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The Role of Affordable Mortgages in Improving Living Standards and Stimulating Growth

The Role of Affordable Mortgages in Improving Living Standards and Stimulating Growth »

Source: The Role of Affordable Mortgages in Improving Living Standards and Stimulating Growth : A Survey of Selected Mena Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Frank Nothaft , and S. Erbas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

ISBN: 9781451843545

Keywords: housing supply, mortgage finance availability, growth, mortgage, mortgage markets, housing construction, home mortgage, housing finance, Housing Supply and Markets, Finance in Urban and Rural Economies

This paper argues that making affordable home mortgage loans available to a large cross section of the population will serve both the redistributive and growth-enhancing objectives of poverty reduction policies. Th...

Estimating Indexes of Coincident and Leading Indicators

Estimating Indexes of Coincident and Leading Indicators »

Source: Estimating Indexes of Coincident and Leading Indicators : An Application to Jordan

Volume/Issue: 2003/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , and Tahsin Saadi-Sedik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451858440

Keywords: coincident indicators, economic activity, business cycles, business cycle, growth rate, time series, statistics, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: Forecasting and Simulation

The analysis of coincident and leading indicators can help policymakers gauge the short-term direction of economic activity. While such analysis is well established in advanced economies, it has received relatively...

A Theory of Domestic and International Trade Finance1

A Theory of Domestic and International Trade Finance1 »

Source: A Theory of Domestic and International Trade Finance

Volume/Issue: 2011/262

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): JaeBin Ahn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463924607

Keywords: great trade collapse, payment system, letter of credit, screening, credit, counterparty, counterpart, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Financial Institutions And Services,

This paper provides a theory model of trade finance to explain the "great trade collapse." The model shows that, first, the riskiness of international transactions rises relative to domestic transactions during eco...

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances »

Source: Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances : How Do Migrant Workers Respond to Cyclical Movements of GDP At Home?

Volume/Issue: 2006/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serdar Sayan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863123

Keywords: workers&;amp;#x2019; remittances, consumption vs. investment motive, remittances, remittance, remittance receipts, real gdp, migrant, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Other,

Workers' remittances are often argued to have a tendency to move countercyclically with the GDP in recipient countries since migrant workers are expected to remit more during down cycles of economic activity back h...

Oil Shocks in a Global Perspective

Oil Shocks in a Global Perspective »

Source: Oil Shocks in a Global Perspective : Are they Really That Bad?

Volume/Issue: 2011/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tobias Rasmussen , and Agustin Roitman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462305254

Keywords: Oil importing economies, Oil shock episodes, Emerging and developing countries, Recycling of petrodollars, oil exporters, oil shock, oil importers, oil imports, International Economics: General, International Finance: General

Using a comprehensive global dataset, we outline stylized facts characterizing relationships between crude oil prices and macroeconomic developments across the world. Approaching the data from several angles, we fi...

The Role of Affordable Mortgages in Improving Living Standards and Stimulating Growth
			: A Survey of Selected Mena Countries

The Role of Affordable Mortgages in Improving Living Standards and Stimulating Growth : A Survey of Selected Mena Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2002/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Frank Nothaft , and S. Erbas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843545.001

ISBN: 9781451843545

Keywords: housing supply, mortgage finance availability, growth, mortgage, mortgage markets, housing construction, home mortgage, housing finance, Housing Supply and Markets, Finance in Urban and Rural Economies

This paper argues that making affordable home mortgage loans available to a large cross section of the population will serve both the redistributive and growth-enhancing objectives of poverty reduction policies. Th...

Estimating Indexes of Coincident and Leading Indicators
			: An Application to Jordan

Estimating Indexes of Coincident and Leading Indicators : An Application to Jordan »

Volume/Issue: 2003/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , and Tahsin Saadi-Sedik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858440.001

ISBN: 9781451858440

Keywords: coincident indicators, economic activity, business cycles, business cycle, growth rate, time series, statistics, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: Forecasting and Simulation

The analysis of coincident and leading indicators can help policymakers gauge the short-term direction of economic activity. While such analysis is well established in advanced economies, it has received relatively...

A Theory of Domestic and International Trade Finance

A Theory of Domestic and International Trade Finance »

Volume/Issue: 2011/262

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): JaeBin Ahn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463924607.001

ISBN: 9781463924607

Keywords: great trade collapse, payment system, letter of credit, screening, credit, counterparty, counterpart, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Financial Institutions And Services,

This paper provides a theory model of trade finance to explain the "great trade collapse." The model shows that, first, the riskiness of international transactions rises relative to domestic transactions during eco...

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances
			: How Do Migrant Workers Respond to Cyclical Movements of GDP At Home?

Business Cycles and Workers' Remittances : How Do Migrant Workers Respond to Cyclical Movements of GDP At Home? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serdar Sayan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863123.001

ISBN: 9781451863123

Keywords: workers&;amp;#x2019; remittances, consumption vs. investment motive, remittances, remittance, remittance receipts, real gdp, migrant, International Factor Movements and International Business: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Other,

Workers' remittances are often argued to have a tendency to move countercyclically with the GDP in recipient countries since migrant workers are expected to remit more during down cycles of economic activity back h...

Oil Shocks in a Global Perspective
			: Are they Really That Bad?

Oil Shocks in a Global Perspective : Are they Really That Bad? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tobias Rasmussen , and Agustin Roitman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462305254.001

ISBN: 9781462305254

Keywords: Oil importing economies, Oil shock episodes, Emerging and developing countries, Recycling of petrodollars, oil exporters, oil shock, oil importers, oil imports, International Economics: General, International Finance: General

Using a comprehensive global dataset, we outline stylized facts characterizing relationships between crude oil prices and macroeconomic developments across the world. Approaching the data from several angles, we fi...