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Tax Policy and Trade Liberalization

Tax Policy and Trade Liberalization »

Source: Tax Policy and Trade Liberalization : An Application to Mexico

Volume/Issue: 1992/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Feltenstein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1992

ISBN: 9781451853025

Keywords: budget deficit, wholesale price index, wholesale price, trade liberalization, import duties

We construct a dynamic general equilibrium model of an open economy and use it to examine issues of trade liberalization in Mexico. In particular, we consider the fiscal implications of quotas and tariffs and, acco...

Trade Liberalization, Stabilization, and Growth

Trade Liberalization, Stabilization, and Growth »

Source: Trade Liberalization, Stabilization, and Growth : Some Noteson the Mexican Experience

Volume/Issue: 1990/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1990

ISBN: 9781451923568

Keywords: trade liberalization, export activities, barriers to entry, balance of payments, domestic savings

While inflation slowed sharply in Mexico during 1988, imports surged. Although the growth of domestic absorption could be attributed to a higher fiscal deficit, deriving from sharply higher domestic interest rates,...

Stabilization and Reform in Eastern Europe

Stabilization and Reform in Eastern Europe »

Source: Stabilization and Reform in Eastern Europe : A Preliminary Evaluation

Volume/Issue: 1992/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Bruno

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1992

ISBN: 9781451844856

Keywords: inflation, foreign exchange, price level, trade liberalization, price stability, Economic Reform,

The paper analyzes common issues emerging from the recent experience with Fund-supported programs in Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Romania. These comprise the initial price-overshooting and the outp...

The Speed of Adjustment and the Sequencing of Economic Reforms

The Speed of Adjustment and the Sequencing of Economic Reforms »

Source: The Speed of Adjustment and the Sequencing of Economic Reforms : Issues and Guidelines for Policymakers

Volume/Issue: 2002/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Saleh Nsouli , Mounir Rached , and Norbert Funke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451855395

Keywords: Adjustment, reforms, speed of adjustment, sequencing, capital account liberalization, trade reform, political economy, Economic Systems: General,

This paper reviews the issues involved in determining the appropriate speed of adjustment and the sequencing of economic reforms, focusing on considerations relevant to policymakers. It points out that the debate b...

Growth and Reforms in Latin America

Growth and Reforms in Latin America »

Source: Growth and Reforms in Latin America : A Survey of Facts and Arguments

Volume/Issue: 2006/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864700

Keywords: Growth, Reforms, Volatility, per capita income, trade liberalization, growth diagnostics, terms of trade, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper presents a number of facts about growth in Latin America, and shows how critical correlates of growth have evolved over time. In comparison with other regions, Latin America has consistently exhibited hi...

The Challenge of Diversification in the Caribbean

The Challenge of Diversification in the Caribbean »

Source: The Challenge of Diversification in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2002/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): A. Salehizadeh , Peter Berezin , and Elcior Santana

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451859973

Keywords: growth, diversification, risk-sharing, export earnings, service exports, aggregate consumption, export diversification, trade liberalization, General,

It is typically assumed that countries in the Caribbean suffer from a lack of output and export diversification. Contrary to this popular perception, we find no evidence that output variability is higher in Caribbe...

Optimal Tariffs

Optimal Tariffs »

Source: Optimal Tariffs : Theory and Practice

Volume/Issue: 1993/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Ibrahim , Arvind Subramanian , and Luis Torres-Castro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1993

ISBN: 9781451846898

Keywords: tariff structure, tariff reform, tariff structures, trade liberalization, balance of payments

This paper examines the theory underpinning the design of optimal tariffs in a developing economy, and the experience of implementation of tariff reforms. A central issue is whether and when a case can be made for...

Trade Liberalization in Peru

Trade Liberalization in Peru »

Source: Trade Liberalization in Peru : Adjustment Costs Amidst High Labor Mobility

Volume/Issue: 2017/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elin Baldárrago , and Gonzalo Salinas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475585568

Keywords: Trade liberalization, Peru, Poverty, Tariff, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses, General

While trade integration has been an engine of global growth and prosperity some sectors have been negatively affected by increased imports competition, as expected in theory. Higher labor mobility could lower these...

Globalization and Growth Prospect in Arab Countries

Globalization and Growth Prospect in Arab Countries »

Source: Globalization and Growth Prospect in Arab Countries

Volume/Issue: 1997/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patricia Alonso-Gamo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451937336

Keywords: growth, Arab countries, capital markets, trade liberalization, world economy, capital inflows, capital flows

Globalization—the intensification of international trade and finance linkages underpinned by economic liberalization and technological change—presents both challenges and opportunities to Arab countri...

Improving Governance and Fighting Corruption in the Baltic and CIS Countries

Improving Governance and Fighting Corruption in the Baltic and CIS Countries »

Source: Improving Governance and Fighting Corruption in the Baltic and CIS Countries : The Role of the IMF

Volume/Issue: 2000/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emine Gürgen , and Thomas Wolf

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451841626

Keywords: Governance, transition, Baltic, CIS, IMF, banking, transition economies, banking system, bank supervision, trade liberalization

This paper examines the indirect role the IMF plays in combating corruption in the Baltic and CIS countries by promoting structural reforms that help improve economic governance and thus reduce opportunities for re...