IMF Economic Review

Fall 2017
Staff Discussion Notes
Sta Discussion Notes showca se new policy-
related analysis and rese arch by IMF departments.
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No. 17/05
Fintech and Financial Services: Initial Considerations
Dong He, Ross Leckow, Vikram Haksar, Tommaso
Mancini Grioli, Nigel Jenkinson, Mikari Kashima,
Tanai Khiaonarong, Céline Rochon, and Hervé Tourpe
No. 17/06
Big Data: Potential, Challenges, and Statistical
Implication s
Cornelia L. Hammer, Diane C. Kostroch, Gabriel
Quirós, and STA Internal Group
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presented at a conference organized wit h the Swiss
National Bank. A rticles look at issues such as the
impact of portfolio choice on extern al rebalancing;
the role of nancial f ragmentation and scal policy
on the adjustment process; and why trade ows se em
so unresponsive to exchange rates.
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