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Commodity Prices and Inflation in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia

Commodity Prices and Inflation in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2010/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455201181.001

ISBN: 9781455201181

Keywords: money supply, aggregate demand, money growth, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

Inflation followed a strikingly uniform pattern in all countries of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia during the period 1996-2009, falling until about 2000 and then rising. International fuel prices d...

What Drives Stock Market Development in the Middle East and Central Asia-Institutions, Remittances, or Natural Resources?

What Drives Stock Market Development in the Middle East and Central Asia-Institutions, Remittances, or Natural Resources? »

Volume/Issue: 2007/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andreas Billmeier , and Isabella Massa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867213.001

ISBN: 9781451867213

Keywords: Stock market capitalization, panel, institutions, stock market, stock market development, domestic credit,

In this paper, we assess the macroeconomic determinants of stock market capitalization in a panel of 17 countries in the Middle East and Central Asia, including both hydrocarbon-rich countries and economies without...

Altruism and Workers' Remittances
			: Evidence from Selected Countries in the Middle East and Central Asia

Altruism and Workers' Remittances : Evidence from Selected Countries in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2006/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863901.001

ISBN: 9781451863901

Keywords: altruism, co-integration, cointegration, equation, workers ? remittances, equations, Household Behavior: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

Workers' remittances have been playing an increasingly important role in the balance of payments of many countries and can significantly contribute to the strength of their external positions. Assessing the likely...

Are Emerging Market Countries Learning to Float?

Are Emerging Market Countries Learning to Float? »

Volume/Issue: 2005/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861174.001

ISBN: 9781451861174

Keywords: Learning to float, monetary and financial policy frameworks, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, flexible exchange rate, flexible exchange rate regimes, financial liberalization, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

The paper finds that exchange rate flexibility in emerging market countries has increased over the past decade. This "learning to float" appears to have involved a strengthening of monetary and financial policy fra...

What Sustains Fiscal Consolidations in Emerging Market Countries?

What Sustains Fiscal Consolidations in Emerging Market Countries? »

Volume/Issue: 2003/224

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Sanjeev Gupta , Erwin Tiongson , and Emanuele Baldacci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875348.001

ISBN: 9781451875348

Keywords: survival analysis, probability, fiscal adjustments, fiscal deficit, Econometric and Statistical Methods: - Special Topics, Macroeconomic - Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook,

This paper examines the factors affecting the persistence of fiscal consolidation in 25 emerging market countries during 1980-2001. It proposes a new approach for defining spells of fiscal consolidation. The result...

Public Spending on Health Care and the Poor

Public Spending on Health Care and the Poor »

Volume/Issue: 2001/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marijn Verhoeven , Sanjeev Gupta , and Erwin Tiongson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854985.001

ISBN: 9781451854985

Keywords: public spending, child mortality, mortality rate, mortality rates, health status, births, Health Production, Welfare and Poverty: General,

This paper estimates the impact of public spending on the poor's health status in over 70 countries. It provides evidence that the poor have significantly worse health status than the rich and that they are more fa...

Manual de Estadísticas Monetarias y Financieras

Manual de Estadísticas Monetarias y Financieras »

Series: Other Statistical Products

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 November 2000

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060166.049

ISBN: 9781589060166

Este Manual ofrece directrices para la presentación de las estadísticas monetarias y financieras. El manual incluye un conjunto de instrumentos para identificar, clasificar y registrar stocks y flujos de activos y...

Manuel De Statistiques Monétaires Et Financières

Manuel De Statistiques Monétaires Et Financières »

Series: Other Statistical Products

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2000

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060159.049

ISBN: 9781589060159

Keywords: liabilities, financial corporations, financial assets, interest, loans, debt, financial derivatives, payments, gold, derivative

This Manual offers guidelines for the presentation of monetary and financial statistics. It provides a set of tools for identifying, classifying, and recording stocks and flows of financial assets and liabilities,...

Bank Rating Changes and Bank Stock Returns-Puzzling Evidence from the Emerging Markets

Bank Rating Changes and Bank Stock Returns-Puzzling Evidence from the Emerging Markets »

Volume/Issue: 1999/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anthony Richards , and David Deddouche

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857016.001

ISBN: 9781451857016

Keywords: Event Study, Rating Changes, Bank Stock Prices, bond, stock prices, stock market, bank stocks, stock returns

This paper examines the performance of emerging market bank stocks around the time of rating changes by major international agencies. The data suggest that downgrades on average have followed periods of negative cu...

Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Oil-Producing Countries

Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Oil-Producing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1994/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sheila Bassett , Claire Liuksila , and Alejandro García

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855852.001

ISBN: 9781451855852

Keywords: oil reserves, fiscal stance, oil revenues, government revenue

Assessing the sustainability of a given fiscal policy is especially important for countries that depend on income from exhaustible resources. Political and growth pressures may push governments to raise expenditure...