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Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances

Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances »

Source: Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances

Volume/Issue: 2012/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Ranciere , Nathaniel Throckmorton , Michael Kumhof , Claire Lebarz , and Alexander Richter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463930578

Keywords: Current account imbalances, income inequality; financial liberalization., current account, current account deficit, private credit, current account balance, Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances, Financial Liberalization,

This paper studies the empirical and theoretical link between increases in income inequality and increases in current account deficits. Cross-sectional econometric evidence shows that higher top income shares, and...

International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness

International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness »

Source: 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

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...

IV External Debt and Balance of Payments Adjustment

IV External Debt and Balance of Payments Adjustment »

Source: World Economic Outlook

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 1984

ISBN: 9781557750853

Keywords: current account, balance of payments, current account deficit, exporting countries, debt service

The external payments crisis faced by a number of developing countries in 1982 affected both the ability of some of these countries to meet their scheduled debt service obligations and the willingness of the...

Macroeconomic Policies and the Balance of Payments in Pakistan: 1972-1986

Macroeconomic Policies and the Balance of Payments in Pakistan: 1972-1986 »

Source: Macroeconomic Policies and the Balance of Payments in Pakistan : 1972-1986

Volume/Issue: 1990/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1990

ISBN: 9781451956085

Keywords: balance of payments, current account, current account deficit, current account balance, exchange rate policy

This paper describes developments in the balance of payments of Pakistan during 1972-86, focusing particularly on the factors that gave rise to external payments problems and the macroeconomics policies that were a...

Medium-Term Determinants of Current Accounts in Industrial and Developing Countries

Medium-Term Determinants of Current Accounts in Industrial and Developing Countries »

Source: Medium-Term Determinants of Current Accounts in Industrial and Developing Countries : An Empirical Exploration

Volume/Issue: 2000/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Menzie Chinn , and Eswar Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2000

ISBN: 9781451846546

Keywords: Current account variation, structural and macroeconomic determinants, saving-investment balance, current accounts, current account balances, current account deficits, budget balance

This paper provides an empirical investigation of the medium-term determinants of current accounts for a large sample of industrial and developing countries. The analysis is based on a structural approach that high...

Meeting at IMF headquarters: Committee discusses means of improving countries’ balance of payments statistics

Meeting at IMF headquarters: Committee discusses means of improving countries’ balance of payments statistics »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 29, Issue 22

Volume/Issue: 29/22

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451925647

Keywords: transition countries, transition economies, current account, current account deficits, external debt

Following are edited excerpts from IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler’s remarks, as prepared for delivery at the conference “Completing Transition: The Main Challenges,” held in Vienna,...

Monetary Sovereignty, Exchange Rates, and Capital Controls: The Trilemma in the Interwar Period

Monetary Sovereignty, Exchange Rates, and Capital Controls: The Trilemma in the Interwar Period »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 51, Special Issue, IMF Fourth Annual Research Conference

Volume: 51

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Robert Flood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2004

ISBN: 9781589063204

Keywords: current account reversals, current account deficit, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Consumption (economics), Country Risk, Debtor And Creditor, Default (finance),

This is the 2004 (Volume 51) Special Issue of IMF Staff Papers, which includes 6 selected papers (from more than 20) that were presented at the IMF's Fourth Annual Research Conference, November 6-7, 2003....

The Role of Stock Markets in Current Account Dynamics

The Role of Stock Markets in Current Account Dynamics »

Source: The Role of Stock Markets in Current Account Dynamics : a Time-Series Approach

Volume/Issue: 2004/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451847000

Keywords: current account deficits, domestic agents, current account dynamics, balance of payments

This paper develops a simple model to study the impact of stock markets on the current account. A closed-form solution for the current account is derived from the optimal portfolio and consumption/saving choices of...

The Role of Stock Markets in Current Account Dynamics

The Role of Stock Markets in Current Account Dynamics »

Source: The Role of Stock Markets in Current Account Dynamics : Evidence from the United States

Volume/Issue: 2003/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451853124

Keywords: fundamental equation, U.S. data, current account deficit, current account dynamics, current account deficits, current account surplus,

This paper tests a model of the role of stock markets in current account dynamics, developed in a companion paper. With U.S. data, the model performs better than the same model without stock markets. An insight giv...

Sharp Reductions in Current Account Deficits

Sharp Reductions in Current Account Deficits »

Source: Sharp Reductions in Current Account Deficits : An Empirical Analysis

Volume/Issue: 1997/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Assaf Razin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

ISBN: 9781451858228

Keywords: Current account deficits, current account sustainability, capital flows, current account, current account deficit, current account imbalances, current account balance

The paper studies determinants and consequences of sharp reductions in current account imbalances (reversals) in low- and middle-income countries. It poses two questions: what triggers reversals, and what factors e...