Information about Asia and the Pacific Asia y el Pacífico
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IMF Working Papers

International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
Published Date:
March 2012
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Working Paper 11/268

Oil-Price Boom and Real Exchange Rate Appreciation: Is There Dutch Disease in the CEMAC?

Treviño, Juan Pedro

Working Paper 11/269

The Eurozone Crisis: How Banks and Sovereigns Came to be Joined at the Hip

Mody, Ashoka; Sandri, Damiano

Working Paper 11/270

Assessing the Variability of Tax Elasticities in Lithuania

Poghosyan, Tigran

Working Paper 11/271

Intangible Capital, Relative Asset Shortages and Bubbles

Giglio, Stefano; Severo, Tiago

Working Paper 11/272

Evaluating Designs for a Fiscal Rule in Bulgaria

Andritzky, Jochen R.

Working Paper 11/273

On the Stability of Money Demand in Ghana: A Bounds Testing Approach

Dagher, Jihad; Kovanen, Arto

Working Paper 11/274

Does Money Matter for Inflation in Ghana?

Kovanen, Arto

Working Paper 11/275

Monetary Policy Transmission in Ghana: Does the Interest Rate Channel Work?

Kovanen, Arto

Working Paper 11/276

What Can Low-Income Countries Expect from Adopting Inflation Targeting?

Gemayel, Edward R.; Jahan, Sarwat; Peter, Alexandra

Working Paper 11/277

Determinants of Property Prices in Hong Kong SAR: Implications for Policy

Craig, R. Sean; Hua, Changchun

Working Paper 11/278

Credit Growth and Bank Soundness: Fast and Furious?

Igan, Deniz; Pinheiro, Marcelo

Working Paper 11/279

The Relative Volatility of Commodity Prices: A Reappraisal

Arezki, Rabah; Lederman, Daniel; Zhao, Hongyan

Working Paper 11/280

How Costly Are Debt Crises?

Furceri, Davide; Zdzienicka, Aleksandra

Working Paper 11/281

Effectiveness of Capital Controls in Selected Emerging Markets in the 2000s

Baba, Chikako; Kokenyne, Annamaria

Working Paper 11/282

Market Discipline and Conflicts of Interest between Banks and Pension Funds

Barajas, Adolfo; Catalán, Mario

Working Paper 11/283

Commodity Price Cycles: The Perils of Mismanaging the Boom

Adler, Gustavo; Sosa, Sebastian

Working Paper 11/284

Safeguarding Banks and Containing Property Booms: Cross-Country Evidence on Macroprudential Policies and Lessons from Hong Kong SAR

Ahuja, Ashvin; Nabar, Malhar

Working Paper 11/285

Using Credit Subsidies to Counteract a Credit Bust: Evidence from Serbia

Podpiera, Jiri

Working Paper 11/286

Desynchronized: The Comovement of Non-Hydrocarbon Business Cycles in the GCC

Cevik, Serhan

Working Paper 11/287

Inflation Dynamics in FYR Macedonia

Shamloo, Maral

Working Paper 11/288

The Determinants of Economic Growth in the Philippines: A New Look

Tolo, Willa Boots J. Working Paper 11/289

The Nonbank-Bank Nexus and the Shadow Banking System

Pozsar, Zoltan; Singh, Manmohan

Working Paper 11/290

Are There Spillover Effects from Munis?

Arezki, Rabah; Candelon, Bertrand; Sy, Amadou N. R.

Working Paper 11/291

Oil Prices, External Income, and Growth: Lessons from Jordan

Mohaddes, Kamiar; Raissi, Mehdi

Working Paper 11/292

Assessing the Risks to the Japanese Government Bond (JGB) Market

Lam, Raphael W.; Tokuoka, Kiichi

Working Paper 11/293

Employment Protection and Business Cycles in Emerging Economies

Lama, Ruy; Urrutia, Carlos

Working Paper 11/294

Inflation Differentials in the GCC: Does the Oil Cycle Matter?

