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Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions1

Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions1 »

Source: Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions

Volume/Issue: 2013/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Saborowski , and Sebastian Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475525717

Keywords: Interest Rate Pass-Through, Monetary Policy Transmission, inflation, banking, money market, General,

We employ a structural panel VAR model with interaction terms to identify determinants of effective transmission from central bank policy rates to retail lending rates in a large country sample. The framework allow...

Budget Deficits and Interest Rates

Budget Deficits and Interest Rates »

Source: Budget Deficits and Interest Rates : A Fresh Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2008/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ari Aisen , and David Hauner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451869040

Keywords: system GMM, inflation, budget deficit, money supply,

We extend the literature on budget deficits and interest rates in three ways: we examine both advanced and emerging economies and for the first time a large emerging market panel; explore interactions to explain so...

Can the IMF's Medium-Term Growth Projections Be Improved?

Can the IMF's Medium-Term Growth Projections Be Improved? »

Source: Can the IMF's Medium-Term Growth Projections Be Improved?

Volume/Issue: 2004/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juan Zalduendo , and Catia Batista

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451874488

Keywords: Model estimation, forecasting, growth, inflation, statistic, terms of trade, inflation rates, Model Construction and Estimation, Forecasting and Other Model Applications, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General

Numerous reports have noted that the IMF's medium-term growth projections are overly optimistic, raising questions as to how these can be improved. To this end, we estimate a growth model and examine its out-of-sam...

Central Bank Boards Around the World

Central Bank Boards Around the World »

Source: Central Bank Boards Around the World : Why Does Membership Size Differ?

Volume/Issue: 2006/281

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helge Berger , Tonny Lybek , and Volker Nitsch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865417

Keywords: committee, council, decision making, central bank, monetary fund, inflation,

This paper analyzes empirically differences in the size of central bank boards across countries. Defining a board as the body that changes monetary instruments to achieve a specified target, we discuss the possible...

Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility

Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility »

Source: Central Bank Financial Strength, Transparency, and Policy Credibility

Volume/Issue: 2002/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Stella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451855920

Keywords: Central bank losses, credibility, central bank, inflation, monetary fund, monetary policy

A central bank is financially strong if it possesses resources sufficient to attain its fundamental policy objective(s). Once endowed with those resources, relations between government and central bank should be de...

Central Banking in Transition Countries

Central Banking in Transition Countries »

Source: Central Banking in Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 1998/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helmut Wagner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1998

ISBN: 9781451936681

Keywords: Central Banking, Transition Economies, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, inflation targeting, inflation rate

In the 1990s, the issues of central banking and central bank independence have gained increasing attention, in part owing to the role of the future European central bank, but also owing to the emergence of transiti...

Commodity Price Volatility, Cyclical Fluctuations, and Convergence

Commodity Price Volatility, Cyclical Fluctuations, and Convergence »

Source: Commodity Price Volatility, Cyclical Fluctuations, and Convergence : What is Ahead for Inflation in Emerging Europe?

Volume/Issue: 2009/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Edda Zoli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451871890

Keywords: Price Convergence, price inflation, price level, inflation response,

This paper assesses the role of international commodity prices, cyclical fluctuations, and convergence in driving inflation in 18 European emerging economies. Country specific VARs and panel estimates indicate that...

Corruption, Structural Reforms, and Economic Performance in the Transition Economies

Corruption, Structural Reforms, and Economic Performance in the Transition Economies »

Source: Corruption, Structural Reforms, and Economic Performance in the Transition Economies

Volume/Issue: 2000/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Abed , and Hamid Davoodi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

ISBN: 9781451855371

Keywords: structural reforms, inflation, exchange rate regime, macroeconomic performance, wage inflation

Recent studies have highlighted the adverse impact of corruption on economic performance. This paper advances the hypothesis that corruption is largely a symptom of underlying weaknesses in public policies and inst...

Determinants of Foreign Currency Borrowing in the New Member States of the EU

Determinants of Foreign Currency Borrowing in the New Member States of the EU »

Source: Determinants of Foreign Currency Borrowing in the New Member States of the EU

Volume/Issue: 2008/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christoph Rosenberg , and Marcel Tirpák

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870312

Keywords: Foreign currency borrowing, new EU member states, foreign currency, exchange rate, foreign exchange, inflation, currency risk,

The paper investigates the determinants of foreign currency borrowing by the private sector in the new member states of the European Union. We find that striking differences in patterns of foreign currency borrowin...

Disinflation in Transition Economies

Disinflation in Transition Economies »

Source: Disinflation in Transition Economies : The Role of Relative Price Adjustment

Volume/Issue: 1996/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sharmini Coorey , Mauro Mecagni , and Erik Offerdal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1996

ISBN: 9781451930061

Keywords: inflation, relative price, money growth, relative price variability, inflation rate

In light of the persistence of moderate inflation in many transition economies, this paper analyzes whether inflation resulted from insufficiently tight financial policies and wage pressures or from the protracted...