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Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe

Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

The Spring EUR REO projects the economic outlook for the region for the next six months.

Credit Quality in Developing Economies
			: Remittances to the Rescue?

Credit Quality in Developing Economies : Remittances to the Rescue? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Ebeke , Boileau Loko , and Arina Viseth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498377911.001

ISBN: 9781498377911

Keywords: nonperforming loans, macroeconomic volatility, remittance, output growth, remittance inflows, migrant, Globalization: Finance,

This paper analyzes the link between remittances inflows and nonperforming loans (NPLs) in a large sample of developing countries. Theoretical transmission channels include risk coping, exchange rate and growth imp...

Rebalancing
			: Evidence from Current Account Adjustment in Europe

Rebalancing : Evidence from Current Account Adjustment in Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2013/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruben Atoyan , Jonathan Manning , and Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484384046.001

ISBN: 9781484384046

Keywords: Current Account adjustment, Rebalancing, Competitiveness, Euro Zone Periphery, capital inflows, foreign capital, current account balance, capital flows, unemployment rate, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

After the 2003-2007 economic boom, European countries with large pre-crisis current account imbalances are undergoing adjustments. Countries are adjusting at different paces and ways reflecting the source and magni...

The Role of Risk and Information for International Capital Flows
			: New Evidence from the SDDS

The Role of Risk and Information for International Capital Flows : New Evidence from the SDDS »

Volume/Issue: 2012/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Hashimoto , and Konstantin Wacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475568660.001

ISBN: 9781475568660

Keywords: determinants of capital flows, information, panel data, risk, SDDS, FDI, portfolio investment, spatial econometrics, direct investment, Models with Panel Data,

In this paper we investigate whether better information about the macroeconomic environment of an economy has a positive impact on its capital inflows, namely portfolio and foreign direct investment (FDI). The purp...

Financial Regulation and the Current Account

Financial Regulation and the Current Account »

Volume/Issue: 2012/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tomasz Wieladek , and Sergi Lanau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502886.001

ISBN: 9781475502886

Keywords: financial regulation, panel VAR, capital account, capital account openness, current account deficit, current account imbalances, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines the relationship between financial regulation and the current account in an intertemporal model of the current account where financial regulation affects the current account through liquidity co...

Are Foreign Aid and Remittance Inflows a Hedge Against Food Price Shocks?

Are Foreign Aid and Remittance Inflows a Hedge Against Food Price Shocks? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463938444.001

ISBN: 9781463938444

Keywords: food price shocks, vulnerability, food price, remittance, remittance inflows, food imports, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Saving,

This paper explores the role of foreign aid and remittance inflows in the mitigation of the effects of food price shocks. Using a large sample of developing countries and mobilising dynamic panel data specification...

Economic Policies and FDI Inflows to Emerging Market Economies

Economic Policies and FDI Inflows to Emerging Market Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2011/192

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elif Arbatli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462306251.001

ISBN: 9781462306251

Keywords: FDI, Emerging Market Economies, Economic Policies, direct investment, foreign direct investment, corporate tax, corporate tax rates, International Factor Movements And International Business,

This paper investigates the determinants of FDI inflows to emerging market economies, concentrating on the effects of economic policies. The empirical analysis also addresses the role of external push factors and o...

Sectoral Composition of Foreign Direct Investment and External Vulnerability in Eastern Europe

Sectoral Composition of Foreign Direct Investment and External Vulnerability in Eastern Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2011/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Kinoshita

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455263400.001

ISBN: 9781455263400

Keywords: Central Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, external vulnerability, fdi, investment, direct investment, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

In the run up to the global crisis, countries in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe attracted large capital inflows and some of them built up large external imbalances. This paper investigates whether these im...

Current Account Developments in New Member States of the European Union
			: Equilibrium, Excess, and EU-Phoria

Current Account Developments in New Member States of the European Union : Equilibrium, Excess, and EU-Phoria »

Volume/Issue: 2008/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869538.001

ISBN: 9781451869538

Keywords: Current account norm, macroeconomic balance approach, fdi, investment climate, transition economies, exchange rate regime

This paper analyzes current account (CA) developments in the following 10 new EU members states: Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. During the las...

Foreign Direct Investment and Structural Reforms
			: Evidence from Eastern Europe and Latin America

Foreign Direct Investment and Structural Reforms : Evidence from Eastern Europe and Latin America »

Volume/Issue: 2008/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Kinoshita , and Nauro Campos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868883.001

ISBN: 9781451868883

Keywords: fdi, financial sector, direct investment

This paper investigates the role of structural reforms -financial reforms, trade liberalization, and privatization- as determinants of FDI inflows based on newly constructed dataset on structural reforms for 19 Lat...

The Effect of Capital Controlson Foreign Direct Investment Decisions Under Country Risk with Intangible Assets

The Effect of Capital Controlson Foreign Direct Investment Decisions Under Country Risk with Intangible Assets »

Volume/Issue: 2007/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kinga Elo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866438.001

ISBN: 9781451866438

Keywords: Foreign direct investments, decisions under uncertainty, fdi, capital control, direct investment, foreign direct investment, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Corporate Finance and Governance: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines how capital controls affect FDI decisions and how the impact of these restrictive measures varies with different levels of country risk. We construct a model of firms' FDI decisions, broadly in...