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The Role of Fiscal Transfers in Smoothing Regional Shocks

The Role of Fiscal Transfers in Smoothing Regional Shocks »

Source: The Role of Fiscal Transfers in Smoothing Regional Shocks : Evidence from Existing Federations

Volume/Issue: 2016/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Poghosyan , Abdelhak Senhadji , and Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498379601

Keywords: public debt cycles, credit cycles, asset price cycles, duration analysis

We assess the extent to which fiscal transfers smooth regional shocks in three large federations: the U.S., Canada, and Australia. We find that fiscal transfers offset 4-11 percent of idiosyncratic shocks (risk-sha...

Financial Deepening in Mexico1

Financial Deepening in Mexico1 »

Source: Financial Deepening in Mexico

Volume/Issue: 2017/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Herman , and Alexander Klemm

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475572926

Keywords: Credit, Mexico, Financial sector, Banks, Credit expansion, Financial intermediation, Business cycles, Mexico; Credit gap; credit growth; financial development.

International comparisons reveal that-even controlling for a host of explanatory factors-credit depth is exceptionally low in Mexico. Using panel data methods linking credit growth and fundamentals, this paper esti...

Credit Cyclicality in Chile

Credit Cyclicality in Chile »

Source: Credit Cyclicality in Chile : A Cross-Country Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2008/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ludvig Söderling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869170

Keywords: Credit growth, business cycle, panel VAR, terms of trade shocks, trade shocks, financial stability, competitive pressure,

This paper analyzes the determinants of credit cyclicality. It constructs a financial development index and studies whether it affects the amplitude of impulse responses to shocks to output, terms of trade, global...

Uncertainty, Financial Frictions and Nominal Rigidities: A Quantitative Investigation

Uncertainty, Financial Frictions and Nominal Rigidities: A Quantitative Investigation »

Source: Uncertainty, Financial Frictions and Nominal Rigidities: A Quantitative Investigation

Volume/Issue: 2017/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ambrogio Cesa-Bianchi , and Emilio Fernández Corugedo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484320723

Keywords: Business cycles, Uncertainty shocks, Credit frictions, uncertainty, General, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Are uncertainty shocks a major source of business cycle fluctuations? This paper studies the effect of a mean preserving shock to the variance of aggregate total factor productivity (macro uncertainty) and to the d...

Credit Booms-Is China Different?1

Credit Booms-Is China Different?1 »

Source: Credit Booms-Is China Different?

Volume/Issue: 2018/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sally Chen , and Joong Shik Kang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 January 2018

ISBN: 9781484336762

Keywords: Financial crises, Financial cycles, Banking crises, Asia and Pacific, credit gap, debt overhang, sustainable growth, General

Strong Chinese output growth after the Global Financial Crisis was supported by booming credit. This credit boom carries risks. International experience suggests that China's credit growth is on a dangerous traject...

Housing Price, Credit, and Output Cycles: How Domestic and External Shocks Impact Lithuania's Credit

Housing Price, Credit, and Output Cycles: How Domestic and External Shocks Impact Lithuania's Credit »

Source: Housing Price, Credit, and Output Cycles: How Domestic and External Shocks Impact Lithuania's Credit

Volume/Issue: 2018/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iacovos Ioannou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484367513

Keywords: Lithuania, Europe, Credit, house prices, business cycle, macro-financial linkages, contagion, General, Forecasting and Simulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Lithuania's current credit cycle highlights the strong link between housing prices and credit. We explore this relationship in more detail by analyzing the main features of credit, housing price, and output cycles...

Credit Market Imperfection and Sectoral Asymmetry of Chinese Business Cycle

Credit Market Imperfection and Sectoral Asymmetry of Chinese Business Cycle »

Source: Credit Market Imperfection and Sectoral Asymmetry of Chinese Business Cycle

Volume/Issue: 2011/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yuanyan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455262410

Keywords: investment, exchange rate, credit market, business cycle, net worth, Credit Market Imperfection, Secoral Asymmetry, Macroeconomics And Monetary Economics, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance,

This paper analyzes the role of credit market imperfection and sectoral asymmetry as a means through which shocks to the real economy are propagated and amplified. Drawing on firm-level data to calibrate the model,...

Mitigating the Deadly Embrace in Financial Cycles

Mitigating the Deadly Embrace in Financial Cycles »

Source: Mitigating the Deadly Embrace in Financial Cycles : Countercyclical Buffers and Loan-to-Value Limits

Volume/Issue: 2016/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaromir Benes , Douglas Laxton , and Joannes Mongardini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2016

ISBN: 9781484323052

Keywords: lending booms, credit crunch, financial crisis, financial cycle, housing market, countercyclical buffers, loan-to-value limits, macroprudential policies

This paper presents a new version of MAPMOD (Mark II) to study the effectiveness of macroprudential regulations. We extend the original model by explicitly modeling the housing market. We show how household demand...

Research Summaries: Central Bank Balance Sheet Policies: Some Policy Implications

Research Summaries: Central Bank Balance Sheet Policies: Some Policy Implications »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, Fall 2017

Volume/Issue: 18/3

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484327234

Keywords: Agriculture, Globalization, Credit, Central bank issues, Credit markets, Farm development, central bank, quantitative easing, balance sheet adjustment, lending

The Fall 2017 IMF Research Bulletin includes a Q&A article covering "Seven Questions on the Globalization of Farmland" by Christian Bogmans. The first research summary, by Manmohan Singh and Haobing Wang is "Centra...

Leaning Against Windy Bank Lending

Leaning Against Windy Bank Lending »

Source: IMF Research Bulletin, Fall 2017

Volume/Issue: 18/3

Series: IMF Research Bulletin

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484327234

Keywords: Agriculture, Globalization, Credit, Central bank issues, Credit markets, Farm development, central bank, quantitative easing, balance sheet adjustment, lending

The Fall 2017 IMF Research Bulletin includes a Q&A article covering "Seven Questions on the Globalization of Farmland" by Christian Bogmans. The first research summary, by Manmohan Singh and Haobing Wang is "Centra...