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An Open Economy Quarterly Projection Model for Sri Lanka

An Open Economy Quarterly Projection Model for Sri Lanka »

Volume/Issue: 2018/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chandranath Amarasekara , Rahul Anand , Kithsiri Ehelepola , Hemantha Ekanayake , Vishuddhi Jayawickrema , Sujeetha Jegajeevan , Csaba Kober , Tharindi Nugawela , Sergey Plotnikov , Adam Remo , Poongothai Venuganan , and Rasika Yatigammana

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361511.001

ISBN: 9781484361511

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Monetary policy, Sri Lanka, Quarterly Projection Model, Forecasting and Policy Analysis System, Flexible Inflation Targeting, General, Forecasting and Simulation, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments

This study documents a semi-structural model developed for Sri Lanka. This model, extended with a fiscal sector block, is expected to serve as a core forecasting model in the process of the Central Bank of Sri Lank...

An Overview of Islamic Finance

An Overview of Islamic Finance »

Volume/Issue: 2015/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mumtaz Hussain , Asghar Shahmoradi , and Rima Turk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 June 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513590745.001

ISBN: 9781513590745

Keywords: Sukuk, finance, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Government Policy and Regulation,

Islamic finance has started to grow in international finance across the globe, with some concentration in few countries. Nearly 20 percent annual growth of Islamic finance in recent years seems to point to its resi...

Bank Leverage and Monetary Policy's Risk-Taking Channel
			: Evidence from the United States

Bank Leverage and Monetary Policy's Risk-Taking Channel : Evidence from the United States »

Volume/Issue: 2013/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , Luc Laeven , and Gustavo Suarez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 June 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484381137.001

ISBN: 9781484381137

Keywords: leverage, risk, bank risk, bank risk taking, tier 1 capital, bank capital, banking, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

We present evidence of a risk-taking channel of monetary policy for the U.S. banking system. We use confidential data on the internal ratings of U.S. banks on loans to businesses over the period 1997 to 2011 from t...

Banking in a Steady State of Low Growth and Interest Rates

Banking in a Steady State of Low Growth and Interest Rates »

Volume/Issue: 2018/192

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Qianying Chen , Mitsuru Katagiri , and Jay Surti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484373873.001

ISBN: 9781484373873

Keywords: Banking, Interest rates, Growth, Low-for-Long, Prolonged Low Interest Rates, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Firm Performance: Size, Diversification

A prolonged low-interest-rate environment presents a significant challenge to banks and is likely to entail major changes to their business models over the long-run. Lower returns to maturity transformation in the...

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: What Room for Policy?

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Room for Policy? »

Volume/Issue: 2013/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Santiago Peña , Oral Williams , and Tomasz A. Zawisza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557753304.001

ISBN: 9781557753304

Keywords: Financial intermediation efficiency, net interest margins, economies of scale, institutions., banking, net interest margin, financial intermediation, financial system, Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper examines the determinants of net interest margins in four regional blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa and one comparator block in the Eastern Caribbean. Using bank-level data, we find that countries with a hig...

Big Players Out of Synch
			: Spillovers Implications of US and Euro Area Shocks

Big Players Out of Synch : Spillovers Implications of US and Euro Area Shocks »

Volume/Issue: 2015/215

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carolina Osorio Buitron , and Esteban Vesperoni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513558448.001

ISBN: 9781513558448

Keywords: Spillovers, United States, Euro Area, Monetary policy, External shocks, Exchange rates, Economic conditions, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Vector autoregression

Given the prospects of asynchronous monetary conditions in the United States and the euro area, this paper analyzes spillovers among these two economies, as well as the implications of asynchronicity for spillovers...

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion?

Can Islamic Banking Increase Financial Inclusion? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sami Ben Naceur , Adolfo Barajas , and Alexander Massara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498370813.001

ISBN: 9781498370813

Keywords: financial inclusion, Financial Possibility Frontier, bank, banking, banks, credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

The paper analyses existing country-level information on the relationship between the development of Islamic banking and financial inclusion. In Muslim countries-members of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation...

Capital Flows, Financial Intermediation and Macroprudential Policies

Capital Flows, Financial Intermediation and Macroprudential Policies »

Volume/Issue: 2014/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matteo Ghilardi , and Shanaka Peiris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498365659.001

ISBN: 9781498365659

Keywords: Financial Frictions, capital inflows, banking, bank capital, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

This paper develops an open-economy DSGE model with an optimizing banking sector to assess the role of capital flows, macro-financial linkages, and macroprudential policies in emerging Asia. The key result is that...

Central Bank Financial Strength in Central America and the Dominican Republic

Central Bank Financial Strength in Central America and the Dominican Republic »

Volume/Issue: 2014/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Swiston , Florencia Frantischek , Przemek Gajdeczka , and Alexander Herman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387368.001

ISBN: 9781484387368

Keywords: central bank, inflation, monetary fund, monetary policy, Institutions and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

This paper examines the financial strength of central banks in Central America and the Dominican Republic (CADR). Some central banks are working off the effects of intervention in distressed financial institutions...

Central Banking in Latin America
			: From the Gold Standard to the Golden Years

Central Banking in Latin America : From the Gold Standard to the Golden Years »

Volume/Issue: 2015/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Jácome

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 March 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484303184.001

ISBN: 9781484303184

Keywords: banks, bank, capital, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects),

This paper provides a brief historical journey of central banking in Latin America to shed light on the debate about monetary policy in the post-global financial crisis period. The paper distinguishes three periods...