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IMF Economic Forum: For China, foreign direct investment translates into higher productivity growth

IMF Economic Forum: For China, foreign direct investment translates into higher productivity growth »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 10

Volume/Issue: 31/10

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451931969

Keywords: good governance, corruption, imf-supported programs, macroeconomic stabilization, poverty reduction

Earlier this year, Abdoulaye Bio-Tchané took over as Director of the IMF’s African Department. Before joining the IMF staff, he was Benin’s Minister of Finance and Economy. He began his career...

Chapter 26. Foreign Investment in Government Debt

Chapter 26. Foreign Investment in Government Debt »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Foreign investment in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) remains limited. Even government debt, the least risky investment instrument, attracts very little attention from nonre...

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals »

Source: Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals : Purgatory…not Paradise

Volume/Issue: 2014/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Magud , and Esteban Vesperoni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781475543735

Keywords: reversals, macro-prudential, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate flexibility, flexible exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We document the behavior of macro and credit variables during episodes of capital inflows reversals in economies with different degrees of exchange rate flexibility. We find that exchange rate flexibility is associ...

The Global Financial Crisis and Workers' Remittances to Africa

The Global Financial Crisis and Workers' Remittances to Africa »

Source: The Global Financial Crisis and Workers' Remittances to Africa : What's the Damage?

Volume/Issue: 2010/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Adolfo Barajas , Anjali Garg , and Connel Fullenkamp

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451962413

Keywords: global crisis, remittance, migrant, host country, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Using data on the distribution of migrants from Africa, GDP growth forecasts for host countries, and after estimating remittance multipliers in recipient countries, this paper estimates the impact of the global eco...

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...

Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2009/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raju Singh , Kyung-woo Lee , and Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451873634

Keywords: exchange rate, migration, determinants of remittances, real exchange rate

The paper investigates the determinants and the macroeconomic role of remittances in sub-Saharan Africa, assembling the most comprehensive dataset available so far on remittances in the region and incorporating dat...

Non-FDI Capital Inflows in Low-Income Developing Countries

Non-FDI Capital Inflows in Low-Income Developing Countries »

Source: Non-FDI Capital Inflows in Low-Income Developing Countries : Catching the Wave?

Volume/Issue: 2015/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2015

ISBN: 9781484341087

Keywords: Gross Capital Flows, Surges, Low-Income Countries, markets, monetary fund, private capital, General, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Low-income countries (LIDCs) are typically characterized by intermittent and very modest access to private external funding sources. Motivated by recent developments in private flows to LIDCs this paper makes two c...

Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2007/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Smita Wagh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451866025

Keywords: remittances, migration, migrant, remittance, international migration

This paper assesses the impact of the steadily growing remittance flows to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Though the region receives only a small portion of the total recorded remittances to developing countries, and th...

FDI to Africa

FDI to Africa »

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...

Sharp Reductions in Current Account Deficits

Sharp Reductions in Current Account Deficits »

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...