Recent IMF Publications


April 2014
 

Title: Portugal: Eleventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement, and Request for Extension of the Arrangement and Waivers of Applicability of End-March Performance Criteria
Series: Country Report No. 14/102
Date: April 21, 2014

 

Title: Official Demand for U.S. Debt: Implications for U.S. Real Interest Rates
Author/Editor: Iryna Kaminska ; Gabriele Zinna
Series: Working Paper No. 14/66
Date: April 18, 2014

 

Title: Comparing the Performance of Logit and Probit Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises in Emerging Market Economies
Author/Editor: Fabio Comelli
Series: Working Paper No. 14/65
Date: April 17, 2014

 

Title: Malaysia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Banking System Spillovers-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/95
Date: April 17, 2014

 

Title: Republic of Korea: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Korea
Series: Country Report No. 14/101
Date: April 17, 2014

 

Title: Chad: 2013 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Staff-Monitored Program-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Chad
Series: Country Report No. 14/100
Date: April 17, 2014

 

Title: Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency
Author/Editor: Caroline-Antonia Goerl ; Mike Seiferling
Series: Working Paper No. 14/64
Date: April 16, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Income distribution | Government expenditures

 

Title: India: Defining and Explaining Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction
Author/Editor: Rahul Anand ; Volodymyr Tulin ; Naresh Kumar
Series: Working Paper No. 14/63
Date: April 16, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | India | Income distribution | Poverty reduction

 

Title: Cross-Country Experience in Reducing Net Foreign Liabilities: Lessons for New Zealand
Author/Editor: Ding Ding ; Werner Schule ; Yan Sun
Series: Working Paper No. 14/62
Date: April 16, 2014
Subject(s): External debt | New Zealand | Fiscal consolidation | Public sector savings | Private savings | Current account balances | Cross country analysis | Economic models

 

Title: Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals: Purgatory…not Paradise
Author/Editor: Nicolas E. Magud ; Esteban Vesperoni
Series: Working Paper No. 14/61
Date: April 16, 2014
Subject(s): Flexible exchange rates | Bank credit | Capital inflows | Capital flows | Economic models

 

Title: Malaysia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Housing Market-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/99
Date: April 15, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Housing | Housing prices | Malaysia

 

Title: Malaysia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Financial Sector Performance, Vulnerabilities and Derivatives-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/98
Date: April 15, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Banking sector | Capital | Liquidity | Currency swaps | Nonbank financial sector | Capital markets | Malaysia

 

Title: Malaysia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Stress Testing the Malaysian and Labuan IBFC Banking Sectors-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/97
Date: April 15, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Stress testing | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Malaysia

 

Title: Malaysia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Monetary Liquidity Frameworks-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/96
Date: April 15, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Monetary policy | Liquidity | Capital flows | Market interest rates | Malaysia

 

Title: Toward New Horizons: Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition
Author/Editor: Harald Finger ; Daniela Gressani
Series: Middle East and Central Asia Departmental Paper 14/1
Date: April 11, 2014

 

Title: The Caucasus and Central Asia: Transitioning to Emerging Markets
Series: Middle East and Central Asia Departmental Paper 14/2
Date: April 10, 2014
Subject(s): Transition economies | Middle East and Central Asia | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Energy sector | Fiscal reforms | Financial sector | Bank supervision | Monetary policy | Emerging markets | Political economy

 

Title: Fiscal Monitor, April 2014: Public Expenditure Reform: Making Difficult Choices
Date: April 9, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal management | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Fiscal sector | Fiscal risk | Fiscal stability | Fiscal sustainability | Fiscal analysis

 

Title: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2014: Moving from Liquidity- to Growth-Driven Markets
Date: April 9, 2014

 

Title: Strengthening Post-Crisis Fiscal Credibility: Fiscal Councils on the Rise — A New Dataset
Author/Editor: Xavier Debrun ; Tidiane Kinda
Series: Working Paper No. 14/58
Date: April 8, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Fiscal management | Cross country analysis | Economic models

 

Title: World Economic Outlook, April 2014: Recovery Strengthens, Remains Uneven
Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys
Date: April 8, 2014

 

Title: Financial Crises in DSGE Models: A Prototype Model
Author/Editor: Jaromir Benes ; Michael Kumhof ; Douglas Laxton
Series: Working Paper No. 14/57
Date: April 4, 2014
Subject(s): Financial crisis | Credit expansion | Bank credit | Credit risk | Banks | Loans | Macroprudential Policy | Monetary policy | Economic models

 

Title: Financial Crises in DSGE Models: Selected Applications of MAPMOD
Author/Editor: Jaromir Benes ; Michael Kumhof ; Douglas Laxton
Series: Working Paper No. 14/56
Date: April 4, 2014
Subject(s): Financial crisis | Credit expansion | Banks | Loans | Credit risk | Macroprudential Policy | Economic models

 

Title: Inflation Persistence in Brazil - A Cross Country Comparison
Author/Editor: Shaun K. Roache
Series: Working Paper No. 14/55
Date: April 4, 2014
Subject(s): Inflation | Brazil | Inflation targeting | Monetary policy | Cross country analysis | Economic models

