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The IMF's Role in Low-Income Countries

The IMF's Role in Low-Income Countries »

Source: The IMF's Role in Low-Income Countries : Issues and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2005/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Domenico Lombardi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

ISBN: 9781451861969

Keywords: monetary fund, conditionality, concessional lending, structural conditionality, monetary approach, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Development: General,

Drawing on recent research, this study elaborates on the role of the IMF in support of its lowincome members, pointing to the global character of the institution and to its superior ability-given its multilateral n...

A Constrained Choice? Impact of Concessionality Requirements on Borrowing Behavior

A Constrained Choice? Impact of Concessionality Requirements on Borrowing Behavior »

Source: A Constrained Choice? Impact of Concessionality Requirements on Borrowing Behavior

Volume/Issue: 2014/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calixte Ahokpossi , Laurence Allain , and Giovanna Bua

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498349727

Keywords: Concessionality, debt limits policy, propensity score matching, external debt, public debt, private creditors, debt relief, concessional debt, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper uses the propensity matching score approach to assess the impact of the IMF's debt limits policy (DLP) on borrowing behavior in countries eligible to borrow from its concessional lending window. The pape...

Floating with a Load of FX Debt?

Floating with a Load of FX Debt? »

Source: Floating with a Load of FX Debt?

Volume/Issue: 2015/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tatsiana Kliatskova , and Uffe Mikkelsen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513543307

Keywords: FX interventions, Balance sheet effects, exchange, exchange rate, currency, debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, All Countries,

Countries with de jure floating exchange rate regimes are often reluctant to allow their currencies to float freely in practice. One reason why countries may wish to limit exchange rate volatility is potential nega...

The Impact of External Indebtednesson Poverty in Low-Income Countries

The Impact of External Indebtednesson Poverty in Low-Income Countries »

Source: The Impact of External Indebtednesson Poverty in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2003/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kadima Kalonji , Boileau Loko , Raj Nallari , and Montfort Mlachila

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451848199

Keywords: Growth, mortality rate, life expectancy, debt service, infant mortality, International Lending and Debt Problems, Welfare and Poverty, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, Growth and Fluctuations,

This paper explores the relationship between external debt and poverty. A number of observers have argued that high external indebtedness is a major cause of poverty. Using the first-differenced general method of m...

Debt Accumulation in the CIS-7 Countries

Debt Accumulation in the CIS-7 Countries »

Source: Debt Accumulation in the CIS-7 Countries : Bad Luck, Bad Policies, or Bad Advice?

Volume/Issue: 2004/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , Ratna Sahay , and Thomas Helbling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451851687

Keywords: growth, structural reforms, external debt, current account, deficits, debt burden, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova

Following the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1992, several low-income countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) accumulated substantial external debt in a short time span, about half of which is owe...

Using the Balance Sheet Approach in Surveillance

Using the Balance Sheet Approach in Surveillance »

Source: 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

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...

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates »

Source: 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

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...

The IMF's Role in Low-Income Countries
			: Issues and Challenges

The IMF's Role in Low-Income Countries : Issues and Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2005/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Domenico Lombardi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861969.001

ISBN: 9781451861969

Keywords: monetary fund, conditionality, concessional lending, structural conditionality, monetary approach, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Development: General,

Drawing on recent research, this study elaborates on the role of the IMF in support of its lowincome members, pointing to the global character of the institution and to its superior ability-given its multilateral n...

A Constrained Choice? Impact of Concessionality Requirements on Borrowing Behavior

A Constrained Choice? Impact of Concessionality Requirements on Borrowing Behavior »

Volume/Issue: 2014/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Calixte Ahokpossi , Laurence Allain , and Giovanna Bua

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498349727.001

ISBN: 9781498349727

Keywords: Concessionality, debt limits policy, propensity score matching, external debt, public debt, private creditors, debt relief, concessional debt, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper uses the propensity matching score approach to assess the impact of the IMF's debt limits policy (DLP) on borrowing behavior in countries eligible to borrow from its concessional lending window. The pape...

Floating with a Load of FX Debt?

Floating with a Load of FX Debt? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tatsiana Kliatskova , and Uffe Mikkelsen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513543307.001

ISBN: 9781513543307

Keywords: FX interventions, Balance sheet effects, exchange, exchange rate, currency, debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, All Countries,

Countries with de jure floating exchange rate regimes are often reluctant to allow their currencies to float freely in practice. One reason why countries may wish to limit exchange rate volatility is potential nega...