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Fiscal Policy and the Current Account

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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...

Chapter 4. The Yin and Yang of Capital Flow Management: Balancing Capital Inflows with Capital Outflows

Chapter 4. The Yin and Yang of Capital Flow Management: Balancing Capital Inflows with Capital Outflows »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2013 : Transition and Tensions

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484340639

Keywords: inflation, current account, capital inflows, current account balance, monetary policy

When foreign capital surges into countries, there are two possible means of adjustment: financial adjustment through increases in resident capital outflows or reserves accumulati...

Modeling the IMF’s Statistical Discrepancy in the Global Current Account

Modeling the IMF’s Statistical Discrepancy in the Global Current Account »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 48, No. 3

Volume: 48

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): Robert Flood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451973792

Keywords: current account, exchange rate, international monetary fund, balance of payments, foreign exchange, IMF staff papers,

This paper analyzes the financial implications of the 1956 crisis of nationalization of the Suez Canal by Egypt. It examines the regional distribution of public employment in Italy. The paper quantifies the impact...

3 The Deterioration of the Current Account

3 The Deterioration of the Current Account »

Source: Australia : Benefiting from Economic Reforms

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 1998

ISBN: 9781557757326

Keywords: inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, employment, current account deficit

Australia has recorded current account deficits for most of the postwar period. From the 1950s through the 1970s, these deficits were relatively small and reflected a high level of investment associated with...

17 The Current Account and the Policy Mix Under Flexible Exchange Rates

17 The Current Account and the Policy Mix Under Flexible Exchange Rates »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

The policy mix and assignment problems that figured so prominently in the economic literature of the 1960s fell somewhat out of fashion with the adoption of floating exchange rates by major industrial countr...

18 Does the Current Account Matter?

18 Does the Current Account Matter? »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

In this paper I shall contrast the “old view” and the “new view” of the current account. I subscribe to the new view, but I shall devote much of this paper to exploring possible qualifications to it. Given t...

CHAPTER 6. DIVERGENCE OF CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCES ACROSS EMERGING ECONOMIES

CHAPTER 6. DIVERGENCE OF CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCES ACROSS EMERGING ECONOMIES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2008 : Financial Stress, Downturns, and Recoveries

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067585

Keywords: inflation, current account, fiscal policy, monetary policy, commodity prices

The pattern of current account balances across emerging economies has become much more diverse in recent years than during the early 1990s, particularly between emerging Asia and Europe. 1...

Capital Inflows

Capital Inflows »

Source: Capital Inflows : The Role of Controls

Volume/Issue: 2010/04

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , Karl Habermeier , Marcos Chamon , Mahvash Qureshi , and Dennis B. S. Reinhardt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 February 2010

ISBN: 9781462347513

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Capital controls, Capital inflows, Banking sector, Financial crisis, Exchange rate appreciation, Reserves accumulation, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy

With the global economy beginning to emerge from the financial crisis, capital is flowing back to emerging market countries (EMEs). These flows, and capital mobility more generally, allow countries with limited sav...

CHAPTER 3 Do IMF-Supported Programs Boost Private Capital Inflows? The Role of Program Size and Policy Adjustment

CHAPTER 3 Do IMF-Supported Programs Boost Private Capital Inflows? The Role of Program Size and Policy Adjustment »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs : Recent Staff Research

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589063617

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, current account, capital flows, private capital, private capital flows, conditionality

Introduction What determines the success of IMF-supported programs? A simple approach is to ask whether the financing that a country can raise from private sources meets or exceeds t...

VII Balance of Payments

VII Balance of Payments »

Source: A Manual for Country Economists

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Marcello Caiola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 August 1995

ISBN: 9781557754608

Keywords: central bank, balance of payments, foreign loans, monetary accounts, reserve requirements

Concept of Balance of Payments The balance of payments of a country is an accounting statement that can be tentatively defined as a systematic record of economic transactions, during...