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Assessing Systemic Trade Interconnectedness

Assessing Systemic Trade Interconnectedness »

Source: Assessing Systemic Trade Interconnectedness : An Empirical Approach

Volume/Issue: 2011/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Massara , and Luca Errico

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2011

ISBN: 9781463902964

Keywords: systemic, DOTS, network analysis, cross-border spillovers, contagion, trade sector, global trade, financial sector, trading partners, Neural Networks and Related Topics

The paper focuses on systemically important jurisdictions in the global trade network, complementing recent IMF work on systemically important financial sectors. Using the IMF's Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)...

Balance-Sheet Shocks and Recapitalizations

Balance-Sheet Shocks and Recapitalizations »

Source: Balance-Sheet Shocks and Recapitalizations

Volume/Issue: 2012/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Damiano Sandri , and Fabian Valencia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781463938451

Keywords: Financial accelerator, leverage, balance-sheet shocks, financial sector, financial intermediaries, deposit rate, financial intermediation,

We develop a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model with financial frictions on both financial intermediaries and goods-producing firms. In this context, due to high leverage of financial intermediaries, bala...

Banking Efficiency and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Banking Efficiency and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Banking Efficiency and Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2010/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sandrine Kablan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9781455201198

Keywords: Cost-efficiency, Stochastic Frontier Analysis, Banking System, Financial Development, banking, foreign banks, foreign bank, financial institutions, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This study assesses the determinants of banking system efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and asks what, besides the degree of efficiency, explains the low level of financial development in the region. It uses...

Cameroon

Cameroon »

Source: Cameroon : Financial System Stability Assessment: Update

Volume/Issue: 2009/51

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 February 2009

ISBN: 9781451808285

Keywords: banking, financial institutions, domestic banks

This paper discusses details of Cameroon' Financial System Stability Assessment (FSSA). The FSSA is based on the work of a joint IMF-World Bank mission that visited Cameroon as part of the Financial Sector Assessme...

Competition in the Financial Sector

Competition in the Financial Sector »

Source: Competition in the Financial Sector : Overview of Competition Policies

Volume/Issue: 2009/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451871937

Keywords: competition policy, contestability, stability, degree of competition, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Market Structure, Firm Strategy, And Market Performance

As in other sectors, competition in finance matters for allocative, productive and dynamic efficiency. Theory suggests, however, that unfettered competition is not first best given the special features of finance....

Defining Financial Stability1

Defining Financial Stability1 »

Source: Defining Financial Stability

Volume/Issue: 2004/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451859546

Keywords: Finance, stability, fragility, crises, financial stability, financial system, financial institutions, financial instability, financial markets, Macroeconomic Policy

The main objective of this paper is to propose a definition of financial stability that has some practical and operational relevance. Financial stability is defined in terms of its ability to facilitate and enhance...

Euro Area Policies

Euro Area Policies »

Source: Euro Area Policies : 2011 Article IV Consultation-Lessons from the European Financial Stability Framework Exercise; and Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2011/186

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462338542

Keywords: financial sector, financial institutions, financial system, financial services

The European Union's (EU) financial stability framework is being markedly strengthened. This is taking place on the heels of a severe financial crisis owing to weaknesses in the banking system interrelated with sov...

Euro Area Policies: Selected Issues

Euro Area Policies: Selected Issues »

Source: Euro Area Policies : 2011 Article IV Consultation-Lessons from the European Financial Stability Framework Exercise; and Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2011/186

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462338542

Keywords: financial sector, financial institutions, financial system, financial services

The European Union's (EU) financial stability framework is being markedly strengthened. This is taking place on the heels of a severe financial crisis owing to weaknesses in the banking system interrelated with sov...

Euro Area Policies: Selected Issues

Euro Area Policies: Selected Issues »

Source: Euro Area Policies : 2011 Article IV Consultation-Lessons from the European Financial Stability Framework Exercise; and Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2011/186

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462338542

Keywords: financial sector, financial institutions, financial system, financial services

The European Union's (EU) financial stability framework is being markedly strengthened. This is taking place on the heels of a severe financial crisis owing to weaknesses in the banking system interrelated with sov...

Euro Area Policies: Selected Issues

Euro Area Policies: Selected Issues »

Source: Euro Area Policies : 2011 Article IV Consultation-Lessons from the European Financial Stability Framework Exercise; and Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2011/186

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462338542

Keywords: financial sector, financial institutions, financial system, financial services

The European Union's (EU) financial stability framework is being markedly strengthened. This is taking place on the heels of a severe financial crisis owing to weaknesses in the banking system interrelated with sov...