 

Title: Islamic Republic of Iran: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/94
Date: April 4, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Subsidies | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Inflation | Sovereign wealth funds | Selected issues | Iran

 

Title: Islamic Republic of Iran: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Iran
Series: Country Report No. 14/93
Date: April 4, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | External shocks | Disinflation | Monetary policy | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Iran

 

Title: Monetary Policy in the New Normal
Author/Editor: Tamim Bayoumi ; Giovanni Dell'Ariccia ; Karl Friedrich Habermeier ; Tommaso Mancini Griffoli ; Fabian Valencia
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 14/3
Date: April 4, 2014
Subject(s): Monetary policy | Central banks | Central bank autonomy | Macroprudential Policy | Financial stability | Cross country analysis

 

Title: How can Korea Boost Potential Output to Ensure Continued Income Convergence?
Author/Editor: Sonali Jain-Chandra ; Longmei Zhang
Series: Working Paper No. 14/54
Date: April 3, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Korea, Republic of | Productivity | Labor market reforms | Services sector | Employment policy | Economic models

 

Title: Safe-Haven Korea? - Spillover Effects from UMPs
Author/Editor: Jack Ree ; Seoeun Choi
Series: Working Paper No. 14/53
Date: April 3, 2014
Subject(s): Spillovers | Korea, Republic of | Capital flows | Monetary policy | Japan | United States | Trade integration | Exports | Exchange rates | Economic integration

 

Title: Trade Integration and Business Cycle Synchronization: A Reappraisal with Focus on Asia
Author/Editor: Romain A Duval ; Kevin C. Cheng ; Kum Hwa Oh ; Richa Saraf ; Dulani Seneviratne
Series: Working Paper No. 14/52
Date: April 3, 2014
Subject(s): Trade integration | Asia | China | Business cycles | Economic growth | Spillovers | Developed countries | Emerging markets | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Cyprus: Third 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
Series: Country Report No. 14/92
Date: April 1, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Fund Facility | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Bank restructuring | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Extended arrangement reviews | Cyprus

 

Title: Romania: Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2011 Stand-By Arrangement
Series: Country Report No. 14/88
Date: April 1, 2014
Subject(s): Ex post assessments | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Stand-by arrangements | Conditionality | Monetary policy | Exceptional use of Fund resources | Romania

 

Title: Romania: First and Second Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, Modification of Program Conditionality, and Rephasing of the Availability Dates of Purchases; Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Romania
Series: Country Report No. 14/87
Date: April 1, 2014
Subject(s): Stand-by arrangement reviews | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Phasing of purchases | Performance criteria waivers | Romania

 
 
March 2014
 

Title: Surging Investment and Declining Aid: Evaluating Debt Sustainability in Rwanda
Author/Editor: Will Clark ; Birgir Arnason
Series: Working Paper No. 14/51
Date: March 31, 2014
Subject(s): Public investment | Rwanda | Development assistance | Economic growth | Debt sustainability | Economic models

 

Title: Debt Sustainability, Public Investment, and Natural Resources in Developing Countries: the DIGNAR Model
Author/Editor: Giovanni Melina ; Shu-Chun S. Yang ; Luis-Felipe Zanna
Series: Working Paper No. 14/50
Date: March 31, 2014
Subject(s): Public investment | Natural resources | Developing countries | Debt sustainability | Economic models

 

Title: Fiscal Limits, External Debt, and Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries
Author/Editor: Huixin Bi ; Wenyi Shen ; Shu-Chun S. Yang
Series: Working Paper No. 14/49
Date: March 31, 2014
Subject(s): External debt | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Government expenditures | Developing countries | Economic models

 

Title: Republic of Armenia: Request for Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility; Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Armenia
Series: Country Report No. 14/89
Date: March 31, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Fund Facility | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Government expenditures | Poverty reduction strategy | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Inflation targeting | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Armenia

 

Title: Myanmar: Second Review Under the Staff-Monitored Program-Staff Report and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/91
Date: March 28, 2014
Subject(s): Staff-monitored programs | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Reserves | Economic indicators | Letters of Intent | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Myanmar

 

Title: Pakistan: Second Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria; Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan
Series: Country Report No. 14/90
Date: March 28, 2014
Subject(s): Extended arrangement reviews | Economic growth | Fiscal risk | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria waivers | Pakistan

 

Title: Assessing Bias and Accuracy in the World Bank-IMF's Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries
Author/Editor: Andrew Berg ; Enrico Berkes ; Catherine A. Pattillo ; Andrea Presbitero ; Yorbol Yakhshilikov
Series: Working Paper No. 14/48
Date: March 27, 2014
Subject(s): Debt sustainability analysis | Low-income developing countries | Debt burden | Sovereign debt | Financial crisis | Economic models | International Monetary Fund | World Bank

 

