IMF Policy Discussion Papers by Date


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July 2008
 

Title: Islamic Bond Issuance - What Sovereign Debt Managers Need to Know
Author/Editor: Jobst, Andreas ; Kunzel, Peter ; Mills, Paul S. ; Sy, Amadou N. R.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 08/3
Date: July 1, 2008
Subject(s): Islamic banking | Capital markets | Securities markets | Sovereign debt | Debt management

 
June 2008
 

Title: Capital Inflows and Balance of Payments Pressures - Tailoring Policy Responses in Emerging Market Economies
Author/Editor: Ghosh, Atish R. ; Goretti, Manuela ; Joshi, Bikas ; Ramakrishnan, Uma ; Thomas, Alun H. ; Zalduendo, Juan
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 08/2
Date: June 1, 2008
Subject(s): Policy Discussion Paper | Capital inflows | Balance of payments | Developing countries | Economic policy

 
May 2008
 

Title: Should Italy Sell Its Nonfinancial Assets to Reduce the Debt?
Author/Editor: Fabrizio, Stefania
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 08/1
Date: May 1, 2008
Subject(s): Public debt | Italy | Debt reduction | Asset liquidation | Fiscal policy | Public finance

 
July 2007
 

Title: Conquering Fear of Floating--Australia's Successful Adaptation to a Flexible Exchange Rate
Author/Editor: Beaumont, Craig ; Cui, Li
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 07/2
Date: July 1, 2007
Subject(s): Floating exchange rates | Flexible exchange rates | Australia

 
May 2007
 

Title: Lessons from Successful Labor Market Reformers in Europe
Author/Editor: Annett, Anthony
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 07/1
Date: May 1, 2007
Subject(s): Labor market reforms | Europe | Labor supply | Tax reductions | Wage bargaining | Political economy | Employment

 
August 2006
 

Title: Trade Issues in the Doha Round: Dispelling Some Misconceptions
Author/Editor: Tokarick, Stephen
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 06/04
Date: August 1, 2006
Subject(s): Trade liberalization | Trade policy | Tariffs | Subsidies | Developing countries | Agricultural production | Agricultural subsidies | Multilateral trade negotiations

 
March 2006
 

Title: Modernizing China's Growth Paradigm
Author/Editor: Prasad, Eswar ; Rajan, Raghuram
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 06/03
Date: March 1, 2006
Subject(s): Economic growth | China | Economic reforms

 

Title: Strengthening Transparency in the Oil Sector in Cameroon: Why Does it Matter?
Author/Editor: Cossé, Stéphane
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 06/02
Date: March 1, 2006
Subject(s): Transparency | Cameroon | Oil sector | Governance | Oil revenues

 
January 2006
 

Title: Vanishing Contagion?
Author/Editor: Didier, Tatiana ; Mauro, Paolo ; Schmukler, Sergio L.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 06/01
Date: January 1, 2006
Subject(s): Financial crisis | Emerging markets

 
December 2005
 

Title: Considerations in the Choice of the Appropriate Discount Rate for Evaluating Sovereign Debt Restructurings
Author/Editor: Kozack, Julie
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 05/09
Date: December 1, 2005
Subject(s): Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism | Discount rates

 
November 2005
 

Title: Africa in the Doha Round: Dealing with Preference Erosion and Beyond
Author/Editor: Yang, Yongzheng
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 05/8
Date: November 1, 2005
Subject(s): Multilateral trade negotiations | Africa | World Trade Organization

 
October 2005
 

Title: Controlled Capital Account Liberalization: A Proposal
Author/Editor: Prasad, Eswar ; Rajan, Raghuram
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 05/7
Date: October 1, 2005
Subject(s): Capital account liberalization | Capital controls | Capital inflows | Reserves

 

Title: Primary Surpluses and sustainable Debt Levels in Emerging Market Countries
Author/Editor: Abiad, Abdul ; Ostry, Jonathan David
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 05/6
Date: October 1, 2005
Subject(s): Public debt | Emerging markets

 
April 2005
 

Title: Does Excess Liquidity Pose a Threat in Japan?
Author/Editor: Eggertsson, Gauti B. ; Ostry, Jonathan David ; International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 05/5
Date: April 1, 2005
Subject(s): Monetary policy | Japan | Excess liquidity | Inflation | Deflation

 
March 2005
 

Title: Understanding Fiscal Space
Author/Editor: Heller, Peter S.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 05/4
Date: March 1, 2005
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Millennium Development Goals | Fund-supported adjustment programs

 

