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December 2008
 
Title: Monetary Policy and Relative Price Shocks in South Africa and Other Inflation Targeters
Author/Editor: Cuevas, Alfredo ; Topak, Secil
Series: Working Paper No. 08/289
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Monetary policy | South Africa | External shocks | Inflation targeting | Pricing policy | Central banks | Energy prices | Commodity prices
Author's Keyword(s): Monetary policy | supply shocks | relative prices | inflation | Taylor rules.
 
Title: Is Monetary Policy Effective When Credit is Low?
Author/Editor: Saizar, Carolina ; Chalk, Nigel Andrew
Series: Working Paper No. 08/288
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Monetary policy | Credit | Interest rates | Inflation | Flexible exchange rates | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Monetary Policy | Bank Credit | Vector Auto Regression | Inflation
 
Title: Explaining Episodes of Growth Accelerations, Decelerations, and Collapses in Western Africa
Author/Editor: Imam, Patrick A. ; Salinas, Gonzalo
Series: Working Paper No. 08/287
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Economic growth | West Africa | Economic reforms | External shocks | Terms of trade | Transfers of foreigners income | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Growth | Acceleration | Deceleration | Africa
 
Title: Volatility Spillovers and Contagion from Mature to Emerging Stock Markets
Author/Editor: Beirne, John ; Maria Caporale, Guglielmo ; Schulze-Ghattas, Marianne ; Spagnolo, Nicola
Series: Working Paper No. 08/286
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Spillovers | Stock markets | Developed countries | Emerging markets | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Volatility spillovers | Contagion | Stock markets | Emerging markets
 
Title: The Impact of Introducing a Minimum Wage on Business Cycle Volatility: A Structural Analysis for Hong Kong SAR
Author/Editor: Porter, Nathaniel John ; Vitek, Francis
Series: Working Paper No. 08/285
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Minimum wage | Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China | Business cycles | External shocks | Exchange rate regimes | Monetary policy | Inflation | Wage indexation | Labor market policy | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Minimum wage | indexation mechanism | business cycle volatility | dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model | unobserved components model | market flexibility | small open economy
 
Title: New Shocks, Exchange Rates and EquityPrices
Author/Editor: Matsumoto, Akito ; Cova, Pietro ; Pisani, Massimiliano ; Rebucci, Alessandro
Series: Working Paper No. 08/284
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): External shocks | Exchange rates | Stock prices | Productivity | Monetary policy | Asset prices | Floating exchange rates | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): News Shocks | Exchange Rates | Equity Prices | Productivity | Monetary Policy | Persistence
 
Title: Cross-Border Coordination Of Prudential Supervision And Deposit Guarantees
Author/Editor: Hardy, Daniel C. L. ; Nieto, María
Series: Working Paper No. 08/283
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Deposit insurance | Europe | European Economic and Monetary Union | Economic integration | Bank supervision | Banking sector | Social safety nets | International cooperation
Author's Keyword(s): Deposit guarantees | bank supervision | cross-border coordination | EU
 
Title: Expenditure Ceilings - A Survey
Author/Editor: Ljungman, Gösta
Series: Working Paper No. 08/282
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Government expenditures | Budgetary policy | Finland | Netherlands | Sweden | Fiscal policy | Political economy | Fiscal sustainability | Inflation
Author's Keyword(s): Expenditure ceilings | fiscal rules | fiscal policy
 
Title: Can Regional Cross-listings Accelerate Stock Market Development? Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
Author/Editor: Adelegan, O. Janet
Series: Working Paper No. 08/281
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Stock markets | Sub-Saharan Africa | Money markets | Capital markets | Economic integration | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): regional approach | stock markets | events study | Sub-Saharan Africa
 
Title: A Small Quarterly Multi-Country Projection Model with Financial-Real Linkages and Oil Prices
Author/Editor: Carabenciov, Ioan ; Ermolaev, Igor ; Freedman, Charles ; Juillard, Michel ; Kamenik, Ondra ; Korshunov, Dmitry ; Laxton, Douglas ; Laxton, Jared
Series: Working Paper No. 08/280
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Economic forecasting | United States | Euro Area | Japan | Oil prices | Monetary policy | External shocks | Forecasting models
Author's Keyword(s): Macroeconomic Modeling | Forecasting | Bayesian Estimation | Monetary Policy
 
