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Emerging from the Global Crisis
			: Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Emerging from the Global Crisis : Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616350734.087

ISBN: 9781616350734

Keywords: Economic growth, Low-income developing countries, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, public debt, current account, fiscal policy, exchange rate, current account deficits

Although the impact of the global crisis has been severe, real per capita GDP growth stayed positive in two-thirds of low-income countries (LICs), unlike in previous global downturns, and in contrast to richer coun...

Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community
			: Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Ejona Fuli , and Sébastien Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513562179.087

ISBN: 9781513562179

Keywords: Monetary unions, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, East Africa, Economic growth, Agricultural sector, Natural resources

This paper examines how susceptible East African Community (EAC) economies are to asymmetric shocks, assesses the value of the exchange rate as a shock absorber for these countries, and reviews adjustment mechanism...

2. Does the Exchange Rate Cause or Absorb Shocks in the EAC Countries?

2. Does the Exchange Rate Cause or Absorb Shocks in the EAC Countries? »

Source: Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Ejona Fuli , and Sébastien Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513562179

Keywords: Monetary unions, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, East Africa, Economic growth, Agricultural sector, Natural resources

When joining a currency union, countries give up control of their national currencies and can no longer count on the nominal exchange rate to stabilize their economies in the face of country-specific shocks....

The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community »

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484364413.071

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

The countries in the East African Community (EAC) are among the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The EAC countries are making significant progress toward financial integration, including harmonizati...

1. How Susceptible Are the EAC Economies to Asymmetric Shocks?

1. How Susceptible Are the EAC Economies to Asymmetric Shocks? »

Source: Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Ejona Fuli , and Sébastien Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513562179

Keywords: Monetary unions, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, East Africa, Economic growth, Agricultural sector, Natural resources

This section assesses susceptibility of the EAC countries to asymmetric shocks by first, looking at the similarity of economic structures across the region; second, examining the nature of recen...

Measuring Financial Barriers Among East African Community Countries

Measuring Financial Barriers Among East African Community Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2010/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yi David Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455205240.001

ISBN: 9781455205240

Keywords: Forward rates, financial barrier, exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, International Finance: General,

This paper seeks to quantify existing financial barriers among East African Community (EAC) member countries based on analysis of each member country's foreign exchange market. The primary contribution of this pape...

Purchasing Power Parities in Five East African Countries
			: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda

Purchasing Power Parities in Five East African Countries : Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda »

Volume/Issue: 1998/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Noureddine Krichene

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856798.001

ISBN: 9781451856798

Keywords: Purchasing power parity, competitiveness, cointegration analysis, exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rates, nominal exchange rates, inflation, Tanzania, United Republic of,

In a case study of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, this paper finds that bilateral real exchange rates revert to a long-term equilibrium in line with purchasing power parities, implying that these cou...

3. La gestion des flux de capitaux volatils: expérience et leçons des marchés pionniers d’Afrique subsaharienne

3. La gestion des flux de capitaux volatils: expérience et leçons des marchés pionniers d’Afrique subsaharienne »

Source: Perspectives économiques régionales, Oct 13 : Afrique subsaharienne Maintenir le rythme

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2013

Language: French

ISBN: 9781484369470

Keywords: frontier markets, exchange rate, capital inflows, debt, private capital, portfolio flows, balance of payments, structural reforms, exchange rate pegs, foreign exchange

Tout au long de ces trois dernières années, les entrées de capitaux de portefeuille ont régulièrement progressé dans les marchés pionniers d’Afrique subsaharienne 1 . Pendant les a...

2. Les moteurs de la croissance dans les pays d’Afrique subsaharienne pauvres en ressources naturelles

2. Les moteurs de la croissance dans les pays d’Afrique subsaharienne pauvres en ressources naturelles »

Source: Perspectives économiques régionales, Oct 13 : Afrique subsaharienne Maintenir le rythme

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2013

Language: French

ISBN: 9781484369470

Keywords: frontier markets, exchange rate, capital inflows, debt, private capital, portfolio flows, balance of payments, structural reforms, exchange rate pegs, foreign exchange

Le décollage de la croissance africaine observé depuis le milieu des années 90 n’est pas exclusivement imputable aux produits de base. Plusieurs pays ont enregistré des taux de croissance élevés qui n’étaien...

1. Maintenir le rythme

1. Maintenir le rythme »

Source: Perspectives économiques régionales, Oct 13 : Afrique subsaharienne Maintenir le rythme

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2013

Language: French

ISBN: 9781484369470

Keywords: frontier markets, exchange rate, capital inflows, debt, private capital, portfolio flows, balance of payments, structural reforms, exchange rate pegs, foreign exchange

Le ralentissement de la conjoncture économique mondiale et son instabilité croissante ne devraient avoir qu’une incidence modérée sur l’Afrique subsaharienne cette année et l’année suivante. La croissance de...