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Why are the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative and the SDDS Plus Relevant for Financial Stability Analysis?

Why are the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative and the SDDS Plus Relevant for Financial Stability Analysis? »

Volume/Issue: 2013/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Heath

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475596861.001

ISBN: 9781475596861

Keywords: Global crisis, data dissemination, sectoral accounts, cross-border linkages, banking, financial sector, financial system, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Government Policy and Regulation

In the wake of the recent global crisis the international community is giving an increased focus on stability of the financial system, so-called financial stability analysis. With the increasing need for data sets...

On the Extrapolation with the Denton Proportional Benchmarking Method

On the Extrapolation with the Denton Proportional Benchmarking Method »

Volume/Issue: 2012/169

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Marini , and Tommaso Di Fonzo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505177.001

ISBN: 9781475505177

Keywords: extrapolation, growth rates, growth rate, rate of change, time series, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data, Benchmarking, Movement Preservation,

Statistical offices have often recourse to benchmarking methods for compiling quarterly national accounts (QNA). Benchmarking methods employ quarterly indicator series (i) to distribute annual, more reliable series...

Causes, Benefits, and Risks of Business Tax Incentives

Causes, Benefits, and Risks of Business Tax Incentives »

Volume/Issue: 2009/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Klemm

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871685.001

ISBN: 9781451871685

Keywords: effective tax rates, tax system, tax rates, taxation,

This paper provides an updated overview of tax incentives for business investment. It begins by noting that tax competition is likely to be a major force driving countries' tax reforms, and discusses tax incentives...

The Relationship Between Macroeconomic Statistics Guidelines and Accounting Standards

The Relationship Between Macroeconomic Statistics Guidelines and Accounting Standards »

Volume/Issue: 2004/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lucie Laliberté

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875621.001

ISBN: 9781451875621

Keywords: Macroeconomics, accounting, relation of economics to other disciplines, statistics, accounting standards, equation, national accounting, Economic Methodology: General, Econometric and Statistical Methods: General, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General,

This paper aims to promote harmonization between macroeconomic statistics guidelines and accounting standards. It first highlights recent development that act as drivers to the harmonization of the two systems. It...

Balance Sheets, Exchange Rate Policy, and Welfare

Balance Sheets, Exchange Rate Policy, and Welfare »

Volume/Issue: 2004/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Selim Elekdag , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848458.001

ISBN: 9781451848458

Keywords: financial accelerator, debt-to-GDP threshold, second-order approximation, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime, flexible exchange rate, fixed exchange rate, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The debate about the appropriate choice of exchange rate regime is fundamental in international economics. This paper develops a small open-economy model with balance sheet effects and compares the performance of f...

Asymmetric Adjustment and Nonlinear Dynamics in Real Exchange Rates

Asymmetric Adjustment and Nonlinear Dynamics in Real Exchange Rates »

Volume/Issue: 2003/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gene Leon , and Serineh Najarian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857696.001

ISBN: 9781451857696

Keywords: Nonlinearities, asymmetry, exchange rate, exchange rates, nonlinearity, statistics, real exchange rate,

This paper examines whether deviations from PPP are stationary in the presence of nonlinearity, and whether the adjustment toward PPP is symmetric from above and below. Using alternative nonlinear models, our resul...

Côte d'Ivoire
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Côte d'Ivoire : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2000/107

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451807851.002

ISBN: 9781451807851

Keywords: world prices, balance of payments, public debt, external debt, domestic savings

Cote d'lvoire adopted an IMF-supported program in early 1994 following the devaluation of the CFA franc. Under this program, progress was made in reducing financial imbalances, controlling inflation, liberalizing t...

The Suitability of ASEAN for a Regional Currency Arrangement

The Suitability of ASEAN for a Regional Currency Arrangement »

Volume/Issue: 1999/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857856.001

ISBN: 9781451857856

Keywords: ASEAN, EMU, exchange rates, exchange rate, regional trade, exchange rate variability, economic integration

This paper examines the costs, benefits, preconditions, and implications of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional currency arrangement that is assumed to culminate in a regional currency. On ec...

Cote D'ivoire
			: Statistical Appendix

Cote D'ivoire : Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 1999/124

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451807844.002

ISBN: 9781451807844

Keywords: balance of payments, debt service, external debt, debt stock, public debt

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Crises, Contagion, and the Closed
			: End Country Fund Puzzle

Crises, Contagion, and the Closed : End Country Fund Puzzle »

Volume/Issue: 1998/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Levy Yeyati , and Angel Ubide

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856316.001

ISBN: 9781451856316

Keywords: Country Funds, Contagion, Financial Crisis, investors, asian crisis, foreign investors, crisis countries

This paper analyzes the behavior of closed-end country fund discounts, including evidence from the Mexican and East Asian crises. We find that the ratio of fund prices to their fundamental value increases dramatica...