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Fiscal Monitor, April 2019

Curbing Corruption

The April 2019 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: fiscal policy in a fast-changing global economy and curbing corruption.

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2017

Promoting Inclusive Growth

How to get global growth going again through trade, productivity, reducing inequality, and promoting women's economic empowerment.

Are Remittances Good for Labor Markets in LICs, MICs and Fragile States?

Are Remittances Good for Labor Markets in LICs, MICs and Fragile States? »

Source: Are Remittances Good for Labor Markets in LICs, MICs and Fragile States?

Volume/Issue: 2018/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Ekkehard Ernst , Connel Fullenkamp , and Anne Oeking

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484353615

Keywords: Labor markets, Inclusive growth, Remittances, Low income countries, fragile countries, middle income countries, Dutch Disease, Factor Income Distribution

We present cross-country evidence on the impact of remittances on labor market outcomes. Remittances appear to have a strong impact on both labor supply and labor demand in recipient countries. These effects are hi...

Capital Flows

Capital Flows »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, September 2002

Volume/Issue: 3/3

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2002

ISBN: 9781451928075

Keywords: tfp, growth accounting, capital accumulation, labor productivity, productivity growth

The IMF Research Bulletin, a quarterly publication, selectively summarizes research and analytical work done by various departments at the IMF, and also provides a listing of research documents and other research-r...

2. Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Causes and Consequences

2. Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Causes and Consequences »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa : Capital Flows and The Future of Work

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375396

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, public debt, downside risks, capital flows, automation, job creation

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, there has been a spectacular increase in nonofficial cross-border capital flows to sub-Saharan Africa. 1 With official development...

Capital Inflows, Credit Growth, and Financial Systems

Capital Inflows, Credit Growth, and Financial Systems »

Source: Capital Inflows, Credit Growth, and Financial Systems

Volume/Issue: 2015/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , and Zhibo Tan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513581262

Keywords: Financial development, Financial structure, credit growth, financial system, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

Exploiting a granular panel dataset that breaks down capital inflows into FDI, portfolio and other categories, and distinguishes between credit to the household sector and to the corporate sector, we investigate th...

Chapter 8. Capital Account Opening and Capital Flow Management

Chapter 8. Capital Account Opening and Capital Flow Management »

Source: Modernizing China : Investing in Soft Infrastructure

Series: Books

Author(s): W. Raphael Lam , Markus Rodlauer , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2017

ISBN: 9781513539942

Keywords: Economic reforms, reforms, economic success, growth model, policy frameworks, markets, market economy, soft infrastructure, institutions, rebalancing

China is the world’s leading trading nation. Yet, remarkably, it is much less well integrated with the global financial system, and the country’s extensive controls on international capital flows are an impo...

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean

Chapter 14. Emigration and Remittances in the Caribbean »

Source: Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean

Series: Books

Author(s): Krishna Srinivasan , Inci Otker , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Trevor Alleyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484315194

Keywords: Financial analysis, International financial markets, International financial cooperation, Financial integration, Economic growth, Inclusive growth, Regional integration, Regional economic integration, Economic integration, Caribbean

Introduction Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in the Caribbean, where emigrants account for more than 20 percent of the region’s population, compared...

Chapter 26. Foreign Investment in Government Debt

Chapter 26. Foreign Investment in Government Debt »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Foreign investment in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) remains limited. Even government debt, the least risky investment instrument, attracts very little attention from nonre...

Chapter 9. Global Financial Shocks and Gross Capital Flows in Latin America

Chapter 9. Global Financial Shocks and Gross Capital Flows in Latin America »

Source: Latin America : New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498328166

Keywords: debt, commodity, fiscal policy, interest, growth

Global financial markets have been a source of sizable shocks over the past decade, with broad repercussions across emerging markets. Stark examples are the crisis triggered by the...

Chapter 15. Relieving Constraints on the Business Environment and Supporting Foreign Direct Investment

Chapter 15. Relieving Constraints on the Business Environment and Supporting Foreign Direct Investment »

Source: Race to the Next Income Frontier : How Senegal and Other Low-Income Countries Can Reach the Finish Line

Series: Books

Author(s): Ali Mansoor , Salifou Issoufou , and Daouda Sembene

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484303139

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Economic growth, Economic reforms, Poverty reduction, Senegal, Gross domestric product growth, Inclusive growth, Output growth, Plan Senegal Emergent, growth rate

Introduction A country’s business environment may be defined as the set of political, legal, institutional, and regulatory conditions governing corporate activities. It is a subset o...

Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises

Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises »

Source: 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

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...