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Asymmetries in the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey: What Lies Behind?

Asymmetries in the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey: What Lies Behind? »

Source: Asymmetries in the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey: What Lies Behind?

Volume/Issue: 2017/261

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emma Angulo , and Alicia Hierro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484330036

Keywords: CDIS, Direct Investment, Bilateral Asymmetries, General

This paper analyzes asymmetries in direct investment positions reported in the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS) following a top down approach. First, it examines asymmetries at global level; second, it e...

Brexit Referendum and Business Investment in the UK

Brexit Referendum and Business Investment in the UK »

Source: Brexit Referendum and Business Investment in the UK

Volume/Issue: 2018/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lucyna Gornicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484382011

Keywords: Europe, United Kingdom, Brexit referendum, firm investment, uncertainty, trade costs, General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade

In this paper I apply firm-level analysis to examine how the Brexit process has affected business investment in the UK. An interaction term of potential trade costs after exiting the EU and a measure of firms' part...

Changing Times for Frontier Markets

Changing Times for Frontier Markets »

Source: Changing Times for Frontier Markets : A Perspective from Portfolio Investment Flows and Financial Integration

Volume/Issue: 2016/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nordine Abidi , Burcu Hacibedel , and Mwanza Nkusu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 August 2016

ISBN: 9781475529548

Keywords: Private investments, Low-income developing countries, Foreign direct investment, Capital flows, Economic integration, Time series, Econometric models, Frontier Markets, Portfolio flows, Financial Integration

This paper investigates to what extent low-income developing countries (LIDCs) characterized as frontier markets (FMs) have begun to be subject to capital flows dynamics typically associated with emerging markets (...

Collect More, Spend Better

Collect More, Spend Better »

Source: Collect More, Spend Better : Public Investment in Asian Frontier Markets

Volume/Issue: 2017/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Manuk Ghazanchyan , Ricardo Marto , Jiri Jonas , and Kaitlyn Douglass

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570892

Keywords: Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, Tax collection, Vietnam, Capital expenditure, Public investment, Fiscal policy, Emerging markets, Cambodia, Debt sustainability

We use a dynamic small open economy model to explore the macroeconomic impact of alternative public investment scaling-up scenarios, analyzing how improving the efficiency of capital spending and of tax revenue col...

Commodity-based Sovereign Wealth Funds

Commodity-based Sovereign Wealth Funds »

Source: Commodity-based Sovereign Wealth Funds : Managing Financial Flows in the Context of the Sovereign Balance Sheet

Volume/Issue: 2018/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdullah Al-Hassan , Sue Brake , Michael Papaioannou , and Martin Skancke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2018

ISBN: 9781484340967

Keywords: International financial markets, Risk management, Sovereign wealth funds, sovereign asset and liability management, financing gap, investment management, macroeconomic coordination, Portfolio Choice

Commodity-based sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have been at a crossroads following the recent fall in commodity prices. This paper provides a framework for commodity-based SWF management, focusing on stabilization a...

Consumption in Brazil

Consumption in Brazil »

Source: Consumption in Brazil : Where to Next?

Volume/Issue: 2017/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Troy Matheson , and Carlos Góes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475589627

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Investment, Brazil, Consumption, Development, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Private consumption has been a key driver of growth in Brazil for more than a decade. Over this time, Brazilian consumers have benefited from a favorable policy environment, a rapid phase of development-dramaticall...

Corporate Investment and the Real Exchange Rate±

Corporate Investment and the Real Exchange Rate± »

Source: Corporate Investment and the Real Exchange Rate

Volume/Issue: 2017/183

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mai Chi Dao , Camelia Minoiu , and Jonathan Ostry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484313749

Keywords: Real exchange rates, Corporate investment, Wages, Emerging markets, Developed countries, Exchange rate depreciation, labor share, real exchange rate, real effects of depreciation, General

We examine the relationship between real exchange rate depreciations and indicators of firm performance using data for a sample of more than 30,000 firms from 66 (advanced and emerging market) countries over the 20...

Corporate Restructuring and Its Macro Effects

Corporate Restructuring and Its Macro Effects »

Source: Corporate Restructuring and Its Macro Effects

Volume/Issue: 2017/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jongsoon Shin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475572438

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Debt restructuring, Corporate sector, Production, Investment, Korea, Republic of, Corporate debt, restructuring, macro effects, unemployment

This paper describes issues in Korea's corporate sector, the need for restructuring, and the authorities' initiatives and challenges. It then identifies lessons from other countries' experience and conducts an econ...

Debt Sustainability Analyses for Low-Income Countries: An Assessment of Projection Performance

Debt Sustainability Analyses for Low-Income Countries: An Assessment of Projection Performance »

Source: Debt Sustainability Analyses for Low-Income Countries: An Assessment of Projection Performance

Volume/Issue: 2017/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Henry Mooney , and Constance de Soyres

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484324790

Keywords: Balance of payments, Debt relief, IMF, Sovereign debt, World Bank, debt sustainability analysis (DSA), macroeconomic forecast, projection accuracy, projection bias, forecast error

This paper develops new error assessment methods to evaluate the performance of debt sustainability analyses (DSAs) for low-income countries (LICs) from 2005-2015. We find some evidence of a bias towards optimism f...

Demographics, Pension Systems and the Saving-Investment Balance

Demographics, Pension Systems and the Saving-Investment Balance »

Source: Demographics, Pension Systems and the Saving-Investment Balance

Volume/Issue: 2018/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hua Chai , and Jun Il Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484385876

Keywords: Capital flows, Foreign exchange, Current account, Aging, Investment, Pensions, Private savings, Public sector savings, Demographic indicators, demographics

This paper studies the effect of demographic change on national saving, global interest rates, and international capital flows, focusing on the role of the public pension system. We develop a small open economy ove...