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08/145: Why are Saving Rates of Urban Households in China Rising? Downloads
Marcos Chamon and Eswar Prasad
08/144: Sudden Stops and Optimal Self-Insurance Downloads
Jun I Kim
08/143: Global Business Cycles; Convergence or Decoupling? Downloads
Ayhan Kose, Eswar Prasad and Christopher Otrok
08/142: Constraints on the Design and Implementation of Monetary Policy in Oil Economies; The Case of Venezuela Downloads
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08/141: Herd Behavior in Financial Markets; An Experiment with Financial Market Professionals Downloads
Marco Cipriani and Antonio Guarino
08/140: Much Ado About Nothing? Estimating the Impact of a U.S. Slowdown on Thai Growth Downloads
Shekhar Aiyar and Ivan Tchakarov
08/138: Tanzania’s Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate Downloads
Niko A Hobdari
08/137: Fiscal Positions in Latin America; Have They Really Improved? Downloads
Jeromin Zettelmeyer and Ivanna Vladkova Hollar
08/136: Government Spending on Health Care and Education in Croatia; Efficiency and Reform Options Downloads
Victoria Gunnarsson and Etibar Jafarov
08/135: Central Bank Involvement in Banking Crises in Latin America Downloads
Luis Jácome
08/134: Trade Sensitivity to Exchange Rates in the Context of Intra-Industry Trade Downloads
Yoko Oguro, Kyoji Fukao and Yougesh Khatri
08/133: Crude Oil Prices; Trends and Forecast Downloads
Noureddine Krichene
08/132: Why Do Countries Peg the Way They Peg? The Determinants of Anchor Currency Choice Downloads
Nienke Oomes and Christopher Meissner
08/131: Challenges to Monetary Policy from Financial Globalization; The Case of India Downloads
Ananthakrishnan Prasad, Charles Frederick Kramer and Helene Poirson Ward
08/130: Recent Inflationary Trends in World Commodities Markets Downloads
Noureddine Krichene
08/129: Tax Administration Reform and Fiscal Adjustment; The Case of Indonesia (2001-07) Downloads
John Brondolo, Frank Bosch, Eric Le Borgne and Carlos Silvani
08/128: Chile; Trade Performance, Trade Liberalization, and Competitiveness Downloads
Brieuc Monfort
08/126: Financial Integration and Risk-Adjusted Growth Opportunities Downloads
Iryna V. Ivaschenko and Gianni De Nicolo
08/125: Tax and Pension Reform in the Czech Republic—Implications for Growth and Debt Sustainability Downloads
Dennis P Botman and Anita Tuladhar
08/124: Trends in Italy’s Nonprice Competitiveness Downloads
Bogdan Lissovolik
08/123: Mexico’s Integration into NAFTA Markets; A View from Sectoral Real Exchange Rates and Transaction Costs Downloads
Luciana Juvenal and Rodolphe Blavy
08/122: Government Size and Output Volatility; Should We Forsake Automatic Stabilization? Downloads
Jean Pisani-Ferry, Xavier Debrun and Andre Sapir
08/121: Fiscal and Monetary Anchors for Price Stability; Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
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08/120: Investment and Growth Dynamics; An Empirical Assessment Applied to Benin Downloads
Issouf Samaké
08/119: Central Bank Independence and Transparency; Evolution and Effectiveness Downloads
Christopher Crowe and Ellen Meade
08/118: The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy; The Case of São Tomé and Príncipe Downloads
Jian-Ye Wang, Nisreen H. Farhan, Amar Shanghavi, Márcio Valério Ronci and Misa Takebe
08/117: Calculating Sustainable Non-mineral Balances as Benchmarks for Fiscal Policy; The Case of Botswana Downloads
Jens Clausen
08/116: Accounting Challenges for Semi-Autonomous Revenue Agencies in Developing Countries Downloads
Seth E. Terkper
08/115: Impact of Government Expenditure on Growth; The Case of Azerbaijan Downloads
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08/114: Do IMF Programs Improve Economic Governance? Downloads
Jiro Honda
08/113: International Spillover of Labor Market Reforms Downloads
Mai Dao
08/112: Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area; France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain Downloads
Bogdan Lissovolik, Julio Escolano, Stefania Fabrizio, Werner Schule, Herman Z Bennett, Stephen Tokarick, Yuan Xiao, Marialuz Moreno Badia, Eva Gutierrez and Iryna V. Ivaschenko
