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Works: 526 works in 1,431 publications in 2 languages and 25,790 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Classifications: K1070, 339.5
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Current legal issues affecting central banks by Robert C Effros( file )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 870 libraries worldwide
Volume II, 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
Beyond the curse policies to harness the power of natural resources by Amadou N. R Sy( file )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 786 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
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 Seminar on Central Banking( file )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
This book, edited by Tomás J.T. Baliño and Carlo Cottarelli, addresses some of the strategic issues faced by policymakers in the choice of a monetary regime. Following an overview of some of these issues, the book considers the various theoretical or practical frameworks for the implementation of monetary policy. It then focuses on how monetary policy should be implemented
Approaches to exchange rate policy choices for developing and transition economies by Seminar on Exchange Rate Policies in Developing and Transition Economies( file )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
External sector policies and exchange rate policy are central to a country's economic performance and to the IMF's surveillance functions. The papers in this book, edited by Richard Barth and Chorng-Huey Wong, were presented at a seminar on Exchange Rate Policy in Developing and Transition Economies held by the IMF Institute. They analyze choices of exchange rate regimes, issues affecting management of exchange regimes, and specific types of regimes, including case studies from the former Soviet Union, Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Macroeconomic adjustment policy instruments and issues by Jeffrey M Davis( file )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
This book which has been used in selected IMF Institute courses, provide an introductory review of some of the policy issues in each of these areas. In particular, successive chapters review issues relating to monetary, fiscal, exhcnage rate, trade, external debt, and supply-oriented policies
Financial programming and policy the case of Hungary by Karen Swiderski( file )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Case studies of selected countries have traditionally played an important role in the financial programmming courses offered by the IMF Institute. The basic aim of these courses has been to familiarize participants with the issues that arise in formulating a consistent set of macroeconomic policies. Against the background of a rapidly changing situation in Eastern Europe and in the republics to better address the specific needs of countries in transition from centrally-planned to market economies
Trade policy issues by Shailendra J Anjaria( file )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 717 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
Macroeconomic management programs and policies by Mohsin S Khan( file )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 705 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
Financial policy workshops the case of Kenya by International Monetary Fund( file )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 701 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 accounting and analysis in transition economies by Abdessatar Ouanes( file )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 680 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
External debt and capital flight in Sub-Saharan Africa by Simeon Ibidayo Ajayi( file )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 674 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
Financial programming and policy the case of Sri Lanka ( file )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
The volume contains a series of workshops designed to introduce readers to the process of formulating a hypothetical macroeconomic and structural adjustment program, which is a central element in the financial programmiing courses offered by the IMF Institute. In addition to elaborating key concepts for the four major sectoral accounts, the workshops are designed to help readers develop step-by-step a reference scenario for Sri Lanka based on the assumption that policies will remain unchanged during the selected program year of 1991. Based on the diagnosis of financial and structural imbalances that emerge from the reference scenario, readers can then elaborate a program scenario for 1991 and the medium term, focusing principally on the macroeconomic aspects of a financial program, but also identifying the main elements of structural reform
Financial programming and policy the case of Turkey by Richard C Barth( file )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
El volumen contiene una serie de talleres disenados para introducir a los lectores a un proceso de formulacion de un programa de ajuste macroeconomico. Presenta conceptos macroeconomicos y de contabilidad necesitados para desarrollar paso por paso un escenario de referencia para la economia turca
Current legal issues affecting central banks by Robert C Effros( file )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 565 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 by Robert C Effros( file )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 561 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
External debt management by Hassanali Mehran( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Foreign aid policy and sources of poverty a quantitative framework by Alex Mourmouras( file )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 194 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
Volatility of development aid from the frying pan into the fire? by Aleš Bulíř( file )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
The positive impact of foreign aid is limited by the erratic behavior of aid flows. The introduction in 1999 of various initiatives anchored in Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) which were aimed at strengthening coordination among donors, improving the design of financial support programs, and improving domestic records of policy implementation should have led to an improvement in the time series properties of aid flows. We find no evidence of any fundamental changes in the way aid has been delivered in the past five years. If anything, aid volatility has worsened somewhat and the information value of long-term lending commitments has declined. We take these results to mean that the main causes of the volatility and unpredictability of aid, and the broader issue of macroeconomic instability in low-income countries, have not been addressed in a systematic manner by the donor community
FEER for the CFA Franc by Y Abdih( file )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
We apply the fundamentals equilibrium exchange rate (FEER) approach and the Johansen cointegration methodology to investigate the behavior of the real effective exchange rates of the two monetary unions of the CFA franc zone (CEMAC and WAEMU) vis-à-vis their long-run equilibrium paths. For both CEMAC and WAEMU, our results indicate that: (i) the fundamentals account for most of the fluctuation of the real effective exchange rates, with increases in the terms of trade, government consumption, and productivity improvements causing the exchange rate to appreciate, and increases in investment and openness leading to a depreciation; (ii) at end-2005 both the CEMAC and WAEMU real effective exchange rates were broadly in line with their long-run equilibrium values; and (iii) following a shock, reversion to equilibrium is twice as fast in WAEMU than in CEMAC
Beware of emigrants bearing gifts optimal fiscal and monetary policy in the presence of remittances by Ralph Chami( file )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 192 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
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