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  • Characteristics of a Successful Exchange Rate Systemby Paul Masson

    International Monetary Fund 1991; US$ 5.00

    This study identifies the key characteristics of a successful exchange rate system. It focuses on regimes in the industrial countries and consider the implications for the operation of the international monetary system. more...

  • Exchange Rate Regimes in an Increasingly Integrated World Economyby Andrew Berg

    International Monetary Fund 2000; US$ 10.00

    This paper examines the consequences of heightened capital mobility and of the integration of developing economies in increasingly globalized markets for the exchange rate regimes of the industrial, developing, and transition economies. It builds upon previous studies by IMF staff on various aspects of the exchange rate arrangements of member countries,... more...

  • Exchange Rate Movements and Their Impact on Trade and Investment in the APEC Regionby Takatoshi Ito

    International Monetary Fund 1996; US$ 7.50

    The 18 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (APEC) encompass not only a wide geographic area but also broad differences in stages of economic development, including among them some of the fastest- growing economies in the world. Such rapid growth has been ficilitated by high levels of investment and trade, international linkages,... more...

  • Policy Issues in the Evolving International Monetary Systemby Mark Taylor

    International Monetary Fund 1992; US$ 7.50

    How can international monetary stability be promoted? This study looks at ways to bolster economic policies and coordination among the industrial countries serving as nominal anchors for the world economy. It also assesses the operation of monetary unions and common currency areas. The authors conclude that problems with the world monetary system... more...

  • Currency Board Arrangements: Issues and Experiencesby Charles Enoch

    International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 7.50

    This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the attractions and disadvantages of currency board arrangements in their various institutional configurations. It asks what defines a currency board arrangement, what are their strengths and weaknesses, and what constraints they place on macroeconomic policies. It also reviews country experiences with... more...

  • Yemen in the 1990s: From Unification to Economic Reformby Nada Choueiri

    International Monetary Fund 2002; US$ 10.00

    The 1990s saw the unification of the two Yemens into one nation and a burgeoning of the country's oil sector. This paper examines the structural changes in the Yemeni economy brought about by these and other developments and identifies the reforms needed to move the country toward rapid and sustainable growth, effectively manage its oil wealth, and... more...

  • Advanced Country Experiences with Capital Account Liberalizationby Age Bakker

    International Monetary Fund 2002; US$ 10.00

    After the industrial countries established current account convertibility in the late1950s, they began to phase out their capital controls. Their efforts were slow and tentative at first, but built up considerable momentum by the 1980s as market-oriented economic policies gained popularity. This paper describes how national policymakers’ views of... more...

  • Credibility Without Rulesby Carlo Cottarelli

    International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 9.00

    During the last 25 years, monetary practice in most countries has increasingly been characterized by the attempt to achieve credibility of purpose while expanding the freedom of monetary authorities in controlling policy instruments. Thus, the world has moved toward monetary frameworks in which, through appropriate institutional devices, a better... more...

  • Liberalization of the Capital Account: Experiences and Issuesby Liliana Rojas-Suárez

    International Monetary Fund 1993; US$ 7.50

    This study explores the industrial and developing countries' use of capital controls since World War II, including their rationales for using them, and describes their experiences with relaxing controls as part of broader liberalization and structural reform efforts. The papers also outlines the potential medium-term costs and benefits of an open... more...

  • Recent Experiences with Surges in Capital Inflowsby Robert Kahn

    International Monetary Fund 1993; US$ 7.50

    This paper explores the experience of six countries (Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Spain and Thailand) with capital inflows. It illustrates that although capital inflows are usually beneficial, too great an inflow can become a problem and make it difficult for authorities to choose the appropriate policy response. more...