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  • Philippines: Toward Sustainable and Rapid Growthby Markus Rodlauer

    International Monetary Fund 2000; US$ 9.00

    This Occasional Paper discusses the policies behind the favorable economic performance of the Philippines during the 1990s, when it emerged from a long period of slow growth and economic imbalances and managed to escape the "Asian crisis" relatively unscathed. The Philippines' recent experience suggests valuable lessons for emerging economies' efforts... more...

  • Banking Reform in the Lower Mekong Countriesby Olaf Unteroberdoerster

    International Monetary Fund 2004; US$ 7.50

    This paper reviews recent banking reform efforts in the lower Mekong countries (LMCs), comprising Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Vietnam. Linked by close economic and cultural ties, the three LMCs face the dual challenge of economic development and transition to market-based economies. Two-tier banking systems were formally introduced... more...

  • Monetary Policy and Bank Risk-Takingby Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

    International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 5.00

    This paper contributes to the current debate on what role financial stability considerations should play in monetary policy decision and how best to integrate macro-prudential and monetary policy frameworks. The paper broadly supports the view that monetary policy easing induces greater risk-taking by banks but also shows that the relationship between... more...

  • A Banking Union for the Euro Areaby Rishi Goyal

    International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 5.00

    The SDN elaborates the case for, and the design of, a banking union for the euro area. It discusses the benefits and costs of a banking union, presents a steady state view of the banking union, elaborates difficult transition issues, and briefly discusses broader EU issues. As such, it assesses current plans and provides advice. It is accompanied... more...

  • The Economics of Bank Restructuring: Understanding the Optionsby Augustin Landier

    International Monetary Fund 2009; US$ 5.00

    Based on a simple framework, this note clarifies the economics behind bank restructuring and evaluates various restructuring options for systemically important banks. The note assumes that the government aims to reduce the probability of a bank?s default and keep the burden on taxpayers at a minimum. The note also acknowledges that the design of any... more...

  • Estimating the Costs of Financial Regulationby Andre Santos

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 5.00

    Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief and written in nontechnical language, and so are aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues. This Web-only series replaced... more...

  • Contingent Capital: Economic Rationale and Design Featuresby Ceyla Pazarbasioglu

    International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 5.00

    The causes of the global financial crisis were multi-faceted but revealed still unresolved weaknesses in national and international financial oversight and resolution frameworks. In particular, many governments in the crisis-hit countries had to provide unprecedented levels of support to contain the crisis and protect financial stability. These interventions... more...

  • Subsidiaries or Branches: Does One Size Fit All?by Jonathan Fiechter

    International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 5.00

    Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief and written in nontechnical language, and so are aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues. This Web-only series replaced... more...

  • Finance & Development, December 1965by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1965; US$ 3.75

    The Annual Meetings of the World Bank and its affiliates, the International Development Association (IDA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and of the International Monetary Fund, were held in September in Washington. At the Bank Group meetings stress was laid on the urgent needs of the less developed countries and on the Group?s plans... more...

  • Building Monetary and Financial Systems: Case Studies in Technical Assistanceby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 14.50

    This book includes 21 case studies of technical assistance provided by the IMF's former Monetary and Financial Systems Department during 2003-06. These studies cover issues related to monetary policy and operations, financial markets, payment systems, and financial regulation and supervision, with an emphasis on both the substance of the issues and... more...