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Banking Competition and Capital Ratios

Banking Competition and Capital Ratios »

Source: Banking Competition and Capital Ratios

Volume/Issue: 2007/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Cihak , and Klaus Schaeck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

ISBN: 9781451867800

Keywords: Bank capital ratios, market structure, regulation, banking, statistic, statistics, bank capital, deposit insurance,

We use data for more than 2,600 European banks to test whether increased competition causes banks to hold higher capital ratios. Employing panel data techniques, and distinguishing between the competitive conduct o...

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , David Coady , Frank Eich , Sanjeev Gupta , Alvar Kangur , Baoping Shang , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2016

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9787504979971.084

ISBN: 9787504979971

Keywords: Pension reforms, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Pensions, Government expenditures, Cross country analysis, emerging market economies, retirement, pensions, pension spending

Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as the population...

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area »

Volume/Issue: 2018/3

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Helge Berger , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484340424.087

ISBN: 9781484340424

Keywords: Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Monetary unions, Spain, Italy, Fiscal policy, France, Germany, Greece

The paper makes an analytical contribution to the revived discussion about the euro area's institutional setup. After significant progress during the euro crisis, the drive to complete Europe's Economic and Monetar...

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

1. Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, but at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. The external environment has become less supportive, with slow...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Europe : Domestic Expansion Running into External Turbulence

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484375402

Keywords: Europe, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, financial conditions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, emerging Europe, advanced Europe

Economic activity continued to expand in the first half of 2018, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, mainly in advanced Europe. Domestic demand, supported by stronger employment...

International Stock Returns and Market Integration
			: A Regional Perspective

International Stock Returns and Market Integration : A Regional Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2002/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Del Negro , and Robin Brooks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874419.001

ISBN: 9781451874419

Keywords: Diversification, risk, stock market, global stock market, stock portfolio, stock markets, stock returns,

We investigate the relative importance of country and industry effects in international stock returns, with the innovation that we decompose country effects into region and within-region country effects. We divide...

World Trade Model
			: Revised Estimates

World Trade Model : Revised Estimates »

Volume/Issue: 1988/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 June 1988

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451970968.001

ISBN: 9781451970968

Keywords: export unit, export prices, manufactured exports, export volume, export price

This paper presents updated and revised estimates for the World Trade Model. The model estimates import and export price and volume relationships for each of three types of merchandise trade--manufactured, raw mate...

Winner-Loser Reversals in National Stock Market Indices
			: Can they Be Explained?

Winner-Loser Reversals in National Stock Market Indices : Can they Be Explained? »

Volume/Issue: 1997/182

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anthony Richards

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859232.001

ISBN: 9781451859232

Keywords: International equity pricing, winner&;amp;#x2013;loser reversals, contrarian strategies, stock market, stock market indices, constant term, predictability, stock markets

This paper examines possible explanations for “winner–loser reversals” in the national stock market indices of 16 countries. There is no evidence that loser countries are riskier than winner co...

Banking Competition and Capital Ratios

Banking Competition and Capital Ratios »

Volume/Issue: 2007/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Cihak , and Klaus Schaeck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867800.001

ISBN: 9781451867800

Keywords: Bank capital ratios, market structure, regulation, banking, statistic, statistics, bank capital, deposit insurance,

We use data for more than 2,600 European banks to test whether increased competition causes banks to hold higher capital ratios. Employing panel data techniques, and distinguishing between the competitive conduct o...

Wage Centralization, Union Bargaining, and Macroeconomic Performance

Wage Centralization, Union Bargaining, and Macroeconomic Performance »

Volume/Issue: 2002/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James McHugh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856354.001

ISBN: 9781451856354

Keywords: wage centralization, wage, aggregate demand, monetary policy, Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General,

This paper addresses two questions. First, under what circumstances will a centralized wage-bargaining system offer higher output and employment than a decentralized system? Second, what is the relationship between...