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CHAPTER 12 Bedfellows, Hostages, or Perfect Strangers? Global Capital Markets and the Catalytic Effect of IMF Crisis Lending

CHAPTER 12 Bedfellows, Hostages, or Perfect Strangers? Global Capital Markets and the Catalytic Effect of IMF Crisis Lending »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction Ever since Walter Bagehot’s times, it has been recognized that emergency liquidity support, to be effective, must in principle be unlimited. Of course, the precept shoul...

CHAPTER 8 Different Strokes? Common and Uncommon Responses to Financial Crises

CHAPTER 8 Different Strokes? Common and Uncommon Responses to Financial Crises »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction The recent proliferation of literature on international financial crises has demonstrated the variegation of causes leading countries to economic disaster. Once thought...

CHAPTER 3 Do IMF-Supported Programs Boost Private Capital Inflows? The Role of Program Size and Policy Adjustment

CHAPTER 3 Do IMF-Supported Programs Boost Private Capital Inflows? The Role of Program Size and Policy Adjustment »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction What determines the success of IMF-supported programs? A simple approach is to ask whether the financing that a country can raise from private sources meets or exceeds t...

CHAPTER 6 Efficiency and Legitimacy: Trade-Offs in IMF Governance

CHAPTER 6 Efficiency and Legitimacy: Trade-Offs in IMF Governance »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction The ability of an international organization to achieve its goals ultimately rests on its legitimacy (Woods, 2000; and Van Houtven, 2002, p. 66). Legitimacy means that i...

CHAPTER 15 Evaluating IMF-Supported Programs in the 1990s: The Importance of Taking Explicit Account of Stoppages

CHAPTER 15 Evaluating IMF-Supported Programs in the 1990s: The Importance of Taking Explicit Account of Stoppages »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction During the past two decades, a number of studies have explored whether IMF programs are effective in improving participating countries’ current account, inflation, and g...

CHAPTER 5 Fiscal Policy, Expenditure Composition, and Growth in Low-Income Countries

CHAPTER 5 Fiscal Policy, Expenditure Composition, and Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction A large body of empirical research supports the notion that healthy budgetary balances are, over the long run, good for growth (Easterly, Rodriguez, and Schmidt-Hebbel,...

CHAPTER 7 IMF Conditionality and Country Ownership of Adjustment Programs

CHAPTER 7 IMF Conditionality and Country Ownership of Adjustment Programs »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction International Monetary Fund (IMF) lending in support of adjustment programs is conditional on the borrowing countries adopting certain agreed policies. The conditions at...

CHAPTER 2 IMF Programs and Growth: Is Optimism Defensible?

CHAPTER 2 IMF Programs and Growth: Is Optimism Defensible? »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction IMF-supported programs are often described by those on the left as creating hardships on the population because they are said to be “too tight” (Stiglitz, 2002). Those o...

CHAPTER 9 Institutions, Program Implementation, and Macroeconomic Performance

CHAPTER 9 Institutions, Program Implementation, and Macroeconomic Performance »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction The quality of a country’s institutions—broadly de fined to include the formal and informal rules of economic and political interactions—is a key determinant of sustaina...

CHAPTER 11 International Bailouts, Moral Hazard, and Conditionality

CHAPTER 11 International Bailouts, Moral Hazard, and Conditionality »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction The 1990s have seen international official crisis lending of unprecedented size (Table 1). Advocates justified these bailouts as a form of international financial safety...