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Aid, Exports, and Growth

Aid, Exports, and Growth »

Source: Aid, Exports, and Growth : A Time-Series Perspective on the Dutch Disease Hypothesis

Volume/Issue: 2013/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joong Kang , Alessandro Prati , and Alessandro Rebucci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2013

ISBN: 9781484320112

Keywords: Common factors, Panel VARs, Exchange rate overvaluation, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rate policy, trade liberalization, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

We use a heterogeneous panel VAR model identified through factor analysis to study the dynamic response of exports, imports, and per capita GDP growth to a “global” aid shock. We find that a global ai...

Are Pegged and Intermediate Regimes More Crisis Prone?

Are Pegged and Intermediate Regimes More Crisis Prone? »

Source: Are Pegged and Intermediate Regimes More Crisis Prone?

Volume/Issue: 2003/223

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Bubula , and Inci Ötker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451875317

Keywords: bipolar view, pegged regimes, soft pegs, floats, intermediate regimes, exchange market pressure, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rates, exchange rate regime

This paper provides evidence on the susceptibility of different types of exchange rate regimes to currency crises during 1990-2001. It explores the incidence of crises, identified as episodes of severe exchange mar...

Assessing Competitiveness and Real Exchange Rate Misalignment in Low-Income Countries

Assessing Competitiveness and Real Exchange Rate Misalignment in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Assessing Competitiveness and Real Exchange Rate Misalignment in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Lewis , Aurelie Martin , and Gabriel Di Bella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867657

Keywords: Competitiveness, Equilibrium Exchange Rates, Low-Income Countries, reer, exchange rate, export volume, exchange rates, real exchange rate, Comparative Studies of Countries,

Assessing a country's competitiveness routinely starts with an analysis of the real exchange rate. However, in low-income countries, empirical analysis of the real exchange rate is often subject to important limita...

Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and the Real Exchange Rate

Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and the Real Exchange Rate »

Source: Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and the Real Exchange Rate

Volume/Issue: 2011/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Louis Combes , Patrick Plane , and Tidiane Kinda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455211876

Keywords: real exchange rate, low-income countries, pooled mean group estimator, exchange rate, capital flows,

This paper analyzes the impact of capital inflows and exchange rate flexibility on the real exchange rate in developing countries based on panel cointegration techniques. The results show that public and private fl...

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage »

Source: Collateral Damage : Exchange Controls and International Trade

Volume/Issue: 2007/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zhiwei Zhang , and Shang-Jin Wei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865721

Keywords: non-tariff barriers, exchange controls, foreign exchange, tariff barriers, International Factor Movements And International Business,

While new conventional wisdom warns that developing countries should be aware of the risks of premature capital account liberalization, the costs of not removing exchange controls have received much less attention....

Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses

Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses »

Source: Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses

Volume/Issue: 2009/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): May Khamis , and Plamen Iossifov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873276

Keywords: credit growth, financial deepening, credit, current account, prices, foreign exchange,

In this paper, we analyze credit growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade focusing on the post-2002 rapid credit growth in select countries. We develop regression models of the fundamental determinants of...

Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises

Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises »

Source: Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises : Empirical Regularities

Volume/Issue: 1998/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Assaf Razin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451952421

Keywords: currency crisis, current account reversal, growth, real exchange rate, current account deficits, currency crises, current account balance, current account reversals

This paper studies large reductions in current account deficits and exchange rate depreciations in low- and middle-income countries. It examines which factors help predict the occurrence of a reversal or a currency...

The Disappearing Openness-Inflation Relationship

The Disappearing Openness-Inflation Relationship »

Source: The Disappearing Openness-Inflation Relationship : A Cross-Country Analysis of Inflation Rates

Volume/Issue: 1999/161

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): M. Bleaney

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451857795

Keywords: Exchange rate, openness, exchange rate regime, inflation rates, inflation rate

The robust negative correlation between openness and inflation found in cross-country data for the 1970s and 1980s has disappeared in the 1990s. There is now a strong negative correlation of inflation with per capi...

Does the Nominal Exchange Rate Regime Matter?

Does the Nominal Exchange Rate Regime Matter? »

Source: Does the Nominal Exchange Rate Regime Matter?

Volume/Issue: 1995/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Anne Gulde , Atish Ghosh , and Holger Wolf

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1995

ISBN: 9781451854329

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, exchange rate regimes, nominal exchange rate

The effect of the exchange rate regime on inflation and growth is examined. The 30-year data set includes over 100 countries and nine regime types. Pegged regimes are associated with lower inflation than intermedia...

Dollarization of the Banking System

Dollarization of the Banking System »

Source: Dollarization of the Banking System : Good or Bad?

Volume/Issue: 2003/146

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gianni De Nicolo , Patrick Honohan , and Alain Ize

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856668

Keywords: Financial Deepening, Financial Instability, inflation, foreign currency, foreign exchange, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper assesses the benefits and risks associated with dollarization of the banking system. We provide novel empirical evidence on the determinants of dollarization, its role in promoting financial development,...