Recent IMF Publications


September 2014
 

Title: A Quality of Growth Index for Developing Countries: A Proposal
Author/Editor: Montfort Mlachila ; Rene Tapsoba ; Sampawende J.-A. Tapsoba
Series: Working Paper No. 14/172
Date: September 16, 2014

 

Title: Chad: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Chad
Series: Country Report No. 14/282
Date: September 16, 2014

 

Title: Bank Ownership and Credit Growth in Emerging Markets During and After the 2008–09 Financial Crisis — A Cross-Regional Comparison
Author/Editor: Guodong Chen ; Yi Wu
Series: Working Paper No. 14/171
Date: September 15, 2014
Subject(s): Bank credit | Asia | Latin America | Central and Eastern Europe | Credit expansion | Emerging markets | Foreign banks | Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009 | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Supervisory Roles in Loan Loss Provisioning in Countries Implementing IFRS
Author/Editor: Ellen Gaston ; Inwon Song
Series: Working Paper No. 14/170
Date: September 15, 2014
Subject(s): Loans | Banks | Bank supervision | Accounting standards | Basel Core Principles

 

Title: Reconsidering Bank Capital Regulation: A New Combination of Rules, Regulators, and Market Discipline
Author/Editor: Connel Fullenkamp ; Céline Rochon
Series: Working Paper No. 14/169
Date: September 15, 2014
Subject(s): Bank capital | Capital regulation | Capital requirements | Bank regulations | Bank supervision | Banking systems

 

Title: Austria: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/279
Date: September 15, 2014
Subject(s): Government expenditures | Banking sector | Corporate sector | Household credit | Public sector | Cross country analysis | Selected Issues Papers | Austria

 

Title: Austria: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Austria
Series: Country Report No. 14/278
Date: September 15, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Government expenditures | Labor productivity | Fiscal reforms | Banking sector | Bank restructuring | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Austria

 

Title: Tunisia: Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tunisia
Series: Country Report No. 14/277
Date: September 15, 2014
Subject(s): Stand-by arrangement reviews | Economic growth | Fiscal consolidation | Government expenditures | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Tunisia

 

Title: Optimal Maturity Structure of Sovereign Debt in Situation of Near Default
Author/Editor: Gabriel Desgranges ; Céline Rochon
Series: Working Paper No. 14/168
Date: September 12, 2014
Subject(s): Sovereign debt | Debt burden | Default | Financial institutions | Econometric models

 

Title: News and Monetary Shocks at a High Frequency: A Simple Approach
Author/Editor: Troy Matheson ; Emil Stavrev
Series: Working Paper No. 14/167
Date: September 12, 2014
Subject(s): Monetary policy | United States | External shocks | Financial markets | Treasury bills and bonds | Bond yields | Econometric models

 

Title: Financial Inclusion, Growth and Inequality: A Model Application to Colombia
Author/Editor: Izabela Karpowicz
Series: Working Paper No. 14/166
Date: September 12, 2014
Subject(s): Financial services | Colombia | Banks | Income inequality | Economic growth | General equilibrium models

 

Title: Demand Patterns in France, Germany, and Belgium: Can We Explain the Differences?
Author/Editor: Igor Lebrun ; Esther Pérez Ruiz
Series: Working Paper No. 14/165
Date: September 12, 2014
Subject(s): Demand | France | Germany | Belgium | Private consumption | Disposable income | Capital expenditure | Exports | Cross country analysis | Econometric models

 

Title: Budget Institutions in Low-Income Countries: Lessons from G-20
Author/Editor: Sanjeev Gupta ; Sami Yläoutinen
Series: Working Paper No. 14/164
Date: September 11, 2014
Subject(s): Budgets | Budgeting | Fiscal policy | Budget execution | Fiscal reforms | Low-income developing countries | Group of Twenty | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Determinants of Banks' Net Interest Margins in Honduras
Author/Editor: Koffie Ben Nassar ; Edder Martinez ; Anabel Pineda
Series: Working Paper No. 14/163
Date: September 9, 2014
Subject(s): Banking sector | Honduras | Commercial banks | Profit margins | Foreign banks | Bank reforms

 

Title: Sovereign Debt Composition in Advanced Economies: A Historical Perspective
Author/Editor: S. M. Ali Abbas ; Laura Blattner ; Mark De Broeck ; Asmaa El-Ganainy ; Malin Hu
Series: Working Paper No. 14/162
Date: September 9, 2014
Subject(s): Sovereign debt | Debt rescheduling | Debt reduction | Public debt management | Developed countries

 

Title: Angola: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/275
Date: September 5, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Current account balances | Exchange rate assessments | Reserves | Reserves adequacy | Asset management | Debt management | Selected Issues Papers | Angola

 

Title: Angola: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Angola
Series: Country Report No. 14/274
Date: September 5, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Public investment | Financial management | Monetary policy | Reserves | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Angola

 

Title: Republic of Congo: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/273
Date: September 4, 2014
Subject(s): Banking sector | Access to capital markets | Public investment | Natural resources | Debt sustainability | Fiscal consolidation | Government expenditures | Fiscal policy | Selected Issues Papers | Republic of Congo

 

Title: Republic of Congo: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Congo
Series: Country Report No. 14/272
Date: September 4, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Government expenditures | External borrowing | Financial management | Fiscal reforms | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Republic of Congo

 

Title: Trinidad and Tobago: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Trinidad and Tobago
Series: Country Report No. 14/271
Date: September 3, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Energy sector | Subsidies | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Trinidad and Tobago

 

Title: Switzerland: Technical Note-Oversight, Supervision, and Risk Management of Financial Market Infrastructures
Series: Country Report No. 14/270
Date: September 3, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Securities markets | Payment systems | Securities regulations | Capital markets | Risk management | Switzerland

 

Title: Switzerland: Technical Note-Macroprudential Institutional Arrangements and Policies
Series: Country Report No. 14/269
Date: September 3, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Macroprudential Policy | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Switzerland

 

