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What Transparency Can Do When Incentives Fail
			: An Analysis of Rent Capture

What Transparency Can Do When Incentives Fail : An Analysis of Rent Capture »

Volume/Issue: 2006/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elisabeth Paul , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864069.001

ISBN: 9781451864069

Keywords: incentives, wages, budget constraint, wage, fiscal transparency, fiscal management,

This paper analyzes the pervasiveness and persistence of rent seeking, misgovernance, and public sector inefficiency in many developing and transition economies. We formalize evidence from country experiences and e...

What Transparency Can Do When Incentives Fail

What Transparency Can Do When Incentives Fail »

Source: What Transparency Can Do When Incentives Fail : An Analysis of Rent Capture

Volume/Issue: 2006/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elisabeth Paul , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864069

Keywords: incentives, wages, budget constraint, wage, fiscal transparency, fiscal management,

This paper analyzes the pervasiveness and persistence of rent seeking, misgovernance, and public sector inefficiency in many developing and transition economies. We formalize evidence from country experiences and e...

Domestic Petroleum Price Smoothing in Developing and Transition Countries

Domestic Petroleum Price Smoothing in Developing and Transition Countries »

Source: Domestic Petroleum Price Smoothing in Developing and Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Bingham , James Daniel , and Giulio Federico

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451849738

Keywords: petroleum prices, petroleum products, spot price, petroleum pricing, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Energy: Government Policy,

This paper examines the case for government-led smoothing of domestic petroleum prices in the face of volatile international prices. Governments in most developing and transition countries engage in petroleum price...

Domestic Petroleum Price Smoothing in Developing and Transition Countries

Domestic Petroleum Price Smoothing in Developing and Transition Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2001/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Bingham , James Daniel , and Giulio Federico

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849738.001

ISBN: 9781451849738

Keywords: petroleum prices, petroleum products, spot price, petroleum pricing, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Energy: Government Policy,

This paper examines the case for government-led smoothing of domestic petroleum prices in the face of volatile international prices. Governments in most developing and transition countries engage in petroleum price...

The Choice of Exchange Rate Regime and Monetary Target in Highly Dollarized Economies

The Choice of Exchange Rate Regime and Monetary Target in Highly Dollarized Economies »

Source: The Choice of Exchange Rate Regime and Monetary Target in Highly Dollarized Economies

Volume/Issue: 2000/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Borensztein , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2000

ISBN: 9781451844795

Keywords: exchange rates, financial programming, money demand, exchange rate, inflation, monetary aggregates

We examine the implications of high degrees of dollarization for the choice of exchange rate regime and the information content of various monetary aggregates in developing countries. We conclude that a high degree...

The Choice of Exchange Rate Regime and Monetary Target in Highly Dollarized Economies

The Choice of Exchange Rate Regime and Monetary Target in Highly Dollarized Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2000/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Borensztein , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844795.001

ISBN: 9781451844795

Keywords: exchange rates, financial programming, money demand, exchange rate, inflation, monetary aggregates

We examine the implications of high degrees of dollarization for the choice of exchange rate regime and the information content of various monetary aggregates in developing countries. We conclude that a high degree...

IMF and the Environment

IMF and the Environment »

Series: Other Statistical Electronic Products

Author(s): Ved Gandhi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757371.038

ISBN: 9781557757371

Keywords: environment, environmental issues, environmental degradation, environmental problems, environmental policies

In recent years, observers have called on the IMF to pay closer attention to certain issues that do not fall directly within its mandate, such as the environment. This booklet reviews IMF's approach to environmenta...

The IMF and the Environment

The IMF and the Environment »

Source: IMF and the Environment

Series: Other Statistical Electronic Products

Author(s): Ved Gandhi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 1998

ISBN: 9781557757371

Keywords: environment, environmental issues, environmental degradation, environmental problems, environmental policies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was founded in 1944 to promote international monetary stability and cooperation. It does this by providing policy advice, financing, and techni...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: IMF and the Environment

Series: Other Statistical Electronic Products

Author(s): Ved Gandhi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 1998

ISBN: 9781557757371

Keywords: environment, environmental issues, environmental degradation, environmental problems, environmental policies

In recent years, observers have called on the IMF to pay closer attention to certain issues that do not fall directly within its mandate, such as the environment. This booklet reviews IMF's approach to environmenta...

Do Government Wage Cuts Close Budget Deficits? a Conceptual Framework for Developing Countries and Transition Economies

Do Government Wage Cuts Close Budget Deficits? a Conceptual Framework for Developing Countries and Transition Economies »

Source: Do Government Wage Cuts Close Budget Deficits? a Conceptual Framework for Developing Countries and Transition Economies

Volume/Issue: 1996/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1996

ISBN: 9781451922554

Keywords: wages, wage, tax evasion, tax collectors, tax collector

Real wage declines have been common in the public sector in many countries over substantial periods of time. In several cases, such wage reductions have coincided with a decline in the efficiency of the public sect...