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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia,

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014, Middle East and Central Asia, »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498343732.086

ISBN: 9781498343732

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Economic forecasting, Economic cooperation, Economic growth, Economic conditions, Afghanistan, Economic integration, Middle East and Central Asia, North Africa, Oil exporting countries

This issue discusses economic developments in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP), which continue to reflect the diversity of conditions prevailing across the region. Most high-income o...

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			: 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...

The Macroeconomic Effects of Public Investment

The Macroeconomic Effects of Public Investment »

Source: The Macroeconomic Effects of Public Investment : Evidence from Advanced Economies

Volume/Issue: 2015/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdul Abiad , Davide Furceri , and Petia Topalova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 May 2015

ISBN: 9781475578874

Keywords: Growth, Debt, investment, private investment, capital, Demand and Supply, Energy and the Macroeconomy, Government Policy, Debt.,

This paper provides new evidence of the macroeconomic effects of public investment in advanced economies. Using public investment forecast errors to identify the causal effect of government investment in a sample o...

Surging Investment and Declining Aid: Evaluating Debt Sustainability in Rwanda

Surging Investment and Declining Aid: Evaluating Debt Sustainability in Rwanda »

Source: Surging Investment and Declining Aid : Evaluating Debt Sustainability in Rwanda

Volume/Issue: 2014/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Clark JR , and Birgir Arnason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 2014

ISBN: 9781475519143

Keywords: Growth, budget constraint, financial management, public investment spending, International Lending and Debt Problems, Institutions and Growth,

Rwanda is a unique case among its Sub-Saharan African peers in that it has already undergone a large scaling-up of public investment. The Rwandan government has made clear its desire to lower its reliance on foreig...

Investment Scaling-up and the Role of Government

Investment Scaling-up and the Role of Government »

Source: Investment Scaling-up and the Role of Government : the Case of Benin

Volume/Issue: 2015/69

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matteo Ghilardi , and Sergio Sola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2015

ISBN: 9781484304549

Keywords: Government Inefficiencies, Fiscal Policy, tax, investments, investment, debt, public investments, International Lending and Debt Problems, Infrastructures, Institutions and Growth

This paper studies the fiscal implications for the Beninese economy of scaling up of public investment when the government is subject to inefficiencies on the spending and on the tax collection side. While scalin...

Post-Transition Investment Behavior in Poland

Post-Transition Investment Behavior in Poland »

Source: Post-Transition Investment Behavior in Poland : A Sectoral Panel Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2005/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zuzana Murgasova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

ISBN: 9781451862034

Keywords: sectoral panel analysis, determinants of investment, investment growth, equations, cost of capital, investment by sector, public investment, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production

Analyzing and projecting the behavior of macroeconomic variables in new EU member states presents special challenges, owing to limited time series of the available data. This paper presents an analysis of investmen...

Determinants of, and the Relation Between, Foreign Direct Investment and Growth

Determinants of, and the Relation Between, Foreign Direct Investment and Growth »

Source: Determinants of, and the Relation Between, Foreign Direct Investment and Growth : A Summary of the Recent Literature

Volume/Issue: 2001/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ewe-Ghee Lim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451858754

Keywords: determinants, fdi, direct investment, foreign investment, foreign investors, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, General,

This paper summarizes recent arguments/findings on two aspects of foreign direct investment (FDI): its correlation with economic growth and its determinants. The first part focuses on recent literature regarding po...

Some Misconceptions about Public Investment Efficiency and Growth*

Some Misconceptions about Public Investment Efficiency and Growth* »

Source: Some Misconceptions about Public Investment Efficiency and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2015/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Edward Buffie , Catherine Pattillo , Rafael Portillo , Andrea Presbitero , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513589978

Keywords: Public investment, Growth, Efficiency, Low-Income Countries, capital, investment, production, Infrastructures, General, Institutions and Growth

We reconsider the macroeconomic implications of public investment efficiency, defined as the ratio between the actual increment to public capital and the amount spent. We show that, in a simple and standard model,...

Investing in Public Investment

Investing in Public Investment »

Source: Investing in Public Investment : An Index of Public Investment Efficiency

Volume/Issue: 2011/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zac Mills , Annette Kyobe , Jim Brumby , Chris Papageorgiou , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455217892

Keywords: public investment management, project appraisal, selection, implementation, and evaluation, growth, investment management, budget institutions, investment projects, investment spending

This paper introduces a new index that captures the institutional environment underpinning public investment management across four different stages: project appraisal, selection, implementation, and evaluation. Co...

Macroeconomic Challenges of Structural Transformation

Macroeconomic Challenges of Structural Transformation »

Source: Macroeconomic Challenges of Structural Transformation : Public Investment, Growth and Debt Sustainability in Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2015/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lacina Balma , and Mthuli Ncube

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513599038

Keywords: Structural Transformation, Growth, Debt Sustainability, investment, debt, external commercial borrowing, International Lending and Debt Problems, Institutions and Growth, Debt Sustainability.,

This paper analyzes the link between public investment, economic growth and debt sustainability in Sierra Leone using an inter-temporal macroeconomic model. In the model, public capital improves the productive capa...