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Country Briefs: Sustained Sound Policies Bode well for New Zealand

Country Briefs: Sustained Sound Policies Bode well for New Zealand »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

Country Focus: Designing an Independent Monetary Policy for China

Country Focus: Designing an Independent Monetary Policy for China »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Volume: 13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484341186.087

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), like other monetary unions, faces a number of challenges in dealing with macroeconomic shocks. The region experiences a large number of exogenous shocks: climat...

Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union
			: The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union : The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization »

Volume: 15

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Patrick Imam , Tidiane Kinda , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513567334.087

ISBN: 9781513567334

Keywords: Fiscal rules and institutions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, External shocks, Regional shocks, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, fiscal, debt, insurance, deficit

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries face a well-known dilemma between the need to provide shock-smoothing mechanisms and the lack of adequate mechanisms to do so. WAEMU countries are subject...

West African Economic and Monetary Union
			: Financial  Depth and Macrostability

West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability »

Volume: 13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484348222.087

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

The financial system in the WAEMU remains largely bank-based. The banking sector comprises 106 banks and 13 financial institutions, which together hold more than 90 percent of the financial system’s assets (...

Forecasting European Central Bank monetary policy

Forecasting European Central Bank monetary policy »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

Forum: Helping Countries Avoid the “Resource Curse”

Forum: Helping Countries Avoid the “Resource Curse” »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 13

Volume/Issue: 35/13

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451968361

Keywords: international monetary fund, monetary union, financial sector, economic cooperation, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), Economic Geography, European Central Bank (ecb), Mines And Mineral Resources. Economic Aspects, Natural Resources. Economic Aspects, Organizational Change,

Afghanistan: IMF loan; de Rato, African Governors meet; Bank-Fund collaboration; New Zealand, Libya; Chinese monetary policy; Lebanon: reconstruction; Canada: commodity boom; Persian Gulf: statistical agency; ECB m...

I. Executive Summary

I. Executive Summary »

Source: Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union : The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Patrick Imam , Tidiane Kinda , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513567334

Keywords: Fiscal rules and institutions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, External shocks, Regional shocks, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, fiscal, debt, insurance, deficit

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries 1 face a well-known dilemma between the need to provide shock-smoothing mechanisms...

II. Strengthening WAEMU Fiscal Rules

II. Strengthening WAEMU Fiscal Rules »

Source: Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union : The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Patrick Imam , Tidiane Kinda , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513567334

Keywords: Fiscal rules and institutions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, External shocks, Regional shocks, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, fiscal, debt, insurance, deficit

One of the main difficulties with fiscal rules is preserving some room for flexibility without compromising the rules. This is particularly relevant for WAEMU countries, as large and frequent sh...

III. Creating Public Insurance Mechanisms

III. Creating Public Insurance Mechanisms »

Source: Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union : The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Patrick Imam , Tidiane Kinda , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513567334

Keywords: Fiscal rules and institutions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, External shocks, Regional shocks, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, fiscal, debt, insurance, deficit

Frequent and large asymmetric shocks and limited effectiveness of shock-smoothing mechanisms challenge the stability of WAEMU economies. A public insurance mechanism—even in its less centralized...