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Is there a tradeoff between growth and basic needs?: Evidence from 83 developing countries indicates that policies to meet basic needs can aid growth

Is there a tradeoff between growth and basic needs?: Evidence from 83 developing countries indicates that policies to meet basic needs can aid growth »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1980

Volume/Issue: 17/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1980

ISBN: 9781616353414

Keywords: bank, finance, banking, development banking, projects

This paper highlights that in a shift of policy, the World Bank decided to finance directly health projects in developing countries. Under its old policy, formulated in 1974, health components providing basic healt...

Commodity Currencies

Commodity Currencies »

Source: Finance & Development, March 2003

Volume/Issue: 40/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451953350

Keywords: exporting countries, exchange rate regimes, oil-exporting countries, oil prices, high trade barriers

This paper analyzes why the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has lagged in growth and globalization. Despite attempts to spur recovery and initiate structural reforms, many countries in the region remain...

The Cross-Country Incidence of the Global Crisis1

The Cross-Country Incidence of the Global Crisis1 »

Source: The Cross-Country Incidence of the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2010/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Philip Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201822

Keywords: private credit, international financial integration, output growth, current account balance, short-term debt,

We examine whether the cross-country incidence and severity of the 2008-2009 global recession is systematically related to pre-crisis macroeconomic and financial factors. We find that the pre-crisis level of develo...

On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries

On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries »

Source: On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/12

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Esteban Jadresic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451969481

Keywords: Currencies, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Currency, GCC countries, common currency, exchange rate, international monetary fund, exchange rates, monetary policy,

This paper assesses the eventual replacement of the currencies of the GCC countries with a common currency. It concludes that a properly implemented currency union may contribute to enhance economic efficiency in t...

The Effects of Fiscal Policieson the Economic Development of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

The Effects of Fiscal Policieson the Economic Development of Women in the Middle East and North Africa »

Source: The Effects of Fiscal Policieson the Economic Development of Women in the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2003/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicole Laframboise , and Tea Trumbic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875850

Keywords: government social spending, gender bias, public spending, public expenditure, female literacy, Subsidies, and Revenue, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies,

Statistics indicate that the economic and social development of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) compares unfavorably with most regions in the world. This paper assesses the influence of government...

Will the Emergence of the Euro Affect World Commodity Prices?

Will the Emergence of the Euro Affect World Commodity Prices? »

Source: Will the Emergence of the Euro Affect World Commodity Prices?

Volume/Issue: 2000/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hong Liang , and John Cuddington

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2000

ISBN: 9781451874693

Keywords: volatility, exchange rate, exchange rates, exchange rate volatility

This study provides evidence that episodes of internal stability of exchange rates among the 11 Euro countries during 1957-98 were associated with periods of lower real commodity price volatility. These stabilizing...

Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions1

Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions1 »

Source: Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions

Volume/Issue: 2013/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Saborowski , and Sebastian Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475525717

Keywords: Interest Rate Pass-Through, Monetary Policy Transmission, inflation, banking, money market, General,

We employ a structural panel VAR model with interaction terms to identify determinants of effective transmission from central bank policy rates to retail lending rates in a large country sample. The framework allow...

The Composition and Distribution of Financial Assistance From Arab Countries and Arab Regional Institutions

The Composition and Distribution of Financial Assistance From Arab Countries and Arab Regional Institutions »

Source: The Composition and Distribution of Financial Assistance From Arab Countries and Arab Regional Institutions

Volume/Issue: 1990/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1990

ISBN: 9781451961447

Keywords: opec, balance of payments, oil prices, multilateral institutions, multilateral organizations, The Composition and Distribution of Financial Assistance,

This paper examines the volume and distribution of concessional and nonconcessional financial flows from Arab countries, and aid agencies, and regional institutions to developing countries. Arab financial assistanc...

Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics

Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics »

Source: Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics : Stylized Facts and Lessons for Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Arena , Serpil Bouza , Era Dabla-Norris , Kerstin Gerling , and Lamin Njie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484356869

Keywords: macroeocnomic dynamics, low-income countries, emerging market economies, credit, booms, credit boom, banking, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, emerging market economies.,

Using a comprehensive database on bank credit, covering 135 developing countries over the period 1960-2011, we identify, document, and compare the macro-economic dynamics of credit booms across low- and middle-inco...

Compliance with the AM+L4776L/CFT International Standard

Compliance with the AM+L4776L/CFT International Standard »

Source: Compliance with the AM+L4776L/CFT International Standard : Lessons from a Cross-Country Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Concha Verdugo Yepes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462312306

Keywords: Terrorist Financing, Compliance, AML/CFT International Standard, international cooperation, terrorist, terrorism, Economics of Regulation, International Law, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper assesses countries' compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) international standard during the period 2004 to 2011. We find that overall compliance is...