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What’s In a Name? That Which We Call Capital Controls

What’s In a Name? That Which We Call Capital Controls »

Volume/Issue: 2016/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , and Mahvash Qureshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498332835.001

ISBN: 9781498332835

Keywords: gold standard, interwar period, Bretton Woods, financial crisis, markets, market, emerging markets, All Countries,, Capital controls, Capital flows

This paper investigates why controls on capital inflows have a bad name, and evoke such visceral opposition, by tracing how capital controls have been used and perceived, since the late nineteenth century. While ad...

If the Fed Acts, How Do You React? The Liftoff Effect on Capital Flows

If the Fed Acts, How Do You React? The Liftoff Effect on Capital Flows »

Volume/Issue: 2015/256

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Swarnali Ahmed

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498367196.001

ISBN: 9781498367196

Keywords: Fed liftoffs, policy responses, policy framework, emerging market economies, interest, market, portfolio, interest rate, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments

After more than six years of ultra-low interest rates, a Fed liftoff (rate hike) is just a matter of time. This paper goes back to history to understand the spillover effect - or what is termed in the paper as the...

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...

Current Accounts in a Currency Union

Current Accounts in a Currency Union »

Volume/Issue: 2009/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , and Emil Stavrev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451872743.001

ISBN: 9781451872743

Keywords: currency union, EMU, real exchange rate, exchange rate, current accounts, current account balance,

A fear about EMU was that in the absence of national currencies, country-specific shocks would result in greater current account divergences between member states. This paper finds that divergences across euro-area...

Remittances and Institutions
			: Are Remittances a Curse?

Remittances and Institutions : Are Remittances a Curse? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jihad Dagher , Ralph Chami , Peter Montiel , and Yasser Abdih

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868913.001

ISBN: 9781451868913

Keywords: Institutions, remittance, real gdp, gdp per capita, coefficient on remittances,

This paper addresses the complex and overlooked relationship between the receipt of workers' remittances and institutional quality in the recipient country. Using a simple model, we show how an increase in remittan...

Balance of Payments Manual

Balance of Payments Manual »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557753397.071

ISBN: 9781557753397

Keywords: payments, balance of payments, liabilities, debt, interest

The fifth edition of Balance of Payments Manual, issued in 1993, presents revised and updated standards for concepts, definitions, classifications, and conventions for compilation of balance of payments and interna...

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...

The Exchange Rate in a Dynamic-Optimizing Current Account Model with Nominal Rigidities
			: A Quantitative Investigation

The Exchange Rate in a Dynamic-Optimizing Current Account Model with Nominal Rigidities : A Quantitative Investigation »

Volume/Issue: 1997/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Kollman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451928525.001

ISBN: 9781451928525

Keywords: exchange rate, money supply, exchange rates, real exchange rates, effective exchange rates, IMF Working Paper,

This paper studies dynamic-optimizing model of a semi-small open economy with sticky nominal prices and wages. The model exhibits exchange rate overshooting in response to money supply shocks. The predicted variabi...

Consumption Smoothing and the Current Account
			: Evidence for France, 1970-1994

Consumption Smoothing and the Current Account : Evidence for France, 1970-1994 »

Volume/Issue: 1995/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Claude Bismut , Paul Cashin , C. McDermott , and Pierre-Richard Agénor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451940237.001

ISBN: 9781451940237

Keywords: current account balance, current account surplus, current account deficit, current account surpluses

This paper estimates a simple consumption-smoothing model of the French current account, and examines its capacity to predict recent developments in France’s external performance. The model views the current...