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World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

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)...

Are Foreign Aid and Remittance Inflows a Hedge Against Food Price Shocks?1

Are Foreign Aid and Remittance Inflows a Hedge Against Food Price Shocks?1 »

Source: Are Foreign Aid and Remittance Inflows a Hedge Against Food Price Shocks?

Volume/Issue: 2012/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781463938444

Keywords: food price shocks, vulnerability, food price, remittance, remittance inflows, food imports, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Saving,

This paper explores the role of foreign aid and remittance inflows in the mitigation of the effects of food price shocks. Using a large sample of developing countries and mobilising dynamic panel data specification...

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...

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...

Can Foreign Exchange Intervention Stem Exchange Rate Pressures from Global Capital Flow Shocks?

Can Foreign Exchange Intervention Stem Exchange Rate Pressures from Global Capital Flow Shocks? »

Source: Can Foreign Exchange Intervention Stem Exchange Rate Pressures from Global Capital Flow Shocks?

Volume/Issue: 2015/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Blanchard , Gustavo Adler , and Irineu de Carvalho Filho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513585840

Keywords: exchange rate, gross capital flows, exchange, market, General,

Many emerging market economies have relied on foreign exchange intervention (FXI) in response to gross capital inflows. In this paper, we study whether FXI has been an effective tool to dampen the effects of these...

Capital Control Measures

Capital Control Measures »

Source: Capital Control Measures : A New Dataset

Volume/Issue: 2015/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrés Fernández , Michael Klein , Alessandro Rebucci , Martin Schindler , and Martin Uribe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2015

ISBN: 9781484332177

Keywords: capital control measures, international financial integration, exchange, international capital, investment, monetary fund, General, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper presents a new dataset of capital control restrictions on both inflows and outflows of 10 categories of assets for 100 countries over the period 1995 to 2013. Building on the data in Schindler (2009) and...

Capital Controls and the Cost of Debt

Capital Controls and the Cost of Debt »

Source: Capital Controls and the Cost of Debt

Volume/Issue: 2017/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenia Andreasen , Martin Schindler , and Patricio Valenzuela

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303313

Keywords: Capital account restrictions; Credit spreads; Financial instability; Financial openness, General, General, General, General

Using a panel data set for international corporate bonds and capital account restrictions in advanced and emerging economies, we show that restrictions on capital inflows produce a substantial and economically mean...

Capital Flow Deflection*

Capital Flow Deflection* »

Source: Capital Flow Deflection

Volume/Issue: 2014/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Giordani , Michele Ruta , Hans Weisfeld , and Ling Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498383202

Keywords: cross-border spillovers, policy response, capital flow, capital inflow, General, International Relations and International Political Economy: General,

This paper focuses on the coordination problem among borrowing countries imposing controls on capital infl ows. In a simple model of capital flows and controls, we show that inflow restrictions distort internation...

Capital Flows and Their Macroeconomic Effects in India

Capital Flows and Their Macroeconomic Effects in India »

Source: Capital Flows and Their Macroeconomic Effects in India

Volume/Issue: 2001/192

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Renu Kohli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451859768

Keywords: real exchange rate, sterilization, capital controls, capital inflows, exchange rate, foreign capital, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General, Macroeconomic Policy

This paper documents trends in movement and composition of capital flows into India in a comparative perspective, examines the impact of these flows upon key macroeconomic variables in the economy, and dwells on im...