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Additions to Market Indices and the Comovement of Stock Returns Around the World

Additions to Market Indices and the Comovement of Stock Returns Around the World »

Source: Additions to Market Indices and the Comovement of Stock Returns Around the World

Volume/Issue: 2011/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yishay Yafeh , and Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455218950

Keywords: Index inclusion, stock price comovements, category, habitat and information theories, index-based investment, investors, institutional investors, stock market, stock price, stock prices,

Using newly-constructed data covering the last decade, we document that, in most of forty markets, when added to the main index, firms' returns experience an increase in comovement with the rest of the index, refle...

Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing

Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing »

Source: Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing

Volume/Issue: 1999/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arne Bigsten

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451852257

Keywords: African manufacturing, adjustment costs, duration dependence, nonparametric methods, unobserved heterogeneity, fixed costs, investment rate, probability, probabilities, survey

This paper examines dynamic patterns of investment in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe, assessing the consistency of those patterns with different adjustment cost structures. Using survey data on manufac...

Aggregate Investment Expenditures on Tradable and Nontradable Goods

Aggregate Investment Expenditures on Tradable and Nontradable Goods »

Source: Aggregate Investment Expenditures on Tradable and Nontradable Goods

Volume/Issue: 2008/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rudolfs Bems

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451869071

Keywords: tradable and nontradable goods, expenditure, expenditures, investment expenditures, input-output, expenditure share,

This paper shows that aggregate investment expenditure shares on tradable and nontradable goods are very similar across countries and regions. Furthermore, the two expenditure shares have remained close to constant...

An Alternative Explanation for the Resource Curse

An Alternative Explanation for the Resource Curse »

Source: An Alternative Explanation for the Resource Curse : The Income Effect Channel

Volume/Issue: 2009/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Alichi , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451872590

Keywords: resource curse, investment and growth, capital movements, exporting countries, closed economy, foreign capital,

The paper provides an alternative explanation for the "resource curse" based on the income effect resulting from high government current spending in resource rich economies. Using a simple life cycle framework, we...

Altruism and Workers' Remittances

Altruism and Workers' Remittances »

Source: Altruism and Workers' Remittances : Evidence from Selected Countries in the Middle East and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2006/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863901

Keywords: altruism, co-integration, cointegration, equation, workers ? remittances, equations, Household Behavior: General, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

Workers' remittances have been playing an increasingly important role in the balance of payments of many countries and can significantly contribute to the strength of their external positions. Assessing the likely...

Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength

Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength »

Source: Ambiguity, Transparency, and Institutional Strength

Volume/Issue: 2004/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. Erbas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451853896

Keywords: risk, Knightian uncertainty, vertical and horizontal integration, institutions, probability, probabilities, investors, investment decisions, expected value, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General

Institutional transparency makes future contingencies more easily predictable for investors. Greater transparency can be achieved through vertical and horizontal integration of policy rules, which may result in low...

ASEAN Financial Integration1 2

ASEAN Financial Integration1 2 »

Source: ASEAN Financial Integration

Volume/Issue: 2015/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Geert Almekinders , Alex Mourmouras , Jianping Zhou , Satoshi Fukuda , and Yong Sarah Zhou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2015

ISBN: 9781484386491

Keywords: Economic growth, Cross country analysis, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Capital flows, Capital account liberalization, Economic integration, Financial integration, Indonesia

The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at end-2015 has brought into sharp focus the issue of financial and economic integration in the region. This paper takes stock of ASEAN's financial integratio...

Assessing the Impact of a Change in the Composition of Public Spending

Assessing the Impact of a Change in the Composition of Public Spending »

Source: Assessing the Impact of a Change in the Composition of Public Spending : A DSGE Approach

Volume/Issue: 2007/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ivan Tchakarov , and Roland Straub

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867329

Keywords: Public consumption, DSGE models, private investment, private capital, competitive markets, budget constraint,

Despite intense calls for safeguarding public investment in Europe, public investment expenditure, when measured in relation to GDP, has steadily fallen in the last three decades, evoking fears that economic activi...

Asymmetric Effects of the Financial Crisis

Asymmetric Effects of the Financial Crisis »

Source: Asymmetric Effects of the Financial Crisis : Collateral-Based Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2012/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vadim Khramov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475502879

Keywords: Asymmetric Effects, Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity, cash flow, investment-cash flow sensitivities, pre-crisis,

This paper uses the financial crisis of 2008 as a natural experiment to demonstrate that when measuring investment-cash flow sensitivity, the value of a firm's assets that can be used as collateral should be taken...

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...