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State-Owned Banks, Stability, Privatization, and Growth

State-Owned Banks, Stability, Privatization, and Growth »

Source: State-Owned Banks, Stability, Privatization, and Growth : Practical Policy Decisions in a World Without Empirical Proof

Volume/Issue: 2005/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Andrews

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860290

Keywords: State-owned banks, banking, bank privatization, privatizations, bank privatizations, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper provides an overview of the possible linkages between state-owned banks, privatization, and banking sector crises. Data on privatizations in over 65 countries is used together with data from the banking...

Great Recession and Fiscal Squeeze at U.S. Subnational Government Level

Great Recession and Fiscal Squeeze at U.S. Subnational Government Level »

Source: Great Recession and Fiscal Squeeze at U.S. Subnational Government Level

Volume/Issue: 2012/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jiri Jonas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505320

Keywords: local government finance, tax revenue, state budget, state budgets, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

The paper discusses the fiscal impact of the Great Recession of 2007-08 on state and local governments in the United States. It documents the sharp decline in tax revenue and discusses how states responded to close...

Sovereign Wealth Funds and Financial Stability-An Event Study Analysis

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Source: Sovereign Wealth Funds and Financial Stability-An Event Study Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2009/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Heiko Hesse , and Tao Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451873863

Keywords: Event Study, financial sector, financial markets, stock market, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Corporate Finance and Governance: General,

This paper examines financial stability issues that arise from the increased presence of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) in global financial markets by assessing whether and how stock markets react to the announcemen...

Securities Transaction Taxes and Financial Markets

Securities Transaction Taxes and Financial Markets »

Source: Securities Transaction Taxes and Financial Markets

Volume/Issue: 2001/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Karl Habermeier , and Andrei Kirilenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451847116

Keywords: securities transaction taxes, financial markets, bond, securities transaction, stock price, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper argues that securities transaction taxes "throw sand" not in the wheels, but into the engine of financial markets where the transformation of latent demands into realized transactions takes place. The pa...

Quality of Financial Policies and Financial System Stress

Quality of Financial Policies and Financial System Stress »

Source: Quality of Financial Policies and Financial System Stress

Volume/Issue: 2005/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Plamen Yossifov , Richard Podpiera , and Dmitriy Rozhkov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

ISBN: 9781451861921

Keywords: financial stress, financial policies, financial system, banking, foreign exchange, banking sector, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

In this paper, we develop multi-country indices of financial system stress and quality of financial policies and use them in regression analysis of the determinants of financial stress. We find that countries with...

Asset Securitization and Optimal Retention*

Asset Securitization and Optimal Retention* »

Source: Asset Securitization and Optimal Retention

Volume/Issue: 2010/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Kiff , and Michael Kisser

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982176

Keywords: Securitization, screening, probability, probabilities, equation, functional form, Financial Institutions and Services: Other, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper builds on recent research by Fender and Mitchell (2009) who show that if financial institutions securitize loans, retaining an interest in the equity tranche does not always induce the securitizer to dil...

The Credit Risk Transfer Market and Stability Implications for U.K. Financial Institutions1

The Credit Risk Transfer Market and Stability Implications for U.K. Financial Institutions1 »

Source: The Credit Risk Transfer Market and Stability Implications for U.K. Financial Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2006/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Li Ong , and Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451863994

Keywords: CDO, CDS, credit derivatives, credit risk transfer, structured credit products, credit risk, hedge, financial institutions, risk transfer, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

The increasing ability to trade credit risk in financial markets has facilitated its dispersion across the financial and other sectors. However, specific risks attached to credit risk transfer (CRT) instruments in...

Managing the Interest Rate Risk of Indian Banks' Government Securities Holdings

Managing the Interest Rate Risk of Indian Banks' Government Securities Holdings »

Source: Managing the Interest Rate Risk of Indian Banks' Government Securities Holdings

Volume/Issue: 2005/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451860979

Keywords: interest rate, duration, value-at-risk, capital adequacy, holdings of government securities, government securities holdings, capital adequacy ratio, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

The large holdings of government securities by banks in India draw attention to their risk as interest rates are at historical low levels. This paper measures such a risk using duration and value-at-risk methods an...

Private Finance and Public Policy

Private Finance and Public Policy »

Source: Private Finance and Public Policy

Volume/Issue: 2004/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451854305

Keywords: Finance, Market Failures, benefits, financial system, financial institutions, financial systems, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Externalities, Asymmetric and Private Information,

This paper articulates a logical foundation-drawn from disparate literatures-for understanding why safeguarding financial stability is an important economic policy objective. The paper also explains why private asp...

Regulatory Lessons from the Crisis of Costa Rica's Mutual Fund Industry

Regulatory Lessons from the Crisis of Costa Rica's Mutual Fund Industry »

Source: Regulatory Lessons from the Crisis of Costa Rica's Mutual Fund Industry

Volume/Issue: 2006/288

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ana Carvajal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865486

Keywords: collective investment schemes, investors, mutual fund, regulatory framework, pension, Corporation and Securities Law, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

In 2004, the mutual fund industry of Costa Rica experienced a massive run by investors that reduced the industry to half its size in a month. This paper explores how weaknesses in the regulatory framework played a...