Mohaddes, Kamiar; Williams, Oral

Working Paper 11/295

Bank Competition and Financial Stability: A General Equilibrium Exposition

De Nicoló, Gianni; Lucchetta, Marcella

Working Paper 11/296

Who’s Going Green and Why? Trends and Determinants of Green Investment

Eyraud, Luc; Wane, Abdoul Aziz; Zhang, Changchang; Clements, Benedict J.

Working Paper 11/297

Do Loan-to-Value and Debt-to-Income Limits Work? Evidence from Korea

Igan, Deniz; Kang, Heedon

Working Paper 11/298

The New Economics of Capital Controls Imposed for Prudential Reasons

Korinek, Anton

Working Paper 11/299

Developments in Financial Supervision and the Use of Macroprudential Measures in Central America

Delgado, Fernando L; Meza, Mynor

Working Paper 11/300

The Impact of the Global Crisis on South-Eastern Europe

Cocozza, Emidio; Colabella, Andrea; Spadafora, Francesco

Working Paper 12/1

Financial Stability Reports: What Are They Good For?

Cihák, Martin; Muñoz, Sònia; Sharifuddin, Shakira Teh; Tintchev, Kalin

Working Paper 12/2

Bank of Japan’s Quantitative and Credit Easing: Are They Now More Effective?

Berkmen, Pelin

Working Paper 12/3

Next Generation System-Wide Liquidity Stress Testing

Schmieder, Christian; Hesse, Heiko; Neudorfer, Benjamin; Puhr, Claus; Schmitz, Stefan W.

Working Paper 12/4

Oil Exporters’ Dilemma: How Much to Save and How Much to Invest

Cherif, Reda; Hasanov, Fuad

Working Paper 12/5

Did Korean Monetary Policy Help Soften the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008–09?

Alp, Harun; Elekdag, Selim; Lall, Subir

Working Paper 12/6

Money as Indicator for the Natural Rate of Interest

Berger, Helge; Weber, Henning

Working Paper 12/7

“International Reserves in Low Income Countries: Have They Served as Buffers?”

Crispolti, V.; Tsibouris, George C.

Working Paper 12/8

Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances

Kumhof, Michael; Lebarz, Claire; Ranciere, Romain; Richter, Alexander W.; Throckmorton, Nathaniel A.

Working Paper 12/9

Clarity of Central Bank Communication About Inflation

Bulir, Ales; Cihák, Martin; Jansen, David-Jan

Working Paper 12/10

Foreign Banks: Trends, Impact and Financial Stability

Claessens, Stijn; Horen, Neeltje van

Working Paper 12/11

A Toolkit for Assessing Fiscal Vulnerabilities and Risks in Advanced Economies

Schaechter, Andrea; Alper, C. Emre; Arbatli, Elif; Caceres, Carlos; Callegari, Giovanni; Gerard, Marc; Jonas, Jiri; Kinda, Tidiane; Shabunina, Anna; Weber, Anke

Working Paper 12/12

Commodity Price Volatility and the Sources of Growth

Cavalcanti, Tiago V. de V.; Mohaddes, Kamiar; Raissi, Mehdi

Working Paper 12/13

Can International Macroeconomic Models Explain Low-Frequency Movements of Real Exchange Rates?

Rabanal, Pau; Rubio-Ramirez, Juan F.

Working Paper 12/14

Central Banks Quasi-Fiscal Policies and Inflation

Park, Seok Gil

Working Paper 12/15

Price Subsidies and the Conduct of Monetary Policy

Ben Aissa, Mohamed Safouane; Rebei, Nooman

Working Paper 12/16

Central Bank Credit to the Government: What Can We Learn from International Practices?

Jácome, Luis Ignacio; Matamoros-Indorf, Marcela; Sharma, Mrinalini; Townsend, Simon Baker

Working Paper 12/17

The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Would a Fiscal Insurance Mechanism Mitigate National Income Shocks?

