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Are Middle Eastern Current Account Imbalances Excessive?

Are Middle Eastern Current Account Imbalances Excessive? »

Source: 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

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...

Capital Controls or Macroprudential Regulation?

Capital Controls or Macroprudential Regulation? »

Source: Capital Controls or Macroprudential Regulation?

Volume/Issue: 2015/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anton Korinek , and Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513506463

Keywords: pecuniary externalities, macroprudential regulation, inequality, exchange rate, exchange, lenders, borrowers, markets, International Lending and Debt Problems, Open Economy Macroeconomics

International capital flows can create significant financial instability in emerging economies because of pecuniary externalities associated with exchange rate movements. Does this make it optimal to impose capital...

Capital Flows to Central and Eastern Europe

Capital Flows to Central and Eastern Europe »

Source: 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

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...

Capital Flows with Debt- and Equity-Financed Investment-Equilibrium Structure and Efficiency Implications1

Capital Flows with Debt- and Equity-Financed Investment-Equilibrium Structure and Efficiency Implications1 »

Source: Capital Flows with Debt- and Equity-Financed Investment-Equilibrium Structure and Efficiency Implications

Volume/Issue: 1998/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Assaf Razin , Chi-Wa Yuen , and Efraim Sadka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1998

ISBN: 9781451857641

Keywords: debt and equity, efficient capital flows, asymmetric information, corrective policy, equity market, capital flows, equity finance, stock of capital, capital market

This paper distinguishes between debt and equity flows in the presence of information asymmetry between the firm’s “insiders” and “outsiders” in a small open economy. It shows the...

Capital Inflows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and Credit Booms*

Capital Inflows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and Credit Booms* »

Source: Capital Inflows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and Credit Booms

Volume/Issue: 2012/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Magud , Esteban Vesperoni , and Carmen Reinhart

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463936426

Keywords: foreign currency loans, financial regulation, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Capital Inflows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and Credit Booms, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

The prospects of expansionary monetary policies in the advanced countries for the foreseeable future have renewed the debate over policy options to cope with large capital inflows that are, at least partly, driven...

Catalyzing Capital Flows

Catalyzing Capital Flows »

Source: Catalyzing Capital Flows : Do IMF-Supported Programs Work As Commitment Devices?

Volume/Issue: 2003/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Diego Saravia , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451852424

Keywords: signaling, bond, bond issuance, bonds, capital flows, international capital, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

An objective of IMF-supported programs is to help countries improve their access to international capital markets. In this paper, we examine the issue whether IMF-supported programs influence the ability of develop...

Current Account Deficits, External Liabilities and Economic Policy

Current Account Deficits, External Liabilities and Economic Policy »

Source: Current Account Deficits, External Liabilities and Economic Policy

Volume/Issue: 1992/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): J. Pitchford

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1992

ISBN: 9781451847437

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

This paper assesses the policy significance of foreign liabilities and the current account deficits that give rise to them. Current account imbalances are shown to have some capacity to indicate difficulties elsewh...

Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries

Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries »

Source: 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

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

Current Account Sustainability »

Source: 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

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...

Do Capital Flows Reflect Economic Fundamentals in Developing Countries?

Do Capital Flows Reflect Economic Fundamentals in Developing Countries? »

Source: Do Capital Flows Reflect Economic Fundamentals in Developing Countries?

Volume/Issue: 1993/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , and Jonathan Ostry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1993

ISBN: 9781451978827

Keywords: current account, current account deficit, current account balances, current account surplus, debt crisis

This paper proposes a methodology for testing whether capital flows to developing countries are determined by economic fundamentals or by purely speculative forces. We use the intertemporal optimizing approach to c...