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Official Financial Flows, Capital Mobility, and Global Imbalances

Official Financial Flows, Capital Mobility, and Global Imbalances »

Volume/Issue: 2014/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Joseph Gagnon , and Christian Saborowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484380239.001

ISBN: 9781484380239

Keywords: reserve accumulation, capital mobility, official flows, current account, current accounts, private flows, General,

We use a cross-country panel framework to analyze the effect of net official flows (chiefly foreign exchange intervention) on current accounts. We find that net official flows have a large but plausible effect on c...

Global Imbalances and External Adjustment after the Crisis

Global Imbalances and External Adjustment after the Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2014/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Lane , and Gian Milesi-Ferretti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498339216.001

ISBN: 9781498339216

Keywords: Global crisis, Current account adjustment, current account, current account balance, current account balances,

This paper has two objectives. First, it reviews the recent dynamics of global imbalances (both 'flow' and 'stock' imbalances), with a special focus on the shifting position of Latin America in the global distribut...

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 »

Volume/Issue: 2014/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Frigyes Heinz , and Yan Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393017.001

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...

Global Rebalancing
			: A Roadmap for Economic Recovery

Global Rebalancing : A Roadmap for Economic Recovery »

Series: Books

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475573664.071

ISBN: 9781475573664

Keywords: current account, public debt, public finances, fiscal consolidation, financial sector

This book examines imbalances in seven major economies: China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, evaluating key indicators agreed on by the G20 for identifying large imbalanc...

Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances

Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances »

Volume/Issue: 2012/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Ranciere , Nathaniel Throckmorton , Michael Kumhof , Claire Lebarz , and Alexander Richter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463930578.001

ISBN: 9781463930578

Keywords: Current account imbalances, income inequality; financial liberalization., current account, current account deficit, private credit, current account balance, Income Inequality and Current Account Imbalances, Financial Liberalization,

This paper studies the empirical and theoretical link between increases in income inequality and increases in current account deficits. Cross-sectional econometric evidence shows that higher top income shares, and...

The Impact of the Global Crisison South-Eastern Europe

The Impact of the Global Crisison South-Eastern Europe »

Volume/Issue: 2011/300

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Spadafora , Emidio Cocozza , and Andrea Colabella

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463927868.001

ISBN: 9781463927868

Keywords: international capital flows, current account adjustment, IMF financial support, current account, public debt, external financing, current account deficit, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper analyzes the impact of the global crisis on six South-Eastern European countries. The main objective is to compare macro-financial conditions and policies in the run-up to the crisis as well as to compar...

External Adjustment and the Global Crisis

External Adjustment and the Global Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2011/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Philip Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462304240.001

ISBN: 9781462304240

Keywords: Global crisis, exchange rate regime, current account balances, current account adjustment, current account balance, current account deficits,

After widening substantially in the period preceding the global financial crisis, current account imbalances across the world have contracted to a significant extent. This paper analyzes the factors underlying this...

Precautionary Savings and Global Imbalances in World General Equilibrium

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455263394.001

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...

Emerging from the Global Crisis
			: Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Emerging from the Global Crisis : Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616350734.087

ISBN: 9781616350734

Keywords: Economic growth, Low-income developing countries, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, public debt, current account, fiscal policy, exchange rate, current account deficits

Although the impact of the global crisis has been severe, real per capita GDP growth stayed positive in two-thirds of low-income countries (LICs), unlike in previous global downturns, and in contrast to richer coun...

The Cross-Country Incidence of the Global Crisis

The Cross-Country Incidence of the Global Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2010/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Philip Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455201822.001

ISBN: 9781455201822

Keywords: private credit, international financial integration, output growth, current account balance, short-term debt,

We examine whether the cross-country incidence and severity of the 2008-2009 global recession is systematically related to pre-crisis macroeconomic and financial factors. We find that the pre-crisis level of develo...