08/111: Fiscal Coverage in the Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia; Current Situation and a Way Forward Downloads
Daria V Zakharova
08/110: Estimating Equilibrium Exchange Rates for Armenia and Georgia Downloads
Shuang Ding and Omar Al Shehabi
08/109: Is There a Novelty Premium on New Financial Instruments? The Argentine Experience with GDP-Indexed Warrants Downloads
Luca Ricci, Marcos Chamon and Alejo Costa
08/108: Reserve Requirements, the Maturity Structure of Debt, and Bank Runs Downloads
Eza Ghassan Al-Zein
08/106: Credit Booms and Lending Standards; Evidence From the Subprime Mortgage Market Downloads
Giovanni Dell'ariccia, Luc Laeven and Deniz Igan
08/105: Housing Finance and Mortgage-Backed Securities in Mexico Downloads
Luisa Zanforlin and Marco Espinosa-Vega
08/104: International R&D Spillovers and Institutions Downloads
Alexander Hoffmaister, David Coe and Elhanan Helpman
08/103: The Capital Markets of Emerging Europe; Institutions, Instruments and Investors Downloads
Li L Ong and Silvia Iorgova
08/102: Measuring the Informal Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Guillermo Vuletin
08/101: Welfare Gains of Aid Indexation in Small Open Economies Downloads
Anubha Dhasmana
08/100: External Shocks and Business Cycle Fluctuations in Mexico; How Important are U.S. Factors? Downloads
Sebastian Sosa
08/99: A Real Model of Transitional Growth and Competitiveness in China Downloads
Leslie Lipschitz, Genevieve Verdier and Celine Rochon
08/98: Global Aging and Declining World Interest Rates; Macroeconomic Insurance Through Pension Reform in Cyprus Downloads
Alexander Hoffmaister, Jaime Guajardo and Mario Catalan
08/97: A Simple Stochastic Approach to Debt Sustainability Applied to Lebanon Downloads
E. H. Gardner and Julian di Giovanni
08/96: Accumulating Foreign Reserves Under Floating Exchange Rates Downloads
Fernando M. Gonçalves
08/95: Real and Financial Sector Linkages in China and India Downloads
Jahangir Aziz
08/94: Informality and Bank Credit; Evidence from Firm-Level Data Downloads
Junko Koeda and Era Dabla-Norris
08/93: The Anatomy of Banking Crises Downloads
Rupa Duttagupta and Paul Cashin
08/92: Current Account Developments in New Member States of the European Union; Equilibrium, Excess, and EU-Phoria Downloads
Jesmin Rahman
08/91: Corporate Governance Reforms in the EU; Do They Matter and How? Downloads
Iryna V. Ivaschenko and Petya Koeva Brooks
08/90: Price Dynamics in the Eastern Caribbean Downloads
Rupa Duttagupta and Yan Sun
08/89: Factor Model for Stress-testing with a Contingent Claims Model of the Chilean Banking System Downloads
Dale F. Gray and James P Walsh
08/88: Is Central Bank Intervention Effective Under Inflation Targeting Regimes? The Case of Colombia Downloads
Herman Kamil
08/87: A New Fiscal Rule; Should Israel “Go Swiss?” Downloads
Steven A. Symansky, Xavier Debrun and Natan P. Epstein
08/86: Business Cycles in Small Developed Economies; The Role of Terms of Trade and Foreign Interest Rate Shocks Downloads
Jaime Guajardo
08/85: Investors’ Risk Appetite and Global Financial Market Conditions Downloads
Brenda Gonzalez-Hermosillo
08/84: Striving to Be “Clearly Open” and “Crystal Clear”; Monetary Policy Communication of the CNB Downloads
Ales Bulir and Katerina Smidkova
08/83: Exchange Rate Assessment in a Resource-Dependent Economy; The Case of Botswana Downloads
Corinne Deléchat and Matthew Gaertner
08/82: Breaking the Impediments to Budgetary Reforms; Evidence from Europe Downloads
Ashoka Mody and Stefania Fabrizio
08/81: High and Volatile Treasury Yields in Tanzania; The Role of Strategic Bidding and Auction Microstructure Downloads
Yuri V Sobolev and S. M. Abbas
08/80: Are Diamonds Forever? Using the Permanent Income Hypothesis to Analyze Botswana’s Reliance on Diamond Revenue Downloads
Olivier Basdevant
08/79: Financial Development and Growth in India; A Growing Tiger in a Cage? Downloads
Hiroko Oura
08/78: Pass-Through of External Shocks to Inflation in Sri Lanka Downloads
Nombulelo Braiton
08/77: Corporate Income Tax Competition in the Caribbean Downloads
