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Financial Globalization, Portfolio Diversification, and the Pattern of International Trade

Financial Globalization, Portfolio Diversification, and the Pattern of International Trade »

Volume/Issue: 2003/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Miklós Koren

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875614.001

ISBN: 9781451875614

Keywords: financial globalization, trade volume, trade structure, incomplete markets, portfolio choice, financial markets, international financial, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

The paper provides a general-equilibrium model where incomplete international financial markets lead to insufficient industrial specialization and low international trade. As international portfolio diversification...

Global Business Cycles
			: Convergence or Decoupling?

Global Business Cycles : Convergence or Decoupling? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ayhan Kose , Eswar Prasad , and Christopher Otrok

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870015.001

ISBN: 9781451870015

Keywords: macroeconomic fluctuations, convergence, decoupling, business cycle, globalization period, business cycle fluctuations,

This paper analyzes the evolution of the degree of global cyclical interdependence over the period 1960-2005. We categorize the 106 countries in our sample into three groups-industrial countries, emerging markets,...

Internal Trade in Canada: Case for Liberalization

Internal Trade in Canada: Case for Liberalization »

Volume/Issue: 2019/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Alvarez , Ivo Krznar , and Trevor Tombe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498326650.001

ISBN: 9781498326650

Keywords: International trade agreements, Total factor productivity, Bilateral trade, Comparative advantage, Patterns of trade, Internal trade, gains from trade, input-output linkages, Canada, trade cost

This paper assesses the costs of internal trade barriers and proposes policies to improve internal trade. Estimates suggest that complete liberalization of internal trade in goods can increase GDP per capita by abo...

Intervention, Interest Rates, and Charts
			: Three Essays in International Finance

Intervention, Interest Rates, and Charts : Three Essays in International Finance »

Volume/Issue: 1991/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Taylor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451947038.001

ISBN: 9781451947038

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, exchange rates, foreign exchange market, financial markets

This paper contains essays on sterilized intervention, on covered interest rate parity, and on chartist analysis in financial markets. Each essay contains a definition, brief survey of the empirical evidence and ov...

The Valuation Channel of External Adjustment

The Valuation Channel of External Adjustment »

Volume/Issue: 2009/275

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaewoo Lee , Fabio Ghironi , and Alessandro Rebucci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874204.001

ISBN: 9781451874204

Keywords: Net foreign assets, Risk sharing, Valuation, foreign asset, foreign assets, net foreign asset, foreign asset position,

International financial integration has greatly increased the scope for changes in a country's net foreign asset position through the valuation channel, namely capital gains and losses on external assets and liabil...

Trade, Finance, Specialization, and Synchronization

Trade, Finance, Specialization, and Synchronization »

Volume/Issue: 2003/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean Imbs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850383.001

ISBN: 9781451850383

Keywords: specialization, financial openness, international business cycle, optimal currency area, financial integration, equation, correlations, correlation, bilateral trade, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The paper investigates the determinants of business cycles synchronization across regions. It uses both international and intranational data to evaluate the linkages between trade in goods, trade in financial asset...

Internal Trade in Canada: Case for Liberalization1

Internal Trade in Canada: Case for Liberalization1 »

Source: Internal Trade in Canada: Case for Liberalization

Volume/Issue: 2019/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Alvarez , Ivo Krznar , and Trevor Tombe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498326650

Keywords: International trade agreements, Total factor productivity, Bilateral trade, Comparative advantage, Patterns of trade, Internal trade, gains from trade, input-output linkages, Canada, trade cost

This paper assesses the costs of internal trade barriers and proposes policies to improve internal trade. Estimates suggest that complete liberalization of internal trade in goods can increase GDP per capita by abo...

Intervention, Interest Rates, and Charts

Intervention, Interest Rates, and Charts »

Source: Intervention, Interest Rates, and Charts : Three Essays in International Finance

Volume/Issue: 1991/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Taylor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1991

ISBN: 9781451947038

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, exchange rates, foreign exchange market, financial markets

This paper contains essays on sterilized intervention, on covered interest rate parity, and on chartist analysis in financial markets. Each essay contains a definition, brief survey of the empirical evidence and ov...

IV New Evidence on the Effect of Exchange Rate Volatility on Trade

IV New Evidence on the Effect of Exchange Rate Volatility on Trade »

Source: A New Look at Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Clark , Shang-Jin Wei , Natalia Tamirisa , Azim Sadikov , and Li Zeng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

ISBN: 9781589063587

Keywords: Capital flows, Exchange rates, Trade, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, real exchange rate, bilateral trade

As discussed in Section II, theoretical models do not point unambiguously to a negative effect of exchange rate volatility on trade. Moreover, empirical analysis in the existing literature has n...

A New Look at Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows

A New Look at Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Peter Clark , Shang-Jin Wei , Natalia Tamirisa , Azim Sadikov , and Li Zeng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063587.084

ISBN: 9781589063587

Keywords: Capital flows, Exchange rates, Trade, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, real exchange rate, bilateral trade

The effect of exchange rate volatility on trade flows was examined by a 1984 IMF study on G-7 countries. Over the past two decades, many developments in the world economy, such as the currency crises in the 1990s a...