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December 2009
 
Title: The Housing Cycle in Emerging Middle Eastern Economies and its Macroeconomic Policy Implications
Author/Editor: Beidas-Strom, Samya ; Lian, Weicheng ; Maseeh, Ashwaq
Series: Working Paper No. 09/288
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Business cycles | Consumption | Cross country analysis | Economic models | Emerging markets | Household credit | Housing | Housing prices | Middle East and Central Asia | North Africa | Price increases | Real estate prices
Author's Keyword(s): Housing finance | mortgage market | housing and rental price dynamics and bubbles | Middle East | North Africa | panel data analysis
 
Title: A Fistful of Dollars: Lobbying and the Financial Crisis
Author/Editor: Igan, Deniz ; Mishra, Prachi ; Tressel, Thierry
Series: Working Paper No. 09/287
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Corporate sector | Economic models | Financial crisis | Financial institutions | Financial sector | Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009 | Governance | Housing | Legislation | Loans | Political economy
Author's Keyword(s): Lobbying | financial crises | mortgage lending
 
Title: Jointly Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy Rules under Borrowing Constraints
Author/Editor: Bi, Huixin ; Kumhof, Michael
Series: Working Paper No. 09/286
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Borrowing | Economic models | External shocks | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Welfare
Author's Keyword(s): Optimal simple rules | monetary policy rules | fiscal policy rules | welfare analysis | borrowing constraints.
 
Title: On the Sources of Oil Price Fluctuations
Author/Editor: Deren Unalmis ; Ibrahim Unalmis ; D. Filiz Unsal
Series: Working Paper No. 09/285
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Oil prices | Oil production | Demand | Supply | External shocks | Price increases | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Inflation targeting | Productivity | Economic models
 
Title: Growth and Structural Reforms: A New Assessment
Author/Editor: Christiansen, Lone Engbo ; Schindler, Martin ; Tressel, Thierry
Series: Working Paper No. 09/284
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Capital account | Cross country analysis | Economic growth | Economic models | Economic reforms | Fiscal policy | Globalization | Governance | International financial system | International trade | Trade liberalization
Author's Keyword(s): Economic Growth | Liberalization | Domestic Finance | Trade: Capital Account
 
Title: Trade and Thy Neighbor's War
Author/Editor: Qureshi, Mahvash Saeed
Series: Working Paper No. 09/283
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Economic models | International trade | Political economy | Regional shocks
Author's Keyword(s): international trade | conflict | contiguous states
 
Title: “Lost Decade” in Translation:What Japan’s Crisis could Portend about Recovery from the Great Recession
Author/Editor: Syed, Murtaza H. ; Kang, Kenneth ; Tokuoka, Kiichi
Series: Working Paper No. 09/282
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Banking crisis | Banking sector | Central bank policy | Demand | Economic recovery | Financial crisis | Fiscal policy | Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009 | International financial system | Japan | Liquidity management | Monetary policy | Private sector | Public investment
Author's Keyword(s): Japan | Lost Decade | Financial Crisis | Great Recession | Green Shoots | Exit
 
Title: Exchange Rate Assessments: Methodologies for Oil Exporting Countries
Author/Editor: Bems, Rudolfs ; Carvalho Filho, Irineu E.
Series: Working Paper No. 09/281
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Commodity price fluctuations | Current account | Economic models | Exchange rates | Fiscal policy | Oil exporting countries | Oil prices | Oil revenues | Real effective exchange rates
Author's Keyword(s): Oil exporting countries | current account | real exchange rates | misalignment
 
Title: The Global Financial Crisis: Explaining Cross-Country Differences in the Output Impact
Author/Editor: Berkmen, Pelin ; Gelos, Gaston ; Rennhack, Robert ; Walsh, James P
Series: Working Paper No. 09/280
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Credit expansion | Cross country analysis | Developing countries | Economic forecasting | Economic growth | Emerging markets | Financial crisis | Financial systems | Fiscal policy | Flexible exchange rates | Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009 | Trade
Author's Keyword(s): Global crisis | transmission of shocks | emerging markets | cross-country linkages
 
Title: Elasticity Optimism
Author/Editor: Imbs, Jean ; Mejean, Isabelle
Series: Working Paper No. 09/279
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Consumer goods | Data analysis | Economic models | Exports | Imports | International trade | Monetary policy | United States
Author's Keyword(s): Trade Elasticities | Heterogeneity | Calibration | Global Imbalances | International Portfolio | Monetary Policy
 
Title: The General Data Dissemination System (GDDS)-A Reflection on its First 12 Years and Plans for Taking it Forward
Author/Editor: Enoch, Charles ; Kibuka, Robin D.
Series: Working Paper No. 09/278
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Access to capital markets | Data quality assessment framework | Emerging markets | Financial crisis | Fund role | General Data Dissemination System | Special Data Dissemination Standard | Standards and codes | Statistics | Technical assistance
Author's Keyword(s): Statistics | GDDS | technical assistance | economic and financial crises | macroeconomic data | data dissemination.
 
