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Appendix Country Data

Appendix Country Data »

Source: Credibility Without Rules

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Curzio Giannini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1997

ISBN: 9781557756442

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, inflation, central bank, monetary policy

Information from Tables Information was collected for 100 countries (of which 22 were industrial countries according to the classification published in the IMF’s International Financ...

10 Banking Sector Integration and Competition in CEMAC

10 Banking Sector Integration and Competition in CEMAC »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

This chapter examines the issue of banking sector integration and competition in CEMAC, with a focus on the integration of products and services in retail banking, as financial markets are limited in size (B...

The CFA Franc Zone
			: Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges »

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066755.071

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

About one-third of countries covered by the IMF's African Department are members of the CFA franc zone. With most other countries moving away from fixed exchange rates, the issue of an adequate policy framework to...

The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy

The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy »

Source: The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy : The Case of São Tomé and Príncipe

Volume/Issue: 2008/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jian-Ye Wang , Nisreen Farhan , Amar Shanghavi , Márcio Ronci , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869781

Keywords: Monetary and exchange rate arrangements, small economy, open economy, nominal anchor, peg, currency union, exchange rate, inflation, monetary union, central bank

This paper assesses São Tomé and Príncipe's monetary and exchange rate arrangements in light of the country's monetary history and the relevant experience of comparable countries in Africa. The study highlights sev...

7 Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone

7 Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

The 1994 devaluation of the CFA franc was a result of a prolonged deterioration of the terms of trade of the countries of the CFA franc zone, a steep rise in the labor costs of those countries, and a nominal...

Credibility Without Rules

Credibility Without Rules »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Curzio Giannini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756442.084

ISBN: 9781557756442

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, inflation, central bank, monetary policy

During the last 25 years, monetary practice in most countries has increasingly been characterized by the attempt to achieve credibility of purpose while expanding the freedom of monetary authorities in controlling...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Credibility Without Rules

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Curzio Giannini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1997

ISBN: 9781557756442

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, inflation, central bank, monetary policy

During the last 25 years, monetary practice in most countries has increasingly been characterized by the attempt to achieve credibility of purpose while expanding the freedom of monetary authorities in controlling...

6 Economic Fundamentals and the CFA Franc Zone Real Exchange Rates

6 Economic Fundamentals and the CFA Franc Zone Real Exchange Rates »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

The debate in the literature on structural adjustment and macroeconomic stabilization has emphasized the crucial role played by the real exchange rate, given its importance for export promotion and for the g...

9 Financial Sector Integration in WAEMU

9 Financial Sector Integration in WAEMU »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

This study examines different aspects of financial integration in WAEMU in order to complement the literature on macroeconomic integration. Historically, the emphasis has been on the objective of macroeconom...

4 Fiscal Reaction Functions in the CFA Franc Zone

4 Fiscal Reaction Functions in the CFA Franc Zone »

Source: The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

The two monetary unions in the CFA franc zone conduct their national economic policies within the framework of macroeconomic convergence criteria. The CFA franc zone includes WAEMU and CEMAC member countries...