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The IMF in a world of private capital markets

The IMF attempts to stabilize private capital flows to emerging markets by providing public monitoring and emergency finance. In analyzing its role we contrast cases where banks and bondholders do the lending. Banks have a natural advantage in monitoring and creditor coordination, while bonds have superior risk sharing characteristics. Consistent with this assumption, banks reduce spreads as they obtain more information through repeat transactions with borrowers. By comparison, repeat borrowing has little influence in bond markets, where publicly-available information dominates. But spreads ...
Working Paper Series , Paper 2005-12

Journal Article
Interview with Anne O. Krueger

The first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund discusses currency boards, the resilient world economy and the importance of economic literacy, among other issues, with Minneapolis Fed Research Director Arthur J. Rolnick.
The Region , Volume 16 , Issue Dec. , Pages 24-31

Working Paper
International comparisons of fiscal policy: the OECD and the IMF measures of fiscal impulse

Both the OECD and the IMF periodically estimate and publish measures of fiscal impulse to gauge the extent to which fiscal policy in the major industrial countries has become more or less expansive over time. This paper compares these measures analytically and numerically. The paper shows that the OECD and IMF measures of fiscal impulse differ in at least four fundamental ways: (1) the OECD includes fiscal drag under the presumption that it is part of the "structure" of fiscal policy, while the IMF excludes it from its adjusted measure of the budget balance; (2) the OECD and the IMF both ...
International Finance Discussion Papers , Paper 274

Conference Paper
General discussion: role reversal in global finance

Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole

Newsletter
International regulatory cooperation after the crisis

The heads of state of a broad coalition of nations, the Group of Twenty (G-20), met in September 2009 in Pittsburgh to chart the course of recovery from the financial crisis and set internationally agreed-upon objectives for the reform of regulatory policy.
Chicago Fed Letter , Issue Nov

Conference Paper
Policy making in an integrated world: from surveillance to ...?

Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 43 , Issue Jun , Pages 205-241

Working Paper
Improving Sovereign Debt Restructurings

The wave of sovereign defaults in the early 1980s and the string of debt crises in subsequent decades have fostered proposals involving policy interventions in sovereign debt restructurings. The global financial crisis and the recent global pandemic have further reignited this discussion among academics and policymakers. A key question about these policy proposals for debt restructurings that has proved hard to handle is how they influence the behavior of creditors and debtors. We address this challenge by evaluating policyproposals in a quantitative sovereign default model that incorporates ...
Working Papers , Paper 2019-36

Conference Paper
Expanding gross asset positions and the international monetary system.

Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole

Journal Article
Emerging SDR standard?

FRBSF Economic Letter

Conference Paper
International lender of last resort? what are the alternatives?

Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 43 , Issue Jun , Pages 181-203

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