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Source: Natural Disasters : Mitigating Impact, Managing Risks

Volume/Issue: 2012/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicole Laframboise , and Boileau Loko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475512717

Keywords: natural disasters, self-insurance, contingent financing, buffers, disaster, disasters, natural disaster, earthquake, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Environment and Growth,

This paper reviews the literature on the macroeconomic impact of natural disasters and presents the IMF's role in assisting countries coping with natural catastrophes. Focusing on seven country cases, the paper des...

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs?

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs? »

Source: What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs?

Volume/Issue: 2003/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , Anna Ivanova , George Anayotos , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842531

Keywords: IMF-supported programs, ownership, political economy, probability, political institutions, interest groups, statistics, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper assesses the implementation of IMF-supported programs using measures of program interruptions, compliance with conditionality, and the share of committed funds disbursed. The econometric model allows an...

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance »

Source: The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance : Grants vs. Loan Rollovers

Volume/Issue: 2004/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wolfgang Mayer , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451845723

Keywords: common agency models, grants vs. loans, interest group, economic policies, interest groups, political influence, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Improving the effectiveness of financial assistance programs is a priority of international financial institutions (IFIs). This paper examines the effectiveness of alternative assistance instruments in a dynamic po...

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality »

Source: Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality

Volume/Issue: 2002/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849479

Keywords: ownership, common agency, political economy, interest group, economic assistance, economic policies, interest groups, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Political Economy Of International Financial Institutions,

Understanding of the domestic political environment is key to building broad country ownership and the successful implementation of reform programs supported by international financial institutions (IFIs). But reci...

Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific

Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific »

Source: Enhancing Macroeconomic Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Small States of the Pacific

Volume/Issue: 2015/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ezequiel Cabezon , Leni Hunter , Patrizia Tumbarello , Kazuaki Washimi , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513525792

Keywords: natural disasters, climate change, panel VAR, disaster risk management, disasters, disaster, natural disaster, damage, Environment and Growth, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

Natural disasters and climate change are interrelated macro-critical issues affecting all Pacific small states to varying degrees. In addition to their devastating human costs, these events damage growth prospects...

How Does the Global Economic Environment Influence the Demand for IMF Resources?

How Does the Global Economic Environment Influence the Demand for IMF Resources? »

Source: How Does the Global Economic Environment Influence the Demand for IMF Resources?

Volume/Issue: 2006/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Selim Elekdag

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864991

Keywords: prediction, IMF lending capacity, IMF income position, probability, current account, predictions, current account balance, credit tranches, Global Outlook, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions

The main objective of this paper is to quantify the relationship between the global economic environment and the number of Stand-By Arrangements (SBAs). The results suggest that oil prices, world interest rates, an...

Natural Disasters
			: Mitigating Impact,  Managing Risks

Natural Disasters : Mitigating Impact, Managing Risks »

Volume/Issue: 2012/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicole Laframboise , and Boileau Loko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475512717.001

ISBN: 9781475512717

Keywords: natural disasters, self-insurance, contingent financing, buffers, disaster, disasters, natural disaster, earthquake, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Environment and Growth,

This paper reviews the literature on the macroeconomic impact of natural disasters and presents the IMF's role in assisting countries coping with natural catastrophes. Focusing on seven country cases, the paper des...

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs?

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs? »

Volume/Issue: 2003/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , Anna Ivanova , George Anayotos , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842531.001

ISBN: 9781451842531

Keywords: IMF-supported programs, ownership, political economy, probability, political institutions, interest groups, statistics, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper assesses the implementation of IMF-supported programs using measures of program interruptions, compliance with conditionality, and the share of committed funds disbursed. The econometric model allows an...

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance
			: Grants vs. Loan Rollovers

The Political Economy of Conditional and Unconditional Foreign Assistance : Grants vs. Loan Rollovers »

Volume/Issue: 2004/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wolfgang Mayer , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451845723.001

ISBN: 9781451845723

Keywords: common agency models, grants vs. loans, interest group, economic policies, interest groups, political influence, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Improving the effectiveness of financial assistance programs is a priority of international financial institutions (IFIs). This paper examines the effectiveness of alternative assistance instruments in a dynamic po...

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality »

Volume/Issue: 2002/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849479.001

ISBN: 9781451849479

Keywords: ownership, common agency, political economy, interest group, economic assistance, economic policies, interest groups, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Political Economy Of International Financial Institutions,

Understanding of the domestic political environment is key to building broad country ownership and the successful implementation of reform programs supported by international financial institutions (IFIs). But reci...