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Works: 504 works in 1,549 publications in 2 languages and 46,002 library holdings
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Macroeconomic management : programs and policies by Mohsin S Khan( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macroeconomic Management: Programs and Policies edited by Mohsin S. Khan, Saleh M. Nsouli, and Chorng-Huey Wong. 2002. x + 346 pp. ISBN 1-58906-094-6 Since its founding in 1964, the IMF Institute has provided macroeconomic management training to over 20,000 officials from almost all of the International Monetary Fund's 183 member countries-more than 13,000 at IMF headquarters in Washington, and about 8,000 overseas. This volume, edited by Mohsin S. Khan, Saleh M. Nsouli, and Chorng-Huey Wong-respectively Director, Deputy Director, and Senior Advisor in the IMF Institute-compiles some of the analysis that the Institute uses in its macroeconomic training to address key questions that policymakers face in managing their national economies. The chapters, by IMF staff and external economists, cover salient topics in monetary, fiscal, and exchange rate management and show that there are no definitive prescriptions for effective economic policymaking, but rather a range of options, and that any course of policy action has explicit pros and cons
Current legal issues affecting central banks by Robert C Effros( )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first volume in a new series for attorneys, economists, financial managers and the general public is based on biennial IMF seminars held for central bank general counsels. Among the topics analyzed by international banking and legal experts are jurisprudence concerning the IMF's Article of Agreement; the debt crisis; investment dispute settlement; banking regulation, deregulation, supervision and secrecy; electronic fund transfers (EFT); the Basle Concordat; sovereign immunity of central banks; and Islamic banking. Volume 2, edited by Robert C. Effros, contains the collected views of banking and legal expers, gathered at the second IMF-sponsored seminar of central banks general counsels. Matters of both international and domestic concern are addressed. The contributors analyze topics ranging from concepts of international monetary law to aspects of the debt crisis and the role of the international financial institutions; banking development in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and elsewhere; developments in the payments systems; and measures to counter money laundering
External debt and capital flight in Sub-Saharan Africa by Mohsin S Khan( )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic problems afflicting Africa in general are many and varied. Among these, the twin problems of mounting external debt and large-scale capital flight have been at the forefront since at least the 1980s. The papers in this volume analyze these problems for a selected group of sub-Saharan African countries. All the studies were sponsored by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) in the period 1989-97. The various analyses of the different countries are brought together here to highlight common themes, and to compare and contrast the experiences of different countries. The issues raised in these papers still remain relevant to the countries today, and indeed apply to many other African countries as well
Approaches to exchange rate policy : choices for developing and transition economies by Richard C Barth( )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sections in this volume include presentations on specific topics, followed by commentaries and discussion, and proceed from theoretical issues to actual country experiences. The papers are the best evidence of the variety of topics discussed in the seminar and the diversity of views expressed there. In the final session, however there was general agreement with two principles spelled out, namely (1) that it is impossible to maintain an exchange rate policy independent of other key elements of economic policy, in particular monetary policy, but also fiscal and trade policies; and (2) that "one size does not fit all," because exchange rate policy mus take into account not only the nature of the country's economy, but also any existing constraint on domestic economic policy
Trade policy issues by Seminar on Trade Policy Issues( )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 14 chapters in this volume are either papers presented or remarks made at a seminar on "Trade Policy Issues," organized by the Fund's Policy Development and Review Department and the IMF Institute and held in Washington on March 6-10, 1995. The seminar covered a wide range of topics such as the design and implementation of trade reform; trade liberalization issues in industrial and transition economies; regional trading arrangements; the results of the Uruguay Round; institutional matters related to the World Trade Organization (WTO); and the post-Uruguay Round agenda
Macroeconomic adjustment : policy instruments and issues by Jeffrey M Davis( )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this context Fund-supported adjustment programs seek to restore economic growth, while bringing about a balance of payuments position that is sustainable in the medium term. Achievement of these objectives requires coordinated use of a variety of policy measures. These include: (a) demand management policies, particularly monetary and fiscal measures; (b) exchange rate policies; (c) external debt management policies; and (d) structural policies affecting capacity utilization and productive potential
