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Growing Up with Capital Flows

Growing Up with Capital Flows »

Source: Growing Up with Capital Flows

Volume/Issue: 2002/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Antu Murshid

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849745

Keywords: capital flows, foreign capital, capital account liberalization, International Finance: General,

In a sample of 60 developing countries, we find evidence of a strong-almost one-to-one-relationship between capital inflows and domestic investment. However, this relationship has evolved over time. While growing f...

The END

The END »

Source: The END : A New Indicator of Financial and Nonfinancial Corporate Sector Vulnerability

Volume/Issue: 2005/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Chan-Lau , and Toni Gravelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862508

Keywords: Corporate Vulnerability, Default Probability, probability, probabilities, correlation, International Finance: General,

This paper describes a corporate sector vulnerability indicator, the expected number of defaults (END), based on the joint occurrence of defaults among a number of firms and/or institutions. The END indicator is ge...

Protection for Free? the Political Economy of U.S. Tariff suspensions*

Protection for Free? the Political Economy of U.S. Tariff suspensions* »

Source: Protection for Free? the Political Economy of U.S. Tariff suspensions

Volume/Issue: 2010/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Prachi Mishra , Rodney D. Ludema , and Anna Maria Mayda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205424

Keywords: expenditures, probability, expenditure, equation, statistics, International Finance: General,

This paper studies the political influence of individual firms on Congressional decisions to suspend tariffs on U.S. imports of intermediate goods. We develop a model in which firms influence the government by tran...

The Jordanian Stock Market-Should You Invest in It for Risk Diversification or Performance?

The Jordanian Stock Market-Should You Invest in It for Risk Diversification or Performance? »

Source: The Jordanian Stock Market-Should You Invest in It for Risk Diversification or Performance?

Volume/Issue: 2006/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Petri , and Tahsin Saadi-Sedik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451864472

Keywords: stock market integration, cointegration, common trends, stock market, statistic, stock exchange, International Finance: General,

We analyze the performance of the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) and its integration with other markets. Using cointegration techniques, we find that the ASE and other Arab stock markets are cointegrated, which implies...

Financial Contagion and Investor "Learning"

Financial Contagion and Investor "Learning" »

Source: Financial Contagion and Investor "Learning" : An Empirical Investigation

Volume/Issue: 2002/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ritu Basu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875157

Keywords: Contagion, trader behavior, herding, sunspots, learning, bond, currency crises, bond spreads, bond market, International Finance: General,

There have been several episodes of financial market "contagion" in the 1990s. Is contagion driven by herd behavior? Does it reflect fundamental economic linkages between countries? Or are episodes of contagion dri...

Measuring Financial Barriers Among East African Community Countries

Measuring Financial Barriers Among East African Community Countries »

Source: Measuring Financial Barriers Among East African Community Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yi David Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2010

ISBN: 9781455205240

Keywords: Forward rates, financial barrier, exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, International Finance: General,

This paper seeks to quantify existing financial barriers among East African Community (EAC) member countries based on analysis of each member country's foreign exchange market. The primary contribution of this pape...

International Reserve Adequacy in the Gambia1

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Source: International Reserve Adequacy in the Gambia

Volume/Issue: 2010/215

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugen Tereanu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455208807

Keywords: Reserve adequacy, Optimal reserves, exchange rate, reserve accumulation, International Finance: General, Gambia,

This paper applies intertemporal models of precautionary saving to compute an optimal level of international reserves for The Gambia. The analysis focuses on current account shocks specific to a low-income economy...

Trade Finance and Trade Flows

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Source: Trade Finance and Trade Flows : Panel Data Evidence From 10 Crises

Volume/Issue: 2004/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Márcio Ronci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451875386

Keywords: crisis, equations, statistics, logarithm, export volumes, Trade: General, International Finance: General,

This paper assesses the effect of constrained trade finance on trade flows in countries undergoing financial and balance of payments crises. Most of the countries that had a major crisis had a significant trade con...

What Drives Contagion

What Drives Contagion »

Source: What Drives Contagion : Trade Neighborhood, or Financial Links?

Volume/Issue: 2001/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodrigo Valdes , and Leonardo Hernández

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

ISBN: 9781451844801

Keywords: Contagion, Bond Spreads, Stock Market, Crisis Transmission, bond, sovereign bond, International Finance: General,

This paper presents evidence on the relative importance of alternative contagion channels during the Thai, Russian, and Brazilian crises. Results show that when crises are measured by changes in sovereign bond spre...

Perspectiveson Low Global Interest Rates

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Source: Perspectiveson Low Global Interest Rates

Volume/Issue: 2006/76

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão , and George Mackenzie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451863369

Keywords: World interest rates, global saving, bond, inflation, real interest rates, real interest rate, bonds, International Finance: General,

This paper looks at the dramatic decline in global real interest rates in recent years from a historical perspective and examines the various factors that may account for this trend. We show that current levels of...