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Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances

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Source: Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances

Volume/Issue: 2012/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Ranciere , Nathaniel Throckmorton , Michael Kumhof , Claire Lebarz , and Alexander Richter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463930578

Keywords: Current account imbalances, income inequality; financial liberalization., current account, current account deficit, private credit, current account balance, Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances, Financial Liberalization,

This paper studies the empirical and theoretical link between increases in income inequality and increases in current account deficits. Cross-sectional econometric evidence shows that higher top income shares, and...

Current Account Imbalances

Current Account Imbalances »

Source: Current Account Imbalances : Can Structural Policies Make a Difference?

Volume/Issue: 2012/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anna Ivanova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463937799

Keywords: structural policies, imbalances, current account balance, current accounts, current account surplus,

The discussion of global and regional imbalances has put the spotlight on the possible link between current accounts and structural policies. Drawing on standard empirical current account models, the paper finds th...

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...

Chapter 5. Capital Flows and International Order: Trilemmas and Trade-Offs from Macroeconomics to Political Economy and International Relations

Chapter 5. Capital Flows and International Order: Trilemmas and Trade-Offs from Macroeconomics to Political Economy and International Relations »

Source: From Great Depression to Great Recession : The Elusive Quest for International Policy Cooperation

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 March 2017

ISBN: 9781513514277

Keywords: global financial crisis, adjustment fatigue, deflation, currency wars, secular stagnation, policy cooperation, recovery, crisis prevention, policy coordination, imbalances

Globalization—the establishment of cross-national linkages—is rarely a simple, unidirectional process. It creates major strains as different economic, social, and political systems adapt to each other’s infl...

Chapter 2. Learning Lessons from Previous Crises: The Capital Account and the Current Account

Chapter 2. Learning Lessons from Previous Crises: The Capital Account and the Current Account »

Source: From Great Depression to Great Recession : The Elusive Quest for International Policy Cooperation

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 March 2017

ISBN: 9781513514277

Keywords: global financial crisis, adjustment fatigue, deflation, currency wars, secular stagnation, policy cooperation, recovery, crisis prevention, policy coordination, imbalances

The phenomenon of financial globalization has become a ubiquitous way of understanding the world, but people who have used the concept as a tool of analysis have failed to understand its inherent volatility...

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...

Sharp Reductions in Current Account Deficits

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Source: Sharp Reductions in Current Account Deficits : An Empirical Analysis

Volume/Issue: 1997/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Assaf Razin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

ISBN: 9781451858228

Keywords: Current account deficits, current account sustainability, capital flows, current account, current account deficit, current account imbalances, current account balance

The paper studies determinants and consequences of sharp reductions in current account imbalances (reversals) in low- and middle-income countries. It poses two questions: what triggers reversals, and what factors e...

Accounting for Global Dispersion of Current Accounts*

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Source: Accounting for Global Dispersion of Current Accounts

Volume/Issue: 2009/276

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaewoo Lee , Yongsung Chang , and Sun-Bin Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874211

Keywords: Distribution of Current Account, Incomplete Markets, Frictions, current accounts, current account imbalances, current account balances, current account deficit,

We undertake a quantitative analysis of the dispersion of current accounts in an open economy version of incomplete insurance model, incorporating important market frictions in trade and financial flows. Calibrated...

Rebalancing in the Euro Area and Cyclicality of Current Account Adjustments1

Rebalancing in the Euro Area and Cyclicality of Current Account Adjustments1 »

Source: Rebalancing in the Euro Area and Cyclicality of Current Account Adjustments

Volume/Issue: 2014/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Tressel , and Shengzu Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498334426

Keywords: Rebalancing, Imbalances, Euro Area, export performance, export growth, reer, debtor countries, General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems

The paper examines progress with the external rebalancing of euro area deficit countries. Relative prices are adjusting at different pace across countries and with different compositions of wage cuts and labor shed...

International Capital Flows and Debt Dynamics

International Capital Flows and Debt Dynamics »

Source: International Capital Flows and Debt Dynamics

Volume/Issue: 2012/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Evans

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505238

Keywords: External Imbalances, International Debt, International Solvency, Exorbitant Privilege, foreign asset, foreign assets, foreign liabilities, capital gains, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper presents a new model for studying international capital flows and debt dynamics that emphasizes the role played by expectations concerning future trade flows and returns. I use the model to estimate the...