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Panama
			: Detailed Assessment Report-FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Panama : Detailed Assessment Report-FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism »

Volume/Issue: 2014/54

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475559743.002

ISBN: 9781475559743

Keywords: Financial institutions, Anti-money laundering, Combating the financing of terrorism, Nonbank financial sector, International cooperation, Freeze on financial assets, Panama, Private sector, Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes, money laundering

This report evaluates the level of implementation of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) in Panama. The findings reveal th...

The U.S. Personal Saving Rate

The U.S. Personal Saving Rate »

Volume/Issue: 2018/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sam Ouliaris , and Celine Rochon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484357941.001

ISBN: 9781484357941

Keywords: United States, Western Hemisphere, consumption behavior, personal saving rate, vector error-correction model, structural break, Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis, Personal Finance, Forecasting and Simulation

This paper develops a time series model for aggregate consumption to predict the U.S. personal saving rate. It then uses the model to test whether there has been a structural break in consumption behavior because o...

Predicting Fiscal Crises

Predicting Fiscal Crises »

Volume/Issue: 2018/181

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Svetlana Cerovic , Kerstin Gerling , Andrew Hodge , and Paulo Medas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484372555.001

ISBN: 9781484372555

Keywords: Taxation, Low income countries, Debt, Debt management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal crises, Early Warning System, Public Expenditures, Investment, and Finance

This paper identifies leading indicators of fiscal crises based on a large sample of countries at different stages of development over 1970-2015. Our results are robust to different methodologies and sample periods...

Modernizing China's Growth Paradigm

Modernizing China's Growth Paradigm »

Volume/Issue: 2006/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Eswar Prasad , and Raghuram Rajan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451946147.003

ISBN: 9781451946147

Keywords: Economic reforms, Economic growth, China, International finance, Policy reforms, market-oriented economy, trade and financial integration, policy complementarities, exchange rate, international monetary fund

China has achieved tremendous economic progress in the last three decades, but there is much work to be done to make the economy resilient to large shocks, ensure the sustainability of its growth, and translate thi...

In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries

In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Futoshi Narita , and Rujun Yin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484390177.001

ISBN: 9781484390177

Keywords: International finance, Low-income developing countries, Economic growth, Inflation, Capital flows, Google search volume index, Nighttime lights, Nowcasting, Short-term forecasting, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Timely data availability is a long-standing challenge in policy-making and analysis for low-income developing countries. This paper explores the use of Google Trends' data to narrow such information gaps and finds...

Fiscal Rules to Tame the Political Budget Cycle
			: Evidence from Italian Municipalities

Fiscal Rules to Tame the Political Budget Cycle : Evidence from Italian Municipalities »

Volume/Issue: 2017/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lorenzo Forni , and Andrea Bonfatti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475569971.001

ISBN: 9781475569971

Keywords: Time series, Fiscal rules, Italy, Europe, Government expenditures, Budgets, Regression analysis, local government finance, regression discontinuity, Cross-Sectional Models

The paper provides evidence that fiscal rules can limit the political budget cycle. It focuses on the application of the Italian fiscal rule at the sub-national level over the period 2004-2006 and shows that: 1) mu...

Finance and Employment in Developing Countries: The Working Capital Channel

Finance and Employment in Developing Countries: The Working Capital Channel »

Volume/Issue: 2017/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mai Chi Dao , and Lucy Qian Liu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314197.001

ISBN: 9781484314197

Keywords: JEL Classification Numbers: D22, D24, G20, J21, J23 Keywords: Financial constraint, firm-level employment, job creation, working capital financing, Financial constraint, Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis

We study the effect of external financing constraint on job creation in emerging markets and developing countries (EMDC) at the firm level by looking at a specific transmission channel - the working capital channel...

Macro-Financial Linkages in Shallow Markets
			: Experience from the African Department's Pilot Countries

Macro-Financial Linkages in Shallow Markets : Experience from the African Department's Pilot Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/12

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361498.087

ISBN: 9781484361498

Keywords: Financial risk, Sub-Saharan Africa, Financial markets, Low income countries, Financial inclusion, Shallow Financial Markets; Risk; Financial Inclusion, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

This paper assesses and disseminates experiences and lessons from low-income countries (LICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa that were selected by the Africa Department in 2015-16 as pilots for enhanced analysis of macro-fi...

Controlled Capital Account Liberalization
			: A Proposal

Controlled Capital Account Liberalization : A Proposal »

Volume/Issue: 2005/7

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Eswar Prasad , and Raghuram Rajan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451975741.003

ISBN: 9781451975741

Keywords: Capital account liberalization, Capital controls, Capital inflows, Reserves, Foreign exchange reserves, International finance, closed-end mutual fund, international portfolio diversification, capital account, capital outflows

In this paper, we develop a proposal for a controlled approach to capital account liberalization for economies experiencing large capital inflows. The proposal essentially involves securitizing a portion of capital...

Considering the IMF's Perspective on a "Sound Fiscal Policy"

Considering the IMF's Perspective on a "Sound Fiscal Policy" »

Volume/Issue: 2002/8

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451971019.003

ISBN: 9781451971019

Keywords: Fiscal policy, IMF, International Monetary Fund, fiscal sustainability, fiscal position, fiscal policies, public debt, Fiscal Policies And Behavior Of Economic Agents, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy

This paper provides a perspective on how the IMF assesses a “sound fiscal policy,” focusing principally on industrial and emerging market economies. It observes six central criteria: the short-term fi...