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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa

Capital Flows and The Future of Work

The macroeconomic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa continues to strengthen with higher growth.

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa

Capital Flows and The Future of Work

The macroeconomic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa continues to strengthen with higher growth.

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico »

Volume/Issue: 2018/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsoka Koczan , and Franz Loyola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361634.001

ISBN: 9781484361634

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Mexico, Migration, Remittances, inequality, Firm Behavior, International Lending and Debt Problems

The poverty-reducing effects of remittances have been well-documented, however, their effects on inequality are less clear. This paper examines the impact of remittances on inequality in Mexico using household-leve...

Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries

Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2014/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giulia Bettin , Andrea Presbitero , and Nicola Spatafora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385081.001

ISBN: 9781484385081

Keywords: Shocks, Business cycle, Vulnerability, Gravity model, remittance, migrant, bilateral remittances, official remittances, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in both source and recipient economies. We exploit a novel, rich panel data...

Are Middle Eastern Current Account Imbalances Excessive?

Are Middle Eastern Current Account Imbalances Excessive? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and Samya Beidas-Strom

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462305247.001

ISBN: 9781462305247

Keywords: Current account determination, macroeconomic balance approach, oil exporters, exporters, reer, exporting countries, terms of trade, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

Employing a dynamic panel regression, this study estimates the medium-term current account position for three subgroups of emerging market and developing countries with shared economic characteristics. The fundamen...

Balance of Payments Manual, Sixth Edition

Balance of Payments Manual, Sixth Edition »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068124.069

ISBN: 9781589068124

Keywords: debt, liabilities, payments, direct investment, interest

The sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual presents revised and updated standards for concepts, definitions, and classifications for international accounts statistics....

The Landscape of Capital Flows to Low-Income Countries

The Landscape of Capital Flows to Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2008/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Dorsey , Zuzana Brixiova , Sukhwinder Singh , and Helaway Tadesse

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869132.001

ISBN: 9781451869132

Keywords: Low-income countries, debt forgiveness, liabilities, debt, current account, loans,

This paper reviews trends in capital flows and capital-like flows such as official grants and remittances to low-income countries over the period 1981-2006. The survey reveals a broadbased increase in such flows as...

Capital Flows to Central and Eastern Europe

Capital Flows to Central and Eastern Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2006/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Philip Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864489.001

ISBN: 9781451864489

Keywords: Trade balance, rates of return, net external position, FDI, liabilities, debt, external debt, external liabilities, International Lending and Debt Problems,

We examine the evolution of the net external asset positions of Central and Eastern Europe (CEEC) countries over the past decade, with a strong emphasis on the composition of their international balance sheets. We...

Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries
			: Are they a Problem?

Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries : Are they a Problem? »

Volume/Issue: 1997/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847079.001

ISBN: 9781451847079

Keywords: current account deficit, current account deficits, current account balance, external debt

Applying a consumption-smoothing model to five ASEAN countries reveals that excessive private consumption has not tended to characterize their widening external imbalances in recent years, except to a small degree...

Current Account Sustainability
			: Selected East Asian and Latin American Experiences

Current Account Sustainability : Selected East Asian and Latin American Experiences »

Volume/Issue: 1996/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451853292.001

ISBN: 9781451853292

Keywords: current account, current account deficits, capital inflows, external debt, capital flows

A number of developing countries have run large and persistent current account deficits in both the late seventies/early eighties and in the early nineties, raising the issue of whether these persistent imbalances...

What Determines the Current Account? a Cross-Sectional and Panel Approach

What Determines the Current Account? a Cross-Sectional and Panel Approach »

Volume/Issue: 1996/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee , and Guy Debelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451966701.001

ISBN: 9781451966701

Keywords: current account deficit, current account deficits, government debt, current account positions

This paper uses cross-section and panel data to examine the determinants of the current account. The empirics find a significant impact of the stage of development and demographic factors in the cross section. Esti...

The Identification of Capital Transfers in the Balance of Payments

The Identification of Capital Transfers in the Balance of Payments »

Volume/Issue: 1995/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jack Bame

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451951226.001

ISBN: 9781451951226

Keywords: payments, debt forgiveness, debt, liabilities

The separate identification of current and capital transfers was introduced for the first time in the fifth edition of the Fund’s Balance of Payments Manual (Manual), thus harmonizing with the treatment of t...