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Exchange Rate Arrangements and Currency Convertibility
			: Developments and Issues

Exchange Rate Arrangements and Currency Convertibility : Developments and Issues »

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): R. Johnston , and Mark Swinburne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757951.083

ISBN: 9781557757951

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, interbank market

This study reviews the developments and issues in the exchange arrangements and currency convertibility of IMF members. The principal information source for this report is the Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements...

IEO Evaluation Report on the IMF's Approach to Capital Account Liberalization 2005

IEO Evaluation Report on the IMF's Approach to Capital Account Liberalization 2005 »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064157.017

ISBN: 9781589064157

Keywords: capital account liberalization, capital account, capital inflows, capital controls, capital flows

Drawing on evidence from a sample of emerging market economies over the period 1990-2004, this evaluation report reviews the IMF's approach to capital account liberalization and related issues. The evaluation seeks...

Demutualization of Securities Exchanges
			: A Regulatory Perspective

Demutualization of Securities Exchanges : A Regulatory Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2002/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jennifer Elliott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854183.001

ISBN: 9781451854183

Keywords: securities regulation, regulation, stock exchange, capital markets, standards, securities exchange, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Corporation and Securities Law,

Demutualization is a term used to describe the transition of a securities exchange from a mutual association of exchange members operating on a not-for-profit basis to a limited liability, for-profit company accoun...

External Balance in Low Income Countries

External Balance in Low Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2009/221

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lone Engbo Christiansen , Alessandro Prati , Luca Ricci , and Thierry Tressel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873689.001

ISBN: 9781451873689

Keywords: real exchange rate, net foreign assets, exchange rate, capital account liberalization, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper offers a coherent empirical analysis of the determinants of the real exchange rate, the current account, and the net foreign assets position in low income countries. The paper focuses on indicators speci...

Food Prices and Political Instability

Food Prices and Political Instability »

Volume/Issue: 2011/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Markus Bruckner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455221066.001

ISBN: 9781455221066

Keywords: Conflict, Political Institutions, food price, food production, food insecurity, food consumption, Economic Systems: General, General,

We examine the effects that variations in the international food prices have on democracy and intra-state conflict using panel data for over 120 countries during the period 1970-2007. Our main finding is that in Lo...

Are Emerging Market Countries Learning to Float?

Are Emerging Market Countries Learning to Float? »

Volume/Issue: 2005/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861174.001

ISBN: 9781451861174

Keywords: Learning to float, monetary and financial policy frameworks, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, flexible exchange rate, flexible exchange rate regimes, financial liberalization, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

The paper finds that exchange rate flexibility in emerging market countries has increased over the past decade. This "learning to float" appears to have involved a strengthening of monetary and financial policy fra...

Optimal Price Indices for Targeting Inflation Under Incomplete Markets

Optimal Price Indices for Targeting Inflation Under Incomplete Markets »

Volume/Issue: 2010/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rahul Anand , and Eswar Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455205301.001

ISBN: 9781455205301

Keywords: Monetary Policy Framework, Core Inflation, Headline Inflation, Financial Frictions, Liquidity Constraints, aggregate demand, central bank,

In models with complete markets, targeting core inflation enables monetary policy to maximize welfare by replicating the flexible price equilibrium. We develop a two-sector two-good new-Keynesian model to study the...

The Quality Effect
			: Does Financial Liberalization Improve the Allocation of Capital?

The Quality Effect : Does Financial Liberalization Improve the Allocation of Capital? »

Volume/Issue: 2004/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdul Abiad , Nienke Oomes , and Kenichi Ueda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451853636.001

ISBN: 9781451853636

Keywords: Tobin&;amp;#x2019;s Q, financial liberalization, allocative efficiency, inequality, stock market, financial deepening, stock market turnover, stock market capitalization, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

The study documents evidence of a "quality effect" of financial liberalization on allocative efficiency, which is measured by the dispersion in Tobin's Q across firms. Based on a simple model, the authors predict t...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Asia Pacific
			: Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Asia Pacific : Good Times, Uncertain Times: A Time to Prepare »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339886.086

ISBN: 9781484339886

Asia is expected to grow by about 51/2 percent this year, accounting for nearly two-thirds of global growth, and the region remains the world's most dynamic by a considerable margin. But despite the strong outlook,...