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Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe

Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

The Spring EUR REO projects the economic outlook for the region for the next six months.

The Current Account in Perspective
			: Lessons from the Italian Experience

The Current Account in Perspective : Lessons from the Italian Experience »

Volume/Issue: 1990/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451977752.001

ISBN: 9781451977752

Keywords: current account, balance of payments, current account deficit, current account deficits, capital account

This paper draws some lessons about policies toward the current account from Italy’s balance of payments history between 1960 and 1988. The key role of speculative capital flows during every major episode of...

The Current Account in Perspective

The Current Account in Perspective »

Source: The Current Account in Perspective : Lessons from the Italian Experience

Volume/Issue: 1990/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1990

ISBN: 9781451977752

Keywords: current account, balance of payments, current account deficit, current account deficits, capital account

This paper draws some lessons about policies toward the current account from Italy’s balance of payments history between 1960 and 1988. The key role of speculative capital flows during every major episode of...

Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries1

Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries1 »

Source: Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giulia Bettin , Andrea Presbitero , and Nicola Spatafora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484385081

Keywords: Shocks, Business cycle, Vulnerability, Gravity model, remittance, migrant, bilateral remittances, official remittances, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in both source and recipient economies. We exploit a novel, rich panel data...

Capital Markets and External Current Accounts

Capital Markets and External Current Accounts »

Source: Capital Markets and External Current Accounts : What to Expect From the Euro

Volume/Issue: 2000/154

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , and Piti Disyatat

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2000

ISBN: 9781451857221

Keywords: Capital market integration, saving, EMU, regions, capital mobility, capital market, net exports

The paper compares the degree of capital market integration across euro-area countries with that across regions in Italy and provinces in Canada. Analyzing saving-investment correlations, and developing as well as...

Current Accounts

Current Accounts »

Source: Current Accounts : What Is Their Relevance for Economic Policymaking?

Volume/Issue: 1998/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabio Scacciavillani , and Malcolm Knight

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

ISBN: 9781451849219

Keywords: current account sustainability, current account balance, current account deficit, balance of payments, current account position

This paper surveys the main theoretical approaches for analyzing movements in the current account of the balance of payments, from the Mundell-Fleming paradigm to modern intertemporal approaches. It discusses the m...

IMF–State Bank of Vietnam conference: Mekong Delta countries assess prospects for improving FDI flows

IMF–State Bank of Vietnam conference: Mekong Delta countries assess prospects for improving FDI flows »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 20

Volume/Issue: 31/20

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451926729

Keywords: trade policies, monetary union, international monetary fund, domestic demand, labor markets

The IMF has added its voice to the debate over the euro area’s Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), urging the three largest countries—France, Germany, and Italy—to rein in their fiscal deficits. I...

The Significance of the Current Account

The Significance of the Current Account »

Source: The Significance of the Current Account : Implications of European Financial Integration

Volume/Issue: 1990/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lazaros Molho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1990

ISBN: 9781451980196

Keywords: current account deficits, current account deficit, current account balance, current account surplus

This paper reasseses the significance of persistent current imbalances as they become easier to finance in the process of European integration. After highlighting some limitations of simple saving-investment guidel...

Credibility. Capital Controls, and the EMS

Credibility. Capital Controls, and the EMS »

Source: Credibility. Capital Controls, and the EMS

Volume/Issue: 1989/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1989

ISBN: 9781451927030

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, money supply, central bank, monetary shock

A common rationale for EMS membership is that it enhances the credibility of a central bank’s commitment to stable monetary growth. In this paper we consider this idea in the light of two features of the sys...

Current Accounts in a Currency Union

Current Accounts in a Currency Union »

Source: Current Accounts in a Currency Union

Volume/Issue: 2009/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jörg Decressin , and Emil Stavrev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451872743

Keywords: currency union, EMU, real exchange rate, exchange rate, current accounts, current account balance,

A fear about EMU was that in the absence of national currencies, country-specific shocks would result in greater current account divergences between member states. This paper finds that divergences across euro-area...

The Exchange Rate in a Dynamic-Optimizing Current Account Model with Nominal Rigidities

The Exchange Rate in a Dynamic-Optimizing Current Account Model with Nominal Rigidities »

Source: The Exchange Rate in a Dynamic-Optimizing Current Account Model with Nominal Rigidities : A Quantitative Investigation

Volume/Issue: 1997/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Kollman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1997

ISBN: 9781451928525

Keywords: exchange rate, money supply, exchange rates, real exchange rates, effective exchange rates, IMF Working Paper,

This paper studies dynamic-optimizing model of a semi-small open economy with sticky nominal prices and wages. The model exhibits exchange rate overshooting in response to money supply shocks. The predicted variabi...