Koffie Ben Nassar
08/76: Does Money Matter for U.S. Inflation? Evidence from Bayesian VARs Downloads
Pär Österholm and Helge Berger
08/75: Testing for Structural Breaks in Small Samples Downloads
Sergei Antoshin, Andrew Berg and Marcos R Souto
08/74: The Reform of Italian Cooperative Banks; Discussion of Proposals Downloads
Eva Gutierrez
08/73: The Monetary Model Strikes Back; Evidence from the World Downloads
Valerie Cerra and Sweta Saxena
08/72: Challenges to Monetary Policy in the Czech Republic—An Integrated Monetary and Fiscal Analysis Downloads
Sònia Muñoz and Céline Allard
08/71: Political Economy of Multi-Level Tax Assignments in Latin American Countries; Earmarked Revenue Versus Tax Autonomy Downloads
Giorgio Brosio and Ehtisham Ahmad
08/70: Japan’s Corporate Income Tax—Overview and Challenges Downloads
Thomas Dalsgaard
08/69: Achieving a Soft Landing; The Role of Fiscal Policy Downloads
Daniel Leigh
08/68: Trade in the WAEMU; Developments and Reform Opportunities Downloads
Hans Weisfeld and Manuela Goretti
08/67: Local Service Provision in Selected OECD Countries; Do Decentralized Operations Work Better? Downloads
Ehtisham Ahmad, Giorgio Brosio and Vito Tanzi
08/66: Trade Creation and Diversion Revisited; Accounting for Model Uncertainty and Natural Trading Partner Effects Downloads
Chris Papageorgiou, Christian Henn and Theo Eicher
08/65: Regionalism or Multilateralism? A Political Economy Choice Downloads
Giorgia Albertin
08/64: A Small Structural Monetary Policy Model for Small Open Economies with Debt Accumulation Downloads
Philippe D Karam and Adrian Pagan
08/63: Analysis of the Efficiency and Profitability of the Japanese Banking System Downloads
Elena Loukoianova
08/62: Financial Development and Poverty Reduction; Can There Be a Benefit Without a Cost? Downloads
Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney and Kangni Kpodar
08/61: Business Cycle Accounting For Chile Downloads
Ludvig Söderling and Ina Simonovska
08/60: Imperfect Central Bank Communication - Information versus Distraction Downloads
Athanasios Orphanides, Spencer Dale and Pär Österholm
08/59: What Makes Growth Sustained? Downloads
Jonathan Ostry, Andrew Berg and Jeromin Zettelmeyer
08/58: A Stochastic Framework for Public Debt Sustainability Analysis Downloads
C. Di Bella
08/57: Hong Kong SAR as a Financial Center for Asia; Trends and Implications Downloads
Olaf Unteroberdoerster and Cynthia Leung
08/56: Effective Average Tax Rates for Permanent Investment Downloads
Alexander Klemm
08/55: Credit Cyclicality in Chile; A Cross-Country Analysis Downloads
Ludvig Söderling
08/54: India; Is the Rising Tide Lifting All Boats? Downloads
Petia Topalova
08/53: Does Money Growth Granger-Cause Inflation in the Euro Area? Evidence from Out-of-Sample Forecasts Using Bayesian VARs Downloads
Pär Österholm and Helge Berger
08/52: Tax and Welfare Reforms in the Czech Republic—Structural Implications and Challenges Downloads
Thomas Dalsgaard
08/51: The Landscape of Capital Flows to Low-Income Countries Downloads
Thomas William Dorsey, Zuzana Brixiová, Sukhwinder Singh and Helaway Tadesse
08/50: Central America’s Regional Trends and U.S. Cycles Downloads
Shaun K. Roache
08/49: Central Bank Financial Strength, Policy Constraints and Inflation Downloads
Peter Stella
08/48: A Bayesian-Estimated Model of Inflation Targeting in South Africa Downloads
Thomas Harjes and Luca Ricci
08/47: Helping Hand or Grabbing Hand? Supervisory Architecture, Financial Structure and Market View Downloads
Marc Quintyn and Donato Masciandaro
08/46: External Linkages and Economic Growth in Colombia; Insights from A Bayesian VAR Model Downloads
Pär Österholm and Lisandro Abrego
08/45: Aggregate Investment Expenditures on Tradable and Nontradable Goods Downloads
Rudolfs Bems
08/44: Debt Sustainability under Catastrophic Risk; The Case for Government Budget Insurance Downloads
Eduardo Cavallo, Eduardo Borensztein and Patricio Valenzuela
08/43: Regional Wage Differentiation and Wage Bargaining Systems in the EU Downloads
Athanasios Vamvakidis
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