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Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Investment
			: The Case of Developing Countries

Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Investment : The Case of Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2013/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Al-Sadiq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475517934.001

ISBN: 9781475517934

Keywords: GMM, fdi, domestic investment, direct investment, investment rate,

Over the past two decades, the growth rate of outward foreign direct investment (FDI) from developing and transition economies has increased significantly. Given the role of physical capital accumulation in determi...

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account
			: Are Microstates Different?

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account : Are Microstates Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yehenew Endegnanew , Therese Turner-Jones , and Charles Amo Yartey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463937126.001

ISBN: 9781463937126

Keywords: Microstates, current account balance, current accounts, current account adjustments, current account deficits, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

This paper examines the empirical link between fiscal policy and the current account focusing on microstates defined as countries with a population of less than 2 million between 1970 and 2009. The paper employs pa...

Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment
			: A Sectoral and Institutional Approach

Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment : A Sectoral and Institutional Approach »

Volume/Issue: 2010/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jiangyan Yu , and James Walsh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455202218.001

ISBN: 9781455202218

Keywords: determinants, institutional development, fdi, direct investment, investors, investment decisions,

Using a dataset which breaks down FDI flows into primary, secondary and tertiary sector investments and a GMM dynamic approach to address concerns about endogeneity, the paper analyzes various macroeconomic, develo...

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account »

Volume/Issue: 2010/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200801.001

ISBN: 9781455200801

Keywords: fiscal policy, external imbalances, current account, exchange rate, fiscal balance, government spending, budget balance

This paper examines the relationship between fiscal policy and the current account, drawing on a larger country sample than in previous studies and using panel regressions, vector autoregressions, and an analysis o...

Foreign Direct Investment
			: Trends, Data Availability, Concepts, and Recording Practices

Foreign Direct Investment : Trends, Data Availability, Concepts, and Recording Practices »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Neil Patterson , Marie Montanjees , Colleen Cardillo , and John Motala

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063471.069

ISBN: 9781589063471

Keywords: direct investment, fdi, statistics, foreign direct investment, foreign affiliates

The increasing importance of multinational enterprises in the global economy has stimulated interest in improving the availability, accuracy, and comparability of foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics among po...

Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Risk Instability and the Pattern of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region »

Volume/Issue: 2004/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856071.001

ISBN: 9781451856071

Keywords: Multinational firms, MENA countries, fdi, investment risk, direct investment

This paper demonstrates that instability associated with investment risk is critical in explaining the level of foreign direct investment for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, which generally have...

Challenging the Empirical Evidence From Present Value Models of the Current Account

Challenging the Empirical Evidence From Present Value Models of the Current Account »

Volume/Issue: 2004/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacques Miniane , and Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451852929.001

ISBN: 9781451852929

Keywords: present value model, model evaluation, correlation, probability, covariance, statistic, Bayesian Analysis, Model Evaluation and Selection, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

Under near-singularity conditions typically generated by persistence in current account data the predictions of present value models become extremely sensitive to small sample estimation error. Moreover, traditiona...

The Role of Stock Markets in Current Account Dynamics
			: a Time-Series Approach

The Role of Stock Markets in Current Account Dynamics : a Time-Series Approach »

Volume/Issue: 2004/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847000.001

ISBN: 9781451847000

Keywords: current account deficits, domestic agents, current account dynamics, balance of payments

This paper develops a simple model to study the impact of stock markets on the current account. A closed-form solution for the current account is derived from the optimal portfolio and consumption/saving choices of...

Capital Markets and External Current Accounts
			: What to Expect From the Euro

Capital Markets and External Current Accounts : What to Expect From the Euro »

Volume/Issue: 2000/154

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , and Piti Disyatat

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857221.001

ISBN: 9781451857221

Keywords: Capital market integration, saving, EMU, regions, capital mobility, capital market, net exports

The paper compares the degree of capital market integration across euro-area countries with that across regions in Italy and provinces in Canada. Analyzing saving-investment correlations, and developing as well as...

Terms of Trade Shocks and the Current Account

Terms of Trade Shocks and the Current Account »

Volume/Issue: 1998/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and C. McDermott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451975048.001

ISBN: 9781451975048

Keywords: Terms of trade, intertemporal elasticity of substitution, intratemporal elasticity of substitution, terms of trade shocks, trade shocks, relative price, elasticity of substitution

This paper examines the relationship between terms of trade shocks, private saving, and the current account position. The relationship between these variables is theoretically ambiguous: an adverse transitory terms...