The IMF and Russia in the 1990's

Author/Editor:

John C. Odling-Smee

Publication Date:

August 1, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper explains the IMF's impact on economic policies in Russia, focusing on where the IMF made a difference. The Russian economic and political leadership essentially determined economic policies. The IMF's influence was modest: it had only a limited impact on overall fiscal policy and the major structural reforms, but it had a positive impact on monetary policy. A tougher position on fiscal policy in 1996-98 might have produced a better outcome. The G-7's concerns weakened the IMF. However, the IMF played a major role in transferring knowledge about macroeconomic policymaking and implementation.

Series:

Working Paper No. 04/155

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451857344/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1552004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

48

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