Lemus, Antonio; Cashin, Paul

Working Paper 12/18

Capital Market Integration: Progress Ahead of the East African Community Monetary Union

Yabara, Masafumi

Working Paper 12/19

Measuring Oil-Price Shocks Using Market-Based Information

Wu, Tao; Cavallo, Michele

Working Paper 12/20

Prudential Liquidity Regulation in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Rwanda

Sanya, Sarah; Mitchell, Wayne; Kantengwa, Angelique

Working Paper 12/21

Macrofinancial Modeling at Central Banks: Recent Developments and Future Directions

Roger, Scott; Vlcek, Jan

Working Paper 12/22


Ghosh, Atish R.; Kim, Jun Il; Qureshi, Mahvash Saeed; Zalduendo, Juan

Working Paper 12/23

Are Rating Agencies Powerful? An Investigation into the Impact and Accuracy of Sovereign Ratings

Kiff, John; Nowak, Sylwia Barbara; Schumacher, Liliana

Working Paper 12/24

Pricing of Sovereign Credit Risk: Evidence from Advanced Economies During the Financial Crisis

Alper, C. Emre; Forni, Lorenzo; Gerard, Marc

Working Paper 12/25

Bank Capital Adequacy in Australia

Jang, B.; Sheridan, Niamh

Working Paper 12/26

Mortgage Defaults

Hatchondo, Juan Carlos; Martinez, Leonardo; Sanchez, Juan M.

Working Paper 12/27

Managing Non-Core Liabilities and Leverage of the Banking System: A Building Block for Macroprudential Policymaking in Korea

Alichi, Ali; Ryoo, Sang Chul; Hong, Cheol

Working Paper 12/28

A Partial Race to the Bottom: Corporate Tax Developments in Emerging and Developing Economies

Abbas, S. M. Ali; Klemm, Alexander; Bedi, Sukhmani; Park, Junhyung

Working Paper 12/29

Bank Funding Structures and Risk: Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis

Vázquez, Francisco F.; Federico, Pablo

Working Paper 12/30

Fiscal Rules and the Sovereign Default Premium

Hatchondo, Juan Carlos; Martinez, Leonardo; Roch, Francisco

Working Paper 12/31

Barbados: Sectoral Balance Sheet Mismatches and Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities

Yartey, Charles Amo

Working Paper 12/32

Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community

Sanya, Sarah; Gaertner, Matthew

Working Paper 12/33

Sovereign Risk, Fiscal Policy, and Macroeconomic Stability

Corsetti, Giancarlo; Kuester, Keith; Meier, André; Mueller, Gernot J.

Working Paper 12/34

Shifting Motives: Explaining the Buildup in Official Reserves in Emerging Markets since the 1980s

Ghosh, Atish R.; Ostry, Jonathan D.; Tsangarides, Charalambos G.

Working Paper 12/35

An Assessment of Malaysian Monetary Policy during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09

Alp, Harun; Elekdag, Selim; Lall, Subir

Working Paper 12/36

How Risky Are Banks’ Risk Weighted Assets? Evidence from the Financial Crisis

Das, Sonali; Sy, Amadou N. R.

Working Paper 12/37

Determinants of Inflation in the Euro Area: The Role of Labor and Product Market Institutions

Jaumotte, Florence; Morsy, Hanan

Working Paper 12/38

Macroeconomic and Welfare Costs of U.S. Fiscal Imbalances

Gruss, Bertrand; Torres, Jose L.

Working Paper 12/39

Stock-Flow Adjustments and Fiscal Transparency: A Cross-Country Comparison

Weber, Anke

Working Paper 12/40

Treasury Bills and/or Central Bank Bills for Absorbing Surplus Liquidity: The Main Considerations

Nyawata, Obert

Working Paper 12/41

Capital Inflows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and Credit Booms

Magud, Nicolas E.; Reinhart, Carmen; Vesperoni, Esteban

Working Paper 12/42

Precautionary Savings in the Great Recession

Mody, Ashoka; Ohnsorge, Franziska; Sandri, Damiano

Working Paper 12/43

What Drives Credit Growth in Emerging Asia?

Elekdag, Selim; Han, Fei

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