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Can Domestic Policies Influence Inflation?

Can Domestic Policies Influence Inflation? »

Source: Can Domestic Policies Influence Inflation?

Volume/Issue: 2007/257

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Franziska Ohnsorge

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2007

ISBN: 9781451868203

Keywords: Price convergence, Maastricht criterion, Euro adoption, monetary policy, price level, inflation rates, inflation rate,

Globalization operates not only by reducing domestic pressures on inflation but also by reducing the scope of domestic authorities to influence the pace of inflation. First, as markets are integrated, the common, c...

The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy

The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy »

Source: The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy : The Case of São Tomé and Príncipe

Volume/Issue: 2008/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jian-Ye Wang , Nisreen Farhan , Amar Shanghavi , Márcio Ronci , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869781

Keywords: Monetary and exchange rate arrangements, small economy, open economy, nominal anchor, peg, currency union, exchange rate, inflation, monetary union, central bank

This paper assesses São Tomé and Príncipe's monetary and exchange rate arrangements in light of the country's monetary history and the relevant experience of comparable countries in Africa. The study highlights sev...

Core Inflation Measures and Statistical Issues in Choosing Among Them

Core Inflation Measures and Statistical Issues in Choosing Among Them »

Source: Core Inflation Measures and Statistical Issues in Choosing Among Them

Volume/Issue: 2006/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mick Silver

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

ISBN: 9781451863574

Keywords: Core Inflation, Core CPI, central bank, money supply, monetary authorities,

This paper provides an overview of statistical measurement issues relating to alternative measures of core inflation, and the criteria for choosing among them. The approaches to measurement considered include exclu...

Does Political Instability Lead to Higher Inflation? A Panel Data Analysis

Does Political Instability Lead to Higher Inflation? A Panel Data Analysis »

Source: Does Political Instability Lead to Higher Inflation? A Panel Data Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2005/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ari Aisen , and Francisco José Veiga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860689

Keywords: volatility, political instability, institutions, inflation rate, monetary fund, high inflation, inflation rates,

Economists generally accept the proposition that high inflation rates generate inefficiencies that reduce society's welfare and economic growth. However, determining the causes of the worldwide diversity of inflati...

Exchange Rate-Based Stabilization in Western Europe

Exchange Rate-Based Stabilization in Western Europe »

Source: Exchange Rate-Based Stabilization in Western Europe : Greece, Ireland, Italy and Portugal

Volume/Issue: 1997/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache , and A. Hamann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1997

ISBN: 9781451849691

Keywords: Inflation stabilization, Western Europe, exchange rate, real exchange rate, monetary policy

This paper compares the experience with exchange-rate–based stabilization (ERBS) of four Western European countries with that of high-inflation developing countries. In general, the behavior of key macroecon...

Exchange Rate Regime Choice in Historical Perspective

Exchange Rate Regime Choice in Historical Perspective »

Source: Exchange Rate Regime Choice in Historical Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2003/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Bordo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451857764

Keywords: Gold standard, Bretton Woods system, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate, inflation, exchange rates, exchange rate regime, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

In this paper, I survey the issue of exchange rate regime choice from the perspective of both the industrial and emerging economies taking an historical perspective. I first survey the theoretical issues beginning...

The Fiscal Abuse of Central Banks

The Fiscal Abuse of Central Banks »

Source: The Fiscal Abuse of Central Banks

Volume/Issue: 1993/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maxwell Fry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1993

ISBN: 9781451966565

Keywords: central bank, inflation, monetary fund, monetary policy

This paper reviews the fiscal activities that governments in a sample of 26 developing countries have obliged their central banks to undertake. In the main, these activities fall under five categories: (1) collecti...

Forecasting ECB Monetary Policy

Forecasting ECB Monetary Policy »

Source: Forecasting ECB Monetary Policy : Accuracy is (Still) a Matter of Geography

Volume/Issue: 2006/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Ehrmann , Marcel Fratzscher , and Helge Berger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863017

Keywords: ECB, forecast, geography, history, heterogeneity, Taylor rule, learning, transmission, survey data, communication

Monetary policy in the euro area is conducted within a multicountry, multicultural, and multilingual context involving multiple central banking traditions. How does this heterogeneity affect the ability of economic...

Government Finance in a Model of Currency Substitution

Government Finance in a Model of Currency Substitution »

Source: Government Finance in a Model of Currency Substitution

Volume/Issue: 1993/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lihong Liu , and Anne Sibert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1993

ISBN: 9781451955477

Keywords: money growth, inflation, money demand, monetary policy, monetary fund

Our model is a variant of the cash-in-advance model. Goods must be purchased in the seller’s currency, but currency may be traded before shopping at a cost. This cost is a measure of substitutability. The mo...

Core Inflation Measures and Statistical Issues in Choosing Among Them

Core Inflation Measures and Statistical Issues in Choosing Among Them »

Volume/Issue: 2006/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mick Silver

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863574.001

ISBN: 9781451863574

Keywords: Core Inflation, Core CPI, central bank, money supply, monetary authorities,

This paper provides an overview of statistical measurement issues relating to alternative measures of core inflation, and the criteria for choosing among them. The approaches to measurement considered include exclu...