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Capital Flows to Developing Countries: Is There an Allocation Puzzle?

Staff Working Paper 2016-53 Josef Schroth
Foreign direct investment inflows are positively related to growth across developing countries—but so are savings in excess of investment. I develop an explanation for this well-established puzzle by focusing on the limited availability of consumer credit in developing countries together with general equilibrium effects.

Supervising Financial Regulators

Staff Working Paper 2016-52 Josef Schroth
How much discretion should local financial regulators in a banking union have in accommodating local credit demand? I analyze this question in an economy where local regulators privately observe expected output from high lending. They do not fully internalize default costs from high lending since deposit insurance cannot be priced fairly.
November 25, 2016

Bank of Canada announces finalists for the second annual Governor’s Challenge

NOTE TO EDITORS: This press release has been revised to reflect the new date of the final round of The Governor’s Challenge, 4 February 2017.

The Bank of Canada announced the finalists for the 2016–17 edition of The Governor’s Challenge, a student competition in which teams simulate the role of advisor to the Bank’s Governing Council.
Content Type(s): Press, Press releases Source(s): The Governor's Challenge

Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Framework for Assessing Why and How

Staff Discussion Paper 2016-22 Ben Fung, Hanna Halaburda
Digital currencies have attracted strong interest in recent years and have the potential to become widely adopted for use in making payments. Public authorities and central banks around the world are closely monitoring developments in digital currencies and studying their implications for the economy, the financial system and central banks.
November 23, 2016

Digital Currencies

A report issued by the Bank for International Settlements’ Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures. Digital currencies, and especially those which have an embedded decentralized transfer mechanism based on the use of a distributed ledger, are an innovation that could have a range of impacts on various aspects of financial markets and the wider economy. These could include potential disruption to business models and systems, as well as facilitating new economic interactions and linkages.

Youngmin Park

Youngmin Park is a Senior Economist in the Canadian Economic Analysis (CEA) department.
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