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Staff Operational Guidelines On Dissemination Of Technical Assistance Information

Staff Operational Guidelines On Dissemination Of Technical Assistance Information »

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.;IMF Institute

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513547008.007

ISBN: 9781513547008

Keywords: Nongovernmental organizations, Public sector, Private sector, Financial sector, Banks, PP, dissemination, transmittal, legitimate interest, new procedure

The Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information have been updated to reflect the authority reserved to Fund management and TA recipients to provide explicit consent for the dis...

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information - June 2020

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information - June 2020 »

Source: Staff Operational Guidelines On Dissemination Of Technical Assistance Information

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.;IMF Institute

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513547008

Keywords: Nongovernmental organizations, Public sector, Private sector, Financial sector, Banks, PP, dissemination, transmittal, legitimate interest, new procedure

The Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information have been updated to reflect the authority reserved to Fund management and TA recipients to provide explicit consent for the dis...

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information - March 18, 2020

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information - March 18, 2020 »

Source: Staff Operational Guidelines On Dissemination Of Technical Assistance Information

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.;IMF Institute

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513547008

Keywords: Nongovernmental organizations, Public sector, Private sector, Financial sector, Banks, PP, dissemination, transmittal, legitimate interest, new procedure

The Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information have been updated to reflect the authority reserved to Fund management and TA recipients to provide explicit consent for the dis...

Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries1

Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries1 »

Source: Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries

Volume/Issue: 2019/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hidetaka Nishizawa , Scott Roger , and Huan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498320801

Keywords: Access to foreign markets, Accounting, Accounting standards, Agriculture, Aid flows, Balance of payments, Bank deposits, Bank financing, Banks, Bonds

Pacific island countries (PICs) are vulnerable severe natural disasters, especially cyclones, inflicting large losses on their economies. In the aftermath of disasters, PIC governments face revenue losses and spend...

Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries

Fiscal Buffers for Natural Disasters in Pacific Island Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2019/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hidetaka Nishizawa , Scott Roger , and Huan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498320801.001

ISBN: 9781498320801

Keywords: Access to foreign markets, Accounting, Accounting standards, Agriculture, Aid flows, Balance of payments, Bank deposits, Bank financing, Banks, Bonds

Pacific island countries (PICs) are vulnerable severe natural disasters, especially cyclones, inflicting large losses on their economies. In the aftermath of disasters, PIC governments face revenue losses and spend...

Provisional Agenda for the Thirty-Second Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Provisional Agenda for the Thirty-Second Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee »

Volume/Issue: 2015/058

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498344166.007

ISBN: 9781498344166

Keywords: Supply and demand, Labor demand, Labor supply, Private sector, Civil society, convention center, IMFC, open remark, demand support, IMF

The following is the provisional agenda for the Thirty-Second Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, which is to be convened in Lima, Peru, October 9-10, 2015....

Provisional Agenda for the Thirty-Second Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Provisional Agenda for the Thirty-Second Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee »

Source: Provisional Agenda for the Thirty-Second Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Volume/Issue: 2015/058

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2015

ISBN: 9781498344166

Keywords: Supply and demand, Labor demand, Labor supply, Private sector, Civil society, convention center, IMFC, open remark, demand support, IMF

The following is the provisional agenda for the Thirty-Second Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, which is to be convened in Lima, Peru, October 9-10, 2015....

IMF Executive Board Discusses the IMF’s Communication Strategy

IMF Executive Board Discusses the IMF’s Communication Strategy »

Source: Review of the IMF's Communications Strategy

Volume/Issue: 2014/037

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498343152

Keywords: Products, Transparency, Economic conditions, Regional economics, Economic policy, communication strategy, IMF, COM, CSOs, medium engagement

The framework guiding the IMF's communications-established by the Executive Board in 2007-has enabled the institution to respond flexibly to the changing global context. The framework is based on four guiding princ...

Review of the IMF's Communications Strategy

Review of the IMF's Communications Strategy »

Volume/Issue: 2014/037

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498343152.007

ISBN: 9781498343152

Keywords: Products, Transparency, Economic conditions, Regional economics, Economic policy, communication strategy, IMF, COM, CSOs, medium engagement

The framework guiding the IMF's communications-established by the Executive Board in 2007-has enabled the institution to respond flexibly to the changing global context. The framework is based on four guiding princ...

Review of the IMF’s Communications Strategy

Review of the IMF’s Communications Strategy »

Source: Review of the IMF's Communications Strategy

Volume/Issue: 2014/037

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498343152

Keywords: Products, Transparency, Economic conditions, Regional economics, Economic policy, communication strategy, IMF, COM, CSOs, medium engagement

The framework guiding the IMF's communications-established by the Executive Board in 2007-has enabled the institution to respond flexibly to the changing global context. The framework is based on four guiding princ...

IMF Executive Board Reduces Lag of Public Access to Board Minutes

IMF Executive Board Reduces Lag of Public Access to Board Minutes »

Source: Lag for Public Access to the Minutes of Executive Board Meetings

Volume/Issue: 2014/015

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2014

ISBN: 9781498343701

Keywords: Anti-money laundering, Combating the financing of terrorism, Fund policies, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Surveillance, Exchange rate assessments, Civil society organizations, Financial institutions, Bonds, Central banks

At the recent Review of the Fund's Transparency Policy on June 24, 2013, the Executive Board agreed to further consider options to reduce the time lag for public access to Executive Board meeting minutes under the...