Title: St. Kitts and Nevis: 2014 Article IV Consultation and the Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Stand-by Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Applicability and Nonobservance of Performance Criterion-Staff Report; Press Releases
Series: Country Report No. 14/86
Date: March 27, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic recovery | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Debt restructuring | Fiscal reforms | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Stand-by arrangement reviews | Performance criteria waivers | St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Title: Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets
Author/Editor: Cheikh A. Gueye ; Javier Arze del Granado ; Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu ; Mumtaz Hussain ; B. Jang ; Sebastian Weber ; Juan S Corrales
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 14/1
Date: March 26, 2014
Subject(s): Capital flows | Sub-Saharan Africa | Macroprudential Policy | Monetary policy | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Jamaica: Third 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
Series: Country Report No. 14/85
Date: March 25, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Fund Facility | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Tax reforms | Fiscal reforms | Public sector | Monetary policy | Extended arrangement reviews | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Jamaica

 

Title: Disentangling India’s Investment Slowdown
Author/Editor: Rahul Anand ; Volodymyr Tulin
Series: Working Paper No. 14/47
Date: March 24, 2014
Subject(s): Investment | India | Interest rates | Economic policy | Economic models

 

Title: West African Economic and Monetary Union: Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries; Press Release; Statement by the Executive Director
Series: Country Report No. 14/84
Date: March 21, 2014
Subject(s): Staff Reports | West African Economic and Monetary Union | Economic growth | Economic conditions | Fiscal policy | Workers remittances | Monetary policy | Monetary transmission mechanism | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Press releases | West Africa

 

Title: Burundi: Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/83
Date: March 19, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Credit Facility | Fiscal policy | Revenue mobilization | Financial management | Debt management | Fiscal reforms | Commercial banks | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Extended arrangement reviews | Burundi

 

Title: Angola: Second Post-Program Monitoring; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Angola
Series: Country Report No. 14/81
Date: March 19, 2014
Subject(s): Post-program monitoring | Fiscal policy | Government expenditures | Infrastructure | Public investment | Oil sector | Foreign exchange | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Angola

 

Title: Albania: Financial System Stability Assessment
Series: Country Report No. 14/79
Date: March 19, 2014
Subject(s): Banking sector | Liquidity | Stress testing | Bank supervision | Basel Core Principles | Bank resolution | Deposit insurance | Financial safety nets | Financial Sector Assessment Program | Financial system stability assessment | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Albania

 

Title: Albania: 2013 Article IV Consultation and Request for Extended Arrangement
Series: Country Report No. 14/78
Date: March 19, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Public debt | Fiscal consolidation | Tax policy | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Debt sustainability analysis | Extended arrangement requests | Staff Reports | Press releases | Albania

 

Title: Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries
Author/Editor: Zsofia Arvai ; Ananthakrishnan Prasad ; Kentaro Katayama
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 14/1
Date: March 19, 2014
Subject(s): Macroprudential Policy | Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Financial sector | Financial risk | Risk management | Fiscal policy

 

Title: Malaysia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/82
Date: March 18, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Revenue mobilization | Tax revenues | Government expenditures | Subsidies | Public sector wages | Corporate sector | Bond markets | Selected issues | Malaysia

 

Title: The Regulatory Responses to the Global Financial Crisis: Some Uncomfortable Questions
Author/Editor: Stijn Claessens ; Laura E. Kodres
Series: Working Paper No. 14/46
Date: March 14, 2014
Subject(s): Financial systems | Fiscal risk | Financial crisis | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Macroprudential Policy | Monetary policy | Risk management

 

Title: Malaysia: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malaysia
Series: Country Report No. 14/80
Date: March 14, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Human capital | Fiscal policy | Capital outflows | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Stress testing | Financial stability | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Malaysia

 

Title: Deep Roots of Fiscal Behavior
Author/Editor: Serhan Cevik ; Katerina Teksoz
Series: Working Paper No. 14/45
Date: March 12, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Developed countries | Emerging markets | Cross country analysis | Economic models

 

Title: Efficient Energy Investment and Fiscal Adjustment in Senegal
Author/Editor: Salifou Issoufou ; Edward F. Buffie ; Mouhamadou Bamba Diop ; Kalidou Thiaw
Series: Working Paper No. 14/44
Date: March 12, 2014
Subject(s): Energy sector | Senegal | Public investment | Fiscal policy | Budget deficits | Public debt | Economic models

 

Title: From Volatility to Stability in Expenditure: Stabilization Funds in Resource-Rich Countries
Author/Editor: Naotaka Sugawara
Series: Working Paper No. 14/43
Date: March 12, 2014
Subject(s): Government expenditures | Natural resources | Fiscal policy | Fiscal stability | Economic models

 

Title: Quality, Trade, and Exchange Rate Pass-Through
Author/Editor: Natalie Chen ; Luciana Juvenal
Series: Working Paper No. 14/42
Date: March 12, 2014
Subject(s): Exchange rates | Agricultural exports | Producer prices | Real effective exchange rates | External shocks | Economic models

 

Title: Bolivia: Fiscal Transparency Assessment
Series: Country Report No. 14/77
Date: March 12, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal transparency | Fiscal risk | Budgeting | Fiscal policy | Risk management | Bolivia

 

