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Sources of Inflation in Developing Countries1

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Source: Sources of Inflation in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Prakash Loungani , and Phillip Swagel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451860061

Keywords: exchange rate, money growth, exchange rates

This paper develops stylized facts about the inflation process in developing countries, focusing particularly on the relationship between the exchange rate regime and the sources of inflation. Using annual data fro...

How Effective is Fiscal Policy Response in Systemic Banking Crises?

How Effective is Fiscal Policy Response in Systemic Banking Crises? »

Source: How Effective is Fiscal Policy Response in Systemic Banking Crises?

Volume/Issue: 2009/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Carlos Mulas-Granados , and Emanuele Baldacci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451873078

Keywords: banking, banking crises, tax revenue, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General,

This paper studies the effects of fiscal policy response in 118 episodes of systemic banking crisis in advanced and emerging market countries during 1980-2008. It finds that timely countercyclical fiscal measures c...

VAT, Tariffs, and Withholding

VAT, Tariffs, and Withholding »

Source: VAT, Tariffs, and Withholding : Border Taxes and Informality in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867381

Keywords: vat, formal sector, tax revenue, tax design, tax reform

This paper explores the implications of a distinctive feature of the value added tax (VAT) that is stressed by practitioners but essentially ignored by theorists: that it functions, in part, as a tax on the purchas...

How Costly Are Debt Crises?

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Source: How Costly Are Debt Crises?

Volume/Issue: 2011/280

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463926618

Keywords: output losses, debt crises, sovereign defaults, debt crisis, currency crises, crisis episodes, currency crisis

The aim of this paper is to assess the short- and medium-term impact of debt crises on GDP. Using an unbalanced panel of 154 countries from 1970 to 2008, the paper shows that debt crises produce significant and lon...

An Empirical Reassessment of the Relationship Between Finance and Growth

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Source: An Empirical Reassessment of the Relationship Between Finance and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2003/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Favara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451854633

Keywords: Financial development, panel methods, equation, statistics, gdp per capita, correlation, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper reexamines the empirical relationship between financial development and economic growth. It presents evidence based on cross-section and panel data using an updated dataset, a variety of econometric meth...