Title: Deterring Abuse of the Financial System: Elements of an Emerging International Integrity Standard
Author/Editor: Johnston, R. B. ; Abbott, John M ; International Monetary Fund ; International Monetary Fund. Research Dept. ; International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Dept.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 05/3
Date: March 1, 2005
Subject(s): Financial systems | Financial crisis | Emerging markets | International Capital markets | Anti-money laundering | Combating the financing of terrorism | Standards and codes

 
February 2005
 

Title: Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact
Author/Editor: Annett, Anthony ; Decressin, Jörg ; Deppler, Michael
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 05/2
Date: February 1, 2005
Subject(s): Economic growth | Economic stabilization | Fiscal policy

 
January 2005
 

Title: Putting the Cart Before the Horse? Capital Account Liberalization and Exchange Rate Flexibility in China
Author/Editor: Prasad, Eswar ; Rumbaugh, Thomas ; Wang, Qing
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 05/1
Date: January 1, 2005
Subject(s): Capital controls | China | Exchange rate regimes | Financial sector | Capital account liberalization

 
September 2004
 

Title: Banking Reform in the Lower Mekong Countries
Author/Editor: Unteroberdoerster, Olaf
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 04/5
Date: September 1, 2004
Subject(s): Bank reforms | Vietnam | Cambodia | Lao People's Democratic Republic | Mekong | Transition economies

 

Title: Pension Reform, Investment Restrictions and Capital Markets
Author/Editor: Roldos, Jorge E.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 04/4
Date: September 1, 2004
Subject(s): Pensions | Investment | Capital markets | Financial assets

 
May 2004
 

Title: Issues in the Establishment of Asset Management Companies
Author/Editor: Ingves, Stefan N. ; Seelig, Steven A. ; He, Dong
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 04/3
Date: May 1, 2004
Subject(s): Banking | Bank restructuring | Financial crisis | Debt management | Bonds | Debt restructuring

 

Title: Tax Administration and the Small Taxpayer
Author/Editor: Shome, Parthasrathi
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 04/2
Date: May 1, 2004
Subject(s): Tax administration | Tax policy | Tax revenues

 
April 2004
 

Title: Intraregional Trade in Emerging Asia
Author/Editor: Zebregs, Harm
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 04/1
Date: April 1, 2004
Subject(s): Trade | Asia | Emerging markets

 
December 2003
 

Title: International Trade in Services: Implications for the Fund
Author/Editor: Lehmann, Alexander ; Tamirisa, Natalia T. ; Wieczorek, Jaroslaw
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 03/6
Date: December 1, 2003
Subject(s): International trade | World Trade Organization

 
November 2003
 

Title: FDI and the Investment Climate in the CIS Countries
Author/Editor: Shiells, Clinton R.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 03/5
Date: November 1, 2003
Subject(s): Foreign investment | Former Soviet Union | Transition economies

 

Title: Issuing Government Bonds to Finance Bank Recapitalization and Restructuring: Design Factors that Affect Banks' Financial Performance
Author/Editor: Andrews, Michael
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 03/4
Date: November 1, 2003
Subject(s): Banking | Bank restructuring | Financial crisis | Privatization | Bonds | Debt restructuring

 
October 2003
 

Title: Financial Integration in Central America: Prospects and Adjustment Needs
Author/Editor: Canales Kriljenko, Jorge Iván ; Khandelwal, Padamja ; Lehmann, Alexander
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 03/3
Date: October 1, 2003
Subject(s): Trade | Costa Rica | Dominican Republic | El Salvador | Guatemala | Honduras | Nicaragua | Trade liberalization | World Trade Organization | Capital flows

 
April 2003
 

Title: The Energy Sector Reform and Macroeconomic Adjustment in a Transition Economy: The Case of Romania
Author/Editor: Cossé, Stéphane
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 03/2
Date: April 1, 2003
Subject(s): Energy sector | Romania | Economic stabilization | Structural adjustment | Transition economies

 
March 2003
 

Title: Large and Complex Financial Institutions: Challenges and Policy Responses - Lessons from Sweden
Author/Editor: Johnston, R. B. ; Horváth, Balázs ; Errico, Luca ; Chai, Jingqing
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 03/1
Date: March 1, 2003
Subject(s): Financial Sector Assessment Program | Sweden | Capital markets

 
December 2002
 

Title: Cross-Border Issues in Energy Trade in the CIS Countries
Author/Editor: Dodsworth, John ; Mathieu, Paul Henri ; Shiells, Clinton R.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/13
Date: December 1, 2002
Subject(s): Energy sector | Former Soviet Union | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Belarus | Georgia | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyz Republic | Moldova | Russian Federation | Tajikistan | Turkmenistan | Ukraine | Uzbekistan | Trade | Transition economies | Fiscal policy | Energy prices | Oil | Natural gas

