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Source: IMF Survey, Volume 32, Issue 17

Volume/Issue: 32/17

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451928556

Keywords: development assistance, global growth, global recovery, multilateral institutions, financial system, ANNUAL MEETINGS,

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

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Source: IMF Survey, Volume 32, Issue 17

Volume/Issue: 32/17

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451928556

Keywords: development assistance, global growth, global recovery, multilateral institutions, financial system, ANNUAL MEETINGS,

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Nonlinear Effects of Inflationon Economic Growth

Nonlinear Effects of Inflationon Economic Growth »

Source: Nonlinear Effects of Inflationon Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 1995/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Sarel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781451968316

Keywords: effect of inflation, effects of inflation, inflation rate, terms of trade

This paper examines the possibility of nonlinear effects of inflation on economic growth. It finds evidence of a significant structural break in the function that relates economic growth to inflation. The break is...

Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?

Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? »

Source: Is the Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? : Issues in Managing Water Challenges and Policy Instruments

Volume/Issue: 2015/11

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Kalpana Kochhar , Catherine Pattillo , Yan Sun , Nujin Suphaphiphat , Andrew Swiston , Robert Tchaidze , Benedict Clements , Stefania Fabrizio , Valentina Flamini , Laure Redifer , and Harald Finger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 June 2015

ISBN: 9781484391198

Keywords: Economic policy, Fund role, Policy instruments, Supply and demand, Subsidies, Water supply, Water resources, Water, externalities, public utilities

This paper examines water challenges, a growing global concern with adverse economic and social consequences, and discusses economic policy instruments. Water subsidies provided through public utilities are estimat...

Worldwide Military Spending, 1990-1995

Worldwide Military Spending, 1990-1995 »

Source: Worldwide Military Spending, 1990-1995

Volume/Issue: 1996/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jerald Schiff , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1996

ISBN: 9781451848519

Keywords: military spending, military, military expenditures, military expenditure, arms

The decline in military spending that began in the mid-1980s continued through 1995, and this decline was widespread both geographically and by level of development. Cuts in military spending appear to have potenti...

Wage Expenditures of Central Governments

Wage Expenditures of Central Governments »

Source: Wage Expenditures of Central Governments

Volume/Issue: 1995/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

ISBN: 9781451842739

Keywords: expenditures, wage, wage expenditures, expenditure

Central government wage expenditures accounted for 7 percent of GDP in 99 countries during 1980-90 (unweighted average). Regression analysis indicates that federations, countries with high populations and high per...

Debt Relief Under the HIPC Initiative

Debt Relief Under the HIPC Initiative »

Source: Debt Relief Under the HIPC Initiative : Context and Outlook for Debt Sustainability and Resource Flow

Volume/Issue: 2001/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Doris Ross , and Lisandro Abrego

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451856446

Keywords: external debt sustainability, debt, debt service, debt reduction, external debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper discusses the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative in the perspective of sizable historical debt relief and large positive net resource flows to HIPCs. It argues that, by substantially reduc...

Does Foreign Aid Reduce Poverty? Empirical Evidence from Nongovernmental and Bilateral Aid

Does Foreign Aid Reduce Poverty? Empirical Evidence from Nongovernmental and Bilateral Aid »

Source: Does Foreign Aid Reduce Poverty? Empirical Evidence from Nongovernmental and Bilateral Aid

Volume/Issue: 2005/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Boriana Yontcheva , and Nadia Masud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

ISBN: 9781451861198

Keywords: Official Development Aid, NGOs, Panel Data Econometrics, infant mortality, mortality rates, aid effectiveness,

This paper assesses the effectiveness of foreign aid in reducing poverty through its impact on human development indicators. We use a dataset of both bilateral aid and NGO aid flows. Our results show that NGO aid r...

Public and Private Investment and the Convergence of Per Capita Incomes in Developing Countries*

Public and Private Investment and the Convergence of Per Capita Incomes in Developing Countries* »

Source: Public and Private Investment and the Convergence of Per Capita Incomes in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1993/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mohsin Khan , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1993

ISBN: 9781451847031

Keywords: private investment, public investment, human capital, direct investment

This paper examines the extent to which there has been convergence in real per capita incomes across developing countries during the last two decades. In the analysis particular emphasis is placed on the separate r...

Stylized Facts on Bilateral Trade and Currency Unions

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Source: Stylized Facts on Bilateral Trade and Currency Unions : Implications for Africa

Volume/Issue: 2006/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michal Hulej , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Pierre Ewenczyk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862911

Keywords: Gravity model, Currency Union, samples, equation, free trade, statistics, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

This paper explores and quantifies several aspects of the performance of currency unions using an augmented version of the gravity model and focusing on two samples, the world and Africa. Our empirical findings sug...