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Cross-border Banking and the Circumvention of Macroprudential and Capital Control Measures

Cross-border Banking and the Circumvention of Macroprudential and Capital Control Measures »

Volume/Issue: 2018/217

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , and Haonan Zhou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484378328.001

ISBN: 9781484378328

Keywords: Cross-Border Banking Flows, Macroprudential Policies, Capital Controls

We analyze the joint impact of macroprudential and capital control measures on cross-border banking flows, while controlling for multidimensional aspects in lender-and-borrower-relationships (e.g., distance, cultur...

Foreign Direct Investment in New Member State of the EU and Western Balkans: Taking Stock and Assessing Prospects

Foreign Direct Investment in New Member State of the EU and Western Balkans: Taking Stock and Assessing Prospects »

Volume/Issue: 2018/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): La-Bhus Fah Jirasavetakul , and Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484373323.001

ISBN: 9781484373323

Keywords: Europe, Foreign direct investment, Panel analysis, determinants of FDI, catching-up process, EU New Member States, Western Balkans, gravity model, Performance and Prospects

FDI has played a strong role in the export-led growth of eastern European countries that are now members of the European Union (EU). Largely sourced from advanced Europe, FDI inflows were motivated by the intention...

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 Remittances Good for Labor Markets in LICs, MICs and Fragile States?

Are Remittances Good for Labor Markets in LICs, MICs and Fragile States? »

Volume/Issue: 2018/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Ekkehard Ernst , Connel Fullenkamp , and Anne Oeking

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353615.001

ISBN: 9781484353615

Keywords: Labor markets, Inclusive growth, Remittances, Low income countries, fragile countries, middle income countries, Dutch Disease, Factor Income Distribution

We present cross-country evidence on the impact of remittances on labor market outcomes. Remittances appear to have a strong impact on both labor supply and labor demand in recipient countries. These effects are hi...

International Capital Flow Pressures

International Capital Flow Pressures »

Volume/Issue: 2018/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Linda Goldberg , and Signe Krogstrup

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484341803.001

ISBN: 9781484341803

Keywords: Exchange Market Pressure; Risk aversion; Safe haven; Capital flows; Exchange Rate; Foreign Exchange Reserves, Exchange Market Pressure, Risk aversion, Safe haven, Capital flows, Exchange Rate, Foreign Exchange Reserves, Portfolio Choice, General

This paper presents a new measure of capital flow pressures in the form of a recast Exchange Market Pressure index. The measure captures pressures that materialize in actual international capital flows as well as p...

Morocco: A Practical Approach to Monetary Policy Analysis in a Country with Capital Controls

Morocco: A Practical Approach to Monetary Policy Analysis in a Country with Capital Controls »

Volume/Issue: 2018/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mokhtar Benlamine , Ales Bulir , Meryem Farouki , Ágnes Horváth , Faical Hossaini , Hasnae El Idrissi , Zineb Iraoui , Mihály Kovács , Douglas Laxton , Anass Maaroufi , Katalin Szilágyi , Mohamed Taamouti , and David Vávra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484341810.001

ISBN: 9781484341810

Keywords: Middle East, Monetary policy, Morocco, forecasting and simulation, model construction, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Model Construction and Estimation

The Central Bank of Morocco has been working on developing a Forecasting and Policy Analysis System (FPAS) to support a gradual move toward a more flexible exchange rate regime and the eventual adoption of a full-f...

Commodity-based Sovereign Wealth Funds
			: Managing Financial Flows in the Context of the Sovereign Balance Sheet

Commodity-based Sovereign Wealth Funds : Managing Financial Flows in the Context of the Sovereign Balance Sheet »

Volume/Issue: 2018/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdullah Al-Hassan , Sue Brake , Michael Papaioannou , and Martin Skancke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484340967.001

ISBN: 9781484340967

Keywords: International financial markets, Risk management, Sovereign wealth funds, sovereign asset and liability management, financing gap, investment management, macroeconomic coordination, Portfolio Choice

Commodity-based sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have been at a crossroads following the recent fall in commodity prices. This paper provides a framework for commodity-based SWF management, focusing on stabilization a...

Foreign Direct Investment and Women Empowerment: New Evidence on Developing Countries

Foreign Direct Investment and Women Empowerment: New Evidence on Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rasmané Ouedraogo , and Elodie Marlet

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339732.001

ISBN: 9781484339732

Keywords: Foreign direct investment, gender development, gender inequality, Globalization: Economic Development, Economics of Gender, General

This paper assesses the effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) on gender development and gender inequality. In fact, FDI through increased labor demand, technological spillovers but mostly through corporate soc...

The Global FDI Network: Searching for Ultimate Investors

The Global FDI Network: Searching for Ultimate Investors »

Volume/Issue: 2017/258

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jannick Damgaard , and Thomas Elkjaer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484329658.001

ISBN: 9781484329658

Keywords: FDI, multinational enterprises, special purpose entities, financial globalization, General

This paper addresses three types of geographical decoupling in foreign direct investment (FDI), i.e., challenges when using traditional FDI data as a proxy for real economic integration between economies: (i) large...

How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows

How Important is the Global Financial Cycle? Evidence from Capital Flows »

Volume/Issue: 2017/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , Stijn Claessens , and Andrew Rose

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484316603.001

ISBN: 9781484316603

Keywords: Capital flows, Globalization, Monetary policy, Financial cycles, Panel analysis, Cross-country analysis, Capital market volatility, empirical; data; center; country; panel; fit; VIX; equity; bonds; FDI; credit, empirical, data

This study quantifies the importance of a Global Financial Cycle (GFCy) for capital flows. We use capital flow data dis-aggregated by direction and type between 1990Q1 and 2015Q5 for 85 countries, and conventional...