Title: Switzerland: Technical Note-Systemic Risk and Contagion Analysis
Series: Country Report No. 14/268
Date: September 3, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Financial sector | Banks | Financial risk | Financial stability | Risk management | Switzerland

 

Title: Switzerland: Technical Note-Stress Testing the Banking System
Series: Country Report No. 14/267
Date: September 3, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Banking sector | Liquidity | Stress testing | Switzerland

 

Title: Switzerland: Detailed Assessment of Implementation-IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation
Series: Country Report No. 14/266
Date: September 3, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Securities markets | Securities regulations | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Switzerland

 

Title: Switzerland: Detailed Assessment of Observance-Insurance Core Principles
Series: Country Report No. 14/265
Date: September 3, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Insurance regulations | Insurance supervision | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Switzerland

 

Title: Switzerland: Detailed Assessment of Compliance-Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision
Series: Country Report No. 14/264
Date: September 3, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Banking sector | Basel Core Principles | Bank supervision | Bank resolution | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Switzerland

 

Title: Iceland: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC)
Series: Country Report No. 14/257
Date: September 3, 2014
Subject(s): Banking sector | Basel Core Principles | Bank supervision | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Iceland

 

Title: Measuring External Risks for Peru: Insights from a Macroeconomic Model for a Small Open and Partially Dollarized Economy
Author/Editor: Fei Han
Series: Working Paper No. 14/161
Date: September 2, 2014
Subject(s): External shocks | Peru | Foreign investment | China | United States | Monetary policy | Dollarization | Small open economies | Economic models

 

Title: Ukraine: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria, and a Request for Rephasing of the Arrangement; staff Statement; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ukraine
Series: Country Report No. 14/263
Date: September 2, 2014
Subject(s): Stand-by arrangement reviews | Fiscal policy | Energy policy | Governance | Transparency | Financial sector | Monetary policy | Staff Reports | Press releases | Phasing of purchases | Performance criteria waivers | Ukraine

 

Title: Czech Republic: 2014 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Czech Republic
Series: Country Report No. 14/256
Date: September 2, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic recovery | Fiscal policy | Labor markets | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Czech Republic

 

Title: Slovak Republic: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/255
Date: September 2, 2014
Subject(s): Economic integration | European Economic and Monetary Union | External shocks | Spillovers | Business cycles | Commercial banks | Banking sector | Selected Issues Papers | Slovak Republic

 

Title: Slovak Republic: 2014 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/254
Date: September 2, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal policy | Unemployment | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Slovak Republic

 
 
August 2014
 

Title: Sweden: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/262
Date: August 29, 2014
Subject(s): Macroprudential Policy | Labor markets | Housing | Inflation | Monetary policy | Selected Issues Papers | Sweden

 

Title: Sweden: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report;Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sweden
Series: Country Report No. 14/261
Date: August 29, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Unemployment | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Sweden

 

Title: Norway: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/260
Date: August 29, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Tax reforms | Tax system reviews | Public enterprises | Privatization | Immigration | Labor productivity | Global competitiveness | Selected Issues Papers | Norway

 

Title: Norway: 2014 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Norway
Series: Country Report No. 14/259
Date: August 29, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Monetary policy | Inflation targeting | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Macroprudential Policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Norway

 

Title: The Republic of Kazakhstan: Financial System Stability Assessment
Series: Country Report No. 14/258
Date: August 29, 2014
Subject(s): Financial system stability assessment | Financial sector | Financial safety nets | Liquidity management | Bank resolution | Bank supervision | Insurance supervision | Securities regulations | Capital markets | Risk management | Economic indicators | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Kazakhstan

 

Title: Tuvalu: 2014 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tuvalu
Series: Country Report No. 14/253
Date: August 28, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Climatic changes | Fiscal sustainability | Fiscal reforms | Public enterprises | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Tuvalu

 

Title: Sudan: First Review Under the Staff Monitored Program; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sudan
Series: Country Report No. 14/249
Date: August 28, 2014
Subject(s): Staff-monitored programs | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Economic indicators | Letters of Intent | Staff Reports | Sudan

 

Title: Kingdom of the Netherlands—Curaçao and Sint Maarten: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/239
Date: August 27, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Labor market reforms | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Curacao | Sint Maarten | Netherlands

 

Title: Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) - Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Economic and Monetary Community
Series: Country Report No. 14/252
Date: August 26, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Central African Economic and Monetary Community | Economic integration | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Financial sector | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases

 

Title: Conventional and Insidious Macroeconomic Balance-Sheet Crises
Author/Editor: Bas B. Bakker ; Leslie Lipschitz
Series: Working Paper No. 14/160
Date: August 22, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal imbalances | Developed countries | Emerging markets | Capital account | Balance sheets | Financial crises

 

Title: Introducing a Semi-Structural Macroeconomic Model for Rwanda
Author/Editor: Luisa Charry ; Pranav Gupta ; Vimal Thakoor
Series: Working Paper No. 14/159
Date: August 22, 2014
Subject(s): Monetary transmission mechanism | Rwanda | Inflation targeting | Monetary policy | Economic models

 

Title: Pacific Island Countries: In Search of a Trade Strategy
Author/Editor: Hong Chen ; Lanieta Rauqeuqe ; Shiu raj Singh ; Yiqun Wu ; Yongzheng Yang
Series: Working Paper No. 14/158
Date: August 21, 2014
Subject(s): Trade integration | Pacific Island Countries | Asia | Tourism | Agriculture | Patterns of trade | International trade | Econometric models

 

Title: Capital Flows, Financial Intermediation and Macroprudential Policies
Author/Editor: Matteo Ghilardi ; Shanaka J. Peiris
Series: Working Paper No. 14/157
Date: August 21, 2014
Subject(s): Capital flows | Asia | Emerging markets | Business cycles | Macroprudential policies and financial stability | Financial intermediation | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Open economies | General equilibrium models

 

