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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...

Islamic State of Afghanistan

Islamic State of Afghanistan »

Source: Islamic State of Afghanistan : First Review Under the Staff-Monitored Program

Volume/Issue: 2004/364

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451800180

Keywords: debt, payments, expenditures, inflation, central bank, Afghanistan, Islamic State of,

This paper assesses the First Review Under the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) for Afghanistan. The authorities have met all of the indicative quantitative targets set out under the SMP and all the structural benchma...

Bank Insolvency and Stabilization in Eastern Europe

Bank Insolvency and Stabilization in Eastern Europe »

Source: Bank Insolvency and Stabilization in Eastern Europe

Volume/Issue: 1992/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1992

ISBN: 9781451927146

Keywords: banking, inflation, banking system, bank insolvency, banking sector

The profound structural reform underway in Eastern Europe has revealed the weakness of the banking sector there; macroeconomic stability and other reforms are thereby threatened. After an overview of recent develop...

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...

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,...

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...

Relative Price Convergence in Russia

Relative Price Convergence in Russia »

Source: Relative Price Convergence in Russia

Volume/Issue: 1995/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paula De Masi , and Vincent Koen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781451847468

Keywords: inflation, relative price, relative price variability, price level, relative prices, Russia,

Following price and exchange rate liberalization, domestic consumer prices in Russia moved closer to market levels. This paper quantifies the magnitude of the associated relative price changes. It also shows that r...

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...

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES

CHAPTER I ECONOMIC PROSPECTS AND POLICY ISSUES »

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

The expansion remains broadly on track, with global growth forecasts for 2005 and 2006 largely unchanged from the last World Economic Outlook (Table 1.1 and Figure 1.1), although risks are still slanted to t...