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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...

How to Improve the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union1

How to Improve the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union1 »

Source: How to Improve the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Volume/Issue: 2015/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2015

ISBN: 9781484366646

Keywords: WAEMU, low-income countries, exchange rate, interest, exchange, interest rates, inflation, International Migration, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is a currency union with a fixed exchange rate and limited capital mobility and, therefore, an independent monetary policy in the short run. The Central Bank of...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Regional Consultation with West African Economic and Monetary Union

IMF Executive Board Concludes Regional Consultation with West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Common Policies of Member Countries-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for West African Economic and Monetary Union

Volume/Issue: 2016/96

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513535944

Keywords: monetary fund, deficit, inflation, monetary policy, investment

This paper discusses recent economic developments, outlook, and risks of West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Despite the fragile security situation in some member countries and a less favorable extern...

West African Economic and Monetary Union
			: Common Policies of Member Countries-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for West African Economic and Monetary Union

West African Economic and Monetary Union : Common Policies of Member Countries-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Volume/Issue: 2016/96

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513535944.002

ISBN: 9781513535944

Keywords: monetary fund, deficit, inflation, monetary policy, investment

This paper discusses recent economic developments, outlook, and risks of West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Despite the fragile security situation in some member countries and a less favorable extern...

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Causes and Policy Implications

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475563115.001

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...

How to Improve the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

How to Improve the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Volume/Issue: 2015/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484366646.001

ISBN: 9781484366646

Keywords: WAEMU, low-income countries, exchange rate, interest, exchange, interest rates, inflation, International Migration, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is a currency union with a fixed exchange rate and limited capital mobility and, therefore, an independent monetary policy in the short run. The Central Bank of...

Modeling Inflation for Mali

Modeling Inflation for Mali »

Volume/Issue: 2007/295

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mame Astou Diouf

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868586.001

ISBN: 9781451868586

Keywords: real exchange rate, food supply, cointegration, price inflation, terms of trade, money market,

This paper investigates how consumer price inflation is determined in Mali for 1979-2006 along three macroeconomic explanations: (1) monetarist theories, emphasizing the impact of excess money supply, (2) the struc...

Monetary Union in West Africa
			: Who Might Gain, Who Might Lose, and Why?

Monetary Union in West Africa : Who Might Gain, Who Might Lose, and Why? »

Volume/Issue: 2002/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson , Xavier Debrun , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875393.001

ISBN: 9781451875393

Keywords: Monetary union, fiscal distortions, inflation, monetary policy, terms of trade, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

We develop a multicountry model in which governments aim at excessive spending in order to serve the narrow interests of the group in power. This puts pressure on the monetary authorities to extract seigniorage, an...

Modeling Inflation for Mali

Modeling Inflation for Mali »

Source: Modeling Inflation for Mali

Volume/Issue: 2007/295

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mame Astou Diouf

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868586

Keywords: real exchange rate, food supply, cointegration, price inflation, terms of trade, money market,

This paper investigates how consumer price inflation is determined in Mali for 1979-2006 along three macroeconomic explanations: (1) monetarist theories, emphasizing the impact of excess money supply, (2) the struc...

Monetary Union in West Africa

Monetary Union in West Africa »

Source: Monetary Union in West Africa : Who Might Gain, Who Might Lose, and Why?

Volume/Issue: 2002/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson , Xavier Debrun , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875393

Keywords: Monetary union, fiscal distortions, inflation, monetary policy, terms of trade, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

We develop a multicountry model in which governments aim at excessive spending in order to serve the narrow interests of the group in power. This puts pressure on the monetary authorities to extract seigniorage, an...