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World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

World Economic Outlook, April 2019

Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

The global economic expansion decelerated in the second half of 2018 with global growth projected to slow to 3.3 percent in 2019, with risks to future growth on the downside.

When Should Public Debt Be Reduced?

When Should Public Debt Be Reduced? »

Source: When Should Public Debt Be Reduced?

Volume/Issue: 2015/10

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Atish Ghosh , and Raphael Espinoza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2015

ISBN: 9781498379205

Keywords: Economic growth, Public investment, Public debt, debt, investment, financial crisis, Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt,

What considerations should guide public debt policy going forward? Should debt be reduced to achieve normative anchors (such as 60 percent of GDP), should it be increased further to finance a big public investment...

Investment Banking and Security Market Development

Investment Banking and Security Market Development »

Source: Investment Banking and Security Market Development : Does Finance Follow Industry?

Volume/Issue: 2001/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bharat Anand , and Alexander Galetovic P.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2001

ISBN: 9781451851397

Keywords: relationships, size distribution of firms, investment banking, banking, investment banks, banking industry, investment bank, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Firm Organization and Market Structure,

Long-term relationships between business firms and investment banks are pervasive in developed security markets and there is evidence that better monitoring and information result from these relationships. Therefor...

Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion

Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion »

Source: 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

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...

Leverage? What Leverage? A Deep Dive into the U.S. Flow of Funds  in Search of Clues to the Global Crisis

Leverage? What Leverage? A Deep Dive into the U.S. Flow of Funds in Search of Clues to the Global Crisis »

Source: Leverage? What Leverage? A Deep Dive into the U.S. Flow of Funds in Search of Clues to the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2012/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Ashok Bhatia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504712

Keywords: credit, collateral, bonds, shares, Leverage, Securitization, Investment Banking, Money And Interest Rates, Financial Institutions And Services,

This paper questions the view that leverage should have forewarned us of the global financial crisis of 2007-09, pointing to several gearing indicators that were neither useful portents of the onset of the crisis n...

Financial Frictions, Underinvestment, and Investment Composition

Financial Frictions, Underinvestment, and Investment Composition »

Source: Financial Frictions, Underinvestment, and Investment Composition : Evidence from Indian Corporates

Volume/Issue: 2017/134

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonali Das , and Volodymyr Tulin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484302644

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, India, Investment, Corporate Leverage, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper studies private investment in India against the backdrop of a significant investment decline over the past decade. We analyze the potential causes of weaker investment at the firm level, using both firm-...

Policy Uncertainty in Japan

Policy Uncertainty in Japan »

Source: Policy Uncertainty in Japan

Volume/Issue: 2017/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elif Arbatli , Steven Davis , Arata Ito , Naoko Miake , and Ikuo Saito

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2017

ISBN: 9781484300671

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Japan, Policy uncertainty, aggregate investment, General, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

We develop new economic policy uncertainty (EPU) indices for Japan from January 1987 onwards building on the approach of Baker, Bloom and Davis (2016). Each index reflects the frequency of newspaper articles that c...

The Macroeconomic (and Distributional) Effects of Public Investment in Developing Economies

The Macroeconomic (and Distributional) Effects of Public Investment in Developing Economies »

Source: The Macroeconomic (and Distributional) Effects of Public Investment in Developing Economies

Volume/Issue: 2017/217

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , and Bin Grace Li

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484320709

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Public investment, Growth, Inequality, Demand and Supply, Energy and the Macroeconomy, Government Policy

This paper provides new empirical evidence of the macroeconomic effects of public investment in developing economies. Using public investment forecast errors to identify unanticipated changes in public investment,...

Surging Investment and Declining Aid: Evaluating Debt Sustainability in Rwanda

Surging Investment and Declining Aid: Evaluating Debt Sustainability in Rwanda »

Source: Surging Investment and Declining Aid : Evaluating Debt Sustainability in Rwanda

Volume/Issue: 2014/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Clark JR , and Birgir Arnason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 2014

ISBN: 9781475519143

Keywords: Growth, budget constraint, financial management, public investment spending, International Lending and Debt Problems, Institutions and Growth,

Rwanda is a unique case among its Sub-Saharan African peers in that it has already undergone a large scaling-up of public investment. The Rwandan government has made clear its desire to lower its reliance on foreig...

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign Wealth Funds »

Source: Sovereign Wealth Funds : Current Institutional and Operational Practices

Volume/Issue: 2008/254

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Kunzel , Cornelia Hammer , and Iva Petrova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2008

ISBN: 9781451871128

Keywords: Governance and Accountability, Investment and Risk Management, risk management, pension, legal entity, legal entities, internal audit,

While SWFs as a group share broad common institutional and operational practices, these practices also differ considerably reflecting the diversity of these institutions. These differences derive from the nature of...

Growth and Capital Flows with Risky Entrepreneurship

Growth and Capital Flows with Risky Entrepreneurship »

Source: Growth and Capital Flows with Risky Entrepreneurship

Volume/Issue: 2010/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451962802

Keywords: Investment Risk, Saving, Financial Development, Growth, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, Mathematical Methods And Programming, Production, Employment, And Investment

This paper shows that the behavior of entrepreneurs facing incomplete financial markets and risky investment can explain why growth accelerations in developing countries tend to be associated with current account i...