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Transmission Troubles: Heavy inflows of remittances impair a country’s ability to conduct monetary policy

Transmission Troubles: Heavy inflows of remittances impair a country’s ability to conduct monetary policy »

Source: Finance and Development, September 2016

Volume/Issue: 53/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513511917

Keywords: Finance and Development

This issue of Finance & Development focuses on how technology is driving growth. The issue looks at 'transmission channels.' As with drive-through tellers, ever-more-powerful technology allows us to streamline, rep...

Global Finance Resets: The decline of cross-border capital flows signals a stronger global financial system

Global Finance Resets: The decline of cross-border capital flows signals a stronger global financial system »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2017

Volume/Issue: 54/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484316207

Keywords: Finance and Development

This paper analyzes that although demands for political transformation commanded the world's attention, those calls were largely motivated by unresolved socioeconomic issues. Demonstrators in the streets of Cairo a...

Do Remittances Enhance Financial Inclusion in LMICs and in Fragile States?

Do Remittances Enhance Financial Inclusion in LMICs and in Fragile States? »

Source: Do Remittances Enhance Financial Inclusion in LMICs and in Fragile States?

Volume/Issue: 2020/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Ralph Chami , and Mohamed Trabelsi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513545394

Keywords: Remittances; Financial inclusion; Financial Stability, Financial Development

This paper explores the relationship between remittances and financial inclusion for a sample of 187 countries over the period 2004-2015, using cross-country as well as dynamic panel GMM regressions. At low levels...

Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment

Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment »

Source: Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment : A Sectoral and Institutional Approach

Volume/Issue: 2010/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jiangyan Yu , and James Walsh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2010

ISBN: 9781455202218

Keywords: determinants, institutional development, fdi, direct investment, investors, investment decisions,

Using a dataset which breaks down FDI flows into primary, secondary and tertiary sector investments and a GMM dynamic approach to address concerns about endogeneity, the paper analyzes various macroeconomic, develo...

Do Remittances Reduce Aid Dependency?

Do Remittances Reduce Aid Dependency? »

Source: Do Remittances Reduce Aid Dependency?

Volume/Issue: 2011/246

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maelan Le Goff , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463923259

Keywords: Development aid, aid flows, aid dependency, bilateral aid, aid allocation, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Economic Development: General,

Aid has been for decades an important source of financing for developing countries, but more recently remittance flows have increased rapidly and are beginning to dwarf aid flows. This paper investigates how remitt...

Is There a Remittance Trap?

Is There a Remittance Trap? »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2018

Volume/Issue: 55/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484368800

Keywords: Finance and Development, Poverty, Development, Financial crises, Economic growth, Economies, IMF, Hak, southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses that from shifting demographics to climate change, Southeast Asia confronts a host of challenges. Summoning them will require both resilience and flexibility. Advances in artificial intelligenc...

Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances

Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances »

Source: Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances : Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2011/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Markus Bruckner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781455290666

Keywords: Transitory Income Shocks, Financial Development, significance level, fixed effects, dependent variable, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, International Finance: General, Economic Development: General,

We use annual variation in rainfall to examine the effects that exogenous, transitory income shocks have on remittances in a panel of 42 Sub-Saharan African countries during the period 1960-2007. Our main finding i...

Growth and Capital Flows with Risky Entrepreneurship

Growth and Capital Flows with Risky Entrepreneurship »

Source: Growth and Capital Flows with Risky Entrepreneurship

Volume/Issue: 2010/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451962802

Keywords: Investment Risk, Saving, Financial Development, Growth, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, Mathematical Methods And Programming, Production, Employment, And Investment

This paper shows that the behavior of entrepreneurs facing incomplete financial markets and risky investment can explain why growth accelerations in developing countries tend to be associated with current account i...

Capital Inflows, Financial Development, and Domestic Investment

Capital Inflows, Financial Development, and Domestic Investment »

Source: Capital Inflows, Financial Development, and Domestic Investment : Determinants and Inter-Relationships

Volume/Issue: 2012/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicola Spatafora , and Oana Luca

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503494

Keywords: Financial Development, Investment, domestic credit, private capital inflows, cost of capital, private capital

We examine determinants of, and interactions between, capital inflows, financial development, and domestic investment in developing countries during 2001-07, a period of surging global liquidity and low interest ra...

Exchange and Capital Controls as Barriers to Trade

Exchange and Capital Controls as Barriers to Trade »

Source: Exchange and Capital Controls as Barriers to Trade

Volume/Issue: 1998/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451955194

Keywords: exchange controls, capital controls, trade, development, transition economies, capital movements, international trade, world trade

This paper considers the effect of exchange and capital controls on trade in the gravity-equation framework, in which bilateral exports depend on the distance between countries, the countries' size and wealth, tari...