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Sovereign Wealth Funds
			: Aspects of Governance Structures and Investment Management

Sovereign Wealth Funds : Aspects of Governance Structures and Investment Management »

Volume/Issue: 2013/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdullah Al-Hassan , Michael Papaioannou , Martin Skancke , and Cheng Chih Sung

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475518610.001

ISBN: 9781475518610

Keywords: governance structure, investment management, macroeconomic coordination, investment strategy, investment strategies, Portfolio Choice,

This paper presents in a systematic (normative) manner the salient features of a SWF‘s governance structure, in relation to its objectives and investment management that can ensure its efficient operation an...

Do Remittances Reduce Aid Dependency?

Do Remittances Reduce Aid Dependency? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/246

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maelan Le Goff , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463923259.001

ISBN: 9781463923259

Keywords: Development aid, aid flows, aid dependency, bilateral aid, aid allocation, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Economic Development: General,

Aid has been for decades an important source of financing for developing countries, but more recently remittance flows have increased rapidly and are beginning to dwarf aid flows. This paper investigates how remitt...

Accounting for Global Dispersion of Current Accounts

Accounting for Global Dispersion of Current Accounts »

Volume/Issue: 2009/276

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaewoo Lee , Yongsung Chang , and Sun-Bin Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874211.001

ISBN: 9781451874211

Keywords: Distribution of Current Account, Incomplete Markets, Frictions, current accounts, current account imbalances, current account balances, current account deficit,

We undertake a quantitative analysis of the dispersion of current accounts in an open economy version of incomplete insurance model, incorporating important market frictions in trade and financial flows. Calibrated...

Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2009/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raju Singh , Kyung-woo Lee , and Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873634.001

ISBN: 9781451873634

Keywords: exchange rate, migration, determinants of remittances, real exchange rate

The paper investigates the determinants and the macroeconomic role of remittances in sub-Saharan Africa, assembling the most comprehensive dataset available so far on remittances in the region and incorporating dat...

Sovereign Wealth Funds
			: Current Institutional and Operational Practices

Sovereign Wealth Funds : Current Institutional and Operational Practices »

Volume/Issue: 2008/254

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Kunzel , Cornelia Hammer , and Iva Petrova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871128.001

ISBN: 9781451871128

Keywords: Governance and Accountability, Investment and Risk Management, risk management, pension, legal entity, legal entities, internal audit,

While SWFs as a group share broad common institutional and operational practices, these practices also differ considerably reflecting the diversity of these institutions. These differences derive from the nature of...

Rapid Current Account Adjustments
			: Are Microstates Different?

Rapid Current Account Adjustments : Are Microstates Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870916.001

ISBN: 9781451870916

Keywords: Terms of trade shocks, microstates, terms of trade, trade shocks, terms of trade shock, trade shock,

We describe unique aspects of microstates-they are less diversified, suffer from lumpiness of investment, they are geographically at the periphery and prone to natural disasters, and have less access to capital mar...

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...

Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2007/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Smita Wagh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866025.001

ISBN: 9781451866025

Keywords: remittances, migration, migrant, remittance, international migration

This paper assesses the impact of the steadily growing remittance flows to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Though the region receives only a small portion of the total recorded remittances to developing countries, and th...

Beware of Emigrants Bearing Gifts
			: Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Presence of Remittances

Beware of Emigrants Bearing Gifts : Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Presence of Remittances »

Volume/Issue: 2006/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Gapen , Thomas Cosimano , and Ralph Chami

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863215.001

ISBN: 9781451863215

Keywords: Ramsey policies, optimal monetary policy, remittance, money growth, inflation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Factor Movements And International Business,

This paper uses a stochastic dynamic general equilibrium model to investigate the influence of countercyclical remittances on the conduct of fiscal and monetary policy and trace their effects on real and nominal va...

Foreign Direct Investment Statistics
			: How Countries Measure FDI 2001

Foreign Direct Investment Statistics : How Countries Measure FDI 2001 »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 October 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062207.071

ISBN: 9781589062207

Keywords: direct investment, fdi, investors, international standards, investment income

International standards for measuring foreign direct investment (FDI) have become important in today's global economy, where multinational enterprises exercise economic clout and FDI statistics can reflect investor...