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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,...

The Investment-Financing-Growth Nexus
			: The Case of Liberia

The Investment-Financing-Growth Nexus : The Case of Liberia »

Volume/Issue: 2013/237

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Clark JR , and Manuel Rosales Torres

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 November 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475534931.001

ISBN: 9781475534931

Keywords: Growth, Infrastructure, budget constraint, investment program, budget support, capital investment, International Lending and Debt Problems, Institutions and Growth, Infrastructures,

Liberia is facing large infrastructure gaps and developmental needs that constrain the country’s growth potential. The government has set an ambitious agenda to transform the economy and to reach middle-inco...

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...

Mexico
			: Selected Issues

Mexico : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/337

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513519043.002

ISBN: 9781513519043

Keywords: Capital expenditure, Economic indicators, Capital, Investment, Expenditures, ISCR, CR, PEMEX, fiscal regime, profit-sharing

Selected Issues...

Post-Transition Investment Behavior in Poland
			: A Sectoral Panel Analysis

Post-Transition Investment Behavior in Poland : A Sectoral Panel Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2005/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zuzana Murgasova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862034.001

ISBN: 9781451862034

Keywords: sectoral panel analysis, determinants of investment, investment growth, equations, cost of capital, investment by sector, public investment, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

Analyzing and projecting the behavior of macroeconomic variables in new EU member states presents special challenges, owing to limited time series of the available data. This paper presents an analysis of investmen...

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...

Honduras's Growth Performance During 1970-1997

Honduras's Growth Performance During 1970-1997 »

Volume/Issue: 1999/1

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): V. Juan-Ramon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974874.003

ISBN: 9781451974874

Keywords: Economic growth, Investment, Honduras, Honduras, Productivity, growth, input productivity, human capital, investment composition, education

For more than three decades, Honduras’s average annual growth in real per capita GDP has been almost zero and highly uneven, even though its total investment-to-GDP ratio has been relatively large. This pape...

Finance & Development, September 2007

Finance & Development, September 2007 »

Volume/Issue: 44/3

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451953862.022

ISBN: 9781451953862

Keywords: urbanization, urban poverty, press, slums, Asia Regional Trade, Banks And Banking. Investments, Capital Investments, Capital Market, Consumer Expenditure, Consumption (economics)

The September 2007 issue of F&D looks at the growth of cities and the trend toward urbanization. Within the next year, for the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world's population will be living in...

Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion

Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion »

Volume/Issue: 2015/236

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , Matteo Ghilardi , and Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513530253.001

ISBN: 9781513530253

Keywords: Public Capital, Investment Efficiency, Project Selection, investment, public investment, debt, revenues, revenue, International Lending and Debt Problems, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development

This paper analyzes the tradeoffs between savings, debt and public investment in the Republic of Congo, a developing country with looming oil exhaustibility concerns. Our results highlight the risks to fiscal and c...

What's Driving Private Investment in Malaysia? Aggregate Trends and Firm-Level Evidence

What's Driving Private Investment in Malaysia? Aggregate Trends and Firm-Level Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2006/190

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olaf Unteroberdoerster , and Roberto Guimarães

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864502.001

ISBN: 9781451864502

Keywords: long- and short-run dynamics, Tobin&;amp;#x2019;s Q, panel data analysis, capital formation, fixed capital, cost of capital, investment behavior, Firm Behavior,

Private sector investment has been a key source of growth in Malaysia over the last three decades, but after an unprecedented decline in the wake of the Asian crisis it has remained sluggish in recent years. Using...