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Chapter 3 Sovereign Wealth Funds: New Economic Realities and the Political Responses

Chapter 3 Sovereign Wealth Funds: New Economic Realities and the Political Responses »

Source: Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Series: Books

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Adnan Mazarei , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2010

ISBN: 9781589069275

Keywords: investors, bonds, investment strategies, principals, financial markets

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are on their way to a new normal. Having operated for many decades in quiet niches of global financial markets, SWFs became the subject of considerable political controversy in...

Chapter 9 Sovereign Wealth Funds and Recipient-Country Investment Policies: OECD Perspectives

Chapter 9 Sovereign Wealth Funds and Recipient-Country Investment Policies: OECD Perspectives »

Source: Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Series: Books

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Adnan Mazarei , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2010

ISBN: 9781589069275

Keywords: investors, bonds, investment strategies, principals, financial markets

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have much to offer. They can contribute to the economic development of their home countries by, for example, helping to diversify income sources for commodity-dependent economie...

5 Equity Issues in a Globalizing World: The Experience of OECD Countries

5 Equity Issues in a Globalizing World: The Experience of OECD Countries »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

Introduction Equity issues are fundamental to the formation of international economic policy. As illustrated by the Corn Laws in nineteenth-century Britain, who gains and who loses f...

21 Adapting Central Banking to a Changing Environment

21 Adapting Central Banking to a Changing Environment »

Source: Frameworks for Monetary Stability : Policy Issues and Country Experiences

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1994

ISBN: 9781557754196

Keywords: central bank, monetary policy, interest, inflation, payments

The debate about central banking, which is as old as central banks themselves, has been given fresh impetus by a number of recent developments. In Europe, an unprecedented project to set up a supranational c...

Comments: Nancy Birdsall

Comments: Nancy Birdsall »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

I would like to begin by congratulating the IMF for using its convocatory power to bring visibility and credibility to this critical issue of equity. Anthony Atkinson’s paper is both thoughtful and thought-p...

4 Economic Policy and Equity: An Overview

4 Economic Policy and Equity: An Overview »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

Introduction Not long ago I was shopping at a large supermarket in Boston when I could not help overhearing a conversation between a shopper pushing a big trolley and his child of ab...

1 Introduction

1 Introduction »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

Revisiting a topic that had been the subject of a largely analytical focus in a 1995 conference, the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department on June 8–9, 1998, hosted a conference on “Economic Policy and Equity.” Th...

3 Should Equity Be a Goal of Economic Policy?

3 Should Equity Be a Goal of Economic Policy? »

Source: Economic Policy and Equity

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 1999

ISBN: 9781557757883

Keywords: income distribution, transition economies, income inequality, distribution of income, wage

Since the beginning of the 1990s, global output has grown by more than 3 percent a year, and inflation has slowed in most regions. Some groups and individuals have done better than others, however, and incom...

Financial Sector Reform and Monetary Instruments and Operations

Financial Sector Reform and Monetary Instruments and Operations »

Source: Sequencing Financial Sector Reforms

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1991

ISBN: 9781557757791

Keywords: financial sector, banking, central bank, foreign exchange, financial institutions

Reorienting monetary control to rely increasingly on market-based instruments is not only desirable but also inevitable when countries begin to reform their financial systems. Such...

3 Defining, Measuring, and Predicting Soundness

3 Defining, Measuring, and Predicting Soundness »

Source: Bank Soundness and Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Author(s): Matthew Saal , Carl-Johan Lindgren , and G. Garcia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 1996

ISBN: 9781557755995

Keywords: banking, loans, banking system, interest, banking sector

Bank soundness is a concept commonly used to denote, for example, an ability to withstand adverse events. Nevertheless, its usage is typically imprecise and gives rise to questions...