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The Cyclicality of Sales, Regular and Effective Prices

The Cyclicality of Sales, Regular and Effective Prices »

Source: The Cyclicality of Sales, Regular and Effective Prices : Business Cycle and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2012/207

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Coibion , Yuriy Gorodnichenko , and Gee Hee Hong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505573

Keywords: Sales, Price Changes, Store-Switching, inflation, monetary policy, price inflation, inflation rate, inflation rates, Business Fluctuations, And Cycles

We study the cyclical properties of sales, regular price changes and average prices paid by consumers ("effective" prices) in a dataset containing prices and quantities sold for numerous retailers across a variety...

Dollarization in Cambodia

Dollarization in Cambodia »

Source: Dollarization in Cambodia : Causes and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2011/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nombulelo Duma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455218936

Keywords: seigniorage, foreign currency, monetary policy, inflation, macroeconomic stability, Central Banking, And The Supply Of Money And Credit,

Over the past decade, Cambodia has become Asia's most dollarized economy. In contrast, dollarization in neighboring Lao P.D.R., Mongolia, and Vietnam has been either declining or broadly stable. Somewhat paradoxica...

Elements of Optimal Monetary Policy Committee Design1

Elements of Optimal Monetary Policy Committee Design1 »

Source: Elements of Optimal Monetary Policy Committee Design

Volume/Issue: 2006/277

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jérôme Vandenbussche

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865370

Keywords: collective decision making, inflation, central bank, monetary policy decisions, inflation targeting, Analysis Of Collective Decision-making, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, And The Supply Of Money And Credit,

The move from individual decision making to committee decision making is widely seen as a major evolution in contemporary central banking. This paper reviews the relevant economics and social psychology literatures...

Financial Dollarization in Latin America1

Financial Dollarization in Latin America1 »

Source: Financial Dollarization in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2006/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Rennhack , and Masahiro Nozaki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862676

Keywords: foreign currency, exchange rate, inflation, exchange rate flexibility, real exchange rate, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper tests several explanations for financial dollarization (FD), with an emphasis on Latin America. The results provide evidence that FD is a rational response to inflation uncertainty. The paper builds on p...

How Tight Is Too Tight? A Look at Welfare Implications of Distortionary Policies in Uzbekistan

How Tight Is Too Tight? A Look at Welfare Implications of Distortionary Policies in Uzbekistan »

Source: How Tight Is Too Tight? A Look at Welfare Implications of Distortionary Policies in Uzbekistan

Volume/Issue: 2005/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Grigorian , and Edward Gemayel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862584

Keywords: financial sector distortions, transition, foreign exchange, banking, inflation, banking sector, bank accounts, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General

Since independence in 1991, Uzbekistan has pursued a gradual approach to the transition from planned to market economy. This approach relied heavily on trade controls, directed credit, and large public investments....

Financial Dollarization in Latin America

Financial Dollarization in Latin America »

Volume/Issue: 2006/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Rennhack , and Masahiro Nozaki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862676.001

ISBN: 9781451862676

Keywords: foreign currency, exchange rate, inflation, exchange rate flexibility, real exchange rate, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper tests several explanations for financial dollarization (FD), with an emphasis on Latin America. The results provide evidence that FD is a rational response to inflation uncertainty. The paper builds on p...

Dollarization in Cambodia
			: Causes and Policy Implications

Dollarization in Cambodia : Causes and Policy Implications »

Volume/Issue: 2011/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nombulelo Duma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455218936.001

ISBN: 9781455218936

Keywords: seigniorage, foreign currency, monetary policy, inflation, macroeconomic stability, Central Banking, And The Supply Of Money And Credit,

Over the past decade, Cambodia has become Asia's most dollarized economy. In contrast, dollarization in neighboring Lao P.D.R., Mongolia, and Vietnam has been either declining or broadly stable. Somewhat paradoxica...

Elements of Optimal Monetary Policy Committee Design

Elements of Optimal Monetary Policy Committee Design »

Volume/Issue: 2006/277

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jérôme Vandenbussche

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865370.001

ISBN: 9781451865370

Keywords: collective decision making, inflation, central bank, monetary policy decisions, inflation targeting, Analysis Of Collective Decision-making, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, And The Supply Of Money And Credit,

The move from individual decision making to committee decision making is widely seen as a major evolution in contemporary central banking. This paper reviews the relevant economics and social psychology literatures...

How Tight Is Too Tight? A Look at Welfare Implications of Distortionary Policies in Uzbekistan

How Tight Is Too Tight? A Look at Welfare Implications of Distortionary Policies in Uzbekistan »

Volume/Issue: 2005/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Grigorian , and Edward Gemayel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862584.001

ISBN: 9781451862584

Keywords: financial sector distortions, transition, foreign exchange, banking, inflation, banking sector, bank accounts, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General

Since independence in 1991, Uzbekistan has pursued a gradual approach to the transition from planned to market economy. This approach relied heavily on trade controls, directed credit, and large public investments....

Improving the Monetary Policy Frameworks in Central America

Improving the Monetary Policy Frameworks in Central America »

Volume/Issue: 2011/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephanie Medina Cas , Alejandro Carrion-Menendez , and Florencia Frantischek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463923242.001

ISBN: 9781463923242

Keywords: inflation, central bank, price stability, reserve requirements, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General,

Several Central American (CADR) countries with independent monetary policies are strengthening their monetary frameworks and some have implemented or are moving towards inflation targeting (IT) regimes. Strengtheni...