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FDI Spillovers, Financial Markets, and Economic Development

FDI Spillovers, Financial Markets, and Economic Development »

Volume/Issue: 2003/186

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Selin Sayek , Laura Alfaro , Areendam Chanda , and Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859485.001

ISBN: 9781451859485

Keywords: fdi, financial sector, financial market, foreign capital, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

This paper examines the role financial markets play in the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development. We model an economy with a continuum of agents indexed by their level of abi...

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes
			: Survey and Options

International Financial Flows and Transactions Taxes : Survey and Options »

Volume/Issue: 1995/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): P. Spahn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847994.001

ISBN: 9781451847994

Keywords: exchange rate, foreign exchange, financial markets, exchange rates, exchange markets

Tobin has suggested that exchange rate volatility be controlled through a tax on international financial transactions. This analysis shows that the Tobin tax as a pure transaction tax is not viable. The tax would i...

Current Account Surpluses and the Interest Rate Island in Switzerland

Current Account Surpluses and the Interest Rate Island in Switzerland »

Volume/Issue: 1995/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844085.001

ISBN: 9781451844085

Keywords: foreign assets, net foreign assets, foreign currency, foreign exchange, international standards

This paper describes some long-run aspects of the Swiss balance of payments, highlighting two macroeconomic phenomena that make Switzerland stand out among other countries: first, it has had a persistent current ac...