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Assessing Competitiveness After Conflict

Assessing Competitiveness After Conflict »

Source: Assessing Competitiveness After Conflict : The Case of the Central African Republic

Volume/Issue: 2006/303

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Lewis , Jean-Claude Nachega , Said Bakhache , and Kadima Kalonji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865639

Keywords: Competitiveness, transport costs, exchange rate, exchange rates, transport cost, real exchange rates, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper assesses competitiveness in the case of the Central African Republic, a postconflict country. The paper presents several conventional techniques for assessing competitiveness, namely the real exchange ra...

Political Instability and Growth

Political Instability and Growth »

Source: Political Instability and Growth : The Central African Republic

Volume/Issue: 2004/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura , and Benoît Mercereau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451850338

Keywords: Political instability, Conflicts, terms of trade, neighboring countries, trade shocks, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper provides empirical evidence that the propensity for political instability in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.) has been increased by low tax revenues and deteriorations in the terms of trade. The dir...

Monetary Policy Transmission in Mauritius Using a VAR Analysis†

Monetary Policy Transmission in Mauritius Using a VAR Analysis† »

Source: Monetary Policy Transmission in Mauritius Using a VAR Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2010/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451962789

Keywords: VAR, inflation, money supply, money stock, monetary transmission, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

Applying commonly used vector autoregression (VAR) techniques, this paper investigates the transmission mechanism of monetary policy on output and prices for Mauritius, using data for 1999-2009. The results show th...

Sources of Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sources of Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Sources of Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2004/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Brou Aka , Bernardin Akitoby , Amor Tahari , and Dhaneshwar Ghura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

ISBN: 9781451858846

Keywords: Growth Accounting, Growth Prospects, tfp, real gdp, gdp growth, economic growth, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

Analysis of 1960-2002 data shows that average real GDP growth in sub-Saharan Africa was low and decelerated continuously before starting to recover in the second part of the 1990s. Growth was driven primarily by fa...

Forestry Taxation in Africa

Forestry Taxation in Africa »

Source: Forestry Taxation in Africa : The Case of Liberia

Volume/Issue: 2005/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Saji Thomas , and Arnim Schwidrowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861754

Keywords: forest, forestry sector, forests, forest management, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa, Renewable Resources and Conservation: Forestry,

Countries generally tax the forestry sector to achieve the twin objectives of revenue maximization and sustainability of logging levels. In an ideal world of perfect markets and information, auctions would be the b...

Achieving and Maintaining Price Stability in Nigeria

Achieving and Maintaining Price Stability in Nigeria »

Source: Achieving and Maintaining Price Stability in Nigeria

Volume/Issue: 2004/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicoletta Batini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451852059

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, central bank, price stability, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper reviews the historical performance of monetary policy in Nigeria and discusses the relative merits of alternative monetary policy strategies that Nigeria could adopt in the future, once the many operatio...

Oil and Growth in the Republic of Congo

Oil and Growth in the Republic of Congo »

Source: Oil and Growth in the Republic of Congo

Volume/Issue: 2006/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura , and Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451864458

Keywords: conflicts, exchange rate, effective exchange rate, real effective exchange rate, equation, correlation, Economywide Country Studies: Africa, Congo,

This paper investigates the linkages between oil and growth in Congo, where there appears to be no evidence of direct spillover effects. The empirical results suggest however that political instability has a negati...

Potential Output and total Factor Productivity Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Potential Output and total Factor Productivity Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa »

Source: Potential Output and total Factor Productivity Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Volume/Issue: 2003/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vivek Arora , and Ashok Bhundia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451858976

Keywords: output gap, tfp, inflation, real gdp, gdp growth, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper provides estimates of potential output growth in post-apartheid South Africa using both time trend techniques and a production function approach which indicates a potential growth rate of around 3 percen...

Inflation and Monetary Pass-Through in Guinea

Inflation and Monetary Pass-Through in Guinea »

Source: Inflation and Monetary Pass-Through in Guinea

Volume/Issue: 2004/223

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rodolphe Blavy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451875324

Keywords: cointegration, error correction model, price level, money growth, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Time-Series Models, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

The paper analyzes the dynamics of inflation in Guinea during 1992-2003 applying cointegration and error-correction modeling to a bivariate model that includes consumer price and monetary variables. The empirical r...

The Macroeconomic Impact of HIV/AIDS in Botswana

The Macroeconomic Impact of HIV/AIDS in Botswana »

Source: The Macroeconomic Impact of HIV/AIDS in Botswana

Volume/Issue: 2001/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Silvia Sgherri , and Maitland MacFarlan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2001

ISBN: 9781451850307

Keywords: aids, informal sector, hiv/aids, hiv, health spending, One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper provides an overview of the potential macroeconomic effects of HIV/AIDS in Botswana, focusing on the key channels through which the pandemic is likely to affect the economic outlook and on the uncertaint...