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Building Integrated Economies in West Africa
			: Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility »

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513511832.071

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has a long and varied history, and this book examines how the WAEMU can achieve its development and stability objectives, improve the livelihood of its people, a...

World Economic Outlook, September 2011
			: Slowing Growth, Rising Risks

World Economic Outlook, September 2011 : Slowing Growth, Rising Risks »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2011

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616351205.081

ISBN: 9781616351205

Keywords: Asia, Budget deficits, Capital inflows, Commodity prices, Consumer price indexes, Current account balances, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Energy prices, Fiscal sustainability

The September 2011 edition of the World Economic Outlook assesses the prospects for the global economy, which is now in a dangerous new phase. Global activity has weakened and become more uneven, confidence has fal...

Excerpt: Frontier and Developing Asia
			: The Next Generation of Emerging Markets

Excerpt: Frontier and Developing Asia : The Next Generation of Emerging Markets »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484305379.073

ISBN: 9781484305379

Keywords: Emerging financial markets, Asia, frontier markets, next generation markets, low income countries, macroeconomics, international finance, financial markets, financial sector, economic development

This is an excerpt from Frontier and Developing Asia: the Next Generation of Emerging Markets. Frontier and developing Asia, which includes countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bangladesh, is located in the wor...

World Economic Outlook, April 2012
			: Growth Resuming, Dangers Remain

World Economic Outlook, April 2012 : Growth Resuming, Dangers Remain »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2012

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616352677.081

ISBN: 9781616352677

Keywords: Africa, Asia, Banking sector, Budget deficits, Capital account, Capital inflows, Central banks, Commodity prices, Consumer price indexes, Consumption

The April 2012 edition of the World Economic Outlook assesses the prospects for the global economy, which has gradually strengthened after a major setback during 2011. The threat of a sharp global slowdown eased wi...

World Economic Outlook, April 2012
			: Growth Resuming, Dangers Remain

World Economic Outlook, April 2012 : Growth Resuming, Dangers Remain »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 July 2012

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616352684.081

ISBN: 9781616352684

Keywords: Africa, Asia, Banking sector, Budget deficits, Capital account, Capital inflows, Central banks, Commodity prices, Consumer price indexes, Consumption

The April 2012 edition of the World Economic Outlook assesses the prospects for the global economy, which has gradually strengthened after a major setback during 2011. The threat of a sharp global slowdown eased wi...

World Economic Outlook, April 2012
			: Growth Resuming, Dangers Remain

World Economic Outlook, April 2012 : Growth Resuming, Dangers Remain »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2012

Language: Russian

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616352721.081

ISBN: 9781616352721

Keywords: Africa, Asia, Banking sector, Budget deficits, Capital account, Capital inflows, Central banks, Commodity prices, Consumer price indexes, Consumption

The April 2012 edition of the World Economic Outlook assesses the prospects for the global economy, which has gradually strengthened after a major setback during 2011. The threat of a sharp global slowdown eased wi...

DSGE Modeling at the Fund

DSGE Modeling at the Fund »

Source: DSGE Modeling at the Fund : Applications and Further Developments

Volume/Issue: 2007/200

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dennis Botman , David Rose , Douglas Laxton , and Philippe Karam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867640

Keywords: Model construction, open-economy macroeconomics, international policy transmission, monetary and fiscal policies, monetary fund, inflation,

Researchers in policymaking institutions have expended significant effort to develop a new generation of macro models with more rigorous microfoundations. This paper provides a summary of the applications of two of...

Excerpt
			: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/CPVIEAEX.073

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...

Monetary Union in West Africa

Monetary Union in West Africa »

Source: Monetary Union in West Africa : Who Might Gain, Who Might Lose, and Why?

Volume/Issue: 2002/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson , Xavier Debrun , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875393

Keywords: Monetary union, fiscal distortions, inflation, monetary policy, terms of trade, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

We develop a multicountry model in which governments aim at excessive spending in order to serve the narrow interests of the group in power. This puts pressure on the monetary authorities to extract seigniorage, an...

Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Debt Crisis and Management*

Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Debt Crisis and Management* »

Source: Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Debt Crisis and Management

Volume/Issue: 2017/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cristiano Cantore , Paul Levine , Giovanni Melina , and Joseph Pearlman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475590180

Keywords: Crisis management, Debt consolidation, Optimal fiscal-monetary policy, long-term debt, fiscal limits, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

The initial government debt-to-GDP ratio and the government's commitment play a pivotal role in determining the welfare-optimal speed of fiscal consolidation in the management of a debt crisis. Under commitment, fo...