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How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico

How Do Migration and Remittances Affect Inequality? A Case Study of Mexico »

Volume/Issue: 2018/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zsoka Koczan , and Franz Loyola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361634.001

ISBN: 9781484361634

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Mexico, Migration, Remittances, inequality, Firm Behavior, International Lending and Debt Problems

The poverty-reducing effects of remittances have been well-documented, however, their effects on inequality are less clear. This paper examines the impact of remittances on inequality in Mexico using household-leve...

How Does the Global Economic Environment Influence the Demand for IMF Resources?

How Does the Global Economic Environment Influence the Demand for IMF Resources? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Selim Elekdag

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864991.001

ISBN: 9781451864991

Keywords: prediction, IMF lending capacity, IMF income position, probability, current account, predictions, current account balance, credit tranches, Global Outlook, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions

The main objective of this paper is to quantify the relationship between the global economic environment and the number of Stand-By Arrangements (SBAs). The results suggest that oil prices, world interest rates, an...

How Might a Disorderly Resolution of Global Imbalances Affect Global Wealth?

How Might a Disorderly Resolution of Global Imbalances Affect Global Wealth? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Warnock

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864304.001

ISBN: 9781451864304

Keywords: U.S. asset holdings, global asset portfolios, disorderly currency adjustments, global current account imbalances, cpis, bonds, bond, bond markets, financial markets, International Lending and Debt Problems

Partly reflecting structural advantages such a liquidity and strong investor protection, foreigners have built up extremely large positions in U.S. (as well as other dollar-denominated) financial assets. This paper...

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...

Systemic Risks in Global Banking
			: What Available Data Can Tell Us and What More Data Are Needed?

Systemic Risks in Global Banking : What Available Data Can Tell Us and What More Data Are Needed? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/222

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eugenio Cerutti , Patrick McGuire , and Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463904241.001

ISBN: 9781463904241

Keywords: Systemic risks, banking system, international, contagion, vulnerabilities, banking, systemic risk, banking statistics, recapitalization, International Lending and Debt Problems

The recent financial crisis has shown how interconnected the financial world has become. Shocks in one location or asset class can have a sizable impact on the stability of institutions and markets around the world...

The External Financing of Emerging Market Countries
			: Evidence from Two Waves of Financial Globalization

The External Financing of Emerging Market Countries : Evidence from Two Waves of Financial Globalization »

Volume/Issue: 2006/205

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aleksandar Zaklan , Paolo Mauro , Martín Minnoni , and Andre Faria

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864656.001

ISBN: 9781451864656

Keywords: external liabilities, international financial integration, primary enrollment, bond, bonds, school enrollment, primary school, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

We trace the history of where and why investors from the most advanced countries directed funds, ultimately helping finance economic development in emerging market countries. To do this, we analyze the determinants...

The Global Credit Crunch and Foreign Banks' Lending to Emerging Markets
			: Why Did Latin America Fare Better?

The Global Credit Crunch and Foreign Banks' Lending to Emerging Markets : Why Did Latin America Fare Better? »

Volume/Issue: 2010/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kulwant Rai , and Herman Kamil

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200610.001

ISBN: 9781455200610

Keywords: global: credit crunch, cross-border lending, foreign banks, foreign bank, international settlements, foreign currency, foreign affiliates, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation,

The recent global financial turmoil raised questions about the stability of foreign banks' financing to emerging market countries. While foreign banks' lending growth to most emerging market regions contracted shar...

The Impact of External Indebtednesson Poverty in Low-Income Countries

The Impact of External Indebtednesson Poverty in Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2003/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kadima Kalonji , Boileau Loko , Raj Nallari , and Montfort Mlachila

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848199.001

ISBN: 9781451848199

Keywords: Growth, mortality rate, life expectancy, debt service, infant mortality, International Lending and Debt Problems, Welfare and Poverty, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, Growth and Fluctuations,

This paper explores the relationship between external debt and poverty. A number of observers have argued that high external indebtedness is a major cause of poverty. Using the first-differenced general method of m...

The Impact of Global Liquidity on Financial Landscapes and Risks in the ASEAN-5 Countries

The Impact of Global Liquidity on Financial Landscapes and Risks in the ASEAN-5 Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2015/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tao Sun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513543734.001

ISBN: 9781513543734

Keywords: financial landscape, liquidity, debt, security, international debt security, International Lending and Debt Problems, financial stability.,

This paper analyzes the transmission of global liquidity to the ASEAN-5 countries (ASEAN-5), including the impact on financial landscapes and risks to financial stability. It finds that global liquidity transmissio...

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...