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A Debt Overhang Model for Low-Income Countries

A Debt Overhang Model for Low-Income Countries »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 55, No. 4

Volume: 55

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067257

Keywords: copper, nickel, zinc, lead, tin, Super Cycles in Real Metals Prices?,

In this issue, John T. Cuddington and Daniel Jerrett from the Colorado School of Mines examine whether metals prices are in a "super cycle" upswing driven by intensive economic growth in China, in particular. Using...

Friedman Redux

Friedman Redux »

Source: Friedman Redux : External Adjustment and Exchange Rate Flexibility

Volume/Issue: 2014/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , Mahvash Qureshi , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498359245

Keywords: external dynamics, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, bilateral exchange rate, exchange rate flexibility, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

Milton Friedman argued that flexible exchange rates would facilitate external adjustment. Recent studies find surprisingly little robust evidence that they do. We argue that this is because they use composite (or a...

Measuring the Impact of Distortions in Agricultural Trade in Partial and General Equilibrium

Measuring the Impact of Distortions in Agricultural Trade in Partial and General Equilibrium »

Source: Measuring the Impact of Distortions in Agricultural Trade in Partial and General Equilibrium

Volume/Issue: 2003/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephen Tokarick

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451853360

Keywords: Models, input subsidies, production subsidies, price support, world price, Agriculture in International Trade,

This paper provides quantitative estimates of the impact of removing agricultural support (both tariffs and subsidies) in partial- and general-equilibrium frameworks. The results show that agricultural support in i...

The Scope for Inflation Targeting in Developing Countries1

The Scope for Inflation Targeting in Developing Countries1 »

Source: The Scope for Inflation Targeting in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1997/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Miguel Savastano , Paul Masson , and Sunil Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1997

ISBN: 9781451855159

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, inflation target, central bank

Inflation targeting (IT) serves as monetary policy framework in several advanced economies, where it has enhanced policy transparency and accountability. The paper considers its wider applicability to developing co...

Central Bank Governance

Central Bank Governance »

Source: Central Bank Governance : A Survey of Boards and Management

Volume/Issue: 2004/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): JoAnne Morris , and Tonny Lybek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451875416

Keywords: central bank, inflation, reserve bank, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: General, International, or Comparative,

This paper identifies issues to consider when designing the structure, size, and composition of the governing boards and management of a central bank. While central bank autonomy and accountability are generally ac...

10 Central Bank Operations and Independence in a Monetary Union: BCEAO and BEAC

10 Central Bank Operations and Independence in a Monetary Union: BCEAO and BEAC »

Source: The Evolving Role of Central Banks

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

franc de la Communauté Financière Africaine (CFA). The BEAC is the central bank for the six countries that are members of the Central African Monetary Area (CAMA). The members ar...

Appendix Country Data

Appendix Country Data »

Source: Credibility Without Rules

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Curzio Giannini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1997

ISBN: 9781557756442

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, inflation, central bank, monetary policy

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2 Why Consider Long-Term Issues in Thinking About Fiscal Policy?

2 Why Consider Long-Term Issues in Thinking About Fiscal Policy? »

Source: Who Will Pay? Coping with Aging Societies, Climate Change, and Other Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 November 2003

ISBN: 9781589062238

Keywords: pension, fiscal policy, tax rates, public debt, fiscal sustainability

A forward-looking perspective is always useful in policymaking, and it is especially useful for fiscal planners. The capital outlays of governments are large and discrete, and their benefits are realized onl...

24 Effectiveness and Implications of Limits on Central Bank Credit to the Government

24 Effectiveness and Implications of Limits on Central Bank Credit to the Government »

Source: The Evolving Role of Central Banks

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1991

ISBN: 9781557751850

Keywords: central bank, banking, monetary policy, national bank, inflation

The main purpose of this paper is to explore the role and consequences of limiting central bank lending to the government. In the first section, the legal provisions that were in force in the mi...

4 Sources of Growth

4 Sources of Growth »

Source: Macroeconomic Management : Programs and Policies

Series: Books

Author(s): Chorng-Huey Wong , Mohsin Khan , and Saleh Nsouli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060944

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, real exchange rate, monetary policy, exchange rates

One of the most important questions that economists can ask is why do some countries grow over the long run whereas others do not. After all, a continuous growth rate over an extended period is what brings w...