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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...

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...

Remittances in the Pacific Region

Remittances in the Pacific Region »

Source: Remittances in the Pacific Region

Volume/Issue: 2007/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aiko Mineshima , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865998

Keywords: remittance, employment, migration, remittance flows

Remittances are large and have grown substantially over the past decade in the Pacific region. This primarily reflects the impact of emigration due to low growth and limited employment prospects at home. Many Pacif...

Determinants of Remittances

Determinants of Remittances »

Source: Determinants of Remittances : Evidence From tonga

Volume/Issue: 2011/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Huidan Lin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455211975

Keywords: exchange rate, real effective exchange rate, effective exchange rate, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

This paper analyzes the determinants of remittances to Tonga. The results indicate that macroeconomic conditions in remitting countries and exchange rate fluctuations influence remittances. In particular, remittanc...

Workers’ Remittances

Workers’ Remittances »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, December 2005

Volume/Issue: 6/4

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451929980

Keywords: housing prices, international monetary fund, house prices, industrial countries, interest rates, Asset Pricing, Conditionality (finance), Cycles, Economics. Research, Emigration And Immigration. Economic Aspects

The IMF Research Bulletin, a quarterly publication, selectively summarizes research and analytical work done by various departments at the IMF, and also provides a listing of research documents and other research-r...

Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Pacific Island Countries

Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Pacific Island Countries »

Source: Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Pacific Island Countries : Macro-Fiscal Linkages

Volume/Issue: 2007/297

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paulo Medas , and Eric Le Borgne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868609

Keywords: Fiscal Sustainability, Stabilization, expenditure, budget process, public debt

This paper looks at the role Sovereign Wealth Funds have played in the Pacific Island Countries in achieving key macro-fiscal policy objectives, namely, protecting the budget from high revenue volatility and streng...

Capital Flows and Demographics-An Asian Perspective

Capital Flows and Demographics-An Asian Perspective »

Source: Capital Flows and Demographics-An Asian Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2008/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Erik Lueth

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451868708

Keywords: demographics, capital accounts, global capital flows, capital mobility, capital outflows,

This paper calibrates the production functions of 176 countries to fit 2003 data and examines the capital flows that emerge, when labor forces change according to the 2007 UN population projections. It finds that d...

Rapid Current Account Adjustments

Rapid Current Account Adjustments »

Source: Rapid Current Account Adjustments : Are Microstates Different?

Volume/Issue: 2008/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870916

Keywords: Terms of trade shocks, microstates, terms of trade, trade shocks, terms of trade shock, trade shock,

We describe unique aspects of microstates-they are less diversified, suffer from lumpiness of investment, they are geographically at the periphery and prone to natural disasters, and have less access to capital mar...

Garbage In, Gospel Out? Controlling for the Underreporting of Remittances

Garbage In, Gospel Out? Controlling for the Underreporting of Remittances »

Source: Garbage In, Gospel Out? Controlling for the Underreporting of Remittances

Volume/Issue: 2008/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Melkonyan , David Grigorian , and J. Scott Shonkwiler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870886

Keywords: censored data, measurement error, remittances, migration, equation, remittance, survey,

Empirical studies that use self-reported data on remittances to measure the latter's impact on microeconomic incentives mostly ignore the potential errors associated with reporting/measurement issues. An econometri...

Tax Concessions and Foreign Direct Investment in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Tax Concessions and Foreign Direct Investment in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union »

Source: Tax Concessions and Foreign Direct Investment in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Volume/Issue: 2008/257

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jingqing Chai , and Rishi Goyal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2008

ISBN: 9781451871159

Keywords: Concessions, Incentives, ECCU, fdi, tax incentives, direct investment,

Tax concessions have been employed as a central component of the development strategy in the small island states comprising the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union. This paper compares the costs of concessions in term...