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Dollarization of the Banking System

Dollarization of the Banking System »

Source: Dollarization of the Banking System : Good or Bad?

Volume/Issue: 2003/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gianni De Nicolo , Patrick Honohan , and Alain Ize

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856668

Keywords: Financial Deepening, Financial Instability, inflation, foreign currency, foreign exchange, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper assesses the benefits and risks associated with dollarization of the banking system. We provide novel empirical evidence on the determinants of dollarization, its role in promoting financial development,...

Indirect Taxes on International Aviation

Indirect Taxes on International Aviation »

Source: Indirect Taxes on International Aviation

Volume/Issue: 2006/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jon Strand , and Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863840

Keywords: aviation taxes, aviation fuel, fuel tax, airlines, airline, air transport, Air Transportation,

This paper examines the case for internationally coordinated indirect taxes on aviation (as a source of general revenue-not (necessarily) as a source of development finance). The case for such taxes is strong: the...

Bolivia: Selected Issues

Bolivia: Selected Issues »

Source: Bolivia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/249

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451805833

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, real exchange, dutch disease, international monetary fund

This Selected Issues paper on Bolivia reports that it has experienced major increases in its gas reserves, production, and exports. Not only have their levels increased significantly, but also there have been exten...

Nigeria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Nigeria: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Nigeria : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/303

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451828979

Keywords: fiscal policy, international monetary fund, financial assets, central bank

This Selected Issues paper on Nigeria highlights challenges faced by the country in building on the achievements of 2004. The authorities will have to maintain macroeconomic stability while implementing ambitious s...

Panama: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Panama: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Panama : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2006/3

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451830842

Keywords: anti-corruption, public institutions, public sector, institutional reforms

This Selected Issues paper for Panama reports that the administration is developing a strategy to enhance growth and competitiveness in the Panamanian economy. Corruption is perceived as a widespread phenomenon tha...

Yemen

Yemen »

Source: Yemen : Exchange Rate Policy in the Face of Dwindling Oil Exports

Volume/Issue: 2007/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Todd Schneider , Nabil Ben Ltaifa , Faisal Ahmed , and Saade Chami

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865691

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, oil production, effective exchange rate, real effective exchange rate

This paper investigates the likely implications of declining oil production on Yemen's equilibrium exchange rate, and discusses policy options to ensure a smooth transition to a nonoil economy. The empirical result...

Political Economy of Multi-Level Tax Assignments in Latin American Countries

Political Economy of Multi-Level Tax Assignments in Latin American Countries »

Source: Political Economy of Multi-Level Tax Assignments in Latin American Countries : Earmarked Revenue Versus Tax Autonomy

Volume/Issue: 2008/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giorgio Brosio , and Ehtisham Ahmad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869330

Keywords: taxation, property tax, tax administration, tax collections

A weakness of decentralization and overall tax reforms in Latin America is the lack of attention to adequate taxation at the subnational government. A reliance on shared taxes with extensive earmarking leads to wea...

2011 Spillover Report—Selected Issues

2011 Spillover Report—Selected Issues »

Source: Euro Area Policies : Spillover Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation and Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2011/185

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462339549

Keywords: spillovers, bond, financial markets, financial market, financial sector, Euro Area Policies:,

The euro area (EA) plays a major role in the global economy. Market perceptions of events in the EA program countries illustrate the possibility of large spillovers from the area in times of stress. The prospect of...

Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Domestic Prices

Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Domestic Prices »

Source: Exchange Rate Pass-Through to Domestic Prices : Does the Inflationary Environment Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2001/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , and Ehsan Choudhri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451859867

Keywords: Pass-through, exchange rate, inflation rate, average inflation, average inflation rate, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The paper tests a hypothesis suggested by Taylor (2000) that a low inflationary environment leads to a low exchange rate pass-through to domestic prices. To test this hypothesis, the paper derives a pass-through re...

A Statistical Analysis of Banking Performance in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union in the 1990s

A Statistical Analysis of Banking Performance in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union in the 1990s »

Source: A Statistical Analysis of Banking Performance in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union in the 1990s

Volume/Issue: 2001/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): V. Juan-Ramon , Ruby Randall , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451852820

Keywords: Bank Structure, Competition, Performance, banking, bank size, foreign banks, banking system, foreign bank

Private foreign banks dominate the banking system although their market share declined in the 1990s while that of private indigenous banks increased. The banking system was not concentrated either within or across...