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Do Capital Flows Reflect Economic Fundamentals in Developing Countries?

Do Capital Flows Reflect Economic Fundamentals in Developing Countries? »

Volume/Issue: 1993/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , and Jonathan Ostry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1993

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451978827.001

ISBN: 9781451978827

Keywords: current account, current account deficit, current account balances, current account surplus, debt crisis

This paper proposes a methodology for testing whether capital flows to developing countries are determined by economic fundamentals or by purely speculative forces. We use the intertemporal optimizing approach to c...

Do Some Forms of Financial Flows Help Protect From Sudden Stops?

Do Some Forms of Financial Flows Help Protect From Sudden Stops? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , and Andrei Levchenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864625.001

ISBN: 9781451864625

Keywords: crises, financial flows, fdi, direct investment, foreign investors, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

There is a debate on whether some forms of financial flows offer better crisis protection than others. Using a large panel of advanced, emerging, and developing countries during 1970-2003, this paper analyzes the b...

Financial Fragility and Economic Performance in Developing Economies
			: Do Capital Controls, Prudential Regulation and Supervision Matter?

Financial Fragility and Economic Performance in Developing Economies : Do Capital Controls, Prudential Regulation and Supervision Matter? »

Volume/Issue: 1999/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Rossi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848779.001

ISBN: 9781451848779

Keywords: Financial Crises, Capital Account Convertibility, Prudential Regulation, Supervision, Deposit Insurance, Economic Performance, banking, capital controls, capital account liberalization, capital inflows

Little empirical investigation exists of the links among capital account liberalization, prudential regulation and supervision, financial crises, and economic development, mainly because of the lack of comparable m...

Fiscal Expansion and External Current Account Balance

Fiscal Expansion and External Current Account Balance »

Volume/Issue: 1988/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 1988

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451948622.001

ISBN: 9781451948622

Keywords: current account, balance of payments, bonds, government debt, international reserves

This paper analyzes, in a general equilibrium framework, how fiscal policy transmits its effects to the current account of the balance of payments. In discussing the role of fiscal policies in the Fund’s sta...

Speculative Attacks and Models of Balance of Payments Crises

Speculative Attacks and Models of Balance of Payments Crises »

Volume/Issue: 1991/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Flood , Jagdeep Bhandari , and Pierre-Richard Agénor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451852189.001

ISBN: 9781451852189

Keywords: exchange rate, domestic credit, speculative attack, real exchange rate, fixed exchange rate, Speculative Attacks,

This paper reviews recent developments in the theoretical and empirical analysis of balance-of-payments crises. A simple analytical model highlighting the process leading to such crises is first developed. The basi...

Tax Policy and Reform for Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries

Tax Policy and Reform for Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 1990/70

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451960273.001

ISBN: 9781451960273

Keywords: foreign investment, tax liability, corporate income tax, foreign investors, corporate tax

This paper identifies tax factors in 21 developing countries that have an impact on foreign direct investment flows. It categorizes those factors into issues associated with tax coordination; tax rates and rate str...

The Effects of Currency Substitutionon the Response of the Current Account to Supply Shocks

The Effects of Currency Substitutionon the Response of the Current Account to Supply Shocks »

Volume/Issue: 1988/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1988

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451929454.001

ISBN: 9781451929454

Keywords: current account, balance of payments, oil shock, current account surplus, oil prices

Standard real models predict that a permanent increase in oil prices would result in a current account surplus. This is due to the fact that investment falls while saving remains unchanged. This paper shows that if...

IMF Working Paper: Withholding tax may offer effective means to discourage volatile short-term capital flows

IMF Working Paper: Withholding tax may offer effective means to discourage volatile short-term capital flows »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 29, Issue 10

Volume/Issue: 29/10

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451931907

Keywords: emerging market, market countries, financial system, debt relief

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...

IV Implications of the Reduced Effectiveness of Capital Controls

IV Implications of the Reduced Effectiveness of Capital Controls »

Source: Liberalization of the Capital Account : Experiences and Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Liliana Rojas-Suárez , and Donald Mathieson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1993

ISBN: 9781557752802

Keywords: capital controls, exchange rate, capital account convertibility, capital flows, capital inflows

As structural changes in the international financial system and other factors have reduced the ability of capital controls to insulate domestic financial market conditions from those in external markets, the...

Monetary Sovereignty, Exchange Rates, and Capital Controls: The Trilemma in the Interwar Period

Monetary Sovereignty, Exchange Rates, and Capital Controls: The Trilemma in the Interwar Period »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 51, Special Issue, IMF Fourth Annual Research Conference

Volume: 51

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Robert Flood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2004

ISBN: 9781589063204

Keywords: current account reversals, current account deficit, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Consumption (economics), Country Risk, Debtor And Creditor, Default (finance),

This is the 2004 (Volume 51) Special Issue of IMF Staff Papers, which includes 6 selected papers (from more than 20) that were presented at the IMF's Fourth Annual Research Conference, November 6-7, 2003....