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International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2017

Promoting Inclusive Growth

How to get global growth going again through trade, productivity, reducing inequality, and promoting women's economic empowerment.

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2018

Building a Shared Future

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Altruism and Workers' Remittances

Altruism and Workers' Remittances »

Source: Altruism and Workers' Remittances : Evidence from Selected Countries in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2006/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863901

Keywords: altruism, co-integration, cointegration, equation, workers ? remittances, equations, Household Behavior: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

Workers' remittances have been playing an increasingly important role in the balance of payments of many countries and can significantly contribute to the strength of their external positions. Assessing the likely...

Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis

Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis »

Source: Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2001/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luisa Zanforlin , César Calderón , and Alberto Chong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451842043

Keywords: Dynamic Panel Data Models, Decomposition Analysis, current account deficits, current account deficit, current account balance, current account balances, International Finance: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

This paper analyzes the behavior of current account deficits in Africa and estimates whether the deficits are excessive with respect to fundamentals. The findings are the deficits are (i) not very persistent; (ii)...

Capital Flows, Financial Integration, and International Reserve Holdings

Capital Flows, Financial Integration, and International Reserve Holdings »

Source: Capital Flows, Financial Integration, and International Reserve Holdings : The Recent Experience of Emerging Markets and Advanced Economies

Volume/Issue: 2007/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sunil Sharma , Woon Choi , and Maria Strömqvist

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867152

Keywords: sovereign liquidity, stockpiling motive, panel data, net capital flows, net capital, capital markets,

This paper examines the interaction between capital flows and international reserve holdings in the context of increasing financial integration. For emerging markets the sensitivity of reserves to net capital flows...

Capital Inflows and the Real Exchange Rate

Capital Inflows and the Real Exchange Rate »

Source: Capital Inflows and the Real Exchange Rate : Can Financial Development Cure the Dutch Disease?

Volume/Issue: 2009/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Saborowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871678

Keywords: Financial Market Development, Real Exchange Rate, Dynamic Panel Data Models, exchange rate, stock market,

This paper argues that, in improving the efficient allocation of resources, financial sector development could dampen the appreciation effect of capital inflows. Using dynamic panel data techniques, the paper finds...

Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries

Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries »

Source: Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries

Volume: 14

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Simon Quin , Kenneth Egesa , and Howard Murad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475557985

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, Ghana, Gambia, The, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Mozambique, The Gambia, International Investment Position, International Capital Flows

Private cross-border financial flows and stocks have grown to account for an increasingly significant part of overall transactions and positions in many African countries. Direct reporting through enterprise survey...

Effects of Capital Flow Liberalization

Effects of Capital Flow Liberalization »

Source: Effects of Capital Flow Liberalization : What is the Evidence from Recent Experiences of Emerging Market Economies?

Volume/Issue: 2012/275

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tahsin Saadi Sedik , and Tao Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2012

ISBN: 9781589068032

Keywords: Capital flow liberalization, emerging market economies, dynamic panel data specification, simulations, capital flow, capital adequacy, Models with Panel Data, Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper analyzes the experiences of emerging market economies (EMEs) that have liberalized capital flows over the past 15 years with respect to macroeconomic performance and risks to financial stability. The res...

Foreign Direct Investment in Southeastern Europe

Foreign Direct Investment in Southeastern Europe »

Source: Foreign Direct Investment in Southeastern Europe : How (and How Much) Can Policies Help?

Volume/Issue: 2005/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elina Ribakova , Balázs Horváth , Dimitri Demekas , and Yi Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861297

Keywords: Southeastern Europe, fdi, direct investment, host country, foreign investment, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Performance and Prospects,

Gravity factors explain a large part of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows in Southeastern Europe-a region not comprehensively covered before in econometric studies-but hostcountry policies also matter. Key ar...

Garbage In, Gospel Out? Controlling for the Underreporting of Remittances

Garbage In, Gospel Out? Controlling for the Underreporting of Remittances »

Source: Garbage In, Gospel Out? Controlling for the Underreporting of Remittances

Volume/Issue: 2008/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Melkonyan , David Grigorian , and J. Scott Shonkwiler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870886

Keywords: censored data, measurement error, remittances, migration, equation, remittance, survey,

Empirical studies that use self-reported data on remittances to measure the latter's impact on microeconomic incentives mostly ignore the potential errors associated with reporting/measurement issues. An econometri...

How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows*

How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows* »

Source: How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows

Volume/Issue: 2017/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , Stijn Claessens , and Andrew Rose

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484316603

Keywords: Capital flows, Globalization, Monetary policy, Financial cycles, Panel analysis, Cross-country analysis, Capital market volatility, empirical; data; center; country; panel; fit; VIX; equity; bonds; FDI; credit, empirical, data

This study quantifies the importance of a Global Financial Cycle (GFCy) for capital flows. We use capital flow data dis-aggregated by direction and type between 1990Q1 and 2015Q5 for 85 countries, and conventional...

IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics
			: Annual Report 2001

IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics : Annual Report 2001 »

Series: Balance of Payments Statistics

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061200.044

ISBN: 9781589061200

Keywords: statistics, balance of payments, survey, external debt, current account, external debt statistics, debt statistics, surveys, reserve assets, central bank

The IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics was established in 1992 to promote accuracy and cooperation in the compilation of balance of payments statistics. Membership of the Committee, which advises the I...