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Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries

Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2014/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giulia Bettin , Andrea Presbitero , and Nicola Spatafora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484385081.001

ISBN: 9781484385081

Keywords: Shocks, Business cycle, Vulnerability, Gravity model, remittance, migrant, bilateral remittances, official remittances, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in both source and recipient economies. We exploit a novel, rich panel data...

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...

Current Account and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics in the G-7 Countries

Current Account and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics in the G-7 Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2002/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Menzie Chinn , and Jaewoo Lee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855203.001

ISBN: 9781451855203

Keywords: real exchange rate, intertemporal models, permanent and temporary shocks, exchange rate, current account balance, exchange rates, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The canonical predictions of intertemporal open-economy macro models are tested by a structural VAR analysis of Group of Seven countries. The analysis is distinguished from the previous literature in that it adopts...

Effects of Volatile Asset Priceson Balance of Payments and International Investment Position

Effects of Volatile Asset Priceson Balance of Payments and International Investment Position »

Volume/Issue: 2000/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Committeri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859706.001

ISBN: 9781451859706

Keywords: Balance of payments, International investment position, Statistical accuracy, Errors and omissions, Volatility, Capital flight, exchange rates, statistics, equation, exchange rate

This paper aims at clarifying, with the help of a simple formal model and numerical examples, several aspects of the relationship between international investment position (IIP) and balance of payments (BOP) statis...

The Disappearing Tax Base
			: Is Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Eroding Corporate Income Taxes?

The Disappearing Tax Base : Is Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Eroding Corporate Income Taxes? »

Volume/Issue: 2000/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reint Gropp , and Kristina Kostial

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858624.001

ISBN: 9781451858624

Keywords: Corporate taxation, simulations, OECD countries, corporate tax, tax rate, tax revenues, corporate income tax, corporate tax rate

This paper analyzes the link between FDI, corporate taxation, and corporate tax revenues. We find strong evidence that FDI in (out) flows are affected by tax regimes in the host (home) countries and FDI flows in tu...

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...

Current Accounts
			: What Is Their Relevance for Economic Policymaking?

Current Accounts : What Is Their Relevance for Economic Policymaking? »

Volume/Issue: 1998/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabio Scacciavillani , and Malcolm Knight

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849219.001

ISBN: 9781451849219

Keywords: current account sustainability, current account balance, current account deficit, balance of payments, current account position

This paper surveys the main theoretical approaches for analyzing movements in the current account of the balance of payments, from the Mundell-Fleming paradigm to modern intertemporal approaches. It discusses the m...

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...

Economic Effects and Structural Determinants of Capital Controls

Economic Effects and Structural Determinants of Capital Controls »

Volume/Issue: 1995/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vittorio Grilli , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844993.001

ISBN: 9781451844993

Keywords: capital controls, foreign exchange, real interest rates, capital mobility

This paper studies determinants and effects of capital controls using a panel of 61 developed and developing countries. The results suggest that capital account restrictions are more likely to be in place in countr...