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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Asia Pacific

Asia at the Forefront: Growth Challenges for the Next Decade and Beyond

Growth in the first half of 2018 was softer than in 2017, especially in advanced economies.

'But we are different!'
			: 12 Common Weaknesses in Banking Laws, and What to Do About Them

'But we are different!' : 12 Common Weaknesses in Banking Laws, and What to Do About Them »

Volume/Issue: 2015/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wouter Bossu , and Dawn Chew

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513586458.001

ISBN: 9781513586458

Keywords: Banking Regulation, Policy Analysis, banking, laws, bank, banks, Government Policy and Regulation, Corporation and Securities Law, Regulated Industries and Administrative Law,

Well-designed banking laws are critical for regulating the market access and operations of banks, as well as their removal from the market in case of failure. While at a financial policy level there is a broad cons...

Workers' Remittances
			: An Overlooked Channel of International Business Cycle Transmission?

Workers' Remittances : An Overlooked Channel of International Business Cycle Transmission? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Ralph Chami , Christian Ebeke , and Sampawende Tapsoba

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475535822.001

ISBN: 9781475535822

Keywords: Business Cycle Synchronization, remittance, business cycle, remittance flows, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper shows that remittance flows significantly increase the business cycle synchronization between remittance-recipient countries and the rest of the world. Using both aggregate and bilateral remittances data...

IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues

IMF Involvement in International Trade Policy Issues »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068674.017

ISBN: 9781589068674

Keywords: trade liberalization, trade policy issues, trade policies, balance of payments, world trade

Trade policy occupies an unusual and at times problematic place in the work of the IMF. Though trade policies of IMF members have strong influences on macroeconomic stability, they are often seen as peripheral to t...

A Gravity Model of Workers' Remittances

A Gravity Model of Workers' Remittances »

Volume/Issue: 2006/290

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Erik Lueth , and Marta Ruiz-Arranz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865509.001

ISBN: 9781451865509

Keywords: Bilateral remittance flows, gravity model, remittances, remittance, remittance flows, exchange rate, bilateral remittance, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

This paper creates the first dataset of bilateral remittance flows for a limited set of developing countries and estimates a gravity model for workers' remittances. We find that most of the variation in bilateral r...