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Appendix I. Exchange Rate Classification Codes

Appendix I. Exchange Rate Classification Codes »

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

Ilzetzki, Reinhart, and Rogoff (2010) [IRR] classification codes 1 N...

Appendix II. Country Specifications in the SVAR

Appendix II. Country Specifications in the SVAR »

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

Our data set includes observations for the following periods (data for the United States, Canada, and the oil price are available for as long as is necessary for our purposes)....

Appendix III. Impulse Response Functions

Appendix III. Impulse Response Functions »

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

Impulse responses functions are plotted below for the five endogenous variables and the five structural shocks. The dotted lines represent bootstrapped 90 percent confidence bands. United States* and Kenya*,...

Appendix IV. Variance Decompositions

Appendix IV. Variance Decompositions »

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

Variance Decompositions with the United States* Burundi...

4. Conclusions

4. Conclusions »

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 paper identifies the degree of susceptibility of the EAC economies to asymmetric shocks; assesses the value of the exchange rate as a shock absorber for these countries; and reviews adjustment mechanism...

Conclusions

Conclusions »

Source: Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , Herve Joly , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Jemma Dridi , Nikoloz Gigineishvili , Tom Josephs , Clara Mira , Vimal Thakoor , Alun Thomas , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513551265

Keywords: Burundi, East Africa, Fiscal risk, Infrastructure, Kenya, Public enterprises, Risk management, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

Enhanced monitoring and management of fiscal risks would bring considerable benefits to all EAC partner countries—both individually and to the region as a whole—by reducing the scope for international spillo...

Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community

Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community »

Volume: 15

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , Herve Joly , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Jemma Dridi , Nikoloz Gigineishvili , Tom Josephs , Clara Mira , Vimal Thakoor , Alun Thomas , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513551265.087

ISBN: 9781513551265

Keywords: Burundi, East Africa, Fiscal risk, Infrastructure, Kenya, Public enterprises, Risk management, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

This paper takes stock of the main fiscal risks facing the EAC partner countries. These include macroeconomic shocks, and specific risks, such as the financial performance of the public enterprises, large infrastru...

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....

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: 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

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...