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IMF Research Bulletin, March 2016

IMF Research Bulletin, March 2016 »

Volume/Issue: 17/1

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484316498.026

ISBN: 9781484316498

Keywords: investment, advanced economies, cost of capital, financial constraints, uncertainty, housing markets, house price, Great Recession,

The IMF Research Bulletin includes listings of recent IMF Working Papers and Staff Discussion Notes. The research summaries in this issue are 'Explaining the Recent Slump in Investment' (Mathieu Bussiere, Laurent F...

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
			: Selected Issues

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2016/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475550009.002

ISBN: 9781475550009

Keywords: investment, public investment, public, infrastructure, per

This paper presents stylized facts on the quantitative and qualitative infrastructure gap in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), estimates the efficiency of public investment, and recommends how t...

Can Government Demand Stimulate Private Investment? Evidence from U.S. Federal Procurement

Can Government Demand Stimulate Private Investment? Evidence from U.S. Federal Procurement »

Volume/Issue: 2016/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shafik Hebous , and Tom Zimmermann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513578729.001

ISBN: 9781513578729

Keywords: Federal Procurement, Financing Constraints, Spending Multipliers, government spending, contracts, capital investment, fiscal policy, General, Other, All Countries,

We study the effects of federal purchases on firms' investment using a novel panel dataset that combines federal procurement contracts in the United States with key financial firm-level information. We find that 1...

Some Misconceptions about Public Investment Efficiency and Growth

Some Misconceptions about Public Investment Efficiency and Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2015/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Edward Buffie , Catherine Pattillo , Rafael Portillo , Andrea Presbitero , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513589978.001

ISBN: 9781513589978

Keywords: Public investment, Growth, Efficiency, Low-Income Countries, capital, investment, production, Infrastructures, General, Institutions and Growth

We reconsider the macroeconomic implications of public investment efficiency, defined as the ratio between the actual increment to public capital and the amount spent. We show that, in a simple and standard model,...

Crowding-Out or Crowding-In? Public and Private Investment in India

Crowding-Out or Crowding-In? Public and Private Investment in India »

Volume/Issue: 2015/264

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Girish Bahal , Mehdi Raissi , and Volodymyr Tulin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513541655.001

ISBN: 9781513541655

Keywords: Public investment, Private investment, Crowding in, Crowding out, Permanent shocks, Structural identification, Vector error correction models, investment, capital, investment activity

This paper contributes to the debate on the relationship between public-capital accumulation and private investment in India along the following dimensions. First, acknowledging major structural changes that the In...

Peru
			: Selected Issues

Peru : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2015/134

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 May 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513560410.002

ISBN: 9781513560410

Keywords: private investment, capital, interest, public investment

This Selected Issues paper describes recent investment dynamics in Peru, and assesses the relationship between private investment and its fundamentals. Over the last decade, average growth in Peru exceeded 6 percen...

The Macroeconomic Effects of Public Investment
			: Evidence from Advanced Economies

The Macroeconomic Effects of Public Investment : Evidence from Advanced Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2015/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdul Abiad , Davide Furceri , and Petia Topalova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475578874.001

ISBN: 9781475578874

Keywords: Growth, Debt, investment, private investment, capital, Demand and Supply, Energy and the Macroeconomy, Government Policy, Debt.,

This paper provides new evidence of the macroeconomic effects of public investment in advanced economies. Using public investment forecast errors to identify the causal effect of government investment in a sample o...

Capital Control Measures
			: A New Dataset

Capital Control Measures : A New Dataset »

Volume/Issue: 2015/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrés Fernández , Michael Klein , Alessandro Rebucci , Martin Schindler , and Martin Uribe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484332177.001

ISBN: 9781484332177

Keywords: capital control measures, international financial integration, exchange, international capital, investment, monetary fund, General, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper presents a new dataset of capital control restrictions on both inflows and outflows of 10 categories of assets for 100 countries over the period 1995 to 2013. Building on the data in Schindler (2009) and...

Investment in the Euro Area
			: Why Has It Been Weak?

Investment in the Euro Area : Why Has It Been Weak? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bergljot Barkbu , Pelin Berkmen , Pavel Lukyantsau , Sergejs Saksonovs , and Hanni Schoelermann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498364805.001

ISBN: 9781498364805

Keywords: credit rationing, capital, lending,

Investment across the euro area remains below its pre-crisis level. Its performance has been weaker than in most previous recessions and financial crises. This paper shows that a part of this weakness can be explai...

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries

Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2014/10

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Maria Albino-War , Svetlana Cerovic , Francesco Grigoli , Juan Flores , Javier Kapsoli , Haonan Qu , Yahia Said , Bahrom Shukurov , Martin Sommer , and SeokHyun Yoon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 November 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498311397.006

ISBN: 9781498311397

Keywords: Central Asia and the Caucasus, Expenditure efficiency, Somalia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Public investment, Natural resources, Morocco, North Africa

Over the past decade, rising oil prices have translated into high levels of public investment in most MENA and CCA oil exporters. This has prompted questions about the efficiency of public investment in generating...