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The Impact of External Indebtednesson Poverty in Low-Income Countries

The Impact of External Indebtednesson Poverty in Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2003/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kadima Kalonji , Boileau Loko , Raj Nallari , and Montfort Mlachila

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848199.001

ISBN: 9781451848199

Keywords: Growth, mortality rate, life expectancy, debt service, infant mortality, International Lending and Debt Problems, Welfare and Poverty, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, Growth and Fluctuations,

This paper explores the relationship between external debt and poverty. A number of observers have argued that high external indebtedness is a major cause of poverty. Using the first-differenced general method of m...

Debt Accumulation in the CIS-7 Countries
			: Bad Luck, Bad Policies, or Bad Advice?

Debt Accumulation in the CIS-7 Countries : Bad Luck, Bad Policies, or Bad Advice? »

Volume/Issue: 2004/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , Ratna Sahay , and Thomas Helbling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851687.001

ISBN: 9781451851687

Keywords: growth, structural reforms, external debt, current account, deficits, debt burden, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova

Following the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1992, several low-income countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) accumulated substantial external debt in a short time span, about half of which is owe...

Using the Balance Sheet Approach in Surveillance
			: Framework, Data Sources, and Data Availability

Using the Balance Sheet Approach in Surveillance : Framework, Data Sources, and Data Availability »

Volume/Issue: 2006/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anthony Pellechio , and Johan Mathisen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863604.001

ISBN: 9781451863604

Keywords: Balance Sheet Approach, external debt, financial corporations, financial instruments, central bank, financial assets, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, International Economic Order, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems

Recent improvements in statistical methodologies and data availability are facilitating detailed, high-frequency, timely macroeconomic balance sheet analysis. This paper provides practical instruction on how to des...

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates
			: the Role of Foreign Currency Debt and Import Structure

Limits of Floating Exchange Rates : the Role of Foreign Currency Debt and Import Structure »

Volume/Issue: 2011/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pascal Towbin , and Sebastian Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455219001.001

ISBN: 9781455219001

Keywords: Exchange rate regime, balance sheet effect, pass-through, interacted panel VAR, external shock, exchange rate, currency debt, foreign currency debt, exchange rate regimes, Prices

A traditional argument in favor of flexible exchange rates is that they insulate output better from real shocks, because the exchange rate can adjust and stabilize demand for domestic goods through expenditure swit...