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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2019

Vulnerabilities in a Maturing Credit Cycle

The April 2019 GFSR finds that despite significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remain accommodative.

Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability

Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability »

Source: Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability

Volume/Issue: 2020/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Andrea Deghi , Claudio Raddatz , Dulani Seneviratne , Peichu Xie , and Yizhi Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

ISBN: 9781513549149

Keywords: External sector, Financial crises, Financial institutions, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems, US dollar funding, financial stability risks, cross-currency basis, global banks, international liquidity

Leading up to the global financial crisis, US dollar activity by global banks headquartered outside the United States played a crucial role in transmitting shocks originating in funding markets. Although post-crisi...

Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability

Global Banks' Dollar Funding: A Source of Financial Vulnerability »

Volume/Issue: 2020/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Andrea Deghi , Claudio Raddatz , Dulani Seneviratne , Peichu Xie , and Yizhi Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513549149.001

ISBN: 9781513549149

Keywords: External sector, Financial crises, Financial institutions, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial systems, US dollar funding, financial stability risks, cross-currency basis, global banks, international liquidity

Leading up to the global financial crisis, US dollar activity by global banks headquartered outside the United States played a crucial role in transmitting shocks originating in funding markets. Although post-crisi...

Dampening Global Financial Shocks: Can Macroprudential Regulation Help (More than Capital Controls)?

Dampening Global Financial Shocks: Can Macroprudential Regulation Help (More than Capital Controls)? »

Source: Dampening Global Financial Shocks: Can Macroprudential Regulation Help (More than Capital Controls)?

Volume/Issue: 2020/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Katharina Bergant , Francesco Grigoli , Niels-Jakob Hansen , and Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513547763

Keywords: Balance of payments, Financial crises, Monetary policy, Central banks, Interest rate policy, Macroprudential policies, capital controls., WP, capital control, VIX

We show that macroprudential regulation can considerably dampen the impact of global financial shocks on emerging markets. More specifically, a tighter level of regulation reduces the sensitivity of GDP growth to V...

Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers

Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers »

Source: Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers

Volume/Issue: 2020/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Nghia-Piotr Le

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513547046

Keywords: Tax revenue, Tax competition, Tax evasion, Income distribution, Tax systems, Fiscal redistribution, transfers, taxes, targeted, universal

There is a growing debate on the relative merits of universal and targeted social assistance transfers in achieving income redistribution objectives. While the benefits of targeting are clear, i.e., a larger povert...

Dampening Global Financial Shocks: Can Macroprudential Regulation Help (More than Capital Controls)?

Dampening Global Financial Shocks: Can Macroprudential Regulation Help (More than Capital Controls)? »

Volume/Issue: 2020/106

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Katharina Bergant , Francesco Grigoli , Niels-Jakob Hansen , and Damiano Sandri

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513547763.001

ISBN: 9781513547763

Keywords: Balance of payments, Financial crises, Monetary policy, Central banks, Interest rate policy, Macroprudential policies, capital controls., WP, capital control, VIX

We show that macroprudential regulation can considerably dampen the impact of global financial shocks on emerging markets. More specifically, a tighter level of regulation reduces the sensitivity of GDP growth to V...

Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers

Designing Fiscal Redistribution: The Role of Universal and Targeted Transfers »

Volume/Issue: 2020/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Nghia-Piotr Le

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513547046.001

ISBN: 9781513547046

Keywords: Tax revenue, Tax competition, Tax evasion, Income distribution, Tax systems, Fiscal redistribution, transfers, taxes, targeted, universal

There is a growing debate on the relative merits of universal and targeted social assistance transfers in achieving income redistribution objectives. While the benefits of targeting are clear, i.e., a larger povert...

The Distributional Impact of Recessions: the Global Financial Crisis and the Pandemic Recession1

The Distributional Impact of Recessions: the Global Financial Crisis and the Pandemic Recession1 »

Source: The Distributional Impact of Recessions: the Global Financial Crisis and the Pandemic Recession

Volume/Issue: 2020/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ippei Shibata

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546759

Keywords: Financial crises, Economic theory, Unemployment, Demographic indicators, Labor force, Labor Market Dynamics, Current Population Survey, COVID-19 Pandemic, Gross Worker Flows, Distributional Impact

Using the U.S. Current Population Survey data, this paper compares the distributional impacts of the Pandemic Crisis and those of the Global Financial Crisis in terms of (i) worker characteristics, (ii) job charact...

The Distributional Impact of Recessions: the Global Financial Crisis and the Pandemic Recession

The Distributional Impact of Recessions: the Global Financial Crisis and the Pandemic Recession »

Volume/Issue: 2020/96

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ippei Shibata

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513546759.001

ISBN: 9781513546759

Keywords: Financial crises, Economic theory, Unemployment, Demographic indicators, Labor force, Labor Market Dynamics, Current Population Survey, COVID-19 Pandemic, Gross Worker Flows, Distributional Impact

Using the U.S. Current Population Survey data, this paper compares the distributional impacts of the Pandemic Crisis and those of the Global Financial Crisis in terms of (i) worker characteristics, (ii) job charact...

Who will Bear the Brunt of Lockdown Policies? Evidence from Tele-workability Measures Across Countries

Who will Bear the Brunt of Lockdown Policies? Evidence from Tele-workability Measures Across Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2020/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariya Brussevich , Era Dabla-Norris , and Salma Khalid

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513546285.001

ISBN: 9781513546285

Keywords: Labor market policy, Labor markets, Unemployment, Demographic indicators, Development, COVID-19, inequality, working remotely, WP, Dingel

Lockdowns imposed around the world to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic are having a differential impact on economic activity and jobs. This paper presents a new index of the feasibility to work from home...

Who will Bear the Brunt of Lockdown Policies? Evidence from Tele-workability Measures Across Countries

Who will Bear the Brunt of Lockdown Policies? Evidence from Tele-workability Measures Across Countries »

Source: Who will Bear the Brunt of Lockdown Policies? Evidence from Tele-workability Measures Across Countries

Volume/Issue: 2020/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mariya Brussevich , Era Dabla-Norris , and Salma Khalid

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546285

Keywords: Labor market policy, Labor markets, Unemployment, Demographic indicators, Development, COVID-19, inequality, working remotely, WP, Dingel

Lockdowns imposed around the world to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic are having a differential impact on economic activity and jobs. This paper presents a new index of the feasibility to work from home...