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Capital Controls or Macroprudential Regulation?

Capital Controls or Macroprudential Regulation? »

Source: Capital Controls or Macroprudential Regulation?

Volume/Issue: 2015/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anton Korinek , and Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513506463

Keywords: pecuniary externalities, macroprudential regulation, inequality, exchange rate, exchange, lenders, borrowers, markets, International Lending and Debt Problems, Open Economy Macroeconomics

International capital flows can create significant financial instability in emerging economies because of pecuniary externalities associated with exchange rate movements. Does this make it optimal to impose capital...

The Cross-Country Incidence of the Global Crisis1

The Cross-Country Incidence of the Global Crisis1 »

Source: The Cross-Country Incidence of the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2010/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Philip Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201822

Keywords: private credit, international financial integration, output growth, current account balance, short-term debt,

We examine whether the cross-country incidence and severity of the 2008-2009 global recession is systematically related to pre-crisis macroeconomic and financial factors. We find that the pre-crisis level of develo...

Dealing with Private Debt Distress in the Wake of the European Financial Crisis  A Review of the Economics and Legal Toolbox

Dealing with Private Debt Distress in the Wake of the European Financial Crisis A Review of the Economics and Legal Toolbox »

Source: Dealing with Private Debt Distress in the Wake of the European Financial Crisis A Review of the Economics and Legal Toolbox

Volume/Issue: 2013/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Liu , and Christoph Rosenberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475544305

Keywords: private sector debt, household insolvency, corporate insolvency, insolvency, insolvency law, Personal Bankruptcy Law,

The private non-financial sector in Europe is facing increased challenges in meeting its debt servicing obligation. In response, governments are revisiting legal tools and-in some cases-institutional arrangements t...

Estimating Iceland's Real Equilibrium Exchange Rate

Estimating Iceland's Real Equilibrium Exchange Rate »

Source: Estimating Iceland's Real Equilibrium Exchange Rate

Volume/Issue: 2007/276

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Tchaidze

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868395

Keywords: real exchange rate, disequilibrium, current account, exchange rate, current account deficit, external debt,

Given recent developments in Iceland, this paper evaluates its real exchange rate disequilibrium. It discusses three approaches to estimating the equilibrium values and suggests that the adjustment needed to bring...

Fiscal Space1

Fiscal Space1 »

Source: Fiscal Space

Volume/Issue: 2010/11

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , Jun Kim , and Mahvash Qureshi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455228010

Keywords: Developed countries, Debt management, Public debt, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, debt dynamics, debt, interest, primary balance

In this note, the authors reexamine the issue of debt sustainability in a large group of advanced economies. Their hypothesis is that, when debt is in a moderate range, its dynamics are sustainable in the sense tha...

From Systemic Banking Crises to Fiscal Costs

From Systemic Banking Crises to Fiscal Costs »

Source: From Systemic Banking Crises to Fiscal Costs : Risk Factors

Volume/Issue: 2015/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Amaglobeli , Nicolas End , Mariusz Jarmuzek , and Geremia Palomba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513529356

Keywords: fiscal costs, banking, banking crises, debt, public debt, bank, General,

This paper examines the risk factors associated with fiscal costs of systemic banking crises using cross-country data. We differentiate between immediate direct fiscal costs of government intervention (e.g., recapi...

Iceland

Iceland »

Source: Iceland : Stand-By Arrangement: Interim Review Under the Emergency Financing Mechanism

Volume/Issue: 2009/52

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2009

ISBN: 9781451819403

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, external debt, recapitalization

This paper describes the Stand-By Arrangement for Iceland under the Emergency Financing Mechanism. The crisis is producing a sharp contraction of economic activity. Indicators of consumption are plummeting, and the...

Iceland

Iceland »

Source: Iceland : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iceland

Volume/Issue: 2008/367

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451819380

Keywords: debt, central bank, balance sheets, article, financial sector

Iceland's 2008 Article IV Consultation shows that the long expansion is coming to an end, exposing the economy's overstretched private sector balance sheets, large macroeconomic imbalances, and high dependence on f...

Iceland

Iceland »

Source: Iceland : Request for Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Iceland

Volume/Issue: 2008/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 November 2008

ISBN: 9781451819373

Keywords: debt, central bank, interest, external debt, public sector

This paper examines key findings of Iceland's Request for a Stand-By Arrangement from the IMF. Iceland's economy is in the midst of a banking crisis of extraordinary proportions that is expected to lead to a deep r...

Iceland

Iceland »

Source: Iceland : Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussions

Volume/Issue: 2012/309

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475569674

Keywords: external debt, central bank, balance of payments, public debt

The report throws light on the process of recovery from the global financial crisis in Iceland. The strong growth performance witnessed in 2011 seems to continue in 2012. The closing output gap and the decline in u...