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Managing Public Debt and Its Financial Stability Implications

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Source: Managing Public Debt and Its Financial Stability Implications

Volume/Issue: 2010/280

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Jay Surti , Faisal Ahmed , Michael Papaioannou , and Guilherme Pedras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210879

Keywords: Public Debt Structure, debt management, public debt, debt managers, bonds, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance,

This paper explores the relationship between the level and management of public debt and financial stability, and explains the channels through which the two are interlinked. It suggests that the broader implicatio...

Globalization and Firms' Financing Choices

Globalization and Firms' Financing Choices »

Source: Globalization and Firms' Financing Choices : Evidence From Emerging Economies

Volume/Issue: 2001/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sergio Schmukler , and Esteban Vesperoni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451851823

Keywords: financing choices, financial structure, financial globalization, international financial markets, financial liberalization, international capital markets, access to international capital, international capital, General Financial Markets, Corporate Finance And Governance,

This paper studies the relation between firm's financing choices and financial globalization. Using an East Asian and Latin American firm-level panel for the 1980s and 1990s, we study how leverage ratios, debt matu...

Assessing Early Warning Systems

Assessing Early Warning Systems »

Source: Assessing Early Warning Systems : How Have they Worked in Practice?

Volume/Issue: 2004/52

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Eduardo Borensztein , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451847284

Keywords: vulnerability indicators, crisis prediction, forecasting accuracy, balance of payments crisis, probability, predictions, currency crisis, probabilities, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation,

Since 1999, the IMF's staff has been tracking several early-warning-system (EWS) models of currency crisis. The results have been mixed. One of the long-horizon models has performed well relative to pure guesswork...

Evolution and Performance of Exchange Rate Regimes1

Evolution and Performance of Exchange Rate Regimes1 »

Source: Evolution and Performance of Exchange Rate Regimes

Volume/Issue: 2003/243

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aasim Husain , Ashoka Mody , Nienke Oomes , Robin Brooks , and Kenneth Rogoff

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875843

Keywords: economic performance, exchange rate, inflation, exchange rate regime, exchange rates, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles,

Using recent advances in the classification of exchange rate regimes, this paper finds no support for the popular bipolar view that countries will tend over time to move to the polar extremes of free float or rigid...

Latin America

Latin America »

Source: Latin America : Vulnerabilities Under Construction?

Volume/Issue: 2012/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Cubeddu , Camilo Tovar Mora , and Evridiki Tsounta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505429

Keywords: Mortgage, real estate, data gaps, mortgage credit, housing finance, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), Financial Institutions and Services: General, Real Estate Services,

This paper documents developments in mortgage credit and the housing sector in Latin America over the past decade, and compares them with those of other emerging economies. In particular, it examines the real estat...

The Global Credit Crunch and Foreign Banks' Lending to Emerging Markets

The Global Credit Crunch and Foreign Banks' Lending to Emerging Markets »

Source: The Global Credit Crunch and Foreign Banks' Lending to Emerging Markets : Why Did Latin America Fare Better?

Volume/Issue: 2010/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kulwant Rai , and Herman Kamil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781455200610

Keywords: global: credit crunch, cross-border lending, foreign banks, foreign bank, international settlements, foreign currency, foreign affiliates, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation,

The recent global financial turmoil raised questions about the stability of foreign banks' financing to emerging market countries. While foreign banks' lending growth to most emerging market regions contracted shar...

Does Procyclical Fiscal Policy Reinforce Incentives to Dollarize Sovereign Debt?

Does Procyclical Fiscal Policy Reinforce Incentives to Dollarize Sovereign Debt? »

Source: Does Procyclical Fiscal Policy Reinforce Incentives to Dollarize Sovereign Debt?

Volume/Issue: 2010/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anna Ilyina , Anastasia Guscina , and Herman Kamil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201792

Keywords: sovereign debt management, bonds, debt manager, hedging, currency debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Finance: Other, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General,

This paper explores the link between the cyclical patterns of macroeconomic and policy variables and the currency composition of domestic sovereign debt in emerging market countries. The empirical analysis is ancho...

International Pricing of Emerging Market Corporate Debt

International Pricing of Emerging Market Corporate Debt »

Source: International Pricing of Emerging Market Corporate Debt : Does the Corporate Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2010/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonja Keller , and Ashoka Mody

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451962475

Keywords: Corporate bonds, bond spreads, Fama-French factors, equity returns, bonds, bond, General Financial Markets, Corporate Finance And Governance,

We examine risk spreads charged on corporate bonds placed by emerging market borrowers on international exchanges. While global developments have an important effect on spreads, changes in firm-level default risk a...

The Role of IMF Support in Crisis Prevention

The Role of IMF Support in Crisis Prevention »

Source: The Role of IMF Support in Crisis Prevention

Volume/Issue: 2006/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Uma Ramakrishnan , and Juan Zalduendo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451863352

Keywords: IMF financing, capital account crisis, cluster analysis, exchange rate, private capital flows, private capital, capital outflows, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: General

This paper examines the role of IMF-supported programs in crisis prevention; specifically, whether, conditional on an episode of intense market pressures, IMF financial support helps prevent a capital account crisi...

Macroeconomic Volatility

Macroeconomic Volatility »

Source: Macroeconomic Volatility : The Policy Lessons from Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2006/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anoop Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864267

Keywords: Macroeconomic volatility, growth cycles, banking and currency crises, structural reform, fiscal frameworks, inflation, public debt, debt ratio, foreign currency, central bank

The recent recovery in Latin America has been impressive but also raises the question whether this represents a fundamental break with the region's history of boom-bust cycles. The paper traces how this history of...