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What does the International Monetary Fund do?

What does the International Monetary Fund do? »

Source: What is the International Monetary Fund?

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2006

ISBN: 9781589065338

Keywords: IMF, Fund role, balance of payments, debt relief, central bank, world trade, debt reduction

The IMF is the world's central organization for international monetary cooperation. It is an organization in which almost all countries in the world work together to promote the com...

Central Banking Lessons from the Crisis

Central Banking Lessons from the Crisis »

Source: Central Banking Lessons from the Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2010/055

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2010

ISBN: 9781498337328

Keywords: Banking, Central bank policy, Central bank role, Central banks, Financial crisis, Financial stability, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Liquidity management, Monetary policy, Financial and Monetary Sector

The broader governance reform debate-which goes beyond quotas to issues such as engagement by high-level policymakers, Fund management selection, Board structure, rules and accountability-has not got very far in ga...

Considerations on the Role of the SDR

Considerations on the Role of the SDR »

Source: Considerations on the Role of the SDR

Volume/Issue: 2018/017

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department;International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2018

ISBN: 9781498307390

Keywords: SDR role, International monetary system, Freely usable currencies, Economic integration, Interest rate policy, Central banks, SDRs, IMS, issuer, multipolar

This paper explores whether a broader role for the SDR could contribute to the smooth functioning and stability of the international monetary system (IMS). Recent staff assessments highlighted that the IMS has disp...

MFD (Monetary and Financial Systems Department) Technical Assistance to Recent Post-Conflict Countries

MFD (Monetary and Financial Systems Department) Technical Assistance to Recent Post-Conflict Countries »

Source: MFD (Monetary and Financial Systems Department) Technical Assistance to Recent Post-Conflict Countries

Volume/Issue: 2004/048

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2004

ISBN: 9781498329927

Keywords: Fund role, Post-conflict emergency assistance, Technical Assistance, Central banks, Financial management, Financial markets, Financial systems, Financial services, PP, post-conflict

This paper reviews the recent experience with technical assistance (TA) to postconflict economies in the monetary and financial areas with a view to providing lessons for ongoing and future work....

Strengthening the International Monetary System - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Strengthening the International Monetary System - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead »

Source: Strengthening the International Monetary System - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Volume/Issue: 2011/023

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2011

ISBN: 9781498339117

Keywords: Capital flows, Central banks, Financial stability, International cooperation, International monetary system, Risk management, Balance of payments, Financial regulation and supervision, Central bank independence, Economic integration

The current IMS has survived for over forty years, underpinning strong growth in GDP and in the international exchange of goods and capital, one of its core objectives. As a result, interdependence among the world'...

Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: Stocktaking

Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: Stocktaking »

Source: Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: Stocktaking

Volume/Issue: 2019/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pelin Berkmen , Kimberly Beaton , Dmitry Gershenson , Javier Arze del Granado , Kotaro Ishi , Meeyeon Kim , Emanuel Kopp , and Marina Rousset

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498303248

Keywords: Central banks, Central bank role, Central bank legislation, Central bank accounting, Bank credit, Fintech, cross border payments, financial sector, financial regulation, financial stability and integrity

In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), financial technology has been growing rapidly and is on the agenda of many policy makers. Fintech provides opportunities to deepen financial development, competition, innov...

Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy1

Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy1 »

Source: Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy

Volume/Issue: 2010/03

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Olivier Blanchard , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2010

ISBN: 9781455224982

Keywords: Bank credit, Bank regulations, Bank supervision, Central bank role, Economic policy, Economic stabilization, Financial crisis, Financial intermediation, Fiscal policy, Inflation targeting

The great moderation lulled macroeconomists and policymakers alike in the belief that we knew how to conduct macroeconomic policy. The crisis clearly forces us to question that assessment. In this paper, we review...

A Framework for Independent Monetary Policy in China

A Framework for Independent Monetary Policy in China »

Source: A Framework for Independent Monetary Policy in China

Volume/Issue: 2006/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marvin Goodfriend , and Eswar Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863710

Keywords: Central bank role, Central bank policy, China, Monetary policy, Bank reforms, Exchange rate flexibility, Financial systems, Flexible exchange rates, Money supply, Inflation targeting

As China's economy becomes more market based and continues its rapid integration into the global economy, having an independent and effective monetary policy regime oriented to domestic objectives will become incre...

I Executive Summary

I Executive Summary »

Source: The Role of the Exchange Rate in Inflation-Targeting Emerging Economies : Targeting Emerging Economies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Anna Nordstrom , Scott Roger , Mark Stone , Seiichi Shimizu , Turgut Kisinbay , and Jorge Restrepo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2009

ISBN: 9781589067967

Keywords: Developing countries, Central bank role, Emerging markets, Exchange rates, Inflation targeting, exchange rate, foreign exchange, inflation, monetary policy

The exchange rate plays a more important role in monetary policy for emerging economies that have adopted inflation targeting than for their advanced economy counterparts. Inflation-targeting emerging econom...

II Introduction

II Introduction »

Source: The Role of the Exchange Rate in Inflation-Targeting Emerging Economies : Targeting Emerging Economies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Anna Nordstrom , Scott Roger , Mark Stone , Seiichi Shimizu , Turgut Kisinbay , and Jorge Restrepo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2009

ISBN: 9781589067967

Keywords: Developing countries, Central bank role, Emerging markets, Exchange rates, Inflation targeting, exchange rate, foreign exchange, inflation, monetary policy

The exchange rate plays a larger role in monetary policy for inflation-targeting emerging economies than for inflation-targeting advanced economies. Inflation-targeting emerging economies have less flexible...