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Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Issues and Reform Strategies

Volume/Issue: 2005/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861853

Keywords: Banking systems, bank credit, banking, banking system, financial system, working capital, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This study discusses issues of access to bank credit in Sub-Saharan Africa, and examines measures that could help facilitate access by the private sector to bank credit. It reviews in particular obstacles to credit...

Accounting for Macrofinancial Fluctuations and Turbulence

Accounting for Macrofinancial Fluctuations and Turbulence »

Source: Accounting for Macrofinancial Fluctuations and Turbulence

Volume/Issue: 2018/238

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Vitek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484381571

Keywords: Macrofinancial analysis; World economy; Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model; Autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity, Macrofinancial analysis, World economy, Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model, Autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity, General, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

This paper investigates the sources of macrofinancial fluctuations and turbulence within the framework of an approximate linear dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model of the world economy, augmented with stru...

Achieving and Maintaining Price Stability in Nigeria

Achieving and Maintaining Price Stability in Nigeria »

Source: Achieving and Maintaining Price Stability in Nigeria

Volume/Issue: 2004/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicoletta Batini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451852059

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, price stability, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper reviews the historical performance of monetary policy in Nigeria and discusses the relative merits of alternative monetary policy strategies that Nigeria could adopt in the future, once the many operatio...

Achieving Stabilization in Armenia1

Achieving Stabilization in Armenia1 »

Source: Achieving Stabilization in Armenia

Volume/Issue: 1998/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Balázs Horváth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1998

ISBN: 9781451845662

Keywords: transition economy, fiscal impulse, monetary impulse, currency substitution, inflation, monetary policy, inflation tax, foreign currency, foreign exchange

This paper examines the evolution, and impact on stabilization, of macroeconomic policies in Armenia during 1994-96. Fiscal and monetary policies have been effective in stabilizing the Armenian economy and facilita...

After the Fall

After the Fall »

Source: After the Fall : Lessons for Policy Cooperation from the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2014/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498375764

Keywords: Policy cooperation, institutuinal coarregements, policy spillovers, central bank, monetary fund, financial stability, monetary policies, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Open Economy Macroeconomics, institutional coarrangements,

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste, and nowhere is this truer than in the arena of international economic policy cooperation. With the world facing the largest and most synchronized plunge in output of the postw...

Aid Volatility and Dutch Disease

Aid Volatility and Dutch Disease »

Source: Aid Volatility and Dutch Disease : Is There a Role for Macroeconomic Policies?

Volume/Issue: 2006/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Tressel , and Alessandro Prati

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864052

Keywords: Aid effectiveness, real exchange rate, central bank, current account, money demand, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economic Growth And Aggregate Productivity,

This paper studies how macroeconomic policies can help offset two unintended and undesirable features of foreign aid: its volatility and Dutch disease. We present evidence that aid volatility augments trade balance...

Alternative Monetary Policy Rules for India

Alternative Monetary Policy Rules for India »

Source: Alternative Monetary Policy Rules for India

Volume/Issue: 2012/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Muneesh Kapur , and Michael Patra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503470

Keywords: McCallum Rule, Monetary Policy Reaction Function, Neutral Interest Rate, Taylor Rule, inflation, monetary base, monetary policy rules, central bank, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper empirically evaluates the operational performance of the McCallum rule, the Taylor rule and hybrid rules in India over the period 1996-2011 using quarterly data, with a view to analytically informing the...

Analyzing Determinants of Inflation When There Are Data Limitation

Analyzing Determinants of Inflation When There Are Data Limitation »

Source: Analyzing Determinants of Inflation When There Are Data Limitation : The Case of Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2008/271

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kadima Kalonji , Jan Gottschalk , and Ken Miyajima

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871296

Keywords: Historical decomposition, impulse response, variance decomposition, vector autoregression (VAR), monetary policy, central bank, aggregate demand,

This paper examines the determinants of inflation in Sierra Leone using a structural vector autoregression (VAR) approach to help forecast inflation for operational purposes. Despite data limitations, the paper acc...

Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy

Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy »

Source: Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy : The Case of the Bundesbank

Volume/Issue: 1998/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1998

ISBN: 9781451975192

Keywords: central banking, monetary policy, central bank, discount rates, discount rate, equation, probability

Market reaction to a change in official interest rates will depend on the extent to which the change is anticipated, and on how it is interpreted as a signal of future policy. In this paper, a technique is develope...

Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean

Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2005/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Jácome , and Francisco Vazquez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451860948

Keywords: structural reform, Latin America, central bank, central banks, monetary policy, monetary fund, Latin Amercia,

This paper reviews central bank legislation in 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 1990s. Using panel regressions, we find a negative relationship between legal central bank independence (CBI...