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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...

Corruption and the Provision of Health Care and Education Services

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Source: Corruption and the Provision of Health Care and Education Services

Volume/Issue: 2000/116

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Erwin Tiongson , Hamid Davoodi , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451853926

Keywords: public provision, infant mortality, child mortality, births, public health

Government intervention to correct market failures is often accompanied by government failures and corruption. This is no more evident than in social sectors that are characterized by significant market failures an...

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...

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...

Corruption and the Provision of Health Care and Education Services

Corruption and the Provision of Health Care and Education Services »

Volume/Issue: 2000/116

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Erwin Tiongson , Hamid Davoodi , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451853926.001

ISBN: 9781451853926

Keywords: public provision, infant mortality, child mortality, births, public health

Government intervention to correct market failures is often accompanied by government failures and corruption. This is no more evident than in social sectors that are characterized by significant market failures an...

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 »

Volume/Issue: 1996/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451922554.001

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...

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...

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,...

On the Information Content of Ldc Secondary Loan Market Prices

On the Information Content of Ldc Secondary Loan Market Prices »

Volume/Issue: 1991/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Stone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843781.001

ISBN: 9781451843781

Keywords: equation, statistics, sovereign debt, debt renegotiation, external debt

This note examines the impact of measurable and unmeasurable (not correlated with observed aggregates) information on secondary market LDC loan prices. The Institutional Investor country risk ratings are used to co...

Private Investment in Developing Countries
			: An Empirical Analysis

Private Investment in Developing Countries : An Empirical Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 1990/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451977028.001

ISBN: 9781451977028

Keywords: private investment, investment rate, public investment, investment activity, commercial banks

This paper analyzes the effects of several policy and other macro-economic variables on the ratio of private investment to GDP in developing countries. Using data for a sample of 23 developing countries over the pe...