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Is Islamic Banking Good for Growth?

Is Islamic Banking Good for Growth? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475569285.001

ISBN: 9781475569285

Keywords: financial development, banks, banking, finance, bank, General,

The rapid growth of Islamic banking has attracted much attention lately in the economic literature. At the same time, a mature body of the literature has shown that financial development is broadly conducive to eco...

Is Islamic Banking Good for Growth?

Is Islamic Banking Good for Growth? »

Source: Is Islamic Banking Good for Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2015/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Kangni Kpodar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2015

ISBN: 9781475569285

Keywords: financial development, banks, banking, finance, bank, General,

The rapid growth of Islamic banking has attracted much attention lately in the economic literature. At the same time, a mature body of the literature has shown that financial development is broadly conducive to eco...

Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics

Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics »

Source: Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics : Stylized Facts and Lessons for Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Arena , Serpil Bouza , Era Dabla-Norris , Kerstin Gerling , and Lamin Njie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484356869

Keywords: macroeocnomic dynamics, low-income countries, emerging market economies, credit, booms, credit boom, banking, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, emerging market economies.,

Using a comprehensive database on bank credit, covering 135 developing countries over the period 1960-2011, we identify, document, and compare the macro-economic dynamics of credit booms across low- and middle-inco...

Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics
			: Stylized Facts and Lessons for Low-Income Countries

Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics : Stylized Facts and Lessons for Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2015/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Arena , Serpil Bouza , Era Dabla-Norris , Kerstin Gerling , and Lamin Njie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484356869.001

ISBN: 9781484356869

Keywords: macroeocnomic dynamics, low-income countries, emerging market economies, credit, booms, credit boom, banking, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, emerging market economies.,

Using a comprehensive database on bank credit, covering 135 developing countries over the period 1960-2011, we identify, document, and compare the macro-economic dynamics of credit booms across low- and middle-inco...

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries1

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries1 »

Source: Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Ebeke , and Dilan Ölcer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2013

ISBN: 9781475588514

Keywords: Elections, IMF programs, tax revenues, national fiscal rules, fiscal policy, fiscal rule, Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior,

Focusing on Low-Income Countries, we investigate the behavior of fiscal variables during and after elections. The results indicate that during election years, government consumption significantly increases and lead...

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2013/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Ebeke , and Dilan Ölcer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475588514.001

ISBN: 9781475588514

Keywords: Elections, IMF programs, tax revenues, national fiscal rules, fiscal policy, fiscal rule, Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior,

Focusing on Low-Income Countries, we investigate the behavior of fiscal variables during and after elections. The results indicate that during election years, government consumption significantly increases and lead...

Revisiting the Link Between Finance and Macroeconomic Volatility

Revisiting the Link Between Finance and Macroeconomic Volatility »

Volume/Issue: 2013/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , and Narapong Srivisal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475543988.001

ISBN: 9781475543988

Keywords: Financial Depth, Macroeconomic Volatility, private consumption, external shocks, trade openness, growth rate, terms of trade, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper examines the impact of financial depth on macroeconomic volatility using a dynamic panel analysis for 110 advanced and developing countries. We find that financial depth plays a significant role in dampe...

Revisiting the Link Between Finance and Macroeconomic Volatility

Revisiting the Link Between Finance and Macroeconomic Volatility »

Source: Revisiting the Link Between Finance and Macroeconomic Volatility

Volume/Issue: 2013/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , and Narapong Srivisal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475543988

Keywords: Financial Depth, Macroeconomic Volatility, private consumption, external shocks, trade openness, growth rate, terms of trade, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper examines the impact of financial depth on macroeconomic volatility using a dynamic panel analysis for 110 advanced and developing countries. We find that financial depth plays a significant role in dampe...

Optimal Precautionary Reserves for Low-Income Countries
			: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Optimal Precautionary Reserves for Low-Income Countries : A Cost-Benefit Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2011/249

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Jun Kim , and Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463923280.001

ISBN: 9781463923280

Keywords: Reserve adequacy, optimal level of reserves, low-income countries, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, exchange rate regimes, external shocks, commodity exporters, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper develops a cost-benefit approach that helps to quantify the optimal level of international reserves in low-income countries, focusing on the role of reserves in preventing and mitigating absorption drops...

Optimal Precautionary Reserves for Low-Income Countries

Optimal Precautionary Reserves for Low-Income Countries »

Source: Optimal Precautionary Reserves for Low-Income Countries : A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2011/249

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Jun Kim , and Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463923280

Keywords: Reserve adequacy, optimal level of reserves, low-income countries, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, exchange rate regimes, external shocks, commodity exporters, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper develops a cost-benefit approach that helps to quantify the optimal level of international reserves in low-income countries, focusing on the role of reserves in preventing and mitigating absorption drops...