An Audit of Mexico’s Freedom of Information Act

Pocasangre, Oscar; Lagunes, Paul

Working Papers - English - Sep, 2017

Freedom of Information Acts (FOIAs) aim to provide a channeled exchange between citizens and public officials that, irrespective of the citizen’s identity, results in the provision of timely, relevant, and often new information about policy. The authors of ...

Financial Conditions Indicator for Brazil

Piazza Gaglianone, Wagner; Dutra Areosa, Waldyr

Working Papers - English - Aug, 2017

This paper proposes a methodology for constructing a Financial Conditions Indicator (FCI) based on factor analysis and the approaches of Brave and Butters (2011) and Aramonte et al. (2013). A selected set of variables is used and their information content aggr...

Making International Financial Integration Work for Low-Saving Countries

Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Marzani, Matias

Working Papers - English - Jul, 2017

Deeper financial integration is expected to enable low-saving countries to increase domestic investment but also to increase crisis risks by facilitating the accumulation of risky foreign liabilities. This paper explores the connections between financial integ...

World Shocks, World Prices, and Business Cycles - An Empirical Investigation

Fernandez, Andres; Uribe, Martín; Schmitt-Grohé, Stephanie

Working Papers - English - Jun, 2017

SVAR models that include a single world price (such as the terms-of-trade) predict that world shocks explain a small fraction of movements in domestic output (typically less than 10 percent). This paper presents an empirical framework in which multiple comm...

Understanding Financial Fluctuations and Their Relation to Macroeconomic Stability

Pagliacci, Carolina; Guarata, Nora

Working Papers - English - May, 2017

This paper examines how financial fluctuations and macroeconomic stability interact in the case of Venezuela, acknowledging that financial conditions deteriorating the macroeconomic environment can arise with both good and bad macroeconomic performance. An ...

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