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Works: 501 works in 1,426 publications in 2 languages and 35,399 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HG230.3, 339.5
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Most widely held works by IMF Institute
Current legal issues affecting central banks by Robert C Effros( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first volume in a new series for attorneys, economists, financial managers and the general public is based on biennial IMF seminars held for central bank general counsels. Among the topics analyzed by international banking and legal experts are jurisprudence concerning the IMF's Article of Agreement; the debt crisis; investment dispute settlement; banking regulation, deregulation, supervision and secrecy; electronic fund transfers (EFT); the Basle Concordat; sovereign immunity of central banks; and Islamic banking. Volume 2, edited by Robert C. Effros, contains the collected views of banking and legal expers, gathered at the second IMF-sponsored seminar of central banks general counsels. Matters of both international and domestic concern are addressed. The contributors analyze topics ranging from concepts of international monetary law to aspects of the debt crisis and the role of the international financial institutions; banking development in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and elsewhere; developments in the payments systems; and measures to counter money laundering
Approaches to exchange rate policy : choices for developing and transition economies by Seminar on exchange rate policies in developing and transition( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sections in this volume include presentations on specific topics, followed by commentaries and discussion, and proceed from theoretical issues to actual country experiences. The papers are the best evidence of the variety of topics discussed in the seminar and the diversity of views expressed there. In the final session, however there was general agreement with two principles spelled out, namely (1) that it is impossible to maintain an exchange rate policy independent of other key elements of economic policy, in particular monetary policy, but also fiscal and trade policies; and (2) that "one size does not fit all," because exchange rate policy mus take into account not only the nature of the country's economy, but also any existing constraint on domestic economic policy
Frameworks for monetary stability : policy issues and country experiences : papers presented at the sixth seminar on central banking, Washington, D.C., March 1-10, 1994 by Central Banking Seminar( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a contribution to the mandate on how monetary policy, and more generally central bank policies, should be managed when the monetary authorities endeavor to achieve and maintain monetary stability
Financial programming and policy : the case of Hungary( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period covered extends through 1990. Since then, Hungary's political and economic situation has undergone marked changes, an account of which can be found in various issues of the National Bank of Hungary's Quarterly Review. The data used i9n the study have generally been taken from official sources but, in a few instances, the presentation has been modified for expositional purposes. In addition, it has not been possible to include revisions to official data that have been made since the completion of the study
Macroeconomic adjustment : policy instruments and issues( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this context Fund-supported adjustment programs seek to restore economic growth, while bringing about a balance of payuments position that is sustainable in the medium term. Achievement of these objectives requires coordinated use of a variety of policy measures. These include: (a) demand management policies, particularly monetary and fiscal measures; (b) exchange rate policies; (c) external debt management policies; and (d) structural policies affecting capacity utilization and productive potential
Financial policy workshops : the case of Kenya by IMF Institute( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a series of workshops on Kenya that are used as a case study in the IMF Institute's course on Financial Analysis and Policy for officials of the Fund's member countries. They represent a practical application of economic concepts and theories
Macroeconomic management : programs and policies by Mohsin S Khan( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macroeconomic Management: Programs and Policies edited by Mohsin S. Khan, Saleh M. Nsouli, and Chorng-Huey Wong. 2002. x + 346 pp. ISBN 1-58906-094-6 Since its founding in 1964, the IMF Institute has provided macroeconomic management training to over 20,000 officials from almost all of the International Monetary Fund's 183 member countries-more than 13,000 at IMF headquarters in Washington, and about 8,000 overseas. This volume, edited by Mohsin S. Khan, Saleh M. Nsouli, and Chorng-Huey Wong-respectively Director, Deputy Director, and Senior Advisor in the IMF Institute-compiles some of the analysis that the Institute uses in its macroeconomic training to address key questions that policymakers face in managing their national economies. The chapters, by IMF staff and external economists, cover salient topics in monetary, fiscal, and exchange rate management and show that there are no definitive prescriptions for effective economic policymaking, but rather a range of options, and that any course of policy action has explicit pros and cons
Trade policy issues by Seminar on trade policy issues( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 14 chapters in this volume are either papers presented or remarks made at a seminar on "Trade Policy Issues," organized by the Fund's Policy Development and Review Department and the IMF Institute and held in Washington on March 6-10, 1995. The seminar covered a wide range of topics such as the design and implementation of trade reform; trade liberalization issues in industrial and transition economies; regional trading arrangements; the results of the Uruguay Round; institutional matters related to the World Trade Organization (WTO); and the post-Uruguay Round agenda
External debt and capital flight in Sub-Saharan Africa by Simeon Ibidayo Ajayi( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic problems afflicting Africa in general are many and varied. Among these, the twin problems of mounting external debt and large-scale capital flight have been at the forefront since at least the 1980s. The papers in this volume analyze these problems for a selected group of sub-Saharan African countries. All the studies were sponsored by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) in the period 1989-97. The various analyses of the different countries are brought together here to highlight common themes, and to compare and contrast the experiences of different countries. The issues raised in these papers still remain relevant to the countries today, and indeed apply to many other African countries as well
Macroeconomic accounting and analysis in transition economies by Abdessatar Ouanes( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, by Abdessatar Ouanes and Subhash Thakur presents the principal elements of macroeconomic accounting and analysis for the real, fiscal, monetary, and external sectors of a transition economy, using Poland as a case study. Background information, exercises, and issues for discussion are also provided
Financial programming and policy : the case of Turkey by Richard C Barth( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of financial programming is a central element in the design of IMF-supported macroeconomic adjustment programs. This volume, edited by Richard Barth and William Hemphill, includes contributions from staff members of the IMF institute and introduces the reader to the concepts and tools of analysis needed to formulate a financial program. The book presents a series of workshops that explain the accounting identities, behavioral relationships, and forecasting techniques that underlie the constuction of a financial program. The workshops use the case of Turkey to illustrate the techniques
