Information about Asia and the Pacific Asia y el Pacífico
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International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
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May 2003
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IMF Working Papers ($15.00)

03/66: “The GCC Monetary Union: Some Considerations for the Exchange Rate Regime,” George T. Abed, S. Nuri Erbaş, and Behrouz Guerami

03/67: “The Dynamics of Real Interest Rates, Real Exchange Rates and the Balance of Payments in China: 1980-2002” Jin Zhongxia

03/68: “PPP Strikes Back: Aggregation and the Real Exchange Rate,” Jean Imbs, Haroon Mumtaz, Morten Ravn, and Helene Rey

03/69: “The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD): Opportunities and Challenges,” Norbert Funke and Saleh M. Nsouli

03/70: “Financial Reform: What Shakes It? What Shapes It?” Abdul Abiad and Ashoka Mody

03/71: “The Impact of Monetary Policy on the Bilateral Exchange Rate: Chile Versus the United States,” Jeromin Zettelmeyer

03/72: “Macroeconomic Performance and Poverty Reduction,” Anne Epaulard

03/73: “On the Heterogeneity Bias of Pooled Estimators in Stationary VAR Specifications,” Alessandro Rebucci

03/74: “The Link Between Adherence to International Standards of Good Practices, Foreign Exchange Spreads, and Ratings,” C. Christofides, Christian B. Mulder, and Andrew J. Tiffin

IMF Country Reports ($15.00)

(A country name indicates the report is the country’s Article IV consultation.)

03/103: Costa Rica: Financial System Stability Assessment 03/104: Peru: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement—Staff Report

03/105: Azerbaijan Republic: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

03/106: Sri Lanka: Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

03/107: Sri Lanka: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the PRGF and Use of IMF Resources—Request for an Extended Arrangement

03/108: Republic of Slovenia

03/109: Republic of Slovenia: Statistical Appendix

03/110: Niger: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the PRGF Facility, and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criterion and for Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative

03/111: Benin: Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

03/112: Republic of Latvia: Statistical Appendix

03/113: Republic of Latvia

03/114: Competitiveness in the Baltics in the Run-Up to EU Accession

03/115: Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation in the Baltic States

03/116: Uruguay: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Requests for Modification and Extension of the Arrangement, and Waiver of Nonobservance and Applicability of Performance Criteria, and Exchange System

03/117: Republic of Belarus


“Moral Hazard: Does IMF Financing Encourage Imprudence by Borrowers and Lenders?” (Economic Issue No. 28, free)

“Large and Complex Financial Institutions: Challenges and Policy Responses—Lessons from Sweden,” R.B. Johnston, Balazs Horvath, Luca Errico, and Jingqing Chai (Policy Discussion Paper No. 03/1, $15.00)

“The Energy Sector Reform and Macroeconomic Adjustment in a Transition Economy: The Case of Romania,” Stephane M. Cosse (Policy Discussion Paper No. 03/2, $15.00)

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