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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.

Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances
			: Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa

Rainfall, Financial Development, and Remittances : Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2011/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Markus Bruckner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455290666.001

ISBN: 9781455290666

Keywords: Transitory Income Shocks, Financial Development, significance level, fixed effects, dependent variable, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, International Finance: General, Economic Development: General,

We use annual variation in rainfall to examine the effects that exogenous, transitory income shocks have on remittances in a panel of 42 Sub-Saharan African countries during the period 1960-2007. Our main finding i...

A Gravity Model of Workers' Remittances

A Gravity Model of Workers' Remittances »

Volume/Issue: 2006/290

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865509.001

ISBN: 9781451865509

Keywords: Bilateral remittance flows, gravity model, remittances, remittance, remittance flows, exchange rate, bilateral remittance, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper creates the first dataset of bilateral remittance flows for a limited set of developing countries and estimates a gravity model for workers' remittances. We find that most of the variation in bilateral r...

Migration and Foreign Remittances in the Philippines

Migration and Foreign Remittances in the Philippines »

Volume/Issue: 2005/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Burgess , and V. Haksar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861303.001

ISBN: 9781451861303

Keywords: growth, stabilization, remittance, remittance flows, equation, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Household Behavior, International Factor Movements and International Business,

International migration and large remittance flows have been prominent features of the Philippine economy for many decades. This paper describes the evolving pattern of migration and remittance flows and analyzes s...

Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries
			: Are they a Problem?

Current Account Imbalances in AsEAN Countries : Are they a Problem? »

Volume/Issue: 1997/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847079.001

ISBN: 9781451847079

Keywords: current account deficit, current account deficits, current account balance, external debt

Applying a consumption-smoothing model to five ASEAN countries reveals that excessive private consumption has not tended to characterize their widening external imbalances in recent years, except to a small degree...

The Identification of Capital Transfers in the Balance of Payments

The Identification of Capital Transfers in the Balance of Payments »

Volume/Issue: 1995/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jack Bame

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451951226.001

ISBN: 9781451951226

Keywords: payments, debt forgiveness, debt, liabilities

The separate identification of current and capital transfers was introduced for the first time in the fifth edition of the Fund’s Balance of Payments Manual (Manual), thus harmonizing with the treatment of t...