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World Economic Outlook, April 2014 : Recovery Strengthens, Remains Uneven

Release Date: April, 2014

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Global activity has broadly strengthened and is expected to improve further in 2014–15, according to the April 2014 WEO, with much of the impetus for growth coming from advanced economies. Although more...



The General Data Dissemination System : Guide for Participants and Users

Release Date: December, 2013

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This guide explains the nature and objectives of the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), describes its operation, and provides practical guidance to IMF member countries on participation in the more...



The Special Data Dissemination Standard: Guide for Subscribers and Users

Release Date: December, 2013

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched the data standards initiatives to enhance member countries’ data transparency and to promote their development of sound statistical systems. The need more...



Per Jacobsson Lecture: Chinas Monetary Policy Since the Turn of the Century

Release Date: November, 2013

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Over the past dozen years or so, China has faced major challenges in the conduct of monetary policy. In responding to these challenges, China’s monetary policy has successfully maintained stability more...



Making Monetary Policy More Effective: The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author/Editor: Felix Fischer, Charlotte J Lundgren, Samir Jahjah.

Release Date: November, 2013

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The paper looks at the challenges of conducting monetary policy in a context of high dollarization of the banking system and weak institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The empirical more...



International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2013 : Promoting a More Secure and Stable Global Economy

Release Date: October, 2013

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The IMF's 2013 Annual Report chronicles the response of the institution's Executive Board and staff to the global financial crisis and other events during financial year 2013, which covers the period more...



The Great Recession and the Inflation Puzzle

Author/Editor: Troy Matheson, Emil Stavrev.

Release Date: May, 2013

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Notwithstanding persistently-high unemployment following the Great Recession, inflation in the United States has been remarkably stable. We find that a traditional Phillips curve describes the more...



Hitchhiker's Guide to Inflation in Libya

Author/Editor: Serhan Cevik, Katerina Teksoz.

Release Date: March, 2013

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This paper presents an empirical investigation of inflation dynamics in Libya over the period 1964–2010, using cointegration and error correction models. While inflation inertia is found to be a more...



Exchange Rate Liberalization in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries Successes, Failures, and Lessons

Author/Editor: Nils yvind Mhle, Haimanot Teferra, Armine Khachatryan.

Release Date: January, 2013

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Many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries liberalized their economies in the 1980s and early 1990s. This paper reviews the foreign exchange regime reforms in selected SSA, and their associated more...



World Economic Outlook, October 2012 : Coping with High Debt and Sluggish Growth

Release Date: October, 2012

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The October 2012 World Economic Outlook (WEO) assesses the prospects for the global recovery in light of such risks as the ongoing euro area crisis and the fiscal cliff facing U.S. policymakers. more...



Inflation Responses to Commodity Price Shocks : How and Why Do Countries Differ?

Author/Editor: R. Gelos, Yulia Ustyugova.

Release Date: September, 2012

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This paper relates the inflationary impact of commodity price shocks across countries to a broad range of structural characteristics and policy frameworks over the period 2001-2010, using several more...



Public Debt Dynamics: The Effects of Austerity, Inflation, and Growth Shocks

Author/Editor: Reda Cherif, Fuad Hasanov.

Release Date: September, 2012

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We study how macroeconomic shocks affect U.S. public debt dynamics using a VAR with debt feedback. Following a fiscal austerity shock, the debt ratio initially declines and then returns to its more...



Singapore: 2012 Article IV Consultation- Staff Report, Informational Annex, Public Information

Release Date: August, 2012

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Zambia: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: July, 2012

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On Price Stability and Welfare

Author/Editor: Etienne B. Yehoue.

Release Date: July, 2012

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The financial crisis in the advanced countries that began in 2007 has led central bankers to adopt unconventional policy measures as policy interest rates neared the zero bound. One suggestion more...



Lost in Transmission? The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy Transmission Channels in the GCC Countries

Author/Editor: Serhan Cevik, Katerina Teksoz.

Release Date: July, 2012

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This paper empirically investigates the effectiveness of monetary policy transmission in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries using a structural vector autoregressive model. The results more...



Inflation Dynamics in Mongolia: Understanding the Roller Coaster

Author/Editor: Steven Barnett, Julia Bersch, Yasuhisa Ojima.

Release Date: July, 2012

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Inflation in Mongolia resembles a roller coaster ride with sharp rises and steep drops. Understanding why is critical for formulating and assessing monetary policy. Food prices are found to be a key more...



Inflation and Income Inequality: Is Food Inflation Different?

Author/Editor: James P Walsh, Jiangyan Yu.

Release Date: June, 2012

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There is an extensive literature noting that high inflation can add to income inequality, and a parallel literature assessing the effect of rising food prices on the poor. This paper attempts to more...



Benin : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement

Release Date: May, 2012

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This papers discusses Benin’s third review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement. The re-election of the President and the regained majority in Parliament have provided a window of more...



Exchange Rate Pass Through to Prices in Maldives

Author/Editor: Iyabo Masha, Chanho Park.

Release Date: May, 2012

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This study examines the degree of exchange rate pass through (EPRT) into producer and consumer prices in Maldives. ERPT to consumer prices is first estimated using a nonparametric approach. A more...



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