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Can Foreign Exchange Intervention Stem Exchange Rate Pressures from Global Capital Flow Shocks?

Can Foreign Exchange Intervention Stem Exchange Rate Pressures from Global Capital Flow Shocks? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Blanchard , Gustavo Adler , and Irineu de Carvalho Filho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513585840.001

ISBN: 9781513585840

Keywords: exchange rate, gross capital flows, exchange, market, General,

Many emerging market economies have relied on foreign exchange intervention (FXI) in response to gross capital inflows. In this paper, we study whether FXI has been an effective tool to dampen the effects of these...

Regulating Capital Flows at Both Ends
			: Does it Work?

Regulating Capital Flows at Both Ends : Does it Work? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Atish Ghosh , Mahvash Qureshi , and Naotaka Sugawara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498358743.001

ISBN: 9781498358743

Keywords: cross-boder bank flows, prudential measures, bond, capital inflow, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

This paper examines whether cross-border capital flows can be regulated by imposing capital account restrictions (CARs) in both source and recipient countries, as was originally advocated by John Maynard Keynes and...

Effectiveness of Capital Outflow Restrictions

Effectiveness of Capital Outflow Restrictions »

Volume/Issue: 2014/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Saborowski , Sarah Sanya , Hans Weisfeld , and Juan Yepez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484379752.001

ISBN: 9781484379752

Keywords: Emerging economies, capital outflow, capital flow, net capital, General, Globalization: Finance,

This paper examines the effectiveness of capital outflow restrictions in a sample of 37 emerging market economies during the period 1995-2010, using a panel vector autoregression approach with interaction terms. Sp...

Coincident Indicators of Capital Flows

Coincident Indicators of Capital Flows »

Volume/Issue: 2012/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Malika Pant , and Yanliang Miao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463937737.001

ISBN: 9781463937737

Keywords: Coincident Indicators, Capital Tracker, net capital flows, net capital, capital inflows, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation,

Capital flows data from Balance of Payments statistics often lag 3-6 months, which renders timely surveillance and policy deliberation difficult. To address the tension, we propose two coincident composite indicato...

Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and the Real Exchange Rate

Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and the Real Exchange Rate »

Volume/Issue: 2011/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Louis Combes , Patrick Plane , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455211876.001

ISBN: 9781455211876

Keywords: real exchange rate, low-income countries, pooled mean group estimator, exchange rate, capital flows,

This paper analyzes the impact of capital inflows and exchange rate flexibility on the real exchange rate in developing countries based on panel cointegration techniques. The results show that public and private fl...

Are Workers' Remittances a Hedge Against Macroeconomic Shocks? the Case of Sri Lanka

Are Workers' Remittances a Hedge Against Macroeconomic Shocks? the Case of Sri Lanka »

Volume/Issue: 2007/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marta Ruiz-Arranz , and Erik Lueth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865868.001

ISBN: 9781451865868

Keywords: Workers&;amp;#x2019; remittances, Cyclicality, Macroeconomic Shock, Vector Error Correction Model, remittances, remittance, remittance receipts, cointegration, International Factor Movements: Other, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

We estimate a vector error correction (VEC) model for Sri Lanka to determine the response of remittance receipts to macroeconomic shocks. This is the first attempt of its kind in the literature. We find that remitt...

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...

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...

Why Do Countries Use Capital Controls?

Why Do Countries Use Capital Controls? »

Volume/Issue: 1998/181

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and R. Johnston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859164.001

ISBN: 9781451859164

Keywords: capital controls, development, capital movements, capital market, capital inflows, money market

Recourse to controls on capital flows among developing economies is generally quite pervasive. This paper examines the structure and determinants of capital controls based on a cross-sectional study of developing a...

Can the Neoclassical Model Explain the Distribution of Foreign Direct Investment Across Developing Countries?

Can the Neoclassical Model Explain the Distribution of Foreign Direct Investment Across Developing Countries? »

Volume/Issue: 1998/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Harm Zebregs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451929607.001

ISBN: 9781451929607

Keywords: Foreign Investment, Neoclassical Theory, fdi, marginal products, marginal product, foreign capital, direct investment

Since the beginning of the 1990s, foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries has increased dramatically. The distribution of FDI flows across these countries, however, is highly uneven; only a small nu...