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Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing

Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing »

Source: Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing : Evidence From Global Food Aid

Volume/Issue: 2003/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Erwin Tiongson , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451845990

Keywords: Food aid, consumption smoothing, food availability, food production, food security,

Global food aid is considered a critical consumption smoothing mechanism in many countries. However, its record of stabilizing consumption has been mixed. This paper examines the cyclical properties of food aid wit...

A Provincial View of Economic Integration

A Provincial View of Economic Integration »

Source: A Provincial View of Economic Integration

Volume/Issue: 1997/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Klein , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1997

ISBN: 9781451846065

Keywords: Consumption smoothing, economic integration, equation, statistics, net exports, equations

This paper develops a method of testing levels of economic integration based upon consumption smoothing, and tests it using data on trade balances across Canadian provinces. The results indicate the provinces are h...

Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing
			: Evidence From Global Food Aid

Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing : Evidence From Global Food Aid »

Volume/Issue: 2003/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Erwin Tiongson , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451845990.001

ISBN: 9781451845990

Keywords: Food aid, consumption smoothing, food availability, food production, food security,

Global food aid is considered a critical consumption smoothing mechanism in many countries. However, its record of stabilizing consumption has been mixed. This paper examines the cyclical properties of food aid wit...

A Provincial View of Economic Integration

A Provincial View of Economic Integration »

Volume/Issue: 1997/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Klein , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846065.001

ISBN: 9781451846065

Keywords: Consumption smoothing, economic integration, equation, statistics, net exports, equations

This paper develops a method of testing levels of economic integration based upon consumption smoothing, and tests it using data on trade balances across Canadian provinces. The results indicate the provinces are h...

International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness

International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness »

Source: International Capital Flows and National Creditworthiness : Do the Fundamental Things Apply As Time Goes By?

Volume/Issue: 1998/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and C. McDermott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451977523

Keywords: consumption smoothing, international capital flows, structural break, current account, current account deficit, current account imbalances, current account deficits, external liabilities

This paper examines the optimality of international capital flows to a persistent net importer of capital, Australia, during its post-capital-controls period 1984-98. The results suggest that international capital...

Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate-Current Account Nexus

Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate-Current Account Nexus »

Source: Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate-Current Account Nexus

Volume/Issue: 2007/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jun Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865912

Keywords: exchange rate elasticity of trade balance, fiscal policy, consumption smoothing, exchange rate, government spending, real exchange rate

By using a simple intertemporal model of the current account, I show that the exchange rate elasticity of the trade balance would ceteris paribus be smaller for countries with higher government spending ratios (rel...

The Euro Area Crisis

The Euro Area Crisis »

Source: The Euro Area Crisis : Need for a Supranational Fiscal Risk Sharing Mechanism?

Volume/Issue: 2013/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484334201

Keywords: risk sharing, consumption smoothing, fiscal union, moral hazard, banking crises, moral hazard problems, private consumption, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The aim of this paper is to assess the effectiveness of risk sharing mechanisms in the euro area and whether a supranational fiscal risk sharing mechanism could insure countries against very severe downturns. Using...

Equilibrium Non-Oil Current Account Assessments for Oil Producing Countries

Equilibrium Non-Oil Current Account Assessments for Oil Producing Countries »

Source: Equilibrium Non-Oil Current Account Assessments for Oil Producing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2008/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas , Jun Kim , and Aqib Aslam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2008

ISBN: 9781451870565

Keywords: exchange rate assessment, oil-exporting countries, consumption smoothing, current account, current account balance, current accounts, current account deficit, current account deficits,

This paper introduces a methodology for assessing external balance in countries with large stocks of non-renewable resources based on oil stock data, and applies it to selected oil producing countries. The methodol...

Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks

Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks »

Source: Smooth Operator: Remittances and Fiscal Shocks

Volume/Issue: 2017/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Serhan Cevik , and Reza Yousefi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484307878

Keywords: Remittances, Remittances, Consumption smoothing, fiscal shocks, social spendin, Kimberly Beaton, Serhan Cevik and Seyed Reza Yousefi, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Business Cycles, Household

With 250 million migrants globally, remittances are one of the major sources of income in many developing countries. While there is abundant evidence that remittances facilitate consumption smoothing in receving co...

International Risk Sharing and Currency Unions

International Risk Sharing and Currency Unions »

Source: International Risk Sharing and Currency Unions : The CFA Zones

Volume/Issue: 2005/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

ISBN: 9781451861143

Keywords: Capital Market, Consumption Smoothing, International Risk Sharing, free capital flows, stock exchange, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Factor Movements and International Business,

This paper explores income and consumption smoothing patterns among the member countries of each of the CFA zones-the CEMAC2 and the WAEMU3-during the period 1980-2000. I find that for the CEMAC, only about 15 perc...