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Cambodia : Entering a New Phase of Growth

Author/Editor: Olaf Unteroberdoerster.

Release Date: February, 2014

Price: $25.00

Cambodia is poised to join a new generation of Asian frontier economies transitioning from low-income to emerging-market. But the path to greater and more shared prosperity requires a solid more...



Resilience in Latin America: Lessons from Macroeconomic Management and Financial Policies

Author/Editor: Jose De Gregorio.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper analyzes the unprecedented resilience of Latin American countries to the global financial crisis. It argues that sound macroeconomic conditions, which allowed an unusual monetary and more...



What Explains Movements in the Peso/Dollar Exchange Rate?

Author/Editor: Yi Wu.

Release Date: July, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper examines the factors affecting the weekly peso/dollar exchange rate movements between 1999 and 2013 using an error correction model. The model fits the historical data well. While copper more...



Comparing Parametric and Non-parametric Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Author/Editor: Fabio Comelli.

Release Date: May, 2013

Price: $18.00

The purpose of this paper is to compare in-sample and out-of-sample performances of three parametric and non-parametric early warning systems (EWS) for currency crises in emerging market economies more...



Capital Account Policies in Chile Macro-financial considerations along the path to liberalization

Author/Editor: Yan Carriere-Swallow, Pablo Garcia-Silva.

Release Date: May, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper recounts Chile’s experience with capital account policies since the 1990s. We present how two external shocks were confronted under very different macroeconomic and capital account more...



Survey of Reserve Managers: Lessons from the Crisis

Author/Editor: Aideen Morahan, Christian B Mulder.

Release Date: May, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper reports in detail on a survey that was circulated to reserve managing central banks of IMF member countries in April 2012. The survey aims to gain further insight into how reserve managers more...



Factors Influencing Emerging Market Central Banks’ Decision to Intervene in Foreign Exchange Markets

Author/Editor: Matthew S Malloy.

Release Date: March, 2013

Price: $18.00

Using panel data for 15 economies from 2001-12, I identify determinants of central bank foreign exchange intervention in emerging markets (“EMs”) with flexible to moderately managed exchange more...



The Behavior of Currencies during Risk-off Episodes

Author/Editor: Reinout De Bock, Irineu E Carvalho Filho.

Release Date: January, 2013

Price: $18.00

Episodes of increased global risk aversion, also known as risk-off episodes, have become more frequent and severe since 2007. During these episodes, currency markets exhibit recurrent patterns, as 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...



The Exchange Rate Pass -Through to Import and Export Prices: The Role of Nominal Rigidities and Currency Choice

Author/Editor: Ehsan U. Choudhri, Dalia Hakura.

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Using both regression- and VAR-based estimates, the paper finds that the exchange rate pass-through to import prices for a large number of countries is incomplete and larger than the pass-through to more...



Angola: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation and Post Program Monitoring

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

How much should I hold? Reserve Adequacy in Emerging Markets and Small Islands

Author/Editor: Nkunde Mwase.

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper investigates the drivers of reserves in emerging markets (EMs) and small island (SIs) and develops an operational metric for estimating reserves in SIs taking into account their unique more...



Exchange Rate and Foreign Interest Rate Linkages for Sub-Saharan Africa Floaters

Author/Editor: Alun H. Thomas.

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

The paper considers the determinants of exchange rate movements among sub-Saharan countries that have flexible exchange rate regimes. The determinants are based on the law of one price and interest more...



Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand

Author/Editor: Jacob Gyntelberg, Mico Loretan, Subhanij Tientip.

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

We present empirical evidence that the Thai baht’s value is driven in part by investors’ cross-border equity portfolio rebalancing decisions. Our results are based on comprehensive more...



Ghana: Sixth and Seventh Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Extension of the Arrangement—Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana.

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

Zambia: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

Sri Lanka: Eighth and Final Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sri Lanka.

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

Nigeria: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

United Republic of Tanzania: Fourth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for an Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility - Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Alternate Executive Director for The United Republic of Tanzania.

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

International Capital Flows and Debt Dynamics

Author/Editor: Martin D. D. Evans.

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper presents a new model for studying international capital flows and debt dynamics that emphasizes the role played by expectations concerning future trade flows and returns. I use the model more...



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