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Money Demand and Inflation in Dollarized Economies

Money Demand and Inflation in Dollarized Economies »

Source: Money Demand and Inflation in Dollarized Economies : The Case of Russia

Volume/Issue: 2005/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Franziska Ohnsorge , and Nienke Oomes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

ISBN: 9781451861631

Keywords: Russia, foreign currency, money growth, money supply,

Money demand in dollarized economies often appears to be highly unstable, making it difficult to forecast and control inflation. In this paper, we show that a stable money demand function for Russia can be found fo...

Measuring the Performance of Fiscal Policy in Russia

Measuring the Performance of Fiscal Policy in Russia »

Source: Measuring the Performance of Fiscal Policy in Russia

Volume/Issue: 2005/241

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862607

Keywords: Russia, optimal fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal stance, fiscal balance, taxation,

This paper evaluates the performance of fiscal policy in Russia since the 1998 crisis along several dimensions, using a variety of indicators. Russia has progressed tremendously in recent years on public debt susta...

Capital Flight from Russia

Capital Flight from Russia »

Source: Capital Flight from Russia

Volume/Issue: 2000/6

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Prakash Loungani , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451972115

Keywords: Capital outflows, Russian Federation, Transition economies, Russia, capital flight, transition, capital controls, capital account, balance of payments

This paper documents the scale of capital flight from Russia, compares it with that observed in other countries, and reviews policy options. The evidence from other countries suggests that capital flight can be rev...

Fiscal Federalism and Regional Performance*

Fiscal Federalism and Regional Performance* »

Source: Fiscal Federalism and Regional Performance

Volume/Issue: 2017/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabriel Di Bella , Oksana Dynnikova , and Francesco Grigoli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484330166

Keywords: Europe, Russian Federation, Convergence, federalism, regional policies, Russia, transfers, General, State and Local Taxation, Subsidies

Sound regional policies are essential for balanced and sustained economic growth. The interaction of federal and regional policies with cross-regional structural differences affect human and physical capital format...

Exploring the Role of Foreign Investors in Russia's Local Currency Government Bond (OFZ) Market

Exploring the Role of Foreign Investors in Russia's Local Currency Government Bond (OFZ) Market »

Source: Exploring the Role of Foreign Investors in Russia's Local Currency Government Bond (OFZ) Market

Volume/Issue: 2017/28

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yinqiu Lu , and Dmitry Yakovlev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475577587

Keywords: Europe, Bond markets, Bonds, Currencies, Russian Federation, Foreign investment, International financial markets, Supply and demand, local currency government bonds; Russia; financial market development, local currency government bonds

Local currency government bonds (OFZ bonds) are an important fixed-income instrument in Russia's financial markets. In this paper, based on granular data, we explore the development of the OFZ bond market with a fo...

External Borrowing in the Baltics, Russia, and Other States of the Former Soviet Union

External Borrowing in the Baltics, Russia, and Other States of the Former Soviet Union »

Source: External Borrowing in the Baltics, Russia, and Other States of the Former Soviet Union : The Transition to a Market Economy

Volume/Issue: 1998/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): John Odling-Smee , and Basil Zavoiceo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

ISBN: 9781451972610

Keywords: Baltics, External financing, External debt, Former Soviet Union, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Transition economies, Russia, CIS, debt

The external debt of many countries of the Baltics, Russia, and the former Soviet Union has been growing rapidly in recent years and has played an important part in the transition process. However, it is vital to s...

The Russian Default and the Contagion to Brazil

The Russian Default and the Contagion to Brazil »

Source: The Russian Default and the Contagion to Brazil

Volume/Issue: 2000/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Taimur Baig , and Ilan Goldfajn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2000

ISBN: 9781451857733

Keywords: Russia, Contagion, Exchange Rate, Off-shore Markets, stock market, capital flows, bonds, brady bonds, financial markets

This paper investigates the contagion from Russia to Brazil in late 1998 under two dimensions— players involved and the timing of events. The data does not seem to reflect a compensatory liquidation of asset...

Relative Price Convergence in Russia

Relative Price Convergence in Russia »

Source: Relative Price Convergence in Russia

Volume/Issue: 1995/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paula De Masi , and Vincent Koen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781451847468

Keywords: inflation, relative price, relative price variability, price level, relative prices, Russia,

Following price and exchange rate liberalization, domestic consumer prices in Russia moved closer to market levels. This paper quantifies the magnitude of the associated relative price changes. It also shows that r...

Network Externalities and Dollarization Hysteresis

Network Externalities and Dollarization Hysteresis »

Source: Network Externalities and Dollarization Hysteresis : The Case of Russia

Volume/Issue: 2003/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nienke Oomes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451851939

Keywords: ratchet effect, network externalities, Russia, probability, equation, heteroscedasticity, exchange rate depreciation,

Dollarization in Russia increased rapidly during the early 1990s, but failed to come down in the second half of the 1990s in spite of exchange rate stabilization. To explain this "dollarization hysteresis," this pa...

Reforming the Public Pension System in the Russian Federation

Reforming the Public Pension System in the Russian Federation »

Source: Reforming the Public Pension System in the Russian Federation

Volume/Issue: 2012/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Frank Eich , Mauricio Soto , and Charleen Gust

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505511

Keywords: Russia, pension reform, pension, pension system, pension spending, retirement, Social Security and Public Pensions,

Pension reform is a key policy challenge in Russia. This paper examines how pension spending could increase in Russia in the absence of reforms, quantifies the impact of some recent proposals, and suggests some alt...