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Crises, Labor Market Policy, and Unemployment

Crises, Labor Market Policy, and Unemployment »

Volume/Issue: 2012/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , Lorenzo E. Bernal-Verdugo , and Dominique Guillaume

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463938420.001

ISBN: 9781463938420

Keywords: Labor market, flexibility, reforms, labor market institutions, labor market flexibility, labor market policies, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment and Investment: Other

Using a sample of 97 countries spanning the period 1980?2008, we estimate that financial crises have a large negative impact on unemployment in the short term, but that this effect rapidly disappears in the medium...

Do Macroeconomic Effects of Capital Controls Vary by their Type? Evidence From Malaysia

Do Macroeconomic Effects of Capital Controls Vary by their Type? Evidence From Malaysia »

Volume/Issue: 2004/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451841930.001

ISBN: 9781451841930

Keywords: exchange, controls, portfolio, flows, Asian crisis, capital controls, foreign currency, capital flows, foreign exchange, direct investment

This paper examines how the macroeconomic effects of capital controls vary depending on which type of international financial transaction they cover. Drawing on Malaysia's experiences in regulating the capital acco...

Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets
			: Income, Repatriations and Financial Vulnerabillities

Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets : Income, Repatriations and Financial Vulnerabillities »

Volume/Issue: 2002/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Lehmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846652.001

ISBN: 9781451846652

Keywords: Profitability of Foreign Direct Investment, Cashflows in Multinational Corporations, direct investment, fdi, foreign direct investment, investors, host country, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Payout Policy,

Based on U.S. data, the returns on foreign direct investment in emerging markets are shown to be substantially higher than would be suggested by official balance of payments statistics. This paper identifies the de...

Tracking Global Demand for Emerging Market Sovereign Debt

Tracking Global Demand for Emerging Market Sovereign Debt »

Volume/Issue: 2014/39

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serkan Arslanalp , and Takahiro Tsuda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484326541.001

ISBN: 9781484326541

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

This paper proposes an approach to track US$1 trillion of emerging market government debt held by foreign investors in local and hard currency, based on a similar approach that was used for advanced ec...

What's Driving Private Investment in Malaysia? Aggregate Trends and Firm-Level Evidence

What's Driving Private Investment in Malaysia? Aggregate Trends and Firm-Level Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2006/190

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olaf Unteroberdoerster , and Roberto Guimarães

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864502.001

ISBN: 9781451864502

Keywords: long- and short-run dynamics, Tobin&;amp;#x2019;s Q, panel data analysis, capital formation, fixed capital, cost of capital, investment behavior, Firm Behavior,

Private sector investment has been a key source of growth in Malaysia over the last three decades, but after an unprecedented decline in the wake of the Asian crisis it has remained sluggish in recent years. Using...

Sudden Stops, Output Drops, and Credit Collapses

Sudden Stops, Output Drops, and Credit Collapses »

Volume/Issue: 2010/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jihad Dagher

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455201877.001

ISBN: 9781455201877

Keywords: Financial liberalization, welfare gain, financial deepening, small firms, debt, investment, dividends, interest, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper proposes a tractable Sudden Stop model to explain the main patterns in firm level data in a sample of Southeast Asian firms during the Asian crisis. The model, which features trend shocks and financial f...

The Output Decline in Asian Crisis Countries
			: Investment Aspects

The Output Decline in Asian Crisis Countries : Investment Aspects »

Volume/Issue: 2002/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joshua Greene

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844276.001

ISBN: 9781451844276

Keywords: output decline, asian crisis, balance sheet, private capital, private capital flows, private investment, capital flows, capital inflows, Macroeconomics: Production, Macroeconomics: Consumption

This paper examines whether capital outflows may have contributed to output declines during the Asian Crisis by reducing the financing available for domestic investment. Panel data regressions suggest a positive, s...

Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance »

Source: Islamic Finance : Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2015/5

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Alfred Kammer , Mohamed Norat , Marco Pinon , Ananthakrishnan Prasad , Christopher Towe , and Zeine Zeidane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498325035

Keywords: Islamic finance, Islamic banking, participation finance, financial regulations, Sukuk markets, infrastructure finance, financial inclusion, monetary policy, macroprudential policy, tax policy

The SDN discusses the main policy issues and challenges in building an inclusive and safe Islamic finance industry, with emphasis on Islamic banking and Sukuk markets. To this end, it discuses why Islamic finance m...

Malaysia

Malaysia »

Source: Malaysia : Financial Sector Assessment Program Stress Testing the Malaysian and Labuan IBFC Banking Sectors-Technical Note

Volume/Issue: 2014/97

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484352373

Keywords: banking, banking system, bank solvency, investment bank, banks ’; balance sheets

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Malaysia

Malaysia »

Source: Malaysia : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 1998/114

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 1998

ISBN: 9781451828290

Keywords: expenditure, commercial banks, total expenditure, net foreign assets, direct investment

This Selected Issues paper undertakes a brief examination of poverty trends in Malaysia since the early 1970s and the policies that may have contributed to its reduction. The paper presents trends in poverty, and d...