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Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community
			: Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Ejona Fuli , and Sébastien Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513562179.087

ISBN: 9781513562179

Keywords: Monetary unions, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, East Africa, Economic growth, Agricultural sector, Natural resources

This paper examines how susceptible East African Community (EAC) economies are to asymmetric shocks, assesses the value of the exchange rate as a shock absorber for these countries, and reviews adjustment mechanism...

2. Does the Exchange Rate Cause or Absorb Shocks in the EAC Countries?

2. Does the Exchange Rate Cause or Absorb Shocks in the EAC Countries? »

Source: Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Ejona Fuli , and Sébastien Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513562179

Keywords: Monetary unions, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, East Africa, Economic growth, Agricultural sector, Natural resources

When joining a currency union, countries give up control of their national currencies and can no longer count on the nominal exchange rate to stabilize their economies in the face of country-specific shocks....

The East African Community

The East African Community »

Source: The East African Community : Prospects for Sustained Growth

Volume/Issue: 2012/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine McAuliffe , Sweta Saxena , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475539424

Keywords: Accelerated growth, sustained growth, benchmarking, East African Community, domestic savings, per capita income, commodity prices, commodity exporters, common market, General

The East African Community (EAC) has been among the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa in the past decade or so. Nonetheless, the recent growth path will not be enough to achieve middle-income status and...

Establishing Conversion Values for New Currency Unions

Establishing Conversion Values for New Currency Unions »

Source: Establishing Conversion Values for New Currency Unions : Method and Application to the planned Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Currency Union

Volume/Issue: 2009/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bassem Kamar , Jean-Etienne Carlotti , and Russell Krueger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873313

Keywords: Currency union, conversion rates, EAC, East African Community, ECOWAS, ECU, GCC, Gulf Cooperation Council, SADC, South African Development Community

A key issue in creating a new currency union is setting the rates to convert national currencies into the new union currency. Planned unions in the Gulf region and Africa are seeking methods to set the conversion r...

Foreign Exchange Reserve Adequacy in East African Community Countries

Foreign Exchange Reserve Adequacy in East African Community Countries »

Source: Foreign Exchange Reserve Adequacy in East African Community Countries

Volume: 09

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462366682

Keywords: East Africa, SDRs, Reserve requirements, Reserves adequacy, reserve holdings, external shocks, trade shocks, terms-of-trade shocks, international reserves

The concomitant external shocks experienced in 2008-09 by the East African Community (EAC) countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda and stepped-up support by the IMF—including the SDR allocation&#x20...

1. How Susceptible Are the EAC Economies to Asymmetric Shocks?

1. How Susceptible Are the EAC Economies to Asymmetric Shocks? »

Source: Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Ejona Fuli , and Sébastien Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513562179

Keywords: Monetary unions, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, East Africa, Economic growth, Agricultural sector, Natural resources

This section assesses susceptibility of the EAC countries to asymmetric shocks by first, looking at the similarity of economic structures across the region; second, examining the nature of recen...

Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community

Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community »

Volume/Issue: 2012/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sarah Sanya , and Matthew Gaertner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463933173.001

ISBN: 9781463933173

Keywords: East African Community, H-statistic, Lerner Index, banking system, banking sector, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: General, International, or Comparative, Market Structure And Pricing,

This paper is an empirical analysis of competitiveness in the banking system of four out of the five East African Community (EAC) countries2. The results show that the degree of competition is low due to a combinat...

Capital Market Integration
			: Progress Ahead of the East African Community Monetary Union

Capital Market Integration : Progress Ahead of the East African Community Monetary Union »

Volume/Issue: 2012/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463931230.001

ISBN: 9781463931230

Keywords: East African Community, monetary union, capital market, equity, stock, bond, beta convergence, sigma convergence, cointegration, stock market

Capital markets in the East African Community (EAC) face common challenges of low capitalization and liquidity, but to different degrees. EAC member countries have made noticeable progress in developing domestic ca...

Establishing Conversion Values for New Currency Unions
			: Method and Application to the planned Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Currency Union

Establishing Conversion Values for New Currency Unions : Method and Application to the planned Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Currency Union »

Volume/Issue: 2009/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bassem Kamar , Jean-Etienne Carlotti , and Russell Krueger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873313.001

ISBN: 9781451873313

Keywords: Currency union, conversion rates, EAC, East African Community, ECOWAS, ECU, GCC, Gulf Cooperation Council, SADC, South African Development Community

A key issue in creating a new currency union is setting the rates to convert national currencies into the new union currency. Planned unions in the Gulf region and Africa are seeking methods to set the conversion r...

The East African Community
			: Prospects for Sustained Growth

The East African Community : Prospects for Sustained Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2012/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine McAuliffe , Sweta Saxena , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475539424.001

ISBN: 9781475539424

Keywords: Accelerated growth, sustained growth, benchmarking, East African Community, domestic savings, per capita income, commodity prices, commodity exporters, common market, General

The East African Community (EAC) has been among the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa in the past decade or so. Nonetheless, the recent growth path will not be enough to achieve middle-income status and...