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Can Public Discussion Enhance Program Ownership?

Can Public Discussion Enhance Program Ownership? »

Source: Can Public Discussion Enhance Program Ownership?

Volume/Issue: 2004/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Isard , and Allan Drazen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

ISBN: 9781451857962

Keywords: Ownership, deliberative democracy, cheap talk, interest groups, voting, political science, democratic values, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures

We use the concepts of deliberative democracy from political science and cheap talk from economics to develop a better understanding of how public discussion can contribute to building and demonstrating ownership o...

Can Public Discussion Enhance Program Ownership?

Can Public Discussion Enhance Program Ownership? »

Volume/Issue: 2004/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Isard , and Allan Drazen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857962.001

ISBN: 9781451857962

Keywords: Ownership, deliberative democracy, cheap talk, interest groups, voting, political science, democratic values, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures

We use the concepts of deliberative democracy from political science and cheap talk from economics to develop a better understanding of how public discussion can contribute to building and demonstrating ownership o...

Is Policy Ownership An Operational Concept?

Is Policy Ownership An Operational Concept? »

Volume/Issue: 2002/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Boughton , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849356.001

ISBN: 9781451849356

Keywords: ownership, common agency models, political economy, interest groups, economic policies, interest group, political science, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

IMF lending is generally conditional on specified policies and outcomes. These conditions usually are negotiated compromises between policies initially favored by the Fund and by the country's authorities. In some...

On the Viability of Conditional Assistance Programs

On the Viability of Conditional Assistance Programs »

Volume/Issue: 2005/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wolfgang Mayer , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861402.001

ISBN: 9781451861402

Keywords: viability, incentive compatibility, interest groups, economic policies, political stability, interest group, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Economic adjustment and reform programs, including those supported by international financial institutions (IFIs), must cope with informational asymmetries and special interest politics. This presents a particularl...

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance
			: Grants vs. Loan Rollovers

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance : Grants vs. Loan Rollovers »

Volume/Issue: 2004/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wolfgang Mayer , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451845723.001

ISBN: 9781451845723

Keywords: common agency models, grants vs. loans, interest group, economic policies, interest groups, political influence, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Improving the effectiveness of financial assistance programs is a priority of international financial institutions (IFIs). This paper examines the effectiveness of alternative assistance instruments in a dynamic po...

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality »

Volume/Issue: 2002/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849479.001

ISBN: 9781451849479

Keywords: ownership, common agency, political economy, interest group, economic assistance, economic policies, interest groups, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Political Economy Of International Financial Institutions,

Understanding of the domestic political environment is key to building broad country ownership and the successful implementation of reform programs supported by international financial institutions (IFIs). But reci...

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs?

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs? »

Volume/Issue: 2003/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , Anna Ivanova , George Anayotos , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842531.001

ISBN: 9781451842531

Keywords: IMF-supported programs, ownership, political economy, probability, political institutions, interest groups, statistics, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper assesses the implementation of IMF-supported programs using measures of program interruptions, compliance with conditionality, and the share of committed funds disbursed. The econometric model allows an...

Is Policy Ownership An Operational Concept?

Is Policy Ownership An Operational Concept? »

Source: Is Policy Ownership An Operational Concept?

Volume/Issue: 2002/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Boughton , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849356

Keywords: ownership, common agency models, political economy, interest groups, economic policies, interest group, political science, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

IMF lending is generally conditional on specified policies and outcomes. These conditions usually are negotiated compromises between policies initially favored by the Fund and by the country's authorities. In some...

On the Viability of Conditional Assistance Programs

On the Viability of Conditional Assistance Programs »

Source: On the Viability of Conditional Assistance Programs

Volume/Issue: 2005/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wolfgang Mayer , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861402

Keywords: viability, incentive compatibility, interest groups, economic policies, political stability, interest group, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Economic adjustment and reform programs, including those supported by international financial institutions (IFIs), must cope with informational asymmetries and special interest politics. This presents a particularl...

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance »

Source: The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance : Grants vs. Loan Rollovers

Volume/Issue: 2004/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wolfgang Mayer , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451845723

Keywords: common agency models, grants vs. loans, interest group, economic policies, interest groups, political influence, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Improving the effectiveness of financial assistance programs is a priority of international financial institutions (IFIs). This paper examines the effectiveness of alternative assistance instruments in a dynamic po...