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Overcoming Barriers to Reform

Overcoming Barriers to Reform »

Source: Overcoming Barriers to Reform : On Incentive-Compatible International Assistance

Volume/Issue: 2007/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wolfgang Mayer , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

ISBN: 9781451867954

Keywords: international assistance, incentives, optimal contracts, special interest groups, adverse selection, sovereign default, political instability, interest, interest group, repayment

International financial assistance (loans and grants) can potentially raise recipients' welfare in two ways, by affecting a direct resource transfer and by facilitating efficiency-enhancing reforms. In practice, ba...

Investing in Public Investment

Investing in Public Investment »

Source: Investing in Public Investment : An Index of Public Investment Efficiency

Volume/Issue: 2011/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zac Mills , Annette Kyobe , Jim Brumby , Chris Papageorgiou , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455217892

Keywords: public investment management, project appraisal, selection, implementation, and evaluation, growth, investment management, budget institutions, investment projects, investment spending

This paper introduces a new index that captures the institutional environment underpinning public investment management across four different stages: project appraisal, selection, implementation, and evaluation. Co...

Overcoming Barriers to Reform
			: On Incentive-Compatible International Assistance

Overcoming Barriers to Reform : On Incentive-Compatible International Assistance »

Volume/Issue: 2007/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wolfgang Mayer , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867954.001

ISBN: 9781451867954

Keywords: international assistance, incentives, optimal contracts, special interest groups, adverse selection, sovereign default, political instability, interest, interest group, repayment

International financial assistance (loans and grants) can potentially raise recipients' welfare in two ways, by affecting a direct resource transfer and by facilitating efficiency-enhancing reforms. In practice, ba...

Investing in Public Investment
			: An Index of Public Investment Efficiency

Investing in Public Investment : An Index of Public Investment Efficiency »

Volume/Issue: 2011/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zac Mills , Annette Kyobe , Jim Brumby , Chris Papageorgiou , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455217892.001

ISBN: 9781455217892

Keywords: public investment management, project appraisal, selection, implementation, and evaluation, growth, investment management, budget institutions, investment projects, investment spending

This paper introduces a new index that captures the institutional environment underpinning public investment management across four different stages: project appraisal, selection, implementation, and evaluation. Co...

Portfolio Credit Risk and Macroeconomic Shocks
			: Applications to Stress Testing Under Data-Restricted Environments

Portfolio Credit Risk and Macroeconomic Shocks : Applications to Stress Testing Under Data-Restricted Environments »

Volume/Issue: 2006/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Miguel Segoviano Basurto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865431.001

ISBN: 9781451865431

Keywords: Portfolio credit risk measurement, macroeconomic shock measurement, multivariate density estimation, entropy distribution, credit risk, probability, equation, probabilities, Econometric and Statistical Methods: Other, Model Evaluation and Selection

Portfolio credit risk measurement is greatly affected by data constraints, especially when focusing on loans given to unlisted firms. Standard methodologies adopt convenient, but not necessarily properly specified...