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The Evolving Functions and Organization of Finance Ministries

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Source: The Evolving Functions and Organization of Finance Ministries

Volume/Issue: 2015/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Allen , Yasemin Hurcan , Peter Murphy , Maximilien Queyranne , and Sami Yläoutinen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513543895

Keywords: Public administration, finance ministry, finance function, finance ministries, public expenditure, organizational structure, expenditure, All Countries,

There is relatively little literature that analyses the role, functions, and organization of finance ministries. The purpose of this working paper is to review international experiences in this area, in an effort t...

Revitalizing Securitization for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Europe

Revitalizing Securitization for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Europe »

Source: Revitalizing Securitization for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Europe

Volume/Issue: 2015/7

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Shekhar Aiyar , Ali Al-Eyd , Bergljot Barkbu , and Andreas Jobst

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2015

ISBN: 9781498397643

Keywords: Financial intermediation, Structured finance, macro-financial linkages, SME finance, market, finance, markets, investment, debt, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for a disproportionate share of output and employment in Europe but are still highly dependent on bank finance, which dried up or became prohibitively expensive dur...

Another Look at Governments’ Balance Sheets

Another Look at Governments’ Balance Sheets »

Source: Another Look at Governments' Balance Sheets : The Role of Nonfinancial Assets

Volume/Issue: 2013/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elva Bova , Robert Dippelsman , Kara Rideout , and Andrea Schaechter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484315453

Keywords: government statistics, government finance, government finance statistics, national accounts, public finances, Structure and Scope of Government, Infrastructures,

When discussing debt reduction strategies, little attention has been given to the role of governments’ nonfinancial assets. This is in part because data are scarce. Drawing on various data sources, this pape...

The Impact of Corporate Governance Structures on the Agency Cost of Debt

The Impact of Corporate Governance Structures on the Agency Cost of Debt »

Source: The Impact of Corporate Governance Structures on the Agency Cost of Debt

Volume/Issue: 2001/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451874501

Keywords: agency cost of debt, exit decision, shareholders, equation, shareholder, corporate governance structures, Corporate Finance And Governance,

This paper uses a stochastic continuous time model of the firm to study how different corporate governance structures affect the agency cost of debt. In the absence of asymmetric information, it shows that control...

Optimal Capital Structure of Public-Private Joint Ventures

Optimal Capital Structure of Public-Private Joint Ventures »

Source: Optimal Capital Structure of Public-Private Joint Ventures

Volume/Issue: 2008/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pawel Gasiorowski , and Marian Moszoro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451868630

Keywords: joint ventures, capital structure, private capital, cost of capital, private financing, private investor,

This paper presents a model to assess the efficiency of the capital structure in public-private partnerships (PPP). A main argument supporting the PPP approach for investment projects is the transfer of know-how fr...

Money for Nothing and Checks for Free

Money for Nothing and Checks for Free »

Source: Money for Nothing and Checks for Free : Recent Developments in U.S. Subprime Mortgage Markets

Volume/Issue: 2007/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Mills , and John Kiff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867527

Keywords: Securitization, structured finance, mortgage-backed securities, housing market, mortgage, mortgages, foreclosure,

After a number of warning signs, the U.S. "subprime mortgage crisis" became a headline issue in February 2007. Notwithstanding the bankruptcy of numerous mortgage companies, historically high delinquencies and fore...

Asset Securitization and Structured Financing

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Source: Asset Securitization and Structured Financing : Future Prospects and Challenges for Countries in Emerging Markets

Volume/Issue: 2001/147

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lakshman Alles

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451856736

Keywords: Asset securitization, structured financing, securitization, capital adequacy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This article examines the issues and challenges involved for institutions, policy makers, and law-makers in less developed countries in their efforts to implement asset securitization techniques in their financial...

The IMF's Government Finance Statistics Yearbook

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Source: The IMF's Government Finance Statistics Yearbook : Maps of Government for 74 Countries

Volume/Issue: 2011/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455264391

Keywords: Fiscal statistics, government sectors, government structure, government finance statistics, government finance, international monetary fund, social security, public sector, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating

A useful but little known feature of the IMF's Government Finance Statistics Yearbook (GFSY) is the information on the structure of governments. Institutional tables, included in the GFSY, provide detail on the cen...

Managing Public Debt and Its Financial Stability Implications

Managing Public Debt and Its Financial Stability Implications »

Source: Managing Public Debt and Its Financial Stability Implications

Volume/Issue: 2010/280

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Jay Surti , Faisal Ahmed , Michael Papaioannou , and Guilherme Pedras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210879

Keywords: Public Debt Structure, debt management, public debt, debt managers, bonds, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance,

This paper explores the relationship between the level and management of public debt and financial stability, and explains the channels through which the two are interlinked. It suggests that the broader implicatio...

The Stock Market and the Financing of Corporate Growth in Africa

The Stock Market and the Financing of Corporate Growth in Africa »

Source: The Stock Market and the Financing of Corporate Growth in Africa : The Case of Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2006/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charles Amo Yartey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864618

Keywords: corporate growth, stock market, stock exchange, capital structure, external equity, equity ratio, Corporate Finance and Governance: General,

This paper examines the corporate financing pattern in Ghana. In particular, it investigates whether Singh's theoretically anomalous findings that developing country firms make considerably more use of external fin...