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Asia: Ready or Not

Asia: Ready or Not »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2006

Volume/Issue: 43/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451922486

Keywords: migration, international monetary fund, mass migration, emigration, Labor market, Dividends, Economists, Emigration And Immigration. History, European Economic And Monetary Union (emu), Finance

The Economics of Demographics provides a detailed look at how the biggest demographic upheaval in history is affecting global development. The issue explores demographic change and the effects of population aging f...

Budget Support Versus Project Aid

Budget Support Versus Project Aid »

Source: Budget Support Versus Project Aid

Volume/Issue: 2003/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451851182

Keywords: aid policy, asymmetric information, empirical growth models, budget support, budget surplus, capital expenditures, budget constraint, capital expenditure, Asymmetric and Private Information, Welfare and Poverty: General

Should donors who are interested in the effectiveness of developmental programs rely on conditional budget support or on project aid? To answer this question, we present a model in which only a subset of the develo...

Consensus Forecasts and Inefficient Information Aggregation

Consensus Forecasts and Inefficient Information Aggregation »

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...

Currency Crises and Uncertainty About Fundamentals

Currency Crises and Uncertainty About Fundamentals »

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...

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World »

Source: Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

Volume/Issue: 2009/18

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2009

ISBN: 9781455241125

Keywords: External shocks, Financial risk, Financial sector, Financial systems, Contingent liabilities, Fiscal sector, Fiscal policy, Public debt, Transparency, disclosure of information

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Export Quality in Developing Countries

Export Quality in Developing Countries »

Source: Export Quality in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Henn , Chris Papageorgiou , and Nicola Spatafora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484351635

Keywords: Product Quality, Upgrading, export quality, exporter, exporters, commodity exporters, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Information and Product Quality,

This paper develops new, far more extensive estimates of export quality, covering 178 countries and hundreds of products over 1962–2010. Quality upgrading is particularly rapid during the early stages of dev...

Financial Infrastructure, Group Interests, and Capital Accumulation

Financial Infrastructure, Group Interests, and Capital Accumulation »

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...

A Framework for Financial Market Development

A Framework for Financial Market Development »

Source: A Framework for Financial Market Development

Volume/Issue: 2009/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Sunil Sharma , and Connel Fullenkamp

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451873030

Keywords: Financial market development, contracts, borrowers, lenders, liquidity providers, regulators, New Institutional Economics, bonds, cash flows, bond

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...

ICT Equipment Investment and Growth in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries

ICT Equipment Investment and Growth in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries »

Source: ICT Equipment Investment and Growth in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982107

Keywords: ICT, technology, equipment investment, technological progress, trade data, technological advances, information technology, net exports, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, One

While production of ICT equipment plays a subordinate role for economic growth in most of these countries, they do benefit from capital deepening arising from falling prices of ICT equipment. Adapting established g...

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World »

Volume/Issue: 2009/18

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455241125.004

ISBN: 9781455241125

Keywords: External shocks, Financial risk, Financial sector, Financial systems, Contingent liabilities, Fiscal sector, Fiscal policy, Public debt, Transparency, disclosure of information

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