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Part III FINANCIAL FLOWS AND BALANCES

Part III FINANCIAL FLOWS AND BALANCES »

Source: The IMF's Statistical Systems in Context of Revision of the United Nations' A System of National Accounts

Series: Books

Author(s): Vicente Galbis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751591

Keywords: payments, social security, interest, taxes, liabilities

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A Pecking Order Theory of Capital Inflows and International Tax Principles

A Pecking Order Theory of Capital Inflows and International Tax Principles »

Source: A Pecking Order Theory of Capital Inflows and International Tax Principles

Volume/Issue: 1996/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chi-Wa Yuen , Assaf Razin , and Efraim Sadka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1996

ISBN: 9781451844337

Keywords: investors, capital market, international capital flows, foreign investors, tax rate

Even though financial markets today show a high degree of integration, the world capital market is still far from the textbook story of high capital mobility. The purpose of this paper is to highlight key sources o...

Pension Reform, Private Saving, and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy

Pension Reform, Private Saving, and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy »

Source: Pension Reform, Private Saving, and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy

Volume/Issue: 2000/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Axel Schimmelpfennig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2000

ISBN: 9781451858495

Keywords: pension reform, saving, pension, private saving, pension system, payroll tax

The macroeconomic implications of a pension reform that substitutes a high-return fully-funded system for a low-return pay-as-you-go system are discussed in an overlapping generations, neoclassical growth model. Wi...

The Quest for Non-Resource-Based FDI: Do Taxes Matter?

The Quest for Non-Resource-Based FDI: Do Taxes Matter? »

Source: The Quest for Non-Resource-Based FDI : Do Taxes Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2014/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2014

ISBN: 9781475514094

Keywords: Investment climate, Non-resource-based FDI, horizontal FDI, vertical FDI, firm-level data, fdi, foreign ownership, tax incentives, foreign capital, sub-Saharan Africa.,

Using manufacturing and services firm-level data for 30 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, this paper shows that taxation is not a significant driver for the location of foreign firms in SSA, while other investme...

Regional focus: Southeastern Europe: attracting foreign direct investment

Regional focus: Southeastern Europe: attracting foreign direct investment »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 34, Issue 15

Volume/Issue: 34/15

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451938784

Keywords: tax treaties, international monetary fund, tax policy, financial integration

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

14 Regional Integration, Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

14 Regional Integration, Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

At least in terms of pronouncements and declaration, the political commitment to regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa has been very high, despite changes in ideology and approaches to economic developm...

Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and  Central Asia

Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia »

Source: Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2012/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yasser Abdih , Ralph Chami , Christian Ebeke , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475502947

Keywords: Instrumental variables, Panel data, remittance, tax revenue, fiscal impact, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment: General (includes Measurement and Data)

This paper identifies a remittances channel that transmits exogenous shocks, such as business cycles in remittance-sending countries, to the public finances of remittance-receiving countries. Using panel data for r...

Retarding Short-Term Capital Inflows Through withholding Tax

Retarding Short-Term Capital Inflows Through withholding Tax »

Source: Retarding Short-Term Capital Inflows Through withholding Tax

Volume/Issue: 2000/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Howell Zee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2000

ISBN: 9781451845969

Keywords: withholding tax, Tobin tax, financial transactions tax, capital movements, short-term capital inflows, short-term capital

This paper proposes a price-based measure to mitigate the destabilizing impact of the volatility of global capital movements on the domestic economy of a country pursuing sound economic policies. The measure is a w...

15 Some Issues in the Balance of Payments Presentation of Arrears and Debt Reorganization

15 Some Issues in the Balance of Payments Presentation of Arrears and Debt Reorganization »

Source: The IMF's Statistical Systems in Context of Revision of the United Nations' A System of National Accounts

Series: Books

Author(s): Vicente Galbis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751591

Keywords: payments, social security, interest, taxes, liabilities

T his paper addresses some methodological issues in balance of payments accounting for external debt-servicing arrears and for debt reorganization. It...

Summary of WP/94/110: “How Does Foreign Direct Investment Affect Economic Growth”

Summary of WP/94/110: “How Does Foreign Direct Investment Affect Economic Growth” »

Source: Working Paper Summaries (WP/94/77 - WP/94/147)

Volume/Issue: 1995/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1995

ISBN: 9781451843200

Keywords: paper, taxation, taxes on labor, writing

Authors of Working Papers are normally staff members of the Fund or consultants, although on occasion outside authors may collaborate with a staff member in writing a paper. The views expressed in the Working Paper...