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I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

Trade reform is an important aspect of the Fund’s purposes and objectives. Article I of its Articles of Agreement explicitly refers to the importance of trade for economic prosperity and growth....

II Analytical Framework and Elements of Trade Reform

II Analytical Framework and Elements of Trade Reform »

Source: Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

A liberal trade regime is an important factor in encouraging economic growth and efficient resource allocation. The case for open trade policies and consequent resource allocation improvements and enhanced m...

III Review of Fund Arrangements and Assessment of Overall Results

III Review of Fund Arrangements and Assessment of Overall Results »

Source: Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

To assess trade policy in Fund-supported programs, 9 a review was conducted of all multiyear arrangements initiated and terminated between January 1990 and June 1996....

IV Case Studies of Trade Policy in Fund-Supported Programs

IV Case Studies of Trade Policy in Fund-Supported Programs »

Source: Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

Based on six detailed case studies, this section expands the analysis of trade reform in Fund-supported programs to cover a longer time period, to include the design and negotiation stages of programs, and t...

V Conclusions

V Conclusions »

Source: Trade Liberalization in Fund-Supported Programs

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Robert Sharer , and Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 1998

ISBN: 9781557757074

Keywords: trade reform, trade liberalization, trade regime, trade taxes, tariff reform

Liberal trade policies complemented by appropriate macroeconomic and other structural policies in Fund-supported adjustment programs have an important impact on allocative efficiency and thereby on economic...

Trade in the WAEMU

Trade in the WAEMU »

Source: Trade in the WAEMU : Developments and Reform Opportunities

Volume/Issue: 2008/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hans Weisfeld , and Manuela Goretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869309

Keywords: WAEMU, Economic Partnership Agreement, trade liberalization, trade diversion, tariff revenue, tariff rates, trade regime,

This paper provides an overview of trade reform in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) since 1996 and a quantitative assessment of potential effects on trade patterns and tariff revenue of the curr...

Los regímenes de tipo de cambio y la estabilidad del sistema monetario internacional

Los regímenes de tipo de cambio y la estabilidad del sistema monetario internacional »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , Jonathan Ostry , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 November 2014

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324076.084

ISBN: 9781498324076

Keywords: Exchange rate regimes, Financial stability, International monetary system, Reserve currencies, Reserves accumulation, Trade integration, tipo de cambio, régimen de tipo de cambio, tipos de cambio, tipo de cambio real

Los países miembros del Fondo Monetario Internacional colaboran para asegurar que los regímenes cambiarios funcionen ordenadamente y para fomentar la estabilidad del sistema cambiario, reconociendo que el objetivo...

Why Do Countries Peg the Way They Peg? The Determinants of Anchor Currency Choice

Why Do Countries Peg the Way They Peg? The Determinants of Anchor Currency Choice »

Source: Why Do Countries Peg the Way They Peg? The Determinants of Anchor Currency Choice

Volume/Issue: 2008/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nienke Oomes , and Christopher Meissner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869910

Keywords: exchange rate regime, anchor, network externalities, optimal currency area, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, trade partners,

What determines the currency to which countries peg or "anchor" their exchange rate? Data for over 100 countries between 1980 and 1998 reveal that trade network externalities are a key determinant. This implies tha...

The Long-Run Behavior of Commodity Prices

The Long-Run Behavior of Commodity Prices »

Source: The Long-Run Behavior of Commodity Prices : Small Trends and Big Variability

Volume/Issue: 2001/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and C. McDermott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451848991

Keywords: trends, cycles, variability, exchange rate regimes, terms of trade, exchange rate regime, exporting countries,

Using the longest dataset publicly available (The Economist's index of industrial commodity prices), we analyze the behavior of real commodity prices over the period 1862-99, and have two main findings. First, whil...

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka »

Source: Sri Lanka : Background Papers

Volume/Issue: 1995/60

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 1995

ISBN: 9781451823356

Keywords: inflation, central bank, import duty, trade regime, monetary fund

This Background Paper on Sri Lanka provides information on the economic developments during 1992-95. Developments in the domestic and external sectors are discussed. The deficiencies of the official consumer price...