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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department

Table of Two Adjustments

With the global economy gaining some momentum, economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in 2016.

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department

Table of Two Adjustments

With the global economy gaining some momentum, economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in 2016.

Sovereign Bond Prices, Haircuts and Maturity

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Sovereign Bond Prices, Haircuts and Maturity »

Volume/Issue: 2017/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamon Asonuma , Dirk Niepelt , and Romain Ranciere

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484301098.001

ISBN: 9781484301098

Keywords: Sovereign Debt; Default; Debt Restructuring; Bond Prices; Haircuts; Maturity; Default Probability.

Rejecting a common assumption in the sovereign debt literature, we document that creditor losses ('haircuts') during sovereign restructuring episodes are asymmetric across debt instruments. We code a comprehensive...

Riding the Energy Transition
			: Oil Beyond 2040

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Riding the Energy Transition : Oil Beyond 2040 »

Volume/Issue: 2017/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reda Cherif , Fuad Hasanov , and Aditya Pande

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484301128.001

ISBN: 9781484301128

Keywords: oil price, energy transition, electric vehicle, renewable energy

Recent technological developments and past technology transitions suggest that the world could be on the verge of a profound shift in transportation technology. The return of the electric car and its adoption, like...

Portfolio Inflows and Real Effective Exchange Rates
			: Does the Sectorization Matter?

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Portfolio Inflows and Real Effective Exchange Rates : Does the Sectorization Matter? »

Volume/Issue: 2017/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rasmané Ouedraogo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484301135.001

ISBN: 9781484301135

Keywords: Portfolio inflows, real effective exchange rate, sector

It has been well-established in the literature that portfolio inflows appreciate the real effective exchange rate. However, the literature lacks a systematic empirical analysis of the impact of portfolio inflows by...

Disinflation, External Vulnerability, and Fiscal Intransigence
			: Some Unpleasant Mundellian Arithmetic

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Disinflation, External Vulnerability, and Fiscal Intransigence : Some Unpleasant Mundellian Arithmetic »

Volume/Issue: 2017/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Evan Tanner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484300640.001

ISBN: 9781484300640

Keywords: External Vulnerability, Assignment Problem, Risk Premium

This paper examines the policy challenges a country faces when it wants to both reduce inflation and maintain a sustainable external position. Mundell's (1962) policy assignment framework suggests that these two go...

Debt Limits and the Structure of Public Debt

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Debt Limits and the Structure of Public Debt »

Volume/Issue: 2017/117

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Pienkowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484300657.001

ISBN: 9781484300657

Keywords: Sovereign debt, debt limits, sovereign default, state-contingent debt, GDP-linked bonds.

This paper provides a tractable framework to assess how the structure of debt instruments-specifically by currency denomination and indexation to GDP-can raise the debt limit of a sovereign. By calibrating the mode...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department
			: Table of Two Adjustments

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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department : Table of Two Adjustments »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2017

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475575422.086

ISBN: 9781475575422

With the global economy gaining some momentum, economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in 2016. This gradual improvement can be understood as tale of two a...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department
			: Table of Two Adjustments

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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department : Table of Two Adjustments »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475575224.086

ISBN: 9781475575224

With the global economy gaining some momentum, economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in 2016. This gradual improvement can be understood as tale of two a...

Togo
			: Selected Issues

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Togo : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/128

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484300923.002

ISBN: 9781484300923

Togo: Selected Issues...

Togo
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Togo

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Togo : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Togo »

Volume/Issue: 2017/127

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484300916.002

ISBN: 9781484300916

Togo has undertaken large public infrastructure projects in recent years. While these investments addressed the deficiencies in the transport infrastructure, the fast pace of investment has contributed to a pronoun...

Bank Solvency and Funding Cost
			: New Data and New Results

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Bank Solvency and Funding Cost : New Data and New Results »

Volume/Issue: 2017/116

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stefan Schmitz , Michael Sigmund , and Laura Valderrama

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484300664.001

ISBN: 9781484300664

Keywords: Solvency, funding cost, stress testing.

This paper presents new evidence on the empirical relationship between bank solvency and funding costs. Building on a newly constructed dataset drawing on supervisory data for 54 large banks from six advanced count...