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Structural Reforms, IMF Programs and Capacity Building
			: An Empirical Investigation

Structural Reforms, IMF Programs and Capacity Building : An Empirical Investigation »

Volume/Issue: 2012/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Marc Quintyn , and Frederik Toscani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475510706.001

ISBN: 9781475510706

Keywords: Structural Reform, IMF Program, Capacity Building, technical assistance, regulation, capacity building activities, bureaucratic quality, General, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper investigates the role that International Monetary Fund (IMF) programs and capacity building play in fostering structural reforms. To do so, we exploit two novel datasets on IMF capacity building and stru...

Austria
			: 2012 Article IV Consultation:  Staff Report; Informational Annex; Statement by the Staff Representative; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Austria

Austria : 2012 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Informational Annex; Statement by the Staff Representative; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Austria »

Volume/Issue: 2012/251

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475506778.002

ISBN: 9781475506778

Keywords: retirement, pension, early retirement, health care, retirement age

Austria has relatively strong macroeconomic fundamentals, but also deep ties with the rest of the euro area. The legacy of an overly ambitious eastward financial sector expansion has created substantial challenges...

Do Fiscal Spillovers Matter?

Do Fiscal Spillovers Matter? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Weber , and Anna Ivanova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463902315.001

ISBN: 9781463902315

Keywords: coordinated fiscal exit, fiscal changes, fiscal consolidation, fiscal measure, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, And General Outlook, general Aggregative Models,

The paper assesses the impact of fiscal spillovers on growth in the context of a coordinated exit from crisis management policies. We find that despite potentially sizeable domestic effects from consolidation, aggr...

Austria
			: Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Austria : Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism »

Volume/Issue: 2009/298

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451802481.002

ISBN: 9781451802481

Keywords: court, due diligence, money laundering, law enforcement, terrorist financing

This paper presents a Detailed Assessment Report on Antimoney Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) for Austria. The authorities have designed and are implementing a comprehensive AML/CFT...

Benchmark Priors Revisited
			: On Adaptive Shrinkage and the Supermodel Effect in Bayesian Model Averaging

Benchmark Priors Revisited : On Adaptive Shrinkage and the Supermodel Effect in Bayesian Model Averaging »

Volume/Issue: 2009/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Feldkircher , and Stefan Zeugner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873498.001

ISBN: 9781451873498

Keywords: Bayesian model averaging, hyper-g prior, shrinkage factor, Zellner&;amp;#x2019;s g prior, model uncertainty, growth econometrics, noise, probabilities, statistics, bayes factor

Default prior choices fixing Zellner's g are predominant in the Bayesian Model Averaging literature, but tend to concentrate posterior mass on a tiny set of models. The paper demonstrates this supermodel effect and...

Austria
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program Update Technical Note:  Factual Update and Analysis of the IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

Austria : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update Technical Note: Factual Update and Analysis of the IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation »

Volume/Issue: 2008/206

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451802450.002

ISBN: 9781451802450

Keywords: market manipulation, insider dealing, external auditors, collective investment schemes, investors

This technical note focuses on the International Organization of Securities Commissions objectives and principles of securities regulations of Austria. The 2003 assessment found that Austria had fully broadly imple...

Austria
			: Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation

Austria : Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2003/372

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 November 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451802290.002

ISBN: 9781451802290

Keywords: debt, deficit, pension reform, budget, interest

The Austrian economy performed well, but long-term problems were unaddressed. Austria has weathered the slump well. The government's economic policy priorities and recent achievements have been commendable. Tax ref...

Austria
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Austria : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2000/124

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451802320.002

ISBN: 9781451802320

Keywords: interest, savings banks, banking sector, financial system, balance sheet

The study describes key features of the Austrian financial system, analyzes current trends in Austrian banking, and discusses appropriate regulatory responses to the changing financial environment. In this paper, t...

Austria
			: Selected Issues

Austria : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2000/149

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451802023.002

ISBN: 9781451802023

Keywords: banking, banking sector, savings bank, joint stock, banking system

The paper describes key features of the Austrian financial system, analyzes current trends in Austrian banking, and discusses appropriate regulatory responses to the changing financial environment. The paper review...

Valuation and Treatment of Depletable Resources in the National Accounts

Valuation and Treatment of Depletable Resources in the National Accounts »

Volume/Issue: 1991/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Levin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451958560.001

ISBN: 9781451958560

Keywords: natural resources, natural resource, oil and gas, probable reserves, gas reserves

To assess the feasibility of the national accounts treating as assets depletable resources extracted for sale, the paper examines three issues: 1. whether treating natural resources as assets when they are used req...