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Banking Crises and Crisis Dating

Banking Crises and Crisis Dating »

Source: Banking Crises and Crisis Dating : Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2009/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova , Gianni De Nicolo , and John Boyd

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451872880

Keywords: Systemic Bank Shocks, banking, banking distress, banking crisis,

Many empirical studies of banking crises have employed "banking crisis" (BC) indicators constructedusing primarily information on government actions undertaken in response to bank distress. Weformulate a simple the...

Bond Markets in Africa

Bond Markets in Africa »

Source: Bond Markets in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2013/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yibin Mu , Peter Phelps , and Janet Stotsky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475527148

Keywords: African bond markets, corporate bonds, bond, bond market, corporate bond, bonds, General, Government Policy and Regulation,

African bond markets have been steadily growing in recent years, but nonetheless remain undeveloped. African countries would benefit from greater access to financing and deeper financial markets. This paper compile...

Can Policies Affect Employment Intensity of Growth? A Cross-Country Analysis•

Can Policies Affect Employment Intensity of Growth? A Cross-Country Analysis• »

Source: Can Policies Affect Employment Intensity of Growth? A Cross-Country Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2012/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , Ernesto Crivelli , and Joël Toujas-Bernate

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505689

Keywords: employment elasticities, structural policies, reforms, labor market, labor market policies, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment and Investment: Other, Mobility

The aim of this paper is to provide new estimates of employment-output elasticities and assess the effect of structural and macroeocnomic policies on the employment-intensity of growth. Using an unbalanced panel of...

Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics

Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics »

Source: Credit Booms and Macroeconomic Dynamics : Stylized Facts and Lessons for Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Arena , Serpil Bouza , Era Dabla-Norris , Kerstin Gerling , and Lamin Njie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484356869

Keywords: macroeocnomic dynamics, low-income countries, emerging market economies, credit, booms, credit boom, banking, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, emerging market economies.,

Using a comprehensive database on bank credit, covering 135 developing countries over the period 1960-2011, we identify, document, and compare the macro-economic dynamics of credit booms across low- and middle-inco...

Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses

Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses »

Source: Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses

Volume/Issue: 2009/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): May Khamis , and Plamen Iossifov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873276

Keywords: credit growth, financial deepening, credit, current account, prices, foreign exchange,

In this paper, we analyze credit growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade focusing on the post-2002 rapid credit growth in select countries. We develop regression models of the fundamental determinants of...

Debt Relief, Additionality, and Aid Allocation in Low Income Countries

Debt Relief, Additionality, and Aid Allocation in Low Income Countries »

Source: Debt Relief, Additionality, and Aid Allocation in Low Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2003/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Powell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451858778

Keywords: low-income countries, HIPCs, additionality, debt, debt reduction, creditors, debt service payments, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper models the resource implications of debt relief provided to low-income countries (LICs). Obtaining debt relief does not necessarily lead to individual aid-dependent countries receiving more overall resou...

Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?1

Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?1 »

Source: Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2014/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , Montfort Mlachila , and Ashwin Moheeput

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498359290

Keywords: Financial Development, Trade Openness, International Financial Integration, capital account, capital account openness, financial sector, bond, financial reforms, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

This paper analyzes the links between financial and trade openness and financial development in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. It is based on a panel dataset using methods that tackle slope heterogeneity, cro...

Experience with Budgetary Convergence in the WAEMU

Experience with Budgetary Convergence in the WAEMU »

Source: Experience with Budgetary Convergence in the WAEMU

Volume/Issue: 2002/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson , and Ousmane Dore

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

ISBN: 9781451853117

Keywords: Convergence, Integration, terms of trade, fiscal balance, tax revenue, History of Thought: Macroeconomics, Hypothesis Testing, Estimation,

This paper reviews the experience of fiscal adjustment undertaken in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries since the entry into force of the 1994 treaty establishing the framework for a reg...

Explaining Episodes of Growth Accelerations, Decelerations, and Collapses in Western Africa

Explaining Episodes of Growth Accelerations, Decelerations, and Collapses in Western Africa »

Source: Explaining Episodes of Growth Accelerations, Decelerations, and Collapses in Western Africa

Volume/Issue: 2008/287

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gonzalo Salinas , and Patrick Imam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871456

Keywords: Growth, Acceleration, Deceleration, Africa, terms of trade, economic liberalization, inflation, external shocks, world demand, Volatility spillovers

The growth literature has had problems explaining the "sub-Saharan African growth dummy" in cross-country regressions. Instead of taking the usual approach of focusing on long-run growth and assuming that sub-Sahar...

An Extended Scenario and Adjustment Model for Developing Countries

An Extended Scenario and Adjustment Model for Developing Countries »

Source: An Extended Scenario and Adjustment Model for Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1993/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hossein Samiei , Manmohan Kumar , and Sheila Bassett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1993

ISBN: 9781451849387

Keywords: export volume, current account, current account balance, debt ratio, oil exports, Research Department,

This paper discusses three important extensions to the developing country scenario and adjustment model used in the World Economic Outlook exercises. First, the model is augmented to include fiscal and monetary sec...