Browse

You are looking at 21 - 30 of 37 items :

  • Sub-Saharan Africa x
  • IMF Working Papers x
  • Keywords: Estimation x
Clear All
In Search of Equilibrium
			: Estimating Equilibrium Real Exchange Rates in Sub-Saharan African Countries

In Search of Equilibrium : Estimating Equilibrium Real Exchange Rates in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2007/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , and Alexander Chudik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866544.001

ISBN: 9781451866544

Keywords: Equilibrium Exchange Rates, Panel Estimations, exchange rate, real exchange rate, statistic, cointegration, exchange rates,

This paper presents a methodology to estimate equilibrium real exchange rates (ERER) for Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries using both single-country and panel estimation techniques. The limited data set hinders s...

Mobilizing Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Empirical Norms and Key Determinants

Mobilizing Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa : Empirical Norms and Key Determinants »

Volume/Issue: 2012/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , Wendell Daal , Nandini Srivastava , and Luiz Oliveira

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475503296.001

ISBN: 9781475503296

Keywords: econometric panel estimation, tax revenue, fiscal revenue, tax policy, taxation, tax effort, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Econometric Modeling: Other,

Mobilizing more revenue is a priority for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. Countries have to finance their development agendas, and weak revenue mobilization is the root cause of fiscal imbalances in several co...

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Size and Determinants

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa : Size and Determinants »

Volume/Issue: 2017/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leandro Medina , Andrew Jonelis , and Mehmet Cangul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484305942.001

ISBN: 9781484305942

Keywords: Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo

The multiple indicator-multiple cause (MIMIC) method is a well-established tool for measuring informal economic activity. However, it has been criticized because GDP is used both as a cause and indicator variable....

The Sources of Business Cycles in a Low Income Country

The Sources of Business Cycles in a Low Income Country »

Volume/Issue: 2015/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Houssa , Jolan Mohimont , and Christopher Otrok

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498310147.001

ISBN: 9781498310147

Keywords: Credit Shocks, Macroeconomic Stabilization Policies, Sign Restrictions, Bayesian VAR, credit, productivity, inflation, prices, exchange, Models with Panel Data

We examine the role of global and domestic shocks in driving macroeconomic fluctuations for Ghana. We are able to study the impact of exogenous shocks including productivity, credit supply, and commodity price shoc...

Understanding Countries' Tax Effort

Understanding Countries' Tax Effort »

Volume/Issue: 2013/244

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ricardo Fenochietto , and Carola Pessino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484301272.001

ISBN: 9781484301272

Keywords: tax effort, tax frontier, tax capacity, stochastic tax frontier, inefficiency, tax revenues, tax analysis, determinants of tax revenue, tax system, Models with Panel Data

This paper presents a model to determine the tax effort and tax capacity of 113 countries and the main variables on which they depend. The results and the model allow a clear determination of which countries are ne...

What Determines Long-Run Macroeconomic Stability? Democratic Institutions

What Determines Long-Run Macroeconomic Stability? Democratic Institutions »

Volume/Issue: 2004/215

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian , and Shanker Satyanath

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875072.001

ISBN: 9781451875072

Keywords: Macroeconomic instability, political institutions, openness, conflict, inflation, estimation method, statistics, standard deviation, macroeconomic stability, opennes,

We examine the deep determinants of long-run macroeconomic stability in a cross-country framework. We find that conflict, openness, and democratic political institutions have a strong and statistically significant...

The Role of Domestic Debt Markets in Economic Growth
			: An Empirical Investigation for Low-Income Countries and Emerging Markets

The Role of Domestic Debt Markets in Economic Growth : An Empirical Investigation for Low-Income Countries and Emerging Markets »

Volume/Issue: 2007/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. M. Ali Abbas , and Jakob Christensen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866919.001

ISBN: 9781451866919

Keywords: Growth, Sterilization, Institutions, Financial Development, Saving, Panel Estimations, Low-Income Countries, bond, central bank, external debt,

We develop a new public domestic debt (DD) database covering 93 low-income countries and emerging markets over the 1975-2004 period to estimate the growth impact of DD. Moderate levels of non-inflationary DD, as a...

In Search of Equilibrium

In Search of Equilibrium »

Source: In Search of Equilibrium : Estimating Equilibrium Real Exchange Rates in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , and Alexander Chudik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866544

Keywords: Equilibrium Exchange Rates, Panel Estimations, exchange rate, real exchange rate, statistic, cointegration, exchange rates,

This paper presents a methodology to estimate equilibrium real exchange rates (ERER) for Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries using both single-country and panel estimation techniques. The limited data set hinders s...

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa : Size and Determinants

Volume/Issue: 2017/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leandro Medina , Andrew Jonelis , and Mehmet Cangul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484305942

Keywords: Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo

The multiple indicator-multiple cause (MIMIC) method is a well-established tool for measuring informal economic activity. However, it has been criticized because GDP is used both as a cause and indicator variable....

Kernel Density Estimation Based on Grouped Data

Kernel Density Estimation Based on Grouped Data »

Source: Kernel Density Estimation Based on Grouped Data : The Case of Poverty Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2008/183

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Camelia Minoiu , and Sanjay Reddy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870411

Keywords: kernel density estimation, grouped data, statistics, poverty line, survey, surveys, household surveys,

We analyze the performance of kernel density methods applied to grouped data to estimate poverty (as applied in Sala-i-Martin, 2006, QJE). Using Monte Carlo simulations and household surveys, we find that the techn...