Title: St. Vincent and the Grenadines: 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/251
Date: August 21, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Government expenditures | Fiscal consolidation | Public enterprises | Fiscal reforms | Banking sector | Nonbank financial sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 

Title: Georgia: Request for a Stand-By Arrangement; Press Release; and Statement for the Executive Director for Georgia
Series: Country Report No. 14/250
Date: August 20, 2014
Subject(s): Stand-by arrangement requests | Fiscal policy | Budget deficits | Fiscal risk | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Inflation targeting | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Press releases | Georgia

 

Title: Portfolio Flows, Global Risk Aversion and Asset Prices in Emerging Markets
Author/Editor: Nasha Ananchotikul ; Longmei Zhang
Series: Working Paper No. 14/156
Date: August 19, 2014
Subject(s): Capital flows | Financial risk | Emerging markets | Asset prices | Stock prices | Bond yields | Exchange rates | Asset markets | Spillovers | Econometric models

 

Title: Macro-Prudential Policies to Mitigate Financial System Vulnerabilities
Author/Editor: Stijn Claessens ; Swati R. Ghosh ; Roxana Mihet
Series: Working Paper No. 14/155
Date: August 19, 2014
Subject(s): Macroprudential policies and financial stability | Banking systems | Systemic risk | Risk management | Econometric models

 

Title: Unemployment and Structural Unemployment in the Baltics
Author/Editor: Christian Ebeke ; Greetje Everaert
Series: Working Paper No. 14/153
Date: August 19, 2014
Subject(s): Unemployment | Estonia | Latvia | Lithuania | Baltics | Labor markets | Skilled labor | Migrations

 

Title: Paraguay: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC)—Data Module
Series: Country Report No. 14/248
Date: August 18, 2014
Subject(s): Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Data quality assessment framework | General Data Dissemination System | Statistics | National accounts | Consumer price indexes | Producer price indexes | Public debt | Government finance statistics | Monetary statistics | Balance of payments statistics | International investment position | Paraguay

 

Title: After the Boom–Commodity Prices and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author/Editor: Bertrand Gruss
Series: Working Paper No. 14/154
Date: August 14, 2014
Subject(s): Commodity boom | Latin America | Caribbean | China | Commodity prices | Demand | Business cycles | Economic growth

 

Title: The Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policies on Bank Soundness
Author/Editor: Frederic Lambert ; Kenichi Ueda
Series: Working Paper No. 14/152
Date: August 13, 2014
Subject(s): Monetary policy | Interest rate policy | United States | Euro Area | United Kingdom | Banks | Credit risk | Bank soundness | Balance sheets | Regression analysis

 

Title: Global Imbalances and External Adjustment after the Crisis
Author/Editor: Philip R. Lane ; Gian-Maria Milesi-Ferretti
Series: Working Paper No. 14/151
Date: August 12, 2014
Subject(s): Global imbalances | Latin America | Caribbean | Current account deficits | Fiscal adjustment | Cross country analysis

 

Title: How Solid Is Economic Growth in the East African Community?
Author/Editor: Nikoloz Gigineishvili ; Paolo Mauro ; Ke Wang
Series: Working Paper No. 14/150
Date: August 12, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | East Africa | Production | Exports | Regional economics | Cross country analysis

 

Title: The Kyrgyz Republic: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/247
Date: August 12, 2014
Subject(s): Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers | Sustainable development | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Labor markets | Private sector | Fiscal reforms | Banking sector | Energy sector | Agricultural sector | Mining sector | International trade | Kyrgyz Republic

 

Title: Islamic Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Status and Prospects
Author/Editor: E. Gelbard ; Mumtaz Hussain ; Rodolfo Maino ; Yibin Mu ; Etienne B. Yehoue
Series: Working Paper No. 14/149
Date: August 11, 2014
Subject(s): Islamic banking | Sub-Saharan Africa | Financial sector | Financial institutions | Insurance | Microfinance | Bonds

 

Title: Public Investment as an Engine of Growth
Author/Editor: Andrew M. Warner
Series: Working Paper No. 14/148
Date: August 11, 2014
Subject(s): Public investment | External borrowing | Mexico | Bolivia | Korea, Republic of | Taiwan Province of China | Philippines | Capital expenditure | Infrastructure | Economic growth | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Do the Type of Sukuk and Choice of Shari'a Scholar Matter?
Author/Editor: Christophe Godlewski ; Rima Turk Ariss ; Laurent Weill
Series: Working Paper No. 14/147
Date: August 11, 2014
Subject(s): Financial instruments | Bond issues | External financing | Bonds | Stock markets | Islamic banking

 

Title: Friedman Redux: External Adjustment and Exchange Rate Flexibility
Author/Editor: Atish R. Ghosh ; Mahvash Saeed Qureshi ; Charalambos G. Tsangarides
Series: Working Paper No. 14/146
Date: August 8, 2014
Subject(s): Flexible exchange rates | Exchange rate adjustments | Exchange rate regimes | Balance of trade | Current account balances

 

Title: Capital Flow Deflection
Author/Editor: Paolo Giordani ; Michele Ruta ; Hans Weisfeld ; Ling Zhu
Series: Working Paper No. 14/145
Date: August 8, 2014
Subject(s): Capital flows | Capital controls | Capital inflows | Spillovers | Econometric models

 

Title: Credit Quality in Developing Economies: Remittances to the Rescue?
Author/Editor: Christian Ebeke ; Boileau Loko ; Arina Viseth
Series: Working Paper No. 14/144
Date: August 8, 2014
Subject(s): Remittances | Capital inflows | Bank credit | Private sector | Non-performing loans | Developing countries | Econometric models

 

Title: Philippines: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/246
Date: August 8, 2014
Subject(s): Inflation | Monetary policy | Employment | Labor markets | Banks | Financial institutions | Selected Issues Papers | Philippines

 

Title: Philippines: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/245
Date: August 8, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Monetary policy | Financial sector | Fiscal policy | Government expenditures | Revenue mobilization | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Philippines

 

