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World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics
			: Annual Report 2019

IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics : Annual Report 2019 »

Series: Balance of Payments Statistics

Author(s): Carlos Sanchez-Munoz , Paul Austin , Alicia Hierro , and Tamara Razin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 February 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513530666.044

ISBN: 9781513530666

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, Balance of payments, International investment position, Statistics, External sector statistics, Statistics, BY, BOP, IIP, IMF

The 2019 Annual Report of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics (the Committee) provides an overview of recent trends in global balance of payments and international investment position statistics, su...

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account »

Source: Fiscal Policy and the Current Account

Volume/Issue: 2010/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455200801

Keywords: fiscal policy, external imbalances, current account, exchange rate, fiscal balance, government spending, budget balance

This paper examines the relationship between fiscal policy and the current account, drawing on a larger country sample than in previous studies and using panel regressions, vector autoregressions, and an analysis o...

Are Australia's Current Account Deficits Excessive?

Are Australia's Current Account Deficits Excessive? »

Source: Are Australia's Current Account Deficits Excessive?

Volume/Issue: 1996/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1996

ISBN: 9781451850703

Keywords: Australia, current account, current account deficit, current account deficits, external borrowing, current account balance

This paper compares the evolution of the Australian current account balance over the period 1954-94 against an optimal current account derived from a consumption-smoothing model. The findings indicate that the Aust...

Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries

Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries »

Source: Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries : Are they a Problem?

Volume/Issue: 1997/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1997

ISBN: 9781451847079

Keywords: current account deficit, current account deficits, current account balance, external debt

Applying a consumption-smoothing model to five ASEAN countries reveals that excessive private consumption has not tended to characterize their widening external imbalances in recent years, except to a small degree...

The Size and Sustainability of Nigerian Current Account Deficits

The Size and Sustainability of Nigerian Current Account Deficits »

Source: The Size and Sustainability of Nigerian Current Account Deficits

Volume/Issue: 2001/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olumuyiwa Adedeji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2001

ISBN: 9781451851021

Keywords: Excessive current account deficits, external sustainability, current account, current account deficits, current account balance, current account deficit, current account balances, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper uses an intertemporal model of the current account and macroeconomic indicators to examine the size and sustainability of Nigerian current account deficits over the 1960-97 period. The results indicate t...

Current Account Norms in Natural Resource Rich and Capital Scarce Economies

Current Account Norms in Natural Resource Rich and Capital Scarce Economies »

Source: Current Account Norms in Natural Resource Rich and Capital Scarce Economies

Volume/Issue: 2013/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juliana Araujo , Bin Li , Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2013

ISBN: 9781484396032

Keywords: External Sustainability, Developing Economies, current account balances, current account balance, current account deficits, current account surpluses, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Cooperative Enterprises,

The permanent income hypothesis implies that frictionless open economies with exhaustible natural resources should save abroad most of their resource windfalls and, therefore, feature current account surpluses. Res...

Foreign Direct Investment Trends and Statistics - A Summary

Foreign Direct Investment Trends and Statistics - A Summary »

Source: Foreign Direct Investment Trends and Statistics - A Summary

Volume/Issue: 2003/050

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2003

ISBN: 9781498328975

Keywords: Capital markets, Foreign investment, Statistics, External sector statistics, Balance of payments statistics, Economic growth, International banking statistics, Balance of payments, FDI, investment enterprise

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The New Economics of Capital Controls Imposed for Prudential Reasons+L4888*

The New Economics of Capital Controls Imposed for Prudential Reasons+L4888* »

Source: The New Economics of Capital Controls Imposed for Prudential Reasons+L4888

Volume/Issue: 2011/298

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anton Korinek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463927844

Keywords: financial crises, balance sheet effects, pecuniary externalities, capital controls, capital inflows, capital flows, domestic agents, New Economics of Capital Controls,

This paper provides an introduction to the new economics of prudential capital controls in emerging economies. This literature is based on the notion that there are externalities associated with financial crises be...

A Tradeoff between the Output and  Current Account Effects of Pension Reform

A Tradeoff between the Output and Current Account Effects of Pension Reform »

Source: A Tradeoff between the Output and Current Account Effects of Pension Reform

Volume/Issue: 2012/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mario Catalan , and Nicolas Magud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2012

ISBN: 9781475563948

Keywords: Pension reform, external balance, dyamic general equilibrium model, pension, retirement, retirement age, pension benefits, benefits, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Social Security and Public Pensions,

We compare the long-term output and current account effects of pension reforms that increase the retirement age with those of reforms that cut pension benefits, conditional on reforms achieving similar fiscal targe...

The Balance of Payments Impact of the Food and Fuel Price Shocks on Low-Income African Countries

The Balance of Payments Impact of the Food and Fuel Price Shocks on Low-Income African Countries »

Source: The Balance of Payments Impact of the Food and Fuel Price Shocks on Low-Income African Countries : A Country-by-Country Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2008/036

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2008

ISBN: 9781498334457

Keywords: Africa, Balance of payments, External shocks, Financial crisis, Food imports, Oil prices, Terms of trade, Economic growth, Economic recovery, Commodity prices

This note discusses the implications of the price shocks for the balance of payments of low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The response by bilateral donors and multilateral institutions will, in practice,...