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Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System

Redesigning the Contours of the Future Financial System »

Volume/Issue: 2010/10

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Laura Kodres , and Aditya Narain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462388882.004

ISBN: 9781462388882

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banks, Financial instruments, Financial institutions, Risk management, Multilateral surveillance, Nonbank financial sector, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Fund role, Crises

This paper explores the private- and public-sector responses to the crisis and some of the probable outcomes. Aside from improved supervision of individual institutions, greater emphasis needs to be put on financia...

The Challenge of Enforcement in Securities Markets
			: Mission Impossible?

The Challenge of Enforcement in Securities Markets : Mission Impossible? »

Volume/Issue: 2009/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ana Carvajal , and Jennifer Elliott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873153.001

ISBN: 9781451873153

Keywords: court, securities regulation, court order, securities regulators, courts, Enforcement,

Weaknesses in the enforcement of regulation have been targeted by the G-20 as a priority concern for reform. But enforcement efforts in securities markets have proven difficult and uneven. The recent scandal in the...

International Reserves-Too Much of a Zipf's Thing

International Reserves-Too Much of a Zipf's Thing »

Volume/Issue: 2008/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariusz Sumlinski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868739.001

ISBN: 9781451868739

Keywords: Gibrat&;amp;#x2019;s law, Zipf&;amp;#x2019;s law, statistics, samples, reserve holdings, reserve accumulation

Concentrated distribution of international reserves is puzzling. I show that the growth rates of international reserves bear only a very weak relationship to their initial stocks (scaled by GDP or in absolute terms...

Promoting Fiscal Discipline

Promoting Fiscal Discipline »

Series: Books

Author(s): Manmohan Kumar , and Teresa Ter-Minassian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 October 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066090.071

ISBN: 9781589066090

Keywords: fiscal policy, expenditure, fiscal performance, fiscal rules, fiscal discipline

Fiscal discipline is essential to improve and sustain economic performance, maintain macroeconomic stability, and reduce vulnerabilities. Discipline is especially important if countries, industrial as well as devel...

Guidelines for Public Debt Management
			: Accompanying Document and Selected Case Studies

Guidelines for Public Debt Management : Accompanying Document and Selected Case Studies »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061941.069

ISBN: 9781589061941

Keywords: debt, external debt, interest

This accompanying document to the Guidelines for Public Debt Management, which the IMF and the World Bank co-published in 2001, contains sample case studies that illustrate how a range of countries from around the...

Stock Returns and Output Growth in Emerging and Advanced Economies

Stock Returns and Output Growth in Emerging and Advanced Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2000/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851274.001

ISBN: 9781451851274

Keywords: Leading indicators, emerging markets, stock returns, stock market, correlation, stock price, statistics

This paper studies the correlation between output growth and lagged stock returns in a panel of emerging market economies and advanced economies. It finds that the correlation is as strong in emerging market econom...

Mauritius
			: Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues

Mauritius : Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 1997/30

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451827699.002

ISBN: 9781451827699

Keywords: taxes, pension, interest, pensions, debt

This Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues paper on Mauritius highlights that the real GDP growth for the country during 1993/94-1995/96 averaged about 4.1 percent, compared with 6.0 percent for the prec...

The Macroeconomic Effects of Counterpart Funds and the Underlying Foreign Aid

The Macroeconomic Effects of Counterpart Funds and the Underlying Foreign Aid »

Volume/Issue: 1992/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Mulder

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846591.001

ISBN: 9781451846591

Keywords: money supply, foreign currency, inflation, money demand, monetary fund

Counterpart funds generated through foreign currency or commodity aid have again become an issue of interest, in view of the substantial buildup of these funds. Contrary to the usual approach a model is developed i...

Membership and Nonmembership in the International Monetary Fund

Membership and Nonmembership in the International Monetary Fund »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 1985

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455215935.071

ISBN: 9781455215935

Keywords: gold, territories, international law, international organizations, central bank

IMF economists work closely with member countries on a variety of issues. Their unique perspective on country experiences and best practices on global macroeconomic issues are often shared in the form of books on d...

The Monetary Approach to the Balance of Payments
			: A Collection of Research Papers by Members of the Staff of the International Monetary Fund

The Monetary Approach to the Balance of Payments : A Collection of Research Papers by Members of the Staff of the International Monetary Fund »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1977

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752772.071

ISBN: 9781557752772

Keywords: money supply, domestic credit, credit expansion, capital movements, demand for money

This volume brings together several of the most important research papers on the monetary approach to the balance of payments prepared by IMF staff members. The 11 papers record, the contribution made by the IMF's...