Compliance with IMF Program Indicators and Growth in Transition Economies

Author/Editor:

Anna Unigovskaya ; Valerie A Mercer-Blackman

Publication Date:

March 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper makes use of the IMF’s Database for Monitoring Fund Arrangements (MONA) to investigate whether transition countries that more successfully implement the conditionality of IMF programs tend to show a better performance on recovery and growth. It is not possible to determine a clear-cut relationship between the index that determines the level of compliance with structural benchmarks in IMF programs and growth. However, the paper finds a definite, positive relationship between the index of compliance with performance criteria and growth, even after controlling for the extent of stabilization of the transition countries.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/47

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451846638/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0472000

Format:

Paper

Pages:

28

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