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Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union
			: The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union : The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization »

Volume: 15

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Patrick Imam , Tidiane Kinda , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513567334.087

ISBN: 9781513567334

Keywords: Fiscal rules and institutions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, External shocks, Regional shocks, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, fiscal, debt, insurance, deficit

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries face a well-known dilemma between the need to provide shock-smoothing mechanisms and the lack of adequate mechanisms to do so. WAEMU countries are subject...

I. Executive Summary

I. Executive Summary »

Source: Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union : The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Patrick Imam , Tidiane Kinda , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513567334

Keywords: Fiscal rules and institutions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, External shocks, Regional shocks, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, fiscal, debt, insurance, deficit

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries 1 face a well-known dilemma between the need to provide shock-smoothing mechanisms...

II. Strengthening WAEMU Fiscal Rules

II. Strengthening WAEMU Fiscal Rules »

Source: Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union : The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Patrick Imam , Tidiane Kinda , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513567334

Keywords: Fiscal rules and institutions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, External shocks, Regional shocks, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, fiscal, debt, insurance, deficit

One of the main difficulties with fiscal rules is preserving some room for flexibility without compromising the rules. This is particularly relevant for WAEMU countries, as large and frequent sh...

III. Creating Public Insurance Mechanisms

III. Creating Public Insurance Mechanisms »

Source: Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union : The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Patrick Imam , Tidiane Kinda , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513567334

Keywords: Fiscal rules and institutions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, External shocks, Regional shocks, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, fiscal, debt, insurance, deficit

Frequent and large asymmetric shocks and limited effectiveness of shock-smoothing mechanisms challenge the stability of WAEMU economies. A public insurance mechanism—even in its less centralized...

Monetary and Exchange Rate Dynamics During Disinflation
			: An Empirical Analysis

Monetary and Exchange Rate Dynamics During Disinflation : An Empirical Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2005/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lei Zhang , A. Hamann , and Andres Arias Leiva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860528.001

ISBN: 9781451860528

Keywords: Inflation stabilization, nominal anchor, exchange rate-based stabilization, stabilization, exchange rate, exchange rate anchor, exchange rate volatility, foreign exchange, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

Based on the observed behavior of monetary aggregates and exchange rates, we classify inflation-stabilization episodes into two categories: de facto exchange rate-based stabilizations (ERBS) and non-ERBS. Unlike th...

Why Do Many Disinflations Fail? the Importance of Luck, Timing, and Political Institutions

Why Do Many Disinflations Fail? the Importance of Luck, Timing, and Political Institutions »

Volume/Issue: 2002/228

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): A. Hamann , and Alessandro Prati

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875454.001

ISBN: 9781451875454

Keywords: stabilization, inflation, inflation stabilization, high inflation, inflation stabilizations,

Many inflation stabilizations succeed only temporarily. Using a sample of 51 episodes of stabilization from inflation levels above 40 percent, we show that most of the failures are explained by bad luck, unfavorabl...

IV. Developing and Strengthening Financial Insurance Mechanisms

IV. Developing and Strengthening Financial Insurance Mechanisms »

Source: Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union : The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Patrick Imam , Tidiane Kinda , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513567334

Keywords: Fiscal rules and institutions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, External shocks, Regional shocks, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, fiscal, debt, insurance, deficit

Although shock-smoothing via credit and financial market channels is increasing over time, it has remained limited. The role of capital markets and private credit channels has been marginal in o...

Monetary and Exchange Rate Dynamics During Disinflation

Monetary and Exchange Rate Dynamics During Disinflation »

Source: Monetary and Exchange Rate Dynamics During Disinflation : An Empirical Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2005/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lei Zhang , A. Hamann , and Andres Arias Leiva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

ISBN: 9781451860528

Keywords: Inflation stabilization, nominal anchor, exchange rate-based stabilization, stabilization, exchange rate, exchange rate anchor, exchange rate volatility, foreign exchange, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

Based on the observed behavior of monetary aggregates and exchange rates, we classify inflation-stabilization episodes into two categories: de facto exchange rate-based stabilizations (ERBS) and non-ERBS. Unlike th...

Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union: The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union: The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization »

Source: Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union : The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Patrick Imam , Tidiane Kinda , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513567334

Keywords: Fiscal rules and institutions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, External shocks, Regional shocks, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, fiscal, debt, insurance, deficit

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries face a well-known dilemma between the need to provide shock-smoothing mechanisms and the lack of adequate mechanisms to do so. WAEMU countries are subject...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Strengthening the West African Economic and Monetary Union : The Role of Fiscal and Market Institutions in Economic Stabilization

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Patrick Imam , Tidiane Kinda , and Aleksandra Zdzienicka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513567334

Keywords: Fiscal rules and institutions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, External shocks, Regional shocks, Economic stabilization, Economic integration, fiscal, debt, insurance, deficit

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries face a well-known dilemma between the need to provide shock-smoothing mechanisms and the lack of adequate mechanisms to do so. WAEMU countries are subject...