Financial programming and policy : the case of Hungary by IMF Institute( )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period covered extends through 1990. Since then, Hungary's political and economic situation has undergone marked changes, an account of which can be found in various issues of the National Bank of Hungary's Quarterly Review. The data used i9n the study have generally been taken from official sources but, in a few instances, the presentation has been modified for expositional purposes. In addition, it has not been possible to include revisions to official data that have been made since the completion of the study
Beyond the curse : policies to harness the power of natural resources by Amadou N. R Sy( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countries with an abundance of natural resources, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, often show a record of relatively poor economic performance compared with non-resource-rich countries. The chapters in this volume explore the potential challenges to countries with abundant natural resources and ways to manage these challenges so as to reap the benefits of resource wealth while avoiding the pitfalls. The book is divided into five sections, which explore commodity markets and the macroeconomy, economic diversification and the role of finance, fiscal policy, exchange rates and financial stability, and governance. The ideas in this book were first presented at a seminar in November 2010 that was aimed primarily at policymakers in sub-Saharan Africa and brought together ministers, central bank governors, other senior policymakers, and well-known academics
Frameworks for monetary stability : policy issues and country experiences : papers presented at the sixth seminar on central banking, Washington, D.C., March 1-10, 1994 by Seminar on Central Banking( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is now a wide consensus that monetary stability should be the primary concern of a central bank. In the last few years, this consensus has been manifested in a wide-ranging revision of the statutes and laws regulating the operations of central banks in many industrial and developing countries. These laws now incorporate the principal that price stability is the primary objective of the central bank and that all other objectives should be pursued only insofar as they are not in conflict with the achievement of this primary goal. In many economies in transition, central bank laws have also followed the same standard. Therefore, many central banks have been considering ways in which they can better carry out their strengthened mandate to pursue monetary stability
Financial policy workshops : the case of Kenya by IMF Institute( )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and Arabic and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a series of workshops on Kenya that are used as a case study in the IMF Institute's course on Financial Analysis and Policy for officials of the Fund's member countries. They represent a practical application of economic concepts and theories
Macroeconomic accounting and analysis in transition economies by Abdessatar Ouanes( )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, by Abdessatar Ouanes and Subhash Thakur presents the principal elements of macroeconomic accounting and analysis for the real, fiscal, monetary, and external sectors of a transition economy, using Poland as a case study. Background information, exercises, and issues for discussion are also provided
Financial programming and policy : the case of Turkey by Richard C Barth( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a series of workshops that present the macroeconomic concepts and accounting and behavioral relationships needed to develop, step-by-step, a reference scenario for the Turkish economy for a selected program based on the assumption that macroeconomic from the preceding year will remain unchanged
Financial programming and policy : the case of Sri Lanka by John R Karlik( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The data used in the workshops have been drawn from official sources and the IMF's data banks such as International Financial Statistics; in some instances, the presentation has been adapted to facilitate exposition
Current legal issues affecting central banks by Robert C Effros( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is now generally accepted that a central bank has a duty to oversee the payment systems of a country. This responsibility is expressly recognized by the Maastricht Treaty, which lists among the four basic tasks of a central bank that is a member of the European System of Central Banks the promotion of the "smooth operation of payment systems." Increasingly, the responsibility is finding expression in modern central bank legislation, not only in the European Community but elsewhere as well. While the concept of payment of an obligation is fundamental in law and commercial practice, its origin is shrouded in antiquity. Nevertheless, as the millennium draws to a close, the development of new methods of making payments (each with its legal framework) is accelerating. In what follows, several major payment systems will be considered
Current legal issues affecting central banks by Robert C Effros( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While certain chapters in this volume focus on some of these new worlds of finance, others hark bank to some of the traditional considerations associated with central banks. Can the traditional central bank deal with the explosion of worlds before it? In this introduction, attention is first directed to some basic aspects of the central bank
