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III. Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Globalization’s Final Frontier?

III. Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Globalization’s Final Frontier? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

Private capital inflows to sub-Saharan African countries, having more than quadrupled since 2000, represent an increasingly important share of foreign financing to these countries. 1...

Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and the Real Exchange Rate

Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and the Real Exchange Rate »

Volume/Issue: 2011/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Louis Combes , Patrick Plane , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455211876.001

ISBN: 9781455211876

Keywords: real exchange rate, low-income countries, pooled mean group estimator, exchange rate, capital flows,

This paper analyzes the impact of capital inflows and exchange rate flexibility on the real exchange rate in developing countries based on panel cointegration techniques. The results show that public and private fl...

Current Account Determinants for Oil-Exporting Countries

Current Account Determinants for Oil-Exporting Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2009/28

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hanan Morsy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871753.001

ISBN: 9781451871753

Keywords: oil exporters, current account balance, current account deficits, current account deficit,

The paper aims at characterizing the main determinants of the medium-term current account balance for oil-exporting countries using dynamic panel estimation techniques. Previous studies included a very limited numb...

Current Account Norms in Natural Resource Rich and Capital Scarce Economies

Current Account Norms in Natural Resource Rich and Capital Scarce Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2013/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juliana Araujo , Bin Li , Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396032.001

ISBN: 9781484396032

Keywords: External Sustainability, Developing Economies, current account balances, current account balance, current account deficits, current account surpluses, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Cooperative Enterprises,

The permanent income hypothesis implies that frictionless open economies with exhaustible natural resources should save abroad most of their resource windfalls and, therefore, feature current account surpluses. Res...

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...

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals
			: Purgatory…not Paradise

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals : Purgatory…not Paradise »

Volume/Issue: 2014/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Magud , and Esteban Vesperoni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475543735.001

ISBN: 9781475543735

Keywords: reversals, macro-prudential, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate flexibility, flexible exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We document the behavior of macro and credit variables during episodes of capital inflows reversals in economies with different degrees of exchange rate flexibility. We find that exchange rate flexibility is associ...

Joining the Club? Procyclicality of Private Capital Inflows in Low Income Developing Countries

Joining the Club? Procyclicality of Private Capital Inflows in Low Income Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2015/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juliana Araujo , Antonio David , Carlos van Hombeeck , and Chris Papageorgiou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513508146.001

ISBN: 9781513508146

Keywords: Cyclicality, Emerging Markets, capital inflows, private capital, international capital, developing countries, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Emerging Markets.,

Using a newly developed dataset this paper examines the cyclicality of private capital inflows to low-income developing countries (LIDCs) over the period 1990-2012. The empirical analysis shows that capital inflows...

Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries

Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2015/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmat Jidoud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498300940.001

ISBN: 9781498300940

Keywords: Macroeconomic Volatility, African Economies, Financial Frictions, consumption, business cycle, economies, supply, Bayesian Analysis, Model Construction and Estimation, Financial Frictions.,

This paper investigates the channels through which remittances affect macroeconomic volatility in African countries using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model augmented with financial frictions. Em...

Sharp Reductions in Current Account Deficits
			: An Empirical Analysis

Sharp Reductions in Current Account Deficits : An Empirical Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 1997/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858228.001

ISBN: 9781451858228

Keywords: Current account deficits, current account sustainability, capital flows, current account, current account deficit, current account imbalances, current account balance

The paper studies determinants and consequences of sharp reductions in current account imbalances (reversals) in low- and middle-income countries. It poses two questions: what triggers reversals, and what factors e...

Workers' Remittances and the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate
			: Theory and Evidence

Workers' Remittances and the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate : Theory and Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2010/287

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Adolfo Barajas , Peter Montiel , and Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455210947.001

ISBN: 9781455210947

Keywords: Worker&;amp;#x2019;s remittances, equilibrium real exchange rate, low-income countries, exchange rate, remittances, real exchange rate, remittance, workers ? remittances,

This paper investigates the impact of workers' remittances on equilibrium real exchange rates (ERER) in recipient economies. Using a small open economy model, it shows that standard "Dutch Disease" results of appre...