Title: Belgium: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/76
Date: March 12, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Public debt | Fiscal reforms | Labor market reforms | Pension reforms | Banks | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Belgium

 

Title: Managing Income Tax Compliance through Self-Assessment
Author/Editor: Andrew Okello
Series: Working Paper No. 14/41
Date: March 11, 2014
Subject(s): Income taxes | Tax assessments | Tax collection | Tax legislation | Tax policy | Tax administration | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Estimating Sri Lanka’s Potential Output
Author/Editor: Ding Ding ; John Nelmes ; Roshan Perera ; Volodymyr Tulin
Series: Working Paper No. 14/40
Date: March 11, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Sri Lanka | Production | Business cycles | Economic models

 

Title: Kenya: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/74
Date: March 10, 2014
Subject(s): Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers | Economic growth | Agricultural sector | Manufacturing sector | Infrastructure | Transport | Electric power | Education | Health care | Gender equality | Governance | Kenya

 

Title: The Bahamas: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/75
Date: March 7, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Currency pegs | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Bahamas, The

 

Title: Canada: Financial Sector Assessment Program-IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation-Detailed Assessment of Implementation
Series: Country Report No. 14/73
Date: March 7, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Securities regulations | Securities markets | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Canada

 

Title: Canada: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Insurance Core Principles-Detailed Assessment of Observance
Series: Country Report No. 14/72
Date: March 7, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Insurance regulations | Insurance supervision | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Canada

 

Title: Canada: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision-Detailed Assessment of Observance
Series: Country Report No. 14/71
Date: March 7, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Bank supervision | Basel Core Principles | Banking sector | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Canada

 

Title: Canada: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Intensity and Effectiveness of Federal Bank Supervision in Canada-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/70
Date: March 7, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Bank regulations | Canada

 

Title: Canada: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Stress Testing-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/69
Date: March 7, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Banking sector | Liquidity | Stress testing | Canada

 

Title: Canada: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Impact on the Insurance Sector of a Low Interest Rate Environment-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/68
Date: March 7, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Insurance | Market interest rates | Insurance regulations | Insurance supervision | Canada

 

Title: Canada: Financial Sector Assessment Program-Crisis Management and Bank Resolution Framework-Technical Note
Series: Country Report No. 14/67
Date: March 7, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Financial safety nets | Banking sector | Bank resolution | Deposit insurance | Bank supervision | Crisis prevention | Canada

 

Title: Morocco: Third Review Under the Two-Year Precautionary and Liquidity Line-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco
Series: Country Report No. 14/66
Date: March 6, 2014
Subject(s): Precautionary and Liquidity Line | Budgets | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Morocco

 

Title: Morocco: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco
Series: Country Report No. 14/65
Date: March 6, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Morocco

 

Title: Mongolia: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for Mongolia
Series: Country Report No. 14/64
Date: March 6, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | External shocks | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Staff Reports | Press releases | Mongolia

 

Title: Tracking Global Demand for Emerging Market Sovereign Debt
Author/Editor: Serkan Arslanalp ; Takahiro Tsuda
Series: Working Paper No. 14/39
Date: March 5, 2014
Subject(s): Sovereign debt | Emerging markets | Demand | Foreign investment | Bond markets

 
 
February 2014
 

Title: Guinea: Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/63
Date: February 27, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Credit Facility | Economic growth | Fiscal risk | Mining sector | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Electric power | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Letters of Intent | Press releases | Guinea

 

Title: Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries
Author/Editor: Simon Quin ; Kenneth Egesa ; Howard Murad
Series: Technical Notes and Manuals No. 14/1
Date: February 27, 2014

 

Title: Why Was Asia Resilient? Lessons from the Past and for the Future
Author/Editor: Phakawa Jeasakul ; Cheng Hoon Lim ; Erik J. Lundbäck
Series: Working Paper No. 14/38
Date: February 26, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Asia | Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009 | Credit expansion | Debt reduction | Macroprudential Policy | Monetary policy | Fiscal policy | Financial systems | Financial crisis

 

Title: Asia’s Stock Markets: Are There Crouching Tigers and Hidden Dragons?
Author/Editor: Fabian Lipinsky ; Li Lian Ong
Series: Working Paper No. 14/37
Date: February 26, 2014
Subject(s): Stock markets | Asia | Stock prices | Foreign investment | Securities regulations | Pricing policy | Developed countries | Emerging markets | Cross country analysis | Economic models

 

Title: Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions
Series: Country Report No. 14/62
Date: February 26, 2014
Subject(s): Post-program monitoring | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia)

 

Title: Assessing Countries’ Financial Inclusion Standing - A New Composite Index
Author/Editor: Goran Amidžic ; Alexander Massara ; André Mialou
Series: Working Paper No. 14/36
Date: February 21, 2014
Subject(s): Financial sector | Access to capital markets | Financial institutions | Banks | Data collection | Data analysis

 

Title: Paraguay: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/61
Date: February 21, 2014
Subject(s): Banking sector | Dollarization | Monetary policy | Economic models | Selected issues | Paraguay

 

