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Sovereign Risk and Belief-Driven Fluctuations in the Euro Area

Author/Editor: Giancarlo Corsetti, Keith Kuester, André Meier, Gernot J Mueller.

Release Date: November, 2013

Price: $18.00

Sovereign risk premia in several euro area countries have risen markedly since 2008, driving up credit spreads in the private sector as well. We propose a New Keynesian model of a two-region monetary more...



Toward A Fiscal Union for the Euro Area

Author/Editor: Céline Allard, Petya Koeva Brooks, John C Bluedorn, Fabian Bornhorst, Franziska L Ohnsorge, Katharine M Christopherson Puh.

Release Date: September, 2013

Price: $10.00

This is on a highly topical issue and addresses a key policy issue for Europe—namely, reinforcing EMU institutional architecture along with the Banking Union. Some proposals have emerged more...



Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons

Author/Editor: Trevor Serge Coleridge Alleyne, Mumtaz Hussain.

Release Date: August, 2013

Price: $25.00

The reform of energy subsidies is an important but challenging issue for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. There is a relatively large theoretical and empirical literature on this issue. While more...



Macro-Financial Implications of Corporate (De)Leveraging in the Euro Area Periphery

Author/Editor: Manuela Goretti, Marcos Souto.

Release Date: June, 2013

Price: $18.00

High corporate indebtedness can pose an important threat to the adjustment processes in some of the Euro area periphery countries, through its drag on investment as well as the possible migration of more...



China’s Path to Consumer-Based Growth: Reorienting Investment and Enhancing Efficiency

Author/Editor: Il Houng Lee, Murtaza H Syed, Liu Xueyan.

Release Date: March, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper proposes a possible framework for identifying excessive investment. Based on this method, it finds evidence that some types of investment are becoming excessive in China, particularly in more...



The Global Financial Crisis: An Anatomy of Global Growth

Author/Editor: Troy Matheson.

Release Date: March, 2013

Price: $18.00

The global financial crisis was a stark reminder of the importance of cross-country linkages in the global economy. We document growth synchronization across a diverse group of 185 countries covering more...



Globalization and Corporate Taxation

Author/Editor: Manmohan S Kumar, Dennis P Quinn.

Release Date: October, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper analyzes the extent to which the degree of international economic integration, both financial and trade, affects corporate tax rates. It explores this issue in the context of strategic more...



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

Release Date: October, 2012

Price: $68.00

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...



External Imbalances in the Euro Area

Author/Editor: Ruo Chen, Gian-Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Thierry Tressel.

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

The paper examines the extent to which current account imbalances of euro area countries are related to intra-euro area factors and to external trade shocks. We argue that the traditional more...



The Trade Impact of China on EMU: Is It Even Across Members?

Author/Editor: Uffe Mikkelsen, Esther Pérez Ruiz.

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper investigates the asymmetries in trade spillovers from sector-specific technology shocks in China to selected euro area countries. We use a Ricardian-gravity trade model to estimate more...



Euro Area Policies: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation with Member Countries

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

Euro Area Policies: 2012 Article IV Consultation - Selected Issues Paper

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

Republic of Poland: Selected Issues

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

Paths to Eurobonds

Author/Editor: Stijn Claessens, Ashoka Mody, Shahin Vallée.

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper discusses proposals for common euro area sovereign securities. Such instruments can potentially serve two functions: in the short-term, stabilize financial markets and banks and, in the more...



Fiscal Rules in Response to the Crisis - Toward the "Next-Generation" Rules. A New Dataset

Author/Editor: Andrea Schaechter, Tidiane Kinda, Nina Budina, Anke Weber.

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

Strengthening fiscal frameworks, in particular fiscal rules, has emerged as a key response to the fiscal legacy of the crisis. This paper takes stock of fiscal rules in use around the world, compiles 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

Price: $18.00

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...



Fostering Growth in Europe Now

Author/Editor: Bergljot Barkbu, Jesmin Rahman, Rodrigo O. Valdes.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $10.00

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are more...



Government Bonds and Their Investors: What Are the Facts and Do They Matter?

Author/Editor: Jochen R. Andritzky.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper introduces a new dataset on the composition of the investor base for government securities in the G20 advanced economies and the euro area. During the last decades, investors from abroad more...



Jordan: Selected Issues

Release Date: May, 2012

Price: $18.00

Monetary Policy Transmission in the GCC Countries

Author/Editor: Raphael A. Espinoza, Ananthakrishnan Prasad.

Release Date: May, 2012

Price: $18.00

The GCC countries maintain a policy of open capital accounts and a pegged (or nearly-pegged) exchange rate, thereby reducing their freedom to run an independent monetary policy. This paper shows, more...



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