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Too Much of a Good Thing? Prudent Management of Inflows under Economic Citizenship Programs

by Xin Xu & Ahmed El-Ashram

Economic Citizenship Programs (ECPs) have recently been proliferating, with large and potentially volatile inflows of investment and fiscal revenues generating significant benefits for small economies, but also...


The Potential Macroeconomic Impact of the Unconventional Oil and Gas Boom in the United States

by Ben Hunt & Dirk Muir

This paper uses two of the IMF's structural macroeconomic models to estimate the potential global impact of the boom in unconventional oil and natural gas in the United States. The results suggest that the impact...


Born Globals, Networks, and the Large Multinational Enterprise: Insights from Bangalore and Beyond

by Shameen Prashantham

Focusing on international entrepreneurship, this research book explores the accelerated internationalization of young firms. Known variously as international new ventures (INVs) or "born globals," such firms...


Mongolia:2015 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Mongolia

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Mongolia's medium- to long-term prospects are promising given its large natural resources. In the near term, however, the country continues to face balance-of-payments...


Tonga:2015 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Tonga's economy is estimated to have grown by about 2 percent in FY2013/14 (year ending June) driven by agriculture and construction, following a contraction...


The Role of Productivity, Transportation Costs, and Barriers to Intersectoral Mobility in Structural Transformation

by Cem Karayalcin & Mihaela Pintea

The process of economic development is characterized by substantial reallocations of resources across sectors. In this paper, we construct a multi-sector model in which there are barriers to the movement of...


Fair Weather or Foul? The Macroeconomic Effects of El Niño

by Paul Cashin & Kamiar Mohaddes

This paper employs a dynamic multi-country framework to analyze the international macroeconomic transmission of El Niño weather shocks. This framework comprises 21 country/region-specific models, estimated...


From Natural Resource Boom to Sustainable Economic Growth:Lessons for Mongolia

by Pranav Gupta & Grace Bin Li

Some resource-rich developing countries are in the process of harnessing immense mining resources towards inclusive growth and prosperity. Nevertheless, tapping into natural resources could be challenging given...


What has Capital Liberalization Meant for Economic and Financial Statistics

by Robert M. Heath

The liberalization of capital flows both in the domestic economy and cross-border has been among the most important policies adopted by IMF member countries over recent decades. The impact has been wide-ranging....


Financial Crisis, US Unconventional Monetary Policy and International Spillovers

by Qianying Chen & Andrew Filardo

We study the impact of the US quantitative easing (QE) on both the emerging and advanced economies, estimating a global vector error-correction model (GVECM) and conducting counterfactual analyses. We focus...


Non-FDI Capital Inflows in Low-Income Developing Countries:Catching the Wave?

by Juliana Dutra Araujo & Antonio David

Low-income countries (LIDCs) are typically characterized by intermittent and very modest access to private external funding sources. Motivated by recent developments in private flows to LIDCs this paper makes...


Understanding Residential Real Estate in China

by Mali Chivakul & Raphael W. Lam

China’s residential real estate sector plays an important role in the economy and has been a key driver of growth. Since 2014 the sector has softened visibly, reflecting overbuilding across many cities. An...


Do Resource Windfalls Improve the Standard of Living in Sub-Saharan African Countries?:Evidence from a Panel of Countries

by Munseob Lee & Cheikh A. Gueye

We examine the impact of resource windfall on the standard of living both in the short-run and long-run, using a sample of 130 countries, 1963-2007. Then, we systematically investigate the effect of resource...


Zimbabwe:First Review Under the Staff-Monitor Program-Staff Report; and Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Context. The Zimbabwean authorities have made progress in implementing their macroeconomic and structural reform programs, despite the economic and financial difficulties. During 2015, the...


Capital Control Measures:A New Dataset

by Andrés|Klein, Michael W. Fernández

This paper presents a new dataset of capital control restrictions on both inflows and outflows of 10 categories of assets for 100 countries over the period 1995 to 2013. Building on the data in Schindler (2009)...


The Gambia:Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility, cancellation of the Extended Credit Facility and proposal for a Staff-Monitored P

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Background. The Gambian economy is facing urgent balance of payments needs triggered mostly by the impact of the regional Ebola outbreak on tourism. Although the country remains Ebola free, the regional...


Ghana:Request For A Three-Year Arrangement Under The Extended Credit Facility; Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director fo

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Context. The emergence of large fiscal and external imbalances in recent years, which led to a slowdown in growth, is putting Ghana’s medium-term prospects at risk. The Government’s efforts...


Business Process Transformation

by Varun Grover & M Lynne Markus

Featuring contributions from prominent thinkers and researchers, this volume in the "Advances in Management Information Systems" series provides a rich set of conceptual, empirical, and introspective studies...


The Primary Sector in Economic Development (Routledge Revivals): Proceedings of the Seventh Arne Ryde Symposium, Frostavallen, August 29-30 1983

by Mats Lundahl

It is a major problem for less developed countries to make their primary sectors sufficiently profitable in order to be able to build up their manufacturing and service sectors. This edited collection, first...


Solomon Islands: Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request For Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

KEY ISSUES Recent Developments and Outlook. Solomon Islands held its parliamentary elections on November 19, 2014 and elected a new government led by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, representing the Democratic...