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Capital Account Openness in Low-income Developing Countries
			: Evidence from a New Database

Capital Account Openness in Low-income Developing Countries : Evidence from a New Database »

Volume/Issue: 2016/252

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sarwat Jahan , and Daili Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475563191.001

ISBN: 9781475563191

Keywords: Capital flows, Capital account, Capital account liberalization, Economic integration, Low-income developing countries, Capital account openness, Capital flow management measure, Financial interconnectedness, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating

The relevance of recording and assessing countries' capital flow management measures is well-recognized, but very few studies have focused on low-income developing countries (LIDCs). A key constraint is the lack of...

Capital Controls and the Cost of Debt

Capital Controls and the Cost of Debt »

Volume/Issue: 2017/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenia Andreasen , Martin Schindler , and Patricio Valenzuela

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484303313.001

ISBN: 9781484303313

Keywords: Capital account restrictions; Credit spreads; Financial instability; Financial openness, General, General, General, General

Using a panel data set for international corporate bonds and capital account restrictions in advanced and emerging economies, we show that restrictions on capital inflows produce a substantial and economically mean...

Demographics and Interest Rates in Asia

Demographics and Interest Rates in Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2018/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serkan Arslanalp , Jaewoo Lee , and Umang Rawat

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484370308.001

ISBN: 9781484370308

Keywords: demographics, interest rates, capital account openness

Demographic developments have been regarded as one important cause of the long-term movement in global interest rates. This paper provides empirical evidence of the relationship between demographics and interest ra...

Determinants of Currency Composition of Reserves: a Portfolio Theory Approach with an Application to RMB

Determinants of Currency Composition of Reserves: a Portfolio Theory Approach with an Application to RMB »

Volume/Issue: 2019/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yinqiu Lu , and Yilin Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302562.001

ISBN: 9781498302562

Keywords: Central banks, Capital account convertibility, Central bank aggregates, Investment policy, Monetary authorities, currency composition, FX reserves, portfolio theory, RMB, numeraire

The way central banks manage their foreign reserve assets has evolved over the past decades. One major trend is managing reserves in two or more tranches-liquidity tranche and investment tranche-especially for thos...

Financial Regulation and the Current Account

Financial Regulation and the Current Account »

Volume/Issue: 2012/98

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tomasz Wieladek , and Sergi Lanau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502886.001

ISBN: 9781475502886

Keywords: financial regulation, panel VAR, capital account, capital account openness, current account deficit, current account imbalances, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines the relationship between financial regulation and the current account in an intertemporal model of the current account where financial regulation affects the current account through liquidity co...

Growth and Structural Reforms
			: A New Assessment

Growth and Structural Reforms : A New Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2009/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lone Engbo Christiansen , Thierry Tressel , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874297.001

ISBN: 9781451874297

Keywords: Liberalization, Domestic Finance, Trade: Capital Account, tfp, real gdp, trade reforms, gdp per capita,

This paper presents a simultaneous assessment of the relationship between economic performance and three groups of economic reforms: domestic finance, trade, and the capital account. Among these, domestic financial...

The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Financial Globalization: Evidence from Macro and Sectoral Data

The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Financial Globalization: Evidence from Macro and Sectoral Data »

Volume/Issue: 2018/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , Prakash Loungani , and Jonathan Ostry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484350898.001

ISBN: 9781484350898

Keywords: Globalization, Inequality, Capital Account Openness, Crises, Institutions

We take a fresh look at the aggregate and distributional effects of policies to liberalize international capital flows-financial globalization. Both country- and industry-level results suggest that such policies ha...

The Current Account in Perspective
			: Lessons from the Italian Experience

The Current Account in Perspective : Lessons from the Italian Experience »

Volume/Issue: 1990/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1990

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451977752.001

ISBN: 9781451977752

Keywords: current account, balance of payments, current account deficit, current account deficits, capital account

This paper draws some lessons about policies toward the current account from Italy’s balance of payments history between 1960 and 1988. The key role of speculative capital flows during every major episode of...

The Speed of Adjustment and the Sequencing of Economic Reforms
			: Issues and Guidelines for Policymakers

The Speed of Adjustment and the Sequencing of Economic Reforms : Issues and Guidelines for Policymakers »

Volume/Issue: 2002/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Saleh Nsouli , Mounir Rached , and Norbert Funke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855395.001

ISBN: 9781451855395

Keywords: Adjustment, reforms, speed of adjustment, sequencing, capital account liberalization, trade reform, political economy, Economic Systems: General,

This paper reviews the issues involved in determining the appropriate speed of adjustment and the sequencing of economic reforms, focusing on considerations relevant to policymakers. It points out that the debate b...

Trade and Domestic Financial Market Reform Under Political Uncertainty
			: Implications for Investment, Savings, and the Real Exchange Rate

Trade and Domestic Financial Market Reform Under Political Uncertainty : Implications for Investment, Savings, and the Real Exchange Rate »

Volume/Issue: 2000/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858747.001

ISBN: 9781451858747

Keywords: uncertainty, political economy, financial liberalization, capital account, domestic savings, tariff reform, current account

This paper presents a model that incorporates uncertainty about trade reform and analyzes the effects of trade and financial liberalization on domestic investment and savings, the current account balance and the re...