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Absorption Boom and Fiscal Stance

Absorption Boom and Fiscal Stance »

Source: Absorption Boom and Fiscal Stance : What Lies Ahead in Eastern Europe?

Volume/Issue: 2010/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982749

Keywords: Pro-cyclicality, cyclically-adjusted fiscal balance, expenditure, capital expenditure, social expenditure, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

This paper estimates revenue and expenditure pro-cyclicality with respect to output and domestic absorption in new member states of the European Union and Croatia to assess whether these countries used the boom yea...

The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors

The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors »

Source: The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors : Principles and Practice

Volume/Issue: 2005/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Taylor , Marc Quintyn , and Eva Hüpkes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860702

Keywords: Financial regulation, regulatory agencies, public administration accountability, banking, financial system, financial services, financial sector, financial institutions, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation

Policymakers' uneasiness about granting independence to financial sector regulators stems to a large extent from the lack of familiarity with, and elusiveness of, the concept of accountability. This paper gives ope...

Accrual Budgeting and Fiscal Policy

Accrual Budgeting and Fiscal Policy »

Source: Accrual Budgeting and Fiscal Policy

Volume/Issue: 2009/84

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Robinson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872316

Keywords: fiscal stabilization policy, net worth, control totals, net lending, aggregate expenditure, expenditure, capital expenditure,

Can an accrual budgeting system-a system in which budgetary spending authorizations to line ministries are formulated in accrual terms-serve the needs of good fiscal policy? If so, how must such a system be designe...

Additions to Market Indices and the Comovement of Stock Returns Around the World

Additions to Market Indices and the Comovement of Stock Returns Around the World »

Source: Additions to Market Indices and the Comovement of Stock Returns Around the World

Volume/Issue: 2011/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yishay Yafeh , and Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455218950

Keywords: Index inclusion, stock price comovements, category, habitat and information theories, index-based investment, investors, institutional investors, stock market, stock price, stock prices,

Using newly-constructed data covering the last decade, we document that, in most of forty markets, when added to the main index, firms' returns experience an increase in comovement with the rest of the index, refle...

Adjustment Under a Currency Peg

Adjustment Under a Currency Peg »

Source: Adjustment Under a Currency Peg : Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania During the Global Financial Crisis 2008-09

Volume/Issue: 2010/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catriona Purfield , and Christoph Rosenberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205448

Keywords: Internal devaluation, boom bust, competitiveness, wage adjustment, global financial crisis, wage, benefits, wages, fiscal balance,

The paper traces the Baltics' adjustment strategy during the 2008-09 global financial crisis. The abrupt end to the externally-financed domestic demand boom triggered a severe output collapse, bringing per capita i...

Adopting Currency Convertibility

Adopting Currency Convertibility »

Source: Adopting Currency Convertibility : Experiences and Monetary Policy Considerations for Advanced Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Quirk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1994

ISBN: 9781451950052

Keywords: exchange rate, capital inflows, foreign exchange, domestic credit, capital movements

This paper analyses issues for developing countries with structurally sound balance of payments that are considering a move to full currency convertibility. The main experiences of industrial countries in their dec...

Advanced Public Financial Management Reforms in South East Europe

Advanced Public Financial Management Reforms in South East Europe »

Source: Advanced Public Financial Management Reforms in South East Europe

Volume/Issue: 2009/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mia Pavesic-Skerlep , and Eivind Tandberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451872491

Keywords: budget process, budget systems, annual budget, medium-term budget, performance budgeting

This paper aims to clarify possible systemic bottlenecks to the introduction of advanced PFM reforms in the SEE countries. It relates key fiscal developments to PFM reform processes over the last 15 years. PFM refo...

After the Crisis

After the Crisis »

Source: After the Crisis : Assessing the Damage in Italy

Volume/Issue: 2010/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Silvia Sgherri , and Hanan Morsy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209446

Keywords: productivity growth, output losses, unemployment, total factor productivity, tfp, employment, real gdp, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Time-Series Models,

Italy's deep-rooted structural problems resulted in an unsatisfactory productivity performance and a dismal growth over the last 15 years. The global financial crisis has exacerbated these long-standing weaknesses,...

After the Crisis

After the Crisis »

Source: After the Crisis : Lower Consumption Growth But Narrower Global Imbalances?

Volume/Issue: 2010/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Franziska Ohnsorge , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451961966

Keywords: current account adjustment, consumption growth, disposable income, household wealth, income growth, private consumption,

We estimate consumption dynamics in the G-7 economies, paying particular attention to the possibility of precautionary behavior in the face of uncertainty. We find that in the short run, continued income uncertaint...

Agents' Preferences, the Equity Premium, and the Consumption-Saving Trade-Off

Agents' Preferences, the Equity Premium, and the Consumption-Saving Trade-Off »

Source: Agents' Preferences, the Equity Premium, and the Consumption-Saving Trade-Off : An Application to French Data

Volume/Issue: 2001/117

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aude Pommeret , and Anne Epaulard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451854015

Keywords: Equity premium puzzle, risk-free rate puzzle, risk aversion, equations, equation, calibration, capital gains, Equity Premium, Puzzle,

This paper aims to measure the risk premium on French equities during 1960-92 and to evaluate how well theoretical models based on various representations of agents' preferences can explain it. Aside from the stand...