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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...

As You sow so Shall You Reap

As You sow so Shall You Reap »

Source: As You sow so Shall You Reap : Public Investment Surges, Growth, and Debt Sustainability in togo

Volume/Issue: 2012/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , Luis-Felipe Zanna , Raphael Espinoza , Michal Andrle , and Marshall Mills

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503647

Keywords: external debt, external borrowing, public debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Monetary Growth Models,

This paper presents an analysis of the public investment scaling-up strategy for Togo using a dynamic macroeconomic model that explicitly analyzes the links between public investment, economic growth, and debt sust...

Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability

Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability »

Source: Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability : Putting together the Pieces

Volume/Issue: 2012/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Rafael Portillo , Edward Buffie , Catherine Pattillo , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504071

Keywords: Growth, public debt, private capital, commercial borrowing, International Lending and Debt Problems, Monetary Growth Models,

We develop a model to study the macroeconomic effects of public investment surges in low-income countries, making explicit: (i) the investment-growth linkages; (ii) public external and domestic debt accumulation; (...

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...

Striking an Appropriate Balance Among  Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability in Cape Verde

Striking an Appropriate Balance Among Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability in Cape Verde »

Source: Striking an Appropriate Balance Among Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability in Cape Verde

Volume/Issue: 2012/280

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yibin Mu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475537819

Keywords: commercial borrowing, domestic debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Institutions and Growth,

Despite relatively fast economic growth over the past few years, Cape Verde's public debt to GDP ratio has risenrapidly. Achieving an appropriate balance among public investment, growth, and debt sustainability has...

Macro-Financial Implications of Corporate (De)Leveraging in the Euro Area Periphery1

Macro-Financial Implications of Corporate (De)Leveraging in the Euro Area Periphery1 »

Source: Macro-Financial Implications of Corporate (De)Leveraging in the Euro Area Periphery

Volume/Issue: 2013/154

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Manuela Goretti , and Marcos Souto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2013

ISBN: 9781475577563

Keywords: Debt overhang, Deleveraging, Crisis, debt restructuring, crisis episodes, corporate sector, competitiveness, International Lending and Debt Problems,

High corporate indebtedness can pose an important threat to the adjustment processes in some of the Euro area periphery countries, through its drag on investment as well as the possible migration of private sector...

Missing Link

Missing Link »

Source: Missing Link : Volatility and the Debt Intolerance Paradox

Volume/Issue: 2004/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão , and Sandeep Kapur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451847147

Keywords: macroeconomic volatility, probability, statistics, debt intolerance, probabilities, International Lending and Debt Problems,

A striking feature of sovereign lending is that many countries with moderate debt-to-income ratios systematically face higher spreads and more stringent borrowing constraints than others with far higher debt ratios...

Sovereign Debt Restructurings in Belize

Sovereign Debt Restructurings in Belize »

Source: Sovereign Debt Restructurings in Belize : Achievements and Challenges Ahead

Volume/Issue: 2014/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamon Asonuma , Gerardo Peraza , Kristine Vitola , and Takahiro Tsuda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498369510

Keywords: Inter-Creditor Equity, debt exchange, sovereign debt, public debt, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper examines the causes, processes, and outcomes of the two Belize sovereign debt restructurings in 2006-07 and in 2012-13 that occurred outside of an IMF-supported program. It finds that the motivation for...

Debt Sustainability in Low-Income Countries

Debt Sustainability in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Debt Sustainability in Low-Income Countries : Policies, Institutions, or Shocks?

Volume/Issue: 2017/114

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yasemin Bal Gunduz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475599732

Keywords: Low-income countries, external debt sustainability, General, International Lending and Debt Problems

This paper estimates the determinants of external debt distress in low-income countries (LICs), disentangling the roles of institutions, shocks, and policies. The most prominent factors in raising the risk of debt...

Central Bank Credit to the Government

Central Bank Credit to the Government »

Source: Central Bank Credit to the Government : What Can We Learn From International Practices?

Volume/Issue: 2012/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcela Matamoros-Indorf , Mrinalini Sharma , Simon Townsend , and Luis Jácome

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931216

Keywords: lending to the government, international practices, central bank, inflation, government securities,

Using a central bank legislation database, this paper documents and analyzes worldwide institutional arrangements for central bank lending to the government and identifies international practices. Key findings are:...