Title: Guinea: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea
Series: Country Report No. 14/244
Date: August 7, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Credit Facility | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | External debt | Debt management | Mining sector | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Press releases | Guinea

 

Title: Tonga: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tonga
Series: Country Report No. 14/240
Date: August 6, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Exports | Agricultural sector | Tourism | Fiscal policy | Financial intermediation | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Tonga

 

Title: Africa Rising: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend
Author/Editor: Paulo Drummond ; Vimal Thakoor ; Shu Yu
Series: Working Paper No. 14/143
Date: August 5, 2014
Subject(s): Demographic transition | Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Population growth | Human capital | Labor force participation | Econometric models

 

Title: Republic of Kazakhstan: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/243
Date: August 5, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Reserves adequacy | External debt | Debt sustainability | Monetary policy | Inflation targeting | Exchange rate policy | Selected Issues Papers | Kazakhstan

 

Title: Republic of Kazakhstan: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/242
Date: August 5, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Kazakhstan

 

Title: Morocco: Request for An Arrangement Under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line and Cancellation of the Current Arrangement-Staff Report; Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco
Series: Country Report No. 14/241
Date: August 5, 2014
Subject(s): Precautionary and Liquidity Line | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Reserves | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Extended arrangement cancellations | Press releases | Morocco

 

Title: Health Spending in Japan: Macro-Fiscal Implications and Reform Options
Author/Editor: Masahiro Nozaki ; Kenichiro Kashiwase ; Ikuo Saito
Series: Working Paper No. 14/142
Date: August 4, 2014
Subject(s): Health care spending | Japan | Aging | Fiscal policy | Public health | Fiscal reforms

 

Title: Balance Sheet Repair and Corporate Investment in Japan
Author/Editor: Joong Shik Kang
Series: Working Paper No. 14/141
Date: August 4, 2014
Subject(s): Corporate sector | Japan | Balance sheets | Corporate investment | Econometric models

 

Title: Unstash the Cash! Corporate Governance Reform in Japan
Author/Editor: Chie Aoyagi ; Giovanni Ganelli
Series: Working Paper No. 14/140
Date: August 4, 2014
Subject(s): Corporate governance | Japan | Cash management | Business enterprises | Corporate finance | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Is Japan’s Population Aging Deflationary?
Author/Editor: Derek Anderson ; Dennis P. J. Botman ; Ben Hunt
Series: Working Paper No. 14/139
Date: August 4, 2014
Subject(s): Aging | Japan | Deflation | Inflation | Age-related spending | Health care spending | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Demographic transition

 

Title: Japan’s Corporate Income Tax: Facts, Issues and Reform Options
Author/Editor: Ruud A. de Mooij ; Ikuo Saito
Series: Working Paper No. 14/138
Date: August 4, 2014
Subject(s): Corporate income taxes | Japan | Tax reforms | Tax rates | Tax reductions | Investment | Fiscal stimulus

 
 
July 2014
 

Title: Lebanon: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/238
Date: July 31, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Syria | Regional shocks | Labor markets | Unemployment | Financial sector | Insurance | Stock markets | Nonbank financial sector | Selected Issues Papers | Lebanon

 

Title: Lebanon: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon
Series: Country Report No. 14/237
Date: July 31, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Lebanon

 

Title: Japan: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/236
Date: July 31, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Demand | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Spillovers | Financial sector | Banks | Debt sustainability analysis | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Japan

 

Title: People’s Republic of China: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the People’s Republic of China
Series: Country Report No. 14/235
Date: July 30, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Demand | Credit expansion | Fiscal reforms | Financial sector | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | China

 

Title: Global Financial Stablity Report, October 2013: Transition Challenges to Stability
Series: Global Financial Stablity Report
Date: July 30, 2014

 

Title: United Kingdom: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/234
Date: July 28, 2014
Subject(s): Banking sector | Liquidity | Spillovers | Housing | Business cycles | Economic growth | Investment | Macroprudential Policy | Selected Issues Papers | United Kingdom

 

Title: United Kingdom: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the United Kingdom
Series: Country Report No. 14/233
Date: July 28, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Financial sector | Banks | Housing | Financial risk | Monetary policy | Fiscal policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | United Kingdom

 

Title: Strategies for Reforming Korea’s Labor Market to Foster Growth
Author/Editor: Mai Dao ; Davide Furceri ; Tae-Jeong Kim ; Meeyeon Kim ; Jisoo Hwang
Series: Working Paper No. 14/137
Date: July 25, 2014
Subject(s): Labor market reforms | Korea, Republic of | Labor markets | Women | Underemployment | Labor force participation

 

Title: Real and Financial Vulnerabilities from Crossborder Banking Linkages
Author/Editor: Kyunghun Kim ; Srobona Mitra
Series: Working Paper No. 14/136
Date: July 25, 2014
Subject(s): Banking systems | Cross-border banking | Interconnectedness | Credit risk | External shocks | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Middle East Transitions: A Long, Hard Road
Author/Editor: Shahid Yusuf
Series: Working Paper No. 14/135
Date: July 25, 2014
Subject(s): Transition economies | Middle East | Egypt | Jordan | Libya | Morocco | Tunisia | Yemen | Unemployment | Economic growth | Economic conditions | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/232
Date: July 25, 2014
Subject(s): Workers remittances | Economic growth | Development | Selected Issues Papers | former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia)

 

Title: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: 2014 Article IV Consultation and Third Post-Program Monitoring Discussions - Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Series: Country Report No. 14/231
Date: July 25, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Debt management | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Post-program monitoring | former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia)

 

Title: Republic of Belarus: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/227
Date: July 25, 2014
Subject(s): Wages | Wage increases | Wage policy | Selected Issues Papers | Belarus

 

Title: Republic of Belarus: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Belarus
Series: Country Report No. 14/226
Date: July 25, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Wage increases | Monetary policy | Intervention | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Belarus

 

Title: Burkina Faso: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/230
Date: July 24, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Cotton | Agricultural production | Mining sector | Gold | Industrial production | Selected Issues Papers | Burkina Faso