Title: Paraguay: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/60
Date: February 21, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Bank credit | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Paraguay

 

Title: Spain: Financial Sector Reform—Final Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 14/59
Date: February 20, 2014
Subject(s): Financial sector | Banks | Capital | Liquidity | Housing prices | Bank resolution | Bank restructuring | Bank supervision | Fiscal reforms | Technical Assistance | Spain

 

Title: India: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/58
Date: February 20, 2014
Subject(s): Spillovers | Current account deficits | Public investment | Public sector savings | Corporate sector | Economic growth | Poverty reduction | Monetary policy | Inflation | Selected issues | India

 

Title: India: Staff Report for 2014 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/57
Date: February 20, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Current account deficits | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Millennium Development Goals | Staff Reports | Press releases | India

 

Title: Portugal: Tenth Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Applicability of end-December Performance Criteria
Series: Country Report No. 14/56
Date: February 19, 2014
Subject(s): Extended arrangement reviews | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Economic growth | Global competitiveness | Banks | Financial stability | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria waivers | Portugal

 

Title: Financial Crises: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Responses
Author/Editor: Stijn Claessens ; M. Ayhan Kose ; Luc Laeven ; Fabian Valencia
Date: February 19, 2014

 

Title: Panama: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes—FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 14/55
Date: February 18, 2014
Subject(s): Anti-money laundering | Financial institutions | Nonbank financial sector | Corporate sector | Combating the financing of terrorism | International cooperation | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Panama

 

Title: Panama: Detailed Assessment Report—FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 14/54
Date: February 18, 2014
Subject(s): Anti-money laundering | Financial institutions | Nonbank financial sector | Private sector | Freeze on financial assets | Combating the financing of terrorism | International cooperation | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Panama

 

Title: St. Kitts and Nevis: Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion and Request for Waiver of Applicability; Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/49
Date: February 18, 2014
Subject(s): Stand-by arrangement reviews | Fiscal policy | Public debt | Debt restructuring | Labor markets | Employment policy | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria waivers | St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Title: Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth
Author/Editor: Jonathan David Ostry ; Andrew Berg ; Charalambos G. Tsangarides
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 14/2
Date: February 17, 2014
Subject(s): Income distribution | Economic growth | Government expenditures | Political economy

 

Title: Rising BRICs and Changes in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Business Cycle Patterns
Author/Editor: Oumar Diallo ; Sampawende J.-A. Tapsoba
Series: Working Paper No. 14/35
Date: February 14, 2014
Subject(s): Business cycles | Brazil | Russian Federation | India | China | Sub-Saharan Africa | Trade integration | Demand | Fiscal policy | Economic models

 

Title: Debt and Growth: Is There a Magic Threshold?
Author/Editor: Andrea Pescatori ; Damiano Sandri ; John Simon
Series: Working Paper No. 14/34
Date: February 13, 2014
Subject(s): Public debt | Economic growth | Economic models

 

Title: Commodity Price Shocks and Imperfectly Credible Macroeconomic Policies in Commodity-Exporting Small Open Economies
Author/Editor: Juan Pablo Medina Guzman ; Claudio Soto
Series: Working Paper No. 14/33
Date: February 13, 2014
Subject(s): Commodity prices | External shocks | Commodity price fluctuations | Monetary policy | Fiscal policy | Transparency | Economic models

 

Title: Judicial System Reform in Italy - A Key to Growth
Author/Editor: Gianluca Esposito ; Sergi Lanau ; Sebastiaan Pompe
Series: Working Paper No. 14/32
Date: February 13, 2014
Subject(s): Governance | Italy | Legislation | Foreign direct investment | Economic growth

 

Title: Information Rigidities: Comparing Average and Individual Forecasts for a Large International Panel
Author/Editor: Jonas Dovern ; Ulrich Fritsche ; Prakash Loungani ; Natalia T. Tamirisa
Series: Working Paper No. 14/31
Date: February 12, 2014
Subject(s): Economic forecasting | Economic growth | Developed countries | Emerging markets | Forecasting models

 

Title: Monetary and Macroprudential Policies to Manage Capital Flows
Author/Editor: Juan Pablo Medina Guzman ; Jorge Roldos
Series: Working Paper No. 14/30
Date: February 12, 2014
Subject(s): Monetary policy | Macroprudential Policy | Capital flows | Business cycles | Financial sector | Economic models

 

Title: Emerging Market Local Currency Bond Yields and Foreign Holdings in the Post-Lehman Period - a Fortune or Misfortune?
Author/Editor: Christian Ebeke ; Yinqiu Lu
Series: Working Paper No. 14/29
Date: February 12, 2014
Subject(s): Foreign investment | Bonds | Emerging markets | Poland | Cross country analysis | Economic models

 

Title: The U.S. Manufacturing Recovery: Uptick or Renaissance?
Author/Editor: Oya Celasun ; Gabriel Di Bella ; Tim Mahedy ; Chris Papageorgiou
Series: Working Paper No. 14/28
Date: February 12, 2014
Subject(s): Manufacturing | United States | Demand | Industrial production | Natural gas | Energy prices | Group of seven

