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Analysis of Recent Growth in Low-Income CIS Countries

Analysis of Recent Growth in Low-Income CIS Countries »

Source: Analysis of Recent Growth in Low-Income CIS Countries

Volume/Issue: 2004/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova , and Anna Unigovskaya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451857061

Keywords: growth, recovery, output, CIS-7, tfp, gdp growth, real gdp, growth accounting, total factor productivity

This paper analyzes factors that determine recent economic growth in the low-income countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.2 The main findings are as follows: (1) productivity gains in export-oriented...

Central Bank Autonomy, and Inflation and Output Performance in the Baltic States, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union, 1995-1997

Central Bank Autonomy, and Inflation and Output Performance in the Baltic States, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union, 1995-1997 »

Source: Central Bank Autonomy, and Inflation and Output Performance in the Baltic States, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union, 1995-1997

Volume/Issue: 1999/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tonny Lybek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451842029

Keywords: Central bank independence, transition economies, central bank, inflation, monetary policy, central banks, monetary fund

A higher degree of de jure autonomy and accountability of the central banks of the Baltic states, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union appears to be positively correlated with lower average inflat...

Corruption, Structural Reforms, and Economic Performance in the Transition Economies

Corruption, Structural Reforms, and Economic Performance in the Transition Economies »

Source: Corruption, Structural Reforms, and Economic Performance in the Transition Economies

Volume/Issue: 2000/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Abed , and Hamid Davoodi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

ISBN: 9781451855371

Keywords: structural reforms, inflation, exchange rate regime, macroeconomic performance, wage inflation

Recent studies have highlighted the adverse impact of corruption on economic performance. This paper advances the hypothesis that corruption is largely a symptom of underlying weaknesses in public policies and inst...

Current and Proposed Non-Oil Tax System in Azerbaijan

Current and Proposed Non-Oil Tax System in Azerbaijan »

Source: Current and Proposed Non-Oil Tax System in Azerbaijan

Volume/Issue: 2008/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870831

Keywords: non-oil taxation, non-oil tax policy, non-oil tax administration, tax system, tax administration, tax rates, direct taxes,

This paper analyzes developments in non-oil tax policy, administration, and revenues in Azerbaijan, and suggests measures for further improvement. The main finding is that Azerbaijan's non-oil tax revenues increase...

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia1

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia1 »

Source: Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2015/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raja Almarzoqi , and Sami Ben Naceur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2015

ISBN: 9781484342817

Keywords: Interest margins, Operating costs, Market power, Macroeconomic policies, bank, interest, banks, risk, credit, General,

In this paper, we use a bank-level panel dataset to investigate the determinants of bank interest margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) over the period 1998-2013. We apply the dealership model of Ho and Sa...

Energy Pricing in the Soviet Union

Energy Pricing in the Soviet Union »

Source: Energy Pricing in the Soviet Union

Volume/Issue: 1991/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Kent Osband

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1991

ISBN: 9781451854763

Keywords: world market, oil and gas, natural gas, oil exports, world market price

Energy exports, which are already the primary source of Soviet convertible currency earnings and an important contributor to the budget, could bring in much more revenue if the Soviet Union were to reduce its extre...

Energy Sector Quasi-Fiscal Activities in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Energy Sector Quasi-Fiscal Activities in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union »

Source: Energy Sector Quasi-Fiscal Activities in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Volume/Issue: 2002/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aleh Tsyvinski , Martin Petri , and Günther Taube

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451848069

Keywords: transition countries, quasi-fiscal activities, implicit subsidies, implicit taxation, payment arrears, gas, fiscal activities, coal, fiscal deficit, Structure

A decade into the transition, many of the successor states of the former Soviet Union (FSU) continue to use energy sector quasi-fiscal activities (QFAs), especially low energy prices and the toleration of payment a...

Evaluation of Taxes and Revenues From the Energy Sector in the Baltics, Russia, and Other Former Soviet Union Countries

Evaluation of Taxes and Revenues From the Energy Sector in the Baltics, Russia, and Other Former Soviet Union Countries »

Source: Evaluation of Taxes and Revenues From the Energy Sector in the Baltics, Russia, and Other Former Soviet Union Countries

Volume/Issue: 1998/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dale Gray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1998

ISBN: 9781451845235

Keywords: petroleum, natural resources, regulation, energy, natural monopoly, taxation, oil and gas, tax burden, gas sector, oil sector

This paper examines the level and structure of fiscal revenues from the Baltics, Russia, and other former Soviet Union countries’ (BRO) energy sector and suggests reforms in energy tax policy. Revenues from...

Explaining and Forecasting the Velocity of Money in Transition Economies, with Special Reference to the Baltics, Russia and other Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Explaining and Forecasting the Velocity of Money in Transition Economies, with Special Reference to the Baltics, Russia and other Countries of the Former Soviet Union »

Source: Explaining and Forecasting the Velocity of Money in Transition Economies, with Special Reference to the Baltics, Russia and other Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Volume/Issue: 1997/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451853063

Keywords: Stabilization, Income velocity of money, Transition economies, inflation, real money, money stock, money balances, price level

The paper identifies a number of stylized facts on the behavior of key macroeconomic variables during high inflation and stabilization in countries in transition. To examine the extent to which these stylized facts...

Government Finance Statistics in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Government Finance Statistics in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union »

Source: Government Finance Statistics in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union : Compilation and Methodological Issues

Volume/Issue: 1995/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marie Montanjees

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

ISBN: 9781451841701

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal reports, fiscal data, total expenditure, state budget

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...