 

Title: On a Common Currency for the GCC Countries
Author/Editor: Jadresic, Esteban
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/12
Date: December 1, 2002
Subject(s): Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Currencies

 

Title: Poverty and Social Impact Analysis in PRGF-Supported Programs
Author/Editor: Inchauste, Gabriela
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/11
Date: December 1, 2002
Subject(s): Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility | Poverty | Fund-supported adjustment programs

 
September 2002
 

Title: Reviving the Case for GDP-Indexed Bonds
Author/Editor: Borensztein, Eduardo ; Mauro, Paolo
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/10
Date: September 1, 2002
Subject(s): Bond issues | Gross domestic product | Indexation | Emerging markets

 
July 2002
 

Title: The Role of Monthly Economic Statistical Bulletins
Author/Editor: Dziobek, Claudia Helene ; Jin, Mei
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/9
Date: July 1, 2002
Subject(s): Statistics | Data collection

 

Title: Considering the IMF's Perspective on a "Sound Fiscal Policy"
Author/Editor: Heller, Peter S.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/08
Date: July 1, 2002
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Fund | Emerging markets | Exchange rate policy surveillance

 
May 2002
 

Title: Privatization in Ukraine: Challenges of Assessment and Coverage in Fund Conditionality
Author/Editor: Elborgh-Woytek, Katrin ; Lewis, Mark
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/7
Date: May 1, 2002
Subject(s): Privatization | Ukraine | Public enterprises | Conditionality | Use of Fund resources | Transition economies

 
March 2002
 

Title: Issues in Electronic Banking: An Overview
Author/Editor: Schaechter, Andrea
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/6
Date: March 1, 2002
Subject(s): Banking | Bank regulations | Bank supervision

 

Title: Challenges in Expanding Development Assistance
Author/Editor: Heller, Peter S. ; Gupta, Sanjeev
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/5
Date: March 1, 2002
Subject(s): Official development assistance | Poverty | Public finance

 

Title: The New Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Setting the Incentives Right
Author/Editor: Bossone, Biaggio ; Sdralevich, Carlo A.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/4
Date: March 1, 2002
Subject(s): Debt restructuring | Debt problems | External debt | Financial crisis | Private sector

 
February 2002
 

Title: Foreign Direct Investment in China: Some Lessons for Other Countries
Author/Editor: Tseng, Wanda ; Zebregs, Harm
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/3
Date: February 1, 2002
Subject(s): Foreign direct investment | China | Labor | Markets

 

Title: Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms in Albania Since 1997--Achievements And Remaining Challenges
Author/Editor: Treichel, Volker
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/2
Date: February 1, 2002
Subject(s): Economic stabilization | Albania | Structural adjustment | Transition economies

 

Title: Public Financial Management: Principal Issues in Small Pacific Island Countries
Author/Editor: Riechel, Klaus-Walter
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 02/1
Date: February 1, 2002
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Pacific island countries | Budgeting | Public finance

 
December 2001
 

Title: Monetary Operations and Central Bank Balance Sheets in a World of Limited Government Securities
Author/Editor: Zelmer, Marc
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/7
Date: December 1, 2001
Subject(s): Monetary operations | Central banks | Monetary policy | Bonds

 
November 2001
 

Title: Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision: The Case of Small Pacific Island Countries
Author/Editor: Riechel, Klaus-Walter
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/6
Date: November 1, 2001
Subject(s): Financial sector | Money laundering | Offshore financial centers | Bank regulations | Bank supervision | Pacific island countries

 

Title: Reviewing Some Early Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Africa
Author/Editor: Robb, Caroline M. ; Scott, Alison MacEwen
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/5
Date: November 1, 2001
Subject(s): Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers | Burkina Faso | Gambia, The | Mali | Mozambique | Tanzania | Uganda | Poverty

 

Title: Globalization Facts and Figures
Author/Editor: Masson, Paul R.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/4
Date: November 1, 2001
Subject(s): Globalization | Trade liberalization

 
October 2001
 

Title: Providing Health Care to HIV Patients in Southern Africa
Author/Editor: Haacker, Markus
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/3
Date: October 1, 2001
Subject(s): Health care | Botswana | Lesotho | Malawi | Mozambique | Namibia | South Africa | Swaziland | Tanzania | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe | Government expenditures

 
September 2001
 

Title: The IMF and Civil Society: Striking A Balance
Author/Editor: Dawson, Thomas C. ; Bhatt, Gita
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/2
Date: September 1, 2001
Subject(s): Collaboration with other international organizations | Fund role | Civil society organizations