 

Title: Barbados: Financial System Stability Assessment
Series: Country Report No. 14/53
Date: February 12, 2014
Subject(s): Financial system stability assessment | Financial sector | Banks | Bank supervision | Basel Core Principles | Insurance supervision | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Barbados

 

Title: Barbados: Staff Report for 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/52
Date: February 12, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Debt sustainability | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Public enterprises | Monetary policy | Exchange rate assessments | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Barbados

 

Title: Australia: Staff Report for 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Australia
Series: Country Report No. 14/51
Date: February 12, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Mining sector | Fiscal policy | Housing | Banking sector | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Australia

 

Title: Tunisia: First and Second Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Applicability and Nonobservance of Performance Criteria
Series: Country Report No. 14/50
Date: February 12, 2014
Subject(s): Stand-by arrangement reviews | Transition economies | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Public enterprises | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria waivers | Tunisia

 

Title: Israel: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/48
Date: February 12, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Housing | Monetary policy | Macroprudential Policy | Economic models | Selected issues | Israel

 

Title: Israel: Staff Report for 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/47
Date: February 12, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Financial sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Israel

 

Title: Foreign Investor Flows and Sovereign Bond Yields in Advanced Economies
Author/Editor: Serkan Arslanalp ; Tigran Poghosyan
Series: Working Paper No. 14/27
Date: February 11, 2014
Subject(s): Foreign investment | Bonds | Capital inflows | Developed countries | Sovereign debt | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Regional Labor Market Adjustments in the United States and Europe
Author/Editor: Mai Dao ; Davide Furceri ; Prakash Loungani
Series: Working Paper No. 14/26
Date: February 11, 2014
Subject(s): Labor markets | United States | Europe | Regional shocks | Labor mobility | Demand | Labor supply | Migration

 

Title: What is Shadow Banking?
Author/Editor: Stijn Claessens ; Lev Ratnovski
Series: Working Paper No. 14/25
Date: February 11, 2014
Subject(s): Banking | Capital markets | Bank regulations | Bank supervision | Shadow economy

 

Title: El Salvador: Technical Note on Safety Nets and Crisis Management Arrangements
Series: Country Report No. 14/46
Date: February 11, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Bank resolution | Bank legislation | Deposit insurance | Liquidity management | Bank supervision | Financial safety nets | Risk management | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | El Salvador

 

Title: El Salvador: Detailed Assessment of Compliance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision
Series: Country Report No. 14/45
Date: February 11, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Basel Core Principles | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Deposit insurance | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | El Salvador

 

Title: El Salvador: Financial System Stability Assessment
Series: Country Report No. 14/44
Date: February 11, 2014
Subject(s): Financial system stability assessment | Article IV consultation reports | Financial sector | Banks | Nonbank financial sector | Bank supervision | Basel Core Principles | Bank legislation | Bank soundness | Financial safety nets | Capital markets | Economic indicators | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | El Salvador

 

Title: Uruguay: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes—Data Module
Series: Country Report No. 14/42
Date: February 11, 2014
Subject(s): Statistics | Data quality assessment framework | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Uruguay

 

Title: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Applicability and Extension and Augmentation of the Arrangement
Series: Country Report No. 14/39
Date: February 11, 2014
Subject(s): Stand-by arrangement reviews | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Budgets | Unemployment | Fiscal reforms | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Extended arrangement requests | Performance criteria waivers | Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Title: European Union: Detailed Assessment of Implementation of the European Central Bank Observance of the CPSS-IOSCO Responsibilities of Authorities for Financial Market Infrastructure
Series: Country Report No. 14/35
Date: February 11, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | European Economic and Monetary Union | Capital markets | Securities markets | Payment systems | Bank supervision | European Central Bank | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Europe

 

Title: Do Forecasters Believe in Okun’s Law? An Assessment of Unemployment and Output Forecasts
Author/Editor: Laurence M. Ball ; João Tovar Jalles ; Prakash Loungani
Series: Working Paper No. 14/24
Date: February 10, 2014
Subject(s): Unemployment | Economic growth | Economic forecasting

 

Title: Aggregate Stability and Balanced-Budget Rules
Author/Editor: Matteo Ghilardi ; Raffaele Rossi
Series: Working Paper No. 14/23
Date: February 10, 2014
Subject(s): Budgets | United States | United Kingdom | European Union | Business cycles | Capital | Labor markets | Production | Economic models

 

Title: Burkina Faso: Seventh Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for a New Three-Year Extended Credit Facility Arrangement
Series: Country Report No. 14/43
Date: February 10, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Credit Facility | Economic growth | Natural resources | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Commercial banks | Economic indicators | Extended arrangement requests | Staff Reports | Press releases | Burkina Faso

 

Title: Namibia: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/41
Date: February 10, 2014
Subject(s): Economic growth | Productivity | Fiscal reforms | Political economy | Financial stability | Selected issues | Namibia

 

Title: Namibia: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/40
Date: February 10, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal consolidation | Government expenditures | Spillovers | Fiscal policy | Public enterprises | Financial sector | Economic indicators | Millennium Development Goals | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Namibia

