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Threshold Effects of Sovereign Debt

Threshold Effects of Sovereign Debt »

Source: Threshold Effects of Sovereign Debt : Evidence From the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2012/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lisa Drakes , Chrystol Thomas , Roland Craigwell , and Kevin Greenidge

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504507

Keywords: Debt Threshold, Panel Data, Threshold Regressions, external debt, real gdp

This paper addresses the issue of threshold effects between public debt and economic growth in the Caribbean. The main finding is that there exists a threshold debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio of 55-56 pe...

The Role of Risk and Information for International Capital Flows

The Role of Risk and Information for International Capital Flows »

Source: The Role of Risk and Information for International Capital Flows : New Evidence from the SDDS

Volume/Issue: 2012/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuko Hashimoto , and Konstantin Wacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475568660

Keywords: determinants of capital flows, information, panel data, risk, SDDS, FDI, portfolio investment, spatial econometrics, direct investment, Models with Panel Data,

In this paper we investigate whether better information about the macroeconomic environment of an economy has a positive impact on its capital inflows, namely portfolio and foreign direct investment (FDI). The purp...

Correcting “Beyond the Cycle:” Accounting for Asset Prices in Structural Fiscal Balances1

Correcting “Beyond the Cycle:” Accounting for Asset Prices in Structural Fiscal Balances1 »

Source: Correcting 'Beyond the Cycle" : Accounting for Asset Prices in Structural Fiscal Balances

Volume/Issue: 2015/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Estelle Liu , Todd Mattina , and Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2015

ISBN: 9781513520551

Keywords: asset price, equity market, housing market, panel data econometrics, prices, price, equity, Asset Pricing, Deficit, panel data econometrics.,

This paper outlines an operational approach for incorporating the impact of asset price cycles in the calculation of structural fiscal balances (SFBs). The global financial crisis demonstrated that movements in ass...

Vertical Fiscal Imbalances and the Accumulation of Government Debt

Vertical Fiscal Imbalances and the Accumulation of Government Debt »

Source: Vertical Fiscal Imbalances and the Accumulation of Government Debt

Volume/Issue: 2014/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Inaki Aldasoro , and Mike Seiferling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 2014

ISBN: 9781484357552

Keywords: panel data, GFSY, decentralization, subnational, subnational governments, transfers, Models with Panel Data, General, State and Local Borrowing, Intergovernmental Relations,

Delegating fiscal decision making power to sub-national governments has been an area of interest for both academics and policymakers given the expectation that it may lead to better and more efficient provision of...

On the Heterogeneity Bias of Pooled Estimators in Stationary VAR Specifications

On the Heterogeneity Bias of Pooled Estimators in Stationary VAR Specifications »

Source: On the Heterogeneity Bias of Pooled Estimators in Stationary VAR Specifications

Volume/Issue: 2003/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alessandro Rebucci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451849486

Keywords: Dynamic Panel Data Models, Monte Carlo Simulation, Heterogeneity Bias, VARs, time series, finite sample, sample bias, econometrics, equation, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data

This paper studies asymptotically the bias of the fixed effect (FE) estimator induced by cross-section heterogeneity in the slope parameters of stationary vector autoregressions (VARs). The paper also compares the...

Effects of Capital Flow Liberalization

Effects of Capital Flow Liberalization »

Source: Effects of Capital Flow Liberalization : What is the Evidence from Recent Experiences of Emerging Market Economies?

Volume/Issue: 2012/275

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tahsin Saadi Sedik , and Tao Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2012

ISBN: 9781589068032

Keywords: Capital flow liberalization, emerging market economies, dynamic panel data specification, simulations, capital flow, capital adequacy, Models with Panel Data, Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper analyzes the experiences of emerging market economies (EMEs) that have liberalized capital flows over the past 15 years with respect to macroeconomic performance and risks to financial stability. The res...

Income and Democracy

Income and Democracy »

Source: Income and Democracy : Lipset's Law Revisited

Volume/Issue: 2012/295

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anke Hoeffler , Robert H. Bates , and Ghada Fayad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2012

ISBN: 9781475596649

Keywords: democracy, dynamic panel data, parameter heterogeneity, cross-section dependence, time series, democratization, error correction coefficient, econometrics, political institutions, Models with Panel Data

We revisit Lipset‘s law, which posits a positive and significant relationship between income and democracy. Using dynamic and heterogeneous panel data estimation techniques, we find a significant and negative relat...

Monetary Policy and Corporate Liquid Asset Demand

Monetary Policy and Corporate Liquid Asset Demand »

Source: Monetary Policy and Corporate Liquid Asset Demand

Volume/Issue: 2001/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Woon Choi , and Yungsan Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451858877

Keywords: liquid asset demand, loan commitments, panel data, liquid asset, loan commitment, bank loans, money demand,

In contrast to conventional money demand literature, this paper proposes that monetary policy affects corporate liquidity demand directly through a separate channel-what we call "the loan commitment channel." Upon...

Bank Lending in Turkey

Bank Lending in Turkey »

Source: Bank Lending in Turkey : Effects of Monetary and Fiscal Policies

Volume/Issue: 2010/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Burcu Aydin , and Deniz Igan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455209330

Keywords: panel data, banking, inflation, bank lending, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

The period following the 2000-01 crisis was marked by a successful disinflation program sustained through inflation targeting and fiscal discipline in Turkey. This paper studies the impact of monetary and fiscal po...

Exchange Rate Assessment for Sub-Saharan Economies

Exchange Rate Assessment for Sub-Saharan Economies »

Source: Exchange Rate Assessment for Sub-Saharan Economies

Volume/Issue: 2010/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Burcu Aydin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201457

Keywords: Exchange Rate, Panel Data, current account balance, current account, real exchange rate, exchange rates,

This paper provides an exchange rate assessment for sub-Saharan African economies by using methodologies similar to those developed by the International Monetary Fund's Consultative Group on Exchange Rate Issues. A...