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Works: 503 works in 1,413 publications in 2 languages and 30,917 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Classifications: K1070, 339.5
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Current legal issues affecting central banks by Robert C Effros ( )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume II, 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
Beyond the curse policies to harness the power of natural resources by Amadou N. R Sy ( )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 895 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 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book, edited by Tomás J.T. Baliño and Carlo Cottarelli, addresses some of the strategic issues faced by policymakers in the choice of a monetary regime. Following an overview of some of these issues, the book considers the various theoretical or practical frameworks for the implementation of monetary policy. It then focuses on how monetary policy should be implemented
Trade policy issues by Seminar on trade policy issues ( )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 827 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
Approaches to exchange rate policy choices for developing and transition economies by Seminar on exchange rate policies in developing and transition ( )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
External sector policies and exchange rate policy are central to a country's economic performance and to the IMF's surveillance functions. The papers in this book, edited by Richard Barth and Chorng-Huey Wong, were presented at a seminar on Exchange Rate Policy in Developing and Transition Economies held by the IMF Institute. They analyze choices of exchange rate regimes, issues affecting management of exchange regimes, and specific types of regimes, including case studies from the former Soviet Union, Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Macroeconomic adjustment policy instruments and issues by Jeffrey M Davis ( )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book which has been used in selected IMF Institute courses, provide an introductory review of some of the policy issues in each of these areas. In particular, successive chapters review issues relating to monetary, fiscal, exhcnage rate, trade, external debt, and supply-oriented policies
Financial programming and policy the case of Hungary by Karen Swiderski ( )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 806 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
Macroeconomic management programs and policies by Mohsin S Khan ( )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 796 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
Financial policy workshops the case of Kenya by International Monetary Fund ( )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 795 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 ( )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 771 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
External debt and capital flight in Sub-Saharan Africa by Mohsin S Khan ( )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 769 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
Financial programming and policy the case of Turkey by Richard C Barth ( )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El volumen contiene una serie de talleres disenados para introducir a los lectores a un proceso de formulacion de un programa de ajuste macroeconomico. Presenta conceptos macroeconomicos y de contabilidad necesitados para desarrollar paso por paso un escenario de referencia para la economia turca
Financial programming and policy the case of Sri Lanka ( )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The volume contains a series of workshops designed to introduce readers to the process of formulating a hypothetical macroeconomic and structural adjustment program, which is a central element in the financial programmiing courses offered by the IMF Institute. In addition to elaborating key concepts for the four major sectoral accounts, the workshops are designed to help readers develop step-by-step a reference scenario for Sri Lanka based on the assumption that policies will remain unchanged during the selected program year of 1991. Based on the diagnosis of financial and structural imbalances that emerge from the reference scenario, readers can then elaborate a program scenario for 1991 and the medium term, focusing principally on the macroeconomic aspects of a financial program, but also identifying the main elements of structural reform
Current legal issues affecting central banks by Robert C Effros ( )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 674 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
Current legal issues affecting central banks ( )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 671 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
External debt management by Hassanali Mehran ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A framework for financial market development by Ralph Chami ( )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The paper proposes a framework for examining the process of financial market development. The framework, consistent with the functional view of financial system design, is anchored in studying the incentives facing the key players in financial markets-borrowers, lenders, liquidity providers, and regulators-whose actions determine whether and how markets develop. While different financial instruments embody different concessions by borrowers and lenders, the framework emphasizes the two main compromises: the tradeoffs between maturity and collateral, and between seniority and control. The framework is used to analyze the sequencing of financial market development
Foreign aid policy and sources of poverty a quantitative framework by Alex Mourmouras ( )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 226 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
Beware of emigrants bearing gifts optimal fiscal and monetary policy in the presence of remittances by Ralph Chami ( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 225 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
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 225 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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