 

Title: People's Republic of China–Macao Special Administrative Region: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Macao SAR
Series: Country Report No. 14/229
Date: July 24, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Banking sector | Currency boards | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Macao SAR

 

Title: United Republic of Tanzania: Request for a Three-Year Policy Support Instrument-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/228
Date: July 24, 2014
Subject(s): Policy Support Instrument | Fiscal policy | Current account deficits | Natural gas | Fiscal reforms | Value added tax | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Letters of Intent | Staff Reports | Press releases | Extended arrangement requests | Tanzania

 

Title: Mauritius The Drivers of Growth—Can the Past be Extended?
Author/Editor: Katsiaryna Svirydzenka ; Martin Petri
Series: Working Paper No. 14/134
Date: July 23, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Mauritius | Labor force | Labor markets | Human capital | Investment | Education | Infrastructure | Total factor productivity

 

Title: Togo: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/225
Date: July 23, 2014
Subject(s): Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers | Economic growth | Agricultural sector | Education | Health care | Infrastructure | Transport | Electric power | Governance | Environment | Sustainable development | Togo

 

Title: Togo: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/224
Date: July 23, 2014
Subject(s): Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers | Economic growth | Sustainable development | Agricultural sector | Education | Health care | HIV and AIDS | Gender equality | Infrastructure | Transport | Water resources | Environment | Governance | Togo

 

Title: Kingdom of Swaziland: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/223
Date: July 23, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Reserves adequacy | Exchange rate assessments | Debt sustainability analysis | Economic indicators | Millennium Development Goals | Staff Reports | Press releases | Swaziland

 

Title: United States: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/222
Date: July 23, 2014
Subject(s): Monetary policy | Central bank policy | Labor markets | Labor force participation | Aging | Total factor productivity | Fiscal risk | Borrowing | Selected Issues Papers | United States

 

Title: United States: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/221
Date: July 23, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic recovery | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Public debt | Poverty reduction strategy | Labor markets | Housing | Banking sector | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | United States

 

Title: Macroprudential Solvency Stress Testing of the Insurance Sector
Author/Editor: Andreas A. Jobst ; Nobuyasu Sugimoto ; Timo Broszeit
Series: Working Paper No. 14/133
Date: July 22, 2014
Subject(s): Stress testing | Insurance companies | Macroprudential Policy | Surveillance

 

Title: Sovereign Debt Restructurings in Belize: Achievements and Challenges Ahead
Author/Editor: Tamon Asonuma ; Gerardo Peraza ; Kristine Vitola ; Takahiro Tsuda
Series: Working Paper No. 14/132
Date: July 22, 2014
Subject(s): Sovereign debt restructuring | Belize | External debt | Debt restructuring | Debt sustainability

 

Title: Progress Towards External Adjustment in the Euro Area Periphery and the Baltics
Author/Editor: Joong Shik Kang ; Jay C. Shambaugh
Series: Working Paper No. 14/131
Date: July 22, 2014
Subject(s): Current account deficits | Euro Area | Baltics | Price adjustments | Unit labor cost | Wage adjustments | Unemployment

 

Title: Rebalancing in the Euro Area and Cyclicality of Current Account Adjustments
Author/Editor: Thierry Tressel ; Shengzu Wang
Series: Working Paper No. 14/130
Date: July 22, 2014
Subject(s): Current account | Euro Area | Export performance | Demand | Export competitiveness | Price adjustments

 

Title: Zimbabwe: First and Second Reviews Under the Staff-Monitored Program-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/220
Date: July 22, 2014
Subject(s): Staff-monitored programs | Fiscal reforms | Diamonds | Mining sector | Technical Assistance | Domestic payments arrears | Bank legislation | Economic indicators | Letters of Intent | Staff Reports | Press releases | Zimbabwe

 

Title: Chile: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/219
Date: July 22, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Tax system reviews | Tax reforms | Bond markets | Banking sector | Insurance companies | Selected Issues Papers | Chile

 

Title: Chile: 2014 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Chile
Series: Country Report No. 14/218
Date: July 22, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Copper | Fiscal reforms | Financial sector | Bank supervision | Insurance supervision | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Chile

 

Title: Revised Guidelines for Foreign Exchange Reserve Management
Series: Manuals & Guides
Date: July 22, 2014

 

Title: Liquidity Trap and Excessive Leverage
Author/Editor: Anton Korinek ; Alp Simsek
Series: Working Paper No. 14/129
Date: July 21, 2014
Subject(s): Macroprudential Policy | Monetary policy | Liquidity | Demand | Borrowing | Debt markets | Economic recession | Equilibrium. Econometric models

 

Title: Germany: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/217
Date: July 21, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Public investment | Private investment | Insurance | Fiscal reforms | Services sector | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Monetary policy | Macroprudential Policy | Selected issues | Germany

 

Title: Germany: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Germany
Series: Country Report No. 14/216
Date: July 21, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic recovery | Fiscal policy | Public investment | Government expenditures | Minimum wage | Fiscal reforms | Services sector | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Germany

 

Title: Burkina Faso: Staff Report for 2014 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burkina Faso
Series: Country Report No. 14/215
Date: July 21, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Natural resources | Revenue mobilization | Public enterprises | Extended Credit Facility | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Performance criteria waivers | Extended arrangement reviews | Burkina Faso

 

Title: Output Gap in Presence of Financial Frictions and Monetary Policy Trade-offs
Author/Editor: Francesco Furlanetto ; Paolo Gelain ; Marzie Taheri Sanjani
Series: Working Paper No. 14/128
Date: July 18, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Business cycles | Monetary policy | Macroprudential Policy | Econometric models

 

Title: First-Time International Bond Issuance—New Opportunities and Emerging Risks
Author/Editor: Anastasia Guscina ; Guilherme Pedras ; Gabriel Presciuttini
Series: Working Paper No. 14/127
Date: July 18, 2014
Subject(s): Bond issues | International bond markets | Bonds | External borrowing | External debt | Fiscal risk

