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Accounting for Output Drops in Latin America

Accounting for Output Drops in Latin America »

Source: Accounting for Output Drops in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2009/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruy Lama

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451872149

Keywords: Business cycle accounting, DSGE models, small open economy, tfp, bond, business cycle, total factor productivity,

This paper evaluates what type of models can account for the recent episodes of output drops in Latin America. I develop an open economy version of the business cycle accounting methodology (Chari, Kehoe, and McGra...

Classification of Low-Income Countries for the Purpose of Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - 2011 Update

Classification of Low-Income Countries for the Purpose of Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - 2011 Update »

Source: Classification of Low-Income Countries for the Purpose of Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - 2011 Update

Volume/Issue: 2011/060

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2011

ISBN: 9781498338165

Keywords: Access limits, Access to Fund general resources, Classification of countries, Concessional aid, External borrowing, External debt, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Low-income developing countries, Medium-term debt strategy, Public financial management

This short paper informs the Executive Board of staff's assessment of macroeconomic and public financial management capacity (henceforth 'capacity') in PRGT-eligible countries (henceforth 'low-income countries') wi...

Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - Proposed New Guidelines

Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - Proposed New Guidelines »

Source: Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - Proposed New Guidelines

Volume/Issue: 2009/038

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2009

ISBN: 9781498335744

Keywords: Access limits, Access to Fund general resources, Concessional aid, Debt management, Debt sustainability, External debt, External financing, Financial management, Fund facilities, Fund policies

Low-income countries (LICs) face significant challenges in meeting their development objectives, while maintaining a sustainable debt position. To address this dilemma, the international community has largely advoc...

Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - Proposed New Guidelines - Supplementary Information and Proposed Decision

Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - Proposed New Guidelines - Supplementary Information and Proposed Decision »

Source: Debt Limits in Fund-Supported Programs - Proposed New Guidelines - Supplementary Information and Proposed Decision

Volume/Issue: 2009/057

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2009

ISBN: 9781498335669

Keywords: Access limits, Access to Fund general resources, Concessional aid, Debt management, Debt sustainability, External debt, External financing, Financial management, Fund approval proposed, Fund facilities

This supplement summarizes the reforms proposed in IMF (2009a, b)1 to the existing framework governing external debt limits in Fund-supported programs, and presents the proposed decision that is needed to implement...

Did Export Diversification Soften the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis?

Did Export Diversification Soften the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis? »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, December 2011

Volume/Issue: 12/4

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463935153

Keywords: gdp growth, recessions, banking crises, growth model, total factor productivity

The Q&A in this issue features seven questions about Large Fiscal Consolidation Attempts in the Past and Implications for Policymakers Today (by Fuad Hasanov and Paolo Mauro). The research summaries are "Booms and...

Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative - Creditor Participation Issues

Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative - Creditor Participation Issues »

Source: Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative - Creditor Participation Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/036

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2003

ISBN: 9781498329521

Keywords: HIPC Initiative, Agricultural development, Assets, Banks, Central banking, Central banks, Commercial credit, Credit, Debt, Debt financing

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A Financial Conditions Index for Poland

A Financial Conditions Index for Poland »

Source: A Financial Conditions Index for Poland

Volume/Issue: 2013/252

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giang Ho , and Yinqiu Lu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2013

ISBN: 9781475540642

Keywords: Financial conditions index, factor analysis, vector auto-regression, gdp growth, bond, bond yield, government bond yield, government bond, Forecasting and Simulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper constructs a financial conditions index for Poland to explore the link between financial conditions and real economic activity. The index in constructed by applying two complementary approaches-factor an...

Financial Development and Poverty Reduction

Financial Development and Poverty Reduction »

Source: Financial Development and Poverty Reduction : Can There Be a Benefit Without a Cost?

Volume/Issue: 2008/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869248

Keywords: Financial development, McKinnon conduit effect, financial instability, gdp per capita, bond, growth rate,

This article investigates how financial development helps to reduce poverty directly through the McKinnon conduit effect and indirectly through economic growth. The results obtained with data for a sample of develo...

Financial Frictions and Sources of Business Cycle

Financial Frictions and Sources of Business Cycle »

Source: Financial Frictions and Sources of Business Cycle

Volume/Issue: 2014/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marzie Taheri Sanjani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498347792

Keywords: DSGE, Bayesian Estimation, Financial Frictions, Sources of Business Cycle, business cycle, business cycle fluctuations, Bayesian Analysis, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Forecasting and Simulation, Monetary Policy (Targets

This paper estimates a New Keynesian DSGE model with an explicit financial intermediary sector. Having measures of financial stress, such as the spread between lending and borrowing, enables the model to capture th...

Financial Shocks and TFP L4318Growth

Financial Shocks and TFP L4318Growth »

Source: Financial Shocks and TFP L4318Growth

Volume/Issue: 2010/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tiago Severo , and Marcello Estevão

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451962376

Keywords: financial shocks, tfp, corporate bonds, business cycle,

The paper investigates how changes in industries' funding costs affect total factor productivity (TFP) growth. Based on panel regressions using 31 U.S. and Canadian industries between 1991 and 2007, and using indus...