Title: How Russia Affects the Neighborhood: Trade, Financial, and Remittance Channels
Author/Editor: Alturki, Fahad ; Espinosa-Bowen, Jaime ; Ilahi, Nadeem
Series: Working Paper No. 09/277
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Banking crisis | Business cycles | Capital flows | Economic growth | Economic models | Emerging markets | Exports | Regional shocks | Russian Federation | Spillovers | Trade integration | Workers remittances
Author's Keyword(s): Spillovers | business cycle | emerging markets | growth linkages | Russia | Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) | regional linkages | decoupling | divergence | convergence | remittances | capital flows | and trade
 
Title: Accounting for Global Dispersion of Current Accounts
Author/Editor: Chang, Yongsung ; Kim, Sun-Bin ; Lee, Jaewoo
Series: Working Paper No. 09/276
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Capital transactions | Consumer goods | Cross country analysis | Current account | Economic integration | Economic models | External shocks | International capital markets | International financial system | International trade
Author's Keyword(s): Distribution of Current Account | Incomplete Markets | Frictions
 
Title: The Valuation Channel of External Adjustment
Author/Editor: Ghironi, Fabio ; Lee, Jaewoo ; Rebucci, Alessandro
Series: Working Paper No. 09/275
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Asset prices | Capital transactions | Current account | Economic models | External shocks | Financial sector | Foreign exchange | Government expenditures | International capital markets | Productivity
Author's Keyword(s): Current account | Net foreign assets | Risk sharing | Valuation
 
Title: Cyclical Patterns of Government Expenditures in Sub-Saharan Africa: Facts and Factors
Author/Editor: Lledo, Victor Duarte ; Yackovlev, Irene ; Gadenne, Lucie
Series: Working Paper No. 09/274
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Aid flows | Business cycles | Capital flows | Cross country analysis | Developing countries | Economic models | External debt | Fiscal policy | Government expenditures | Political economy | Sub-Saharan Africa
Author's Keyword(s): Fiscal policy | government expenditures | business cycles | and sub-Saharan Africa
 
Title: Being a Foreigner Among Domestic Banks: Asset or Liability?
Author/Editor: Claessens, Stijn ; van Horen, Neeltje
Series: Working Paper No. 09/273
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Bank soundness | Banking sector | Commercial banks | Cross country analysis | Foreign direct investment | International banking | Profit margins | Time series
Author's Keyword(s): Foreign direct investment | international banking | performance | distance
 
Title: Who Disciplines Bank Managers?
Author/Editor: Cihák, Martin ; Maechler, Andrea M. ; Schaeck, Klaus ; Stolz, Stéphanie Marie
Series: Working Paper No. 09/272
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Bank soundness | Bank supervision | Banks | Capital markets | Corporate governance | Data analysis | Economic models | Performance indicators | Personnel | Risk management | United States
Author's Keyword(s): Market discipline | executive turnover | financial soundness | corporate governance
 
Title: The Hedonic Country Product Dummy Method and Quality Adjustments for Purchasing Power Parity Calculations
Author/Editor: Silver, Mick
Series: Working Paper No. 09/271
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Consumer price indexes | Cross country analysis | Economic models | Price structures | Prices | Purchasing power parity
Author's Keyword(s): Purchasing Power Parity | Country-Product-Dummy Method | Hedonic Regression | International Comparisons Program | PPP | CPD.
 
Title: Foreign Bank Entry and Credit Allocation in Emerging Markets
Author/Editor: Degryse, Hans ; Havrylchyk, Olena ; Jurzyk, Emilia Magdalena ; Kozak, Sylwester
Series: Working Paper No. 09/270
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Bank credit | Banks | Borrowing | Economic models | Emerging markets | Foreign exchange | Loans
Author's Keyword(s): banks | ownership | credit allocation
 
Title: A Framework to Assess the Effectiveness of IMF Technical Assistance in National Accounts
Author/Editor: Pastor, Gonzalo C.
Series: Working Paper No. 09/269
Date: December 01, 2009
Subject(s): Cross country analysis | Data quality assessment framework | Emerging markets | Government finance statistics | National accounts | Regional Technical Assistance Centers | Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes | Technical assistance | West Africa
Author's Keyword(s): National accounts data & methodology | technical assistance effectiveness | technical assistance evaluation