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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

UNCTAD report: Foreign direct investment flows soar in 2000, but are likely to decline sharply in this year

UNCTAD report: Foreign direct investment flows soar in 2000, but are likely to decline sharply in this year »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 19

Volume/Issue: 30/19

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451927306

Keywords: economic outlook, macroeconomic policies, monetary policy, structural reforms, emerging markets

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Working Paper: Study examines causes, consequences, and policy responses to capital flows

Working Paper: Study examines causes, consequences, and policy responses to capital flows »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 28, Issue 07

Volume/Issue: 28/7

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451933574

Keywords: international monetary fund, central bank, economic policy, budget surplus

IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus visited Moscow from March 27 to March 29 and met with Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov and other senior officials. On March 29, Camdessus and Primakov issued a joint co...

Capital Inflows and Balance of Payments Pressures

Capital Inflows and Balance of Payments Pressures »

Source: Capital Inflows and Balance of Payments Pressures : Tailoring Policy Responses in Emerging Market Economies

Volume/Issue: 2008/2

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Bikas Joshi , Manuela Goretti , Uma Ramakrishnan , Alun Thomas , Atish Ghosh , and Juan Zalduendo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451945997

Keywords: Economic policy, Balance of payments, Capital inflows, Capital flows, Developing countries, Policy Discussion Paper, policy responses, current account, exchange rate,

Although capital inflows are generally beneficial to recipient countries, they also pose a challenge for the conduct of economic policy. This paper proposes a conceptual taxonomy to guide the design of policy respo...

Ethiopia: Inflation and Balance of Payments Pressures on the Rise

Ethiopia: Inflation and Balance of Payments Pressures on the Rise »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 15

Volume/Issue: 35/15

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451968507

Keywords: international monetary fund, poverty reduction, economic policy, International Agencies, International Monetary Fund (imf),

IMF and low-income countries; De Rato in Tokyo; U.K. poverty initiative; Palau, Lithuania, Ethiopia, Kuwait; Volatility in Latin America; U.S. home equity withdrawal; Botswana: avoiding the resource curse; India: t...

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account »

Source: Fiscal Policy and the Current Account : Are Microstates Different?

Volume/Issue: 2012/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yehenew Endegnanew , Therese Turner-Jones , and Charles Amo Yartey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463937126

Keywords: Microstates, current account balance, current accounts, current account adjustments, current account deficits, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

This paper examines the empirical link between fiscal policy and the current account focusing on microstates defined as countries with a population of less than 2 million between 1970 and 2009. The paper employs pa...

Workers’ Remittances

Workers’ Remittances »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, December 2005

Volume/Issue: 6/4

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451929980

Keywords: housing prices, international monetary fund, house prices, industrial countries, interest rates, Asset Pricing, Conditionality (finance), Cycles, Economics. Research, Emigration And Immigration. Economic Aspects

The IMF Research Bulletin, a quarterly publication, selectively summarizes research and analytical work done by various departments at the IMF, and also provides a listing of research documents and other research-r...

Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets

Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets »

Source: Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets : Income, Repatriations and Financial Vulnerabillities

Volume/Issue: 2002/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Lehmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451846652

Keywords: Profitability of Foreign Direct Investment, Cashflows in Multinational Corporations, direct investment, fdi, foreign direct investment, investors, host country, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Payout Policy,

Based on U.S. data, the returns on foreign direct investment in emerging markets are shown to be substantially higher than would be suggested by official balance of payments statistics. This paper identifies the de...

Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies

Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability in Remittance-Dependent Economies

Volume/Issue: 2009/190

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Yasser Abdih , Amine Mati , and Michael Gapen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

ISBN: 9781451873375

Keywords: remittance-dependent economies, growth rate, remittance, growth rate of remittances, real gdp, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, National Deficit Surplus,

We investigate the impact of remittances on public debt sustainability and detail how the traditional debt-to-GDP ratio can be modified to create a more accurate representation of debt sustainability for a country...

Economic Policies and FDI Inflows to Emerging Market Economies

Economic Policies and FDI Inflows to Emerging Market Economies »

Source: Economic Policies and FDI Inflows to Emerging Market Economies

Volume/Issue: 2011/192

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elif Arbatli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462306251

Keywords: FDI, Emerging Market Economies, Economic Policies, direct investment, foreign direct investment, corporate tax, corporate tax rates, International Factor Movements And International Business,

This paper investigates the determinants of FDI inflows to emerging market economies, concentrating on the effects of economic policies. The empirical analysis also addresses the role of external push factors and o...

Clusters As a Driving Engine for FDI

Clusters As a Driving Engine for FDI »

Source: Clusters As a Driving Engine for FDI

Volume/Issue: 2005/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

ISBN: 9781451862126

Keywords: Clusters, backward and forward linkages, FDI, policy reforms, foreign investors, investors, foreign investment, foreign investor, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, International Factor Movements and International Business: General

This paper develops a model that highlights the importance of clusters for attracting foreign direct investment. It shows from a game theoretical perspective how the combination of setting up a cluster and implemen...