Title: A Small Quarterly Multi-Country Projection Model
Author/Editor: Juillard, Michel ; Laxton, Douglas ; Carabenciov, Ioan ; Ermolaev, Igor ; Freedman, Charles ; Korshunov, Dmitry ; Laxton, Jared ; Kamenik, Ondra
Series: Working Paper No. 08/279
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Economic forecasting | United States | Euro Area | Japan | Monetary policy | Forecasting models
Author's Keyword(s): Macroeconomic Modeling | Forecasting | Bayesian Estimation | Monetary Policy
 
Title: A Small Quarterly Projection Model of the US Economy
Author/Editor: Carabenciov, Ioan ; Ermolaev, Igor ; Freedman, Charles ; Juillard, Michel ; Kamenik, Ondra ; Korshunov, Dmitry ; Laxton, Douglas
Series: Working Paper No. 08/278
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Economic forecasting | United States | Monetary policy | Forecasting models
Author's Keyword(s): Macroeconomic Modeling | Bayesian Estimation | Monetary Policy
 
Title: What Attracts Tourists to Paradise?
Author/Editor: Tsounta, Evridiki
Series: Working Paper No. 08/277
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Tourism | Caribbean | Eastern Caribbean Currency Union | Demand | Supply | External shocks | Prices | Foreign direct investment | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Tourism demand | ECCU | Dynamic least squares
 
Title: From Crisis to IMF-Supported Program: Does democracy impede the speed required by financial markets?
Author/Editor: Mody, Ashoka ; Saravia, Diego
Series: Working Paper No. 08/276
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Financial crisis | Fund arrangements | Political economy | Capital markets | Economic integration | Relationships with Fund | Globalization
Author's Keyword(s): IMF | Financial Crises | Democracy
 
Title: Estimating Potential Output and the Output Gap in Slovakia
Author/Editor: Konuki, Tetsuya
Series: Working Paper No. 08/275
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Production | Slovak Republic | Economic growth | Economic indicators | Economic forecasting | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Slovakia | potential output | Kalman filter
 
Title: What Happens During Recessions, Crunches, and Busts?
Author/Editor: Claessens, Stijn ; Kose, M. Ayhan ; Terrones, Marco
Series: Working Paper No. 08/274
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Economic recession | Business cycles | Financial crisis | Credit | Housing prices | Stock prices | Oil prices | Databases | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Business cycles | recessions | credit crunches | house prices | equity prices | busts
 
Title: Hong Kong SAR Economic Integration with the Pearl River Delta
Author/Editor: Chen, Hongyi ; Unteroberdoerster, Olaf
Series: Working Paper No. 08/273
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Economic integration | Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China | China, People's Republic of | Financial sector | Trade integration | Investment policy | Infrastructure | Services sector | Human capital
Author's Keyword(s): Economic integration | trade | investment | producer services | financial integration | global supply-chain management | cross-border pollution
 
Title: The Macroeconomic Impact of Healthcare Financing Alternatives: Reform Options forHong Kong SAR
Author/Editor: Botman, Dennis P. J. ; Porter, Nathaniel John
Series: Working Paper No. 08/272
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Health care | Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China | Public finance | Aging | Fiscal reforms | Tax incentives
Author's Keyword(s): Healthcare financing | aging population | aging-related fiscal pressures
 
Title: Analyzing Determinants of Inflation When There Are Data Limitation:The Case of Sierra Leone
Author/Editor: Gottschalk, Jan ; Kalonji, Kadima D. ; Miyajima, Ken
Series: Working Paper No. 08/271
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Inflation | Sierra Leone | Data analysis | Economic forecasting | Oil prices | Money supply | Exchange rate depreciation | Forecasting models
Author's Keyword(s): Historical decomposition | impulse response | inflation | variance decomposition | vector autoregression (VAR)
 
Title: Inflation Determinants in Paraguay: Cost Push versus Demand Pull Factors
Author/Editor: Monfort, Brieuc ; Peña, Santiago
Series: Working Paper No. 08/270
Date: December 01, 2008
Subject(s): Paraguay | Inflation | Wage indexation | Price increases | Demand for money | Spillovers
Author's Keyword(s): Core inflation | money demand | mark-up | pass-through.