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Consumer Confusion

Consumer Confusion »

Source: Consumer Confusion : The Choice of AFORE

Volume/Issue: 2008/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Moisés Schwartz , Enrique Domínguez , and Roberto Calderón-Colín

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870350

Keywords: defined contribution, individual accounts, retirement savings, consumer choice, consumer confusion, noise distribution, mark-up, pension, pension fund, pension fund managers

This paper was prepared for the World Bank 4th Annual Contractual Savings Conference (Washington DC, April 2008) co-organized by Gregorio Impavido (gimpavido@imf.org). The article shows that account transfers among...

Fiscal Rules and Countercyclical Policy

Fiscal Rules and Countercyclical Policy »

Source: Fiscal Rules and Countercyclical Policy : Frank Ramsey Meets Gramm-Rudman-Hollings

Volume/Issue: 2003/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Evan Tanner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451875225

Keywords: Ramsey approach, tax smoothing, countercyclical policy, primary deficit, tax rates, tax rate, fiscal rules, fiscal rule,

Fiscal rules—legal restrictions on government borrowing, spending, or debt accumulation (like the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act in the United States)—have recently been adopted or considered in several co...

Mexico
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program Update:  Technical Note:  Industrial Organization and Competition:  Pension System in Mexico

Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Technical Note: Industrial Organization and Competition: Pension System in Mexico »

Volume/Issue: 2007/164

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451825725.002

ISBN: 9781451825725

Keywords: pension, pension system, retirement

The technical note on Mexico's Financial Sector Assessment Program update analyzes that the private pension system's regulator in Mexico has introduced innovate rules. Mexico, as with many other countries in Latin...

Mexico
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program Update:  Technical Note:  The Pension Annuity Market

Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Technical Note: The Pension Annuity Market »

Volume/Issue: 2007/163

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451825718.002

ISBN: 9781451825718

Keywords: pension, benefits, annuity market, insurance companies, salary, Currrencies,

This paper presents a technical note on Mexico's Financial Sector Assessment Program update. The Mexican experience displays interesting characteristics that provide lessons for other countries that still need to d...

What Explains Private Saving in Mexico?

What Explains Private Saving in Mexico? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Swiston , and Ales Bulir

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864519.001

ISBN: 9781451864519

Keywords: private saving, Ricardian equivalence, dependency ratio, pension, domestic saving,

This paper examines the factors influencing Mexico's private saving rate. Cross-country analysis finds that Mexico's private saving is somewhat higher than could be explained by its fundamentals, but lower than in...

Consumer Confusion
			: The Choice of AFORE

Consumer Confusion : The Choice of AFORE »

Volume/Issue: 2008/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Moisés Schwartz , Enrique Domínguez , and Roberto Calderón-Colín

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870350.001

ISBN: 9781451870350

Keywords: defined contribution, individual accounts, retirement savings, consumer choice, consumer confusion, noise distribution, mark-up, pension, pension fund, pension fund managers

This paper was prepared for the World Bank 4th Annual Contractual Savings Conference (Washington DC, April 2008) co-organized by Gregorio Impavido (gimpavido@imf.org). The article shows that account transfers among...

Fiscal Rules and Countercyclical Policy
			: Frank Ramsey Meets Gramm-Rudman-Hollings

Fiscal Rules and Countercyclical Policy : Frank Ramsey Meets Gramm-Rudman-Hollings »

Volume/Issue: 2003/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Evan Tanner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875225.001

ISBN: 9781451875225

Keywords: Ramsey approach, tax smoothing, countercyclical policy, primary deficit, tax rates, tax rate, fiscal rules, fiscal rule,

Fiscal rules—legal restrictions on government borrowing, spending, or debt accumulation (like the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act in the United States)—have recently been adopted or considered in several co...

Pension Privatization and Country Risk

Pension Privatization and Country Risk »

Volume/Issue: 2008/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alfredo Cuevas , Maria Gonzalez , Arnoldo López-Marmolejo , and Davide Lombardo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451870534.001

ISBN: 9781451870534

Keywords: Pension Reform, Transition Costs, pension, current account, current account balance,

This paper explores how privatizing a pension system can affect sovereign credit risk. For this purpose, it analyzes the importance that rating agencies give to implicit pension debt (IPD) in their assessments of s...

Portfolio Diversification, Leverage, and Financial Contagion

Portfolio Diversification, Leverage, and Financial Contagion »

Volume/Issue: 1999/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): T. Smith , and Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855791.001

ISBN: 9781451855791

Keywords: financial contagion, portfolio choice, leverage, portfolio management, correlation, portfolio manager, covariance, predictions

Models of “contagion” rely on market imperfections to explain why adverse shocks in one asset market might be associated with asset sales in many unrelated markets. This paper demonstrates that contag...

Mexico

Mexico »

Source: Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Technical Note: The Pension Annuity Market

Volume/Issue: 2007/163

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451825718

Keywords: pension, benefits, annuity market, insurance companies, salary, Currrencies,

This paper presents a technical note on Mexico's Financial Sector Assessment Program update. The Mexican experience displays interesting characteristics that provide lessons for other countries that still need to d...