 

Title: Nepal: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Nepal
Series: Country Report No. 14/214
Date: July 18, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Monetary policy | Currency pegs | Indian rupee | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Financial sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Nepal

 

Title: Cameroon: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/213
Date: July 17, 2014
Subject(s): Infrastructure | Public investment | Public-private sector cooperation | Fiscal policy | Oil sector | Public sector wages | Civil service | Poverty | Selected issues | Cameroon

 

Title: Cameroon: 2014 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/212
Date: July 17, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Private sector | Fiscal policy | External debt | Financial management | Global competitiveness | Fiscal reforms | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Cameroon

 

Title: Future of Asia’s Finance: How Can it Meet Challenges of Demographic Change and Infrastructure Needs?
Author/Editor: Ding Ding ; Raphael W. Lam ; Shanaka J. Peiris
Series: Working Paper No. 14/126
Date: July 16, 2014
Subject(s): Financial sector | Asia | Public investment | Infrastructure | Government expenditures | Economic integration | Capital flows | Demographic transition

 

Title: Debt, Growth and Natural Disasters A Caribbean Trilogy
Author/Editor: Sebastian Acevedo Mejia
Series: Working Paper No. 14/125
Date: July 16, 2014
Subject(s): Debt and growth | Caribbean | Gross domestic product | Public debt | Official development assistance | Debt relief | Econometric models

 

Title: Albania: First Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/211
Date: July 16, 2014
Subject(s): Extended arrangement reviews | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal risk | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Performance criteria modifications | Albania

 

Title: People’s Republic of China–Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Stress Testing the Banking Sector-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/210
Date: July 16, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Stress testing | Banking sector | Liquidity | Hong Kong SAR

 

Title: People’s Republic of China–Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Crisis Management and Bank Resolution Framework-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/209
Date: July 16, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Banks | Financial risk | Bank supervision | Bank resolution | Macroprudential Policy | Risk management | Hong Kong SAR

 

Title: People’s Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Oversight and Supervision of Financial Market Infrastructures-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/208
Date: July 16, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Securities markets | Payment systems | Securities regulations | Capital markets | Hong Kong SAR

 

Title: People’s Republic of China-Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision-Detailed Assessment of Observance
Series: Country Report No. 14/207
Date: July 16, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Banking sector | Basel Core Principles | Bank supervision | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Hong Kong SAR

 

Title: People’s Republic of China–Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Insurance Core Principles-Detailed Assessment of Observance
Series: Country Report No. 14/206
Date: July 16, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Insurance supervision | Insurance regulations | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Hong Kong SAR

 

Title: People’s Republic of China–Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Financial Sector Assessment Program-IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation-Detailed Assessment of Observance
Series: Country Report No. 14/205
Date: July 16, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Securities markets | Stock markets | Securities regulations | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Hong Kong SAR

 

Title: What is Behind Latin America’s Declining Income Inequality?
Author/Editor: Evridiki Tsounta ; Anayochukwu Osueke
Series: Working Paper No. 14/124
Date: July 15, 2014
Subject(s): Income inequality | Latin America | Emerging markets | Developing countries | Social indicators | Cross country analysis | Panel analysis

 

Title: Oversight Issues in Mobile Payments
Author/Editor: Tanai Khiaonarong
Series: Working Paper No. 14/123
Date: July 15, 2014
Subject(s): Payment systems | Financial services industry | Information technology | Communications services | Safeguards system | Risk management | Low-income developing countries

 

Title: Botswana: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/204
Date: July 15, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Wage policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Botswana

 

Title: Sudan: Staff Monitored Program-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sudan
Series: Country Report No. 14/203
Date: July 15, 2014
Subject(s): Staff-monitored programs | Regional shocks | South Sudan | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Exchange rate policy | Bank restructuring | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Press releases | Sudan

 

Title: Euro Area Policies: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/199
Date: July 14, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Labor markets | Unemployment | Capital markets | Investment | Current account | Public debt | Fiscal reforms | Selected Issues Papers | Euro Area

 

Title: Euro Area Policies: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director
Series: Country Report No. 14/198
Date: July 14, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic recovery | Inflation | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Bank supervision | European Central Bank | Fiscal reforms | Access to capital markets | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Statistics | Data quality assessment framework | Euro Area

 

Title: Grenada: 2014 Article IV Consultation and Request for An Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/196
Date: July 14, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Debt restructuring | Fiscal reforms | Nonbank financial sector | Bank supervision | Extended Credit Facility | Staff Reports | Press releases | Extended arrangement requests | Grenada

 

Title: Adjustment in Euro Area Deficit Countries: Progress, Challenges, and Policies
Author/Editor: Thierry Tressel ; Shengzu Wang ; Joong Shik Kang ; Jay C. Shambaugh ; Jörg Decressin ; Petya Koeva Brooks
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 14/7
Date: July 14, 2014
Subject(s): Current account deficits | Euro Area | European Economic and Monetary Union | Export performance | Demand | Export competitiveness | Price adjustments | Fiscal reforms | Economic integration

 

Title: Zimbabwe: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Zimbabwe
Series: Country Report No. 14/202
Date: July 11, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Mining sector | Diamonds | Fiscal policy | Government expenditures | External payments arrears | Fiscal reforms | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff-monitored programs | Press releases | Zimbabwe

 

Title: Kingdom of Lesotho: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Kingdom of Lesotho
Series: Country Report No. 14/201
Date: July 11, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Budgets | Financial management | Fiscal reforms | Currency pegs | Reserves adequacy | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Millennium Development Goals | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Lesotho

 

Title: Kyrgyz Republic: Sixth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility; Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/200
Date: July 11, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Credit Facility | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Press releases | Kyrgyz Republic

 

Title: Liberia: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion and Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/197
Date: July 11, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Credit Facility | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Financial management | Tax administration | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Performance criteria waivers | Liberia

 

