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Competition, Competitiveness and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Competition, Competitiveness and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Competition, Competitiveness and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2020/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reda Cherif , Sandesh Dhungana , Xiangming Fang , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Yuanchen Yang , Mustafa Yenice , and Jung Eun Yoon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2020

ISBN: 9781513526379

Keywords: Economic integration, Trade policy, Global competitiveness, Total factor productivity, International trade agreements, Markups, Market Power, Competition, Sub-Saharan Africa, WP

Does greater product market competition improve external competitiveness and growth? This paper examines this question by using country-and firm-level data for a sample of 39 sub-Saharan African countries over 2000...

Competition, Competitiveness and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Competition, Competitiveness and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2020/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reda Cherif , Sandesh Dhungana , Xiangming Fang , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Yuanchen Yang , Mustafa Yenice , and Jung Eun Yoon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513526379.001

ISBN: 9781513526379

Keywords: Economic integration, Trade policy, Global competitiveness, Total factor productivity, International trade agreements, Markups, Market Power, Competition, Sub-Saharan Africa, WP

Does greater product market competition improve external competitiveness and growth? This paper examines this question by using country-and firm-level data for a sample of 39 sub-Saharan African countries over 2000...

The Minimum Wage Puzzle in Less Developed Countries: Reconciling Theory and Evidence

The Minimum Wage Puzzle in Less Developed Countries: Reconciling Theory and Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2020/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Adam , and Edward Buffie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513527888.001

ISBN: 9781513527888

Keywords: Real sector, Price indexes, Employment, Labor market characteristics, Human capital, climate economics, disaster risk, macro feedbacks, multi-phase macro model, monetary and financial policies

We show that a dynamic general equilibrium model with efficiency wages and endogenous capital accumulation in both the formal and (non-agricultural) informal sectors can explain the full range of confounding styliz...

The Minimum Wage Puzzle in Less Developed Countries: Reconciling Theory and Evidence*

The Minimum Wage Puzzle in Less Developed Countries: Reconciling Theory and Evidence* »

Source: The Minimum Wage Puzzle in Less Developed Countries: Reconciling Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2020/23

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christopher Adam , and Edward Buffie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513527888

Keywords: Real sector, Price indexes, Employment, Labor market characteristics, Human capital, climate economics, disaster risk, macro feedbacks, multi-phase macro model, monetary and financial policies

We show that a dynamic general equilibrium model with efficiency wages and endogenous capital accumulation in both the formal and (non-agricultural) informal sectors can explain the full range of confounding styliz...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with South Africa

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with South Africa »

Source: South Africa : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa

Volume/Issue: 2020/33

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513528502

Keywords: Real sector, Balance of payments, Financial statistics, Unemployment, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, ISCR, CR, SARB, Eskom, SOEs

Subdued private investment and exports, and increased uncertainty have depressed growth and worsened social indicators. State-owned enterprises' (SOEs) risks are materializing, triggering government bailouts of Esk...

South Africa
			: 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa

South Africa : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2020/33

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513528502.002

ISBN: 9781513528502

Keywords: Real sector, Balance of payments, Financial statistics, Unemployment, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, ISCR, CR, SARB, Eskom, SOEs

Subdued private investment and exports, and increased uncertainty have depressed growth and worsened social indicators. State-owned enterprises' (SOEs) risks are materializing, triggering government bailouts of Esk...

South Africa
			: Selected Issues

South Africa : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2020/34

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513528519.002

ISBN: 9781513528519

Keywords: Economic growth, Fiscal sector, Exchange policy, Central banks, Private investments, ISCR, CR, SARB, inflation expectation, volatility

Selected Issues...

South Africa: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa

South Africa: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa »

Source: South Africa : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa

Volume/Issue: 2020/33

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513528502

Keywords: Real sector, Balance of payments, Financial statistics, Unemployment, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, ISCR, CR, SARB, Eskom, SOEs

Subdued private investment and exports, and increased uncertainty have depressed growth and worsened social indicators. State-owned enterprises' (SOEs) risks are materializing, triggering government bailouts of Esk...

South Africa: Selected Issues

South Africa: Selected Issues »

Source: South Africa : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2020/34

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513528519

Keywords: Economic growth, Fiscal sector, Exchange policy, Central banks, Private investments, ISCR, CR, SARB, inflation expectation, volatility

Selected Issues...

South Africa: Selected Issues

South Africa: Selected Issues »

Source: South Africa : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2020/34

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513528519

Keywords: Economic growth, Fiscal sector, Exchange policy, Central banks, Private investments, ISCR, CR, SARB, inflation expectation, volatility

Selected Issues...