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International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2014
			: From stabilization to sustainable growth

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2014 : From stabilization to sustainable growth »

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498315357.011

ISBN: 9781498315357

Keywords: Annual reports, Administrative and Capital budgets, Bilateral surveillance, External training programs, Executive Board, Financial sector surveillance, IMF, IMF Finance, IMF Lending, Fund budget

Seven years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the world still has a way to go to secure a sustainable recovery marked by strong growth that supports rapid job creation and benefits all, International...

Multiple Avenues of Intermediation, Corporate Finance and Financial Stability

Multiple Avenues of Intermediation, Corporate Finance and Financial Stability »

Source: Multiple Avenues of Intermediation, Corporate Finance and Financial Stability

Volume/Issue: 2001/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): E. Davis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451853865

Keywords: Financial markets and the macroeconomy, credit market, international capital markets, securities markets, international capital, Corporate Finance and Governance: General,

Using data from the US, UK, Japan and Canada, this paper provides evidence on the benefits to an economy from "multiple avenues of intermediation". The overall conclusion is that the existence of active securities...

The Impact of Corporate Governance Structures on the Agency Cost of Debt

The Impact of Corporate Governance Structures on the Agency Cost of Debt »

Source: The Impact of Corporate Governance Structures on the Agency Cost of Debt

Volume/Issue: 2001/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451874501

Keywords: agency cost of debt, exit decision, shareholders, equation, shareholder, corporate governance structures, Corporate Finance And Governance,

This paper uses a stochastic continuous time model of the firm to study how different corporate governance structures affect the agency cost of debt. In the absence of asymmetric information, it shows that control...

What Role Can Financial Policies Play in Revitalizing SMEs in Japan?1

What Role Can Financial Policies Play in Revitalizing SMEs in Japan?1 »

Source: What Role Can Financial Policies Play in Revitalizing SMEs in Japan?

Volume/Issue: 2012/291

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Waikei Lam , and Jongsoon Shin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2012

ISBN: 9781475579376

Keywords: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), credit guarantees, smes, sme, financial institutions, sme financing, sme sector,

The paper discusses the role the financial sector can play in supporting growth in Japan. While overall credit conditions have been accommodative, credit growth has remained weak, especially for small and medium-si...

Implications of Globalization for Monetary Policy

Implications of Globalization for Monetary Policy »

Source: Implications of Globalization for Monetary Policy

Volume/Issue: 2001/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helmut Wagner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451859362

Keywords: inflation, central bank, price stability, inflation targeting, International Economics: General, And The Supply Of Money And Credit, general, macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance,

This paper argues that the implications of globalization for monetary policy come mainly through two channels: On the one hand, the many structural changes that are associated with the globalization process cause a...

Another Look at Governments’ Balance Sheets

Another Look at Governments’ Balance Sheets »

Source: Another Look at Governments' Balance Sheets : The Role of Nonfinancial Assets

Volume/Issue: 2013/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elva Bova , Robert Dippelsman , Kara Rideout , and Andrea Schaechter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484315453

Keywords: government statistics, government finance, government finance statistics, national accounts, public finances, Structure and Scope of Government, Infrastructures,

When discussing debt reduction strategies, little attention has been given to the role of governments’ nonfinancial assets. This is in part because data are scarce. Drawing on various data sources, this pape...

Global Housing Cycles

Global Housing Cycles »

Source: Global Housing Cycles

Volume/Issue: 2012/217

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505672

Keywords: Housing Cycles, Mortgage Markets, mortgage, real estate, housing markets, housing finance, foreclosure, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

Housing cycles and their impact on the financial system and the macroeconomy have become the center of attention following the global financial crisis. This paper documents the characteristics of housing cycles in...

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters »

Source: Natural Disasters : Mitigating Impact, Managing Risks

Volume/Issue: 2012/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicole Laframboise , and Boileau Loko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475512717

Keywords: natural disasters, self-insurance, contingent financing, buffers, disaster, disasters, natural disaster, earthquake, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Environment and Growth,

This paper reviews the literature on the macroeconomic impact of natural disasters and presents the IMF's role in assisting countries coping with natural catastrophes. Focusing on seven country cases, the paper des...

Empirical Exchange Rate Models of the Nineties

Empirical Exchange Rate Models of the Nineties »

Source: Empirical Exchange Rate Models of the Nineties : Are Any Fit to Survive?

Volume/Issue: 2004/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yin-Wong Cheung , Antonio Garcia Pascual , and Menzie Chinn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451849493

Keywords: monetary model, forecasting performance, exchange rate, forecasting, random walk, statistic, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation,

We reassess exchange rate prediction using a wider set of models that have been proposed in the last decade. The performance of these models is compared against two reference specifications-purchasing power parity...

New Shocks and Asset Price Volatility in General Equilibrium1

New Shocks and Asset Price Volatility in General Equilibrium1 »

Source: New Shocks and Asset Price Volatility in General Equilibrium

Volume/Issue: 2011/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , Akito Matsumoto , Pietro Cova , and Massimiliano Pisani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455261390

Keywords: New shocks, Asset Price, volatility, news, asset prices, interest rate, International Finance: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

We study equity price volatility in general equilibrium with news shocks about future productivity and monetary policy. As West (1988) shows, in a partial equilibrium present discounted value model, news about the...