 
May 2001
 

Title: Economic Integration and the Exchange Rate Regime: Some Lessons from Canada
Author/Editor: Arora, Vivek B. ; Jeanne, Olivier
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/1
Date: May 1, 2001
Subject(s): Exchange rate regimes | Canada | United States | Floating exchange rates | Trade

 
July 2000
 

Title: Reconsidering External Financing of Domestic Budget Deficits: Debunking Some Received Wisdom
Author/Editor: Gray, Simon ; Woo, D.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 00/8
Date: July 1, 2000
Subject(s): External financing | Budget deficits | Debt management

 

Title: Large-Scale Post-Crisis Corporate Sector Restructuring
Author/Editor: Stone, Mark R.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 00/7
Date: July 1, 2000
Subject(s): Financial crisis

 
June 2000
 

Title: Capital Flight from Russia
Author/Editor: Loungani, Prakash ; Mauro, Paolo
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 00/6
Date: June 1, 2000
Subject(s): Capital outflows | Russian Federation | Transition economies

 

Title: The Role of MULTIMOD in the IMF's Policy Analysis
Author/Editor: Isard, Peter
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 00/5
Date: June 1, 2000
Subject(s): Fund policies | Economic models

 
May 2000
 

Title: Raising Growth and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa - What Can be Done?
Author/Editor: Hernández-Catá, Ernesto
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 00/4
Date: May 1, 2000
Subject(s): Economic growth | Sub-Saharan Africa | Investment

 
April 2000
 

Title: Exchange Rate Regimes in Selected Advanced Transition Economies - Coping with Transition, Capital Inflows, and EU Accession
Author/Editor: Corker, Robert J. ; Beaumont, Craig ; van Elkan, Rachel ; Iakova, Dora M.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 00/3
Date: April 1, 2000
Subject(s): Exchange rate regimes | Transition economies | Czech Republic | Estonia | Hungary | Poland | Slovenia | Capital inflows | European Union

 
March 2000
 

Title: Interventions in Banks During Banking Crises - The Experience of Indonesia
Author/Editor: Enoch, Charles
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 00/2
Date: March 1, 2000
Subject(s): Financial crisis | Indonesia | Banks

 
February 2000
 

Title: Pros and Cons of Currency Board Arrangements in the Lead-Up to EU Accession and Participation in the Euro Zone
Author/Editor: Gulde, Anne Marie ; Kähkönen, Juha ; Keller, Peter
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 00/1
Date: February 1, 2000
Subject(s): Currency boards | European Union | European Economic and Monetary Union | Euro area | European Union

 
December 1999
 

Title: Inflation Targeting - What is the Meaning of the Bottom of the Band?
Author/Editor: Clifton, Eric V.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 99/8
Date: December 1, 1999
Subject(s): Inflation targeting

 
July 1999
 

Title: Would Saving U.S. Social Security Raise National Saving?
Author/Editor: Walliser, Jan
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 99/7
Date: July 1, 1999
Subject(s): Savings | United States | Social security

 

Title: A Modernized Approach to Managing the Risks in Cross-Border Capital Movements
Author/Editor: Johnston, R. B. ; Ötker, Inci
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 99/6
Date: July 1, 1999
Subject(s): Capital flows | Exchange rate policy | Monetary policy

 

Title: Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy of Transition Economies of Central and Eastern Europe after the Launch of EMU
Author/Editor: Masson, Paul R.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 99/5
Date: July 1, 1999
Subject(s): Monetary policy | European Economic and Monetary Union | Exchange rate policy | Transition economies | Central and Eastern Europe

 
May 1999
 

Title: Mapping Financial Sector Vulnerability in a Non-Crisis Country
Author/Editor: Downes, Patrick ; Marston, David ; Ötker, Inci
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 99/4
Date: May 1, 1999
Subject(s): Financial systems | Financial crisis

 
April 1999
 

Title: The Role of the Currency Board in Bulgaria's Stabilization
Author/Editor: Gulde, Anne Marie
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 99/3
Date: April 1, 1999
Subject(s): Currency Boards | Bulgaria | Financial crisis | Stabilization measures

 
February 1999
 

Title: Tax Policy and the Asian Crisis
Author/Editor: Nellor, David C. L.
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 99/2
Date: February 1, 1999
Subject(s): Tax policy | Financial crisis | Capital | Asia

 
January 1999
 

Title: Honduras's Growth Performance During 1970-97
Author/Editor: Juan-Ramon, V. Hugo
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 99/1
Date: January 1, 1999
Subject(s): Economic growth | Honduras | Investment | Productivity

 

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