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International Financial Integration and Economic Growth

International Financial Integration and Economic Growth »

Source: International Financial Integration and Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2002/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torsten Sloek , Hali Edison , Luca Ricci , and Ross Levine

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451856552

Keywords: Portfolio Investment, Developing Countries, capital flows, capital inflows, international financial, international financial integration, financial integration, Portfolio Investment And Developing Countries,

This paper uses new data and new econometric techniques to investigate the impact of international financial integration on economic growth and also to assess whether this relationship depends on the level of econo...

How Do Trade and Financial Integration Affect the Relationship Between Growth and Volatility?

How Do Trade and Financial Integration Affect the Relationship Between Growth and Volatility? »

Source: How Do Trade and Financial Integration Affect the Relationship Between Growth and Volatility?

Volume/Issue: 2005/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eswar Prasad , Marco Terrones , and Ayhan Kose

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860382

Keywords: international trade and financial linkages, macroeconomic volatility and growth, trade integration, financial integration, trade openness, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

The influential work of Ramey and Ramey (1995) highlighted an empirical relationship that has now come to be regarded as conventional wisdom-that output volatility and growth are negatively correlated. We reexamine...

Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?1

Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?1 »

Source: Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2014/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , Montfort Mlachila , and Ashwin Moheeput

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498359290

Keywords: Financial Development, Trade Openness, International Financial Integration, capital account, capital account openness, financial sector, bond, financial reforms, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

This paper analyzes the links between financial and trade openness and financial development in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. It is based on a panel dataset using methods that tackle slope heterogeneity, cro...

Globalization Facts and Figures

Globalization Facts and Figures »

Source: Globalization Facts and Figures

Volume/Issue: 2001/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451973563

Keywords: Economic integration, Globalization, Trade liberalization, Trade, integration, mortality rate, life expectancy, infant mortality, birth, life expectancy at birth

Globalization has become the focus for a wide range of protests against various features of the world economy. This paper aims to give a concise summary of the economic dimensions of globalization, while leaving to...

Financial Integration and Macroeconomic Volatility

Financial Integration and Macroeconomic Volatility »

Source: Financial Integration and Macroeconomic Volatility

Volume/Issue: 2003/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Terrones , Eswar Prasad , and Ayhan Kose

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451846997

Keywords: Financial Globalization, Macroeconomic Fluctuations, Income and Consumption Volatility, International Risk Sharing, financial integration, output volatility, capital flows, trade openness, trade integration, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

This paper examines the impact of international financial integration on macroeconomic volatility in a large group of industrial and developing economies over the period 1960-99. We report two major results: First,...

Trade, Finance, Specialization, and Synchronization

Trade, Finance, Specialization, and Synchronization »

Source: Trade, Finance, Specialization, and Synchronization

Volume/Issue: 2003/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean Imbs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451850383

Keywords: specialization, financial openness, international business cycle, optimal currency area, financial integration, equation, correlations, correlation, bilateral trade, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The paper investigates the determinants of business cycles synchronization across regions. It uses both international and intranational data to evaluate the linkages between trade in goods, trade in financial asset...

Regional Integration of Stock Exchanges in Eastern and Southern Africa

Regional Integration of Stock Exchanges in Eastern and Southern Africa »

Source: Regional Integration of Stock Exchanges in Eastern and Southern Africa : Progress and Prospects

Volume/Issue: 2005/122

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacqueline Irving

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861419

Keywords: capital markets development, stock exchange, capital markets, stock exchanges, stock market, capital market, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper assesses whether regional cooperation and integration of stock exchanges in eastern and southern Africa could offer a way of overcoming impediments to the exchanges' development. The paper concludes that...

Pacific Island Countries

Pacific Island Countries »

Source: Pacific Island Countries : Possible Common Currency Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2006/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Orsmond , and Christopher Browne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864946

Keywords: regional currency arrangements, exchange rate, exchange rate policies, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate regime, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

This paper examines the potential advantages and disadvantages of adopting a common currency arrangement among the six IMF member Pacific island countries that have their own national currency. These countries are...

Reserve Pooling in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and the CFA Franc Zone

Reserve Pooling in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and the CFA Franc Zone »

Source: Reserve Pooling in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and the CFA Franc Zone : A Comparative Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2001/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hazel Selvon , Tracy Polius , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451852769

Keywords: ECCU, CFA franc zone, reserve pooling, monetary authority, terms of trade, monetary union, monetary unions, central bank, Econometric and Statistical Methods: General, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

The paper presents a comparison of the gains from the pooling of reserves, and hence reserve variability, in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) and the CFA franc zone. The results indicate that countries w...

Banks, Government Bonds, and Default

Banks, Government Bonds, and Default »

Source: Banks, Government Bonds, and Default : What do the Data Say?

Volume/Issue: 2014/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicola Gennaioli , Alberto Martin , and Stefano Rossi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498391993

Keywords: Sovereign Default, Government Bonds, bonds, bond, public bonds, bond returns, sovereign bond, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

We analyze holdings of public bonds by over 20,000 banks in 191 countries, and the role of these bonds in 20 sovereign defaults over 1998-2012. Banks hold many public bonds (on average 9% of their assets), particul...