Lag for Public Access to the Minutes of Executive Board Meetings

Lag for Public Access to the Minutes of Executive Board Meetings »

Volume/Issue: 2014/015

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498343701.007

ISBN: 9781498343701

Keywords: Anti-money laundering, Combating the financing of terrorism, Fund policies, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Surveillance, Exchange rate assessments, Civil society organizations, Financial institutions, Bonds, Central banks

At the recent Review of the Fund's Transparency Policy on June 24, 2013, the Executive Board agreed to further consider options to reduce the time lag for public access to Executive Board meeting minutes under the...

Lag for Public Access to Board Minutes

Lag for Public Access to Board Minutes »

Source: Lag for Public Access to the Minutes of Executive Board Meetings

Volume/Issue: 2014/015

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2014

ISBN: 9781498343701

Keywords: Anti-money laundering, Combating the financing of terrorism, Fund policies, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Surveillance, Exchange rate assessments, Civil society organizations, Financial institutions, Bonds, Central banks

At the recent Review of the Fund's Transparency Policy on June 24, 2013, the Executive Board agreed to further consider options to reduce the time lag for public access to Executive Board meeting minutes under the...

Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee »

Volume/Issue: 2013/098

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498341196.007

ISBN: 9781498341196

Keywords: International Monetary and Financial Committee, International Monetary and Financial Committee agendas, Civil society, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Private sector, Stocks, Halls, take stock, policy challenge, open remark

The following is the provisional agenda for the Twenty-Eight Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, which is to be convened at the IMF's Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on October 12, 2013...

Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee »

Source: Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Volume/Issue: 2013/098

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 December 2013

ISBN: 9781498341196

Keywords: International Monetary and Financial Committee, International Monetary and Financial Committee agendas, Civil society, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Private sector, Stocks, Halls, take stock, policy challenge, open remark

The following is the provisional agenda for the Twenty-Eight Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, which is to be convened at the IMF's Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on October 12, 2013...

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information »

Volume/Issue: 2013/081

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498341721.007

ISBN: 9781498341721

Keywords: Technical Assistance, Technical assistance programs, Nongovernmental organizations, Public sector, Financial sector, Private sector, Civil society, dissemination, IMF, transmittal

TA information should be disseminated more widely. The more active sharing of TA information with donors and other TA providers will improve coordination, exploit synergies, and enable the IMF to prioritize and lev...

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information »

Source: Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information

Volume/Issue: 2013/081

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2013

ISBN: 9781498341721

Keywords: Technical Assistance, Technical assistance programs, Nongovernmental organizations, Public sector, Financial sector, Private sector, Civil society, dissemination, IMF, transmittal

TA information should be disseminated more widely. The more active sharing of TA information with donors and other TA providers will improve coordination, exploit synergies, and enable the IMF to prioritize and lev...

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries1

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries1 »

Source: Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Ebeke , and Dilan Ölcer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2013

ISBN: 9781475588514

Keywords: Elections, IMF programs, tax revenues, national fiscal rules, fiscal policy, fiscal rule, Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior,

Focusing on Low-Income Countries, we investigate the behavior of fiscal variables during and after elections. The results indicate that during election years, government consumption significantly increases and lead...

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2013/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Ebeke , and Dilan Ölcer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475588514.001

ISBN: 9781475588514

Keywords: Elections, IMF programs, tax revenues, national fiscal rules, fiscal policy, fiscal rule, Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior,

Focusing on Low-Income Countries, we investigate the behavior of fiscal variables during and after elections. The results indicate that during election years, government consumption significantly increases and lead...

Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee »

Volume/Issue: 2012/090

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498339759.007

ISBN: 9781498339759

Keywords: International Monetary and Financial Committee, International Monetary and Financial Committee agendas, Emerging markets, Private sector, Civil society, Economies, imperial hotel, Hikari, policy challenge, open remark

Provisional Agenda Friday, October 12, 2012 Introductory Session Global Economic and Financial Prospects and Policies (11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.) Tokyo International Forum, Hall B5 Restricted Session Early Warning...

Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee »

Source: Provisional Agenda for the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Volume/Issue: 2012/090

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2012

ISBN: 9781498339759

Keywords: International Monetary and Financial Committee, International Monetary and Financial Committee agendas, Emerging markets, Private sector, Civil society, Economies, imperial hotel, Hikari, policy challenge, open remark

Provisional Agenda Friday, October 12, 2012 Introductory Session Global Economic and Financial Prospects and Policies (11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.) Tokyo International Forum, Hall B5 Restricted Session Early Warning...

CHAPTER 1 Introduction

CHAPTER 1 Introduction »

Source: Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

Four years after the onset of the global financial crisis, low-income countries (LICs), especially those that have benefited from high commodity prices, have begun to register stron...

Excerpt
			: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/CPVIEAEX.073

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...

By-Laws of the International Monetary Fund

By-Laws of the International Monetary Fund »

Source: By-Laws, Rules and Regulations

Series: By Laws, Rules & Regulations

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2011

ISBN: 9781616352158

Keywords: voting, regulations, salary, voting rights, election

These By-Laws are adopted under the authority of, and are intended to be complementary to, the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund; and they shall be construed accordingly. In the event...

By-Laws, Rules and Regulations

By-Laws, Rules and Regulations »

Series: By Laws, Rules & Regulations

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616352158.016

ISBN: 9781616352158

Keywords: voting, regulations, salary, voting rights, election

This paper describes by-laws of the IMF. These by-laws state that special meetings of the Board of Governors may be called at any time by the Board of Governors or the Executive Board and shall be called upon the r...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: By-Laws, Rules and Regulations

Series: By Laws, Rules & Regulations

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2011

ISBN: 9781616352158

Keywords: voting, regulations, salary, voting rights, election

This paper describes by-laws of the IMF. These by-laws state that special meetings of the Board of Governors may be called at any time by the Board of Governors or the Executive Board and shall be called upon the r...

