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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.

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...

Current Account Imbalances
			: Can Structural Policies Make a Difference?

Current Account Imbalances : Can Structural Policies Make a Difference? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anna Ivanova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463937799.001

ISBN: 9781463937799

Keywords: structural policies, imbalances, current account balance, current accounts, current account surplus,

The discussion of global and regional imbalances has put the spotlight on the possible link between current accounts and structural policies. Drawing on standard empirical current account models, the paper finds th...

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...

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...

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances
			: How Do Migrant Workers Respond to Cyclical Movements of GDP At Home?

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances : How Do Migrant Workers Respond to Cyclical Movements of GDP At Home? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serdar Sayan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863123.001

ISBN: 9781451863123

Keywords: workers&;amp;#x2019; remittances, consumption vs. investment motive, remittances, remittance, remittance receipts, real gdp, migrant, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Other,

Workers' remittances are often argued to have a tendency to move countercyclically with the GDP in recipient countries since migrant workers are expected to remit more during down cycles of economic activity back h...

The Role of Information in Driving FDI Flows
			: Host-Country Transparency and Source-Country Specialization

The Role of Information in Driving FDI Flows : Host-Country Transparency and Source-Country Specialization »

Volume/Issue: 2003/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Assaf Razin , Ashoka Mody , and Efraim Sadka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856842.001

ISBN: 9781451856842

Keywords: fdi, investors, direct investment, domestic investment, host countries, International Factor Movements and International Business,

We develop a simple information-based model of FDI flows. On the one hand, the abundance of "intangible" capital in specialized industries in the source countries, which presumably generates expertise in screening...

Exchange and Capital Controls as Barriers to Trade

Exchange and Capital Controls as Barriers to Trade »

Volume/Issue: 1998/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451955194.001

ISBN: 9781451955194

Keywords: exchange controls, capital controls, trade, development, transition economies, capital movements, international trade, world trade

This paper considers the effect of exchange and capital controls on trade in the gravity-equation framework, in which bilateral exports depend on the distance between countries, the countries’ size and wealt...

Saving, Investment, Financial Integration, and the Balance of Payments

Saving, Investment, Financial Integration, and the Balance of Payments »

Volume/Issue: 1989/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451948318.001

ISBN: 9781451948318

Keywords: current account, capital mobility, capital markets, current account balance, capital market

This paper examines the extent of international financial integration, and its consequences for the current account. The evidence indicates that financial liberalization in the 1970s and 1980s has resulted in a sub...