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International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
March 2004
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IMF Working Papers ($15.00)

04/11: “Banking Competition, Risk, and Regulation,” Wilko Bolt and Alexander F. Tieman

04/12: “The Late 1990s Financial Crisis in Ecuador: Institutional Weaknesses, Fiscal Rigidities, and Financial Dollarization at Work,” Luis I. Jacome H.

04/13: “How Private Creditors Fared in Emerging Debt Markets, 1970-2000” Christoph A. Klingen, Beatrice S.Weder, and Jeromin Zettelmeyer

04/14: “Exchange Rate Pass-Through in the Euro Area: The Role of Asymmetric Pricing Behavior,” Hamid Faruqee

04/15: “What Are the Channels Through Which External Debt Affects Growth?” Catherine A. Pattillo, Helene K.Poirson, and Luca A. Ricci

04/16: “Foreign Exchange Market Volatility in EU Accession Countries in the Run-Up to Euro Adoption: Weathering Uncharted Waters,” Adam Kobor and Istvan P. Szekely

04/17: “Interest Rate Volatility and Risk in Indian Banking,” Ila Patnaik and Ajay Shah

04/18: “China: Sources of Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations,” Tao Wang

04/19: “Six Puzzles in Electronic Money and Banking,” Connel Fullenkamp and Saleh M. Nsouli

04/20: “Does Spousal Labor Smooth Fluctuations in Husbands’ Earnings? The Role of Liquidity Constraints,” Mercedes Garcia-Escribano

04/21: “Inflation Targeting and Exchange Rate Rules in an Open Economy,” Eric Parrado

04/22: “Armington Elasticities in Intermediate Inputs Trade: A Problem in Using Multilateral Trade Data,” Mika Saito

04/23: “Trade Patterns Among Industrial Countries: Their Relationship to Technology Differences and Capital Mobility,” Mika Saito

04/24: “Monetary Magic? How the Fed Improved the Flexibility of the U.S. Economy,” Tamim A. Bayoumi and Silvia Sgherri

04/25: “Rational Speculation, Financial Crises, and Optimal Policy Responses,” Jay Surti

04/26: “How Much Do Trading Partners Matter for Economic Growth?” Vivek B. Arora and Athanasios Vamvakidis

04/27: “Equity Prices, Credit Default Swaps, and Bond Spreads in Emerging Markets,” Jorge Chan-Lau and Yoon S. Kim

04/28: “Trade Liberalization and Firm Productivity: The Case of India,” Petia Topalova

IMF Country Reports ($15.00)

(Country name represents an Article IV consultation)

03/402: Cape Verde: Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the PRGF and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria

04/1: Thailand: Selected Issues

04/2: Czech Republic

04/3: Czech Republic: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

04/4: Czech Republic: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes—Banking Supervision—Update

04/5: Bolivia: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Applicability and Modification of Performance Criteria

04/6: Dominica: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Cancellation of Stand-By Arrangement, and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the PRGF

04/7: Dominica: Interim PRSP

04/8: Dominica: Joint Staff Assessment of the Interim PRSP

04/9: Azerbaijan Republic: Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the PRGF

04/10: Mali: Selected Issues and Statistical Annex

04/11: Mali

04/12: Niger: Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the PRGF, and Requests for Modification of Performance Criterion and Extension of Arrangement

04/13: Nicaragua: PRSP Second Progress Report

04/14: Burundi: Interim PRSP Report

04/15: Colombia: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria

04/16: Kyrgyz Republic: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the PRGF and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion

04/17: Republic of Tajikistan: Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the PRGF, and Request for a Waiver of Performance Criterion

Per Jacobsson Lecture Series

The Arab World: Performance and Prospects, Abdlatif Yousef Al-Hamad

PRGF=Poverty Reduction and Growth FacilityPRSP=Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

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