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Selected Transition and Mediterranean Countries

Selected Transition and Mediterranean Countries »

Source: Selected Transition and Mediterranean Countries : An Institutional Primer on EMU and EU Relations

Volume/Issue: 1998/82

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Feldman , and Heliodoro Temprano-Arroyo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451850413

Keywords: EMU, EU, transition, central bank, government securities, inflation, monetary policy, monetary fund

Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has a number of institutional implications for the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe and selected Mediterranean countries that aspire to join the European Union (E...

Current Account Imbalances in the Southern Euro Area

Current Account Imbalances in the Southern Euro Area »

Source: Current Account Imbalances in the Southern Euro Area

Volume/Issue: 2010/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Florence Jaumotte , and Piyaporn Sodsriwiboon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9781455201228

Keywords: financial liberalization, current accounts, current account deficits, current account balance, current account balances, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

The paper examines the causes, consequences, and potential cures of the large current account deficits in the Southern Euro Area (SEA). These were mostly driven by a decline in private saving rates. But it was the...

A New Financial System for Poverty Reduction and Growth

A New Financial System for Poverty Reduction and Growth »

Source: A New Financial System for Poverty Reduction and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2002/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Biaggio Bossone , and Abdourahmane Sarr

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2002

ISBN: 9781451858969

Keywords: Finance, Growth, Inside Money, banking, payments, seigniorage, narrow banking, Deposit Creating Institution, Saving, And Investment,

Our proposal draws on the premise that the availability of stable demand deposits for bank lending, in the process of which inside money is created, does not require any act of intentional saving. The mechanism all...

Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures?

Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures? »

Source: Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures?

Volume/Issue: 2006/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864403

Keywords: social expenditures, expenditures, debt-service, budget balance, expenditure, International Lending and Debt Problems, National Government Expenditures and Health, National Government Expenditures and Education,

This paper evaluates whether debt relief and grants can boost social expenditures in lowincome countries. It finds that declines in debt-service help raise social expenditures, but no relationship between grants an...

The Cost of Private Debt Over the Credit Cycle

The Cost of Private Debt Over the Credit Cycle »

Source: The Cost of Private Debt Over the Credit Cycle

Volume/Issue: 2010/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugen Tereanu , Johanna Francis , and Dilek Aykut

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

ISBN: 9781455210909

Keywords: debt flows, credit spreads, syndicated lending, credit cycles, bond, private debt, bonds, private debt flows, bond issuance, Global Outlook

We identify global and regional fluctuations in international private debt flows to emerging and developing countries using data on cross border loans and international bond issuance over 1993 -2009. We estimate th...

Summary of WP/94/107: “The Role of Offshore Centers in International Financial Intermediation”

Summary of WP/94/107: “The Role of Offshore Centers in International Financial Intermediation” »

Source: Working Paper Summaries (WP/94/77 - WP/94/147)

Volume/Issue: 1995/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1995

ISBN: 9781451843200

Keywords: paper, taxation, taxes on labor, writing

Authors of Working Papers are normally staff members of the Fund or consultants, although on occasion outside authors may collaborate with a staff member in writing a paper. The views expressed in the Working Paper...

Heterogeneity of Bank Risk Weights in the EU

Heterogeneity of Bank Risk Weights in the EU »

Source: Heterogeneity of Bank Risk Weights in the EU : Evidence by Asset Class and Country of Counterparty Exposure

Volume/Issue: 2017/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rima Turk-Ariss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484302958

Keywords: Bank Capital; Regulation; Risk Weights; Basel III, Bank Capital, Regulation, Risk Weights, Basel III

Concerns about excessive variability in bank risk weights have prompted their review by regulators. This paper provides prima facie evidence on the extent of risk weight heterogeneity across broad asset classes and...

Sovereign Risk and Deposit Dynamics

Sovereign Risk and Deposit Dynamics »

Source: Sovereign Risk and Deposit Dynamics : Evidence from Europe

Volume/Issue: 2016/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Grigorian , and Vlad Manole

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498381833

Keywords: overeign risk, market discipline, bank deposits, European crisis

The unprecedented expansion of sovereign balance sheets since the global financial crisis has given a new meaning to the term sovereign risk. Developments in Europe since early 2010 presented new challenges for the...

Equivalence of the Production and Consumption Methods of Calcuting the Value-Added Tax Base

Equivalence of the Production and Consumption Methods of Calcuting the Value-Added Tax Base »

Source: Equivalence of the Production and Consumption Methods of Calcuting the Value-Added Tax Base : Application in Zambia

Volume/Issue: 1996/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anthony Pellechio , and Catharine Hill

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1996

ISBN: 9781451961584

Keywords: vat, sales tax, vat revenue, revenue collection, sales tax revenue

Two methods of calculating the value-added tax (VAT) base, using production and consumption data, respectively, have been applied in different countries to estimate VAT revenue. It is not apparent that these method...

Foreign Bank Subsidiaries' Default Risk during the Global Crisis

Foreign Bank Subsidiaries' Default Risk during the Global Crisis »

Source: Foreign Bank Subsidiaries' Default Risk during the Global Crisis : What Factors Help Insulate Affiliates from their Parents?

Volume/Issue: 2016/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Anginer , Eugenio Cerutti , and Maria Martinez Peria

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

ISBN: 9781484382189

Keywords: Banking crises, default risk, ring-fencing, bank subsidiaries, distance to default, Merton model.

This paper examines the association between the default risk of foreign bank subsidiaries in developing countries and their parents during the global financial crisis, with the purpose of determining the size and s...