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Drivers of Growth
			: Evidence from  Sub-Saharan African Countries

Drivers of Growth : Evidence from Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2013/236

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Manuk Ghazanchyan , and Janet Stotsky

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 November 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475516487.001

ISBN: 9781475516487

Keywords: growth, real exchange rate, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, General, General, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Economic Growth of Open Economies, General,

This study examines the drivers of growth in Sub-Saharan African countries, using aggregate data, from the past decade. We correlate recent growth experience to key determinants of growth, including private and pub...

Cointegrated TFP Processes and International Business Cycles

Cointegrated TFP Processes and International Business Cycles »

Volume/Issue: 2009/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vicente Tuesta , Juan Rubio-Ramirez , and Pau Rabanal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873597.001

ISBN: 9781451873597

Keywords: International Business Cycles, Cointegration, tfp, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

A puzzle in international macroeconomics is that observed real exchange rates are highly volatile. Standard international real business cycle (IRBC) models cannot reproduce this fact. We show that TFP processes for...

The Macroeconomic Impact of Scaled-Up Aid
			: The Case of Niger

The Macroeconomic Impact of Scaled-Up Aid : The Case of Niger »

Volume/Issue: 2009/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emilio Sacerdoti , Gonzalo Salinas , and Abdikarim Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871838.001

ISBN: 9781451871838

Keywords: growth, exchange rate, real exchange rate, gdp growth, tfp,

We develop a simple macroeconomic model that assesses the effects of higher foreign aid on output growth and other macroeconomic variables, including the real exchange rate. The model is easily tractable and requir...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067639.086

ISBN: 9781589067639

Keywords: exchange rate regime, exchange rate, inflation, importing countries, oil-importing countries

Sub-Saharan Africa's prospects have deteriorated somewhat and the risks have increased, according to this report. Growth in the region is projected to dip to 6 percent in 2008 and 2009. The fall is due mainly to th...

Does Openness to International Financial Flows Raise Productivity Growth?

Does Openness to International Financial Flows Raise Productivity Growth? »

Volume/Issue: 2008/242

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eswar Prasad , Marco Terrones , and Ayhan Kose

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871005.001

ISBN: 9781451871005

Keywords: Financial openness, external assets and liabilities, portfolio equity, tfp, capital account openness, economic growth,

This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between financial openness and total factor productivity (TFP) growth using an extensive dataset that includes various measures of productivity and f...

Real Exchange Rates in Growing Economies
			: How Strong Is the Role of the Nontradables Sector?

Real Exchange Rates in Growing Economies : How Strong Is the Role of the Nontradables Sector? »

Volume/Issue: 2005/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ken Miyajima

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862522.001

ISBN: 9781451862522

Keywords: growth accounting, nontradables sector, tfp, exchange rates,

This paper emphasizes the importance of total factor productivity (TFP) developments in the nontradables sector to quantitatively demonstrate that the time-honored Balassa-Samuelson hypothesis does not generally ap...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2005, Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2005, Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064430.086

ISBN: 9781589064430

Keywords: oil-producing countries, exchange rate regime, exchange rate, floating exchange rate, floating exchange rate regime

Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa Prepared by the Policy Wing of the IMF African Department, this first, annual issue of Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa analyzes economic, trade, and insti...

The Baltics
			: Competitiveness on the Eve of EU Accession

The Baltics : Competitiveness on the Eve of EU Accession »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Yuan Xiao , Robert Burgess , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063266.058

ISBN: 9781589063266

Keywords: European Union, Labor productivity, Real effective exchange rates, exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, real exchange rates, inflation

Large current account deficits in Estonia and Latvia, and the continued real appreciation of the exchange rate in Lithuania, have prompted concerns about the competitiveness of the Baltic economies, and called into...

Fiscal Adjustment in IMF-Supported Programs

Fiscal Adjustment in IMF-Supported Programs »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 November 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062740.017

ISBN: 9781589062740

Keywords: fiscal adjustment, expenditure, expenditures, fiscal policy, public expenditure

Using a cross-country sample of 169 IMF-supported programs and detailed studies of 15 programs, this evaluation report examines various aspects of fiscal adjustment in IMF-supported programs. It presents evidence t...

Challenges of Growth and Globalization in the Middle East and North Africa

Challenges of Growth and Globalization in the Middle East and North Africa »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Hamid Davoodi , and George Abed

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062290.073

ISBN: 9781589062290

Keywords: exchange rate, growth rates, tfp, oil-producing countries, economic growth

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is an economically diverse region. Despite undertaking economic reforms in many countries, and having considerable success in avoiding crises and achieving macroeconomic stab...