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Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Connel Fullenkamp , Thomas Cosimano , Michael Gapen , Ralph Chami , Peter Montiel , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067011.084

ISBN: 9781589067011

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Capital inflows, Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Income, Migration, Labor markets, Workers remittances, remittances

Given the large size of aggregate remittance flows (billions of dollars annually), they should be expected to have significant macroeconomic effects on the economies that receive them. This paper directly addresses...

Chile: Selected Issues

Chile: Selected Issues »

Source: Chile : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2013/199

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2013

ISBN: 9781484316481

Keywords: employment, tfp, business cycle, growth accounting, growth model

This Selected Issues paper for Chile describes the postcrisis recovery experience. The recovery from the 2008-2009 global crisis has been markedly different both among advanced and emerging economies. The steady im...

Chile: Selected Issues

Chile: Selected Issues »

Source: Chile : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2013/199

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2013

ISBN: 9781484316481

Keywords: employment, tfp, business cycle, growth accounting, growth model

This Selected Issues paper for Chile describes the postcrisis recovery experience. The recovery from the 2008-2009 global crisis has been markedly different both among advanced and emerging economies. The steady im...

Chile: Selected Issues

Chile: Selected Issues »

Source: Chile : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2013/199

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2013

ISBN: 9781484316481

Keywords: employment, tfp, business cycle, growth accounting, growth model

This Selected Issues paper for Chile describes the postcrisis recovery experience. The recovery from the 2008-2009 global crisis has been markedly different both among advanced and emerging economies. The steady im...

Business Cycle Accounting For Chile

Business Cycle Accounting For Chile »

Source: Business Cycle Accounting For Chile

Volume/Issue: 2008/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ludvig Söderling , and Ina Simonovska

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869231

Keywords: Business Cycle Accounting, business cycle, calibration, growth rate, predictions, growth model,

We investigate sources of economic fluctuations in Chile during 1998-2007 within the framework of a standard neoclassical growth model with time-varying frictions (wedges). We analyze the relative importance of eff...

Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth

Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth »

Source: Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 1999/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Leite , and Jens Weidmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451850734

Keywords: Economic growth, neoclassical growth model, natural resources, anti-corruption policies, cross-country study, natural resource, growth rate, natural resource abundance

This paper argues that natural resource abundance creates opportunities for rent-seeking behavior and is an important factor in determining a country’s level of corruption. In a simple growth model, we illus...

Once Again, is Openness Good for Growth?1

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Source: Once Again, is Openness Good for Growth?

Volume/Issue: 2004/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451855739

Keywords: Trade openness, endogeneity, identification through heteroskedasticity, black market, equations, equation, black market premium, correlation, Trade: General, Economic Growth of Open Economies

Rodriguez and Rodrik (2000) argue that the relation between openness and growth is still an open question. One of the main problems in the assessment of the effect is the endogeneity of the relation. In order to ad...

To Bet or Not to Bet

To Bet or Not to Bet »

Source: To Bet or Not to Bet : Copper Price Uncertainty and Investment in Chile

Volume/Issue: 2016/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabio Comelli , and Esther Perez Ruiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475553598

Keywords: Investment, Exchange rates, Chile, Chile, Copper, Commodity prices, Vector autoregression, Options, copper price, exchange rate

A strand of research documents Chile's copper dependence hence significant exposure to terms of trade shocks. Copper prices' sharp decline and forecast uncertainty since the end of the commodity super-cycle has rek...

Output Gap in Presence of Financial Frictions and Monetary Policy Trade-offs

Output Gap in Presence of Financial Frictions and Monetary Policy Trade-offs »

Source: Output Gap in Presence of Financial Frictions and Monetary Policy Trade-offs

Volume/Issue: 2014/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Furlanetto , Paolo Gelain , and Marzie Taheri Sanjani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498305327

Keywords: Business cycles, Economic growth, Econometric models, Potential output, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary policy, Financial Frictions, Optimal Monetary Policy, Output Gap, inflation

The recent global financial crisis illustrates that financial frictions are a significant source of volatility in the economy. This paper investigates monetary policy stabilization in an environment where financial...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Connel Fullenkamp , Thomas Cosimano , Michael Gapen , Ralph Chami , Peter Montiel , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2008

ISBN: 9781589067011

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Capital inflows, Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Income, Migration, Labor markets, Workers remittances, remittances

Immigrant remittances are truly a force to be reckoned with in the global economy. These private, unrequited transfers of money from migrants to the family members they leave behind, often sent a few hundred...