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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Estimated Policy Rules for Capital Controls

Estimated Policy Rules for Capital Controls »

Source: Estimated Policy Rules for Capital Controls

Volume/Issue: 2020/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gurnain Kaur Pasricha

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546100

Keywords: Trade policy, Central bank policy, Exchange rate policy, Real effective exchange rates, Monetary policy, capital controls, macroprudential policy, mercantilist motivations, capital flows, emerging markets

This paper borrows the tradition of estimating policy reaction functions from monetary policy literature to ask whether capital controls respond to macroprudential or mercantilist motivations. I explore this questi...

Estimated Policy Rules for Capital Controls

Estimated Policy Rules for Capital Controls »

Volume/Issue: 2020/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gurnain Kaur Pasricha

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513546100.001

ISBN: 9781513546100

Keywords: Trade policy, Central bank policy, Exchange rate policy, Real effective exchange rates, Monetary policy, capital controls, macroprudential policy, mercantilist motivations, capital flows, emerging markets

This paper borrows the tradition of estimating policy reaction functions from monetary policy literature to ask whether capital controls respond to macroprudential or mercantilist motivations. I explore this questi...

Remittance Concentration and Volatility: Evidence from 72 Developing Countries

Remittance Concentration and Volatility: Evidence from 72 Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2020/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amr Hosny

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513525884.001

ISBN: 9781513525884

Keywords: Real effective exchange rates, Financial sector development, Exchange rate appreciation, Exchange rate regimes, Terms of trade, Remittances, volatility, remittance concentration, developing countries, WP

This paper contributes to the literature by introducing the role of geographic concentration of the source of remittances. Specifically, using data over 2010-2015 for 72 developing countries, we study the impact of...

Remittance Concentration and Volatility: Evidence from 72 Developing Countries

Remittance Concentration and Volatility: Evidence from 72 Developing Countries »

Source: Remittance Concentration and Volatility: Evidence from 72 Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2020/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amr Hosny

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513525884

Keywords: Real effective exchange rates, Financial sector development, Exchange rate appreciation, Exchange rate regimes, Terms of trade, Remittances, volatility, remittance concentration, developing countries, WP

This paper contributes to the literature by introducing the role of geographic concentration of the source of remittances. Specifically, using data over 2010-2015 for 72 developing countries, we study the impact of...

Capital Flows: The Role of Bank and Nonbank Balance Sheets

Capital Flows: The Role of Bank and Nonbank Balance Sheets »

Source: Capital Flows: The Role of Bank and Nonbank Balance Sheets

Volume/Issue: 2019/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Hashimoto , and Signe Krogstrup

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311472

Keywords: Bank credit, Central banks, Private capital flows, Foreign currency exposure, International financial markets, foreign exposure, global factor, risk aversion, global financial crisis, forward contract

This paper assesses the role of bank and nonbank financial institutions' balance sheet foreign exposures and risk management practices in driving capital flow responses to global risk. Using a unique and previously...

Capital Flows: The Role of Bank and Nonbank Balance Sheets

Capital Flows: The Role of Bank and Nonbank Balance Sheets »

Volume/Issue: 2019/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Hashimoto , and Signe Krogstrup

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498311472.001

ISBN: 9781498311472

Keywords: Bank credit, Central banks, Private capital flows, Foreign currency exposure, International financial markets, foreign exposure, global factor, risk aversion, global financial crisis, forward contract

This paper assesses the role of bank and nonbank financial institutions' balance sheet foreign exposures and risk management practices in driving capital flow responses to global risk. Using a unique and previously...

IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics Annual Report 2015

IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics Annual Report 2015 »

Series: Balance of Payments Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498386128.044

ISBN: 9781498386128

Keywords: balance of payments, currency, investment, currencies, assets

The 2015 Annual Report of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics (Committee) provides an overview of recent trends in global balance of payments and international investment position (IIP) statistics,...

Recent Trends in Global Balance of Payments and IIP Data

Recent Trends in Global Balance of Payments and IIP Data »

Source: IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics Annual Report 2015

Series: Balance of Payments Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498386128

Keywords: balance of payments, currency, investment, currencies, assets

4. A growing number of economies submit external sector statistics to the IMF for re-dissemination. Annual balance of payments and IIP statistics for the period 2007–14 are published in the 2015...

Capital Flow Deflection*

Capital Flow Deflection* »

Source: Capital Flow Deflection

Volume/Issue: 2014/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Giordani , Michele Ruta , Hans Weisfeld , and Ling Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498383202

Keywords: cross-border spillovers, policy response, capital flow, capital inflow, General, International Relations and International Political Economy: General,

This paper focuses on the coordination problem among borrowing countries imposing controls on capital infl ows. In a simple model of capital flows and controls, we show that inflow restrictions distort internation...

Capital Flow Deflection

Capital Flow Deflection »

Volume/Issue: 2014/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Giordani , Michele Ruta , Hans Weisfeld , and Ling Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498383202.001

ISBN: 9781498383202

Keywords: cross-border spillovers, policy response, capital flow, capital inflow, General, International Relations and International Political Economy: General,

This paper focuses on the coordination problem among borrowing countries imposing controls on capital infl ows. In a simple model of capital flows and controls, we show that inflow restrictions distort internation...