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World Economic Outlook, April 2018

Cyclical Upswing, Structural Change

The upswing in global investment and trade continued in the second half of 2017, but medium-term risks point to challenges for future growth.

World Economic Outlook, April 2018

Cyclical Upswing, Structural Change

The upswing in global investment and trade continued in the second half of 2017, but medium-term risks point to challenges for future growth.

Women in Finance: A Case for Closing Gaps

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Source: Women in Finance: A Case for Closing Gaps

Volume/Issue: 2018/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Ratna Sahay , and Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484375907

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking, Economic growth, Financial stability, Gender equality, Gender, Financial inclusion, Boards of Directors

Women are underrepresented at all levels of the global financial system, from depositors and borrowers to bank board members and regulators. A new study at the IMF finds that greater inclusion of women as users, p...

Women in Finance: A Case for Closing Gaps

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Women in Finance: A Case for Closing Gaps »

Volume/Issue: 2018/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Ratna Sahay , and Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375907.006

ISBN: 9781484375907

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking, Economic growth, Financial stability, Gender equality, Gender, Financial inclusion, Boards of Directors

Women are underrepresented at all levels of the global financial system, from depositors and borrowers to bank board members and regulators. A new study at the IMF finds that greater inclusion of women as users, p...

Managing Reductions in Aid Inflows: Assessing Policy Choices in Haiti

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Managing Reductions in Aid Inflows: Assessing Policy Choices in Haiti »

Volume/Issue: 2018/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ioana Moldovan , Marina Rousset , and Chris Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484370322.001

ISBN: 9781484370322

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Public investment, International reserves, Capital inflows, Low-income developing countries, Haiti, Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model (DSGE); Aid; Fiscal Policy; Monetary Policy; Public Investment; Foreign Reserves; Haiti

A low-income country such as Haiti that confronts an environment of diminishing aid inflows must assess tradeoffs among the available policy options: spending cuts, monetization, sales of debt, or use of foreign re...

Managing Reductions in Aid Inflows: Assessing Policy Choices in Haiti

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Managing Reductions in Aid Inflows: Assessing Policy Choices in Haiti »

Source: Managing Reductions in Aid Inflows: Assessing Policy Choices in Haiti

Volume/Issue: 2018/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ioana Moldovan , Marina Rousset , and Chris Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484370322

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Public investment, International reserves, Capital inflows, Low-income developing countries, Haiti, Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model (DSGE); Aid; Fiscal Policy; Monetary Policy; Public Investment; Foreign Reserves; Haiti

A low-income country such as Haiti that confronts an environment of diminishing aid inflows must assess tradeoffs among the available policy options: spending cuts, monetization, sales of debt, or use of foreign re...

Macroprudential Stress Tests and Policies: Searching for Robust and Implementable Frameworks

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Macroprudential Stress Tests and Policies: Searching for Robust and Implementable Frameworks »

Volume/Issue: 2018/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ron Anderson , Jon Danielsson , Chikako Baba , Udaibir Das , Heedon Kang , and Miguel Segoviano Basurto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375839.001

ISBN: 9781484375839

Keywords: Macroprudential Stress testing, Macroprudential Policy, Systemic Risk, Financial Stability

Macroprudential stress testing (MaPST) is becoming firmly embedded in the post-crisis policy-frameworks of financial-sectors around the world. MaPSTs can offer quantitative, forward-looking assessments of the resil...

Macroprudential Stress Tests and Policies: Searching for Robust and Implementable Frameworks

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Macroprudential Stress Tests and Policies: Searching for Robust and Implementable Frameworks »

Source: Macroprudential Stress Tests and Policies: Searching for Robust and Implementable Frameworks

Volume/Issue: 2018/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ron Anderson , Jon Danielsson , Chikako Baba , Udaibir Das , Heedon Kang , and Miguel Segoviano Basurto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484375839

Keywords: Macroprudential Stress testing, Macroprudential Policy, Systemic Risk, Financial Stability

Macroprudential stress testing (MaPST) is becoming firmly embedded in the post-crisis policy-frameworks of financial-sectors around the world. MaPSTs can offer quantitative, forward-looking assessments of the resil...

An Imperfect Financial Union With Heterogeneous Regions

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An Imperfect Financial Union With Heterogeneous Regions »

Volume/Issue: 2018/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Filippo Balestrieri , and Suman Basu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375631.001

ISBN: 9781484375631

Keywords: Capital flows, sudden stop, financial union, heterogeneous regions

We analyze a union of financially-integrated yet politically-sovereign countries, where households in the Northern core of the union lend to those in the Southern periphery in a unified debt market subject to a bor...

An Imperfect Financial Union With Heterogeneous Regions

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An Imperfect Financial Union With Heterogeneous Regions »

Source: An Imperfect Financial Union With Heterogeneous Regions

Volume/Issue: 2018/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Filippo Balestrieri , and Suman Basu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484375631

Keywords: Capital flows, sudden stop, financial union, heterogeneous regions

We analyze a union of financially-integrated yet politically-sovereign countries, where households in the Northern core of the union lend to those in the Southern periphery in a unified debt market subject to a bor...

The Fiscal Cost of Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan 2005-2016

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The Fiscal Cost of Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan 2005-2016 »

Volume/Issue: 2018/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Barrett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484374931.001

ISBN: 9781484374931

Keywords: conflict, peace dividend, fiscal policy, AfghanistanI

I use a monthly panel of provincially-collected central government revenues and conflict fatalities to estimate government revenues lost due to conflict in Afghanistan since 2005. I identify causal effects by instr...

The Fiscal Cost of Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan 2005-2016

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The Fiscal Cost of Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan 2005-2016 »

Source: The Fiscal Cost of Conflict: Evidence from Afghanistan 2005-2016

Volume/Issue: 2018/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Barrett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484374931

Keywords: conflict, peace dividend, fiscal policy, AfghanistanI

I use a monthly panel of provincially-collected central government revenues and conflict fatalities to estimate government revenues lost due to conflict in Afghanistan since 2005. I identify causal effects by instr...