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18 Does the Current Account Matter?

18 Does the Current Account Matter? »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

In this paper I shall contrast the “old view” and the “new view” of the current account. I subscribe to the new view, but I shall devote much of this paper to exploring possible qualifications to it. Given t...

FDI to Africa

FDI to Africa »

Source: FDI to Africa : The Role of Price Stability and Currency Instability

Volume/Issue: 2003/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carmen Reinhart , and Kenneth Rogoff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842715

Keywords: Parallel markets, conflict, monetary policy, high inflation, price level, monetary fund, International Economics: General, and conflict, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

Africa lags behind other regions in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). In some circumstances, there are obvious explanations for the absence of FDI, such as a high incidence of war. In this paper, we exami...

III Disinflation, Output, and the Current Account Balance

III Disinflation, Output, and the Current Account Balance »

Source: Disinflation in Transition : 1993-97

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Doyle , and Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 August 1999

ISBN: 9781557757975

Keywords: inflation, monetary fund, moderate inflation, central bank, inflation stabilization

Disinflation occurred while output was collapsing, and was often followed by large deteriorations in the external current account balance. This section discusses the links between these developments....

FDI to Africa
			: The Role of Price Stability and Currency Instability

FDI to Africa : The Role of Price Stability and Currency Instability »

Volume/Issue: 2003/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carmen Reinhart , and Kenneth Rogoff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842715.001

ISBN: 9781451842715

Keywords: Parallel markets, conflict, monetary policy, high inflation, price level, monetary fund, International Economics: General, and conflict, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

Africa lags behind other regions in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). In some circumstances, there are obvious explanations for the absence of FDI, such as a high incidence of war. In this paper, we exami...

Point-Counterpoint: Remittances in Development

Point-Counterpoint: Remittances in Development »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2009

Volume/Issue: 46/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451953794

Keywords: international monetary fund, exchange rate regime, inflation rates, economic crisis, financial sector

Climate Change: Stimulating a Green Recovery' looks at the global problem of climate change. With the world apparently on an economic recovery path, policymakers are looking at ways to limit the impact of climate c...

Summary of WP/93/34: “Do Capital Flows Reflect Economic Fundamentals in Developing Countries?”

Summary of WP/93/34: “Do Capital Flows Reflect Economic Fundamentals in Developing Countries?” »

Source: Working Paper Summaries (WP/93/1 - WP/93/54)

Volume/Issue: 1993/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1993

ISBN: 9781451848342

Keywords: paper, monetary fund, inflation, european monetary system

This compilation of summaries of Working Papers released during January-June 1993 is being issued as a part of the Working Paper series. It is designed to provide the reader with an overview of the research work pe...

Summary of WP/93/62: “Saving, Investment, and the Regional Current Account: An Analysis of Canadian, British, and German Regions”

Summary of WP/93/62: “Saving, Investment, and the Regional Current Account: An Analysis of Canadian, British, and German Regions” »

Source: Working Paper Summaries (WP/93/55 - WP/93/95)

Volume/Issue: 1994/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451843057

Keywords: paper, monetary fund, writing, inflation

This compilation of summaries of Working Papers released during July-December 1993 is being issued as a part of the Working Paper series. It is designed to provide the reader with an overview of the research work p...

17 The Current Account and the Policy Mix Under Flexible Exchange Rates

17 The Current Account and the Policy Mix Under Flexible Exchange Rates »

Source: International Financial Policy : Essays in honor of Jacques J. Polak

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557751966

Keywords: exchange rate, monetary fund, current account, exchange rates, inflation

The policy mix and assignment problems that figured so prominently in the economic literature of the 1960s fell somewhat out of fashion with the adoption of floating exchange rates by major industrial countr...

2. The Impact of Fiscal Policy on the Balance of Payments: Recent Experience in the United States

2. The Impact of Fiscal Policy on the Balance of Payments: Recent Experience in the United States »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Economic Adjustment, and Financial Markets

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557751188

Keywords: inflation, fiscal policy, monetary policy, monetary base, monetary fund

The connection between fiscal policy and the balance of payments has received much attention in the mid-1980s. The simultaneous appearance of the United States’ “twin deficits”—the...

VII Capital Flows and External Debt

VII Capital Flows and External Debt »

Source: Economic Reforms in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 1999

ISBN: 9781557758255

Keywords: inflation, central bank, monetary fund, banking, monetary policy

Total external debt of the Central Asian states grew almost sevenfold during 1992–98, reaching $10.5 billion by end-1998 (Table 7.1 and Figure 7.1). The growth in debt started from a nonexistent base; all of...