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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...

Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency

Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency »

Volume/Issue: 2014/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Caroline-Antonia Goerl , and Mike Seiferling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484354711.001

ISBN: 9781484354711

Keywords: transfer dependency, COFOG, decentralization, fiscal federalism, federalism, government expenditure, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Intergovernmental Relations,

Within the context of reigniting post crisis macroeconomic growth, income inequality has emerged as a topic of significant interest for both academics and policymakers (Bastagli, Coady, and Gupta, 2012) This study...

Modeling Banking, Sovereign, and Macro Risk in a CCA Global VAR

Modeling Banking, Sovereign, and Macro Risk in a CCA Global VAR »

Volume/Issue: 2013/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dale Gray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484322185.001

ISBN: 9781484322185

Keywords: contingent claims analysis (CCA), global vector autoregression (GVAR), banking, banking systems, banking system, sovereign risk, Model Construction and Estimation,

The purpose of this paper is to develop a model framework for the analysis of interactions between banking sector risk, sovereign risk, corporate sector risk, real economic activity, and credit growth for 15 Europe...

Balance Sheet Strength and Bank Lending During the Global Financial Crisis

Balance Sheet Strength and Bank Lending During the Global Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2013/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tümer Kapan , and Camelia Minoiu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484315842.001

ISBN: 9781484315842

Keywords: bank lending channel, wholesale funding, net stable funding ratio, Basel III, bank capital, banking, return on assets, liquid asset, bank balance sheet, Government Policy and Regulation,

We examine the role of bank balance sheet strength in the transmission of financial sector shocks to the real economy. Using data from the syndicated loan market, we exploit variation in banks’ reliance on w...

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2013
			: Old Risks, New Challenges

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2013 : Old Risks, New Challenges »

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475589580.082

ISBN: 9781475589580

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

The Global Financial Stability Report examines current risks facing the global financial system and policy actions that may mitigate these. It analyzes the key challenges facing financial and nonfinancial firms as...

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 Financial Stability Report, April 2012
			: The Quest for Lasting Stability

Global Financial Stability Report, April 2012 : The Quest for Lasting Stability »

Series: Global Financial Stability Report

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616352479.082

ISBN: 9781616352479

Keywords: pension, longevity risk, bonds, life expectancy, bond

The April 2012 Global Financial Stability Report assesses changes in risks to financial stability over the past six months, focusing on sovereign vulnerabilities, risks stemming from private sector deleveraging, an...

Do Credit Shocks Matter? A Global Perspective

Do Credit Shocks Matter? A Global Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2010/261

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Helbling , Ayhan Kose , Christopher Otrok , and Raju Huidrom

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455209613.001

ISBN: 9781455209613

Keywords: credit spreads, macroeconomic fluctuations, global recession, recession, recessions, global recessions, financial markets, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics

This paper examines the importance of credit market shocks in driving global business cycles over the period 1988:1-2009:4. We first estimate common components in various macroeconomic and financial variables of th...

Sovereign Spreads
			: Global Risk Aversion, Contagion or Fundamentals?

Sovereign Spreads : Global Risk Aversion, Contagion or Fundamentals? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Miguel Segoviano Basurto , Carlos Caceres , and Vincenzo Guzzo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200795.001

ISBN: 9781455200795

Keywords: Sovereign spreads, contagion, market price of risk, probability, bond, bonds, bond yields, probabilities, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data)

Over the past year, euro area sovereign spreads have exhibited an unprecedented degree of volatility. This paper explores how much of these large movements reflected shifts in (i) global risk aversion (ii) country-...

Accounting for Global Dispersion of Current Accounts

Accounting for Global Dispersion of Current Accounts »

Volume/Issue: 2009/276

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaewoo Lee , Yongsung Chang , and Sun-Bin Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874211.001

ISBN: 9781451874211

Keywords: Distribution of Current Account, Incomplete Markets, Frictions, current accounts, current account imbalances, current account balances, current account deficit,

We undertake a quantitative analysis of the dispersion of current accounts in an open economy version of incomplete insurance model, incorporating important market frictions in trade and financial flows. Calibrated...