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Brazil

Boom, Bust, and the Road to Recovery

Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom.

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.

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...

Remittances, Financial Development, and Growth

Remittances, Financial Development, and Growth »

Source: Remittances, Financial Development, and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2005/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marta Ruiz-Arranz , and Paola Giuliano

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862539

Keywords: financial development, growth, system GMM, impact of remittances, migration, remittance, statistics, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

There has been little systematic empirical study on the relationship between remittances and growth. This paper attempts to examine this relationship. Using a newly constructed crosscountry of data series for remit...

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...

What Is Real and What Is Not in the Global FDI Network?

What Is Real and What Is Not in the Global FDI Network? »

Source: What Is Real and What Is Not in the Global FDI Network?

Volume/Issue: 2019/274

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jannick Damgaard , Thomas Elkjaer , and Niels Johannesen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513521527

Keywords: Development, Offshore financial centers, Foreign investment, Economic integration, Economic growth, Global FDI Network, Special Purpose Entities, Phantom FDI, Real FDI., WP

Macro statistics on foreign direct investment (FDI) are blurred by offshore centers with enormous inward and outward investment positions. This paper uses several new data sources, both macro and micro, to estimate...

Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries1

Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries1 »

Source: Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giulia Bettin , Andrea Presbitero , and Nicola Spatafora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484385081

Keywords: Shocks, Business cycle, Vulnerability, Gravity model, remittance, migrant, bilateral remittances, official remittances, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in both source and recipient economies. We exploit a novel, rich panel data...

How do International Financial Flows to Developing Countries Respond to Natural Disasters?

How do International Financial Flows to Developing Countries Respond to Natural Disasters? »

Source: How do International Financial Flows to Developing Countries Respond to Natural Disasters?

Volume/Issue: 2010/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201778

Keywords: Capital Flows, Natural Disasters, Panel Vector Autoregressive Models, Developing Countries, disasters, disaster, geological disasters, climatic disasters, natural disasters, International Finance: General

This paper uses multivariate dynamic panel analysis to examine the response of international financial flows to natural disasters. The models estimated for a large sample of developing countries point to differenti...

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...

Joining the Club? Procyclicality of Private Capital Inflows in Low Income Developing Countries

Joining the Club? Procyclicality of Private Capital Inflows in Low Income Developing Countries »

Source: Joining the Club? Procyclicality of Private Capital Inflows in Low Income Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juliana Araujo , Antonio David , Carlos van Hombeeck , and Chris Papageorgiou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513508146

Keywords: Cyclicality, Emerging Markets, capital inflows, private capital, international capital, developing countries, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Emerging Markets.,

Using a newly developed dataset this paper examines the cyclicality of private capital inflows to low-income developing countries (LIDCs) over the period 1990-2012. The empirical analysis shows that capital inflows...