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Fiscal Expansion and External Current Account Balance

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Source: Fiscal Expansion and External Current Account Balance

Volume/Issue: 1988/100

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 1988

ISBN: 9781451948622

Keywords: current account, balance of payments, bonds, government debt, international reserves

This paper analyzes, in a general equilibrium framework, how fiscal policy transmits its effects to the current account of the balance of payments. In discussing the role of fiscal policies in the Fund’s sta...

Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses

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Source: Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses

Volume/Issue: 2009/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): May Khamis , and Plamen Iossifov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873276

Keywords: credit growth, financial deepening, credit, current account, prices, foreign exchange,

In this paper, we analyze credit growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade focusing on the post-2002 rapid credit growth in select countries. We develop regression models of the fundamental determinants of...

Financial Globalization and Monetary Policy

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Source: Financial Globalization and Monetary Policy

Volume/Issue: 2007/279

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Devereux , and Alan Sutherland

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868425

Keywords: Portfolio Choice, International Risk Sharing, exchange rate, price stability, interest rate, current account,

What does financial globalization imply for the design of monetary policy? Does the case for price stability change in an environment of large cross country gross asset holdings?. This paper is concerned with the e...

Precautionary Savings and Global Imbalances in World General Equilibrium*

Precautionary Savings and Global Imbalances in World General Equilibrium* »

Source: Precautionary Savings and Global Imbalances in World General Equilibrium

Volume/Issue: 2011/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455263394

Keywords: interest rate, interest, current account, foreign assets, net foreign assets, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Volatility,

In this paper we assess the implications of precautionary savings for global imbalances by considering a world economy model composed by the US, the Euro Area, Japan, China, oil-exporting countries, and the rest of...

Globalization, Gluts, Innovation or Irrationality

Globalization, Gluts, Innovation or Irrationality »

Source: Globalization, Gluts, Innovation or Irrationality : What Explains the Easy Financing of the U.S. Current Account Deficit?

Volume/Issue: 2007/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ravi Balakrishnan , Volodymyr Tulin , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867244

Keywords: U.S. Current Account, Financing, Home Bias, Global Savings Glut, Portfolio Balance, ICAPM, ic, bond, bonds, financial innovation

This paper examines the roles of U.S. financial innovation, financial globalization, and the savings glut hypothesis in explaining the rise in U.S. external debt, first in a portfolio balance model, and then empiri...

Sovereign CDS Spreads in Europe: The Role of Global Risk Aversion, Economic Fundamentals, Liquidity, and Spillovers

Sovereign CDS Spreads in Europe: The Role of Global Risk Aversion, Economic Fundamentals, Liquidity, and Spillovers »

Source: Sovereign CDS Spreads in Europe : The Role of Global Risk Aversion, Economic Fundamentals, Liquidity, and Spillovers

Volume/Issue: 2014/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Frigyes Heinz , and Yan Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484393017

Keywords: CESEE countries, financial spillovers, CDS spreads, debt threshold, current account, public debt, current account balance, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Asset Pricing,

By analysing data from January 2007 to December 2012 in a panel GLS error correction framework we find that European countries' sovereign CDS spreads are largely driven by global investor sentiment, macroeconomic f...

Regional Financial Integration in the Caribbean

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Source: Regional Financial Integration in the Caribbean : Evidence From Financial and Macroeconomic Data

Volume/Issue: 2009/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Goohoon Kwon , and Raphael Espinoza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451872866

Keywords: CARICOM, cross-market premium, cross-listed stock, Threshold Auto-Regressive model, current account dynamics, equation, bond, correlation, stock exchange,

This paper assesses the extent of regional financial integration in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) by analyzing equity prices in the region and rigidity of external financing constraints. The results are present...

In Which Exchange Rate Models Do Forecasters Trust?

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Source: In Which Exchange Rate Models Do Forecasters Trust?

Volume/Issue: 2011/116

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaewoo Lee , H. Takizawa , and David Hauner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455262397

Keywords: Exchange rate models, exchange rate, exchange rates, current account, interest rate, exchange rate regime, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation,

Using survey data of market expectations, we ask which popular exchange rate models appear to be consistent with expectation formation of market forecasters. Exchange rate expectations are found to be correlated wi...

Rapid Credit Growth

Rapid Credit Growth »

Source: Rapid Credit Growth : Boon or Boom-Bust?

Volume/Issue: 2011/241

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Selim Elekdag , and Yiqun Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463922627

Keywords: boom-bust cycles, emerging Asia, capital inflows, credit boom, current account deficits, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Finance: General, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

Episodes of rapid credit growth, especially credit booms, tend to end abruptly, typically in the form of financial crises. This paper presents the findings of a comprehensive event study focusing on 99 credit booms...

Determinants of Emerging Market Sovereign Bond Spreads

Determinants of Emerging Market Sovereign Bond Spreads »

Source: Determinants of Emerging Market Sovereign Bond Spreads : Fundamentals vs Financial Stress

Volume/Issue: 2010/281

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iva Petrova , Michael Papaioannou , and Dimitri Bellas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210886

Keywords: Sovereign bond spreads, Emerging markts, sovereign bond, bond, bond spreads, external debt, current account, International Lending and Debt Problems, Money And Interest Rates,

This paper analyses the determimants of emerging market sovereign bond spreads by examining the short and long-run effects of fundamental (macroeconomic) and temporary (financial market) factors on these spreads. D...