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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Chapter 1: Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

Chapter 1: Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019 : Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302104

Keywords: Financial stability, Financial Stability Forum, Global Financial Stability Risks, International financial stability, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial risk, Central banks, Market economies, Balance sheets, Credit

Global Financial Stability Assessment Financial conditions have tightened since the October 2018 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), but remain relatively accom...

7 Conclusions and Recommendations

7 Conclusions and Recommendations »

Source: IEO Evaluation Report : IMF Financial Surveillance

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 February 2019

ISBN: 9781484393352

Keywords: Financial sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Central banks, Financial risk, Stress testing, macrofinancial, financial stability, surveillance, FSAP, IMF

Conclusions Strategy, priorities, and resources IMF financial surveillance has been tasked with a much more expansive role since the GFC in the context...

Curbing Corporate Debt Bias1

Curbing Corporate Debt Bias1 »

Source: Curbing Corporate Debt Bias

Volume/Issue: 2017/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ruud A. Mooij , and Shafik Hebous

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475573053

Keywords: Corporate debt, Debt service ratios, Financial risk, Corporate taxes, Thin capitalization, Risk management, Econometric models, Corporate tax, capital structure, debt bias

Tax provisions favoring corporate debt over equity finance ('debt bias') are widely recognized as a risk to financial stability. This paper explores whether and how thin-capitalization rules, which restrict interes...

2. Debt Supercycle, Not Secular Stagnation

2. Debt Supercycle, Not Secular Stagnation »

Source: Progress and Confusion : The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

ISBN: 9780262034623

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial stability, Financial risk, Exchange rate management, Capital flows, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Financial Crises, Macroeconomics; capital flows;

I want to address a narrow yet fundamental question for understanding the current challenges facing the global economy: Has the world sunk into “secular stagnation,” with a long future of much lower per capi...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019 : Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Financial Systems Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302104

Keywords: Financial stability, Financial Stability Forum, Global Financial Stability Risks, International financial stability, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial risk, Central banks, Market economies, Balance sheets, Credit

Financial conditions have tightened since the October 2018 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) but remain relatively accommodative, notably in the United States. After sharp declines in the fourth quart...

Financial and Business Cycles in Brazil1

Financial and Business Cycles in Brazil1 »

Source: Financial and Business Cycles in Brazil

Volume/Issue: 2017/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ivo Krznar , and Troy Matheson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475571042

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Econometric models, Public sector, Private sector, Financial risk, Brazil, Business cycles, Credit expansion, Procyclicality of financial system, Parameter estimation

This paper explores the nexus between the financial cycle and business cycle in Brazil. Cycles are estimated using a variety of commonly-used statistical methods and with a small, semistructural model of the Brazil...

Financial Stability and Interest-Rate Policy

Financial Stability and Interest-Rate Policy »

Source: Financial Stability and Interest-Rate Policy : A Quantitative Assessment of Costs and Benefits

Volume/Issue: 2016/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Pescatori , and Stefan Laseen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 March 2016

ISBN: 9781475522679

Keywords: Monetary Policy, Endogenous Financial Risk, Bayesian VAR, Non-Linear Dynamics, Policy Evaluation.

Should monetary policy use its short-term policy rate to stabilize the growth in household credit and housing prices with the aim of promoting financial stability? We ask this question for the case of Canada. We fi...

17. Fiscal Policy for the Twenty-First Century: Testing the Limits of the Tax State?

17. Fiscal Policy for the Twenty-First Century: Testing the Limits of the Tax State? »

Source: Progress and Confusion : The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Series: Books

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

ISBN: 9780262034623

Keywords: Economic policy, Financial stability, Financial risk, Exchange rate management, Capital flows, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Financial Crises, Macroeconomics; capital flows;

Public finance and fiscal policy are in search of a new paradigm.Richard Musgrave’s threefold classification of public finance functions—allocation, distribution, and stabilization—is showing signs of wear a...