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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...

Safe Havens, Feedback Loops, and Shock Propagation in Global Asset Prices

Safe Havens, Feedback Loops, and Shock Propagation in Global Asset Prices »

Volume/Issue: 2014/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Franziska Ohnsorge , Marcin Wolski , and Yuanyan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484381588.001

ISBN: 9781484381588

Keywords: Feedback loops, Sovereigns, bond yields, bond, sovereign bond, bond yield, equity prices, General, Globalization: Finance,

We create a network of bilateral correlations of changes in sovereign bond yields and individual bank equity price changes since 2000. We extract some stylized facts from this network of asset price correlations an...

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...

Distributional Consequences of Fiscal Consolidation and the Role of Fiscal Policy
			: What Do the Data Say?

Distributional Consequences of Fiscal Consolidation and the Role of Fiscal Policy : What Do the Data Say? »

Volume/Issue: 2013/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaejoon Woo , Elva Bova , Tidiane Kinda , and Yuanyan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 September 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484390917.001

ISBN: 9781484390917

Keywords: Inequality, Gini Coefficient, Tax and Spending policy, gini, income distribution, world income inequality, dependent variable, General, Equity, Justice

The 2007-09 Great Recession has led to an unprecedented increase in public debt in many countries, triggering substantial fiscal adjustments. What are the distributional consequences of fiscal austerity measures? T...

Connected to Whom? International Interbank Borrowing During the Global Crisis

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475542028.001

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...

Tracking Global Demand for Advanced Economy Sovereign Debt

Tracking Global Demand for Advanced Economy Sovereign Debt »

Volume/Issue: 2012/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serkan Arslanalp , and Takahiro Tsuda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475596403.001

ISBN: 9781475596403

Keywords: Portfolio Choice, Investment Decisions, government debt, central banks, central bank, external debt, Portfolio Choice and Investment Decisions, General,

Recent events have shown that sovereigns, just like banks, can be subject to runs, highlighting the importance of the investor base for their liabilities. This paper proposes a methodology for compiling internation...

Global Financial Stability Report, October 2012
			: Summary version

Global Financial Stability Report, October 2012 : Summary version »

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353902.082

ISBN: 9781616353902

Keywords: bond, banking, bonds, financial stability, credit

The October 2012 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) finds increased risks to the global financial system, with the euro area crisis the principal source of concern, and urges policymakers to act now to restor...

Global Housing Cycles

Global Housing Cycles »

Volume/Issue: 2012/217

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505672.001

ISBN: 9781475505672

Keywords: Housing Cycles, Mortgage Markets, mortgage, real estate, housing markets, housing finance, foreclosure, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

Housing cycles and their impact on the financial system and the macroeconomy have become the center of attention following the global financial crisis. This paper documents the characteristics of housing cycles in...

Innocent Bystanders? Monetary Policy and Inequality in the U.S.

Innocent Bystanders? Monetary Policy and Inequality in the U.S. »

Volume/Issue: 2012/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Silvia , Lorenz Kueng , Olivier Coibion , and Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505498.001

ISBN: 9781475505498

Keywords: Consumption Inequality, inflation, contractionary monetary policy, inflation target, monetary shocks, Business Fluctuations, And Cycles, money And Interest Rates, monetary Policy, Central Banking

We study the effects and historical contribution of monetary policy shocks to consumption and income inequality in the United States since 1980. Contractionary monetary policy actions systematically increase inequa...

Income Inequality and Fiscal Policy

Income Inequality and Fiscal Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2012/8

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): David Coady , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504828.006

ISBN: 9781475504828

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Developed countries, Developing countries, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures, Income inequality, Income distribution, Taxation, Unemployment, tax

Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief an...