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Why Inflation Targeting?

Why Inflation Targeting? »

Source: Why Inflation Targeting?

Volume/Issue: 2009/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charles Freedman , and Douglas Laxton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872330

Keywords: rate of inflation, central bank

This is the second chapter of a forthcoming monograph entitled "On Implementing Full-Fledged Inflation-Targeting Regimes: Saying What You Do and Doing What You Say." We begin by discussing the costs of inflation, i...

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...

Poland

Poland »

Source: Poland : Recent Economic Developments

Volume/Issue: 1997/33

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 1997

ISBN: 9781451831795

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, national bank, domestic demand, balance of payments

This paper reviews economic developments in Poland during 1995-96. The focus is on macroeconomic developments in the real, fiscal, monetary, and external sectors, respectively, while structural policies are also re...

Creating the right environment for small firms: Small enterprises flourish where the market is relatively free of government regulations: a review of the experience over the past 15 years

Creating the right environment for small firms: Small enterprises flourish where the market is relatively free of government regulations: a review of the experience over the past 15 years »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1981

Volume/Issue: 18/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1981

ISBN: 9781616353476

Keywords: monetary fund, world economy, economic cooperation, inflation, balance of payments, NEW FROM THE WORLD BANK,

This paper highlights that the financial activity of the IMF reached a new peak in the first three quarters of 1981 in terms of the number of arrangements with members involving high conditionality on the use of th...

Relative Price Stability, Creditor Rights, and Financial Deepening

Relative Price Stability, Creditor Rights, and Financial Deepening »

Source: Relative Price Stability, Creditor Rights, and Financial Deepening

Volume/Issue: 2007/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pablo Druck , Alexander Plekhanov , and Mario Dehesa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451867039

Keywords: Private credit, creditor rights, volatility, relative price, relative price variability, high inflation, price stability,

The paper provides a theoretical and cross-country empirical analysis of the determinants of financial deepening, and finds that higher credit-to-GDP ratios are associated with stronger creditor rights and lower in...

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,...

CHAPTER IV DOES INFLATION TARGETING WORK IN EMERGING MARKETS?

CHAPTER IV DOES INFLATION TARGETING WORK IN EMERGING MARKETS? »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2005 : Building Institutions

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589064546

Keywords: inflation, current account, inflation targeting, oil prices, institutional quality

Inflation targeting has become an increasingly popular monetary policy strategy, with some 21 countries (8 industrial and 13 emerging market) now inflation targeters. Other countrie...

IV International Trade and Investment Liberalization: Mexico’s Experience and Prospects

IV International Trade and Investment Liberalization: Mexico’s Experience and Prospects »

Source: Mexico : The Strategy to Achieve Sustained Economic Growth

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Claudio Loser , and Eliot Kalter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 1992

ISBN: 9781557753120

Keywords: inflation, bonds, bond, real interest rates, inflation rate

In the wake of the debt crisis, Mexico embarked on a comprehensive reform of its international trade and investment policies. The reform aimed at a more complete integration of the Mexican economy into the w...

Chapter II GLOBAL IMBALANCES: A SAVING AND INVESTMENT PERSPECTIVE

Chapter II GLOBAL IMBALANCES: A SAVING AND INVESTMENT PERSPECTIVE »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2005 : Building Institutions

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589064546

Keywords: inflation, current account, inflation targeting, oil prices, institutional quality

Global saving and investment rates have fallen and current account imbalances have widened to unprecedented levels, yet real long-term interest rates remain low in most countries. H...

VI Mexico’s External Debt Policies, 1982–90

VI Mexico’s External Debt Policies, 1982–90 »

Source: Mexico : The Strategy to Achieve Sustained Economic Growth

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Claudio Loser , and Eliot Kalter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 1992

ISBN: 9781557753120

Keywords: inflation, bonds, bond, real interest rates, inflation rate

Since the outbreak of the 1982 “debt crisis,” external debt-management policies have played a critical role in the Mexican authorities’ efforts to restore sustained economic growth in the context of internal...