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Mobilizing Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mobilizing Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: 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

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...

A Model for Full-Fledged Inflation Targeting and Application to Ghana

A Model for Full-Fledged Inflation Targeting and Application to Ghana »

Source: A Model for Full-Fledged Inflation Targeting and Application to Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2010/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kevin Clinton , Jihad Dagher , Ondrej Kamenik , Douglas Laxton , Ali Alichi , and Marshall Mills

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451962444

Keywords: inflation, central bank, low inflation, Model Construction and Estimation

A model in which monetary policy pursues full-fledged inflation targeting adapts well to Ghana. Model features include: endogenous policy credibility; non-linearities in the inflation process; and a policy loss fun...

Price Subsidies and the Conduct of Monetary Policy

Price Subsidies and the Conduct of Monetary Policy »

Source: Price Subsidies and the Conduct of Monetary Policy

Volume/Issue: 2012/15

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nooman Rebei , and Mohamed Safouane Ben Aissa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931209

Keywords: Taylor rules, optimal monetary policy, general equilibrium, government subsidies, Bayesian estimation, inflation, inflation rates, monetary economics, General Aggregative Models,

This paper investigates optimized monetary policy rules in the presence of government intervention to stabilize prices of certain categories of goods and services. The paper estimates a small-scale, structural equi...

The Role of Domestic Debt Markets in Economic Growth

The Role of Domestic Debt Markets in Economic Growth »

Source: 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

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...

The Sources of Business Cycles in a Low Income Country*

The Sources of Business Cycles in a Low Income Country* »

Source: 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

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 »

Source: 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

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 »

Source: 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

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...