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Malaysia positions itself as a gateway to ASEAN and East Asia

Malaysia positions itself as a gateway to ASEAN and East Asia »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 33, Issue 11

Volume/Issue: 33/11

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451968453

Keywords: macroeconomic stability, oil prices, financial system, macroeconomic performance

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia1

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia1 »

Source: Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Volume/Issue: 2015/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raja Almarzoqi , and Sami Ben Naceur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2015

ISBN: 9781484342817

Keywords: Interest margins, Operating costs, Market power, Macroeconomic policies, bank, interest, banks, risk, credit, General,

In this paper, we use a bank-level panel dataset to investigate the determinants of bank interest margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) over the period 1998-2013. We apply the dealership model of Ho and Sa...

What Sustains Fiscal Consolidations in Emerging Market Countries?

What Sustains Fiscal Consolidations in Emerging Market Countries? »

Source: What Sustains Fiscal Consolidations in Emerging Market Countries?

Volume/Issue: 2003/224

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Sanjeev Gupta , Erwin Tiongson , and Emanuele Baldacci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451875348

Keywords: survival analysis, probability, fiscal adjustments, fiscal deficit, Econometric and Statistical Methods: - Special Topics, Macroeconomic - Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook,

This paper examines the factors affecting the persistence of fiscal consolidation in 25 emerging market countries during 1980-2001. It proposes a new approach for defining spells of fiscal consolidation. The result...

A Gravity Model of Workers' Remittances

A Gravity Model of Workers' Remittances »

Source: 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

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...

Columbia or High School? Understanding the Roles of Education in Development

Columbia or High School? Understanding the Roles of Education in Development »

Source: Columbia or High School? Understanding the Roles of Education in Development

Volume/Issue: 2002/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodney Ramcharan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2002

ISBN: 9781451845464

Keywords: growth, schooling, secondary schooling, educational investment, secondary education, educational attainment, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models

No country has achieved sustained economic development without investment in education. Thus, education policy can play a vital role in facilitating development. But which types of schooling-secondary or tertiary-s...

The Long-Run Effects of Tradeon Income and Income Growth

The Long-Run Effects of Tradeon Income and Income Growth »

Source: The Long-Run Effects of Tradeon Income and Income Growth

Volume/Issue: 2003/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Allan Brunner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451845594

Keywords: panel data model, trade share, gdp per capita, bilateral trade, growth rate, international trade, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems,

This paper examines the dynamic relationship between trade and income. While most economists agree that increased trade leads to an increase in average income, economic theory is ambiguous about the possible effect...

ICT Equipment Investment and Growth in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries

ICT Equipment Investment and Growth in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries »

Source: ICT Equipment Investment and Growth in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2010/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Markus Haacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982107

Keywords: ICT, technology, equipment investment, technological progress, trade data, technological advances, information technology, net exports, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, One

While production of ICT equipment plays a subordinate role for economic growth in most of these countries, they do benefit from capital deepening arising from falling prices of ICT equipment. Adapting established g...

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Determinants of Bank Interest Margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2015/87

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raja Almarzoqi , and Sami Ben Naceur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484342817.001

ISBN: 9781484342817

Keywords: Interest margins, Operating costs, Market power, Macroeconomic policies, bank, interest, banks, risk, credit, General,

In this paper, we use a bank-level panel dataset to investigate the determinants of bank interest margins in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) over the period 1998-2013. We apply the dealership model of Ho and Sa...

What Sustains Fiscal Consolidations in Emerging Market Countries?

What Sustains Fiscal Consolidations in Emerging Market Countries? »

Volume/Issue: 2003/224

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Sanjeev Gupta , Erwin Tiongson , and Emanuele Baldacci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875348.001

ISBN: 9781451875348

Keywords: survival analysis, probability, fiscal adjustments, fiscal deficit, Econometric and Statistical Methods: - Special Topics, Macroeconomic - Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook,

This paper examines the factors affecting the persistence of fiscal consolidation in 25 emerging market countries during 1980-2001. It proposes a new approach for defining spells of fiscal consolidation. The result...

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...