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2. The Early Years of the International Monetary Fund

2. The Early Years of the International Monetary Fund »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

It is not usual for a predecessor to bear witness to the high qualities of his successor. Actually, I have expressed appreciation of Jack Polak many times in many ways, and I am honored to be asked to do it...

9 Recent Evolution of Fund Conditionality

9 Recent Evolution of Fund Conditionality »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

Policy-based lending by the Fund goes under the rubric of “Fund conditionality.” Three elements are involved: (1) the general policy approach; (2) the particular choice and mix of policy instruments; and (3)...

1 Major Themes in the Writings of Jacques J. Polak

1 Major Themes in the Writings of Jacques J. Polak »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

Jacques Polak was born in the Netherlands in 1914. He received his doctorate in economics in 1937 from the University of Amsterdam. His first professional work was with Professor Jan Tinbergen. In 1937 he be...

10 The Monetary Character of the IMF

10 The Monetary Character of the IMF »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

Since May 1981, a number of communiqués of the Group of Ten have called for the preservation of the “monetary role” or the “monetary character” of the Fund, without however providing a clear indication what...

15 Current Issues in Transition Economics

15 Current Issues in Transition Economics »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

Jacques Polak has been involved in most (or all?) of the debates on questions of international economic policy that have erupted over the past half century, so it seems fitting that a conference convened to...

6 Japanese Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Trade

6 Japanese Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Trade »

Source: Structural Change in Japan : Macroeconomic Impact and Policy Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Guy Meredith , and Bijan Aghevli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 1998

ISBN: 9781557756961

Keywords: fdi, exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, real exchange rate

The debate about the impact of Japan’s foreign direct investment (FDI) has largely focused on whether the economy is “hollowing out.” The surge in outward Japanese FDI over the last decade, together with the...

V Macroeconomic Environment

V Macroeconomic Environment »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs in Indonesia, Korea and Thailand

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Timothy Lane , Marianne Schulze-Gattas , Tsidi Tsikata , Steven Phillips , Atish Ghosh , and A. Hamann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 1999

ISBN: 9781557757838

Keywords: exchange rate, current account, exchange rates, inflation, crisis countries

The Asian crisis plunged the countries affected into deep recessions. As of October 1998, real GDP was estimated to decline in 1998 by 7 percent in Korea, 8 percent in Thailand, and 15 percent in Indonesia....

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

Source: Vietnam : Transition to a Market Economy

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Erich Spitäller , M. Braulke , Christian Mulder , Hisanobu Shishido , Kenneth M. Miranda , John Dodsworth , and Keon Lee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1996

ISBN: 9781557755384

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, foreign exchange, state enterprises, exchange rates

Table A1. Ranking of Low-Income Countries According to Share of Industry in GDP, 1987,1...

3 The Link Between Price Liberalization and Macroeconomic Management

3 The Link Between Price Liberalization and Macroeconomic Management »

Source: Coordinating Stabilization and Structural Reform : Proceedings of the Seminar Coordination of Structural Reform and Macroeconomic Stabilization, Washington, D.C., June 17-26, 1993

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

ISBN: 9781557754301

Keywords: interest, exchange rate, inflation, prices, restructuring

Marcelo Selowsky The topic I have been given is a complex one. It becomes even more complex when considered in light of the wide variety of countries represented at this seminar: Lat...

12 Case Studies of Argentina and The Gambia

12 Case Studies of Argentina and The Gambia »

Source: Coordinating Stabilization and Structural Reform : Proceedings of the Seminar Coordination of Structural Reform and Macroeconomic Stabilization, Washington, D.C., June 17-26, 1993

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1994

ISBN: 9781557754301

Keywords: interest, exchange rate, inflation, prices, restructuring

Martin Hardy Comparing Argentina in the 1980s with Argentina today, I am struck by a phenomenal change. For Argentina, the 1980s started off with the debt crisis and the war in the S...