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Research Summaries: Is Foreign Direct Investment a Panacea?

Research Summaries: Is Foreign Direct Investment a Panacea? »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, March 2008

Volume/Issue: 9/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451959376

Keywords: fdi, foreign direct investment, investment, direct investment, financial flows, Foreign investments, Expertise, Export Processing Zones, International Economic Integration, North American Free Trade Agreement (nafta)

IMF research summaries on foreign direct investment (by Yuko Kinoshita) and on trade linkages and business cycles (by Julian di Giovanni and Andrei Levchenko); country study on Mexico (by Roberto Garcia-Saltos); li...

The Role of Information in Driving FDI Flows

The Role of Information in Driving FDI Flows »

Source: 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

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...

The Significance of the Current Account

The Significance of the Current Account »

Source: The Significance of the Current Account : Implications of European Financial Integration

Volume/Issue: 1990/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lazaros Molho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1990

ISBN: 9781451980196

Keywords: current account deficits, current account deficit, current account balance, current account surplus

This paper reasseses the significance of persistent current imbalances as they become easier to finance in the process of European integration. After highlighting some limitations of simple saving-investment guidel...

Straight Talk: Rethinking capital controls - When should we keep an open mind?

Straight Talk: Rethinking capital controls - When should we keep an open mind? »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2002

Volume/Issue: 39/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451951998

Keywords: moral hazard, international capital flows, capital market, international capital

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterl...

Terms of Trade Shocks and the Current Account

Terms of Trade Shocks and the Current Account »

Source: 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

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...

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...

4 The Role of Aid and Private Capital Inflows in Economic Development

4 The Role of Aid and Private Capital Inflows in Economic Development »

Source: Economic Adjustment : Policies and Problems: Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Wellington, New Zealand, February 17-19, 1986

Series: Books

Author(s): Frank Holmes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 1987

ISBN: 9780939934980

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate policy, terms of trade, balance of payments, foreign capital

I. Introduction The role of foreign capital in economic development has been a subject of international debate for as long as development itself has existed. In the 1950s and 1960s t...

Third IMF Annual Research Conference: Can capital flows be made more user friendly?

Third IMF Annual Research Conference: Can capital flows be made more user friendly? »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 22

Volume/Issue: 31/22

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451925678

Keywords: capital flows, debt restructuring, sovereign debt, sovereign debt restructuring, central bank, Third IMF Annual Research Conference,

IMF economists and researchers from outside the institution gathered at the IMF’s Third Annual Research Conference on November 7-8. The conference had an overarching theme of capital flows and global governa...

The Two Monetary Approaches to the Balance of Payments

The Two Monetary Approaches to the Balance of Payments »

Source: The Two Monetary Approaches to the Balance of Payments : Keynesian and Johnsonian

Volume/Issue: 2001/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): J. Polak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451852400

Keywords: Monetary approach to the balance of payments, monetarism, monetary approach, money supply, monetary fund, demand for money, History of Thought: Macroeconomics, History of Thought: Individuals, Model Construction and Estimation, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General

This paper emphasizes the distinction between two ‘monetary approaches to the balance of payments’, one developed in the IMF, the other under the leadership of Harry Johnson in Chicago. The IMF approa...

UNCTAD report: FDI is likely to exceed a trillion dollars in 2000; activity is driven by mergers and acquisitions

UNCTAD report: FDI is likely to exceed a trillion dollars in 2000; activity is driven by mergers and acquisitions »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 29, Issue 21

Volume/Issue: 29/21

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451926088

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, inflation targeting, central bank, monetary targeting

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...