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Limits of Conditionality in Poverty Reduction Programs

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Source: Limits of Conditionality in Poverty Reduction Programs

Volume/Issue: 2002/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Tito Cordella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

ISBN: 9781451853872

Keywords: Asymmetric Information, social spending, poverty alleviation, Information And Uncertainty, Welfare And Poverty,

When donors and recipients have different preferences over budgetary allocations, conditionality helps the implementation of donor-financed poverty reduction programs. However, if donors cannot perfectly monitor al...

Information Asymmetries in Developing Country Financing

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Source: Information Asymmetries in Developing Country Financing

Volume/Issue: 1994/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): George Anayotos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1994

ISBN: 9781451955781

Keywords: risk sharing, moral hazard, information asymmetries, capital markets, capital market

This paper assesses the impact of information asymmetries on developing country financing and considers alternative techniques to reduce the adverse implications of such asymmetries. Following an introduction, Sect...

Information Technology and Productivity Growth in Asia

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Source: Information Technology and Productivity Growth in Asia

Volume/Issue: 2003/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Il Lee , and Yougesh Khatri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451843286

Keywords: Growth, ict, tfp, growth accounting, information technology, economic growth,

The contribution of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector to growth in Asian economies is clearly evident from the expenditure side (net exports) and became particularly significant in the secon...

Currency Crises and Uncertainty About Fundamentals

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Source: Currency Crises and Uncertainty About Fundamentals

Volume/Issue: 2002/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): M. Sbracia , and Alessandro Prati

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451841916

Keywords: Speculative attack, exchange rate crisis, public and private information, exchange rate, exchange rate pressures, probability, equation, predictions, Asymmetric and Private Information,

This paper studies how uncertainty about fundamentals contributed to currency crises from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective. We find evidenceCbased on a monthly dataset of Consensus forecasts for six...

Private Information, Capital Flows, and Exchange Rates1

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Source: Private Information, Capital Flows, and Exchange Rates

Volume/Issue: 2012/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacob Gyntelberg , Subhanij Tientip , and Mico Loretan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505634

Keywords: Order flow, private information, exchange rate models, market microstructure, bond, bond market, stock market, bonds,

We demonstrate empirically that not all capital flows influence exchange rates equally: Capital flows induced by foreign investors' stock market transactions have both an economically significant and a permanent im...

Imperfect Information and Saving in a Small Open Economy

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Source: Imperfect Information and Saving in a Small Open Economy

Volume/Issue: 2011/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Agustin Roitman , and Christian Daude

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455221042

Keywords: saving, uncertainty, Bayesian learning, Markov switching, autocorrelation, stochastic process, correlation, probabilities, statistics, Asymmetric and Private Information,

Emerging markets are more volatile and face different types of shocks, in size and nature, compared to their developed counterparts. Accurate identification of the stochastic properties of shocks is difficult. We s...

Is Transparency Good for You, and Can the IMF Help?1

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Source: Is Transparency Good for You, and Can the IMF Help?

Volume/Issue: 2003/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yongseok Shin , and Rachel Glennerster

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451855401

Keywords: publication, institutions, sovereign spreads, SDDS, ROSC, GARCH, news effect, role of the IMF, credit ratings, borrowing costs

This paper finds that reforms introduced by the IMF to promote transparency have created more informed markets and reduced borrowing costs for those emerging market countries that volunteered for them. Using a quar...

Consensus Forecasts and Inefficient Information Aggregation

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Source: Consensus Forecasts and Inefficient Information Aggregation

Volume/Issue: 2010/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Crowe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201891

Keywords: Consensus Forecasts, Information Aggregation, Forecast Efficiency, efficiency, forecast horizons, forecast errors, forecast horizon, forecast error, Forecasting and Other Model Applications, General Aggregative Models: Forecasting and Simulation,

Consensus forecasts are inefficient, over-weighting older information already in the public domain at the expense of new private information, when individual forecasters have different information sets. Using a cro...

International Capital Crunches

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Source: International Capital Crunches : The Time-Varying Role of Informational Asymmetries

Volume/Issue: 2002/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Mark Taylor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

ISBN: 9781451846331

Keywords: Brazil, Capital flows, Mexico, Korea, Republic of, Thailand, disequilibrium, rationing, asymmetric information, international capital, international capital flows

We examine the determinants of capital flows to four developing countries during the 1990s using an explicitly disequilibrium econometric framework in which the supply and demand for capital are not necessarily equ...

Financial Infrastructure, Group Interests, and Capital Accumulation

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Source: Financial Infrastructure, Group Interests, and Capital Accumulation : Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Volume/Issue: 2003/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Biaggio Bossone , Sandeep Mahajan , and Farah Zahir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451844160

Keywords: Nonbank financial intermediation, Group interest, Information, Knowledge, Transaction costs, banking, banking sector, financial markets, financial sector, transaction cost

This study presents a theory of financial infrastructure - or the set of rules, institutions, and systems within which agents carry out financial transactions. It investigates the effects of financial infrastructur...