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12 Bringing Inflation Under Control

12 Bringing Inflation Under Control »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

Amounting body of theoretical and empirical evidence has built up in recent years suggesting that high inflation has a negative effect on economic performance and poverty. Typically, the argument that perfor...

Committee Formed to Assess Options for IMF Income Base

Committee Formed to Assess Options for IMF Income Base »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 10

Volume/Issue: 35/10

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451968187

Keywords: international monetary fund, exchange rate, international trade, low inflation, Foreign investments, Consensus (social Sciences), Doha Round (2001-), Economic Development. Government Policy, Economic Shocks, Export Taxation

De Rato on global imbalances; Committee to study IMF finances; IMF management change; Country briefs: Maldives, Israel; Emerging soverign debt markets; Euro area imbalances; Preference erosion; Import protection; E...

The Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa

The Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa »

Source: The Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa : Shocks, Adjustment, and Policy Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2007/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iyabo Masha , Leighton Harris , Jian-Ye Wang , and Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867220

Keywords: Exchange Rate, Monetary Union, Shocks, Policy Adjustment, inflation, central bank, monetary unions, monetary fund,

This study assesses the experience of the Common Monetary Area (CMA) based on available empirical evidence over the last two decades. It pays particular attention to member countries' adjustment to economic shocks...

Country Briefs: Prudent Fiscal Policy Holds Key to Maldives’ Future Economic Stability

Country Briefs: Prudent Fiscal Policy Holds Key to Maldives’ Future Economic Stability »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 10

Volume/Issue: 35/10

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451968187

Keywords: international monetary fund, exchange rate, international trade, low inflation, Foreign investments, Consensus (social Sciences), Doha Round (2001-), Economic Development. Government Policy, Economic Shocks, Export Taxation

De Rato on global imbalances; Committee to study IMF finances; IMF management change; Country briefs: Maldives, Israel; Emerging soverign debt markets; Euro area imbalances; Preference erosion; Import protection; E...

2 Economic Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Growth-Accounting Analysis

2 Economic Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Growth-Accounting Analysis »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

This chapter examines South Africa’s growth performance since 1994 within a growth-accounting framework, and assesses growth prospects going forward. 1 Near-term prospects can be...

An Empirical Investigation of Exchange Rate Pass-Through in South Africa

An Empirical Investigation of Exchange Rate Pass-Through in South Africa »

Source: An Empirical Investigation of Exchange Rate Pass-Through in South Africa

Volume/Issue: 2002/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashok Bhundia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2002

ISBN: 9781451858068

Keywords: Pass-through, exchange rate, structural VAR, inflation, nominal exchange rate, relative prices, real exchange rate, Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper analyzes the degree to which fluctuations in the nominal exchange rate passthrough to consumer prices in South Africa. While the average pass-through is found to be low, evidence from a structural vector...

13 Exploring Determinants of Long-Term Interest Rates

13 Exploring Determinants of Long-Term Interest Rates »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

In South Africa, long-term interest rates have often been high in real terms and relatively volatile, although they declined somewhat in recent years (Figure 13.1). This chapter attempts to show that this de...

5 Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa: Why Has It Been So Low?

5 Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa: Why Has It Been So Low? »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has played a considerable role in the development of South Africa’s economy, although in more recent years FDI has remained at relatively low levels compared with other emergi...

Foreign Exchange Intervention under Policy Uncertainty*

Foreign Exchange Intervention under Policy Uncertainty* »

Source: Foreign Exchange Intervention under Policy Uncertainty

Volume/Issue: 2016/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , Ruy Lama , and Juan Pablo Medina Guzman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 March 2016

ISBN: 9781475520415

Keywords: Foreign Exchange Intervention, Monetary Policy, Learning, inflation, central bank, exchange, currency, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We study the use of foreign exchange (FX) intervention as an additional policy instrument in an environment with learning, where agents infer the central bank policy rules from its policy actions. Under full inform...

2. Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

2. Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014, Sub-Saharan Africa : Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484342886

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, exchange rate pegs, central bank

Introduction Over the last 20 or so years, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have enjoyed robust and sustained economic growth. Sound economic policies, stronger institutions, and...