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Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Source: Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Room for Policy?

Volume/Issue: 2013/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Santiago Peña , Oral Williams , and Tomasz A. Zawisza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2013

ISBN: 9781557753304

Keywords: Financial intermediation efficiency, net interest margins, economies of scale, institutions., banking, net interest margin, financial intermediation, financial system, Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper examines the determinants of net interest margins in four regional blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa and one comparator block in the Eastern Caribbean. Using bank-level data, we find that countries with a hig...

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: What Room for Policy?

Benchmarking Banking Sector Efficiency Across Regional Blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Room for Policy? »

Volume/Issue: 2013/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francois Boutin-Dufresne , Santiago Peña , Oral Williams , and Tomasz A. Zawisza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557753304.001

ISBN: 9781557753304

Keywords: Financial intermediation efficiency, net interest margins, economies of scale, institutions., banking, net interest margin, financial intermediation, financial system, Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

This paper examines the determinants of net interest margins in four regional blocks in Sub-Saharan Africa and one comparator block in the Eastern Caribbean. Using bank-level data, we find that countries with a hig...

Making Monetary Policy More Effective
			: The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Making Monetary Policy More Effective : The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo »

Volume/Issue: 2013/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Felix Fischer , Charlotte Lundgren , and Samir Jahjah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 November 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475516371.001

ISBN: 9781475516371

Keywords: exchange rate regime, dedollarization, financial deepening., central bank, monetary fund, reserve requirements, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

The paper looks at the challenges of conducting monetary policy in a context of high dollarization of the banking system and weak institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The empirical analysis confirm...

On the Drivers of Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

On the Drivers of Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2015/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anh Nguyen , Jemma Dridi , Filiz Unsal , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513583013.001

ISBN: 9781513583013

Keywords: Global VAR (GVAR), supply, supply shocks, demand, Time-Series Models, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), General, Sub-Saharan Africa.,

The perception that inflation dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are driven by supply shocks implies a limited role for monetary policy in influencing inflation in the short run. SSA's rapid growth, its integrati...

What Matters for Financial Development and Stability?

What Matters for Financial Development and Stability? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raja Almarzoqi , Sami Ben Naceur , and Akshay Kotak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513501178.001

ISBN: 9781513501178

Keywords: financial development, financial possibility frontier, variables, benchmarks, trade, economy, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

This study aims to identify policies that influence the development of financial institutions as measured across three dimensions: depth, efficiency, and stability. Applying the concept of the financial possibility...

Making Monetary Policy More Effective: The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Making Monetary Policy More Effective: The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo »

Source: Making Monetary Policy More Effective : The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Volume/Issue: 2013/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Felix Fischer , Charlotte Lundgren , and Samir Jahjah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 November 2013

ISBN: 9781475516371

Keywords: exchange rate regime, dedollarization, financial deepening., central bank, monetary fund, reserve requirements, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

The paper looks at the challenges of conducting monetary policy in a context of high dollarization of the banking system and weak institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The empirical analysis confirm...

On the Drivers of Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

On the Drivers of Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: On the Drivers of Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2015/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anh Nguyen , Jemma Dridi , Filiz Unsal , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513583013

Keywords: Global VAR (GVAR), supply, supply shocks, demand, Time-Series Models, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), General, Sub-Saharan Africa.,

The perception that inflation dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are driven by supply shocks implies a limited role for monetary policy in influencing inflation in the short run. SSA's rapid growth, its integrati...

What Matters for Financial Development and Stability?

What Matters for Financial Development and Stability? »

Source: What Matters for Financial Development and Stability?

Volume/Issue: 2015/173

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Raja Almarzoqi , Sami Ben Naceur , and Akshay Kotak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513501178

Keywords: financial development, financial possibility frontier, variables, benchmarks, trade, economy, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

This study aims to identify policies that influence the development of financial institutions as measured across three dimensions: depth, efficiency, and stability. Applying the concept of the financial possibility...