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The Tokyo Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations: A brief introduction to the origin and structure of the MTN, and data on world trade

The Tokyo Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations: A brief introduction to the origin and structure of the MTN, and data on world trade »

Source: Finance & Development, March 1978

Volume/Issue: 15/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1978

ISBN: 9781616353322

Keywords: finance, bank, developing countries, monetary fund, economic development

This paper highlights that 1977 was an eventful year for the IMF. Drawing on the IMF's resources during 1977 totaled more than SDR 3.4 billion. These were accompanied by a record volume of repurchases, which reduce...

Choosing an exchange rate system: What are the options available now, and how have countries chosen between pegging and floating

Choosing an exchange rate system: What are the options available now, and how have countries chosen between pegging and floating »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1977

Volume/Issue: 14/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1977

ISBN: 9781616353292

Keywords: exchange rate, gold, exchange rate policies, exchange arrangements

This paper highlights that IMF activities in the first three months of 1977 were marked by a number of 'firsts.' In addition to approving the largest stand-by arrangement in its history-the SDR 3.36 billion for the...

Nonlinear Effects of Inflation on Economic Growth

Nonlinear Effects of Inflation on Economic Growth »

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...

Fund activity: First quarter of 1977 shows brisk activity; Interim Committee supports expanded Fund role; one year of gold sales; Fund transactions; principles and procedures for surveillance over exchange rates

Fund activity: First quarter of 1977 shows brisk activity; Interim Committee supports expanded Fund role; one year of gold sales; Fund transactions; principles and procedures for surveillance over exchange rates »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1977

Volume/Issue: 14/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1977

ISBN: 9781616353292

Keywords: exchange rate, gold, exchange rate policies, exchange arrangements

This paper highlights that IMF activities in the first three months of 1977 were marked by a number of 'firsts.' In addition to approving the largest stand-by arrangement in its history-the SDR 3.36 billion for the...

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...

Rapid Current Account Adjustments

Rapid Current Account Adjustments »

Source: Rapid Current Account Adjustments : Are Microstates Different?

Volume/Issue: 2008/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870916

Keywords: Terms of trade shocks, microstates, terms of trade, trade shocks, terms of trade shock, trade shock,

We describe unique aspects of microstates-they are less diversified, suffer from lumpiness of investment, they are geographically at the periphery and prone to natural disasters, and have less access to capital mar...

An Extended Scenario and Adjustment Model for Developing Countries

An Extended Scenario and Adjustment Model for Developing Countries »

Source: An Extended Scenario and Adjustment Model for Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1993/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hossein Samiei , Manmohan Kumar , and Sheila Bassett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1993

ISBN: 9781451849387

Keywords: export volume, current account, current account balance, debt ratio, oil exports, Research Department,

This paper discusses three important extensions to the developing country scenario and adjustment model used in the World Economic Outlook exercises. First, the model is augmented to include fiscal and monetary sec...

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...

Trade and Industrialization in Developing Agricultural Economies1

Trade and Industrialization in Developing Agricultural Economies1 »

Source: Trade and Industrialization in Developing Agricultural Economies

Volume/Issue: 1999/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Athanasios Vamvakidis , and Sergei Dodzin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

ISBN: 9781451856521

Keywords: economic integration, free trade, international trade, trade share, correlation, statistic

This paper examines the impact of international trade on industrialization in developing agricultural economies. The findings show that developing agricultural economies that increased their openness during 1970-95...

9 Financial Sector Integration in WAEMU

9 Financial Sector Integration in WAEMU »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

This study examines different aspects of financial integration in WAEMU in order to complement the literature on macroeconomic integration. Historically, the emphasis has been on the objective of macroeconom...