Banking on the principles compliance with basel core principles and bank soundness by Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper studies whether compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (BCP) improves bank soundness. BCP compliance assessments provide a unique source of information about the quality of bank supervision and regulation around the world. The authors find a significant and positive relationship between bank soundness (measured with Moody's financial strength ratings) and compliance with principles related to information provision. Specifically, countries that require banks to report regularly and accurately their financial data to regulators and market participants have sounder banks. This relationship is robust to controlling for broad indexes of institutional quality, macroeconomic variables, sovereign ratings, as well as reverse causality. Measuring soundness through z-scores yields similar results. The findings emphasize the importance of transparency in making supervisory processes effective and strengthening market discipline. Countries aiming to upgrade banking regulation and supervision should consider giving priority to information provision over other elements of the Core Principles. "--World Bank web site
Beware of emigrants bearing gifts : optimal fiscal and monetary policy in the presence of remittances by Ralph Chami( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper uses a stochastic dynamic general equilibrium model to investigate the influence of countercyclical remittances on the conduct of fiscal and monetary policy and trace their effects on real and nominal variables in a business cycle setting. We show that remittances raise disposable income and consumption, and insure against income shocks, thereby raising household welfare. However, remittances increase the correlation between labor and output, thereby producing a more volatile business cycle and increasing output and labor market risk. Optimal monetary policy in the presence of remittances deviates from the Friedman rule, highlighting the need for independent government policy instruments
Foreign aid policy and sources of poverty : a quantitative framework by Alex Mourmouras( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The econometric literature has been unable to establish a robust association between foreign aid and growth and poverty reduction. In this paper we argue that aid effectiveness must be assessed using methods that go beyond cross-country regressions. We calibrate a dynamic general equilibrium model that is capable of generating large income gaps between rich and poor countries. The model quantifies three sources of poverty: (i) lack of access to international capital, (ii) low schooling and high fertility (a poverty trap), and (iii) antigrowth domestic fiscal policy. We analyze policies designed to address each source of poverty and estimate and compare the aid cost of implementing the different policies. The policies differ dramatically in the extent and timing of their growth effects, and in the aid cost of their implementation
Sovereign insurance and program design : what is optimal for the sovereign? by Miguel Messmacher( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The design of the optimal sovereign insurance contract is analyzed when: the sovereign chooses the contract; effort is not contractible; shocks are of uncertain magnitude; the sovereign can save; and the sovereign can default. Under these conditions: i) an ex ante premium leads to higher coverage; ii) the premium increases with the sovereign's incentive to take risks; iii) a deductible is chosen to limit moral hazard; iv) the deductible-to-support ratio is decreasing with the size of the realized shock; and v) the change in the choice of savings when insurance is available is ambiguous, as there is a trade-off between inducing higher effort and increasing the likelihood of default
The systemic regulation of credit rating agencies and rated markets by Amadou N. R Sy( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Credit ratings have contributed to the current financial crisis. Proposals to regulate credit rating agencies focus on micro-prudential issues and aim at reducing conflicts of interest and increasing transparency and competition. In contrast, this paper argues that macro-prudential regulation is necessary to address the systemic risk inherent to ratings. The paper illustrates how financial markets have increasingly relied on ratings. It shows how downgrades have led to systemic market losses and increased illiquidity. The paper suggests the use of "ratings maps" and stress-tests to assess the systemic risk of ratings, and increased capital or liquidity buffers to manage such risk
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Current legal issues affecting central banksExternal debt and capital flight in Sub-Saharan AfricaApproaches to exchange rate policy : choices for developing and transition economiesTrade policy issuesMacroeconomic adjustment : policy instruments and issuesFinancial programming and policy : the case of HungaryFrameworks for monetary stability : policy issues and country experiences : papers presented at the sixth seminar on central banking, Washington, D.C., March 1-10, 1994Macroeconomic accounting and analysis in transition economies