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Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe

Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

The Spring EUR REO projects the economic outlook for the region for the next six months.

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...

Financial Regulation and the Current Account

Financial Regulation and the Current Account »

Volume/Issue: 2012/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tomasz Wieladek , and Sergi Lanau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502886.001

ISBN: 9781475502886

Keywords: financial regulation, panel VAR, capital account, capital account openness, current account deficit, current account imbalances, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines the relationship between financial regulation and the current account in an intertemporal model of the current account where financial regulation affects the current account through liquidity co...

Sectoral Composition of Foreign Direct Investment and External Vulnerability in Eastern Europe

Sectoral Composition of Foreign Direct Investment and External Vulnerability in Eastern Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2011/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Kinoshita

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455263400.001

ISBN: 9781455263400

Keywords: Central Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, external vulnerability, fdi, investment, direct investment, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Economywide Country Studies: Europe,

In the run up to the global crisis, countries in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe attracted large capital inflows and some of them built up large external imbalances. This paper investigates whether these im...

Current Account Developments in New Member States of the European Union
			: Equilibrium, Excess, and EU-Phoria

Current Account Developments in New Member States of the European Union : Equilibrium, Excess, and EU-Phoria »

Volume/Issue: 2008/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451869538.001

ISBN: 9781451869538

Keywords: Current account norm, macroeconomic balance approach, fdi, investment climate, transition economies, exchange rate regime

This paper analyzes current account (CA) developments in the following 10 new EU members states: Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. During the las...

Capital Flows to Central and Eastern Europe

Capital Flows to Central and Eastern Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2006/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Philip Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864489.001

ISBN: 9781451864489

Keywords: Trade balance, rates of return, net external position, FDI, liabilities, debt, external debt, external liabilities, International Lending and Debt Problems,

We examine the evolution of the net external asset positions of Central and Eastern Europe (CEEC) countries over the past decade, with a strong emphasis on the composition of their international balance sheets. We...

Foreign Direct Investment in Southeastern Europe
			: How (and How Much) Can Policies Help?

Foreign Direct Investment in Southeastern Europe : How (and How Much) Can Policies Help? »

Volume/Issue: 2005/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elina Ribakova , Balázs Horváth , Dimitri Demekas , and Yi Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861297.001

ISBN: 9781451861297

Keywords: Southeastern Europe, fdi, direct investment, host country, foreign investment, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Performance and Prospects,

Gravity factors explain a large part of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows in Southeastern Europe-a region not comprehensively covered before in econometric studies-but hostcountry policies also matter. Key ar...

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 2003

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 2003 »

Series: Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062184.012

ISBN: 9781589062184

Keywords: Annual reports, Exchange arrangements, Exchange restrictions, foreign exchange, payments, foreign currency, credit, direct investment, shares, purchases

This 2003 Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions provides a detailed description of the exchange arrangements and exchange/trade restrictions of individual IMF member countries and Hong Ko...

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 2002

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 2002 »

Series: Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 September 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061255.012

ISBN: 9781589061255

Keywords: Annual reports, Exchange arrangements, Exchange restrictions, foreign exchange, foreign currency, exchange rate, direct investment, forward exchange, foreign investment, exchange control

This 2002 Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions provides a detailed description of the exchange arrangements and exchange/trade restrictions of individual IMF member countries and Hong Ko...

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 2000

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 2000 »

Series: Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758989.012

ISBN: 9781557758989

Keywords: Annual reports, Exchange arrangements, Exchange restrictions, foreign exchange, foreign currency, direct investment, exchange rate, forward exchange, foreign investment, exchange control

The exchange and trade systems of IMF member countries are presented in this comprehensive volume in a tabular format. There is expanded coverage of the regulatory framework for capital movements. The information g...

European Trade and Foreign Direct Investment U-Shaping Industrial Output in Central and Eastern Europe
			: Theory and Evidence

European Trade and Foreign Direct Investment U-Shaping Industrial Output in Central and Eastern Europe : Theory and Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 1998/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Walsh , and Alexander Repkine

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451923278.001

ISBN: 9781451923278

Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, Industrial Output Growth, Transition Economies, Cross-Country and Branches of Industry Regressions, direct investment, fdi, market liberalization

We examine industrial output in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, and Romania during 1989–95 in terms of pretransitional product trade orientation. The growth of EU-oriented output within sectors of industry, ex-po...