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Absorption Boom and Fiscal Stance

Absorption Boom and Fiscal Stance »

Source: Absorption Boom and Fiscal Stance : What Lies Ahead in Eastern Europe?

Volume/Issue: 2010/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesmin Rahman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982749

Keywords: Pro-cyclicality, cyclically-adjusted fiscal balance, expenditure, capital expenditure, social expenditure, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

This paper estimates revenue and expenditure pro-cyclicality with respect to output and domestic absorption in new member states of the European Union and Croatia to assess whether these countries used the boom yea...

Access to Market Financing for IDA-eligible Countries-the Role of External Debt and IMF-Supported Programs

Access to Market Financing for IDA-eligible Countries-the Role of External Debt and IMF-Supported Programs »

Source: Access to Market Financing for IDA-eligible Countries-the Role of External Debt and IMF-Supported Programs

Volume/Issue: 2009/217

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451873641

Keywords: decision point, enhanced HIPC Initiative, IMF-supported program, debt ratio, debt service, debt ratios, concessional debt,

Exclusion restrictions used to identify demand and supply relationships for market financing among IDA recipients (past and present) show that poor credit ratings and high political instability adversely impact the...

Adjustment Uncertainty, Confidence, and Growth

Adjustment Uncertainty, Confidence, and Growth »

Source: Adjustment Uncertainty, Confidence, and Growth : Latin America After the Debt Crisis

Volume/Issue: 1989/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 December 1989

ISBN: 9781451947359

Keywords: inflation, fiscal adjustment, real wages, public debt, relative prices

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...

Amortization Requirements May Increase Household Debt

Amortization Requirements May Increase Household Debt »

Source: Amortization Requirements May Increase Household Debt : A Simple Example

Volume/Issue: 2016/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lars Svensson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2016

ISBN: 9781484321843

Keywords: Amortization, household debt, mortgages, refinancing, macroprudential policy.

Debt amortization requirements have been suggested as a way to reduce household indebtedness. However, a closer look reveals that amortization requirements may create incentives for both borrowers and lenders to bo...

An Analysis of External Debt and Capital Flight in the Severely Indebted Low Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

An Analysis of External Debt and Capital Flight in the Severely Indebted Low Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: An Analysis of External Debt and Capital Flight in the Severely Indebted Low Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 1997/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Simeon Ajayi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1997

ISBN: 9781451961119

Keywords: external debt, debt, debt overhang, debt service, debt burden

The general objective of this study is to analyze the external debt and debt burdens of the severely indebted sub-Saharan African countries, estimate the magnitude of capital flight from them, and relate the estima...

Analysis of Self-Financed Buy-Backs and Asset Exchanges

Analysis of Self-Financed Buy-Backs and Asset Exchanges »

Source: Analysis of Self-Financed Buy-Backs and Asset Exchanges

Volume/Issue: 1988/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 1988

ISBN: 9781451977264

Keywords: debt service payments, debtor country, new securities, debtor countries, current account balance

buy–backs of external debt financed by the debtor through asset sales generally result in unchanged or lower market prices for remaining debt. The contractual value of debt is reduced by some multiple of the...

Analyzing Balance Sheet Vulnerabilities in a Dollarized Economy

Analyzing Balance Sheet Vulnerabilities in a Dollarized Economy »

Source: Analyzing Balance Sheet Vulnerabilities in a Dollarized Economy : The Case of Georgia

Volume/Issue: 2006/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andreas Billmeier , and Johan Mathisen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864335

Keywords: Balance-sheet analysis, BSA, vulnerabilities, currency mismatch, foreign currency, commercial banks, external debt, currency mismatches, central bank, Methodology for Collecting

Balance-sheet analysis (BSA) complements traditional flow-oriented macroeconomic analysis by gauging mismatches in aggregate and sectoral balance sheets of an economy. Enabled by recent progress in data availabilit...

Anticipating Arrears to the IMF Early Warning Systems

Anticipating Arrears to the IMF Early Warning Systems »

Source: Anticipating Arrears to the IMF Early Warning Systems

Volume/Issue: 2003/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chikako Oka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451843668

Keywords: early warning, probability, currency crises, debt service, external debt, debt outstanding, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper attempts to predict the incidence of arrears to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by modifying and applying two of the major early warning systems for currency crises: the "signals" approach proposed...

An Application of the "Fan-Chart Approach" to Debt Sustainability in Post-HIPC Low-Income Countries

An Application of the "Fan-Chart Approach" to Debt Sustainability in Post-HIPC Low-Income Countries »

Source: An Application of the "Fan-Chart Approach" to Debt Sustainability in Post-HIPC Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Maximilien Kaffo Melou , Mariusz Sumlinski , and Chris Geiregat

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498345033

Keywords: HIPC, MDRI, fan chart, debt sustainablity, debt relief, debt sustainability, debt accumulation, debt dynamics, Deficit, International Lending and Debt Problems

We analyse the debt dynamics in countries that benefited from the HIPC/MDRI debt relief initiatives with a view to applying a probabilistic approach to estimating future debt paths for those countries. We extend t...

Are Donor Countries Giving More or Less Aid?

Are Donor Countries Giving More or Less Aid? »

Source: Are Donor Countries Giving More or Less Aid?

Volume/Issue: 2006/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Smita Wagh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862614

Keywords: Donor Countries, Technical Cooperation, debt, aid flows, International Economic Order,

The volume of foreign aid has increased during the last four decades, albeit with interruptions in certain years. Over time, the major recipients have changed: while the share of aid to Asia has diminished since th...