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20 A Structural Analysis of the Determinants of Inflation in the CEMAC Region

20 A Structural Analysis of the Determinants of Inflation in the CEMAC Region »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction In this chapter 1 we aim to identify the main determinants of inflation in the Communauté Economique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centra...

16 Do Money Targets Matter for Monetary Policy in Kenya?

16 Do Money Targets Matter for Monetary Policy in Kenya? »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction In the preceding chapter, we presented a semi-structural New Keynesian open economy model for low-income countries, and applied it to Kenya. We found that the model co...

4 Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

4 Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction In this chapter we provide (i) an overview of some of the structural features of the economies of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and (ii) a systematic characterization of ec...

Government Spending Effects in Low-income Countries*

Government Spending Effects in Low-income Countries* »

Source: Government Spending Effects in Low-income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wenyi Shen , Susan Yang , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513578972

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Low-income Countries, Public Investment, Fiscal Multipliers, Small Open DSGE Models, Aid, investment, government spending, exchange rate, exchange

Despite the voluminous literature on fiscal policy, very few papers focus on low-income countries (LICs). This paper develops a new-Keynesian small open economy model to show, analytically and through simulations,...

6 Identifying the Monetary Transmission Mechanism in Sub-Saharan Africa

6 Identifying the Monetary Transmission Mechanism in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction Central banks and researchers in low-income countries often use structural vector auto-regression (SVAR) models estimated on aggregate macroeconomic data to develop a...

IMF Executive Board Completes Third and Fourth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Malawi and Approves US$ 20Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Third and Fourth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Malawi and Approves US$ 20Million Disbursement »

Source: Malawi : Third and Fourth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waivers for Non-observance of Performance Criteria, Extension of the Arrangement, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malawi

Volume/Issue: 2014/37

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475573046

Keywords: Debt sustainability analysis, Bank restructuring, Bank supervision, Extended Credit Facility, Economic indicators, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures, Malawi, Monetary policy, Press releases

This Supplement Information focuses on recent developments regarding the Malawi government's response to the recent fiscal scandal and on the implementation of two remaining prior actions. The IMF staff welcomes th...

Malawi
			: Third and Fourth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waivers for Non-observance of Performance Criteria, Extension of the Arrangement, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malawi

Malawi : Third and Fourth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waivers for Non-observance of Performance Criteria, Extension of the Arrangement, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Malawi »

Volume/Issue: 2014/37

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475573046.002

ISBN: 9781475573046

Keywords: Debt sustainability analysis, Bank restructuring, Bank supervision, Extended Credit Facility, Economic indicators, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures, Malawi, Monetary policy, Press releases

This Supplement Information focuses on recent developments regarding the Malawi government's response to the recent fiscal scandal and on the implementation of two remaining prior actions. The IMF staff welcomes th...

Government Spending Effects in Low-income Countries

Government Spending Effects in Low-income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2015/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wenyi Shen , Susan Yang , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513578972.001

ISBN: 9781513578972

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Low-income Countries, Public Investment, Fiscal Multipliers, Small Open DSGE Models, Aid, investment, government spending, exchange rate, exchange

Despite the voluminous literature on fiscal policy, very few papers focus on low-income countries (LICs). This paper develops a new-Keynesian small open economy model to show, analytically and through simulations,...

Interest Rates, Credit Rationing, and Investment in Developing Countries

Interest Rates, Credit Rationing, and Investment in Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2003/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mwanza Nkusu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848441.001

ISBN: 9781451848441

Keywords: institutions, bank loans, macroeconomic stability, inflation, bank credit, banking, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

This paper examines the impact of interest rates and inflation on bank loans and investment within a framework that mimics the financial sectors prevailing in most low-income developing countries. The paper emphasi...

Pity the Finance Minister
			: Issues in Managing a Substantial Scaling-Up of Aid Flows

Pity the Finance Minister : Issues in Managing a Substantial Scaling-Up of Aid Flows »

Volume/Issue: 2005/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Heller

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861990.001

ISBN: 9781451861990

Keywords: Aid donors, aid flows, exchange rate, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

Substantially scaling up of aid flows will require development partners to address many issues, including the impact of higher aid flows on: the competitiveness of aid recipients; the management of fiscal and monet...