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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: Monetary Union Among Member Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ugo Fasano-Filho , and Andrea Schaechter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589062191

Keywords: monetary union, central bank, monetary policy, monetary unions, oil prices

The Heads of States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) decided at the end of 2001 to deepen economic integration by establishing a common currency—pegged to the U.S. dollar—by 2...

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 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...

II Progress Toward Economic Integration and Convergence Among GCC Countries

II Progress Toward Economic Integration and Convergence Among GCC Countries »

Source: Monetary Union Among Member Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ugo Fasano-Filho , and Andrea Schaechter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589062191

Keywords: monetary union, central bank, monetary policy, monetary unions, oil prices

Over the past two decades, the GCC countries have taken important steps to achieve economic and financial integration among them. They have lifted formal impediments to the free movement of national goods, l...

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 Main Lessons from the Experience of Monetary Unions

III Main Lessons from the Experience of Monetary Unions »

Source: Monetary Union Among Member Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ugo Fasano-Filho , and Andrea Schaechter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589062191

Keywords: monetary union, central bank, monetary policy, monetary unions, oil prices

In a “full” monetary union, independent nation states adopt a single monetary policy and a common currency. This is characterized by a single external exchange rate policy, as well as the permanent absence o...

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...