Rules and Regulations of the International Monetary Fund

Rules and Regulations of the International Monetary Fund »

Source: By-Laws, Rules and Regulations

Series: By Laws, Rules & Regulations

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2011

ISBN: 9781616352158

Keywords: voting, regulations, salary, voting rights, election

A—Scope of Rules and Regulations A-1. These Rules and Regulations supplement the Articles of Agreement and the By-Laws adopted by the Board of Governors. They are not intended to rep...

IMF Governance Reform

IMF Governance Reform »

Source: IMF Governance Reform

Volume/Issue: 2010/069

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 August 2010

ISBN: 9781498337137

Keywords: Board of Governors, Elected Executive Directors, Executive Board composition, Executive Board size, Fund, Governance, International Monetary and Financial Committee, Quotas, Staff recruitment, Budgeting

This paper reviews progress under the Fund's strengthened cooperative strategy on overdue financial obligations. Since the last review, total arrears to the Fund declined by SDR 17.5 million to SDR 1,309.5 million....

IMF Governance Reform

IMF Governance Reform »

Volume/Issue: 2010/069

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 August 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498337137.007

ISBN: 9781498337137

Keywords: Board of Governors, Elected Executive Directors, Executive Board composition, Executive Board size, Fund, Governance, International Monetary and Financial Committee, Quotas, Staff recruitment, Budgeting

This paper reviews progress under the Fund's strengthened cooperative strategy on overdue financial obligations. Since the last review, total arrears to the Fund declined by SDR 17.5 million to SDR 1,309.5 million....

Review of the Fund's Transparency Policy

Review of the Fund's Transparency Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2009/082

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498335287.007

ISBN: 9781498335287

Keywords: Fund policies, Publications, Transparency, Civil society organizations, Financial sector surveillance, Exchange rate assessments, Poverty reduction strategy, Foreign exchange intervention, staff report, archive policy

The Fund has come a long way since the inception of its policy toward increased openness some ten years ago. Most Board documents are now published; the volume of information in the Fund's archives has increased si...

Review of the Fund's Transparency Policy

Review of the Fund's Transparency Policy »

Source: Review of the Fund's Transparency Policy

Volume/Issue: 2009/082

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 October 2009

ISBN: 9781498335287

Keywords: Fund policies, Publications, Transparency, Civil society organizations, Financial sector surveillance, Exchange rate assessments, Poverty reduction strategy, Foreign exchange intervention, staff report, archive policy

The Fund has come a long way since the inception of its policy toward increased openness some ten years ago. Most Board documents are now published; the volume of information in the Fund's archives has increased si...

Institutional Inertia

Institutional Inertia »

Volume/Issue: 2009/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laura Valderrama

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873405.001

ISBN: 9781451873405

Keywords: Private Information, Property Rights, Dynamic Voting, Inertia, voting, technology choice, technologies, voter, technological change,

We study the relative efficiency of outside-owned versus employee-owned firms and analyze implications for institutional change in a context of technological innovation. When decisions are made through majority vot...

Institutional Inertia

Institutional Inertia »

Source: Institutional Inertia

Volume/Issue: 2009/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laura Valderrama

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873405

Keywords: Private Information, Property Rights, Dynamic Voting, Inertia, voting, technology choice, technologies, voter, technological change,

We study the relative efficiency of outside-owned versus employee-owned firms and analyze implications for institutional change in a context of technological innovation. When decisions are made through majority vot...

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information »

Volume/Issue: 2009/047

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498336116.007

ISBN: 9781498336116

Keywords: Technical Assistance, Technical assistance programs, Nongovernmental organizations, Public sector, Financial sector, Private sector, Banks, dissemination, transmittal, legitimate interest

TA information should be disseminated more widely. The more active sharing of TA information with donors and other TA providers will improve coordination, exploit synergies, and enable the Fund to prioritize and le...

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information

Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information »

Source: Staff Operational Guidelines on Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information

Volume/Issue: 2009/047

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 July 2009

ISBN: 9781498336116

Keywords: Technical Assistance, Technical assistance programs, Nongovernmental organizations, Public sector, Financial sector, Private sector, Banks, dissemination, transmittal, legitimate interest

TA information should be disseminated more widely. The more active sharing of TA information with donors and other TA providers will improve coordination, exploit synergies, and enable the Fund to prioritize and le...

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office »

Volume/Issue: 2009/036

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498336024.007

ISBN: 9781498336024

Keywords: Financial crisis, Fund administration, Fund role, International Monetary and Financial Committee, International trade, Members, Relationships with Fund, Termination of service, Trade policy, Civil society

The recent developments in the world economy pose many questions regarding the role of the Fund in surveillance and crisis prevention. In view of this, the IEO will be launching an evaluation of how well the Fund p...

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office »

Source: Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office

Volume/Issue: 2009/036

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2009

ISBN: 9781498336024

Keywords: Financial crisis, Fund administration, Fund role, International Monetary and Financial Committee, International trade, Members, Relationships with Fund, Termination of service, Trade policy, Civil society

The recent developments in the world economy pose many questions regarding the role of the Fund in surveillance and crisis prevention. In view of this, the IEO will be launching an evaluation of how well the Fund p...

