|The Economic Impact of IMF-Supported Programs in Low-Income Countries|
Author/Editor: Yasemin Bal-Gunduz, Christian Ebeke, Burcu Hacibedel, Linda Kaltani, Vera V Kehayova, Chris Lane, Christian Mumssen, Nkunde Mwase, Joseph Thornton.
Release Date:October, 2013
This paper aims to assess the economic impact of the IMF’s support through its facilities for low-income countries. It relies on two complementary econometric analyses: the first investigates the more...
|Assessing Reserve Adequacy in Low-Income Countries|
Author/Editor: V Crispolti, Era Dabla-Norris, Jun Il Kim, Kazuko Shirono, George C Tsibouris.
Release Date:March, 2013
Low-income countries routinely experience exogenous disturbances—sharp swings in the terms of trade, export demand, natural disasters, and volatile financial flows—that contribute to higher more...
|The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies|
Author/Editor: Benedict J Clements, David Coady, Frank Eich, Sanjeev Gupta, Alvar Kangur, Baoping Shang, Mauricio Soto.
Release Date:January, 2013
Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as more...
|The Early Warning Exercise: Assessing Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Global Economy|
Release Date:July, 2012
One of the G-20's first reactions to the financial crisis that erupted by late 2008 was to task the IMF and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) with establishing a joint Early Warning Exercise (EWE). more...
|ASEAN Chronicles: Trade Exposure, Regional Integration, and Global Rebalancing|
Author/Editor: Sanjay Kalra.
Release Date:December, 2011
Since the Asian crisis of the late 1990s, many well-documented trends have irrevocably altered the global economy-the rise of China, the relative decline of Japan, and the consumption boom in the more...
|External Performance in Low-Income Countries|
Author/Editor: Alessandro Prati, Luca Antonio Ricci, Lone Engbo Christiansen, Stephen Tokarick, Thierry Tressel.
Release Date:March, 2011
Assessments of exchange rate misalignments and external imbalances for low-income countries are challenging because methodologies developed for advanced and emerging economies cannot be automatically more...