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Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises
			: Empirical Regularities

Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises : Empirical Regularities »

Volume/Issue: 1998/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451952421.001

ISBN: 9781451952421

Keywords: currency crisis, current account reversal, growth, real exchange rate, current account deficits, currency crises, current account balance, current account reversals

This paper studies large reductions in current account deficits and exchange rate depreciations in low- and middle-income countries. It examines which factors help predict the occurrence of a reversal or a currency...

Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2009/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raju Singh , Kyung-woo Lee , and Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873634.001

ISBN: 9781451873634

Keywords: exchange rate, migration, determinants of remittances, real exchange rate

The paper investigates the determinants and the macroeconomic role of remittances in sub-Saharan Africa, assembling the most comprehensive dataset available so far on remittances in the region and incorporating dat...

Determinants of Remittances
			: Evidence From tonga

Determinants of Remittances : Evidence From tonga »

Volume/Issue: 2011/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Huidan Lin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455211975.001

ISBN: 9781455211975

Keywords: exchange rate, real effective exchange rate, effective exchange rate, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

This paper analyzes the determinants of remittances to Tonga. The results indicate that macroeconomic conditions in remitting countries and exchange rate fluctuations influence remittances. In particular, remittanc...

Equilibrium Non-Oil Current Account Assessments for Oil Producing Countries

Equilibrium Non-Oil Current Account Assessments for Oil Producing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2008/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas , Jun Kim , and Aqib Aslam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870565.001

ISBN: 9781451870565

Keywords: exchange rate assessment, oil-exporting countries, consumption smoothing, current account, current account balance, current accounts, current account deficit, current account deficits,

This paper introduces a methodology for assessing external balance in countries with large stocks of non-renewable resources based on oil stock data, and applies it to selected oil producing countries. The methodol...

Exchange Rate Flexibility, Volatility and the Patterns of Domestic and Foreign Direct Investment

Exchange Rate Flexibility, Volatility and the Patterns of Domestic and Foreign Direct Investment »

Volume/Issue: 1992/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joshua Aizenman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843798.001

ISBN: 9781451843798

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, flexible exchange rate, fixed exchange rate, fixed exchange rate regime

This paper investigates the factors determining the impact of exchange rate regimes on the behavior of domestic investment and foreign direct investment (FDI). Producers may diversify internationally in order to in...

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account »

Volume/Issue: 2010/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200801.001

ISBN: 9781455200801

Keywords: fiscal policy, external imbalances, current account, exchange rate, fiscal balance, government spending, budget balance

This paper examines the relationship between fiscal policy and the current account, drawing on a larger country sample than in previous studies and using panel regressions, vector autoregressions, and an analysis o...

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...

Grants, Remittances, and the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Grants, Remittances, and the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2009/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , and Brett Rayner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451872224.001

ISBN: 9781451872224

Keywords: Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rates, real exchange rates,

This paper builds on the methodology developed by Chudik and Mongardini (2007) to estimate the relationship between grants and remittances and the equilibrium real exchange rate in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countri...

International Capital Flow Pressures

International Capital Flow Pressures »

Volume/Issue: 2018/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Linda Goldberg , and Signe Krogstrup

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484341803.001

ISBN: 9781484341803

Keywords: Exchange Market Pressure; Risk aversion; Safe haven; Capital flows; Exchange Rate; Foreign Exchange Reserves, Exchange Market Pressure, Risk aversion, Safe haven, Capital flows, Exchange Rate, Foreign Exchange Reserves, Portfolio Choice, General

This paper presents a new measure of capital flow pressures in the form of a recast Exchange Market Pressure index. The measure captures pressures that materialize in actual international capital flows as well as p...

Japanese Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Trade

Japanese Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Trade »

Volume/Issue: 1997/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabrielle Lipworth , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451948165.001

ISBN: 9781451948165

Keywords: FDI, Hollowing Out, Trade Linkages, exchange rate, foreign investment, direct investment, real exchange rate

We examine the relationship between Japanese FDI outflows, domestic and foreign fixed investment, and the exchange rate. The results indicate that aggregate FDI outflows have been driven by investment in Japan and...