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Current Account and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics in the G-7 Countries

Current Account and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics in the G-7 Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2002/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Menzie Chinn , and Jaewoo Lee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855203.001

ISBN: 9781451855203

Keywords: real exchange rate, intertemporal models, permanent and temporary shocks, exchange rate, current account balance, exchange rates, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The canonical predictions of intertemporal open-economy macro models are tested by a structural VAR analysis of Group of Seven countries. The analysis is distinguished from the previous literature in that it adopts...

Determinants and Repercussions of the Composition of Capital Inflows

Determinants and Repercussions of the Composition of Capital Inflows »

Volume/Issue: 2002/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Carlson , and Leonardo Hernández

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850895.001

ISBN: 9781451850895

Keywords: crisis, contagion, exchange rate, capital inflows, real exchange rate, net capital flows

The Mexican, Asian, and Russian crises of the mid- and late 1990s have renewed interest among policymakers in the determinants and effects of private capital inflows. This paper analyzes whether policies can affect...

Exchange Rates and Capital Flows

Exchange Rates and Capital Flows »

Volume/Issue: 2001/190

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robin Brooks , Torsten Sloek , Manmohan Kumar , and Hali Edison

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859669.001

ISBN: 9781451859669

Keywords: exchange rate models, euro/dollar and yen/dollar exchange rates, exchange rate, exchange rates, bonds, bond, exchange rate movements,

This paper explores the ability of portfolio and foreign direct investment flows to track movements in the euro and the yen against the dollar. Net portfolio flows from the euro area into U.S. stocks—possibl...

Fundamentals at Odds? The U.S. Current Account Deficit and The Dollar

Fundamentals at Odds? The U.S. Current Account Deficit and The Dollar »

Volume/Issue: 2008/260

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871180.001

ISBN: 9781451871180

Keywords: U.S. dollar, real effective exchange rate, exchange rate, current account balance, effective exchange rate, trading partners,

The real effective exchange rate of the dollar is close to its minimum level for the past 4decades (as of September 2008). At the same time, however, the U.S. trade and currentaccount deficits remain large and, abs...

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes
			: Survey and Options

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes : Survey and Options »

Volume/Issue: 1995/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): P. Spahn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847994.001

ISBN: 9781451847994

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, financial markets, exchange rates, exchange markets

Tobin has suggested that exchange rate volatility be controlled through a tax on international financial transactions. This analysis shows that the Tobin tax as a pure transaction tax is not viable. The tax would i...

3 International Balance of Payments Financing and Adjustment

3 International Balance of Payments Financing and Adjustment »

Source: International Money and Credit : The Policy Roles

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1984

ISBN: 9780939934270

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, inflation, monetary system

With the decline in the role of gold in the international economy, the primary method that countries have used to finance payments imbalances has been borrowing and lending denomina...

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes »

Source: International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes : Survey and Options

Volume/Issue: 1995/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): P. Spahn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781451847994

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, financial markets, exchange rates, exchange markets

Tobin has suggested that exchange rate volatility be controlled through a tax on international financial transactions. This analysis shows that the Tobin tax as a pure transaction tax is not viable. The tax would i...

IV. Foreign Direct Investment and the Exchange Rate

IV. Foreign Direct Investment and the Exchange Rate »

Source: Exchange Rate Movements and Their Impact on Trade and Investment in the APEC Region

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Takatoshi Ito , Tamim Bayoumi , Peter Isard , and Steven Symansky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1996

ISBN: 9781557756008

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, fdi, real exchange rate, real exchange rates

Foreign direct investment (FDI) represents the acquisition by foreign residents of a controlling claim on firms (through equity) or on real estate, or further investment in an enterprise so controlled....

IV What Drives Remittance Flows?

IV What Drives Remittance Flows? »

Source: Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Connel Fullenkamp , Thomas Cosimano , Michael Gapen , Ralph Chami , Peter Montiel , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067011

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Capital inflows, Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Income, Migration, Labor markets, Workers remittances, remittances

Understanding the motivations for remitting is necessary for analyzing the wider economic consequences of remittances, for at least two reasons. First, the amount that a migrant transfers to family members r...

Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Connel Fullenkamp , Thomas Cosimano , Michael Gapen , Ralph Chami , Peter Montiel , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067011.084

ISBN: 9781589067011

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Capital inflows, Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Income, Migration, Labor markets, Workers remittances, remittances

Given the large size of aggregate remittance flows (billions of dollars annually), they should be expected to have significant macroeconomic effects on the economies that receive them. This paper directly addresses...