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Fiscal Monitor, April 2018

Capitalizing on Good Times

April 2018 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: the burden of high global debt and the opportunities and challenges of digital government.

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2018

Building a Shared Future

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2018.

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

Finance and Development, September 2016...

Guilt by Association: Prejudices sway the debate on using capital controls to tame the risks of fickle inflows

Guilt by Association: Prejudices sway the debate on using capital controls to tame the risks of fickle inflows »

Source: Finance and Development, June 2016

Volume/Issue: 53/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2016

ISBN: 9781513549118

Keywords: Finance and Development

This article profiles iconoclastic economist Dani Rodrik, the Harvard professor whose warnings about the downsides of globalization proved prescient. Rodrik has spent most of his professional life at Ivy League ins...

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

Finance & Development, December 2017...

Watching the Tide: Latin America appears better prepared to handle capital outflows than in the past, but its resilience might soon be tested

Watching the Tide: Latin America appears better prepared to handle capital outflows than in the past, but its resilience might soon be tested »

Source: Finance and Development, September 2015

Volume/Issue: 52/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2015

ISBN: 9781484372500

Keywords: Finance and Development, finance, monetary fund, markets, emerging markets, bank

This chapter presents the point of view and ideas of Sabina Alkire, an economist. Alkire wants the Multidimensional Poverty Index to be part of a data revolution to guide the fight against poverty. According to Alk...

Opening Up to Inequity: After countries remove restrictions on capital flows, inequality often gets worse

Opening Up to Inequity: After countries remove restrictions on capital flows, inequality often gets worse »

Source: Finance and Development March 2016

Volume/Issue: 53/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513570532

Keywords: Finance and Development, population, population growth, workforce, monetary fund, finance

This article profiles economist David Card, whose work on minimum wages, immigration, and education challenged conventional wisdom. Card rose to prominence in 1995 when he won the coveted John Bates Clark Medal, th...

Use of migrants’ remittances in labor-exporting countries: Comprehensive policies are needed to maximize the benefits of such remittances for growth and development

Use of migrants’ remittances in labor-exporting countries: Comprehensive policies are needed to maximize the benefits of such remittances for growth and development »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1980

Volume/Issue: 17/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1980

ISBN: 9781616353414

Keywords: bank, finance, banking, development banking, projects

This paper highlights that in a shift of policy, the World Bank decided to finance directly health projects in developing countries. Under its old policy, formulated in 1974, health components providing basic healt...

Growing Up with Capital Flows

Growing Up with Capital Flows »

Source: Growing Up with Capital Flows

Volume/Issue: 2002/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Antu Murshid

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849745

Keywords: capital flows, foreign capital, capital account liberalization, International Finance: General,

In a sample of 60 developing countries, we find evidence of a strong-almost one-to-one-relationship between capital inflows and domestic investment. However, this relationship has evolved over time. While growing f...

Balance of Payments Stabilization Policies in the Dependent Economy and their Short-Run Impacton Economic Activity

Balance of Payments Stabilization Policies in the Dependent Economy and their Short-Run Impacton Economic Activity »

Source: Balance of Payments Stabilization Policies in the Dependent Economy and their Short-Run Impacton Economic Activity

Volume/Issue: 1988/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1988

ISBN: 9781451974478

Keywords: excess demand, domestic credit, excess supply, foreign exchange, bank financing

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

Back to Basics: Do Current Account Deficits Matter?

Back to Basics: Do Current Account Deficits Matter? »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2006

Volume/Issue: 43/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451922509

Keywords: international monetary fund, health financing, financial systems, central bank

'Africa: Making Its Move' explores some of the obstacles facing sub-Saharan Africa as it attempts to capitalize on changes that offer fresh opportunities for growth and poverty reduction. The lead article describes...

Sequencing the Liberalization of Financial Markets: Open up domestic banking then free capital flows

Sequencing the Liberalization of Financial Markets: Open up domestic banking then free capital flows »

Source: Finance & Development, March 1988

Volume/Issue: 25/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1988

ISBN: 9781616353728

Keywords: markets, financial markets, finance, monetary fund, domestic financial markets

This paper examines the policy implications of structural changes in financial markets. Domestic financial markets have become less segmented, and the major financial centers more integrated. At the same time, the...