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Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Access to Bank Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Issues and Reform Strategies

Volume/Issue: 2005/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Sacerdoti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861853

Keywords: Banking systems, bank credit, banking, banking system, financial system, working capital, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This study discusses issues of access to bank credit in Sub-Saharan Africa, and examines measures that could help facilitate access by the private sector to bank credit. It reviews in particular obstacles to credit...

Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable?

Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable? »

Source: Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable?

Volume/Issue: 2006/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Cihak , Simon Wolfe , and Klaus Schaeck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864038

Keywords: banking competition, market structure, regulation, duration analysis, banking, statistic, banking system, probability, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper provides the first empirical analysis of the cross-country relationship between a direct measure of competitive conduct of financial institutions and banking system fragility. Using the Panzar and Rosse...

Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community

Assessing Bank Competition within the East African Community »

Source: 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

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...

Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions1

Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions1 »

Source: Assessing the Determinants of Interest Rate Transmission Through Conditional Impulse Response Functions

Volume/Issue: 2013/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Saborowski , and Sebastian Weber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475525717

Keywords: Interest Rate Pass-Through, Monetary Policy Transmission, inflation, banking, money market, General,

We employ a structural panel VAR model with interaction terms to identify determinants of effective transmission from central bank policy rates to retail lending rates in a large country sample. The framework allow...

Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators

Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators »

Source: Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators

Volume/Issue: 2003/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Graham Slack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451847888

Keywords: dissemination, compilation guide, capital adequacy, banking, banking crises, crisis countries, competitiveness, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

Because the wave of financial crises in recent years has spurred analysts' and policymakers' interest in monitoring the vulnerabilities of financial systems, the need for supporting data has increased. This paper p...

Bank Behavior in Developing Countries

Bank Behavior in Developing Countries »

Source: Bank Behavior in Developing Countries : Evidence from East Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/129

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Podpiera , and Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861488

Keywords: financial sector reforms, banking, international banks, financial sector, financial system, foreign exchange, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

We analyze the structure, performance, and role of banking systems in the three member countries of the East African Community-Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda-against the backdrop of recent financial sector reforms. Fo...

Bank Efficiency and Competition in Low-Income Countries

Bank Efficiency and Competition in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Bank Efficiency and Competition in Low-Income Countries : The Case of Uganda

Volume/Issue: 2005/240

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Hauner , and Shanaka Peiris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862591

Keywords: Efficiency, Data Envelopment Analysis, banking, banking system, banking sector, banking systems,

There is a concern that the state-dominated, inefficient, and fragile banking systems in many low-income countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, are a major hindrance to economic growth. This paper systematica...

Bank Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Middle Income Countries

Bank Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Middle Income Countries »

Source: Bank Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Middle Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2009/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chuling Chen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871616

Keywords: cost efficiency, stochastic frontier analysis, banking, banking sectors, bank deposits, random error,

We use bank level data to study the efficiency of banks in Sub-Saharan African middle-income countries and provide possible explanations for the difference in the efficiency levels of banks. We find that banks, on...

Bank Failures and Fiscal Austerity

Bank Failures and Fiscal Austerity »

Source: Bank Failures and Fiscal Austerity : Policy Presecriptions for a Developing Country

Volume/Issue: 2000/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Feltenstein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2000

ISBN: 9781451851380

Keywords: bank failures, general equilibrium, banking system, monetary policy, bank behavior, bank assets

This work employs a dynamic general equilibrium model to evaluate the causes and implications of bank insolvencies. The model is applied to stylized data from several South Asian countries. It derives conclusions a...

Banking Crises and Crisis Dating

Banking Crises and Crisis Dating »

Source: Banking Crises and Crisis Dating : Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2009/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elena Loukoianova , Gianni De Nicolo , and John Boyd

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451872880

Keywords: Systemic Bank Shocks, banking, banking distress, banking crisis,

Many empirical studies of banking crises have employed "banking crisis" (BC) indicators constructedusing primarily information on government actions undertaken in response to bank distress. Weformulate a simple the...