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External Imbalances and Financial Crises

Author/Editor: Alan Taylor.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

Consider two views of the global financial crisis. One view looks across the border: it blames external imbalances, the unprecedented current account deficits and surpluses in recent years. Another more...



Ireland: Twelfth Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Proposal for Post-Program Monitoring

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

KEY ISSUESSteadfast policy implementation has been maintained through the final review ofthe program. Budget execution has once more been solid in 2013, with the fiscal deficitexpected to remain more...



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...



Growth Following Investment and Consumption-Driven Current Account Crises

Author/Editor: Alexander Klemm.

Release Date: October, 2013

Price: $18.00

Current account deficits imply increasing liabilities to the rest of the world. External sustainability then depends on whether these can be met in the future without defaulting, i.e., normally 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...



Guinea : Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance and Modification of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review

Release Date: July, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper discusses Guinea’s Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility, Requests for Modifications of Performance Criteria and Waiver of Nonobservance of more...



Regional Economic Outlook, May 2013, Western Hemisphere : Time to Rebuild Policy Space

Release Date: May, 2013

Price: $35.00

Despite some global risks, external conditions for Latin America should remain stimulative. With monetary policy in advanced economies expected to stay accommodative, external financing conditions more...



China's Demography and its Implications

Author/Editor: Il Houng Lee, Xu Qingjun, Murtaza H Syed.

Release Date: March, 2013

Price: $18.00

In coming decades, China will undergo a notable demographic transformation, with its old-age dependency ratio doubling to 24 percent by 2030 and rising even more precipitously thereafter. This paper more...



Current Account Norms in Natural Resource Rich and Capital Scarce Economies

Author/Editor: Juliana Dutra Araujo, Grace Bin Li, Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro, Luis-Felipe Zanna.

Release Date: March, 2013

Price: $18.00

The permanent income hypothesis implies that frictionless open economies with exhaustible natural resources should save abroad most of their resource windfalls and, therefore, feature current account 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...



Tests of German Resilience

Author/Editor: Fabian Bornhorst, Ashoka Mody.

Release Date: October, 2012

Price: $18.00

From its early post-war catch-up phase, Germany’s formidable export engine has been its consistent driver of growth. But Germany has almost equally consistently run current account surpluses. more...



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

Financial Regulation and the Current Account

Author/Editor: Sergi Lanau, Tomasz Wieladek.

Release Date: April, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper examines the relationship between financial regulation and the current account in an intertemporal model of the current account where financial regulation affects the current account more...



Consequences of Asset Shortages in Emerging Markets

Author/Editor: Jiaqian Chen, Patrick A. Imam.

Release Date: April, 2012

Price: $18.00

We assess econometrically the impact of asset shortages on economic growth, asset bubbles, the probability of a crisis, and the current account for a group of 41 Emerging markets for 1995-2008. The more...



Fiscal Policy and the Current Account: Are Microstates Different?

Author/Editor: Yehenew Endegnanew, Charles Amo Yartey, Therese Turner-Jones.

Release Date: February, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper examines the empirical link between fiscal policy and the current account focusing on microstates defined as countries with a population of less than 2 million between 1970 and 2009. The more...



Current Account Imbalances: Can Structural Policies Make a Difference?

Author/Editor: Anna Ivanova.

Release Date: February, 2012

Price: $18.00

The discussion of global and regional imbalances has put the spotlight on the possible link between current accounts and structural policies. Drawing on standard empirical current account models, the more...



Shifting Motives: Explaining the Buildup in Official Reserves in Emerging Markets since the 1980s

Author/Editor: Atish R. Ghosh, Jonathan David Ostry, Charalambos G. Tsangarides.

Release Date: January, 2012

Price: $18.00

Why have emerging market economies (EMEs) been stockpiling international reserves? We find that motives have varied over timevulnerability to current account shocks was relatively important in the more...



The Republic of Belarus : First Post-Program Monitoring Discussions

Release Date: September, 2011

Price: $18.00

Belarus was experiencing an economic crisis after the expiration of a Stand-By Arrangement in March 2010. Its policies were loosened significantly, and consequently the account deficit increased and more...



West African Economic and Monetary Union: Discussions with Regional Institutions-Staff Report and the Executive Director's Statement : West African Economic and Monetary Union: Discussions with Regional Institutions-Staff Report and the Executive Director's Statement

Release Date: January, 2011

Price: $18.00

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff more...



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