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International Capital Flows and Development

International Capital Flows and Development »

Source: International Capital Flows and Development : Financial Openness Matters

Volume/Issue: 2010/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luca Ricci , Thierry Tressel , and Dennis B. S. Reinhardt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455209354

Keywords: Lucas paradox, financial openness, capital inflows, capital account openness, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Economic Growth And Aggregate Productivity,

Does capital flow from rich to poor countries? We revisit the Lucas paradox and explore the role of capital account restrictions in shaping capital flows at various stages of economic development. We find that, whe...

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...

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...

Remittances, Financial Development, and Growth

Remittances, Financial Development, and Growth »

Source: Remittances, Financial Development, and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2005/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marta Ruiz-Arranz , and Paola Giuliano

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862539

Keywords: financial development, growth, system GMM, impact of remittances, migration, remittance, statistics, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

There has been little systematic empirical study on the relationship between remittances and growth. This paper attempts to examine this relationship. Using a newly constructed crosscountry of data series for remit...

What Explains the Rise in Food Price Volatility?

What Explains the Rise in Food Price Volatility? »

Source: What Explains the Rise in Food Price Volatility?

Volume/Issue: 2010/129

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455201129

Keywords: Volatility, Agricultural Economics, food price, commodity prices, palm oil, futures markets, open interest, General Financial Markets,

The macroeconomic effects of large food price swings can be broad and far-reaching, including the balance of payments of importers and exporters, budgets, inflation, and poverty. For market participants and policym...

Emerging Market Business Cycles

Emerging Market Business Cycles »

Source: Emerging Market Business Cycles : The Role of Labor Market Frictions

Volume/Issue: 2012/237

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emine Boz , Ceyhun Bora Durdu , and Nan Li

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475511208

Keywords: search frictions, unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, bargaining, unemployed, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

Emerging economies are characterized by higher consumption and real wage variability relative to output and a strongly countercyclical current account. A real business cycle model of a small open economy that embed...

Are Asset Price Guarantees Useful for Preventing Sudden Stops?A Quantitative Investigation of the Globalization Hazard-Moral Hazard Tradeoff1

Are Asset Price Guarantees Useful for Preventing Sudden Stops?A Quantitative Investigation of the Globalization Hazard-Moral Hazard Tradeoff1 »

Source: Are Asset Price Guarantees Useful for Preventing Sudden Stops?A Quantitative Investigation of the Globalization Hazard-Moral Hazard Tradeoff

Volume/Issue: 2006/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrique Mendoza , and Ceyhun Bora Durdu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451863338

Keywords: Fisherian deflation, globalization hazard, price guarantees, bonds, trading costs, bond, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Fisherian Delfation,

An implication of the "globalization hazard" hypothesis is that sudden stops could be prevented by offering foreign investors price guarantees on emerging markets assets. These guarantees create a tradeoff, however...

How Has Nafta Affected the Mexican Economy? Review and Evidence

How Has Nafta Affected the Mexican Economy? Review and Evidence »

Source: How Has Nafta Affected the Mexican Economy? Review and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2004/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ayhan Kose , Christopher Towe , and Guy Meredith

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451847970

Keywords: NAFTA, Growth, free trade, business cycle, trade flows, International Economic Order, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper provides a comprehensive assessment of the impact of NAFTA on growth and business cycles in Mexico. The effect of the agreement in spurring a dramatic increase in trade and financial flows between Mexico...

Connected to Whom? International Interbank Borrowing During the Global Crisis

Connected to Whom? International Interbank Borrowing During the Global Crisis »

Source: Connected to Whom? International Interbank Borrowing During the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2013/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kalin Tintchev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475542028

Keywords: counterparty risk, financial interconnectedness, banking, banking system, credit risk, General, International Lending and Debt Problems, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

The unprecedented collapse of international interbank borrowing was a prominent feature of the global financial crisis that started in August 2007. This paper focuses on the drivers of the retrenchment from 32 adva...

Regionalization vs. Globalization

Regionalization vs. Globalization »

Source: Regionalization vs. Globalization

Volume/Issue: 2013/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hideaki Hirata , Ayhan Kose , and Christopher Otrok

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2013

ISBN: 9781557753281

Keywords: Comovement, Synchronization, Trade linkages, Financial linkages, business cycle, business cycle synchronization, regional trade, global trade, Bayesian Analysis, Time-Series Models

Abstract: Both global and regional economic linkages have strengthened substantially over the past quarter century. We employ a dynamic factor model to analyze the implications of these linkages for the evolution o...