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Current Account Imbalances in ASEAN Countries: Are They a Problem?

by Jonathan D. Ostry

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Exchange Rate Regimes and the Stability of the International Monetary System

by Atish R. Ghosh Charalambos Tsangarides Jonathan D. Ostry

The member countries of the International Monetary Fund collaborate to try to assure orderly exchange arrangements and promote a stable system of exchange rates, recognizing that the essential purpose of the international monetary system is to facilitate the exchange of goods, services, and capital, and to sustain sound economic growth. The paper reviews the stability of the overall system of exchange rates by examining macroeconomic performance (inflation, growth, crises) under alternative exchange rate regimes; implications of exchange rate regime choice for interaction with the rest of the system (external adjustment, trade integration, capital flows); and potential sources of stress To The international monetary system.

Imf Paper On Policy Analysis And Assessment

by Jonathan D. Ostry

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

IMF Policy Discussion Paper

by Abdul Abiad Jonathan D. Ostry

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

IMF Policy Discussion Paper

by Gauti Eggertsson Jonathan D. Ostry

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Japan's Lost Decade

by Tim Callen Jonathan D. Ostry

For thirteen years excess capacity and debt have weighed down the Japanese economy. This weak economic performance has implications for the world economy as a whole and so the IMF has been involved in a dialogue with the Japanese authorities to identify the policies needed to bring it out of its slump. The papers in this book are part of the process of identifying the causes and proposing solutions. They examine the weakness of the financial sector; corporate restructuring and structural reforms; fiscal policy; monetary and exchange rate policy and the impact of Japanese economic policies on the rest of Asia. The overall conclusion is that although a start has been made on necessary reforms, much still needs to be done

Strengthening IMF Crisis Prevention

by Jonathan D. Ostry Jeromin Zettelmeyer

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Structural Reforms and Economic Performance in Advanced and Developing Countries

by Jonathan D. Ostry Alessandro Prati Antonio Spilimbergo

Drawing on a new dataset covering reforms of domestic product markets, international trade, the domestic financial sector, and the external capital account, this book examines the impact on economic performance in 91 countries of policies designed to increase the role of market forces and competition. Such policies, known as structural reforms, have been broadly pursued by the country groupings analyzed in this study since 1970, but individual country experiences have differed. Real and financial reforms have, for example, boosted income growth widely. Financial reforms have also raised growth through several channels, including lower domestic credit constraints and larger FDI inflows. The growth effects of financial and real reforms reflect a more favorable assessment of the future profitability and solvency of domestic firms in most countries, as embodied in credit ratings. Growth effects, however, differ significantly across countries depending on the reform sequencing strategy adop

What Makes Growth Sustained?

by Andy Berg Jonathan D. Ostry Jeromin Zettelmeyer

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

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