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Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries

Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries »

Source: Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmat Jidoud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498300940

Keywords: Macroeconomic Volatility, African Economies, Financial Frictions, consumption, business cycle, economies, supply, Bayesian Analysis, Model Construction and Estimation, Financial Frictions.,

This paper investigates the channels through which remittances affect macroeconomic volatility in African countries using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model augmented with financial frictions. Em...

International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness

International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness »

Source: International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness : Do the Fundamental Things Apply As Time Goes By?

Volume/Issue: 1998/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and C. McDermott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451977523

Keywords: consumption smoothing, international capital flows, structural break, current account, current account deficit, current account imbalances, current account deficits, external liabilities

This paper examines the optimality of international capital flows to a persistent net importer of capital, Australia, during its post-capital-controls period 1984-98. The results suggest that international capital...

Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate-Current Account Nexus

Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate-Current Account Nexus »

Source: Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate-Current Account Nexus

Volume/Issue: 2007/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jun Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865912

Keywords: exchange rate elasticity of trade balance, fiscal policy, consumption smoothing, exchange rate, government spending, real exchange rate

By using a simple intertemporal model of the current account, I show that the exchange rate elasticity of the trade balance would ceteris paribus be smaller for countries with higher government spending ratios (rel...

Today versus Tomorrow - The Sensitivity of the Non-Oil Current Account Balance to Permanent and Current Income

Today versus Tomorrow - The Sensitivity of the Non-Oil Current Account Balance to Permanent and Current Income »

Source: Today versus Tomorrow - The Sensitivity of the Non-Oil Current Account Balance to Permanent and Current Income

Volume/Issue: 2009/248

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2009

ISBN: 9781451873955

Keywords: Permanent Income Model, non-oil current account, oil wealth, rate of return, current account, permanent income, current income, consumption decisions,

This paper applies the Permanent Income Model to the non-oil current accounts of the major oil exporters to assess the extent to which national consumption decisions in these countries are made on the basis of perm...

Thirty Years of Current Account Imbalances, Current Account Reversals, and Sudden Stops

Thirty Years of Current Account Imbalances, Current Account Reversals, and Sudden Stops »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 51, Special Issue, IMF Fourth Annual Research Conference

Volume: 51

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Robert Flood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2004

ISBN: 9781589063204

Keywords: current account reversals, current account deficit, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Consumption (economics), Country Risk, Debtor And Creditor, Default (finance),

This is the 2004 (Volume 51) Special Issue of IMF Staff Papers, which includes 6 selected papers (from more than 20) that were presented at the IMF's Fourth Annual Research Conference, November 6-7, 2003....

Monetary Sovereignty, Exchange Rates, and Capital Controls: The Trilemma in the Interwar Period

Monetary Sovereignty, Exchange Rates, and Capital Controls: The Trilemma in the Interwar Period »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 51, Special Issue, IMF Fourth Annual Research Conference

Volume: 51

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Robert Flood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2004

ISBN: 9781589063204

Keywords: current account reversals, current account deficit, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Consumption (economics), Country Risk, Debtor And Creditor, Default (finance),

This is the 2004 (Volume 51) Special Issue of IMF Staff Papers, which includes 6 selected papers (from more than 20) that were presented at the IMF's Fourth Annual Research Conference, November 6-7, 2003....

Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks

Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks »

Source: Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks

Volume/Issue: 2017/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Serhan Cevik , and Reza Yousefi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484307878

Keywords: Remittances, Remittances, Consumption smoothing, fiscal shocks, social spendin, Kimberly Beaton, Serhan Cevik and Seyed Reza Yousefi, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Business Cycles, Household

With 250 million migrants globally, remittances are one of the major sources of income in many developing countries. While there is abundant evidence that remittances facilitate consumption smoothing in receving co...

A Theory of Workers' Remittances with An Application to Morocco

A Theory of Workers' Remittances with An Application to Morocco »

Source: A Theory of Workers' Remittances with An Application to Morocco

Volume/Issue: 2004/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451859898

Keywords: altruism, portfolio diversification, co-integration, equation, workers ? remittances, migration, statistics, Household Behavior: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving

This paper provides a model on how altruism, "attachment" to the home country, and portfolio diversification may act as potential motives behind workers' remittances. It shows that the level of workers' remittances...

Altruism and Workers' Remittances

Altruism and Workers' Remittances »

Source: Altruism and Workers' Remittances : Evidence from Selected Countries in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2006/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863901

Keywords: altruism, co-integration, cointegration, equation, workers ? remittances, equations, Household Behavior: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

Workers' remittances have been playing an increasingly important role in the balance of payments of many countries and can significantly contribute to the strength of their external positions. Assessing the likely...

Consumption-Based Interest Rate and the Present-Value Model of the Current Account-Evidence from Nigeria

Consumption-Based Interest Rate and the Present-Value Model of the Current Account-Evidence from Nigeria »

Source: Consumption-Based Interest Rate and the Present-Value Model of the Current Account-Evidence from Nigeria

Volume/Issue: 2001/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olumuyiwa Adedeji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451851656

Keywords: Present-value model, consumption-based interest rate, current account, current account balance, current accounts, external shocks, balance of payments, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper presents a model of current account determination, based upon the permanent-income hypothesis. A present-value relationship among the current account, changes in net output, the exchange rate and the ter...