Title: Modeling Appropriate Fiscal Targets and Optimal Consolidation Paths for Resource-Rich Countries: The Case of Suriname
Author/Editor: Daniel Kanda ; Mario Mansilla
Series: Working Paper No. 14/121
Date: July 10, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal consolidation | Suriname | Natural resources | Mineral products | Fiscal position | Fiscal sustainability | Econometric models

 

Title: Fiscal Rules and the Procyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Developing World
Author/Editor: Elva Bova ; Nathalie Carcenac ; Martine Guerguil
Series: Working Paper No. 14/122
Date: July 10, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal rules | Fiscal policy | Developing countries | Emerging markets | Business cycles

 

Title: Uganda: Second Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for Modification of Assessment Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Uganda
Series: Country Report No. 14/195
Date: July 10, 2014
Subject(s): Policy Support Instrument | Fiscal policy | Revenue mobilization | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Inflation targeting | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Uganda

 

Title: Iceland: Fourth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iceland
Series: Country Report No. 14/194
Date: July 10, 2014
Subject(s): Post-program monitoring | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Capital account liberalization | Monetary policy | Inflation targeting | Financial sector | Bank supervision | Capital controls | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Iceland

 

Title: Spain: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/193
Date: July 10, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Corporate sector | Debt restructuring | Banks | Unemployment | Social security | Selected Issues Papers | Spain

 

Title: Spain: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Spain
Series: Country Report No. 14/192
Date: July 10, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic recovery | Fiscal policy | Labor markets | Unemployment | Fiscal reforms | Tax reforms | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Spain

 

Title: Brunei Darussalam: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 14/191
Date: July 9, 2014
Subject(s): Gross domestic product | Revenues | Government expenditures | Exports | Imports | Financial soundness indicators | Oil production | Energy sector | Consumer price indexes | Balance of payments | Statistical annexes | Brunei Darussalam

 

Title: Prevention and Management of Government Arrears
Author/Editor: Suzanne Flynn ; Mario Pessoa
Series: Technical Notes and Manuals No. 14/3
Date: July 9, 2014

 

Title: Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead
Author/Editor: Carlo A. Sdralevich ; Randa Sab ; Younes Zouhar ; Giorgia Albertin
Series: Middle East and Central Asia Departmental Paper 14/3
Date: July 9, 2014

 

Title: Banks, Government Bonds, and Default: What do the Data Say?
Author/Editor: Nicola Gennaioli ; Alberto Martin ; Stefano Rossi
Series: Working Paper No. 14/120
Date: July 8, 2014
Subject(s): Banks | Government securities | Bonds | Sovereign risk | Return on investment | Sovereign debt defaults | Banking crisis

 

Title: Why Complementarity Matters for Stability—Hong Kong SAR and Singapore as Asian Financial Centers
Author/Editor: Vanessa Le Lesle ; Franziska Ohnsorge ; Minsuk Kim ; Srikant Seshadri
Series: Working Paper No. 14/119
Date: July 8, 2014
Subject(s): Offshore financial centers | Hong Kong SAR | Singapore | Asia | Financial sector | Banks | Regional integration | Interconnectedness

 

Title: Republic of Moldova: 2014 Article IV Consultation and First Post-Program Monitoring Discussions-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Moldova
Series: Country Report No. 14/190
Date: July 8, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Post-program monitoring | Moldova

 

Title: Pakistan: Third Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan
Series: Country Report No. 14/184
Date: July 7, 2014
Subject(s): Extended arrangement reviews | Extended Fund Facility | Performance criteria waivers | Performance criteria modifications | Economic conditions | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Exchange rate policy | Economic indicators | Tax policy | Bank capital | Bank regulations | Economic reforms | Budget estimates | Press releases | Pakistan

 

Title: Deposit Insurance Database
Author/Editor: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt ; Edward Kane ; Luc Laeven
Series: Working Paper No. 14/118
Date: July 3, 2014
Subject(s): Deposit insurance | Financial institutions | Banking crisis | Global financial crisis, 2008-2009 | Databases | Data analysis

 

Title: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sixth and Seventh Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Augmentation of Access and Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Series: Country Report No. 14/189
Date: July 3, 2014
Subject(s): Stand-by arrangement reviews | External shocks | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Performance criteria modifications | Letters of Intent | Staff Reports | Press releases | Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Title: United Arab Emirates: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/188
Date: July 3, 2014
Subject(s): Housing | Hong Kong SAR | India | Korea, Republic of | Singapore | Real estate prices | Government expenditures | Health care | Education | Public investment | Selected Issues Papers | United Arab Emirates

 

Title: United Arab Emirates: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the United Arab Emirates
Series: Country Report No. 14/187
Date: July 3, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Credit expansion | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Exchange rate assessments | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | United Arab Emirates

 

Title: Seychelles: Request for An Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles
Series: Country Report No. 14/186
Date: July 3, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Fund Facility | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Financial sector | Monetary policy | Reserves adequacy | Exchange rate assessments | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Extended arrangement requests | Staff Reports | Press releases | Seychelles

 

Title: Rwanda: First Review Under the Policy Support Instrument-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/185
Date: July 3, 2014
Subject(s): Policy Support Instrument | Foreign exchange reserves | Economic growth | Economic conditions | Poverty reduction | Fiscal policy | Exchange rate policy | Debt sustainability | Inflation | Balance of payments | Economic indicators | Letters of Intent | Staff Reports | Press releases | Rwanda

 

Title: France: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/183
Date: July 3, 2014
Subject(s): Private investment | Global competitiveness | Imports | Productivity | Export performance | Selected issues | France

 

Title: France: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for France
Series: Country Report No. 14/182
Date: July 3, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic conditions | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Labor market reforms | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | France

 

Title: Growth: Now and Forever?
Author/Editor: Giang Ho ; Paolo Mauro
Series: Working Paper No. 14/117
Date: July 2, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Economic forecasting | Panel analysis

 

Title: Bank Risk Within and Across Equilibria
Author/Editor: Itai Agur
Series: Working Paper No. 14/116
Date: July 2, 2014
Subject(s): International financial system | Banking sector | Credit risk | Risk premium | Econometric models