 

Title: Bolivia: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/36
Date: February 10, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Global competitiveness | Financial sector | Banks | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Exchange rate assessments | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Bolivia

 

Title: Togo: Staff Report for 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/38
Date: February 7, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Budget deficits | Income distribution | Poverty | Banking sector | Microfinance | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Togo

 

Title: Malawi: Third and Fourth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waivers for Non-observance of Performance Criteria, Extension of the Arrangement, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malawi
Series: Country Report No. 14/37
Date: February 7, 2014
Subject(s): Extended Credit Facility | Fiscal policy | Government expenditures | Monetary policy | Bank restructuring | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Performance criteria modifications | Phasing of purchases | Performance criteria waivers | Malawi

 

Title: Leaning Against the Wind: Macroprudential Policy in Asia
Author/Editor: Longmei Zhang ; Edda Zoli
Series: Working Paper No. 14/22
Date: February 6, 2014
Subject(s): Macroprudential Policy | Asia | Capital flows | Credit expansion | Asset prices | Inflation | Business cycles | Monetary policy

 

Title: Bulgaria’s EU Funds Absorption: Maximizing the Potential!
Author/Editor: Iana Paliova ; Tonny Lybek
Series: Working Paper No. 14/21
Date: February 6, 2014
Subject(s): Financial assistance | Bulgaria | Absorptive capacity | Public investment | Government expenditures | European Union

 

Title: Algeria: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/34
Date: February 5, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Hydrocarbons | Nonoil sector | Global competitiveness | Real effective exchange rates | Exchange rate depreciation | Monetary policy | Monetary transmission mechanism | Selected issues | Algeria

 

Title: Cambodia: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/33
Date: February 4, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultations | Economic growth | Global competitiveness | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Millennium Development Goals | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Cambodia

 

Title: Algeria: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/32
Date: February 4, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Hydrocarbons | Fiscal policy | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Real effective exchange rates | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Algeria

 

Title: Mali: Technical Assistance Report - Automatic Fuel Pricing Mechanism
Series: Country Report No. 14/31
Date: February 4, 2014
Subject(s): Oil pricing policy | Tax revenues | Fiscal management | Technical Assistance | Mali

 

Title: Canada: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes
Series: Country Report No. 14/30
Date: February 3, 2014
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Basel Core Principles | Bank supervision | Insurance | Securities regulations | Securities markets | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Canada

 

Title: Canada: Financial Sector Stability Assessment
Series: Country Report No. 14/29
Date: February 3, 2014
Subject(s): Financial system stability assessment | Banking sector | Insurance | Stress testing | Bank supervision | Insurance supervision | Securities regulations | Housing | Financial safety nets | Canada

 

Title: Canada: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/28
Date: February 3, 2014
Subject(s): Energy sector | Corporate sector | Money | Capital | Selected issues | Canada

 

Title: Canada: 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/27
Date: February 3, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal consolidation | Fiscal policy | Housing | Energy sector | Financial sector | Monetary policy | Debt sustainability analysis | Fiscal sustainability | Staff Reports | Press releases | Canada

 

Title: Republic of the Marshall Islands: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/26
Date: February 3, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal sustainability | Fiscal policy | Public enterprises | Private sector | Bank supervision | Staff Reports | Press releases | Marshall Islands

 
 
January 2014
 

Title: Seychelles: Staff Report for the Eight Review Under the Extended Arrangement
Series: Country Report No. 14/25
Date: January 31, 2014
Subject(s): Extended arrangement reviews | Economic growth | Tourism | Fiscal policy | Debt restructuring | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Reserves accumulation | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Seychelles

 

Title: Sub-National Credit Risk and Sovereign Bailouts: Who Pays the Premium?
Author/Editor: E. Jenkner ; Zhongjin Lu
Series: Working Paper No. 14/20
Date: January 30, 2014
Subject(s): Credit risk | Borrowing | Risk premium | Spain | Fiscal policy

 

Title: A Hybrid Approach to Estimating the Efficiency of Public Spending on Education in Emerging and Developing Economies
Author/Editor: Francesco Grigoli
Series: Working Paper No. 14/19
Date: January 30, 2014
Subject(s): Government expenditures | Education | Africa | Emerging markets | Developing countries | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Policy Responses to Aid Surges in Countries with Limited International Capital Mobility: The Role of the Exchange Rate Regime
Author/Editor: Andrew Berg ; Rafael A Portillo ; Luis-Felipe Zanna
Series: Working Paper No. 14/18
Date: January 30, 2014
Subject(s): Exchange rate regimes | Aid flows | Africa | Foreign exchange | Reserves accumulation | Central banks | Monetary policy | Fiscal policy | Economic models

 

Title: Bulgaria: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/24
Date: January 30, 2014
Subject(s): Social policy | Social safety nets | Fiscal policy | Economic growth | Gross domestic product | Poverty reduction | Population | Employment | Wages | Unemployment | Selected issues | Bulgaria

 

