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The New International Financial Architecture and Africa

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Source: The New International Financial Architecture and Africa

Volume/Issue: 2001/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Saleh Nsouli , and Françoise Le Gall

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855197

Keywords: international financial architecture, international financial, financial system, International Economic Order,

The new international financial architecture can help African countries benefit from globalization, while minimizing the risks, and foster an environment conducive to increased domestic investment and higher sustai...

Sovereign Bond Restructuring

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Source: Sovereign Bond Restructuring : Collective Action Clauses and official Crisis Intervention

Volume/Issue: 2003/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kenneth Kletzer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451855623

Keywords: international financial architecture, bond, bondholders, bonds, debt renegotiation, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Economic Order,

This paper compares the restructuring of sovereign bonds with and without collective action clauses. One conclusion is that collective action clauses can allow efficient debt renegotiation in a formal model of sove...

Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund

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Source: Rethinking the Governance of the International Monetary Fund

Volume/Issue: 2006/273

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abbas Mirakhor , and Iqbal Zaidi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865332

Keywords: International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, voting, exchange rates, capital flows, International Economic Order,

This paper attempts to set out the principal issues that need to be resolved in formulating a proposal for quotas and voice reform in the IMF that could command broad support. Following John Rawls, we argue that "j...

Financial Integration in Asia

Financial Integration in Asia »

Source: Financial Integration in Asia : Estimating the Risk-Sharing Gains for Australia and Other Nations

Volume/Issue: 2006/267

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865271

Keywords: Risk-sharing, international diversification, financial integration, foreign assets, recession, international economic order, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

Holding foreign assets reduces the volatility of a country's income by allowing countries to share risk. Yet, financial integration is limited in Asia. This paper estimates how much Australia and other countries in...

Sovereign Insurance and Program Design

Sovereign Insurance and Program Design »

Source: Sovereign Insurance and Program Design : What is Optimal for the Sovereign?

Volume/Issue: 2006/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Miguel Messmacher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451863246

Keywords: International Financial Architecture, deposit insurance, financial system, international finance, International Economic Order, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

The design of the optimal sovereign insurance contract is analyzed when: the sovereign chooses the contract; effort is not contractible; shocks are of uncertain magnitude; the sovereign can save; and the sovereign...

How Has Nafta Affected the Mexican Economy? Review and Evidence

How Has Nafta Affected the Mexican Economy? Review and Evidence »

Source: How Has Nafta Affected the Mexican Economy? Review and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2004/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ayhan Kose , Christopher Towe , and Guy Meredith

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451847970

Keywords: NAFTA, Growth, free trade, business cycle, trade flows, International Economic Order, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper provides a comprehensive assessment of the impact of NAFTA on growth and business cycles in Mexico. The effect of the agreement in spurring a dramatic increase in trade and financial flows between Mexico...

Financial Globalization

Financial Globalization »

Source: Financial Globalization : A Reappraisal

Volume/Issue: 2006/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ayhan Kose , Eswar Prasad , Kenneth Rogoff , and Shang-Jin Wei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451864496

Keywords: Growth and Volatility, Financial Crises, capital flows, financial globalization, International Economic Order, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance,

The literature on the benefits and costs of financial globalization for developing countries has exploded in recent years, but along many disparate channels and with a variety of apparently conflicting results. For...

FDI Flows to Asia

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Source: FDI Flows to Asia : Did the Dragon Crowd Out the Tigers?

Volume/Issue: 2005/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

ISBN: 9781451862089

Keywords: FDI, diversion, crowding out, bond, direct investment, foreign direct investment, International Economic Order, International Finance: General, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Crowding-out,

China's dramatic success in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) has raised concerns that it has success diverted FDI from other countries in Asia. We develop a new methodology to estimate crowding out, and w...

The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa

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Source: The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vivek Arora , and Athanasios Vamvakidis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860771

Keywords: economic integration, gdp per capita, gdp growth, real gdp, International Economic Order, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper measures the extent to which South African economic growth is an engine of growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Results based on panel data estimation for 47 African countries over four decades suggest that Sou...

Strengthening IMF Crisis Prevention

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Source: Strengthening IMF Crisis Prevention

Volume/Issue: 2005/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , and Jeronimo Zettelmeyer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451862256

Keywords: IMF surveillance, capital markets, crisis lending, financial crises, capital inflows, International Economic Order, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

To better fulfill its crisis-prevention mandate, IMF surveillance needs to provide stronger incentives for countries to follow good policies and for markets to avoid boom-bust cycles in capital flows. To this end,...