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St. Vincent And The Grenadines : Statistical Appendix

Release Date: July, 2014

Price: $18.00

Toward New Horizons: Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Author/Editor: Harald Finger, Daniela Gressani.

Release Date: April, 2014

Price: $25.00

<p>The changing political landscape in the Arab world has created opportunities for economic transformation by tackling long-standing economic issues. Nevertheless, three years after the onset more...



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

Release Date: April, 2014

Price: $68.00

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...



Monetary Policy in the New Normal

Author/Editor: Tamim Bayoumi, Giovanni Dell'Ariccia, Karl F Habermeier, Tommaso Mancini Griffoli, Fabian Valencia.

Release Date: April, 2014

Price: $10.00

The proposed SDN would take stock of the current debate on the shape that monetary policy should take after the crisis. It revisits the pros and cons of expanding the objectives of monetary policy, more...



Efficient Energy Investment and Fiscal Adjustment in Senegal

Author/Editor: Salifou Issoufou, Edward F. Buffie, Mouhamadou Bamba Diop, Kalidou Thiaw.

Release Date: March, 2014

Price: $18.00

Senegal's fiscal deficit and public debt have been on the rise in recent years owing partly to an ailing and inefficient oil-based energy sector. In this paper we use a two-sector, open-economy, more...



Deep Roots of Fiscal Behavior

Author/Editor: Serhan Cevik, Katerina Teksoz.

Release Date: March, 2014

Price: $18.00

This paper investigates the determinants of fiscal policy behavior and its time-varying volatility, using panel data for a broad set of advanced and emerging market economies during the period more...



Sub-National Credit Risk and Sovereign Bailouts: Who Pays the Premium?

Author/Editor: Eva Jenkner, Zhongjin Lu.

Release Date: January, 2014

Price: $18.00

Studies have shown that markets may underprice sub-national governments’ risk on the implicit assumption that these entities would be bailed out by their central government in case of financial more...



Global Liquidity through the Lens of Monetary Aggregates

Author/Editor: Kyuil Chung, Jong-Eun Lee, Elena Loukoianova, Hail Park, Hyun Song Shin.

Release Date: January, 2014

Price: $18.00

This paper examines how the financial activities of non-financial corporates (NFCs) in international markets potentially affects domestic monetary aggregates and financial conditions. Monetary more...



Real Exchange Rate Appreciation in Emerging Markets: Can Fiscal Policy Help?

Author/Editor: Marialuz Moreno Badia, Alex Segura-Ubiergo.

Release Date: January, 2014

Price: $18.00

A number of emerging markets have experienced substantial real exchange rate appreciationin recent years, generating concerns about competitiveness and prompting policymakers torespond with a more...



Macroeconomic Effects of Sovereign Restructuring in a Monetary Union: A Model-based Approach

Author/Editor: Lorenzo Forni, Massimiliano Pisani.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

We assess the macroeconomic effects of a sovereign restructuring in a small economy belonging to a monetary union by simulating a dynamic general equilibrium model. In line with the empirical more...



The Benefits of International Policy Coordination Revisited

Author/Editor: Jaromir Benes, Michael Kumhof, Douglas Laxton, Dirk Muir, Susanna Mursula.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper uses two of the IMF’s DSGE models to simulate the benefits of international fiscal and macroprudential policy coordination. The key argument is that these two policies are similar in more...



Global Spillovers into Domestic Bond Markets in Emerging Market Economies

Author/Editor: Laura Jaramillo, Anke Weber.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

While fiscal conditions remain healthier than in advanced economies, emerging economies continue to be exposed to negative spillovers if global conditions were to become less favorable. This paper 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...



Policy Analysis and Forecasting in the World Economy: A Panel Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Approach

Author/Editor: Francis Vitek.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper develops a structural macroeconometric model of the world economy, disaggregated into thirty five national economies. This panel unobserved components model encompasses an approximate 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...



This Time They Are Different: Heterogeneity and Nonlinearity in the Relationship Between Debt and Growth

Author/Editor: Markus Eberhardt, Andrea Presbitero.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

We study the long-run relationship between public debt and growth in a large panel of countries. Our analysis takes particular note of theoretical arguments and data considerations in modeling the more...



Monetary Transmission in Brazil: Has the Credit Channel Changed?

Author/Editor: Mercedes Garcia-Escribano.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper investigates the transmission of monetary policy by private banks in Brazil during the recent easing cycle. The analysis presented uses a panel dataset with information on lending by more...



Local Government Financing Platforms in China : A Fortune or Misfortune?

Author/Editor: Yinqiu Lu, Tao Sun.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

China’s rapid credit expansion in 2009–10 brought local government financing platforms (LGFPs) into the spotlight. This paper discusses their function, reasons behind their recent expansion, and more...



Labor Force Participation and Monetary Policy in the Wake of the Great Recession

Author/Editor: Christopher J Erceg, Andrew Levin.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

In this paper, we provide compelling evidence that cyclical factors account for the bulk of thepost-2007 decline in the U.S. labor force participation rate. We then proceed to formulate astylized New more...



Money Targeting in a Modern Forecasting and Policy Analysis System: an Application to Kenya

Author/Editor: Michal Andrle, Andrew Berg, Enrico Berkes, Rafael A Portillo, Jan Vlcek, R Armando Morales.

Release Date: November, 2013

Price: $18.00

We extend the framework in Andrle and others (2013) to incorporate an explicit role for money targets and target misses in the analysis of monetary policy in low-income countries (LICs), with an more...



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