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Determinants of Growth in an Error

Determinants of Growth in an Error »

Source: Determinants of Growth in an Error : Correction Model for El Salvador

Volume/Issue: 1998/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Armando Méndez Morales

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1998

ISBN: 9781451947991

Keywords: Econometrics, Growth, equation, total factor productivity, economic growth, growth rate

An error-correction model identifies determinants of growth consistent with results from panel regressions based on a standard Cobb-Douglas production function for El Salvador for 1970-1995, with structural factors...

Does Compliance with Basel Core Principles Bring Any Measurable Benefits?

Does Compliance with Basel Core Principles Bring Any Measurable Benefits? »

Source: Does Compliance with Basel Core Principles Bring Any Measurable Benefits?

Volume/Issue: 2004/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Podpiera

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451874532

Keywords: nonperforming loans, interest margin, net interest margin, banking sector, heteroscedasticity, banking supervision, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

We explore the relationship between banking sector performance and the quality of regulation and supervision as measured by compliance with the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (BCP). Using B...

Does Deposit Insurance Increase Banking System Stability?

Does Deposit Insurance Increase Banking System Stability? »

Source: Does Deposit Insurance Increase Banking System Stability?

Volume/Issue: 2000/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Asli Demirgüç-Kunt , and Enrica Detragiache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451841893

Keywords: G28, G21, E44, deposit insurance, banking, banking crisis, banking crises, bank stability

This study analyzes panel data for 61 countries during 1980–97 and concludes that explicit deposit insurance tends to be detrimental to bank stability, the more so where bank interest rates are deregulated a...

Does Economic Diversification Lead to Financial Development? Evidence From topography

Does Economic Diversification Lead to Financial Development? Evidence From topography »

Source: Does Economic Diversification Lead to Financial Development? Evidence From topography

Volume/Issue: 2006/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodney Ramcharan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862959

Keywords: Financial development, diversification, geography, land area, statistic, heteroscedasticity, standard deviation,

An influential theoretical literature has observed that economic diversification can reduce risk and increase financial development. But causality operates in both directions, as a well functioning financial system...

Does Higher Government Spending Buy Better Results in Education and Health Care?

Does Higher Government Spending Buy Better Results in Education and Health Care? »

Source: Does Higher Government Spending Buy Better Results in Education and Health Care?

Volume/Issue: 1999/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marijn Verhoeven , Sanjeev Gupta , and Erwin Tiongson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1999

ISBN: 9781451843897

Keywords: public expenditure, primary and secondary education, primary health care, intrasectoral spending compostion, social indicators, health care, health care spending, public spending, infant mortality

There is little empirical evidence to support the claim that public spending improves education and health indicators. This paper uses cross-sectional data for 50 developing and transition countries to show that ex...

Dollarization of Liabilities

Dollarization of Liabilities »

Source: Dollarization of Liabilities : Beyond the Usual Suspects

Volume/Issue: 2003/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , and Armando Méndez Morales

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842807

Keywords: panel data, exchange rate, foreign currency, banking, deposit insurance, bank intervention, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Dollarization of liabilities (DL) has emerged as a key factor in explaining the vulnerability of emerging markets to financial and currency crises. "Usual suspects" of causing DL comprise "fatalistic" determinants...

Electoral System and Public Spending

Electoral System and Public Spending »

Source: Electoral System and Public Spending

Volume/Issue: 2001/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roberto Perotti , Massimo Rostagno , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

ISBN: 9781451843972

Keywords: electoral rules, proportionality, public spending, transfers, electoral system, electoral systems, voter, voting, government spending, Structure

We study the effects of electoral institutions on the size and composition of public expenditure in OECD and Latin American countries. We present a model emphasizing the distinction between purchases of goods and s...

Equity and Fiscal Policy

Equity and Fiscal Policy »

Source: Equity and Fiscal Policy : The Income Distribution Effects of Taxation and Social Spending in Central America

Volume/Issue: 2010/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodrigo Cubero , and Ivanna Hollar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455200719

Keywords: incidence, social spending, taxation, gini coefficient, public spending, Taxation and Subsidies: Incidence,

How does fiscal policy fare in improving the underlying income distribution in Central America? We integrate the data from a number of existing tax and public expenditure studies for the countries in the region and...

Equity and Private Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Equity and Private Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic »

Source: Equity and Private Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Volume/Issue: 2007/288

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hemant Shah , Jorge Chan-Lau , Geoffrey Bannister , Ana Carvajal , and Ivan Guerra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868517

Keywords: equity, securitization, securities regulation, pension, pension funds, mutual funds, securities exchange,

This study focuses on equity, private debt, and asset-backed securities markets in Central America. These markets are generally under-developed throughout the region due to several structural problems, economic and...

Evidence on Productivity, Comparative Advantage, and Networks in the Export Performance of Firms

Evidence on Productivity, Comparative Advantage, and Networks in the Export Performance of Firms »

Source: Evidence on Productivity, Comparative Advantage, and Networks in the Export Performance of Firms

Volume/Issue: 2011/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luca Ricci , and Federico Trionfetti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

ISBN: 9781455227020

Keywords: Heckscher-Ohlin, new-new trade theory, firms&;amp;#x2019; export probability, networks, probability, international trade, survey, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

This paper tests the effect of comparative advantage, size, and networking on the firm probability of exporting. The closest theoretical framework is the one of Bernard, Redding, and Schott (2007), with firm hetero...