Provisional Agenda for the Nineteenth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Provisional Agenda for the Nineteenth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee »

Volume/Issue: 2009/035

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498336031.007

ISBN: 9781498336031

Keywords: Crisis prevention, International Monetary and Financial Committee agendas, Use of Fund resources, Trade policy, International trade, Transition economies, Financial sector, IEO, executive board, IMF

...

Provisional Agenda for the Nineteenth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Provisional Agenda for the Nineteenth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee »

Source: Provisional Agenda for the Nineteenth Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

Volume/Issue: 2009/035

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2009

ISBN: 9781498336031

Keywords: Crisis prevention, International Monetary and Financial Committee agendas, Use of Fund resources, Trade policy, International trade, Transition economies, Financial sector, IEO, executive board, IMF

...

Hold Your Nose and Vote

Hold Your Nose and Vote »

Source: Hold Your Nose and Vote : Why Do Some Democracies Tolerate Corruption?

Volume/Issue: 2009/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Pani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872309

Keywords: Political Equilibrium, Public Expenditure, Constitution, voter, law, law enforcement, voters, election,

This paper analyses why corruption can persist for long periods in a democracy and inquires whether this can result from a well-informed rational choice of the citizens. By applying a citizen-candidate model of rep...

Hold Your Nose and Vote
			: Why Do Some Democracies Tolerate Corruption?

Hold Your Nose and Vote : Why Do Some Democracies Tolerate Corruption? »

Volume/Issue: 2009/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Pani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451872309.001

ISBN: 9781451872309

Keywords: Political Equilibrium, Public Expenditure, Constitution, voter, law, law enforcement, voters, election,

This paper analyses why corruption can persist for long periods in a democracy and inquires whether this can result from a well-informed rational choice of the citizens. By applying a citizen-candidate model of rep...

Corporate Governance Reforms in the EU

Corporate Governance Reforms in the EU »

Source: Corporate Governance Reforms in the EU : Do They Matter and How?

Volume/Issue: 2008/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iryna Ivaschenko , and Petya Koeva Brooks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451869521

Keywords: reforms, voting premiums, integration, voting, corporate governance reforms, shareholders, shareholder,

This paper proposes a new approach to quantifying the effects of corporate governance reforms, by focusing on the dynamics of the voting premiums, a measure of the private benefits of control in a corporation. The...

Corporate Governance Reforms in the EU
			: Do They Matter and How?

Corporate Governance Reforms in the EU : Do They Matter and How? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iryna Ivaschenko , and Petya Koeva Brooks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869521.001

ISBN: 9781451869521

Keywords: reforms, voting premiums, integration, voting, corporate governance reforms, shareholders, shareholder,

This paper proposes a new approach to quantifying the effects of corporate governance reforms, by focusing on the dynamics of the voting premiums, a measure of the private benefits of control in a corporation. The...

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO)

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) »

Volume/Issue: 2007/046

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498333627.007

ISBN: 9781498333627

Keywords: Budgeting, Budgets, Civil society, Corporate governance, Debt relief, Development assistance, Exchange rate policy, Expectations, International trade, IEO

Since its last Report to the IMFC in Singapore, the IEO has focused most of its attention on completion of two evaluations; namely the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa and the IMF's Advice on Exchange Rate Policy....

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO)

Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) »

Source: Progress Report on the Activities of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO)

Volume/Issue: 2007/046

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 2007

ISBN: 9781498333627

Keywords: Budgeting, Budgets, Civil society, Corporate governance, Debt relief, Development assistance, Exchange rate policy, Expectations, International trade, IEO

Since its last Report to the IMFC in Singapore, the IEO has focused most of its attention on completion of two evaluations; namely the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa and the IMF's Advice on Exchange Rate Policy....

Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption1

Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption1 »

Source: Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption

Volume/Issue: 2007/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

ISBN: 9781451867824

Keywords: Ethnic Fractionalization, Democracy, voters, ethnic group, voter, ethnic groups,

I study the link between ethnic diversity, democracy, and corruption. In a static model, I show that contrary to conventional wisdom, corruption might emerge as a negative externality of democracy. This occurs thro...

Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption

Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption »

Volume/Issue: 2007/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867824.001

ISBN: 9781451867824

Keywords: Ethnic Fractionalization, Democracy, voters, ethnic group, voter, ethnic groups,

I study the link between ethnic diversity, democracy, and corruption. In a static model, I show that contrary to conventional wisdom, corruption might emerge as a negative externality of democracy. This occurs thro...

Political Budget Cycles in Papua New Guinea

Political Budget Cycles in Papua New Guinea »

Volume/Issue: 2007/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ebrima Faal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867831.001

ISBN: 9781451867831

Keywords: Politics, elections, election, expenditure, voters,

This paper assesses the presence of opportunistic electoral budget cycles in Papua New Guinea. Using quarterly time series data, a clear pattern emerges of pre-election manipulations of fiscal policy by incumbent g...

Political Budget Cycles in Papua New Guinea

Political Budget Cycles in Papua New Guinea »

Source: Political Budget Cycles in Papua New Guinea

Volume/Issue: 2007/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ebrima Faal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

ISBN: 9781451867831

Keywords: Politics, elections, election, expenditure, voters,

This paper assesses the presence of opportunistic electoral budget cycles in Papua New Guinea. Using quarterly time series data, a clear pattern emerges of pre-election manipulations of fiscal policy by incumbent g...

