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Optimal Precautionary Reserves for Low-Income Countries

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Source: Optimal Precautionary Reserves for Low-Income Countries : A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/249

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Jun Kim , and Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463923280

Keywords: Reserve adequacy, optimal level of reserves, low-income countries, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, exchange rate regimes, external shocks, commodity exporters, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper develops a cost-benefit approach that helps to quantify the optimal level of international reserves in low-income countries, focusing on the role of reserves in preventing and mitigating absorption drops...

Where Did All the Aid Go? An Empirical Analysis of Absorption and Spending1

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Source: Where Did All the Aid Go? An Empirical Analysis of Absorption and Spending

Volume/Issue: 2008/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , and Ummul Hasanath Ruthbah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451868968

Keywords: Spending, Absorption, Growth, current account balance, reserve accumulation, current account, capital formation, central bank,

This paper examines the macroeconomic usage of aid using panel data for a broad sample of aid-recipients. By definition an increase in aid must go toward a reduction in the current account balance (absorbed aid), a...

Optimal Precautionary Reserves for Low-Income Countries
			: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Optimal Precautionary Reserves for Low-Income Countries : A Cost-Benefit Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2011/249

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Jun Kim , and Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463923280.001

ISBN: 9781463923280

Keywords: Reserve adequacy, optimal level of reserves, low-income countries, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, exchange rate regimes, external shocks, commodity exporters, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper develops a cost-benefit approach that helps to quantify the optimal level of international reserves in low-income countries, focusing on the role of reserves in preventing and mitigating absorption drops...

Where Did All the Aid Go? An Empirical Analysis of Absorption and Spending

Where Did All the Aid Go? An Empirical Analysis of Absorption and Spending »

Volume/Issue: 2008/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , and Ummul Hasanath Ruthbah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868968.001

ISBN: 9781451868968

Keywords: Spending, Absorption, Growth, current account balance, reserve accumulation, current account, capital formation, central bank,

This paper examines the macroeconomic usage of aid using panel data for a broad sample of aid-recipients. By definition an increase in aid must go toward a reduction in the current account balance (absorbed aid), a...