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Catalyst for Change
			: Empowering Women and Tackling Income Inequality

Catalyst for Change : Empowering Women and Tackling Income Inequality »

Volume/Issue: 2015/20

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Christian Gonzales , Sonali Jain-Chandra , Kalpana Kochhar , Monique Newiak , and Tlek Zeinullayev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513533384.006

ISBN: 9781513533384

Keywords: Income inequality, Women, Income distribution, Gender, Labor force participation, female labor force participation, gender equity, inequality, gender inequality, labor force

This study shows empirically that gender inequality and income inequality are strongly interlinked, even after controlling for standard drivers of income inequality. The study analyzes gender inequality by using an...

Capital Controls or Macroprudential Regulation?

Capital Controls or Macroprudential Regulation? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anton Korinek , and Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513506463.001

ISBN: 9781513506463

Keywords: pecuniary externalities, macroprudential regulation, inequality, exchange rate, exchange, lenders, borrowers, markets, International Lending and Debt Problems, Open Economy Macroeconomics

International capital flows can create significant financial instability in emerging economies because of pecuniary externalities associated with exchange rate movements. Does this make it optimal to impose capital...

Fiscal Policy in Latin America
			: Lessons and Legacies of the Global Financial Crisis

Fiscal Policy in Latin America : Lessons and Legacies of the Global Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2015/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Oya Celasun , Francesco Grigoli , Keiko Honjo , Javier Kapsoli , Alexander Klemm , Bogdan Lissovolik , Jan Luksic , Marialuz Moreno Badia , Joana Pereira , Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro , Baoping Shang , and Yulia Ustyugova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498304412.006

ISBN: 9781498304412

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Latin America, fiscal institutions, debt, expenditure, financial crisis, Structure and Scope of Government, General, General, General,

Latin America's bold fiscal policy reaction to the global financial crisis was hailed as a sign that the region had finally overcome its procyclical fiscal past. However, most countries of the region have not yet r...

Global Financial Shocks and Foreign Asset Repatriation
			: Do Local Investors Play a Stabilizing Role?

Global Financial Shocks and Foreign Asset Repatriation : Do Local Investors Play a Stabilizing Role? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , Marie-Louise Djigbenou , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353349.001

ISBN: 9781484353349

Keywords: gross capital flows, foreign assets, global financial shocks, capital inflows, net capital, net capital flows, capital outflows, General, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We study the dynamic response of gross capital flows in emerging market economies to different global financial shocks, using a panel vector-autoregressive (PVAR) setting. Our focus lies primarily on the potentiall...

Performance of Publicly Listed Chilean Firms During the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis

Performance of Publicly Listed Chilean Firms During the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2012/261

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yi Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475550573.001

ISBN: 9781475550573

Keywords: firms, foreign currency, aggregate demand, external finance, General,

This paper examines publicly listed Chilean firms' performance during the 2008-09 crisis. In particular, it studies the effects from changes in external financing conditions, aggregate demand, and international tra...

Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Catherine Pattillo , Marc Quintyn , and Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353797.071

ISBN: 9781616353797

Keywords: hedging, fiscal policy, inflation, terms of trade, food prices

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...

Resource Windfalls, Optimal Public Investment and Redistribution
			: The Role of Total Factor Productivity and Administrative Capacity

Resource Windfalls, Optimal Public Investment and Redistribution : The Role of Total Factor Productivity and Administrative Capacity »

Volume/Issue: 2012/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alan Gelb , Arnaud Dupuy , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505504.001

ISBN: 9781475505504

Keywords: Resource Windfall, Administrative Capacity, capital investment, investment management, investor protection, public investment programs, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper studies the optimal public investment decisions in countries experiencing a resource windfall. To do so, we use an augmented version of the Permanent Income framework with public investment faced with ad...

Riding Global Financial Waves
			: The Economic Impact of Global Financial Shocks on Emerging Market Economies

Riding Global Financial Waves : The Economic Impact of Global Financial Shocks on Emerging Market Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2012/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , and Camilo Tovar Mora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505368.001

ISBN: 9781475505368

Keywords: global financial shocks, financial integration, exchange rate, exchange rate flexibility, foreign assets, international financial statistics,

Over the past two decades, most emerging market economies witnessed two key developments. A marked process of financial integration with the rest of the world, arguably turning these economies more vulnerable to gl...

Global Liquidity
			: Availability of Funds for Safe and Risky Assets

Global Liquidity : Availability of Funds for Safe and Risky Assets »

Volume/Issue: 2011/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455264452.001

ISBN: 9781455264452

Keywords: world risk-free rate, unconventional monetary policy, liquidity, exchange rate, monetary policy, international reserves, interest rates, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Macroeconomics And Monetary Economics, Money And Interest Rates,

What is global liquidity and how does it affect an economy? The paper addresses that question by looking at liquidity from two different perspectives: global liquidity as availability of funds in safe and risky ass...

Weathering the Global Storm
			: The Benefits of Monetary Policy Reform in the LA5 Countries

Weathering the Global Storm : The Benefits of Monetary Policy Reform in the LA5 Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2010/292

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455211739.001

ISBN: 9781455211739

Keywords: central bank, inflation, monetary fund

This paper highlights that central banks from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru (the LA5 countries) reaped the benefits of what they sowed in successfully weathering the global crisis. The adoption of far-r...