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The General Data Dissemination System : Guide for Participants and Users

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $30.00

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

Price: $30.00

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...



The International Monetary System: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?

Author/Editor: Rakesh Mohan, Michael Debabrata Patra, Muneesh Kapur.

Release Date: November, 2013

Price: $18.00

The North Atlantic financial crisis of 2008-2009 has spurred renewed interest in reforming the international monetary system, which has been malfunctioning in many aspects. Large and volatile capital more...



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

Release Date: October, 2013

Price: $0.00

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...



Macroprudential Frameworks in Asia

Author/Editor: Steven A Barnett, Rodolfo Maino.

Release Date: April, 2013

Price: $25.00

This Departmental Paper portrays a cross-country dimension of macroprudential policy implementation in Asia, advancing a comprehensive overview of institutional arrangements and instruments deployed 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...



Indonesia: CPSS Core Principles for Systemically Important Payment Systems

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

Indonesia: Detailed Assessment of Observance of IMF Code of Good Practices on Transparency in Monetary and Financial Policies

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

Estimating the Implicit Inflation Target of the South African Reserve Bank

Author/Editor: Nir Klein.

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper applies a state-space approach to estimate the implicit inflation target of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) since the adoption of the Inflation Targeting (IT) framework. The paper's more...



Building Blocks for Effective Macroprudential Policies in Latin America: Institutional Considerations

Author/Editor: Luis Ignacio Jácome, Erlend Nier, Patrick A. Imam.

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

An increasing number of countries - including in Latin America - are reforming their financial stability frameworks in the aftermath of the financial crisis, in order to establish a stronger more...



Alternative Monetary Policy Rules for India

Author/Editor: Michael Debabrata Patra, Muneesh Kapur.

Release Date: May, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper empirically evaluates the operational performance of the McCallum rule, the Taylor rule and hybrid rules in India over the period 1996-2011 using quarterly data, with a view to more...



Welfare Effects of Monetary Integration: the Common Monetary Area and Beyond

Author/Editor: Tamon Asonuma, Xavier Debrun, Paul R. Masson.

Release Date: May, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper proposes a quantitative assessment of the welfare effects arising from the Common Monetary Area (CMA) and an array of broader grouping among Southern African Development Community (SADC) more...



Israel: Detailed Assessment of Observance of Basel Committee on Payments and Settlement Systems Core Principles for Systemically Important Payment Systems

Release Date: April, 2012

Price: $18.00

Money and Collateral

Author/Editor: Manmohan Singh, Peter Stella.

Release Date: April, 2012

Price: $18.00

Between 1980 and before the recent crisis, the ratio of financial market debt to liquid assets rose exponentially in the U.S. (and in other financial markets), reflecting in part the greater use of more...



Central Bank Independence and Macro-prudential Regulation

Author/Editor: Kenichi Ueda, Fabian Valencia.

Release Date: April, 2012

Price: $18.00

We consider the optimality of various institutional arrangements for agencies that conduct macro-prudential regulation and monetary policy. When a central bank is in charge of price and financial more...



Does Central Bank Capital Matter for Monetary Policy?

Author/Editor: Gustavo Adler, Pedro Castro, Camilo Ernesto Tovar Mora.

Release Date: February, 2012

Price: $18.00

Heavy foreign exchange intervention by central banks of emerging markets have lead to sizeable expansions of their balance sheets in recent years”accumulating foreign assets and non-money domestic more...



Bank of Japan's Quantitative and Credit Easing: Are They Now More Effective

Author/Editor: Pelin Berkmen.

Release Date: January, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper asks whether the BoJ's recent experience with unconventional monetary easing has been effective in supporting economic activity and inflation. Using a structural VAR model, the paper finds more...



Money as Indicator for the Natural Rate of Interest

Author/Editor: Helge Berger, Henning Weber.

Release Date: January, 2012

Price: $18.00

The natural interest rate is of great relevance to central banks, but it is difficult to measure. We show that in a standard microfounded monetary model, the natural interest rate co-moves with a more...



Clarity of Central Bank Communication About Inflation

Author/Editor: Ales Bulir, Martin Cihák, David-Jan Jansen.

Release Date: January, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper examines whether the clarity of central bank communication about inflation has changed with the economic environment. We use readability statistics and content analysis to study the more...



Central Bank Credit to the Government: What Can We Learn from International Practices?

Author/Editor: Luis Ignacio Jácome, Marcela Matamoros-Indorf, Mrinalini Sharma, Simon Baker Townsend.

Release Date: January, 2012

Price: $18.00

Using a central bank legislation database, this paper documents and analyzes worldwide institutional arrangements for central bank lending to the government and identifies international practices. more...



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