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FDI to Africa

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Source: FDI to Africa : The Role of Price Stability and Currency Instability

Volume/Issue: 2003/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carmen Reinhart , and Kenneth Rogoff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842715

Keywords: Parallel markets, conflict, monetary policy, high inflation, price level, monetary fund, International Economics: General, and conflict, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

Africa lags behind other regions in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). In some circumstances, there are obvious explanations for the absence of FDI, such as a high incidence of war. In this paper, we exami...

Economic Effects and Structural Determinants of Capital Controls

Economic Effects and Structural Determinants of Capital Controls »

Source: Economic Effects and Structural Determinants of Capital Controls

Volume/Issue: 1995/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vittorio Grilli , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1995

ISBN: 9781451844993

Keywords: capital controls, foreign exchange, real interest rates, capital mobility

This paper studies determinants and effects of capital controls using a panel of 61 developed and developing countries. The results suggest that capital account restrictions are more likely to be in place in countr...

The Response of the Current Account to Terms of Trade Shocks

The Response of the Current Account to Terms of Trade Shocks »

Source: The Response of the Current Account to Terms of Trade Shocks : Persistence Matters

Volume/Issue: 2003/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and Christopher Kent

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856361

Keywords: terms of trade, shock persistence, terms of trade shocks, trade shocks, trade shock, current account balance, Current accounts,

Is the relationship between the current account balance and the terms of trade affected by the persistence of terms of trade shocks? In intertemporal models of the current account that incorporate a consumption-smo...

Exchange Rate Policy and the Management of Official and Private Capital Flows in Africa

Exchange Rate Policy and the Management of Official and Private Capital Flows in Africa »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy and the Management of Official and Private Capital Flows in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2004/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Stephen O'Connell , Christopher Adam , and Edward Buffie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451875119

Keywords: Sterilization, Seigniorage, exchange rate, inflation, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, price level,

We focus on the management of highly persistent shocks to aid flows, including PRSP-related increases in net inflows, in three “post-stabilization.” African economies with de jure flexible exchange ra...

III. The Graying of Asia: Demographics, Capital Flows, and Financial Markets

III. The Graying of Asia: Demographics, Capital Flows, and Financial Markets »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, November 2008, Asia and Pacific

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2008

ISBN: 9781589067615

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, pension, pension funds, pension fund

While policymakers are understandably focused on short-term growth prospects in the current environment, Asia continues to face longer-term challenges to which attention will need to return over time. One of...