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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific

Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Growth in the first half of 2018 was softer than in 2017, especially in advanced economies.

The Role of Risk and Information for International Capital Flows
			: New Evidence from the SDDS

The Role of Risk and Information for International Capital Flows : New Evidence from the SDDS »

Volume/Issue: 2012/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Hashimoto , and Konstantin Wacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475568660.001

ISBN: 9781475568660

Keywords: determinants of capital flows, information, panel data, risk, SDDS, FDI, portfolio investment, spatial econometrics, direct investment, Models with Panel Data,

In this paper we investigate whether better information about the macroeconomic environment of an economy has a positive impact on its capital inflows, namely portfolio and foreign direct investment (FDI). The purp...

(Why) Should Current Account Balances Be Reduced?

(Why) Should Current Account Balances Be Reduced? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Olivier Blanchard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462384860.006

ISBN: 9781462384860

Keywords: global imbalances, current account, exchange rates, current account deficits, current account surpluses, exchange rate, current account deficit, Account Balances Be Reduced?,

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...

Balance of Payments Manual, Sixth Edition

Balance of Payments Manual, Sixth Edition »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068124.069

ISBN: 9781589068124

Keywords: debt, liabilities, payments, direct investment, interest

The sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual presents revised and updated standards for concepts, definitions, and classifications for international accounts statistics....

Population Aging and Global Capital Flows in a Parallel Universe

Population Aging and Global Capital Flows in a Parallel Universe »

Volume/Issue: 2000/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robin Brooks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857023.001

ISBN: 9781451857023

Keywords: population aging, international capital flows, current account, old-age dependency, current account balance, dependency ratios, demographic change

This paper explores the global impact of population aging, using a calibrated overlapping generations model of eight world regions to simulate the effects of historical and projected demographic trends on internati...

Medium-Term Determinants of Current Accounts in Industrial and Developing Countries
			: An Empirical Exploration

Medium-Term Determinants of Current Accounts in Industrial and Developing Countries : An Empirical Exploration »

Volume/Issue: 2000/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Menzie Chinn , and Eswar Prasad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846546.001

ISBN: 9781451846546

Keywords: Current account variation, structural and macroeconomic determinants, saving-investment balance, current accounts, current account balances, current account deficits, budget balance

This paper provides an empirical investigation of the medium-term determinants of current accounts for a large sample of industrial and developing countries. The analysis is based on a structural approach that high...

Japanese Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Trade

Japanese Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Trade »

Volume/Issue: 1997/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabrielle Lipworth , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451948165.001

ISBN: 9781451948165

Keywords: FDI, Hollowing Out, Trade Linkages, exchange rate, foreign investment, direct investment, real exchange rate

We examine the relationship between Japanese FDI outflows, domestic and foreign fixed investment, and the exchange rate. The results indicate that aggregate FDI outflows have been driven by investment in Japan and...

What Determines the Current Account? a Cross-Sectional and Panel Approach

What Determines the Current Account? a Cross-Sectional and Panel Approach »

Volume/Issue: 1996/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee , and Guy Debelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451966701.001

ISBN: 9781451966701

Keywords: current account deficit, current account deficits, government debt, current account positions

This paper uses cross-section and panel data to examine the determinants of the current account. The empirics find a significant impact of the stage of development and demographic factors in the cross section. Esti...

The Meaning of Balance of Payments Statistics in an Interdependent World

The Meaning of Balance of Payments Statistics in an Interdependent World »

Volume/Issue: 1994/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jack Bame

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451933260.001

ISBN: 9781451933260

Keywords: balance of payments, balance of payments manual, balance of payments accounts, domestic production, balance of payments statistics

The relevance of the standard measures of international transactions in goods and services as reflected in the fifth edition of the IMF Balance of Payments Manual (BPM) and in the 1993 System of National Accounts (...

The Impact of Controlson Capital Movementson the Private Capital Accounts of Countries' Balance of Payments
			: Empirical Estimates and Policy Implications

The Impact of Controlson Capital Movementson the Private Capital Accounts of Countries' Balance of Payments : Empirical Estimates and Policy Implications »

Volume/Issue: 1994/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. Johnston , and Chris Ryan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451956207.001

ISBN: 9781451956207

Keywords: capital movements, capital flows, capital controls, industrial countries, capital inflows

This paper reports research on the impact of controls on capital movements on the private capital accounts of countries’ balance of payments using data drawn from 52 countries for the period 1985-92. The res...

The United States
			: Japan Current Account Imbalance:  A Review

The United States : Japan Current Account Imbalance: A Review »

Volume/Issue: 1994/8

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Stephen Golub

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451970708.003

ISBN: 9781451970708

Keywords: exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, trade flows, real exchange rates

This paper reviews the macroeconomic and microeconomic dimensions of the United States-Japan conflict over trade. From a macroeconomic perspective, there is nothing surprising about Japan’s surpluses, given...