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December 2001
 
Title: Import-Reducing Effect of Trade Barriers: A Cross-Country Investigation
Author/Editor: Wang, Qing
Series: Working Paper No. 01/216
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Trade restrictions | Tariffs | Nontariff barriers | Import restrictions | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Trade-Barriers | Tariff | non-tariff trade barriers
 
Title: An Investigation of Output Variance Before and During Inflation Targeting
Author/Editor: Nadal-De Simone, Francisco
Series: Working Paper No. 01/215
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Inflation targeting | Production | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Output variance | inflation targeting | Markov-switching
 
Title: Pension Reform and the Fiscal Policy Stance
Author/Editor: Mackenzie, G. A. ; Gerson, Philip R. ; Cuevas, Alfredo ; Heller, Peter S.
Series: Working Paper No. 01/214
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Pensions | Privatization | Aging | Fiscal policy | Social security
Author's Keyword(s): Social security | old age pension | pension reform | fiscal balance
 
Title: A Model of the Joint Distribution of Banking and Exchange-Rate Crises
Author/Editor: Flood, Robert P. ; Marion, Nancy P.
Series: Working Paper No. 01/213
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Banking | Financial crisis | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Currency crisis | bank crisis
 
Title: Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation in Latin America During the 1990s
Author/Editor: Jácome, Luis Ignacio
Series: Working Paper No. 01/212
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Central banks | Latin America | Inflation
Author's Keyword(s): Central bank | independence | inflation | Latin American countries
 
Title: Systemic Weaknesses of Budget Management in Anglophone Africa
Author/Editor: Lienert, Ian ; Sarraf, Feridoun
Series: Working Paper No. 01/211
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): National budgets | Africa | United Kingdom | Budgetary policy | Government expenditures | Government accounting
Author's Keyword(s): Systemic | Africa | British | budget institutions | budget preparation | budget execution | government expenditure | arrears |
 
Title: Convertibility Risk: The Precautionary Demand for Foreign Currency in a Crisis
Author/Editor: Black, Stabley W. ; Christofides, Charalambos ; Mourmouras, Alex
Series: Working Paper No. 01/210
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Convertibility | Demand for money | Exchange risk | Foreign exchange | Financial crisis | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): convertibility | currency crisis | demand for money
 
Title: The Treatment of Nonperforming Loans in Macroeconomic Statistics
Author/Editor: Bloem, Adriaan M. ; Gorter, C.
Series: Working Paper No. 01/209
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Loans | Provisioning | Statistics
Author's Keyword(s): General statistics | loan accounting | loan provisioning
 
Title: Government Spending, Legislature Size, and the Executive Veto
Author/Editor: Baqir, Reza
Series: Working Paper No. 01/208
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Government expenditures | Budgets | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): government spending | political institutions
 
Title: Uncovered Interest Parity in Crisis: The Interest Rate Defense in the 1990s
Author/Editor: Flood, Robert P. ; Rose, Andrew K.
Series: Working Paper No. 01/207
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Interest rate policy | Exchange rates | Financial crisis | Developed countries | Developing countries | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): empirical | exchange rate | fixed | floating | developing | developed
 
Title: Quality Controls, License Transferability and the Level of Investment
Author/Editor: Krishna, Kala ; Tan, Ling Hui ; Ranjan, Ram
Series: Working Paper No. 01/206
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Economic models | Import quotas | Investment
Author's Keyword(s): Quotas | licensing | transferability | tradable quotas | entry | investment
 
Title: Central Bank Independence and the Design of Fiscal Institutions
Author/Editor: Castellani, Francesca ; Debrun, Xavier
Series: Working Paper No. 01/205
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Central bank policy | Fiscal management | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Central bank independence | policy mix | fiscal rules | linear and quadratic contracts with targets
 
Title: The Impact of Corporate Governance Structures on the Agency Cost of Debt
Author/Editor: Chan-Lau, Jorge A.
Series: Working Paper No. 01/204
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Corporate governance | Investment | Debt management | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Corporate governance | agency cost of debt | exit decision | bankruptcy
 
Title: Mind the Gap: What is the Best Measure of Slack in the Euro Area?
Author/Editor: Ross, Kevin ; Ubide, Angel J.
Series: Working Paper No. 01/203
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Euro area | Business cycles | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Output gaps | unobservable components | business cycles
 
Title: Corporate Restructuring in Japan: An Event-Study Analysis
Author/Editor: Chan-Lau, Jorge A.
Series: Working Paper No. 01/202
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Banking systems | Japan | Stock markets | Governance
Author's Keyword(s): Japan | corporate restructuring | corporate governance | event-study analysis
 
Title: Financial Stability and Fiscal Crises in a Monetary Union
Author/Editor: Jahjah, Samir
Series: Working Paper No. 01/201
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Domestic debt | Monetary policy | Fiscal policy | Inflation | Monetary Unions | Economic models | Financial stability | Financial crisis
Author's Keyword(s): Public debt | monetary policy | inflation | monetary union | default
 
Title: Risk Diversification in the Credit Portfolio: An Overview of Country Practices
Author/Editor: Morris, JoAnne
Series: Working Paper No. 01/200
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Credit policy | Bank supervision | Credit risk
Author's Keyword(s): risk diversification | credit concentration | large credit exposure | credit risk
 
Title: Regional Disparities and Transfer Policies in Russia: Theory and Evidence
Author/Editor: Dabla-Norris, Era ; Weber, Shlomo
Series: Working Paper No. 01/199
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Economic conditions | Russian Federation | Transfer of real resources | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Russia | regional disparities | horizontal imbalances | transfers
 
Title: Sources of Inflation in Developing Countries
Author/Editor: Loungani, Prakash ; Swagel, Phillip
Series: Working Paper No. 01/198
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Inflation | Developing countries | Exchange rate regimes
Author's Keyword(s): Inflation | developing countries | exchange rate regimes
 
Title: Limiting Currency Volatility to Stimulate Goods Market Integration: A Price-Based Approach
Author/Editor: Parsley, David C. ; Wei, Shang-Jin
Series: Working Paper No. 01/197
Date: December 01, 2001
Subject(s): Currency pegs | Monetary unions | Dollarization | Markets
Author's Keyword(s): Hard Pegs | currency union | dollarization | market integration