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The Level and Composition of Public Sector Debt in Emerging Market Crises

The Level and Composition of Public Sector Debt in Emerging Market Crises »

Source: The Level and Composition of Public Sector Debt in Emerging Market Crises

Volume/Issue: 2006/186

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bjoern Rother , Ivetta Hakobyan , and Monica de Bolle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451864465

Keywords: debt distress, domestic debt, pre-crisis, public sector debt, International Finance: General, International Lending and Debt Problems,

The paper examines the evolution of public sector debt levels and structures in 12 emerging market countries around the time of financial crises. In particular, it focuses on whether the debt situation of sovereign...

External Debt, Public Investment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries

External Debt, Public Investment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Source: External Debt, Public Investment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2003/249

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Toan Nguyen , Benedict Clements , and Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875904

Keywords: Growth, debt relief, debt overhang, debt service payments, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper examines the channels through which external debt affects growth in low-income countries. Our results suggest that the substantial reduction in the stock of external debt projected for highly indebted po...

Macroeconomic Challenges of Structural Transformation

Macroeconomic Challenges of Structural Transformation »

Source: Macroeconomic Challenges of Structural Transformation : Public Investment, Growth and Debt Sustainability in Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2015/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lacina Balma , and Mthuli Ncube

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513599038

Keywords: Structural Transformation, Growth, Debt Sustainability, investment, debt, external commercial borrowing, International Lending and Debt Problems, Institutions and Growth, Debt Sustainability.,

This paper analyzes the link between public investment, economic growth and debt sustainability in Sierra Leone using an inter-temporal macroeconomic model. In the model, public capital improves the productive capa...

Debt Relief Under the HIPC Initiative

Debt Relief Under the HIPC Initiative »

Source: Debt Relief Under the HIPC Initiative : Context and Outlook for Debt Sustainability and Resource Flow

Volume/Issue: 2001/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Doris Ross , and Lisandro Abrego

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451856446

Keywords: external debt sustainability, debt, debt service, debt reduction, external debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper discusses the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative in the perspective of sizable historical debt relief and large positive net resource flows to HIPCs. It argues that, by substantially reduc...

IMF Lending in an Interconnected World

IMF Lending in an Interconnected World »

Source: IMF Lending in an Interconnected World

Volume/Issue: 2017/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Guillaume Poulain , and Julien Reynaud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484305867

Keywords: IMF Lending, Interconnectedness, Spillovers, global financial cycle, General, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Policy Coordination and Transmission

We analyze the determinants of IMF lending since the early nineties, a period during which the roles of financial cycles and interconnectedness as amplifiers and transmitters of economic crises have gained prominen...

External Balance in Low Income Countries

External Balance in Low Income Countries »

Source: External Balance in Low Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2009/221

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lone Engbo Christiansen , Alessandro Prati , Luca Ricci , and Thierry Tressel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

ISBN: 9781451873689

Keywords: real exchange rate, net foreign assets, exchange rate, capital account liberalization, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper offers a coherent empirical analysis of the determinants of the real exchange rate, the current account, and the net foreign assets position in low income countries. The paper focuses on indicators speci...

Inflation Targeting and Country Risk

Inflation Targeting and Country Risk »

Source: Inflation Targeting and Country Risk : An Empirical Investigation

Volume/Issue: 2013/21

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Armand Fouejieu , and Scott Roger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475554717

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, inflation rate, effect of inflation, International Lending and Debt Problems,

The sovereign debt crisis in Europe has highlighted the role of country risk premia as a link between countries' fiscal and external balances, financial conditions and monetary policy. The purpose of this paper is...

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico »

Source: How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico

Volume/Issue: 2018/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsoka Koczan , and Franz Loyola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484361634

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Mexico, Migration, Remittances, inequality, Firm Behavior, International Lending and Debt Problems

The poverty-reducing effects of remittances have been well-documented, however, their effects on inequality are less clear. This paper examines the impact of remittances on inequality in Mexico using household-leve...

Bond Restructuring and Moral Hazard

Bond Restructuring and Moral Hazard »

Source: Bond Restructuring and Moral Hazard : Are Collective Action Clauses Costly?

Volume/Issue: 2001/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torbjorn Becker , Anthony Richards , and Yunyong Thaicharoen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451851595

Keywords: Bond restructuring, contract design, law, bonds, bond, bondholders, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Many official groups have endorsed the wider use by emerging market borrowers of contract clauses which allow for a qualified majority of bondholders to restructure repayment terms in the event of financial distres...

Shedding Light on Shadow Banking

Shedding Light on Shadow Banking »

Source: Shedding Light on Shadow Banking

Volume/Issue: 2015/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Artak Harutyunyan , Alexander Massara , Giovanni Ugazio , Goran Amidzic , and Richard Walton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 January 2015

ISBN: 9781498391788

Keywords: noncore liabilities, financial institutions, deposits, instruments, banking system, International Lending and Debt Problems,

In this paper, we develop an alternative approach to estimate the size of the shadow banking system, using official data reported to the IMF complemented by other data sources. We base our alternative approach on t...