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Food Prices and the Multiplier Effect of Trade Policy

Food Prices and the Multiplier Effect of Trade Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2014/182

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Giordani , Nadia Rocha , and Michele Ruta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498320382.001

ISBN: 9781498320382

Keywords: Loss aversion, Multiplier effect, Food crisis, domestic price, world price, global trade, import tariff, import subsidy, International Relations and International Political Economy: Other, Global Commodity Crises

This paper studies the relationship between trade policy and food prices. We show that, when individuals are loss averse, governments may use trade policy to shield the domestic economy from large food price shocks...

How Does Industrialization Affect the Structure of International Trade? the Japanese Experience in the Pacific Basin, 1975-85

How Does Industrialization Affect the Structure of International Trade? the Japanese Experience in the Pacific Basin, 1975-85 »

Volume/Issue: 1994/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sayuri Shirai

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851779.001

ISBN: 9781451851779

Keywords: industry trade, international trade, factor endowments, trade volume, manufacturing sector, Research Department,

This paper provides a theoretical model to address the issue of how industrialization affects the structure of international trade. Considering both horizontal and vertical product differentiation, the model shows...

IMF Data Standards Initiatives
			: A Consultative Approach To Enhancing Global Data Transparency

IMF Data Standards Initiatives : A Consultative Approach To Enhancing Global Data Transparency »

Volume/Issue: 2006/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anne Kester

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863628.001

ISBN: 9781451863628

Keywords: data standards, Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board, international standards, sdds, standards, internet, International Economics: General, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Corporate Finance And Governance,

Since the IMF launched the data standards initiatives a decade ago, 145 of its 184 member countries have participated. This 80 percent participation rate reaffirms the importance countries place on data transparenc...

Indirect Taxation in Developing Countries
			: A General Equilibrium Approach

Indirect Taxation in Developing Countries : A General Equilibrium Approach »

Volume/Issue: 1986/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ary Bovenberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1986

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451931143.001

ISBN: 9781451931143

Keywords: trade taxes, intermediate goods, export tax, tax instruments, international trade

Indirect taxes are an important element in stabilization tax packages that aim at raising revenue in the short run. This paper evaluates, by using a general equilibrium model, alternative instruments of indirect ta...

LAO P.D.R.: Assessing the Quality of Trade Statistics

LAO P.D.R.: Assessing the Quality of Trade Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2017/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Geoffrey Bannister , Manuk Ghazanchyan , and Theodore Bikoi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484325742.001

ISBN: 9781484325742

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, External trade statictics, bilateral assymetries, trade partner data, imports and exports, customs data, General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Asia including Middle East, Factor and Product Markets

This paper assesses external trade statistics in Lao PDR by looking at mirror statistics, and with reference to international experience in compilation and dissemination of external trade data. We find that exports...

Malaysian Capital Controls
			: Macroeconomics and Institutions

Malaysian Capital Controls : Macroeconomics and Institutions »

Volume/Issue: 2006/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , Simon Johnson , Kalpana Kochhar , and Todd Mitton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863116.001

ISBN: 9781451863116

Keywords: Asian crisis, political connections, stock price, stock market, stock returns, capital market, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Corporate Finance and Governance: General,

We analyze the capital controls imposed in Malaysia in September 1998. In macroeconomic terms, these controls neither yielded major benefits nor were costly. At the same time, the stock market interpreted the capit...

Patterns of Shocks and Regional Monetary Cooperation in South Asia

Patterns of Shocks and Regional Monetary Cooperation in South Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2003/240

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nephil Maskay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875812.001

ISBN: 9781451875812

Keywords: shocks, regional monetary cooperation, exchange rate, economic integration, exchange rates, output growth, exchange rate policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

The member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation have set as a target the achievement of an economic union by 2020. Reaching this goal will require greater levels of monetary cooperation. H...

Structural Vulnerabilities and Currency Crises

Structural Vulnerabilities and Currency Crises »

Volume/Issue: 2002/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Swart Ghosh , and Atish Ghosh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842609.001

ISBN: 9781451842609

Keywords: structural indicators, binary recursive trees, shareholders, current account, shareholder, shareholder rights, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation, Corporate Finance and Governance: General, Neural Networks and Related Topics,

This paper examines the role of structural factors—governance and rule of law, corporate sector governance (creditor rights and shareholder rights), corporate financing structure—as well as macroecono...

The Long-Run Effects of Tradeon Income and Income Growth

The Long-Run Effects of Tradeon Income and Income Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2003/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Allan Brunner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451845594.001

ISBN: 9781451845594

Keywords: panel data model, trade share, gdp per capita, bilateral trade, growth rate, international trade, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems,

This paper examines the dynamic relationship between trade and income. While most economists agree that increased trade leads to an increase in average income, economic theory is ambiguous about the possible effect...

Trade Liberalization, Intermediate Inputs, and Productivity
			: Evidence from Indonesia

Trade Liberalization, Intermediate Inputs, and Productivity : Evidence from Indonesia »

Volume/Issue: 2005/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mary Amiti , and Jozef Konings

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861655.001

ISBN: 9781451861655

Keywords: inputs, imported inputs, intermediate inputs, foreign ownership, standard errors, international trade, Trade: General, Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

This paper estimates the effects of trade liberalization on plant productivity. In contrast to previous studies, we distinguish between productivity gains arising from lower tariffs on final goods relative to lower...