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Fiscal Policy and the Current Account

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200801.001

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...

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account
			: Are Microstates Different?

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463937126.001

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...

International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness
			: Do the Fundamental Things Apply As Time Goes By?

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451977523.001

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...

Investment Objectives of Sovereign Wealth Funds
			: A Shifting Paradigm

Investment Objectives of Sovereign Wealth Funds : A Shifting Paradigm »

Volume/Issue: 2011/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iva Petrova , Jukka Pihlman , Peter Kunzel , and Yinqiu Lu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455211968.001

ISBN: 9781455211968

Keywords: Portfolio Choice, Investment and Risk Management, Government Policy and Regulation, pension, pension reserve, investment objectives, pension fund, risk management, International Finance: General, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

While SWF investment objectives to some extent reflect inherent characteristics, notable differences in strategic asset allocation (SAA) exist even amongst SWFs of similar types. Even so, this paper shows that the...

Recording Interest Income in the Balance of Payments

Recording Interest Income in the Balance of Payments »

Volume/Issue: 1995/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Harper

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849202.001

ISBN: 9781451849202

Keywords: investment income, accrued interest, interest income, current account

In the balance of payments, as well as the national accounts, income refers to the use of factors of production. Accordingly, income should be recorded in the balance of payments during the period or periods in whi...

Remittances in the Pacific Region

Remittances in the Pacific Region »

Volume/Issue: 2007/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aiko Mineshima , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865998.001

ISBN: 9781451865998

Keywords: remittance, employment, migration, remittance flows

Remittances are large and have grown substantially over the past decade in the Pacific region. This primarily reflects the impact of emigration due to low growth and limited employment prospects at home. Many Pacif...

Terms of Trade Shocks and the Current Account

Terms of Trade Shocks and the Current Account »

Volume/Issue: 1998/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451975048.001

ISBN: 9781451975048

Keywords: Terms of trade, intertemporal elasticity of substitution, intratemporal elasticity of substitution, terms of trade shocks, trade shocks, relative price, elasticity of substitution

This paper examines the relationship between terms of trade shocks, private saving, and the current account position. The relationship between these variables is theoretically ambiguous: an adverse transitory terms...

The Identification of Capital Transfers in the Balance of Payments

The Identification of Capital Transfers in the Balance of Payments »

Volume/Issue: 1995/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jack Bame

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451951226.001

ISBN: 9781451951226

Keywords: payments, debt forgiveness, debt, liabilities

The separate identification of current and capital transfers was introduced for the first time in the fifth edition of the Fund’s Balance of Payments Manual (Manual), thus harmonizing with the treatment of t...

The Impact of Controlson Capital Movementson the Private Capital Accounts of Countries' Balance of Payments
			: Empirical Estimates and Policy Implications

The Impact of Controlson Capital Movementson the Private Capital Accounts of Countries' Balance of Payments : Empirical Estimates and Policy Implications »

Volume/Issue: 1994/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. Johnston , and Chris Ryan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451956207.001

ISBN: 9781451956207

Keywords: capital movements, capital flows, capital controls, industrial countries, capital inflows

This paper reports research on the impact of controls on capital movements on the private capital accounts of countries’ balance of payments using data drawn from 52 countries for the period 1985-92. The res...

The Role of Information in Driving FDI Flows
			: Host-Country Transparency and Source-Country Specialization

The Role of Information in Driving FDI Flows : Host-Country Transparency and Source-Country Specialization »

Volume/Issue: 2003/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Assaf Razin , Ashoka Mody , and Efraim Sadka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856842.001

ISBN: 9781451856842

Keywords: fdi, investors, direct investment, domestic investment, host countries, International Factor Movements and International Business,

We develop a simple information-based model of FDI flows. On the one hand, the abundance of "intangible" capital in specialized industries in the source countries, which presumably generates expertise in screening...