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  • 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...

  • Approaches to Exchange Rate Policyby Richard Bart

    International Monetary Fund 1994; US$ 11.00

    External sector policies and exchange rate policy are central to a country's economic performance and to the IMF's surveillance functions. The papers in this book, edited by Richard Barth and Chorng-Huey Wong, were presented at a seminar on Exchange Rate Policy in Developing and Transition Economies held by the IMF Institute. They analyze choices... 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...

  • Economic Theory and Financial Policy: Selected Essays of Jacques J. Polak, 1994-2004by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2004; US$ 13.50

    IMF economists work closely with member countries on a variety of issues. Their unique perspective on country experiences and best practices on global macroeconomic issues are often shared in the form of books on diverse topics such as cross-country comparisons, capacity building, macroeconomic policy, financial integration, and globalization. more...

  • Exchange Rates and Economic Fundamentals: A Framework for Analysisby Steven Symansky

    International Monetary Fund 1994; US$ 7.50

    This paper summarizes the methods and types of indicators that are often employed, both insid and outside the IMF, to assess whether exchange rates are broadly in line with economic fundamentals. more...