The Discipline-Enhancing Role of Fiscal Institutions

The Discipline-Enhancing Role of Fiscal Institutions »

Source: The Discipline-Enhancing Role of Fiscal Institutions : Theory and Empirical Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2007/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867350

Keywords: Deficit bias, credibility, accountability, voters, fiscal institutions, fiscal rule, Accountablility,

This paper discusses the role of fiscal institutions, including budget rules and non-partisan agencies, in enhancing fiscal discipline. A dynamic model of fiscal policy shows that optimal institutions lack credibil...

The Discipline-Enhancing Role of Fiscal Institutions
			: Theory and Empirical Evidence

The Discipline-Enhancing Role of Fiscal Institutions : Theory and Empirical Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2007/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867350.001

ISBN: 9781451867350

Keywords: Deficit bias, credibility, accountability, voters, fiscal institutions, fiscal rule, Accountablility,

This paper discusses the role of fiscal institutions, including budget rules and non-partisan agencies, in enhancing fiscal discipline. A dynamic model of fiscal policy shows that optimal institutions lack credibil...

On the Buyability of Voting Bodies

On the Buyability of Voting Bodies »

Volume/Issue: 2007/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Felix Vardy , and John Morgan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867299.001

ISBN: 9781451867299

Keywords: Vote buying, lobbying, elections, voters, voting, voter, election,

We study vote buying by competing interest groups in a variety of electoral and contractual settings. While increasing the size of a voting body reduces its buyability in the absence of competition, we show that la...

On the Buyability of Voting Bodies

On the Buyability of Voting Bodies »

Source: On the Buyability of Voting Bodies

Volume/Issue: 2007/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Felix Vardy , and John Morgan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867299

Keywords: Vote buying, lobbying, elections, voters, voting, voter, election,

We study vote buying by competing interest groups in a variety of electoral and contractual settings. While increasing the size of a voting body reduces its buyability in the absence of competition, we show that la...

Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean

Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean »

Source: Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean : Guyana and Barbados

Volume/Issue: 2007/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael DaCosta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451866070

Keywords: Caribbean, Guyana, Barbados, Institutions, Economic History, elections, labour, political parties, election, labor force

The countries that were once British colonies in the Caribbean share a common language and a colonial history of slavery, dominance of a plantation-based sugar industry, and broadly similar government and administr...

Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean
			: Guyana and Barbados

Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean : Guyana and Barbados »

Volume/Issue: 2007/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael DaCosta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866070.001

ISBN: 9781451866070

Keywords: Caribbean, Guyana, Barbados, Institutions, Economic History, elections, labour, political parties, election, labor force

The countries that were once British colonies in the Caribbean share a common language and a colonial history of slavery, dominance of a plantation-based sugar industry, and broadly similar government and administr...

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund »

Volume/Issue: 2006/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abbas Mirakhor , and Iqbal Zaidi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865332.001

ISBN: 9781451865332

Keywords: International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, voting, exchange rates, capital flows, International Economic Order,

This paper attempts to set out the principal issues that need to be resolved in formulating a proposal for quotas and voice reform in the IMF that could command broad support. Following John Rawls, we argue that "j...

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund »

Source: Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund

Volume/Issue: 2006/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abbas Mirakhor , and Iqbal Zaidi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865332

Keywords: International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, voting, exchange rates, capital flows, International Economic Order,

This paper attempts to set out the principal issues that need to be resolved in formulating a proposal for quotas and voice reform in the IMF that could command broad support. Following John Rawls, we argue that "j...

Political Price Cycles in Regulated Industries
			: Theory and Evidence

Political Price Cycles in Regulated Industries : Theory and Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2006/260

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Claudio Paiva , and Rodrigo Moita

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865202.001

ISBN: 9781451865202

Keywords: Political cycle, regulated prices, election, voters, elections, oil prices, Regulation and Business Law: General, Economics of Regulation,

This paper develops a model of political regulation in which politicians set the regulated price in order to maximize electoral support by signaling to voters a pro-consumer behavior. Political incentives and welfa...

Political Price Cycles in Regulated Industries

Political Price Cycles in Regulated Industries »

Source: Political Price Cycles in Regulated Industries : Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2006/260

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Claudio Paiva , and Rodrigo Moita

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451865202

Keywords: Political cycle, regulated prices, election, voters, elections, oil prices, Regulation and Business Law: General, Economics of Regulation,

This paper develops a model of political regulation in which politicians set the regulated price in order to maximize electoral support by signaling to voters a pro-consumer behavior. Political incentives and welfa...

Corruption, Competition, and Contracts

Corruption, Competition, and Contracts »

Source: Corruption, Competition, and Contracts : A Model of Vote Buying

Volume/Issue: 2006/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Felix Vardy , and John Morgan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862713

Keywords: Vote buying, lobbying, elections, voters, voter, voting, interest groups, interest group, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Legislatures

In the presence of competing interest groups, this paper examines how the form of votebuying contracts affects policy outcomes. We study contracts contingent upon individual votes, policy outcomes, and/or vote shar...

Corruption, Competition, and Contracts
			: A Model of Vote Buying

Corruption, Competition, and Contracts : A Model of Vote Buying »

Volume/Issue: 2006/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Felix Vardy , and John Morgan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862713.001

ISBN: 9781451862713

Keywords: Vote buying, lobbying, elections, voters, voter, voting, interest groups, interest group, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Legislatures

In the presence of competing interest groups, this paper examines how the form of votebuying contracts affects policy outcomes. We study contracts contingent upon individual votes, policy outcomes, and/or vote shar...

Can Public Discussion Enhance Program Ownership?

