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Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries

Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries »

Source: Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmat Jidoud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498300940

Keywords: Macroeconomic Volatility, African Economies, Financial Frictions, consumption, business cycle, economies, supply, Bayesian Analysis, Model Construction and Estimation, Financial Frictions.,

This paper investigates the channels through which remittances affect macroeconomic volatility in African countries using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model augmented with financial frictions. Em...

Small African Stock Markets-The Case of the Lusaka Stock Exchange

Small African Stock Markets-The Case of the Lusaka Stock Exchange »

Source: Small African Stock Markets-The Case of the Lusaka Stock Exchange

Volume/Issue: 2003/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Heloisa Marone

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842319

Keywords: Financial Development, Stock Market, Small Economies, stock exchange, stock markets, capital markets, capital market, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

In trend with a global pattern and following recommendations of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the number of stock markets in African countries has increased dramatically over the l...

Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Fragile States

Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Fragile States »

Source: Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa's Fragile States

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Enrique Gelbard , Corinne Deléchat , Ejona Fuli , Mumtaz Hussain , Ulrich Jacoby , Dafina Glaser , Marco Pani , Gustavo Ramirez , and Rui Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513550015

Keywords: Ethiopia, Economic growth, Cross country analysis, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Mali, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Stabilization measures

This paper analyzes the persistence of fragility in some sub-Saharan African states and the multiple dimensions of state weakness that are simultaneously at play. This study also provides an overview of the analyti...

Make Investment Scaling-Up Work in Benin: A Macro-Fiscal Analysis

Make Investment Scaling-Up Work in Benin: A Macro-Fiscal Analysis »

Source: Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa's Fragile States

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Enrique Gelbard , Corinne Deléchat , Ejona Fuli , Mumtaz Hussain , Ulrich Jacoby , Dafina Glaser , Marco Pani , Gustavo Ramirez , and Rui Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2015

Language: French

ISBN: 9781513579771

Keywords: Ethiopia, Economic growth, Cross country analysis, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Mali, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Stabilization measures

This paper analyzes the persistence of fragility in some sub-Saharan African states and the multiple dimensions of state weakness that are simultaneously at play. This study also provides an overview of the analyti...

Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead

Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead »

Source: Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa : Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Carlo Sdralevich , Randa Sab , Younes Zouhar , and Giorgia Albertin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498350433

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Middle East, North Africa, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets, Political economy, Subsidies, prices, food subsidies

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries price subsidies are common, especially on food and fuels. However, these are neither well targeted nor cost effective as a social protection tool, often benefiti...

Farms, Fertiliser, and Financial Frictions

Farms, Fertiliser, and Financial Frictions »

Source: Farms, Fertiliser, and Financial Frictions : Yields from a DSGE Model

Volume/Issue: 2017/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sébastien Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475595772

Keywords: Africa, Monetary policy, financial frictions, foreign capital flows, DSGE models, supply shocks, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Open Economy Macroeconomics

This paper develops a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) model with a financial accelerator which captures key features of low-income countries (LICs). The predominance of supply shocks in LICs poses dis...

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences »

Source: Unintended Consequences

Volume/Issue: 2016/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Edgardo Ruggiero , and David Corvino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2016

ISBN: 9781475591620

Keywords: fuel pricing, prices, market, price, demand, retail, International Relations and International Political Economy: General, General,, Optimal taxation, Smuggling

This paper examines the constraints that negative externalities (i.e., smuggling from a large neighbor) impose on the application of automatic fuel price adjustment mechanisms. It is often recommended to establish...

Inflation Dynamics in Madagascar, 1971-2000

Inflation Dynamics in Madagascar, 1971-2000 »

Source: Inflation Dynamics in Madagascar, 1971-2000

Volume/Issue: 2001/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Sacerdoti , and Yuan Xiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451858266

Keywords: exchange rate, cointegration, error correction model, money growth, money stock, money supply, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Time-Series Models, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

The paper analyzes the dynamics of inflation in Madagascar in the period 1971-2000, applying cointegration analysis and error correction modeling. The empirical results, based on quarterly data, confirm that there...

The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa

The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa »

Source: The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vivek Arora , and Athanasios Vamvakidis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860771

Keywords: economic integration, gdp per capita, gdp growth, real gdp, International Economic Order, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper measures the extent to which South African economic growth is an engine of growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Results based on panel data estimation for 47 African countries over four decades suggest that Sou...

Informality and Gender Gaps Going Hand in Hand

Informality and Gender Gaps Going Hand in Hand »

Source: Informality and Gender Gaps Going Hand in Hand

Volume/Issue: 2019/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vivian Malta , Lisa Kolovich , Angelica Martinez , and Marina Mendes Tavares

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498314718

Keywords: Demographic indicators, Labor force participation, Nonmetropolitan areas, Social security, Human capital, Informal Economy, Gender Gaps, sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal., gender gap

In sub-Saharan Africa women work relatively more in the informal sector than men. Many factors could explain this difference, including women's lower education levels, legal barriers, social norms and demographic c...