Financial programming and policy : the case of Sri Lanka by John Karlik( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The data used in the workshops have been drawn from official sources and the IMF's data banks such as International Financial Statistics; in some instances, the presentation has been adapted to facilitate exposition
Beyond the curse : policies to harness the power of natural resources by Amadou N. R Sy( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countries with an abundance of natural resources, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, often show a record of relatively poor economic performance compared with non-resource-rich countries. The chapters in this volume explore the potential challenges to countries with abundant natural resources and ways to manage these challenges so as to reap the benefits of resource wealth while avoiding the pitfalls. The book is divided into five sections, which explore commodity markets and the macroeconomy, economic diversification and the role of finance, fiscal policy, exchange rates and financial stability, and governance. The ideas in this book were first presented at a seminar in November 2010 that was aimed primarily at policymakers in sub-Saharan Africa and brought together ministers, central bank governors, other senior policymakers, and well-known academics
Foreign aid policy and sources of poverty : a quantitative framework by Alex Mourmouras( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The econometric literature has been unable to establish a robust association between foreign aid and growth and poverty reduction. In this paper we argue that aid effectiveness must be assessed using methods that go beyond cross-country regressions. We calibrate a dynamic general equilibrium model that is capable of generating large income gaps between rich and poor countries. The model quantifies three sources of poverty: (i) lack of access to international capital, (ii) low schooling and high fertility (a poverty trap), and (iii) antigrowth domestic fiscal policy. We analyze policies designed to address each source of poverty and estimate and compare the aid cost of implementing the different policies. The policies differ dramatically in the extent and timing of their growth effects, and in the aid cost of their implementation
Financial supervisory independence and accountability : exploring the determinants by Donato Masciandaro( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We analyze recent trends in, and determinants of, financial supervisory governance. We first calculate levels of supervisory independence and accountability in 55 countries. The econometric analysis of the determinants indicates that the quality of public sector governance plays a decisive role in establishing accountability arrangements, more than independence arrangements. It also shows that decisions regarding levels of independence and accountability are not well-connected. The results also show that the likelihood of establishing adequate governance arrangements are higher when the supervisor is located outside the central bank
Probabilistic sustainability of public debt : a vector autoregression approach for Brazil, Mexico, and Turkey by Evan Tanner( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the sustainability of fiscal policy under uncertainty in three emerging market countries, Brazil, Mexico, and Turkey. For each country, we estimate a vector autoregression (VAR) that includes fiscal and macroeconomic variables. Retrospectively, a historical decomposition shows by how much debt accumulation reflects unsustainable policy, adverse shocks, or both. Prospectively, Monte Carlo techniques reveal the primary surplus that is required to keep the debt/GDP ratio from rising in all but the worst 50 percent, 25 percent, and 10 percent of circumstances. Such a value-at-risk approach presents a clearer menu of policy options than currently used frameworks
Beware of emigrants bearing gifts : optimal fiscal and monetary policy in the presence of remittances by Ralph Chami( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper uses a stochastic dynamic general equilibrium model to investigate the influence of countercyclical remittances on the conduct of fiscal and monetary policy and trace their effects on real and nominal variables in a business cycle setting. We show that remittances raise disposable income and consumption, and insure against income shocks, thereby raising household welfare. However, remittances increase the correlation between labor and output, thereby producing a more volatile business cycle and increasing output and labor market risk. Optimal monetary policy in the presence of remittances deviates from the Friedman rule, highlighting the need for independent government policy instruments
A framework for financial market development by Ralph Chami( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper proposes a framework for examining the process of financial market development. The framework, consistent with the functional view of financial system design, is anchored in studying the incentives facing the key players in financial markets-borrowers, lenders, liquidity providers, and regulators-whose actions determine whether and how markets develop. While different financial instruments embody different concessions by borrowers and lenders, the framework emphasizes the two main compromises: the tradeoffs between maturity and collateral, and between seniority and control. The framework is used to analyze the sequencing of financial market development
Current legal issues affecting central banks by Robert C Effros( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While certain chapters in this volume focus on some of these new worlds of finance, others hark bank to some of the traditional considerations associated with central banks. Can the traditional central bank deal with the explosion of worlds before it? In this introduction, attention is first directed to some basic aspects of the central bank
Current legal issues affecting central banks : [papers from a 1988 seminar for general counsels of central banks]( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is now generally accepted that a central bank has a duty to oversee the payment systems of a country. This responsibility is expressly recognized by the Maastricht Treaty, which lists among the four basic tasks of a central bank that is a member of the European System of Central Banks the promotion of the "smooth operation of payment systems." Increasingly, the responsibility is finding expression in modern central bank legislation, not only in the European Community but elsewhere as well. While the concept of payment of an obligation is fundamental in law and commercial practice, its origin is shrouded in antiquity. Nevertheless, as the millennium draws to a close, the development of new methods of making payments (each with its legal framework) is accelerating. In what follows, several major payment systems will be considered
 
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Current legal issues affecting central banks
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Approaches to exchange rate policy : choices for developing and transition economiesFrameworks for monetary stability : policy issues and country experiences : papers presented at the sixth seminar on central banking, Washington, D.C., March 1-10, 1994Financial programming and policy : the case of HungaryMacroeconomic adjustment : policy instruments and issuesMacroeconomic management : programs and policiesTrade policy issuesExternal debt and capital flight in Sub-Saharan AfricaMacroeconomic accounting and analysis in transition economies