Can Public Discussion Enhance Program Ownership? »

Source: Can Public Discussion Enhance Program Ownership?

Volume/Issue: 2004/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Isard , and Allan Drazen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

ISBN: 9781451857962

Keywords: Ownership, deliberative democracy, cheap talk, interest groups, voting, political science, democratic values, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures

We use the concepts of deliberative democracy from political science and cheap talk from economics to develop a better understanding of how public discussion can contribute to building and demonstrating ownership o...

Can Public Discussion Enhance Program Ownership?

Can Public Discussion Enhance Program Ownership? »

Volume/Issue: 2004/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Isard , and Allan Drazen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857962.001

ISBN: 9781451857962

Keywords: Ownership, deliberative democracy, cheap talk, interest groups, voting, political science, democratic values, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures

We use the concepts of deliberative democracy from political science and cheap talk from economics to develop a better understanding of how public discussion can contribute to building and demonstrating ownership o...

Money-Based Versus Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization
			: Is There Space for Political Opportunism?

Money-Based Versus Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization : Is There Space for Political Opportunism? »

Volume/Issue: 2004/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ari Aisen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851755.001

ISBN: 9781451851755

Keywords: Inflation Stabilization, Nominal Anchors, Political Opportunism, Elections, inflation, election, chronic inflation, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data

In response to high and chronic inflation, countries have adopted different stabilization policies. However, the extent to which these stabilization programs were designed for political motives is not clear. Since...

Money-Based Versus Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization

Money-Based Versus Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization »

Source: Money-Based Versus Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization : Is There Space for Political Opportunism?

Volume/Issue: 2004/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ari Aisen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451851755

Keywords: Inflation Stabilization, Nominal Anchors, Political Opportunism, Elections, inflation, election, chronic inflation, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data

In response to high and chronic inflation, countries have adopted different stabilization policies. However, the extent to which these stabilization programs were designed for political motives is not clear. Since...

BY-LAWS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

BY-LAWS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND »

Source: By Laws, Rules and Regulations

Series: By Laws, Rules & Regulations

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2003

ISBN: 9781589062931

Keywords: voting, staff retirement, retirement, voting rights, election

These By-Laws are adopted under the authority of, and are intended to be complementary to, the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund; and they shall be construed accordingly. In the event...

By Laws, Rules and Regulations

By Laws, Rules and Regulations »

Series: By Laws, Rules & Regulations

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062931.016

ISBN: 9781589062931

Keywords: voting, staff retirement, retirement, voting rights, election

This paper discusses the 59th issue of the By-Laws and Rules and Regulations of the IMF. The By-Laws are adopted under the authority of, and are intended to be complementary to, the Articles of Agreement of the IMF...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: By Laws, Rules and Regulations

Series: By Laws, Rules & Regulations

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2003

ISBN: 9781589062931

Keywords: voting, staff retirement, retirement, voting rights, election

This paper discusses the 59th issue of the By-Laws and Rules and Regulations of the IMF. The By-Laws are adopted under the authority of, and are intended to be complementary to, the Articles of Agreement of the IMF...

RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND »

Source: By Laws, Rules and Regulations

Series: By Laws, Rules & Regulations

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2003

ISBN: 9781589062931

Keywords: voting, staff retirement, retirement, voting rights, election

A. Scope of Rules and Regulations A-1. These Rules and Regulations supplement the Articles of Agreement and the By-Laws adopted by the Board of Governors. They are not intended to re...

Do Elections Always Motivate Incumbents? Experimentation vs. Career Concerns

Do Elections Always Motivate Incumbents? Experimentation vs. Career Concerns »

Source: Do Elections Always Motivate Incumbents? Experimentation vs. Career Concerns

Volume/Issue: 2003/57

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ben Lockwood , and Eric Le Borgne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451847796

Keywords: Career Concern, Elections, Citizen Candidate, Experimentation, Tournaments, Political Business Cycles, election, voters, probability, voting

This paper studies a principal-agent model of the relationship between an incumbent officeholder and the electorate, where the officeholder is initially uninformed about her ability. If officeholder effort and abil...

Do Elections Always Motivate Incumbents? Experimentation vs. Career Concerns

Do Elections Always Motivate Incumbents? Experimentation vs. Career Concerns »

Volume/Issue: 2003/57

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ben Lockwood , and Eric Le Borgne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847796.001

ISBN: 9781451847796

Keywords: Career Concern, Elections, Citizen Candidate, Experimentation, Tournaments, Political Business Cycles, election, voters, probability, voting

This paper studies a principal-agent model of the relationship between an incumbent officeholder and the electorate, where the officeholder is initially uninformed about her ability. If officeholder effort and abil...

Candidate Entry, Screening, and the Political Budget Cycle

Candidate Entry, Screening, and the Political Budget Cycle »

Source: Candidate Entry, Screening, and the Political Budget Cycle

Volume/Issue: 2002/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Le Borgne , and Ben Lockwood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451972658

Keywords: Asymmetric Information, Citizen-Candidate, Representative Democracy, Signaling Games, and Political Budget Cycles, voters, probability, election, voting, elections

We investigate whether private information about citizens' competence in political office can be revealed by their entry and campaign expenditure decisions. We find that this depends on whether voters and candidate...

Candidate Entry, Screening, and the Political Budget Cycle

Candidate Entry, Screening, and the Political Budget Cycle »

Volume/Issue: 2002/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eric Le Borgne , and Ben Lockwood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972658.001

ISBN: 9781451972658

Keywords: Asymmetric Information, Citizen-Candidate, Representative Democracy, Signaling Games, and Political Budget Cycles, voters, probability, election, voting, elections

We investigate whether private information about citizens' competence in political office can be revealed by their entry and campaign expenditure decisions. We find that this depends on whether voters and candidate...

OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions

OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions »

Volume/Issue: 2001/025

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498327763.007

ISBN: 9781498327763

Keywords: Corruption, Governance, OECD, Money laundering, Foreign direct investment, Civil service reform, Civil society, Economic reforms, PP, WGB

...

OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions

OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions »

Source: OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions

Volume/Issue: 2001/025

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 2001

ISBN: 9781498327763

Keywords: Corruption, Governance, OECD, Money laundering, Foreign direct investment, Civil service reform, Civil society, Economic reforms, PP, WGB

...

Districting and Government Overspending

Districting and Government Overspending »

Source: Districting and Government Overspending

Volume/Issue: 2001/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reza Baqir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451851915

Keywords: fiscal institutions, electoral systems, comparative politics, city council, government expenditures, city government, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, State and Local Budget and Expenditures,

The common-pool problem is a central issue in the relationship between the political structure of jurisdictions and the size of public spending. Models predict that, other things being equal, greater political dist...

Districting and Government Overspending

Districting and Government Overspending »

Volume/Issue: 2001/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reza Baqir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851915.001

ISBN: 9781451851915

Keywords: fiscal institutions, electoral systems, comparative politics, city council, government expenditures, city government, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, State and Local Budget and Expenditures,

The common-pool problem is a central issue in the relationship between the political structure of jurisdictions and the size of public spending. Models predict that, other things being equal, greater political dist...

Electoral System and Public Spending

Electoral System and Public Spending »

Source: Electoral System and Public Spending

Volume/Issue: 2001/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roberto Perotti , Massimo Rostagno , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

ISBN: 9781451843972

Keywords: electoral rules, proportionality, public spending, transfers, electoral system, electoral systems, voter, voting, government spending, Structure

We study the effects of electoral institutions on the size and composition of public expenditure in OECD and Latin American countries. We present a model emphasizing the distinction between purchases of goods and s...

Electoral System and Public Spending

Electoral System and Public Spending »

Volume/Issue: 2001/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roberto Perotti , Massimo Rostagno , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843972.001

ISBN: 9781451843972

Keywords: electoral rules, proportionality, public spending, transfers, electoral system, electoral systems, voter, voting, government spending, Structure

We study the effects of electoral institutions on the size and composition of public expenditure in OECD and Latin American countries. We present a model emphasizing the distinction between purchases of goods and s...

Modeling Politics with Economic Tools
			: A Critical Survey of the Literature

Modeling Politics with Economic Tools : A Critical Survey of the Literature »

Volume/Issue: 2001/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jan-Peter Olters

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842692.001

ISBN: 9781451842692

Keywords: Endogenous politics, political business cycles, optimal government behavior, unemployment, election, voters, social welfare, voting, Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines, History of Thought: Macroeconomics

Whereas the economics discipline possesses a highly refined theoretical apparatus to analyze the effects of government behaviour on the economy, it has not (yet) managed to fully develop a positively formulated "ec...

Modeling Politics with Economic Tools

Modeling Politics with Economic Tools »

Source: Modeling Politics with Economic Tools : A Critical Survey of the Literature

Volume/Issue: 2001/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jan-Peter Olters

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451842692

Keywords: Endogenous politics, political business cycles, optimal government behavior, unemployment, election, voters, social welfare, voting, Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines, History of Thought: Macroeconomics

Whereas the economics discipline possesses a highly refined theoretical apparatus to analyze the effects of government behaviour on the economy, it has not (yet) managed to fully develop a positively formulated "ec...

Votingon the "Optimal" Size of Government

Votingon the "Optimal" Size of Government »

Volume/Issue: 2000/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jan-Peter Olters

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858686.001

ISBN: 9781451858686

Keywords: Governance, Income taxes, Party programs, median delegates, elections, public goods, political parties, political party, voters, election

Viewing fiscal policies as the outcome of democratically resolved conflicts of households over public goods and taxes, the 'economic model of politics' proposes a public choice approach, which does not rely on soci...

Votingon the "Optimal" Size of Government

Votingon the "Optimal" Size of Government »

Source: Votingon the "Optimal" Size of Government

Volume/Issue: 2000/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jan-Peter Olters

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2000

ISBN: 9781451858686

Keywords: Governance, Income taxes, Party programs, median delegates, elections, public goods, political parties, political party, voters, election

Viewing fiscal policies as the outcome of democratically resolved conflicts of households over public goods and taxes, the 'economic model of politics' proposes a public choice approach, which does not rely on soci...

Political Instability and Economic Vulnerability

Political Instability and Economic Vulnerability »

Volume/Issue: 1999/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Mulder , and Matthieu Bussière

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846539.001

ISBN: 9781451846539

Keywords: vulnerability indicators, political cycle, economic crises, emerging markets, elections, election, political variables, political instability, presidential elections

This paper analyzes and tests the influence of political instability on economic vulnerability in the context of the 1994 and 1997 crises episodes. It constructs four political variables that aim at quantifying pol...

Political Instability and Economic Vulnerability

Political Instability and Economic Vulnerability »

Source: Political Instability and Economic Vulnerability

Volume/Issue: 1999/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Mulder , and Matthieu Bussière

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1999

ISBN: 9781451846539

Keywords: vulnerability indicators, political cycle, economic crises, emerging markets, elections, election, political variables, political instability, presidential elections

This paper analyzes and tests the influence of political instability on economic vulnerability in the context of the 1994 and 1997 crises episodes. It constructs four political variables that aim at quantifying pol...

