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Current Account Imbalances in the Southern Euro Area

Current Account Imbalances in the Southern Euro Area »

Source: Current Account Imbalances in the Southern Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2010/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Florence Jaumotte , and Piyaporn Sodsriwiboon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9781455201228

Keywords: financial liberalization, current accounts, current account deficits, current account balance, current account balances, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

The paper examines the causes, consequences, and potential cures of the large current account deficits in the Southern Euro Area (SEA). These were mostly driven by a decline in private saving rates. But it was the...

Emerging Market Business Cycles with Remittance Fluctuations

Emerging Market Business Cycles with Remittance Fluctuations »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 57, No. 2

Volume: 57

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2010

ISBN: 9781589069121

Keywords: financial liberalization, financial sector, reserve requirements, interest rate controls, financial reforms

This paper introduces a new database of financial reforms covering 91 economies over 1973-2005. It describes the content of the database, the information sources utilized, and the coding rules used to create an ind...

Foreign Investment in Colombia's Financial Sector1

Foreign Investment in Colombia's Financial Sector1 »

Source: Foreign Investment in Colombia's Financial Sector

Volume/Issue: 1999/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Natalia Salazar , and Roberto Steiner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

ISBN: 9781451856941

Keywords: Foreign investment, banking system, financial liberalization, foreign banks, domestic banks, foreign entry, foreign capital

This study analyzes foreign investment in Colombia’s financial system, chronicling major changes in legislation, describing how investment flows evolved over time, and comparing performance of foreign&#x2013...

A Simple Measure of the Intensity of Capital Controls

A Simple Measure of the Intensity of Capital Controls »

Volume/Issue: 2001/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Warnock , and Hali Edison

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859119.001

ISBN: 9781451859119

Keywords: international financial liberalization, openness, portfolio investment, foreign ownership, capital controls, foreign ownership restrictions, cost of capital,

We present a readily available monthly measure of the intensity of capital controls across 29 emerging market countries that is based on the degree of restrictions on foreign ownership of equities. The initial open...

Current Account Imbalances in the Southern Euro Area

Current Account Imbalances in the Southern Euro Area »

Volume/Issue: 2010/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Florence Jaumotte , and Piyaporn Sodsriwiboon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455201228.001

ISBN: 9781455201228

Keywords: financial liberalization, current accounts, current account deficits, current account balance, current account balances, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

The paper examines the causes, consequences, and potential cures of the large current account deficits in the Southern Euro Area (SEA). These were mostly driven by a decline in private saving rates. But it was the...

Foreign Investment in Colombia's Financial Sector

Foreign Investment in Colombia's Financial Sector »

Volume/Issue: 1999/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Natalia Salazar , and Roberto Steiner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856941.001

ISBN: 9781451856941

Keywords: Foreign investment, banking system, financial liberalization, foreign banks, domestic banks, foreign entry, foreign capital

This study analyzes foreign investment in Colombia’s financial system, chronicling major changes in legislation, describing how investment flows evolved over time, and comparing performance of foreign&#x2013...

Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances

Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances »

Volume/Issue: 2012/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Ranciere , Nathaniel Throckmorton , Michael Kumhof , Claire Lebarz , and Alexander Richter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463930578.001

ISBN: 9781463930578

Keywords: Current account imbalances, income inequality; financial liberalization., current account, current account deficit, private credit, current account balance, Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances, Financial Liberalization,

This paper studies the empirical and theoretical link between increases in income inequality and increases in current account deficits. Cross-sectional econometric evidence shows that higher top income shares, and...

Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances

Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances »

Source: Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances

Volume/Issue: 2012/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Ranciere , Nathaniel Throckmorton , Michael Kumhof , Claire Lebarz , and Alexander Richter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463930578

Keywords: Current account imbalances, income inequality; financial liberalization., current account, current account deficit, private credit, current account balance, Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances, Financial Liberalization,

This paper studies the empirical and theoretical link between increases in income inequality and increases in current account deficits. Cross-sectional econometric evidence shows that higher top income shares, and...

A Simple Measure of the Intensity of Capital Controls

A Simple Measure of the Intensity of Capital Controls »

Source: A Simple Measure of the Intensity of Capital Controls

Volume/Issue: 2001/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Warnock , and Hali Edison

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451859119

Keywords: international financial liberalization, openness, portfolio investment, foreign ownership, capital controls, foreign ownership restrictions, cost of capital,

We present a readily available monthly measure of the intensity of capital controls across 29 emerging market countries that is based on the degree of restrictions on foreign ownership of equities. The initial open...

Straight Talk: The Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Straight Talk: The Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds »

Source: Finance & Development, September 2007

Volume/Issue: 44/3

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2007

ISBN: 9781451953862

Keywords: urbanization, urban poverty, press, slums, Asia Regional Trade, Banks And Banking. Investments, Capital Investments, Capital Market, Consumer Expenditure, Consumption (economics)

The September 2007 issue of F&D looks at the growth of cities and the trend toward urbanization. Within the next year, for the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world's population will be living in...