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Information Rigidity in Growth Forecasts
			: Some Cross-Country Evidence

Information Rigidity in Growth Forecasts : Some Cross-Country Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2011/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , Prakash Loungani , and Herman Stekler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455263424.001

ISBN: 9781455263424

Keywords: Information rigidity, forecasts, crises, banking crises, recession, impulse responses, number of observations, forecast errors, Forecasting and Other Model Applications, Prices

We document information rigidity in forecasts for real GDP growth in 46 countries over the past two decades. We investigate: (i) if rigidities are lower around turning points in the economy, such as in times of rec...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2009, Asia and Pacific
			: Global Crisis: The Asian Context

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2009, Asia and Pacific : Global Crisis: The Asian Context »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068407.086

ISBN: 9781589068407

Keywords: recessions, recession, banking, corporate sector, banking crisis

Asia has been hard hit by the global financial crisis. Despite strong fundamentals, its pervasive linkages to the rest of the world have exposed it to the collapse of demand and credit in advanced countries. Export...

Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781403987518.072

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

The procyclicality of financial systems has received an increasing amount of attention from policymakers, academics, and international organizations in recent years. This heightened interest stems from a combinatio...

Deepening Structural Reform in Africa
			: Lessons from East Asia

Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia »

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756343.071

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

As Africa looks for ways to deepen and accelerate the economic reform process, what lessons can East Asia offer? this book edited by Laura Wallace, records the proceedings of a seminar that involved a dynamic excha...