Staff Papers draws on IMF Working Papers, which are research studies by members of the Fund’s, staff. A list of Working Papers issued in 1996:3 follows.


Staff Papers draws on IMF Working Papers, which are research studies by members of the Fund’s, staff. A list of Working Papers issued in 1996:3 follows.

“FEERs and Uncertainty: Confidence Intervals for the Fundamental Equilibrium Exchange Rate of the Canadian Dollar.” by Charles Kramer 196/68]

“Does the Gap Model Work in Asia?” by David T. Coe and C. John McDermott [96/69]

“Fiscal Adjustment in OECD Countries: Composition and Macroeconomic Effects,” by Alberto Alesina and Roberto Perotti [96/70]

“Recent Trade Policies and an Approach to Further Reform in the Baltics. Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union.” by Michael Leidy and Ali Ibrahim [96/71]

“The Effects of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) on National Fiscal Sustainability,” by Francesco P. Mongelli [96/72]

“The Case for Accrual Recording in the IMF’s Government Finance Statistics System,” by Don Efford [96/73]

“Pension Reform in Belgium,” by Etienne de Callatay and Bart Turtelboom [96/74]

“Why is China Growing So Fast?” by Zuliu Hu and Mohsin S. Khan [96/751

“Generational Accounts, Aggregate Savings, and Intergenerational Distribution,” by Willem U Buiter [96/76]

“The Role of Labor Market Rigidities During the Transition: Lessons from Poland,” by Thierry Pujol [96/77]

“Budget Processes and Commitment to Fiscal Discipline,” by Jurgen von Hagen and Ian Harden [96/78]

“The Efficiency of VAT Implementation: A Comparative Study of Central and Eastern European Countries in Transition,” by William Jack [96/79]

“Déjà Vu All Over Again? The Mexican Crisis and the Stabilization of Uruguay in the 1970s,” by Mario I. Blejer and Graciana del Castillo [96/80]

“Currency Unions, Economic Fluctuations, and Adjustment: Some New Empirical Evidence,” by Tamim Bayoumi and Eswar Prasad [96/81]

“Volatility of Oil Prices,” by Peter Wickham [96/82]

“Deposit Insurance: Obtaining the Benefits and Avoiding the Pitfalls,” by Gillian Garcia [96/83]

“Policy Towards Commodity Shocks in Developing Countries,” by Paul Collier and Jan Willem Gunning [96/84]

“Are Australia’s Current Account Deficits Excessive?” by Paul Cashin and C. John McDermott 196/851

“Capital Flows in a Transitional Economy and the Sterilization Dilemma: The Hungarian Case,” by Pierre L. Siklos [96/86]

“U.S. Private Saving and the Tax Treatment of IRA/401(k)s: A Re-examination Using Household Survey Data,” by Alun Thomas and Christopher Towe [96/87]

“Macroeconomic Conditions and Pressures for Protection Under Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws: Empirical Evidence from the United States,” by Michael Leidy [96/88]

“How Accurate are the IMF’s Short-Term Forecasts? Another Examination of the World Economic Outlook,” by Michael Artis [96/89]

“Stock-Market Equilibrium and the Dividend Yield,” by Charles Kramer [96/90]

“Unemployment in Greece: A Survey of the Issues,” by Dimitri G. Demekas and Zenon G. Kontolemis [96/91]

“Regional Growth in Mexico: 1970–93.” by V. Hugo Juan-Ramon and Luis A. Rivera-Batiz [96/92]

“Policy Complementarities: The Case for Fundamental Labor Market Reform,” by David T. Coe and Dennis J. Snower [96/93]

“Pension Reform, Financial Market Development, and Economic Growth: Preliminary Evidence from Chile,” by Robert Holzmann [96/94]

“Currency Speculation and the Optimum Control of Bank Lending in Singapore Dollar: A Case for Partial Liberalization,” by Kenneth S. Chan and Kee-Jin Ngiam [96/95]

“The Social Safety Net in Albania,” by Natasha Koliadina [96/96]

“Income Distribution and Macroeconomic Performance in the United States,” by Jeffrey Cole and Christopher Towe [96/97]

“The Effects of Corruption on Growth, Investment, and Government Expenditure,” by Paolo Maura [96/98]

“Gender Bias in Tax Systems,” by Janet G. Stotsky [96/99]

“The Feldstein-Horioka Test of International Capital Mobility: Is It Feasible?” by W.Jos Jansen [96/100]

“Privatization and Restructuring: An Incomplete-Contract Approach,” by Dieter Bös [96/101]

“Erosion of Expenditure Management System: An Unintended Consequence of Donor Approaches,” by A. Premchand [96/102]

“Improving the Efficiency of the U.S. CPI,” by Paul A. Armknecht [96/103]

“Noise Traders and Herding Behavior,” by Lee S. Redding [96/104]

“Investment in Inflationary Economics,” by Eduardo Levy Yeyati [96/105]

“A Robust and Efficient Method for Solving Nonlinear Rational Expectations Models,” by Michel Jillard and Douglas Laxton [96/106]

“Domestic, Foreign, or Common Shocks?” by Stefania Fabrizio and J. Humberto Lopez [96/107]

“Monetary Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: Lessons After Half a Decade of Transition,” by David K.H. Begg [96/108]