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Privacy vs Transparency: Countries must strike the right balance as they combat illicit financial flows

Privacy vs Transparency: Countries must strike the right balance as they combat illicit financial flows »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2019

Volume/Issue: 56/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 August 2019

ISBN: 9781498316040

Keywords: Finance and Development, Tax evasion, Money laundering, Tax revenue, Money, Financial crises, tax haven, haven, Mian, night lights

This issue of Finance & Development focuses on dark web of secret transactions that enable tax evasion and avoidance, money laundering, illicit financial flows, and corruption. Demands on government resources are b...

Is There a Remittance Trap?

Is There a Remittance Trap? »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2018

Volume/Issue: 55/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484368800

Keywords: Finance and Development, Poverty, Development, Financial crises, Economic growth, Economies, IMF, Hak, southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses that from shifting demographics to climate change, Southeast Asia confronts a host of challenges. Summoning them will require both resilience and flexibility. Advances in artificial intelligenc...

Global Finance Resets: The decline of cross-border capital flows signals a stronger global financial system

Global Finance Resets: The decline of cross-border capital flows signals a stronger global financial system »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2017

Volume/Issue: 54/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484316207

Keywords: Finance and Development

This paper analyzes that although demands for political transformation commanded the world's attention, those calls were largely motivated by unresolved socioeconomic issues. Demonstrators in the streets of Cairo a...

Transmission Troubles: Heavy inflows of remittances impair a country’s ability to conduct monetary policy

Transmission Troubles: Heavy inflows of remittances impair a country’s ability to conduct monetary policy »

Source: Finance and Development, September 2016

Volume/Issue: 53/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513511917

Keywords: Finance and Development

This issue of Finance & Development focuses on how technology is driving growth. The issue looks at 'transmission channels.' As with drive-through tellers, ever-more-powerful technology allows us to streamline, rep...

Guilt by Association: Prejudices sway the debate on using capital controls to tame the risks of fickle inflows

Guilt by Association: Prejudices sway the debate on using capital controls to tame the risks of fickle inflows »

Source: Finance and Development, June 2016

Volume/Issue: 53/2

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2016

ISBN: 9781513549118

Keywords: Finance and Development

This article profiles iconoclastic economist Dani Rodrik, the Harvard professor whose warnings about the downsides of globalization proved prescient. Rodrik has spent most of his professional life at Ivy League ins...

Opening Up to Inequity: After countries remove restrictions on capital flows, inequality often gets worse

Opening Up to Inequity: After countries remove restrictions on capital flows, inequality often gets worse »

Source: Finance and Development March 2016

Volume/Issue: 53/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Communications Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513570532

Keywords: Finance and Development, population, population growth, workforce, monetary fund, finance

This article profiles economist David Card, whose work on minimum wages, immigration, and education challenged conventional wisdom. Card rose to prominence in 1995 when he won the coveted John Bates Clark Medal, th...

Investment Renaissance: China is important to the increasing foreign investment in Africa, but its role is far from dominant

Investment Renaissance: China is important to the increasing foreign investment in Africa, but its role is far from dominant »

Source: Finance and Development, December 2015

Volume/Issue: 52/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2015

ISBN: 9781475537161

Keywords: energy, carbon, emissions, climate, investment

This article presents an overview of the life of Richard Layard, who believes that the basic purpose of economics is the maximization of happiness and well-being. As director of the Wellbeing Programme at the Londo...

Watching the Tide: Latin America appears better prepared to handle capital outflows than in the past, but its resilience might soon be tested

Watching the Tide: Latin America appears better prepared to handle capital outflows than in the past, but its resilience might soon be tested »

Source: Finance and Development, September 2015

Volume/Issue: 52/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2015

ISBN: 9781484372500

Keywords: Finance and Development, finance, monetary fund, markets, emerging markets, bank

This chapter presents the point of view and ideas of Sabina Alkire, an economist. Alkire wants the Multidimensional Poverty Index to be part of a data revolution to guide the fight against poverty. According to Alk...

Beyond the Household: Remittances that migrants send home to their families also have a major impact on the overall economy

Beyond the Household: Remittances that migrants send home to their families also have a major impact on the overall economy »

Source: Finance and Development, September 2013

Volume/Issue: 50/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484353653

Keywords: natural resources, natural resource, natural resource management

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...

Role Reversal: Emerging economies are less dependent on debt, less vulnerable to volatile investment sentiment, and are rethinking the role of capital flows

Role Reversal: Emerging economies are less dependent on debt, less vulnerable to volatile investment sentiment, and are rethinking the role of capital flows »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2011

Volume/Issue: 48/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2011

ISBN: 9781451953695

Keywords: monetary fund, news, photography, journalism

Africa's Middle-Class Motor finds growing evidence that a recent resurgence in the continent's economic well-being has staying power. In his overview article, Harvard professor Calestous Juma says the emphasis for...