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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...

Using the Balance Sheet Approach in Surveillance
			: Framework, Data Sources, and Data Availability

Using the Balance Sheet Approach in Surveillance : Framework, Data Sources, and Data Availability »

Volume/Issue: 2006/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anthony Pellechio , and Johan Mathisen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863604.001

ISBN: 9781451863604

Keywords: Balance Sheet Approach, external debt, financial corporations, financial instruments, central bank, financial assets, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, International Economic Order, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

Recent improvements in statistical methodologies and data availability are facilitating detailed, high-frequency, timely macroeconomic balance sheet analysis. This paper provides practical instruction on how to des...

What Are the Channels Through Which External Debt Affects Growth?

What Are the Channels Through Which External Debt Affects Growth? »

Volume/Issue: 2004/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helene Poirson Ward , Luca Ricci , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843293.001

ISBN: 9781451843293

Keywords: Growth, growth accounting, tfp, total factor productivity, low debt, debt ratios, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Economic Development: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper investigates the channels through which debt affects growth, specifically whether debt affects growth through factor accumulation or total factor productivity growth. It also tests for the presence of no...

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates
			: the Role of Foreign Currency Debt and Import Structure

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates : the Role of Foreign Currency Debt and Import Structure »

Volume/Issue: 2011/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pascal Towbin , and Sebastian Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455219001.001

ISBN: 9781455219001

Keywords: Exchange rate regime, balance sheet effect, pass-through, interacted panel VAR, external shock, exchange rate, currency debt, foreign currency debt, exchange rate regimes, Prices

A traditional argument in favor of flexible exchange rates is that they insulate output better from real shocks, because the exchange rate can adjust and stabilize demand for domestic goods through expenditure swit...