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The IMF's Data Dissemination Initiative After Ten Years

The IMF's Data Dissemination Initiative After Ten Years »

Series: Books

Author(s): William Alexander , John Cady , and Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067004.071

ISBN: 9781589067004

Keywords: sdds, statistics, international reserves, exchange rate, central banks

The Data Dissemination Initiative was launched in the mid-1990s as part of a broader internationally-agreed-upon initiative to strengthen transparency and promote good governance practices by establishing standards...

Comparing Parametric and Non-parametric Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Comparing Parametric and Non-parametric Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises in Emerging Market Economies »

Source: Comparing Parametric and Non-parametric Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Volume/Issue: 2013/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabio Comelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484300589

Keywords: emerging markets., foreign exchange reserves, exchange reserves, exchange rate

The purpose of this paper is to compare in-sample and out-of-sample performances of three parametric and non-parametric early warning systems (EWS) for currency crises in emerging market economies (EMs). The parame...

Shifting Motives

Shifting Motives »

Source: Shifting Motives : Explaining the Buildup in official Reserves in Emerging Markets Since the 1980's

Volume/Issue: 2012/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463933197

Keywords: Quantile Regression, exchange rate, reserve holdings, short-term debt, exchange rate regime, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

Why have emerging market economies (EMEs) been stockpiling international reserves? We find that motives have varied over time?vulnerability to current account shocks was relatively important in the 1980s but, as EM...

1 International Data Dissemination Standards

1 International Data Dissemination Standards »

Source: The IMF's Data Dissemination Initiative After Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): William Alexander , John Cady , and Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067004

Keywords: sdds, statistics, international reserves, exchange rate, central banks

A key feature of the reform of the international financial architecture since the mid-1990s has been the development of international standards and codes. 2 The data standards ini...

2 Transparency in Reserves Management: The Special Data Dissemination Standard and the Reserves Template

2 Transparency in Reserves Management: The Special Data Dissemination Standard and the Reserves Template »

Source: The IMF's Data Dissemination Initiative After Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): William Alexander , John Cady , and Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067004

Keywords: sdds, statistics, international reserves, exchange rate, central banks

Recognition of the importance of data transparency—including for promoting the efficient operation of financial markets and policy accountability on the part of governments and central banks—is a remarkably...

3 The General Data Dissemination System: What Has Been Accomplished After 10 Years and Where Do We Go from Here?

3 The General Data Dissemination System: What Has Been Accomplished After 10 Years and Where Do We Go from Here? »

Source: The IMF's Data Dissemination Initiative After Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): William Alexander , John Cady , and Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067004

Keywords: sdds, statistics, international reserves, exchange rate, central banks

Although the name of the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) infers that its central focus is dissemination, in its initial stages the GDDS emphasized the development of national systems in an explicit...

4 Sovereign Borrowing Cost and the Data Dissemination Initiative

4 Sovereign Borrowing Cost and the Data Dissemination Initiative »

Source: The IMF's Data Dissemination Initiative After Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): William Alexander , John Cady , and Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067004

Keywords: sdds, statistics, international reserves, exchange rate, central banks

“Nothing would help improve standards more than if countries that met higher standards were rewarded with lower borrowing costs” — Stanley Fischer (2002,...

5 Exchange Rate Volatility and Reserves Transparency

5 Exchange Rate Volatility and Reserves Transparency »

Source: The IMF's Data Dissemination Initiative After Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): William Alexander , John Cady , and Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067004

Keywords: sdds, statistics, international reserves, exchange rate, central banks

The financial crises of the 1990s revealed a need for the dissemination of more comprehensive data on foreign currency liquidity positions to help prevent similar crises. In 1998, the IMF began working on in...

6 Conclusion: A Perspective on Future Challenges

6 Conclusion: A Perspective on Future Challenges »

Source: The IMF's Data Dissemination Initiative After Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): William Alexander , John Cady , and Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067004

Keywords: sdds, statistics, international reserves, exchange rate, central banks

In its first 10 years, the IMF’s Data Dissemination Initiative has had a demonstrable positive impact on data dissemination. Currently, the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) and the Special Data Disse...

International Reserve Adequacy in Central America

International Reserve Adequacy in Central America »

Source: International Reserve Adequacy in Central America

Volume/Issue: 2011/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kristin Magnussen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455268443

Keywords: Foreign reserves, balance of payments crises, financial dollarization, international reserves, external debt, exchange rate, emerging markets, current account, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

Countries' absolute and relative international reserves adequacy has recently attracted considerable attention. The analysis has however concentrated on the largest and most advanced economies. We apply various met...