Some of the conditions for structural adjustment can include: Cutting expenditures, also known as austerity. Focusing economic output on direct export and resource extractionDevaluation of currencies, Trade liberalisationor lifting import and export restrictions, Increasing the stability of investment by supplementing foreign direct investment with the opening of domestic stock marketsRemoving price controls and state subsidiesPrivatizationor divestiture of all or part of state-owned enterprises, Enhancing the rights of foreign investors vis-a-vis national laws, Improving governance and fighting corruption. These conditions are known as the Washington Consensus.
An Historical Analysis of Monetary Policy Rules "If a monetary rule is used to set policy, the rule chosen should dictate relatively aggressive adjustments of the short-term interest rate in response to changes in inflation and real output.
Government officials around the world are asking: Or, should they agree in advance on how policy instruments will be used to respond to economic changes, known as adopting a monetary rule? Taylor concludes that if a monetary rule is used to set policy, the rule chosen should dictate relatively aggressive adjustments of the short-term interest rate in response to changes in inflation and real output.
In fact, responsive short-term interest rates may help flatten economic fluctuations, he believes. After examining the responsiveness of short-term rate from to the present, Taylor concludes that the "dramatic" changes in U.
From tothe United States was on the international gold standard, a regime that put an external constraint on long-run inflation. Short-term interest rates were relatively unresponsive to changes in output and inflation during this period, and recessions were both frequent and severe.
The Federal Reserve System was founded injust as the classical gold standard was ending at the start of World War I. The Fed, as the lender of last resort, clearly was supposed to provide money as necessary, but there was no agreement either on how quickly it should react to economic change or on how much money it should supply.
According to Taylor, "that the Fed was unable throughout the interwar period to find an effective policy rule for conducting monetary policy is evidenced by the disastrous economic performance during the Great Depression when money growth fell dramatically.
During the recession, short-term rates were kept relatively high, and recovery was slow. When the Bretton Woods system failed in the early s, the last external constraint on inflation disappeared.
Policymakers, concerned with maintaining low short-term interest rates, were reluctant to prevent accelerating rates of inflation. The result was the Great Inflation of the s, and its aftermath, in which everyone learned painful lessons about the high costs of inflation.
The s and the s have been a time of much more stable inflation and relatively mild economic fluctuations. Rates were outside this range during the periods when there was much less stability, including the period of the international gold standard and the period of the Great Inflation in the late s and s.
In both periods, short-term interest rates responded too little and too late to changes in inflation and real output.Commission Advice / Amendments to the Public Service Act and Public Service Regulations Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions ; Commission Advice / Legislative changes to matters relating to SES employment; Commission Advice / The new APS Values and Employment Principles.
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3 Introduction macroeconomic outcomes. Moreover, the paper uses a general monetary the- ory rather than a tightly specified model to interpret the historical data.
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