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Early Contributions of “Staff Papers” to International Economics

  • Mario I. Blejer
  • Mohsin S. Khan
  • Paul R. Masson

Staff Papers has, since its inception in 1950, been an important vehicle for the dissemination of research done by staff of the IMF. The paper discusses three areas in which articles published in Staff Papers up until the 1970s made major contributions to the literature in international economics. The areas covered are: first, the absorption approach and the monetary theory of the balance of payments; second, the Mundell-Fleming model; and third, foreign trade modeling. The nature of the contributions and their relationship with further developments in the respective fields are detailed.

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Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal International Monetary Fund Staff Papers.

Volume (Year): 42 (1995)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 707-733

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Handle: RePEc:pal:imfstp:v:42:y:1995:i:4:p:707-733
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