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			: A New International Macroeconomic Model

GEM : A New International Macroeconomic Model »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Hamid Faruqee , Douglas Laxton , Philippe Karam , Alessandro Rebucci , Jaewoo Lee , Benjamin Hunt , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063754.084

ISBN: 9781589063754

Keywords: Economic models, inflation, monetary policy, aggregate demand, monetary fund, oil prices

Over the past two years, the IMF staff has been developing a new multicountry macroeconomic model called the Global Economy Model (GEM). This paper explains why such a model is needed, how GEM differs from its pred...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: GEM : A New International Macroeconomic Model

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Hamid Faruqee , Douglas Laxton , Philippe Karam , Alessandro Rebucci , Jaewoo Lee , Benjamin Hunt , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063754

Keywords: Economic models, inflation, monetary policy, aggregate demand, monetary fund, oil prices

Over the past two years, the IMF staff has been developing a new multicountry macroeconomic model called the Global Economy Model (GEM). This paper explains why such a model is needed, how GEM differs from its pred...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: GEM : A New International Macroeconomic Model

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Hamid Faruqee , Douglas Laxton , Philippe Karam , Alessandro Rebucci , Jaewoo Lee , Benjamin Hunt , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063754

Keywords: Economic models, inflation, monetary policy, aggregate demand, monetary fund, oil prices

Over the past two years, the IMF staff has been developing a new multicountry macroeconomic model called the Global Economy Model (GEM). This paper explains why such a model is needed, how GEM differs from its pred...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

This paper assesses the implications of high financial dollarization for macroeconomic policies and vulnerabilities in Uruguay. Dollarization creates balance sheet exposure to exchange rate changes and poses...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: GEM : A New International Macroeconomic Model

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Hamid Faruqee , Douglas Laxton , Philippe Karam , Alessandro Rebucci , Jaewoo Lee , Benjamin Hunt , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063754

Keywords: Economic models, inflation, monetary policy, aggregate demand, monetary fund, oil prices

Over the last two years, IMF staff has been developing a new multicountry macroeconomic model called the Global Economy Model (GEM). An obvious question is why such a model is needed, given that...

II. Inflation Process in Uruguay

II. Inflation Process in Uruguay »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

Following chronic high inflation, Uruguay reduced inflation gradually through a disinflation program in the 1990s, reaching single digits by 1998. Inflation has since remained moderate, except for an outburs...

II Philosophy and Approach

II Philosophy and Approach »

Source: GEM : A New International Macroeconomic Model

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Hamid Faruqee , Douglas Laxton , Philippe Karam , Alessandro Rebucci , Jaewoo Lee , Benjamin Hunt , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063754

Keywords: Economic models, inflation, monetary policy, aggregate demand, monetary fund, oil prices

Why a New Model? The development and rationale for GEM can be best explained through a brief description of the role of large macroeconomic policy models. Academic work in macroecono...

III How Has GEM Been Used?

III How Has GEM Been Used? »

Source: GEM : A New International Macroeconomic Model

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Hamid Faruqee , Douglas Laxton , Philippe Karam , Alessandro Rebucci , Jaewoo Lee , Benjamin Hunt , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063754

Keywords: Economic models, inflation, monetary policy, aggregate demand, monetary fund, oil prices

GEM simulations have already been used to provide insights on a range of issues. In particular, they have been incorporated into the IMF staff’s analysis in the World Economic Outlook and other...

III. Pass-Through, Dollarization, and Credibility in Uruguay

III. Pass-Through, Dollarization, and Credibility in Uruguay »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

A high degree of exchange rate pass-through to domestic prices and financial dollarization can constrain the effectiveness of a flexible exchange rate as a shock absorber and indirect channel of transmission...

IV Current Development Work

IV Current Development Work »

Source: GEM : A New International Macroeconomic Model

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Hamid Faruqee , Douglas Laxton , Philippe Karam , Alessandro Rebucci , Jaewoo Lee , Benjamin Hunt , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063754

Keywords: Economic models, inflation, monetary policy, aggregate demand, monetary fund, oil prices

GEM continues to be developed. Primarily, this reflects the enormous amount of work currently being done in academia using new open economy models to reexamine a range of issues, whose insights...