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Country insurance : the role of domestic policies

Author: Torbjörn Becker; International Monetary Fund.
Publisher: Washington, DC : International Monetary Fund, 2007.
Series: Occasional paper (International Monetary Fund), no. 254.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Countries face a range of shocks that can contribute to higher volatility in aggregate output and, in extreme cases, to economic crises. The presence of such risks underlies a potential demand for mechanism to soften the blow from adverse economic shocks. Such a protective infrastructure is referred to in this paper as "country insurance." Protective measures that countries can take themselves ("self-insurance")  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Country insurance.
Washington, DC : International Monetary Fund, 2007
(DLC) 2007297568
(OCoLC)123424281
Material Type: Document, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Torbjörn Becker; International Monetary Fund.
ISBN: 1451973977 9781451973976 9781451990553 1451990553
OCLC Number: 646886071
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (v, 36 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Insurance against what? : shocks and their costs --
Sound fundamentals and liability structures --
Self-insurance through international reserves --
Conclusion --
Appendex I. Data sources and definitions --
Appendix II. Behavior of different types of financial flow --
Appendix III. A model of optimal reserves.
Series Title: Occasional paper (International Monetary Fund), no. 254.
Responsibility: Torbjörn Becker [and others].

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What are the most damaging external shocks for countries at different stages of development? What can countries do to protect themselves against such disturbances? This book examines "self-insurance"  Read more...

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