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Joining the Club? Procyclicality of Private Capital Inflows in Low Income Developing Countries

Joining the Club? Procyclicality of Private Capital Inflows in Low Income Developing Countries »

Source: Joining the Club? Procyclicality of Private Capital Inflows in Low Income Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juliana Araujo , Antonio David , Carlos van Hombeeck , and Chris Papageorgiou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513508146

Keywords: Cyclicality, Emerging Markets, capital inflows, private capital, international capital, developing countries, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Emerging Markets.,

Using a newly developed dataset this paper examines the cyclicality of private capital inflows to low-income developing countries (LIDCs) over the period 1990-2012. The empirical analysis shows that capital inflows...

FDI from BRICs to LICs

FDI from BRICs to LICs »

Source: FDI from BRICs to LICs : Emerging Growth Driver?

Volume/Issue: 2011/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462311309

Keywords: FDI, BRICs, low-income countries, direct investment, foreign direct investment, investors, investment climate, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Other, Economywide Country Studies: Africa, Comparative Studies of Countries

Despite the rapid increase in FDI flows to LICs, there have been relatively few studies that have specifically examined these flows. This paper attempts to partially fill the void by throwing light on one particula...

Education Systems and Foreign Direct Investment

Education Systems and Foreign Direct Investment »

Source: Education Systems and Foreign Direct Investment : Does External Efficiency Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2017/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elise Wendlassida Miningou , and Sampawende Tapsoba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475590234

Keywords: Human capital, FDI, Education System, External Efficiency, Education and Economic Development

This paper examines the effect of the efficiency of the education system on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). First, it focuses on the external efficiency and applies a frontier-based measure as a proxy of the abili...

Do Remittances Reduce Aid Dependency?

Do Remittances Reduce Aid Dependency? »

Source: Do Remittances Reduce Aid Dependency?

Volume/Issue: 2011/246

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maelan Le Goff , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463923259

Keywords: Development aid, aid flows, aid dependency, bilateral aid, aid allocation, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Economic Development: General,

Aid has been for decades an important source of financing for developing countries, but more recently remittance flows have increased rapidly and are beginning to dwarf aid flows. This paper investigates how remitt...

Growth Following Investment and Consumption-Driven Current Account Crises

Growth Following Investment and Consumption-Driven Current Account Crises »

Source: 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

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...

Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Investment

Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Investment »

Source: Outward Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Investment : The Case of Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Al-Sadiq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475517934

Keywords: GMM, fdi, domestic investment, direct investment, investment rate,

Over the past two decades, the growth rate of outward foreign direct investment (FDI) from developing and transition economies has increased significantly. Given the role of physical capital accumulation in determi...

Global Dispersion of Current Accounts: Is the Universe Expanding?

Global Dispersion of Current Accounts: Is the Universe Expanding? »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 56, No. 3

Volume: 56

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2009

ISBN: 9781589068209

Keywords: trade openness, trade liberalization, import duties, transition economies, trade barriers

Studies of the impact of trade openness on growth are based either on crosscountry analysis—which lacks transparency—or case studies—which lack statistical rigor. This paper applies a transpare...

Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks

Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks »

Source: Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks

Volume/Issue: 2017/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Serhan Cevik , and Reza Yousefi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484307878

Keywords: Remittances, Remittances, Consumption smoothing, fiscal shocks, social spendin, Kimberly Beaton, Serhan Cevik and Seyed Reza Yousefi, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Business Cycles, Household

With 250 million migrants globally, remittances are one of the major sources of income in many developing countries. While there is abundant evidence that remittances facilitate consumption smoothing in receving co...

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

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

Source: 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

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...

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

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

Source: 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

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...