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Are Foreign Aid and Remittance Inflows a Hedge Against Food Price Shocks?1

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Source: Are Foreign Aid and Remittance Inflows a Hedge Against Food Price Shocks?

Volume/Issue: 2012/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781463938444

Keywords: food price shocks, vulnerability, food price, remittance, remittance inflows, food imports, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Saving,

This paper explores the role of foreign aid and remittance inflows in the mitigation of the effects of food price shocks. Using a large sample of developing countries and mobilising dynamic panel data specification...

II Progress Toward Current Account Convertibility

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Source: Issues in International Exchange and Payments Systems

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Peter Quirk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754806

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign currency, exchange rates, capital movements

Currency convertibility has always been an important consideration in economic policymaking, along with monetary and fiscal policies and the exchange rate regime. In the IMF’s Articles of Agreement, particul...