Political Business Cycles and Expenditure Policies in Developing Countries

Political Business Cycles and Expenditure Policies in Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1994/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ludger Schuknecht

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854312.001

ISBN: 9781451854312

Keywords: elections, election, fiscal balance, fiscal policies, capital expenditure

The paper studies empirically fiscal policies around elections in 35 developing countries. It finds that governments try to improve their reelection prospects with the help of expansionary expenditure policies. Ris...

Political Business Cycles and Expenditure Policies in Developing Countries

Political Business Cycles and Expenditure Policies in Developing Countries »

Source: Political Business Cycles and Expenditure Policies in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ludger Schuknecht

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1994

ISBN: 9781451854312

Keywords: elections, election, fiscal balance, fiscal policies, capital expenditure

The paper studies empirically fiscal policies around elections in 35 developing countries. It finds that governments try to improve their reelection prospects with the help of expansionary expenditure policies. Ris...

Introduction

Introduction »

Source: Voting Majorities in the Fund : Effects of Second Amendment of the Articles

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 1977

ISBN: 9781451946857

Keywords: of the, voting, voting power, board of governors, monetary system

One of the characteristics of international organization since the end of the Second World War has been the widespread renunciation of the rule of unanimity for the adoption of deci...

Voting Majorities in the Fund
			: Effects of Second Amendment of the Articles

Voting Majorities in the Fund : Effects of Second Amendment of the Articles »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 1977

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451946857.054

ISBN: 9781451946857

Keywords: of the, voting, voting power, board of governors, monetary system

This paper discusses the voting majorities prescribed by the Second Amendment of the Articles for the adoption of decisions by the IMF. The IMF is an international organization in which member states do not have th...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Voting Majorities in the Fund : Effects of Second Amendment of the Articles

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 1977

ISBN: 9781451946857

Keywords: of the, voting, voting power, board of governors, monetary system

This paper discusses the voting majorities prescribed by the Second Amendment of the Articles for the adoption of decisions by the IMF. The IMF is an international organization in which member states do not have th...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Voting Majorities in the Fund : Effects of Second Amendment of the Articles

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 1977

ISBN: 9781451946857

Keywords: of the, voting, voting power, board of governors, monetary system

This paper discusses the voting majorities prescribed by the Second Amendment of the Articles for the adoption of decisions by the IMF. The IMF is an international organization in which member states do not have th...

Changes in Competitive Strength and Export Shares of Major Industrial Countries

Changes in Competitive Strength and Export Shares of Major Industrial Countries »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 5 No. 2

Volume: V

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1956

ISBN: 9781451930863

Keywords: voting, balance of payments, international trade, election, foreign trade

The purpose of this paper is to describe the role and the operating significance of IMF quotas. Each member of the IMF has a quota, the functions of which are threefold. These functions are interrelated, but the at...

The Fund Agreement in the Courts—IV

The Fund Agreement in the Courts—IV »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 5 No. 2

Volume: V

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1956

ISBN: 9781451930863

Keywords: voting, balance of payments, international trade, election, foreign trade

The purpose of this paper is to describe the role and the operating significance of IMF quotas. Each member of the IMF has a quota, the functions of which are threefold. These functions are interrelated, but the at...

IMF Staff papers
			: Volume 5 No. 2

IMF Staff papers : Volume 5 No. 2 »

Volume: V

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1956

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451930863.024

ISBN: 9781451930863

Keywords: voting, balance of payments, international trade, election, foreign trade

The purpose of this paper is to describe the role and the operating significance of IMF quotas. Each member of the IMF has a quota, the functions of which are threefold. These functions are interrelated, but the at...

Interest Rates in the Organized Money Markets of Underdeveloped Countries

Interest Rates in the Organized Money Markets of Underdeveloped Countries »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 5 No. 2

Volume: V

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1956

ISBN: 9781451930863

Keywords: voting, balance of payments, international trade, election, foreign trade

The purpose of this paper is to describe the role and the operating significance of IMF quotas. Each member of the IMF has a quota, the functions of which are threefold. These functions are interrelated, but the at...

Quotas in the International Monetary Fund

Quotas in the International Monetary Fund »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 5 No. 2

Volume: V

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1956

ISBN: 9781451930863

Keywords: voting, balance of payments, international trade, election, foreign trade

The purpose of this paper is to describe the role and the operating significance of IMF quotas. Each member of the IMF has a quota, the functions of which are threefold. These functions are interrelated, but the at...

The Repercussions of Economic Fluctuation in the United States on Other Parts of the World

The Repercussions of Economic Fluctuation in the United States on Other Parts of the World »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 5 No. 2

Volume: V

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1956

ISBN: 9781451930863

Keywords: voting, balance of payments, international trade, election, foreign trade

The purpose of this paper is to describe the role and the operating significance of IMF quotas. Each member of the IMF has a quota, the functions of which are threefold. These functions are interrelated, but the at...

Strategic Factors in Balance of Payments Adjustment

Strategic Factors in Balance of Payments Adjustment »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 5 No. 2

Volume: V

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1956

ISBN: 9781451930863

Keywords: voting, balance of payments, international trade, election, foreign trade

The purpose of this paper is to describe the role and the operating significance of IMF quotas. Each member of the IMF has a quota, the functions of which are threefold. These functions are interrelated, but the at...