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Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: IMF Staff papers, Volume 41 No. 1

Volume: 41

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451957037

Keywords: growth rate, endogenous growth, growth model, economic growth, per capita income

This paper examines effects of economic growth and speed of adjustment on openness, human development, and fiscal policies. The model developed in this paper postulates that learning through experience raises labor...

Mundell-Fleming Lecture: Exchange Rate Systems, Surveillance, and Advice

Mundell-Fleming Lecture: Exchange Rate Systems, Surveillance, and Advice »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 55, No. 3

Volume: 55

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 2008

ISBN: 9781589067240

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, monetary fund, foreign exchange, inflation

This special issue on exchange rates is drawn from the Eighth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference held at the International Monetary Fund in Washington in November 2007. The Mundell-Fleming Lecture by Stanley...

The Stabilizing Role of the Compensatory Financing Facility: Empirical Evidence and Welfare Implications

The Stabilizing Role of the Compensatory Financing Facility: Empirical Evidence and Welfare Implications »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 36 No. 4

Volume: 36

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1989

ISBN: 9781451930757

Keywords: fiscal policy, public sector, international monetary fund, net worth, social security

Two recent criticisms of summary fiscal indicators are appraised: first, that they and the conventionally measured public sector balances from which they are derived are not sufficiently broadly defined; second, th...

Saving Behavior in Low- and Middle-Income Developing Countries: A Comparison

Saving Behavior in Low- and Middle-Income Developing Countries: A Comparison »

Source: IMF Staff papers, Volume 43 No. 1

Volume: 43

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1996

ISBN: 9781451957099

Keywords: military spending, military expenditures, capital investment, resource allocation, cold war

This paper extends a standard growth model and obtains consistent panel data estimates of the growth retarding effects of military spending via its adverse impact on capital formation and resource allocation. Simul...

Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development?

Are Immigrant Remittance Flows a Source of Capital for Development? »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 52, No. 1

Volume: 52

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589064195

Keywords: recessions, recession, asian crisis, probability, probabilities, Capital Stock, Convergence (economics), Correlation (statistics), Decomposition Method, Economic Development. Econometric Models

This first issue of IMF Staff Papers for 2005 contains 7 papers that discuss: whether output recovered after the Asian crisis; the value of a country's trading partners to its own economic growth; whether interdepe...

Financial Integration and Macroeconomic Volatility

Financial Integration and Macroeconomic Volatility »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 50, Special Issue, IMF Third Annual Research Conference

Volume: 50

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): Robert Flood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589062047

Keywords: exchange rate, central bank, international reserves, public debt, international monetary fund

The paper discusses a model in which growth is a negative function of fiscal burden. Moreover, growth discontinuously switches from high to low as the fiscal burden reaches a critical level. The paper provides an o...

The Potential of Foreign Aid as Insurance

The Potential of Foreign Aid as Insurance »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 53, No. 3

Volume: 53

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2006

ISBN: 9781589065819

Keywords: investors, investment, investor, portfolio investment, institutional investors, IMF Staff Papers, Aggregation, Algorithms, Capital Market. Volatility, Consumption (economics)

This is the final issue for 2006 (Volume 53), and contains another paper in the occasional Special Data Section that seeks to measure financial development in the Middle East and North Africa by utilizing a new dat...

Devaluation, Relative Prices, and International Trade Evidence from Developing Countries

Devaluation, Relative Prices, and International Trade Evidence from Developing Countries »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 42 No. 2

Volume: 42

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

ISBN: 9781451947205

Keywords: public investment, rate of growth, government spending, fixed effects, random effects

This paper develops an endogenous growth model of the influence of public investment, public transfers, and distortionary taxation on the rate of economic growth. The growth–enhancing effects of investment i...

Export Instability and the External Balance in Developing Countries

Export Instability and the External Balance in Developing Countries »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 41 No. 2

Volume: 41

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451947168

Keywords: commodity prices, commodity, commodity price, industrial countries, primary commodity

Primary commodities still account for the bulk of exports in many developing countries. However, real commodity prices have been declining almost continuously since the early 1980s. The appropriate policy response...

The Optimal Level of Reserves for Low-Income Countries: Self-Insurance against External Shocks

The Optimal Level of Reserves for Low-Income Countries: Self-Insurance against External Shocks »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 56, No. 4

Volume: 56

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 2009

ISBN: 9781589069107

Keywords: sovereign default, sovereign debt, external debt, sovereign defaults, current account

This paper empirically evaluates four types of costs that may result from an international sovereign default: reputational costs, international trade exclusion costs, costs to the domestic economy through the finan...