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- International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 17.50
Despite the recent deterioration in the global economic environment, projections for the region involve only a modest worsening of the outlook. The October 2011 Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere cautions, however, that there are severe downside risks. A sharp slowdown in Asia, for example in response to a recession in advanced economies,... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2001; US$ 10.00
This paper discusses the methodologies used by IMF staff for assessing exchange rates and the rationale for the general approach of the Coordinating Group on Exchange Rate Issues (CGER). CGER?s approach has been to identify cases where exchange rates appear to be substantially out of line with medium-term macroeconomic fundamentals. The paper also... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1993; US$ 5.00
The paper reviews the basis for the use of various popular exchange rate indicators by tracing their conceptual development, the links between these indicators, and how they are measured in actual practice. It also considers the difficulties often encountered in attempting to obtain empirical counterparts to the various concepts and the limitations... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1999; US$ 5.00
This paper outlines a ?modern? approach to managing risks in cross-border capital movements that is consistent with an environment of increased and liberalized capital flows. Key elements of this approach include: a consistent monetary and exchange rate policy mix to avoid incentives for volatile capital flows; prudential management of the specific... more...
Exchange Rate Regimes in Selected Advanced Transition Economies - Coping with Transition, Capital Inflows, and EU AccessionInternational Monetary Fund 2000; US$ 5.00
Since beginning economic transition, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia have?with much success?employed diverse exchange rate regimes. As these countries approach EU accession, they will need to avoid the perils of too much or too little exchange rate variability when capital flows are likely to be large and volatile; narrow... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1988; US$ 3.75
This paper describes and analyzes forward market systems with varying degrees of sophistication, and assesses them from the viewpoint of a smaller industrial or developing country. The paper examines the main features of forward exchange systems, including their regulation, and market instruments in industrial countries. It describes and analyzes... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1988; US$ 3.75
This paper provides a survey of the process of European monetary integration, with particular focus on the European Monetary System (EMS), its purposes, evolution, and the experience gathered since its establishment in early 1979. It summarizes the broad criteria advanced in the literature to guide the choice of the scope of monetary regime and the... more...
Putting the Cart Before the Horse? Capital Account Liberalization and Exchange Rate Flexibility in ChinaInternational Monetary Fund 2005; US$ 7.50
This paper reviews the issues involved in moving towards greater exchange rate flexibility and capital account liberalization in China. A more flexible exchange rate regime would allow China to operate a more independent monetary policy, providing a useful buffer against domestic and external shocks. At the same time, weaknesses in China?s financial... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1989; US$ 5.00
This paper analyzes the European Monetary System (EMS) in the context of the integration of European financial markets. It briefly reviews the objectives of the EMS, its institutional structure, its perceived impact on key macroeconomic variables, and some criticisms of its current arrangements. The paper describes the 1992 program to unify, inter... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1990; US$ 5.00
This paper reviews developments in the European Monetary System (EMS). The paper highlights that the first phase of development of the EMS, from its beginning in March 1979 to March 1983, can be seen as a phase of trial and orientation. A common economic policy strategy was not yet in place, and the member countries tried to cope with exogenous disturbances... more...