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Balance Sheets, Exchange Rate Policy, and Welfare

Balance Sheets, Exchange Rate Policy, and Welfare »

Source: Balance Sheets, Exchange Rate Policy, and Welfare

Volume/Issue: 2004/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Selim Elekdag , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451848458

Keywords: financial accelerator, debt-to-GDP threshold, second-order approximation, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime, flexible exchange rate, fixed exchange rate, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The debate about the appropriate choice of exchange rate regime is fundamental in international economics. This paper develops a small open-economy model with balance sheet effects and compares the performance of f...

Banks’ Foreign Credit Exposures and Borrowers’ Rollover Risks Measurement, Evolution and Determinants1

Banks’ Foreign Credit Exposures and Borrowers’ Rollover Risks Measurement, Evolution and Determinants1 »

Source: Banks' Foreign Credit Exposures and Borrowers' Rollover Risks Measurement, Evolution and Determinants

Volume/Issue: 2013/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475544602

Keywords: Systemic risks, banking system, international, contagion, vulnerabilities, banking, claims, banking systems, banking statistics, International Lending and Debt Problems

The recent crises highlighted the role of cross-border banking linkages. This paper proposes two new measures for better capturing creditor banking systems' foreign credit exposures and borrower countries' reliance...

Bedfellows, Hostages, or Perfect Strangers? Global Capital Markets and the Catalytic Effect of IMF Crisis Lending

Bedfellows, Hostages, or Perfect Strangers? Global Capital Markets and the Catalytic Effect of IMF Crisis Lending »

Source: Bedfellows, Hostages, or Perfect Strangers? Global Capital Markets and the Catalytic Effect of IMF Crisis Lending

Volume/Issue: 2002/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Curzio Giannini , and Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451859829

Keywords: Capital Account Crises Contents, capital inflows, private capital inflows, private capital, current account, capital outflow, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: General, International

During the 1990s, the concept of "catalytic official finance" (COF) gained prominence in policy debates. The concept revolves around the idea that the propensity of investors to lend to a country increases when the...

The Behavior of Conventional and Islamic Bank Deposit Returns in Malaysia and Turkey

The Behavior of Conventional and Islamic Bank Deposit Returns in Malaysia and Turkey »

Source: The Behavior of Conventional and Islamic Bank Deposit Returns in Malaysia and Turkey

Volume/Issue: 2011/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joshua Charap , and Serhan Cevik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781455293704

Keywords: Interest rates, Islamic banks, causality, time-varying volatility correlation, bank deposit, interest, balance sheet, debt

This paper examines the empirical behavior of conventional bank deposit rates and the rate of return on retail Islamic profit-and-loss sharing (PLS) investment accounts in Malaysia and Turkey, using monthly data fr...

The Corporation of Foreign Bondholders

The Corporation of Foreign Bondholders »

Source: The Corporation of Foreign Bondholders

Volume/Issue: 2003/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , and Yishay Yafeh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451853001

Keywords: foreign bondholders, bond finance, creditor coordination, bondholders, bonds, debt, creditors, creditor, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: General

This paper analyzes the Corporation of Foreign Bondholders (CFB), an association of British investors holding bonds issued by foreign governments. The CFB played a key role during the heyday of international bond f...

Costly Collateral and the Public Supply of Liquidity

Costly Collateral and the Public Supply of Liquidity »

Source: Costly Collateral and the Public Supply of Liquidity

Volume/Issue: 2000/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Schellekens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2000

ISBN: 9781451854817

Keywords: Debt Finance, Collateral, Credit Constraints, Asset Price Volatility, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs

This paper addresses two complications arising from the use of collateral requirements in debt contracts between wealth-constrained entrepreneurs and banks. First, costly asset liquidation is found to enhance the s...

Emerging Equity Markets in Middle Eastern Countries

Emerging Equity Markets in Middle Eastern Countries »

Source: Emerging Equity Markets in Middle Eastern Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mohamed El-Erian , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1994

ISBN: 9781451852660

Keywords: equity markets, debt, capital markets, capital market, debt service

Within a broad framework for analyzing portfolio capital flows to developing countries, the paper undertakes a comparative analysis of equity markets in six Middle Eastern countries. The analysis, based primarily o...

External Liabilities and Crises

External Liabilities and Crises »

Source: External Liabilities and Crises

Volume/Issue: 2013/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484315910

Keywords: International Investment Positions, Current Account Imbalances, Foreign Exchange Reserves, net external debt, net debt, current account balance, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Lending and Debt Problems, Foreign Exchange Reserves.,

We examine the determinants of external crises, focusing on the role of foreign liabilities and their composition. Using a variety of statistical tools and comprehensive data spanning 1970-2011, we find that the ra...

Fiscal Sustainability

Fiscal Sustainability »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability : A 21st Century Guide for the Perplexed

Volume/Issue: 2013/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Evan Tanner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2013

ISBN: 9781484381991

Keywords: Intertemporal solvency, tax smoothing, debt stabilization, fiscal rule, stochastic simulation, fiscal adjustment, budget constraint, Deficit, Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits

This paper critically reviews recent work regarding the sustainability of public debt. It argues that Debt Sustainability Analyses (DSAs) should be more than mere mechanical simulation exercises. Instead, a DSA sho...

Floating with a Load of FX Debt?

Floating with a Load of FX Debt? »

Source: Floating with a Load of FX Debt?

Volume/Issue: 2015/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tatsiana Kliatskova , and Uffe Mikkelsen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513543307

Keywords: FX interventions, Balance sheet effects, exchange, exchange rate, currency, debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, All Countries,

Countries with de jure floating exchange rate regimes are often reluctant to allow their currencies to float freely in practice. One reason why countries may wish to limit exchange rate volatility is potential nega...