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Rebalancing in the Euro Area and Cyclicality of Current Account Adjustments

Rebalancing in the Euro Area and Cyclicality of Current Account Adjustments »

Volume/Issue: 2014/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Tressel , and Shengzu Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498334426.001

ISBN: 9781498334426

Keywords: Rebalancing, Imbalances, Euro Area, export performance, export growth, reer, debtor countries, General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems

The paper examines progress with the external rebalancing of euro area deficit countries. Relative prices are adjusting at different pace across countries and with different compositions of wage cuts and labor shed...

Growth Following Investment and Consumption-Driven Current Account Crises

Growth Following Investment and Consumption-Driven Current Account Crises »

Volume/Issue: 2013/217

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Klemm

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484321898.001

ISBN: 9781484321898

Keywords: current account deficit, current accounts, current account surpluses

Current account deficits imply increasing liabilities to the rest of the world. External sustainability then depends on whether these can be met in the future without defaulting, i.e., normally through trade accoun...

The Evolution of Current Account Deficits in the Euro Area Periphery and the Baltics
			: Many Paths to the Same Endpoint

The Evolution of Current Account Deficits in the Euro Area Periphery and the Baltics : Many Paths to the Same Endpoint »

Volume/Issue: 2013/169

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joong Kang , and Jay Shambaugh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475594270.001

ISBN: 9781475594270

Keywords: current account deficit, transfer, income balance, competitiveness, domestic boom, export performance, current account, merchandise export, reer, export market

Explanations of the large current account deficits for the euro area periphery and the Baltics in the run up to the crisis revolve around two main factors: deteriorating export performance or demand driven booms. W...

Rebalancing
			: Evidence from Current Account Adjustment in Europe

Rebalancing : Evidence from Current Account Adjustment in Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2013/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruben Atoyan , Jonathan Manning , and Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484384046.001

ISBN: 9781484384046

Keywords: Current Account adjustment, Rebalancing, Competitiveness, Euro Zone Periphery, capital inflows, foreign capital, current account balance, capital flows, unemployment rate, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

After the 2003-2007 economic boom, European countries with large pre-crisis current account imbalances are undergoing adjustments. Countries are adjusting at different paces and ways reflecting the source and magni...

Current Account Imbalances in the Southern Euro Area

Current Account Imbalances in the Southern Euro Area »

Volume/Issue: 2010/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Florence Jaumotte , and Piyaporn Sodsriwiboon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455201228.001

ISBN: 9781455201228

Keywords: financial liberalization, current accounts, current account deficits, current account balance, current account balances, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

The paper examines the causes, consequences, and potential cures of the large current account deficits in the Southern Euro Area (SEA). These were mostly driven by a decline in private saving rates. But it was the...

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...

Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook, 1999

Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook, 1999 »

Series: Balance of Payments Statistics

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758187.044

ISBN: 9781557758187

Keywords: payments, liabilities, debt, portfolio investment, loans, bonds, debt securities, financial derivatives, money market, equity securities

The BOPS Yearbook, usually published in December, contains balance of payments statistics for most of the world, compiled in accordance with the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual. Part 1 includes aggregate as well a...

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...

Terms of Trade Disturbances, Real Exchange Rates, and Welfare
			: The Role of Capital Controls and Labor Market Distortions

Terms of Trade Disturbances, Real Exchange Rates, and Welfare : The Role of Capital Controls and Labor Market Distortions »

Volume/Issue: 1989/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451921410.001

ISBN: 9781451921410

Keywords: capital controls, exchange rate, real exchange rate, international borrowing, capital control

Many arguments that have been advanced in favor of maintaining capital controls within the EC have not paid sufficient attention to the welfare consequences of this type of market intervention. Our paper provides a...