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Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) : Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/222

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513561851

Keywords: Oil prices, External shocks, Economic growth, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Economic integration, Economic indicators, Millennium Development Goals, Staff Reports, Press releases

This paper discusses common policies of the member countries of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). Medium-term prospects for CEMAC are uncertain. Despite their recent stabilization, oil pr...

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries—Informational Annex

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries—Informational Annex »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) : Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/222

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513561851

Keywords: Oil prices, External shocks, Economic growth, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Economic integration, Economic indicators, Millennium Development Goals, Staff Reports, Press releases

This paper discusses common policies of the member countries of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). Medium-term prospects for CEMAC are uncertain. Despite their recent stabilization, oil pr...

Collection Lags and the Optimal Inflation Tax: A Reconsideration

Collection Lags and the Optimal Inflation Tax: A Reconsideration »

Source: IMF Staff papers, Volume 41 No. 1

Volume: 41

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451957037

Keywords: growth rate, endogenous growth, growth model, economic growth, per capita income

This paper examines effects of economic growth and speed of adjustment on openness, human development, and fiscal policies. The model developed in this paper postulates that learning through experience raises labor...

Determinants of Non-oil Growth in the CFA-Zone Oil Producing Countries

Determinants of Non-oil Growth in the CFA-Zone Oil Producing Countries »

Source: Determinants of Non-oil Growth in the CFA-Zone Oil Producing Countries : How do they Differ?

Volume/Issue: 2011/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexandra Tabova , and Carol Baker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

ISBN: 9781463921996

Keywords: real exchange rate, exchange rate, exporters, oil exporters, Intertemporal Choice and Growth: General, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

Non-oil growth in the CFA oil exporting countries has been lackluster despite their great natural resource wealth. In this paper we study the key determinants of non-oil growth and explore to what extent these coun...

Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth

Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth »

Source: Does Mother Nature Corrupt? Natural Resources, Corruption, and Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 1999/85

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Leite , and Jens Weidmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451850734

Keywords: Economic growth, neoclassical growth model, natural resources, anti-corruption policies, cross-country study, natural resource, growth rate, natural resource abundance

This paper argues that natural resource abundance creates opportunities for rent-seeking behavior and is an important factor in determining a country’s level of corruption. In a simple growth model, we illus...

Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?1

Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?1 »

Source: Does Openness Matter for Financial Development in Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2014/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , Montfort Mlachila , and Ashwin Moheeput

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498359290

Keywords: Financial Development, Trade Openness, International Financial Integration, capital account, capital account openness, financial sector, bond, financial reforms, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

This paper analyzes the links between financial and trade openness and financial development in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. It is based on a panel dataset using methods that tackle slope heterogeneity, cro...

An Empirical Reassessment of the Relationship Between Finance and Growth

An Empirical Reassessment of the Relationship Between Finance and Growth »

Source: An Empirical Reassessment of the Relationship Between Finance and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2003/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Favara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451854633

Keywords: Financial development, panel methods, equation, statistics, gdp per capita, correlation, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper reexamines the empirical relationship between financial development and economic growth. It presents evidence based on cross-section and panel data using an updated dataset, a variety of econometric meth...

Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: IMF Staff papers, Volume 41 No. 1

Volume: 41

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451957037

Keywords: growth rate, endogenous growth, growth model, economic growth, per capita income

This paper examines effects of economic growth and speed of adjustment on openness, human development, and fiscal policies. The model developed in this paper postulates that learning through experience raises labor...

Exports, Inflation, and Growth

Exports, Inflation, and Growth »

Source: Exports, Inflation, and Growth

Volume/Issue: 1997/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thorvaldur Gylfason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451854138

Keywords: Trade, Natural Resources, Economic Growth, export ratio, closed economies, open economies, high inflation

This paper identifies some of the main determinants of exports and economic growth in cross-sectional data from the World Bank, covering 160 countries in the period 1985-1994. First, the linkages between the propen...

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1 »

Source: A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2019/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amine Hammadi , Marshall Mills , Nelson Sobrinho , Vimal Thakoor , and Ricardo Velloso

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484354872

Keywords: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend to lag those in most other regions in terms of governance and perceptions of corruption. Weak governance undermines economic performance through various channels, includin...