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CHAPTER 12 Bedfellows, Hostages, or Perfect Strangers? Global Capital Markets and the Catalytic Effect of IMF Crisis Lending

CHAPTER 12 Bedfellows, Hostages, or Perfect Strangers? Global Capital Markets and the Catalytic Effect of IMF Crisis Lending »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction Ever since Walter Bagehot’s times, it has been recognized that emergency liquidity support, to be effective, must in principle be unlimited. Of course, the precept shoul...

Developing and Transition Countries Confront Financial Globalization

Developing and Transition Countries Confront Financial Globalization »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1999

Volume/Issue: 36/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451952797

Keywords: inflation, transition economies, transition countries, monetary fund, brain drain

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly...

Central Bank Autonomy
			: Lessons from Global Trends

Central Bank Autonomy : Lessons from Global Trends »

Volume/Issue: 2007/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bernard Laurens , Martin Sommer , Marco Arnone , and Jean-François Segalotto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866520.001

ISBN: 9781451866520

Keywords: political autonomy, economic autonomy, central bank, monetary fund,

We calculate indexes of central bank autonomy (CBA) for 163 central banks as of end-2003, and comparable indexes for a subgroup of 68 central banks as of the end of the 1980s. The results confirm strong improvement...

Inflation, Inequality, and Social Conflict

Inflation, Inequality, and Social Conflict »

Volume/Issue: 2006/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Crowe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864182.001

ISBN: 9781451864182

Keywords: inflation tax, inflation tax rate, monetary fund, average inflation, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions, Capitalist Systems: Political Economy,

This paper presents and then tests a political economy model to analyze the observed positive relationship between income inequality and inflation. The model's key features are unequal access to both inflation-hedg...

12 Inequality During the Transition: Why Did It Increase?

12 Inequality During the Transition: Why Did It Increase? »

Source: A Decade of Transition : Achievements and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Saleh Nsouli , and Oleh Havrylyshyn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2001

ISBN: 9781589060135

Keywords: inflation, privatization, monetary fund, moderate inflation, tax rates

The countries that we still, somewhat lazily, call the transition economies are becoming more diverse by the day. This increase in diversity is reflected in their incomes per capita: some countries have turn...

Inflation, Inequality, and Social Conflict

Inflation, Inequality, and Social Conflict »

Source: Inflation, Inequality, and Social Conflict

Volume/Issue: 2006/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Crowe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864182

Keywords: inflation tax, inflation tax rate, monetary fund, average inflation, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions, Capitalist Systems: Political Economy,

This paper presents and then tests a political economy model to analyze the observed positive relationship between income inequality and inflation. The model's key features are unequal access to both inflation-hedg...

Picture This: Globalization of Labor

Picture This: Globalization of Labor »

Source: Finance & Development, June 2007

Volume/Issue: 44/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451953824

Keywords: international monetary fund, gender, girls, gender equality, gender disparities

The June 2007 issue of F&D spotlights gender equality. The lead article discusses progress toward fulfilling the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on redressing gender discrimination and empowering women and relate...

Study by Vito Tanzi: Distribution of Human Capital Is Key Element In Tackling Problems of Income Inequality

Study by Vito Tanzi: Distribution of Human Capital Is Key Element In Tackling Problems of Income Inequality »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 28, Issue 03

Volume/Issue: 28/3

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451936155

Keywords: international monetary fund, IMF Quota Increase,

On January 22, the IMF announced that more than 85 percent of its members had consented to an increase in the IMF’s quotas. The text of Press Release No. 99/4, issued on January 22, follows....