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Financial Repression is Knocking at the Door, Again

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Source: Financial Repression is Knocking at the Door, Again

Volume/Issue: 2019/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etibar Jafarov , Rodolfo Maino , and Marco Pani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2019

ISBN: 9781513512488

Keywords: Financial crises, Economic stabilization, Interest rates on deposits, Interest rates on loans, Financial statistics, Financial Repression, Financial Liberalization, Financial Regulations, Growth., WP

Financial repression (legal restrictions on interest rates, credit allocation, capital movements, and other financial operations) was widely used in the past but was largely abandoned in the liberalization wave of...

Financial Repression is Knocking at the Door, Again

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Financial Repression is Knocking at the Door, Again »

Volume/Issue: 2019/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etibar Jafarov , Rodolfo Maino , and Marco Pani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512488.001

ISBN: 9781513512488

Keywords: Financial crises, Economic stabilization, Interest rates on deposits, Interest rates on loans, Financial statistics, Financial Repression, Financial Liberalization, Financial Regulations, Growth., WP

Financial repression (legal restrictions on interest rates, credit allocation, capital movements, and other financial operations) was widely used in the past but was largely abandoned in the liberalization wave of...

State-Owned Enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Assessing Performance and Oversight

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State-Owned Enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Assessing Performance and Oversight »

Volume/Issue: 2019/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bobana Cegar , and Francisco Parodi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2019

Language: Bosnian

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513515977.001

ISBN: 9781513515977

Keywords: State-Owned Enterprises, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Financial Performance, SOE Governance

Based on a new database of State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) financial statements, we find that SOEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina are mostly in poor financial shape. We estimate the overall size and composition of the SOE...

State-Owned Enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Assessing Performance and Oversight

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State-Owned Enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Assessing Performance and Oversight »

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Volume/Issue: 2019/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bobana Cegar , and Francisco Parodi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2019

Language: Bosnian

ISBN: 9781513515977

Keywords: State-Owned Enterprises, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Financial Performance, SOE Governance

Based on a new database of State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) financial statements, we find that SOEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina are mostly in poor financial shape. We estimate the overall size and composition of the SOE...

Digital Connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Perspective1

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Digital Connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Perspective1 »

Source: Digital Connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2019/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , and Michal Miktus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2019

ISBN: 9781513514604

Keywords: Real sector, Regional economics, National accounts, Balance of payments, Gross capital formation, Digitalization, unsupervised machine learning, fractional logit model, WP, SSA

Higher digital connectivity is expected to bring opportunities to leapfrog development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Experience within the region demonstrates that if there is an adequate digital infrastructure and...

Digital Connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Perspective

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Digital Connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2019/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , and Michal Miktus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513514604.001

ISBN: 9781513514604

Keywords: Real sector, Regional economics, National accounts, Balance of payments, Gross capital formation, Digitalization, unsupervised machine learning, fractional logit model, WP, SSA

Higher digital connectivity is expected to bring opportunities to leapfrog development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Experience within the region demonstrates that if there is an adequate digital infrastructure and...

Private Sector Job Creation in MENA: Prioritizing the Reform Agenda

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Private Sector Job Creation in MENA: Prioritizing the Reform Agenda »

Volume/Issue: 2019/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedicte Baduel , Carolin Geginat , and Gaelle Pierre

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512228.001

ISBN: 9781513512228

Keywords: Labor market regulations, Labor productivity, Economic conditions, Job creation, Labor force, Bénédicte Baduel, Carolin Geginat and Gaëlle Pierre, WP, Mena, structural constraint

This paper examines the extent to which firms in selected MENA countries reported being constrained by the business environment around the time of the Arab Spring and the extent to which these constraints affected...

SME Financial Inclusion for Sustained Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

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SME Financial Inclusion for Sustained Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2019/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mishel Ghassibe , Maximiliano Appendino , and Samir Elsadek Mahmoudi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513509112.001

ISBN: 9781513509112

Keywords: Financial crises, Real sector, Financial inclusion, Labor productivity, Economic growth, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Economic Grow, WP, central Asia region, SMEs

This paper offers empirical evidence that greater financial inclusion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can promote higher economic growth and employment, especially in the Middle East and Central Asia regions...

The Riskiness of Credit Allocation and Financial Stability

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The Riskiness of Credit Allocation and Financial Stability »

Volume/Issue: 2019/207

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Brandao-Marques , Qianying Chen , Claudio Raddatz , Jérôme Vandenbussche , and Peichu Xie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513513775.001

ISBN: 9781513513775

Keywords: Real effective exchange rates, Financial crises, Economic conditions, Credit booms, Credit expansion, Corporate debt, credit allocation, credit risk, financial leverage, financial vulnerability

We explore empirically how the time-varying allocation of credit across firms with heterogeneous credit quality matters for financial stability outcomes. Using firm-level data for 55 countries over 1991-2016, we sh...

VAT Notches, Voluntary Registration, and Bunching: Theory and UK Evidence

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VAT Notches, Voluntary Registration, and Bunching: Theory and UK Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2019/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Li Liu , Ben Lockwood , Miguel Almunia , and Eddy Tam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513513812.001

ISBN: 9781513513812

Keywords: Tax revenue, Income tax revenue, Personal income taxes, Corporate income taxes, Tax systems, Value-Added Tax (VAT), Voluntary Registration, Bunching, WP, vat

Using administrative tax records for UK businesses, we document both bunching in annual turnover below the VAT registration threshold and persistent voluntary registration by almost half of the firms below the thre...