 

Title: Republic of Madagascar: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility; Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Madagascar
Series: Country Report No. 14/181
Date: July 2, 2014
Subject(s): Rapid Credit Facility | Fiscal policy | Government expenditures | Domestic payments arrears | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Millennium Development Goals | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Press releases | Madagascar

 

Title: Cyprus: Fourth Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cyprus
Series: Country Report No. 14/180
Date: July 2, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Fund Facility | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Bank supervision | Anti-money laundering | Combating the financing of terrorism | Bank resolution | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Cyprus

 

Title: Senegal: Seventh Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for Modification of Assessment Criteria-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/177
Date: July 2, 2014
Subject(s): Policy Support Instrument | Fiscal policy | Revenue mobilization | Fiscal reforms | Fiscal transparency | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Senegal

 

Title: Labor Market Issues in the Caribbean: Scope to Mobilize Employment Growth
Author/Editor: Magda E. Kandil ; Genevieve Lindow ; Mario Mansilla ; Joel Chiedu Okwuokei ; Jochen M. Schmittmann ; Qiaoe Chen ; Xin Li ; Marika Santoro ; Solomon Stavis
Series: Working Paper No. 14/115
Date: July 1, 2014
Subject(s): Employment | Labor market characteristics | Gross domestic product | Business cycles | Economic reforms | Economic growth | Economic indicators | Unemployment | Job creation | Exports | Caribbean

 

Title: Labor Tax Cuts and Employment: A General Equilibrium Approach for France
Author/Editor: Raphael A. Espinoza ; Esther Pérez Ruiz
Series: Working Paper No. 14/114
Date: July 1, 2014
Subject(s): Labor taxes | France | Tax reductions | Tax reforms | Wages and employment | Skilled labor | General equilibrium models

 

Title: The EU Services Directive: Gains from Further Liberalization
Author/Editor: Emilio Fernández Corugedo ; Esther Pérez Ruiz
Series: Working Paper No. 14/113
Date: July 1, 2014
Subject(s): Services sector | European Economic and Monetary Union | Euro Area | Competition | Econometric models

 

Title: Bhutan: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/179
Date: July 1, 2014
Subject(s): Tax policy | Tax reforms | International reserves | Economic growth | Indirect taxation | Reserve management policy | Export diversification | Selected Issues Papers | Bhutan

 

Title: Bhutan: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bhutan
Series: Country Report No. 14/178
Date: July 1, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Economic indicators | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Exchange rate policy | International reserves | Economic conditions | Debt sustainability analysis | Financial soundness indicators | Financial sector surveillance | Financial stability | Staff Reports | Bhutan

 

Title: Russian Federation: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/176
Date: July 1, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Gross domestic product | Economic reforms | Capacity utilization | Economic indicators | Labor market characteristics | Production functions | Production growth | Market economies | Selected Issues Papers | Russian Federation

 

Title: Russian Federation: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Informational Annex; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/175
Date: July 1, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic conditions | Monetary policy | Fiscal policy | Exchange rate policy | Economic reforms | Inflation targeting | Political economy | Financial soundness indicators | Sanctions | Financial Sector Assessment Program | Staff Reports | Press releases | Russian Federation

 
 
June 2014
 

Title: Republic of Poland: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/174
Date: June 26, 2014
Subject(s): Spillovers | Bond markets | Value added tax | Tax revenues | Business cycles | Pension funds | Private savings | Selected issues | Poland

 

Title: Republic of Poland: 2014 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Poland
Series: Country Report No. 14/173
Date: June 26, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic recovery | Economic growth | Fiscal consolidation | Pensions | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Poland

 

Title: Sierra Leone: First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/171
Date: June 26, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Credit Facility | Fiscal policy | External borrowing | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Sierra Leone

 

Title: IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics Annual Report 2013
Series: Volume *, 2013
Date: June 26, 2014
Subject(s): Annual reports | Balance of payments statistics

 

Title: Colombia: Review Under the Flexible Credit Line Arrangement - Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Colombia
Series: Country Report No. 14/172
Date: June 25, 2014
Subject(s): Flexible Credit Line | Fiscal policy | Debt sustainability | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Colombia

 

Title: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008
Series: October 2008
Date: June 25, 2014

 

Title: On the use of Monetary and Macroprudential Policies for Small Open Economies
Author/Editor: F. Gulcin Ozkan ; D. Filiz Unsal
Series: Working Paper No. 14/112
Date: June 24, 2014
Subject(s): Macroprudential Policy | Monetary policy | Small open economies | Emerging markets | Entrepreneurship | External borrowing | Financial stability | Econometric models

 

Title: Solomon Islands: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for Solomon Islands
Series: Country Report No. 14/170
Date: June 23, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Credit Facility | Fiscal policy | Government expenditures | Infrastructure | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Solomon Islands

 

Title: Colombia: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/167
Date: June 23, 2014
Subject(s): Spillovers | Fiscal policy | Natural resources | Manufacturing sector | Real effective exchange rates | Housing prices | Banking sector | International banks | Stress testing | Bank supervision | Selected issues | Colombia

 

Title: Direction of Trade Statistics Quarterly - December 2008
Series: December,2008
Date: June 23, 2014
Subject(s): Direction of trade

 

Title: International Financial Statistics Yearbook, 2001
Series: Volume 54, 2001
Date: June 23, 2014
Subject(s): International Financial Statistics

 

Title: Financial Plumbing and Monetary Policy
Author/Editor: Manmohan Singh
Series: Working Paper No. 14/111
Date: June 20, 2014
Subject(s): Central banks | Repurchase agreements | Securities markets | Balance sheets | Reserves | Financial intermediation | United States | Monetary policy | Financial stability

 

Title: Jamaica: 2014 Article IV Consultation and Fourth Review Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica
Series: Country Report No. 14/169
Date: June 20, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Reserves accumulation | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Extended Fund Facility | Performance criteria modifications | Press releases | Jamaica