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Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2004/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451874389.001

ISBN: 9781451874389

Keywords: Financial development, index, measurement, Middle East and North Africa, banking, financial sector, banking sector, bank assets, bank credit, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

Based on data collected on a wide range of financial sector indicators, new indices of financial development for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are constructed, encompassing six themes: develo...

Fiscal Adjustment in the Gulf Countries: Less Costly than Previously Thought

Fiscal Adjustment in the Gulf Countries: Less Costly than Previously Thought »

Volume/Issue: 2018/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Armand Fouejieu , Sergio Rodriguez , and Sohaib Shahid

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361573.001

ISBN: 9781484361573

Keywords: Economic growth, Government expenditures, Fiscal policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stimulus and multipliers, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Fiscal Multiplier, GCC, General, Asia including Middle East

This paper estimates fiscal multipliers for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Using OLS panel fixed effects on a sample of six countries from 1990-2016, results indicate that GCC fiscal multipliers have...

Fiscal Policy and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Fiscal Policy and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa Region »

Volume/Issue: 1997/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sena Eken

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451948561.001

ISBN: 9781451948561

Keywords: Growth, Middle East and North Africa, exporting countries, oil-exporting countries, oil exporting countries, exporters

Establishing a policy framework to sustain high rates of growth is a major challenge facing the economies of the Middle East and North Africa. Given the strikingly dominant role of governments in these economies, t...

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Causes and Policy Implications

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa : Causes and Policy Implications »

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475563115.001

ISBN: 9781475563115

Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland

This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persiste...

From 'Hindu Growth' to Productivity Surge
			: The Mystery of the Indian Growth Transition

From 'Hindu Growth' to Productivity Surge : The Mystery of the Indian Growth Transition »

Volume/Issue: 2004/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dani Rodrik , and Arvind Subramanian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850024.001

ISBN: 9781451850024

Keywords: Productivity growth, liberalization, probusiness, tfp, growth rate, total factor productivity, terms of trade, growth rates, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East,

This paper explores the causes of India's productivity surge around 1980, more than a decade before serious economic reforms were initiated. Trade liberalization, expansionary demand, a favorable external environme...

From the Front Lines At Seoul Bank
			: Restructuring and Reprivatization

From the Front Lines At Seoul Bank : Restructuring and Reprivatization »

Volume/Issue: 2003/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chungwon Kang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875676.001

ISBN: 9781451875676

Keywords: Korea, recapitalization, banking, holding company, investors, retail banking, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: Asia including Middle East,

Soon after Korea agreed to an IMF-supported program, Seoul Bank and Korea First Bank were nationalized through an injection of public funds by the government. The two banks were singled out early in the IMF-support...

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2017/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314166.001

ISBN: 9781484314166

Keywords: Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros

This paper examines the growth performance of sub-Saharan African countries since 1960 through the lens of growth turning points (accelerations and decelerations) and periods of sustained growth (growth spells). Gr...

Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

Growth in the Middle East and North Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2004/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847734.001

ISBN: 9781451847734

Keywords: Middle East and North Africa, institutions, conflicts, oil countries, terms of trade, tfp, growth rates, Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East, General, Economywide Country Studies,

This paper analyzes the weak growth performance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region during 1980-2000 using an empirical model of long-run growth. The relative importance of the factors affecting growt...

Growth Inclusiveness in Djibouti

Growth Inclusiveness in Djibouti »

Volume/Issue: 2017/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475594720.001

ISBN: 9781475594720

Keywords: Middle East, Djibouti, growth, inclusiveness, inequality, povery reduction, General, Aggregate Factor Income Distribution, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

The paper examines the poverty-reducing and distributional characteristics of Djibouti's economic growth, and discusses policies that might help make growth more inclusive. It covers the period between 2002 and 201...

Growth, Investment, and Savings in the Arab Economies

Growth, Investment, and Savings in the Arab Economies »

Volume/Issue: 1997/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amer Bisat

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850710.001

ISBN: 9781451850710

Keywords: Growth, Savings, Growth Accounting, Arab, Middle East and North Africa, tfp, growth rate, growth rates, economic growth

Sustaining a high rate of economic growth is the major policy issue facing the Arab economies. A detailed analysis of growth, investment, and savings for the period 1971-96, including through a growth accounting ex...