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18 Does the Current Account Matter?

18 Does the Current Account Matter? »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

In this paper I shall contrast the “old view” and the “new view” of the current account. I subscribe to the new view, but I shall devote much of this paper to exploring possible qualifications to it. Given t...

12 Effects of a Budget Deficit on the Current Account Balance: The Case of the Philippines

12 Effects of a Budget Deficit on the Current Account Balance: The Case of the Philippines »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750341

Keywords: inflation, trade taxes, fiscal policy, fiscal deficit, tax revenue

Ahsan H. Mansur I. Introduction The purpose of this paper is to provide an empirical study of the economy of the Philippines during the...

Exchange Rate Policy and the Management of Official and Private Capital Flows in Africa

Exchange Rate Policy and the Management of Official and Private Capital Flows in Africa »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy and the Management of Official and Private Capital Flows in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2004/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Stephen O'Connell , Christopher Adam , and Edward Buffie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451875119

Keywords: Sterilization, Seigniorage, exchange rate, inflation, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, price level,

We focus on the management of highly persistent shocks to aid flows, including PRSP-related increases in net inflows, in three “post-stabilization.” African economies with de jure flexible exchange ra...

FDI to Africa

FDI to Africa »

Source: FDI to Africa : The Role of Price Stability and Currency Instability

Volume/Issue: 2003/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carmen Reinhart , and Kenneth Rogoff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842715

Keywords: Parallel markets, conflict, monetary policy, high inflation, price level, monetary fund, International Economics: General, and conflict, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

Africa lags behind other regions in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). In some circumstances, there are obvious explanations for the absence of FDI, such as a high incidence of war. In this paper, we exami...

8 Financial Market Taxation and International Capital Flows

8 Financial Market Taxation and International Capital Flows »

Source: Taxation, Inflation, and Interest Rates

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1984

ISBN: 9780939934331

Keywords: interest, tax, interest rates, inflation, income

Extensive literature exists on the various relationships between inflation, interest rates, and exchange rates and on their interconnections in an integrated international capital market. Very little of this...

8 Fiscal Expansion and External Current Account Imbalances

8 Fiscal Expansion and External Current Account Imbalances »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750341

Keywords: inflation, trade taxes, fiscal policy, fiscal deficit, tax revenue

Gloria Bartoli* I. Introduction This paper analyzes, in a general equilibrium framework, how fiscal policy transmits its e...

5 Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa: Why Has It Been So Low?

5 Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa: Why Has It Been So Low? »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has played a considerable role in the development of South Africa’s economy, although in more recent years FDI has remained at relatively low levels compared with other emergi...

II. Capital Flows to Asia: Comparison with Previous Experience and Monetary Policy Options

II. Capital Flows to Asia: Comparison with Previous Experience and Monetary Policy Options »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Asia and Pacific : Managing the Next Phase of Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2011

ISBN: 9781616350628

Keywords: capital inflows, inflation, capital flows, commodity prices, exchange rate

A. Introduction The rapid resumption of capital flows into emerging Asia since mid-2009 has posed two sets of challenges to policymakers in the region. First, although many regional...

III Disinflation, Output, and the Current Account Balance

III Disinflation, Output, and the Current Account Balance »

Source: Disinflation in Transition : 1993-97

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Doyle , and Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 August 1999

ISBN: 9781557757975

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, moderate inflation, central bank, inflation stabilization

Disinflation occurred while output was collapsing, and was often followed by large deteriorations in the external current account balance. This section discusses the links between these developments....

III Japan’s Capital Flows

III Japan’s Capital Flows »

Source: Saving Behavior and the Asset Price "Bubble" in Japan : Analytical Studies

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Guy Meredith , and Ulrich Baumgartner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754622

Keywords: inflation, fdi, direct investment, price inflation, elderly

Since the early 1980s, Japan has been the world’s largest exporter of capital. Despite having the highest investment rate of all major industrial countries, Japan has invested less at home than it has saved,...