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Source: Central African Republic : Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries: Decision Point Document

Volume/Issue: 2008/14

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451806687

Keywords: debt service, public debt

This paper presents an assessment of the Central African Republic's (C.A.R) qualifications for assistance under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative. Stronger policy implementation has helped the economic growth of the C.A...

Central African Republic

Central African Republic »

Source: Central African Republic : Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries: Completion Point Document and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

Volume/Issue: 2009/259

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451806762

Keywords: debt relief, debt service

This paper focuses on Central African Republic's (CAR) completion point under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) and debt relief under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI)....

Corruption and Military Spending

Corruption and Military Spending »

Source: Corruption and Military Spending

Volume/Issue: 2000/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451844030

Keywords: military spending, panel data, military, arms, military equipment, military procurement

Anecdotal evidence relates corruption with high levels of military spending. This paper tests empirically whether such a relationship exists. The empirical analysis is based on data from four different sources for...

Importing Inputs for Climate Change Mitigation: The Case of Agricultural Productivity

Importing Inputs for Climate Change Mitigation: The Case of Agricultural Productivity »

Source: Importing Inputs for Climate Change Mitigation: The Case of Agricultural Productivity

Volume/Issue: 2019/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Alexis Meyer-Cirkel , Akira Sasahara , and Hans Weisfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484393826

Keywords: Price indexes, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Total factor productivity, Capital stocks, Agricultural Productivity;TFP;Imported Inputs;Weather Shocks;Climate Change Mitigation;LICs.;high-income country;low share;value-added;middle-income country

This paper estimates agricultural total factor productivity (TFP) in 162 countries between 1991 and 2015 and aims to understand sources of cross-country variations in agricultural TFP levels and its growth rates. T...

A Model of Sovereign Debt in Democracies

A Model of Sovereign Debt in Democracies »

Source: A Model of Sovereign Debt in Democracies

Volume/Issue: 2008/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Alichi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451870107

Keywords: capital markets, international capital

This paper develops and empirically tests a political economy model of sovereign debt. The main incentive for repaying sovereign debt is to maintain access to international capital markets. However, in a democracy,...

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals »

Source: Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals : Purgatory…not Paradise

Volume/Issue: 2014/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Magud , and Esteban Vesperoni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781475543735

Keywords: reversals, macro-prudential, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate flexibility, flexible exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We document the behavior of macro and credit variables during episodes of capital inflows reversals in economies with different degrees of exchange rate flexibility. We find that exchange rate flexibility is associ...

Significant milestone achieved: Twenty-two poorest countries qualify for debt relief under joint IMF–World Bank HIPC Initiative

Significant milestone achieved: Twenty-two poorest countries qualify for debt relief under joint IMF–World Bank HIPC Initiative »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 01

Volume/Issue: 30/1

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451937756

Keywords: debt relief, debt, hipc initiative, foreign debt

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...

External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries: An Update

External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries: An Update »

Source: External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries : An Update

Volume/Issue: 2009/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jie Yang , and Dan Nyberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451872750

Keywords: External Debt Sustainability, HIPCs, Low-Income Countries, debt sustainability, external debt, debt relief,

Despite substantial debt relief to HIPC Initiative completion point countries, long-term debt sustainability remains a challenge. This paper examines a number of structural factors affecting external debt sustainab...

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...

Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries and the HIPC Initiative

Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries and the HIPC Initiative »

Source: Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries and the HIPC Initiative

Volume/Issue: 1997/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kamau Thugge , and Anthony Boote

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1997

ISBN: 9781451844108

Keywords: External Debt, Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative, stock-of-debt operation, debt reduction, debt relief, present value

The paper describes the debt burden of low-income countries and the traditional mechanisms that have been implemented by the international community to alleviate this burden. While these mechanisms are sufficient t...