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How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico »

Volume/Issue: 2018/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsoka Koczan , and Franz Loyola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361634.001

ISBN: 9781484361634

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Mexico, Migration, Remittances, inequality, Firm Behavior, International Lending and Debt Problems

The poverty-reducing effects of remittances have been well-documented, however, their effects on inequality are less clear. This paper examines the impact of remittances on inequality in Mexico using household-leve...

Are Capital Inflows Expansionary or Contractionary? Theory, Policy Implications, and Some Evidence

Are Capital Inflows Expansionary or Contractionary? Theory, Policy Implications, and Some Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2015/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Blanchard , Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , and Marcos Chamon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513500805.001

ISBN: 9781513500805

Keywords: capital inflows, bonds, bond, return, domestic bonds, All Countries, apital inflows,

The workhorse open-economy macro model suggests that capital inflows are contractionary because they appreciate the currency and reduce net exports. Emerging market policy makers however believe that inflows lead t...

International Capital Flows and Development
			: Financial Openness Matters

International Capital Flows and Development : Financial Openness Matters »

Volume/Issue: 2010/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luca Ricci , Thierry Tressel , and Dennis B. S. Reinhardt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455209354.001

ISBN: 9781455209354

Keywords: Lucas paradox, financial openness, capital inflows, capital account openness, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Economic Growth And Aggregate Productivity,

Does capital flow from rich to poor countries? We revisit the Lucas paradox and explore the role of capital account restrictions in shaping capital flows at various stages of economic development. We find that, whe...

Controlling Capital? Legal Restrictions and the Asset Composition of International Financial Flows

Controlling Capital? Legal Restrictions and the Asset Composition of International Financial Flows »

Volume/Issue: 2009/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mahir Binici , Michael Hutchison , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873559.001

ISBN: 9781451873559

Keywords: capital inflows, capital inflow, capital outflows

How effective are capital account restrictions? We provide new answers based on a novel panel data set of capital controls, disaggregated by asset class and by inflows/outflows, covering 74 countries during 1995-20...

The Composition Matters
			: Capital Inflows and Liquidity Crunch During a Global Economic Crisis

The Composition Matters : Capital Inflows and Liquidity Crunch During a Global Economic Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2009/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hui Tong , and Shang-Jin Wei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873115.001

ISBN: 9781451873115

Keywords: Financial globalization, spillover, liquidity constraints, stock price, working capital, financial dependence, Financial Institutions And Services, Corporate Finance And Governance,

We study whether capital flows affect the degree of credit crunch faced by a country's manufacturing firms during the 2007-09 crisis. Examining 3823 firms in 24 emerging countries, we find that the decline in stock...

Capital Inflows
			: Macroeconomic Implications and Policy Responses

Capital Inflows : Macroeconomic Implications and Policy Responses »

Volume/Issue: 2009/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Selim Elekdag , Ayhan Kose , and Roberto Cardarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871883.001

ISBN: 9781451871883

Keywords: crises, sterilization, exchange rate, private capital inflows, private capital,

This paper examines the macroeconomic implications of, and policy responses to surges in private capital inflows across a large group of emerging and advanced economies. In particular, we identify 109 episodes of l...

Capital Inflows and the Real Exchange Rate
			: Can Financial Development Cure the Dutch Disease?

Capital Inflows and the Real Exchange Rate : Can Financial Development Cure the Dutch Disease? »

Volume/Issue: 2009/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Saborowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871678.001

ISBN: 9781451871678

Keywords: Financial Market Development, Real Exchange Rate, Dynamic Panel Data Models, exchange rate, stock market,

This paper argues that, in improving the efficient allocation of resources, financial sector development could dampen the appreciation effect of capital inflows. Using dynamic panel data techniques, the paper finds...

Do Remittances to Latin America Depend on the U.S. Business Cycle?

Do Remittances to Latin America Depend on the U.S. Business Cycle? »

Volume/Issue: 2007/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ewa Gradzka , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868364.001

ISBN: 9781451868364

Keywords: remittance, remittance flows, correlations, cointegration

We use a range of methods and remittance data from 1990 to 2007 to assess the strength and significance of linkages between remittance flows to Latin America and the U.S. business cycle. All of the evidence suggest...

Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2007/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Smita Wagh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866025.001

ISBN: 9781451866025

Keywords: remittances, migration, migrant, remittance, international migration

This paper assesses the impact of the steadily growing remittance flows to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Though the region receives only a small portion of the total recorded remittances to developing countries, and th...

Beware of Emigrants Bearing Gifts
			: Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Presence of Remittances

Beware of Emigrants Bearing Gifts : Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Presence of Remittances »

Volume/Issue: 2006/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Gapen , Thomas Cosimano , and Ralph Chami

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863215.001

ISBN: 9781451863215

Keywords: Ramsey policies, optimal monetary policy, remittance, money growth, inflation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Factor Movements And International Business,

This paper uses a stochastic dynamic general equilibrium model to investigate the influence of countercyclical remittances on the conduct of fiscal and monetary policy and trace their effects on real and nominal va...