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Are Remittances Good for Labor Markets in LICs, MICs and Fragile States?

Are Remittances Good for Labor Markets in LICs, MICs and Fragile States? »

Source: Are Remittances Good for Labor Markets in LICs, MICs and Fragile States?

Volume/Issue: 2018/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Ekkehard Ernst , Connel Fullenkamp , and Anne Oeking

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484353615

Keywords: Labor markets, Inclusive growth, Remittances, Low income countries, fragile countries, middle income countries, Dutch Disease, Factor Income Distribution

We present cross-country evidence on the impact of remittances on labor market outcomes. Remittances appear to have a strong impact on both labor supply and labor demand in recipient countries. These effects are hi...

Are Workers' Remittances a Hedge Against Macroeconomic Shocks? the Case of Sri Lanka

Are Workers' Remittances a Hedge Against Macroeconomic Shocks? the Case of Sri Lanka »

Source: Are Workers' Remittances a Hedge Against Macroeconomic Shocks? the Case of Sri Lanka

Volume/Issue: 2007/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marta Ruiz-Arranz , and Erik Lueth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865868

Keywords: Workers&;amp;#x2019; remittances, Cyclicality, Macroeconomic Shock, Vector Error Correction Model, remittances, remittance, remittance receipts, cointegration, International Factor Movements: Other, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

We estimate a vector error correction (VEC) model for Sri Lanka to determine the response of remittance receipts to macroeconomic shocks. This is the first attempt of its kind in the literature. We find that remitt...

Asset Market and Balance of Payments Characteristics

Asset Market and Balance of Payments Characteristics »

Source: Asset Market and Balance of Payments Characteristics : An Eclectic Exchange Rate Model for the Dollar, Mark, and Yen

Volume/Issue: 1995/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ronald MacDonald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

ISBN: 9781451847581

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, equation, cointegration, real exchange rate

In this paper we use an exchange rate model that combines asset market characteristics with balance of payments interactions to examine the nominal effective exchange rates of the German mark, Japanese yen, and U.S...

Balance of Payments Anti-Crises

Balance of Payments Anti-Crises »

Source: Balance of Payments Anti-Crises

Volume/Issue: 2009/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Isabel Yan , and Michael Kumhof

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451872811

Keywords: Balance of payments anti-crises, inflation dynamics, foreign exchange, exchange rate, inflation targeting,

Several emerging economies have, until recently, experienced large government surpluses and accelerating foreign exchange reserve accumulation. This has been accompanied by economic booms, exchange rate appreciatio...

Balance of Payments Crises Under Inflation Targeting

Balance of Payments Crises Under Inflation Targeting »

Source: Balance of Payments Crises Under Inflation Targeting

Volume/Issue: 2007/84

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shujing Li , Isabel Yan , and Michael Kumhof

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866483

Keywords: Balance of payments crisis, exchange rate targeting, flow speculative attack, inflation, exchange rate,

This paper analyzes a small open economy model under inflation targeting. It shows why such a monetary regime is vulnerable to speculative attacks that take place over a short period rather than instantaneously. Th...

Balance of Payments Stabilization Policies in the Dependent Economy and their Short-Run Impacton Economic Activity

Balance of Payments Stabilization Policies in the Dependent Economy and their Short-Run Impacton Economic Activity »

Source: Balance of Payments Stabilization Policies in the Dependent Economy and their Short-Run Impacton Economic Activity

Volume/Issue: 1988/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1988

ISBN: 9781451974478

Keywords: excess demand, domestic credit, excess supply, foreign exchange, bank financing

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

The Balance of Trade, the Terms of Trade, and the Real Exchange Rate

The Balance of Trade, the Terms of Trade, and the Real Exchange Rate »

Source: The Balance of Trade, the Terms of Trade, and the Real Exchange Rate : An Intertemporal Optimizing Framework

Volume/Issue: 1988/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1988

ISBN: 9781451930924

Keywords: terms of trade, terms of trade shocks, relative price, trade changes, real rate of interest

This paper uses an intertemporal optimizing model of a small open economy to analyze how terms of trade changes affect real exchange rates and the trade balance. We consider temporary current, anticipated future, a...

Baltic and Icelandic Experiences of Capital Flows and Capital Flow Measures

Baltic and Icelandic Experiences of Capital Flows and Capital Flow Measures »

Source: Baltic and Icelandic Experiences of Capital Flows and Capital Flow Measures

Volume/Issue: 2013/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Audun Groenn , and Maria Wallin Fredholm

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2013

ISBN: 9781475598179

Keywords: Capital Flow Measures, Baltic Countries, capital inflows, capital controls, capital flow, General, Globalization: General,

The aim of this empirical study is to describe and provide analysis on the experience of managing capital flows in Iceland and the Baltic countries. During the build-up of the crisis, there were shortcomings in mac...

Bond Markets As Conduits for Capital Flows

Bond Markets As Conduits for Capital Flows »

Source: Bond Markets As Conduits for Capital Flows : How Does Asia Compare?

Volume/Issue: 2006/238

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pipat Luengnaruemitchai , and Barry Eichengreen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864984

Keywords: cross-border investment, gravity model, bond, bonds, bond transactions, bond returns, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

We use data on the extent to which residents of one country hold the bonds of issuers resident in another as a measure of financial integration or interrelatedness, asking how Asia compares with Europe and Latin Am...

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances »

Source: Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances : How Do Migrant Workers Respond to Cyclical Movements of GDP At Home?

Volume/Issue: 2006/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serdar Sayan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863123

Keywords: workers&;amp;#x2019; remittances, consumption vs. investment motive, remittances, remittance, remittance receipts, real gdp, migrant, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Other,

Workers' remittances are often argued to have a tendency to move countercyclically with the GDP in recipient countries since migrant workers are expected to remit more during down cycles of economic activity back h...