Svensson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2016

ISBN: 9781498314787

Keywords: macroprudential policy, unemployment, unemployment rate, debt, marginal cost, benchmark, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), All Countries

“Leaning against the wind” (LAW) with a higher monetary policy interest rate may have benefits in terms of lower real debt growth and associated lower probability of a financial crisis but has costs in terms of hig...

Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries

Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries »

Source: Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries : Are they a Problem?

Volume/Issue: 1997/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1997

ISBN: 9781451847079

Keywords: current account deficit, current account deficits, current account balance, external debt

Applying a consumption-smoothing model to five ASEAN countries reveals that excessive private consumption has not tended to characterize their widening external imbalances in recent years, except to a small degree...

The Development of Local Debt Markets in Asia

The Development of Local Debt Markets in Asia »

Source: The Development of Local Debt Markets in Asia

Volume/Issue: 2011/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mangal Goswami , and Sunil Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455259373

Keywords: local currency debt markets, investor base, bank lending, regulatory framework, bond markets, securities, capital market, bond market, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

The paper makes an assessment of the progress made in developing local debt markets in emerging Asia. Market development has been limited by hurdles confronting borrowers and lenders, current and potential liquidit...

The External Wealth of Nations

The External Wealth of Nations »

Source: The External Wealth of Nations : Measures of Foreign Assets and Liabilities for Industrial and Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1999/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Philip Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1999

ISBN: 9781451853841

Keywords: foreign assets, external debt, foreign direct investment, equity flows, debt, liabilities, fdi

Capital flows are closely monitored, but surprisingly little is known about the stocks of external assets and liabilities held by countries, especially in the developing world. This paper constructs estimates of fo...

Growth Forecast Errors and  Fiscal Multipliers

Growth Forecast Errors and Fiscal Multipliers »

Source: Growth Forecast Errors and Fiscal Multipliers

Volume/Issue: 2013/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Blanchard , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475576443

Keywords: government expenditure, output fluctuations, fiscal consolidation, fiscal multipliers, growth forecast, fiscal balance, General, General, Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits

This paper investigates the relation between growth forecast errors and planned fiscal consolidation during the crisis. We find that, in advanced economies, stronger planned fiscal consolidation has been associated...

I. Introduction

I. Introduction »

Source: Macroeconomic Adjustment : Policy Instruments and Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 1992

ISBN: 9781557753038

Keywords: exchange rate, balance of payments, money supply, external debt, exchange rate policy

Countries undertaking adjustment programs usually suffer from a broad range of economic problems. These may include: external imbalanc...

II. Monetary Policy and Financial Reform

II. Monetary Policy and Financial Reform »

Source: Macroeconomic Adjustment : Policy Instruments and Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 1992

ISBN: 9781557753038

Keywords: exchange rate, balance of payments, money supply, external debt, exchange rate policy

1. Introduction Excessive growth in the money supply leads to high rates of spending on domestic or foreign goods. Given that domestic supply is essentially inflexible in the short r...

III. Fiscal Policy and Reform

III. Fiscal Policy and Reform »

Source: Macroeconomic Adjustment : Policy Instruments and Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 1992

ISBN: 9781557753038

Keywords: exchange rate, balance of payments, money supply, external debt, exchange rate policy

1. Introduction The effectiveness of fiscal policy is a major factor determining macroeconomic performance. In part this follows from the size of the public sector, with Central Gove...

IMF Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Mauritius

IMF Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Mauritius »

Source: Mauritius : 2011 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2011/96

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455254354

Keywords: public debt, external debt, current account, debt sustainability

Over the past two decades, wide-ranging structural reforms, supported by prudent policies, have established Mauritius as a top regional performer. The Mauritian economy recovered in 2010. Real GDP growth is estimat...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Mauritius

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Mauritius »

Source: Mauritius : 2012 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Mauritius

Volume/Issue: 2012/62

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502541

Keywords: exchange rate, external debt, current account, public debt, debt sustainability

The 2012 Article IV Consultation on Mauritius reports that the outlook for growth and inflation is broadly positive, although growth is likely to slow somewhat to below 4 percent. The cyclical component of Mauritiu...