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Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2013, Western Hemisphere : Time to Rebuild Policy Space

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484347928

Keywords: Production, Financial crises, Financial statistics, Gross domestic product, Capital, Economies, Economic indicators, tfp, current account, external shocks

Despite some global risks, external conditions for Latin America should remain stimulative. With monetary policy in advanced economies expected to stay accommodative, external financing conditions will remain favor...

Characterizing Global Investors' Risk Appetite for Emerging Market Debt During Financial Crises

Characterizing Global Investors' Risk Appetite for Emerging Market Debt During Financial Crises »

Volume/Issue: 2003/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Brenda Gonzalez-Hermosillo , Vance Martin , Mardi Dungey , and Renee Fry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875928.001

ISBN: 9781451875928

Keywords: Risk Aversion, SVAR, bond, bond spreads, statistics, financial markets, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Lending and Debt Problems,

The effects of unanticipated movements in global risk on nine emerging bond markets are investigated. The components of global risk are volatility, credit, and liquidity risks. Country and contagion risks are also...

Budget Classification

Budget Classification »

Volume: 09

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Dominique Bouley , Davina Jacobs , and Jean-Luc Hélis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462343478.005

ISBN: 9781462343478

Keywords: Governance, budget, budget classification, chart of accounts, government finance statistics, poverty-reducing expenditure, program budgeting, public financial management, revenues, budget classification system

This technical note analyzes the importance of a budget classification system. It highlights that budget classification is one of the fundamental building blocks of a sound budget management system, as it determine...

A network analysis of global banking
			: 1978-2009

A network analysis of global banking : 1978-2009 »

Volume/Issue: 2011/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Javier Reyes , and Camelia Minoiu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455227051.001

ISBN: 9781455227051

Keywords: cross-border bank lending, network analysis, banking, banking crises, banking statistics, contagion, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Lending and Debt Problems,

In this paper we explore the properties of the global banking network using cross-border bank lending data for 184 countries over 1978-2009. Specifically, we analyze financial interconnectedness using network metri...

Exploration of the Brazilian Term Structure in a Hidden Markov Framework

Exploration of the Brazilian Term Structure in a Hidden Markov Framework »

Volume/Issue: 2011/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Munclinger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455211937.001

ISBN: 9781455211937

Keywords: Term Structure, Hidden Markov Models, MCMC, ATSM, parameters, probability, forecasting, covariance, statistics, Bayesian Analysis

We apply a hidden Markov model of the term structure to modeling the Brazilian swap rate curve. We examine the model's characteristics and its performance in describing the cross-sectional and time-series dynamics...

Exits from Heavily Managed Exchange Rate Regimes

Exits from Heavily Managed Exchange Rate Regimes »

Volume/Issue: 2005/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache , Eisuke Okada , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860580.001

ISBN: 9781451860580

Keywords: orderly and disorderly exits, exchange rate, real exchange rate, international financial statistics, exchange rate regime, exchange rate regimes, International Lending and Debt Problems, orderly, and disorderly exits,

A widely held nostrum is that countries should exit heavily managed exchange rate regimes when the going is good, rather than when the exchange rate is under pressure to depreciate. Have countries followed this adv...