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Bank Credit During the 2008 Financial Crisis

Bank Credit During the 2008 Financial Crisis »

Source: Bank Credit During the 2008 Financial Crisis : A Cross-Country Comparison

Volume/Issue: 2010/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ari Aisen , and Michael Franken

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451963120

Keywords: credit boom, bust cycles, money market, banking, banking system,

This paper empirically estimates the main determinants of bank credit growth during the 2008 financial crisis. Using a sample covering over 80 countries, this paper finds that larger bank credit booms prior to the...

Bank Efficiency amid Foreign Entry

Bank Efficiency amid Foreign Entry »

Source: Bank Efficiency amid Foreign Entry : Evidence from the Central American Region

Volume/Issue: 2010/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torsten Wezel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982725

Keywords: Bank efficiency, data envelopment analysis, stochastic frontier analysis, banking, foreign banks, domestic banks, foreign bank, bank entry,

This paper investigates the efficiency of domestic and foreign banks in the Central American region during 2002-07. Using two main empirical approaches, Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis, t...

Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic »

Source: Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic : Trade Integration and Economic Performance

Volume/Issue: 2012/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephanie Medina Cas , Andrew Swiston , and Luis Barrot

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510843

Keywords: Integration, Free trade agreements, free trade, trade agreements, regional integration, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper studies the potential for the export sector to play a more important role in promoting growth in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic (CAPDR) through deeper intra-regional and global trade...

Central American Tax Reform

Central American Tax Reform »

Source: Central American Tax Reform : Trends and Possibilities

Volume/Issue: 2002/227

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Janet Stotsky , and Asegedech WoldeMariam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875423

Keywords: Tax Reform, tax rates, taxation, tax revenue, tax system, tax structure, Public Economics: General, Subsidies, and Revenue: General,

Central American tax systems are modern in their orientation, though there remains scope for beneficial reform. Value-added taxes are the mainstay of collections, but their performance varies. Income and property t...

Crisis and Recovery

Crisis and Recovery »

Source: Crisis and Recovery : Role of the Exchange Rate Regime in Emerging Market Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455209422

Keywords: Global financial crisis, fixed exchange rate, growth, emerging market economies, exchange rate regime, exchange rate, current account balance, terms of trade

This paper examines the role of the exchange rate regime in explaining how emerging market economies fared in the recent global financial crisis, particularly in terms of output losses and growth resilience. After...

Currency Mismatches and Corporate Default Risk

Currency Mismatches and Corporate Default Risk »

Source: Currency Mismatches and Corporate Default Risk : Modeling, Measurement, and Surveillance Applications

Volume/Issue: 2006/269

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andre Santos , and Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865295

Keywords: Default risk, currency mismatch, econometric estimation, financial surveillance, probability, equation, diffusion model, bond, calibration,

Currency mismatches in corporate balance sheets have been singled out as an important factor underlying the severity of recent financial crises. We propose several structural models for measuring default risk for f...

A Debt Intolerance Framework Applied to Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic

A Debt Intolerance Framework Applied to Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic »

Source: A Debt Intolerance Framework Applied to Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic

Volume/Issue: 2011/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Geoffrey Bannister , and Luis Barrot

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2011

ISBN: 9781463904227

Keywords: CAPDR, debt intolerance, equation, debt ratio, public debt, external debt, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Finance: General, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper presents an alternative method for calculating debt targets using the debt intolerance literature of Reinhart, Rogoff, and Savastano (2003) and Reinhart and Rogoff (2009). The methodology presented impro...

The Determinants of Banks' Liquidity Buffers in Central America

The Determinants of Banks' Liquidity Buffers in Central America »

Source: The Determinants of Banks' Liquidity Buffers in Central America

Volume/Issue: 2012/301

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Delechat , Camila Henao Arbelaez , Priscilla Muthoora , and Svetlana Vtyurina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2012

ISBN: 9781616356675

Keywords: banking, bank size, net interest margin, banking crisis, financial safety net, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

Banks' liquidity holdings are comfortably above legal or prudential requirements in most Central American countries. While good for financial stability, high systemic liquidity may nonetheless hinder monetary polic...

Dollarization of Liabilities

Dollarization of Liabilities »

Source: Dollarization of Liabilities : Beyond the Usual Suspects

Volume/Issue: 2003/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , and Armando Méndez Morales

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842807

Keywords: panel data, exchange rate, foreign currency, banking, deposit insurance, bank intervention, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Dollarization of liabilities (DL) has emerged as a key factor in explaining the vulnerability of emerging markets to financial and currency crises. "Usual suspects" of causing DL comprise "fatalistic" determinants...

Equity and Private Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Equity and Private Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic »

Source: Equity and Private Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Volume/Issue: 2007/288

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hemant Shah , Jorge Chan-Lau , Geoffrey Bannister , Ana Carvajal , and Ivan Guerra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868517

Keywords: equity, securitization, securities regulation, pension, pension funds, mutual funds, securities exchange,

This study focuses on equity, private debt, and asset-backed securities markets in Central America. These markets are generally under-developed throughout the region due to several structural problems, economic and...