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Asset Prices, Monetary Policy, and the Business Cycle

Asset Prices, Monetary Policy, and the Business Cycle »

Source: Asset Prices, Monetary Policy, and the Business Cycle

Volume/Issue: 1994/6

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1994

ISBN: 9781451971927

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, inflationary pressures, price inflation, monetary fund

The business cycle in several industrial countries during the period 1989-1993 was different from previous post World War II business cycles in important ways. This paper describes the unique character of the recen...

Exchange Rate Policy and Monetary Strategy Options in the Philippines

Exchange Rate Policy and Monetary Strategy Options in the Philippines »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy and Monetary Strategy Options in the Philippines : The Search for Stability and Sustainability

Volume/Issue: 1997/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Aerdt Houben

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1997

ISBN: 9781451973341

Keywords: Exchange rate policy, Exchange rate regimes, Monetary policy, Philippines, exchange rate, central bank, nominal anchor

This paper evaluates the Philippines’ experience with different exchange regimes since 1970. It argues that the shift to a flexible regime was crucial to restoring external viability and generating an export...

Monetary Frameworks

Monetary Frameworks »

Source: Monetary Frameworks : Is There a Preferred Option for the European Central Bank?

Volume/Issue: 1997/6

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Ramana Ramaswamy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1997

ISBN: 9781451972030

Keywords: European Central Bank, Monetary policy, Inflation, EMU, Inflation targeting, Monetary targeting, monetary union

This paper discusses how the size of the monetary union in Europe can influence the choice of the monetary framework. The main conjecture is that the European Central Bank ought to target inflation if monetary unio...

Russia and the IMF

Russia and the IMF »

Source: Russia and the IMF : The Political Economy of Macro-Stabilization

Volume/Issue: 1994/20

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Ernesto Hernández-Catá

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1994

ISBN: 9781451963939

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, monetary financing, monetary fund, European II Department,

This paper reviews the experience with macroeconomic stabilization in Russia during the 2 1/2 years following the beginning of reforms in January 1992. It focuses on the different perceptions about the nature, the...

Monetary Transmission and Financial Indexation

Monetary Transmission and Financial Indexation »

Source: Monetary Transmission and Financial Indexation : Evidence from the Chilean Economy

Volume/Issue: 1994/17

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1994

ISBN: 9781451965407

Keywords: Turkey, inflation, monetary policy, real interest rates, money growth, real interest rate

This paper reviews empirical evidence on the operation of the monetary transmission mechanism based on targeting of interest rates on indexed assets in the Chilean economy. The empirical evidence has two policy imp...

Inflation Targeting

Inflation Targeting »

Source: Inflation Targeting : What is the Meaning of the Bottom of the Band?

Volume/Issue: 1999/8

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Eric Clifton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451970906

Keywords: Inflation targeting, credibility, monetary policy, inflation, price stability, inflation target

This paper investigates the meaning of the bottom of target bands in inflation targeting regimes. It is argued that the design of lower limits on target bands, if not done with care, can lead to a lack of transpare...

Monetary Operations and Central Bank Balance Sheets in a World of Limited Government Securities

Monetary Operations and Central Bank Balance Sheets in a World of Limited Government Securities »

Source: Monetary Operations and Central Bank Balance Sheets in a World of Limited Government Securities

Volume/Issue: 2001/7

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Mark Zelmer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451971583

Keywords: Central banks, Central banks and their policies, Bonds, Monetary policy, Monetary policy, Monetary operations, central bank, government securities, balance sheets, financial institutions,

The limited supply of government securities in some industrial countries has important ramifications for the operating techniques used by central banks to implement monetary policy, provide credit to the financial...

Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact

Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact »

Source: Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact

Volume/Issue: 2005/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Anthony Annett , Jörg Decressin , and Michael Deppler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

ISBN: 9781451975482

Keywords: Economic stabilization, Fiscal policy, Fiscal rules, Political economy, structural reforms, implicit liabilities, international monetary fund

A rules-based fiscal framework, such as the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), can be an important bulwark against short-sighted policies. Although policies have improved following the SGP’s adopti...

Emerging Equity Markets

Emerging Equity Markets »

Source: Emerging Equity Markets : Growth, Benefits, and Policy Concerns

Volume/Issue: 1994/7

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Robert Feldman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1994

ISBN: 9781451971217

Keywords: Monetary policy, equity markets, stock market, capital inflows, equity prices, stock markets

Since the mid-1980s, there has been a very substantial increase in stock market activity in many developing countries. This paper first examines the main characteristics of the emerging stock markets, and illustrat...

A Modernized Approach to Managing the Risks in Cross-Border Capital Movements

A Modernized Approach to Managing the Risks in Cross-Border Capital Movements »

Source: A Modernized Approach to Managing the Risks in Cross-Border Capital Movements

Volume/Issue: 1999/6

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Inci Ötker , and R. Johnston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451972092

Keywords: Exchange rate policy, Capital flows, Monetary policy, Cross-border capital movements, prudential risk management, consistency of policy mix, time consistency of exchange rate policy, capital movements, capital controls, capital account

This paper outlines a “modern” approach to managing risks in cross-border capital movements that is consistent with an environment of increased and liberalized capital flows. Key elements of this appr...