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Sharp Reductions in Current Account Deficits

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Source: Sharp Reductions in Current Account Deficits : An Empirical Analysis

Volume/Issue: 1997/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Assaf Razin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

ISBN: 9781451858228

Keywords: Current account deficits, current account sustainability, capital flows, current account, current account deficit, current account imbalances, current account balance

The paper studies determinants and consequences of sharp reductions in current account imbalances (reversals) in low- and middle-income countries. It poses two questions: what triggers reversals, and what factors e...

International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness

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Source: International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness : Do the Fundamental Things Apply As Time Goes By?

Volume/Issue: 1998/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and C. McDermott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451977523

Keywords: consumption smoothing, international capital flows, structural break, current account, current account deficit, current account imbalances, current account deficits, external liabilities

This paper examines the optimality of international capital flows to a persistent net importer of capital, Australia, during its post-capital-controls period 1984-98. The results suggest that international capital...

Demographics, Old-Age Transfers and the Current Account1

Demographics, Old-Age Transfers and the Current Account1 »

Source: Demographics, Old-Age Transfers and the Current Account

Volume/Issue: 2018/264

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mai Chi Dao , and Callum Jones

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484385906

Keywords: Pensions, Demographic indicators, Current account balances, Current account surpluses, Capital flows, Aging, Demographics, Current Account Flows, External Imbalances, General

Building on the evolving literature on the topic, this paper reviews the relationship between demographics and long-run capital flows in both theory and in the data. For this purpose, we develop a two region overla...

Official Financial Flows, Capital Mobility, and Global Imbalances

Official Financial Flows, Capital Mobility, and Global Imbalances »

Source: Official Financial Flows, Capital Mobility, and Global Imbalances

Volume/Issue: 2014/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Joseph Gagnon , and Christian Saborowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 October 2014

ISBN: 9781484380239

Keywords: reserve accumulation, capital mobility, official flows, current account, current accounts, private flows, General,

We use a cross-country panel framework to analyze the effect of net official flows (chiefly foreign exchange intervention) on current accounts. We find that net official flows have a large but plausible effect on c...

Current Account Sustainability

Current Account Sustainability »

Source: Current Account Sustainability : Selected East Asian and Latin American Experiences

Volume/Issue: 1996/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Assaf Razin , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1996

ISBN: 9781451853292

Keywords: current account, current account deficits, capital inflows, external debt, capital flows

A number of developing countries have run large and persistent current account deficits in both the late seventies/early eighties and in the early nineties, raising the issue of whether these persistent imbalances...

Population Aging and Global Capital Flows in a Parallel Universe

Population Aging and Global Capital Flows in a Parallel Universe »

Source: Population Aging and Global Capital Flows in a Parallel Universe

Volume/Issue: 2000/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robin Brooks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2000

ISBN: 9781451857023

Keywords: population aging, international capital flows, current account, old-age dependency, current account balance, dependency ratios, demographic change

This paper explores the global impact of population aging, using a calibrated overlapping generations model of eight world regions to simulate the effects of historical and projected demographic trends on internati...

Effectiveness of Capital Controls in Selected Emerging Markets in the 2000's

Effectiveness of Capital Controls in Selected Emerging Markets in the 2000's »

Source: Effectiveness of Capital Controls in Selected Emerging Markets in the 2000's

Volume/Issue: 2011/281

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chikako Baba , and Annamaria Kokenyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463926625

Keywords: emerging market economies, capital flows, net capital flows, current account balance

This paper estimates the effectiveness of capital controls in response to inflow surges in Brazil, Colombia, Korea, and Thailand in the 2000s. Controls are generally associated with a decrease in inflows and a leng...

2. Managing Capital Flows

2. Managing Capital Flows »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2010, Europe : Fostering Sustainability

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2010

ISBN: 9781589069190

Keywords: capital inflows, exchange rate, financial stability, current account, capital flows

For emerging Europe, the key policy challenge will be attracting and harnessing sustainable capital inflows to restore growth. A healthy level of capital inflows requires balancing domestic and...

World Development Report 1985 International capital flows and economic development: Principal themes of the Bank’s 1985 Report

World Development Report 1985 International capital flows and economic development: Principal themes of the Bank’s 1985 Report »

Source: Finance & Development, September 1985

Volume/Issue: 22/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1985

ISBN: 9781616353629

Keywords: capital flows, current account balance, trade policies, international capital, domestic savings

This paper highlights that international flows of capital can promote global economic efficiency and can allow countries with balance-of-payments deficits to strike the right balance between reducing their deficits...

Growth from International Capital Flows

Growth from International Capital Flows »

Source: Growth from International Capital Flows : The Role of Volatility Regimes

Volume/Issue: 2011/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antu Murshid , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

ISBN: 9781455253296

Keywords: growth, growth volatility, heteroscedasticity, volatility regimes, current account, capital inflows, current account balance, private capital flows, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

Recent commentary has downplayed the growth dividend from international financial integration, highlighting the possibly negative correlation between capital inflows and long-run growth. This paper presents new evi...