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Aid Volatility and Dutch Disease

Aid Volatility and Dutch Disease »

Source: Aid Volatility and Dutch Disease : Is There a Role for Macroeconomic Policies?

Volume/Issue: 2006/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Tressel , and Alessandro Prati

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864052

Keywords: Aid effectiveness, real exchange rate, central bank, current account, money demand, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Economic Growth And Aggregate Productivity,

This paper studies how macroeconomic policies can help offset two unintended and undesirable features of foreign aid: its volatility and Dutch disease. We present evidence that aid volatility augments trade balance...

Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis

Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis »

Source: Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2001/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luisa Zanforlin , César Calderón , and Alberto Chong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451842043

Keywords: Dynamic Panel Data Models, Decomposition Analysis, current account deficits, current account deficit, current account balance, current account balances, International Finance: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

This paper analyzes the behavior of current account deficits in Africa and estimates whether the deficits are excessive with respect to fundamentals. The findings are the deficits are (i) not very persistent; (ii)...

An Assessment of External Price Competitiveness for Mozambique

An Assessment of External Price Competitiveness for Mozambique »

Source: An Assessment of External Price Competitiveness for Mozambique

Volume/Issue: 2009/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Vitek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873122

Keywords: External price competitiveness, exchange rate assessment, macroeconomic balance approach, equilibrium real exchange rate approach, external sustainability approach, exchange rate, effective exchange rate, real effective exchange rate, current account balance,

This paper conducts an assessment of external price competitiveness for Mozambique. A variety of indicators suggest that Mozambique has recently lost external price competitiveness with respect to its major trading...

Consumption-Based Interest Rate and the Present-Value Model of the Current Account-Evidence from Nigeria

Consumption-Based Interest Rate and the Present-Value Model of the Current Account-Evidence from Nigeria »

Source: Consumption-Based Interest Rate and the Present-Value Model of the Current Account-Evidence from Nigeria

Volume/Issue: 2001/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olumuyiwa Adedeji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451851656

Keywords: Present-value model, consumption-based interest rate, current account, current account balance, current accounts, external shocks, balance of payments, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper presents a model of current account determination, based upon the permanent-income hypothesis. A present-value relationship among the current account, changes in net output, the exchange rate and the ter...

Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses

Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses »

Source: Credit Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa-Sources, Risks, and Policy Responses

Volume/Issue: 2009/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): May Khamis , and Plamen Iossifov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873276

Keywords: credit growth, financial deepening, credit, current account, prices, foreign exchange,

In this paper, we analyze credit growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade focusing on the post-2002 rapid credit growth in select countries. We develop regression models of the fundamental determinants of...

Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises

Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises »

Source: Current Account Reversals and Currency Crises : Empirical Regularities

Volume/Issue: 1998/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Assaf Razin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451952421

Keywords: currency crisis, current account reversal, growth, real exchange rate, current account deficits, currency crises, current account balance, current account reversals

This paper studies large reductions in current account deficits and exchange rate depreciations in low- and middle-income countries. It examines which factors help predict the occurrence of a reversal or a currency...

Estimating Demand for IMF Financing by Low-Income Countries in Response to Shocks

Estimating Demand for IMF Financing by Low-Income Countries in Response to Shocks »

Source: Estimating Demand for IMF Financing by Low-Income Countries in Response to Shocks

Volume/Issue: 2009/263

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yasemin Bal-Gunduz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874082

Keywords: Low-income countries, IMF financing, exogenous shocks, current account balance, current account, terms of trade, commodity prices,

This paper estimates factors affecting demand for Fund financing by Low-Income Countries (LICs) in response to policy and exogenous shocks. Various economic variables including reserve coverage, current account bal...

Exchange Rate Assessment for Sub-Saharan Economies

Exchange Rate Assessment for Sub-Saharan Economies »

Source: Exchange Rate Assessment for Sub-Saharan Economies

Volume/Issue: 2010/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Burcu Aydin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201457

Keywords: Exchange Rate, Panel Data, current account balance, current account, real exchange rate, exchange rates,

This paper provides an exchange rate assessment for sub-Saharan African economies by using methodologies similar to those developed by the International Monetary Fund's Consultative Group on Exchange Rate Issues. A...

An Extended Scenario and Adjustment Model for Developing Countries

An Extended Scenario and Adjustment Model for Developing Countries »

Source: An Extended Scenario and Adjustment Model for Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1993/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hossein Samiei , Manmohan Kumar , and Sheila Bassett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1993

ISBN: 9781451849387

Keywords: export volume, current account, current account balance, debt ratio, oil exports, Research Department,

This paper discusses three important extensions to the developing country scenario and adjustment model used in the World Economic Outlook exercises. First, the model is augmented to include fiscal and monetary sec...

The External Balance Assessment (EBA) Methodology

The External Balance Assessment (EBA) Methodology »

Source: The External Balance Assessment (EBA) Methodology

Volume/Issue: 2013/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Steven Phillips , Luis Catão , Luca Ricci , Rudolfs Bems , Mitali Das , Julian Di Giovanni , Filiz Unsal , Marola Castillo , Jungjin Lee , Jair Rodriguez , and Mauricio Vargas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 December 2013

ISBN: 9781484346686

Keywords: net foreign assets, current accounts, private credit, reserve currency, current account balances, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

The External Balance Assessment (EBA) methodology has been developed by the IMF's Research Department as a successor to the CGER methodology for assessing current accounts and exchange rates in a multilaterally con...