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Assessing Accuracy and Reliability

Assessing Accuracy and Reliability »

Source: Assessing Accuracy and Reliability : A Note Basedon Approaches Used in National Accounts and Balance of Payments Statistics

Volume/Issue: 2002/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carol Carson , and Lucie Laliberté

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

ISBN: 9781451844153

Keywords: Accuracy, judgmental evaluation, reliability, revisions, revision studies, statistics, national accounts, survey, statistical techniques, statisticians

Both national accounts and balance of payments are based on multiple, complex source data and typically undergo several routine revisions as more and better source data are incorporated into the final estimates. As...

Assessing Exchange Rate Competitiveness in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union1

Assessing Exchange Rate Competitiveness in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union1 »

Source: Assessing Exchange Rate Competitiveness in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Volume/Issue: 2009/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Pineda , Paul Cashin , and Yan Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872255

Keywords: Equilibrium real exchange rate, tourism exports, panel estimation, ECCU, exchange rate, real exchange rate, current account, current account balance,

This paper uses three methods to assess movements of real exchange rates in the ECCU over time. First, the purchasing power parity hypothesis is tested and then used to provide a benchmark for equilibrium real exch...

Asymmetric Effects of Government Spending

Asymmetric Effects of Government Spending »

Source: Asymmetric Effects of Government Spending : Does the Level of Real Interest Rates Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2005/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Woon Choi , and Michael Devereux

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860269

Keywords: Ricardian equivalence, regime switching, threshold vector autoregression, inflation, real rates, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Time-Series Models, Model Construction and Estimation,

This paper empirically explores how fiscal policy (represented by increases in government spending) has asymmetric effects on economic activity at different levels of real interest rates. It suggests that the effec...

Bayesian Dynamic Factor Analysis of a Simple Monetary DSGE Model

Bayesian Dynamic Factor Analysis of a Simple Monetary DSGE Model »

Source: Bayesian Dynamic Factor Analysis of a Simple Monetary DSGE Model

Volume/Issue: 2011/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maxym Kryshko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2011

ISBN: 9781463904210

Keywords: Regular and data-rich DSGE models, dynamic factor models, Bayesian estimation, inflation, real output, money demand, money balances, Bayesian Analysis, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Time-Series Models, Prices

When estimating DSGE models, the number of observable economic variables is usually kept small, and it is conveniently assumed that DSGE model variables are perfectly measured by a single data series. Building upon...

A Brazilian-Type Debt Crisis: Simple Analytics

A Brazilian-Type Debt Crisis: Simple Analytics »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 51, No. 1

Volume: 51

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2004

ISBN: 9781589063228

Keywords: expenditure, bribe, government expenditure, bribes, Banks and banking, Special Drawing Rights (SDR), Capital Stock, Cointegration, Demand (economic Theory), Empirical Methods

This first issue of Volume 51 for 2004 includes a new paper by Peter B. Clark and Jacques J. Polak, along with a tribute from the Editor to Mr. Polak in honor of his 90th birthday. This issue also launches a new fe...

A Closer Look at Sectoral Financial Linkages in Brazil I

A Closer Look at Sectoral Financial Linkages in Brazil I »

Source: A Closer Look at Sectoral Financial Linkages in Brazil I

Volume/Issue: 2016/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Izabela Karpowicz , Fabian Lipinsky , and Jongho Park

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513536880

Keywords: balance sheet analysis, DSGE Bayesian estimation, emerging economies, equity, share, balance sheet, balance sheets, debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Business Cycles

Understanding the interplay between firms’ balance sheets and the macro-economic environment is important for understanding of the Brazilian economy. A close examination of developments in the nonfinancial corporat...

Corporate Bond Risk and Real Activity

Corporate Bond Risk and Real Activity »

Source: Corporate Bond Risk and Real Activity : An Empirical Analysis of Yield Spreads and Their Systematic Components

Volume/Issue: 2001/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iryna Ivaschenko , and Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451857580

Keywords: Investment grade bonds, corporate spreads, business cycle, GMM estimation, systematic risk, principal components analysis, regime-switching, Markov process, bonds, bond

This paper finds that the yield spread of investment-grade bonds relative to Treasuries, a proxy of default risk, predicts marginal changes in industrial production in the United States up to 12 months in the futur...

The Corporate Spread Curve and Industrial Production in the United States

The Corporate Spread Curve and Industrial Production in the United States »

Source: The Corporate Spread Curve and Industrial Production in the United States

Volume/Issue: 2002/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Chan-Lau , and Iryna Ivaschenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451842524

Keywords: Investment grade bonds, corporate spreads, term structure, real activity, GMM estimation, bonds, bond, random walk, corporate bond, Prices

The term structure of domestic investment grade bond spreads - or corporate spread curve - contains useful information to predict future changes in industrial production, beyond the information already contained in...

Currency Mismatches and Corporate Default Risk

Currency Mismatches and Corporate Default Risk »

Source: Currency Mismatches and Corporate Default Risk : Modeling, Measurement, and Surveillance Applications

Volume/Issue: 2006/269

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andre Santos , and Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865295

Keywords: Default risk, currency mismatch, econometric estimation, financial surveillance, probability, equation, diffusion model, bond, calibration,

Currency mismatches in corporate balance sheets have been singled out as an important factor underlying the severity of recent financial crises. We propose several structural models for measuring default risk for f...

Data-Rich DSGE and Dynamic Factor Models

Data-Rich DSGE and Dynamic Factor Models »

Source: Data-Rich DSGE and Dynamic Factor Models

Volume/Issue: 2011/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maxym Kryshko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2011

ISBN: 9781463903497

Keywords: Data-rich DSGE models, dynamic factor models, Bayesian estimation, inflation, monetary policy, real output, monetary base, monetary economics, Bayesian Analysis, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Time-Series Models

Dynamic factor models and dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models are widely used for empirical research in macroeconomics. The empirical factor literature argues that the co-movement of large panels o...