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Works: 505 works in 1,546 publications in 2 languages and 47,764 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
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Classifications: HG230.3, 339.5
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Current legal issues affecting central banks by Robert C Effros( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 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
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 )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 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
Approaches to exchange rate policy : choices for developing and transition economies by Richard C Barth( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 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
Financial programming and policy : the case of Hungary by IMF Institute( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 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 by IMF Institute( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 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 policy workshops : the case of Kenya by International Monetary Fund( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 176 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 )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 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 IMF Institute( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 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 accounting and analysis in transition economies by Abdessatar Ouanes( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 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( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 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 by John Karlik( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 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( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 129 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
Beyond the curse : policies to harness the power of natural resources by Amadou N. R Sy( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 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 )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 15 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 )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 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
Sovereign insurance and program design : what is optimal for the sovereign? by Miguel Messmacher( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The design of the optimal sovereign insurance contract is analyzed when: the sovereign chooses the contract; effort is not contractible; shocks are of uncertain magnitude; the sovereign can save; and the sovereign can default. Under these conditions: i) an ex ante premium leads to higher coverage; ii) the premium increases with the sovereign's incentive to take risks; iii) a deductible is chosen to limit moral hazard; iv) the deductible-to-support ratio is decreasing with the size of the realized shock; and v) the change in the choice of savings when insurance is available is ambiguous, as there is a trade-off between inducing higher effort and increasing the likelihood of default
Banking on the principles compliance with basel core principles and bank soundness by Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
This paper studies whether compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (BCPs) improves bank soundness. The authors find a significant and positive relationship between bank soundness (measured with Moody's financial strength ratings) and compliance with principles related to information provision. Specifically, countries that require banks to regularly and accurately report their financial data to regulators and market participants have sounder banks. This relationship is robust to controlling for broad indexes of institutional quality, macroeconomic variables, sovereign ratings, and reverse causality. Measuring soundness through Z-scores yields similar results. These findings emphasize the importance of transparency in making supervisory processes effective and strengthening market discipline. Countries aiming to upgrade banking regulation and supervision should consider giving priority to information provision over other elements of the core principles
Beware of emigrants bearing gifts : optimal fiscal and monetary policy in the presence of remittances by Ralph Chami( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 13 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
FEER for the CFA Franc by Y Abdih( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 10 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
Current legal issues affecting central banks. by Robert C Effros( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library 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
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