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Debt Build-up in Frontier Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDCs) since 2012: Global or Country-specific Factors and Way Forward?

Debt Build-up in Frontier Low-Income Developing Countries (LIDCs) since 2012: Global or Country-specific Factors and Way Forward? »

Volume/Issue: 2019/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Constance de Soyres , Anna Rogantini Picco , and Randa Sab

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484396247.001

ISBN: 9781484396247

Keywords: Domestic debt, Real interest rates, Economic growth, Heavily indebted poor countries, Interest rate increases, Debt build-up;Frontier LIDCs;global and country-specific factors;debt-to-GDP ratio;debt-to-GDP;country-specific;federal fund rate;fund rate

This paper focuses on the debt build-up that frontier low-income developing countries (LIDCs) have faced since 2012. First, it documents a 20-percentage point increase in the external and government debt-to-GDP ra...

Emerging Market Corporate Leverage and Global Financial Conditions

Emerging Market Corporate Leverage and Global Financial Conditions »

Volume/Issue: 2016/243

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , and Selim Elekdag

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475560480.001

ISBN: 9781475560480

Keywords: Monetary policy, Corporate debt, United States, Emerging markets, Economic conditions, Corporate structure, Leverage, Global financial conditions, US monetary policy

Corporate debt in emerging markets has risen significantly in recent years amid accommodative global financial conditions. This paper studies the relationship of leverage growth in emerging market (EM) firms to U.S...

Evolution of the Global Financial Network and Contagion: A New Approach

Evolution of the Global Financial Network and Contagion: A New Approach »

Volume/Issue: 2018/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yevgeniya Korniyenko , Manasa Patnam , Rita Maria del Rio-Chanon , and Mason Porter

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353240.001

ISBN: 9781484353240

Keywords: Spillovers, Financial contagion, International financial markets, network analysis, Neural Networks and Related Topics, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Globalization: Finance

This paper studies the interconnectedness of the global financial system and its susceptibility to shocks. A novel multilayer network framework is applied to link debt and equity exposures across countries. Use of...

Financial Globalization and Fiscal Perfomance in Emerging Markets

Financial Globalization and Fiscal Perfomance in Emerging Markets »

Volume/Issue: 2005/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Hauner , and Manmohan Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862317.001

ISBN: 9781451862317

Keywords: interest rate spreads, external debt, fiscal transparency, debt service, fiscal impact, National Government Expenditures And Related Policies,

In recent years financial globalization and benign global market conditions have helped emerging markets in their external financing and budgetary positions. This paper examines three related issues: (i) the import...

Foreign Aid Policy and Sources of Poverty
			: A Quantitative Framework

Foreign Aid Policy and Sources of Poverty : A Quantitative Framework »

Volume/Issue: 2006/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , and Peter Rangazas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862744.001

ISBN: 9781451862744

Keywords: growth, schooling, fertility, capital mobility, fiscal policy, private capital, capital intensity, capital formation, international capital flows, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions

The econometric literature has been unable to establish a robust association between foreign aid and growth and poverty reduction. In this paper we argue that aid effectiveness must be assessed using methods that g...

Foreign Currency Bank Funding and Global Factors

Foreign Currency Bank Funding and Global Factors »

Volume/Issue: 2018/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Signe Krogstrup , and Cédric Tille

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353660.001

ISBN: 9781484353660

Keywords: Capital flows, Spillovers, Currency mismatch, push factors, cross-border transmission of shocks, European bank balance sheets, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

The literature on the drivers of capital flows stresses the prominent role of global financial factors. Recent empirical work, however, highlights how this role varies across countries and time, and this heterogene...

Global Debt Database: Methodology and Sources

Global Debt Database: Methodology and Sources »

Volume/Issue: 2018/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Samba Mbaye , Marialuz Moreno Badia , and Kyungla Chae

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353592.001

ISBN: 9781484353592

Keywords: Public debt, historical debt, private debt, debt-to-GDP, debt database, General, General, International, or Comparative

This paper describes the compilation of the Global Debt Database (GDD), a cutting-edge dataset covering private and public debt for virtually the entire world (190 countries) dating back to the 1950s. The GDD is th...

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...

Interest Rates and Government Debt
			: Are the Linkages Global Rather Than National?

Interest Rates and Government Debt : Are the Linkages Global Rather Than National? »

Volume/Issue: 1991/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Lutz , and Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842227.001

ISBN: 9781451842227

Keywords: public debt, government debt, debt ratios, fiscal variables, debt ratio

Given the increasing integration of financial markets, a better understanding of the effects of fiscal deficits and debt on real interest rates might be obtained by taking a global, rather than a national, perspect...

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...