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Singapore
			: Selected Issues

Singapore : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2013/327

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475520743.002

ISBN: 9781475520743

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy reaction function, monetary fund, real wages

This Selected Issues Paper discusses some observations on Singapore's monetary policy framework. Singapore's monetary policy uses the nominal effective exchange rate (NEER) as the instrument in a basket-band-crawl...

Dollarization in Cambodia
			: Causes and Policy Implications

Dollarization in Cambodia : Causes and Policy Implications »

Volume/Issue: 2011/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nombulelo Duma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455218936.001

ISBN: 9781455218936

Keywords: seigniorage, foreign currency, monetary policy, inflation, macroeconomic stability, Central Banking, And The Supply Of Money And Credit,

Over the past decade, Cambodia has become Asia's most dollarized economy. In contrast, dollarization in neighboring Lao P.D.R., Mongolia, and Vietnam has been either declining or broadly stable. Somewhat paradoxica...

Financial Liberalization and the Information Content of Money in Indonesia, Korea, and the Philippines

Financial Liberalization and the Information Content of Money in Indonesia, Korea, and the Philippines »

Volume/Issue: 1993/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): A. Hamann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851083.001

ISBN: 9781451851083

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, monetary base, monetary aggregate, monetary aggregates

Using a VAR approach, this paper studies the relationship between money, output, and prices in a group of Pacific Basin countries that underwent financial sector reform during the 1980s: Indonesia, Korea, and the P...

Forecasting Inflation in Indonesia

Forecasting Inflation in Indonesia »

Volume/Issue: 2002/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Uma Ramakrishnan , and Athanasios Vamvakidis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451853483.001

ISBN: 9781451853483

Keywords: inflation forecasting, monetary policy, price inflation, monetary fund, money supply, Model Construction and Estimation, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: Forecasting and Simulation,

A reliable inflation-forecasting model is central for a sound monetary policy framework. In this paper, we study the domestic and international transmission effects on inflation in Indonesia and analyze the possibl...

Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Policy Transmission in Vietnam and Emerging Asia

Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Policy Transmission in Vietnam and Emerging Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2013/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475554731.001

ISBN: 9781475554731

Keywords: monetary policy effectiveness, emerging Asian economies, nominal interest rate, money supply, price inflation, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

This paper provides an overview of inflation developments in Vietnam in the years following the doi moi reforms, and uses empirical analysis to answer two key questions: (i) what are the key drivers of inflation in...

Inflation Reports and Models
			: How Well Do Central Banks Really Write?

Inflation Reports and Models : How Well Do Central Banks Really Write? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/91

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ales Bulir , Jaromír Hurník , and Katerina Smidkova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498387613.001

ISBN: 9781498387613

Keywords: Kalman filter, monetary policy communication, inflation, central bank, aggregate demand, Forecasting and Simulation, Forecasting and Simulation,

We offer a novel methodology for assessing the quality of inflation reports. In contrast to the existing literature, which mostly evaluates the formal quality of these reports, we evaluate their economic content by...

Inflation Targeting Lite

Inflation Targeting Lite »

Volume/Issue: 2003/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842920.001

ISBN: 9781451842920

Keywords: Monetary policy framework, central bank, inflation, inflation target,

Inflation targeting lite (ITL) countries float their exchange rate and announce an inflation target, but are not able to maintain the inflation target as the foremost policy objective. This paper identifies 19 emer...

Money Versus Credit in the Determination of Output for Small Open Economies

Money Versus Credit in the Determination of Output for Small Open Economies »

Volume/Issue: 1989/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451956030.001

ISBN: 9781451956030

Keywords: monetary policy, money supply, aggregate demand, real output, price level

It is well known that in a small open economy where there is perfect substitutability between domestic and foreign assets and costless portfolio adjustment, the monetary authorities cannot control the money supply,...

Much Ado About Nothing? Estimating the Impact of a U.S. Slowdown on Thai Growth

Much Ado About Nothing? Estimating the Impact of a U.S. Slowdown on Thai Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2008/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869989.001

ISBN: 9781451869989

Keywords: Growth, U.S. Slowdown, Bayesian Estimation, monetary policy, inflation, confidence intervals, correlation, equation,

External demand was the main driver of growth in Thailand in 2006 and 2007. However, WEO projections indicate moderating foreign demand in 2008, with U.S. growth being revised downwards to reflect the turmoil in ho...

New Keynesian Exchange Rate Pass-Through

New Keynesian Exchange Rate Pass-Through »

Volume/Issue: 2008/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Cook , and Woon Choi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870718.001

ISBN: 9781451870718

Keywords: pass-through effects, local currency pricing, new Keynesian Phillips curve, forward-looking expectation, inflation, price inflation, money market, monetary economics, monetary policy,

Using the theory of optimal local currency pricing, this paper constructs a structural equation to estimate the rate at which foreign producer prices pass through the local currency prices of imported goods in the...