Title: Bulgaria: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/23
Date: January 30, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Fiscal reforms | Financial sector | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Bulgaria

 

Title: Peru: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 14/22
Date: January 29, 2014
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Natural resources | China | Capital flows | Spillovers | Dollarization | Selected issues | Peru

 

Title: Peru: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/21
Date: January 29, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Spillovers | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Banks | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Peru

 

Title: Sovereign CDS Spreads in Europe: The Role of Global Risk Aversion, Economic Fundamentals, Liquidity, and Spillovers
Author/Editor: Frigyes F Heinz ; Yan Sun
Series: Working Paper No. 14/17
Date: January 28, 2014
Subject(s): Sovereign debt | Europe | Euro Area | Spillovers | Capital markets | Liquidity | Economic models

 

Title: Boosting Job Growth in the Western Balkans
Author/Editor: Dmitriy Kovtun ; Alexis Mayer Cirkel ; Zuzana Murgasova ; Dustin Smith ; Suchanan Tambunlertchai
Series: Working Paper No. 14/16
Date: January 28, 2014
Subject(s): Labor markets | Albania | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Kosovo | Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of | Montenegro | Serbia | Eastern Europe | Workers remittances | Emerging markets | Cross country analysis

 

Title: Republic of Mozambique: First Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for Modification of Assessment Criteria—Staff Report; Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/20
Date: January 28, 2014
Subject(s): Policy Support Instrument | Fiscal policy | Public investment | External borrowing | Debt management | Tax administration | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Mozambique

 

Title: Grenada: Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement
Series: Country Report No. 14/19
Date: January 28, 2014
Subject(s): Ex post assessments | Economic growth | Fiscal reforms | Fund-supported adjustment programs | Conditionality | Longer-term program engagement | Grenada

 

Title: The Bahamas: Tax Reforms for Increased Buoyancy
Series: Country Report No. 14/17
Date: January 28, 2014
Subject(s): Tax reforms | Taxation | Value added tax | Excise taxes | Stamp duties | Tax policy | Tax administration | Technical Assistance | Bahamas, The

 

Title: The Quest for Non-Resource-Based FDI: Do Taxes Matter?
Author/Editor: Tidiane Kinda
Series: Working Paper No. 14/15
Date: January 27, 2014
Subject(s): Taxes | Sub-Saharan Africa | Foreign direct investment | Human capital | Infrastructure | Developing countries

 

Title: Financial Soundness Indicators and the Characteristics of Financial Cycles
Author/Editor: Natasha Xingyuan Che ; Yoko Shinagawa
Series: Working Paper No. 14/14
Date: January 27, 2014
Subject(s): Financial soundness indicators | Banks | Risk management | Business cycles | Economic models

 

Title: Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries
Author/Editor: Giulia Bettin ; Andrea Presbitero ; Nicola Spatafora
Series: Working Paper No. 14/13
Date: January 27, 2014
Subject(s): Workers remittances | Italy | Developing countries | Business cycles | Economic models

 

Title: Global Liquidity through the Lens of Monetary Aggregates
Author/Editor: Kyuil Chung ; Jong-Eun Lee ; Elena Loukoianova ; Hail Park ; Hyun Song Shin
Series: Working Paper No. 14/9
Date: January 24, 2014
Subject(s): Monetary aggregates | Corporate sector | International capital markets | Capital inflows | Liquidity | Exchange rate appreciation | Banking sector

 

Title: Thin Capitalization Rules and Multinational Firm Capital Structure
Author/Editor: Jennifer Blouin ; Harry Huizinga ; Luc Laeven ; Gaetan Nicodeme
Series: Working Paper No. 14/12
Date: January 24, 2014
Subject(s): Transnational corporations | Capital | Corporate taxes | Time series

 

Title: Exchange Rate Management and Crisis Susceptibility: A Reassessment
Author/Editor: Atish R. Ghosh ; Jonathan David Ostry ; Mahvash Saeed Qureshi
Series: Working Paper No. 14/11
Date: January 24, 2014
Subject(s): Exchange rate regimes | Emerging markets | Currency pegs | Floating exchange rates | Economic models | Time series

 

Title: Mapping the Shadow Banking System Through a Global Flow of Funds Analysis
Author/Editor: Luca Errico ; Artak Harutyunyan ; Elena Loukoianova ; Richard Walton ; Yevgeniya Korniyenko ; Goran Amidžic ; Hanan AbuShanab ; Hyun Song Shin
Series: Working Paper No. 14/10
Date: January 24, 2014
Subject(s): Banking systems | United States | Shadow economy | Capital flows | International capital markets

 

Title: Republic of Belarus: Fifth Post-Program Monitoring Discussions
Series: Country Report No. 14/18
Date: January 24, 2014
Subject(s): Post-program monitoring | Fiscal policy | Wage increases | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Belarus

 

Title: Solomon Islands: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV consultation and Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criterion
Series: Country Report No. 14/12
Date: January 22, 2014
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Infrastructure | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Reserves adequacy | Exchange rate assessments | Economic indicators | Extended Credit Facility | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Press releases | Solomon Islands