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Capital Flow Deflection*

Capital Flow Deflection* »

Source: Capital Flow Deflection

Volume/Issue: 2014/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Giordani , Michele Ruta , Hans Weisfeld , and Ling Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498383202

Keywords: cross-border spillovers, policy response, capital flow, capital inflow, General, International Relations and International Political Economy: General,

This paper focuses on the coordination problem among borrowing countries imposing controls on capital infl ows. In a simple model of capital flows and controls, we show that inflow restrictions distort internation...

Chapter 2. Here Be Spillovers: An Illustration Using GIMF Simulations

Chapter 2. Here Be Spillovers: An Illustration Using GIMF Simulations »

Source: The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Andrew Jonelis , Borislava Mircheva , and Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

ISBN: 9781484363447

Keywords: Demand, External shocks, Regional integration, Southern Africa, South Africa, Spillovers, Trade integration, growth rate, gdp per capita, real gdp

This section uses the IMF’s GIMF model to illustrate more formally how the channels described in the previous section would generate significant spillovers. GIMF is suitable to anal...

Chapter 1. Here Be Spillovers: Overview of Institutional Arrangements and Stylized Facts

Chapter 1. Here Be Spillovers: Overview of Institutional Arrangements and Stylized Facts »

Source: The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Andrew Jonelis , Borislava Mircheva , and Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

ISBN: 9781484363447

Keywords: Demand, External shocks, Regional integration, Southern Africa, South Africa, Spillovers, Trade integration, growth rate, gdp per capita, real gdp

Multiple linkages exist between South Africa’s economy and those of its neighbors. Starting with institutional ties, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland form the Common Mo...

Chapter 3. Where Are They? The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers: Overview and Update of Econometric Estimates

Chapter 3. Where Are They? The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers: Overview and Update of Econometric Estimates »

Source: The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Andrew Jonelis , Borislava Mircheva , and Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

ISBN: 9781484363447

Keywords: Demand, External shocks, Regional integration, Southern Africa, South Africa, Spillovers, Trade integration, growth rate, gdp per capita, real gdp

Real spillovers from economic developments in South Africa to the rest of Southern Africa and the continent have been analyzed in Canales-Kriljenko, Gwenhamo, and Thomas (2013), IMF...

Chapter 4. Whodunit and Why?

Chapter 4. Whodunit and Why? »

Source: The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Andrew Jonelis , Borislava Mircheva , and Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

ISBN: 9781484363447

Keywords: Demand, External shocks, Regional integration, Southern Africa, South Africa, Spillovers, Trade integration, growth rate, gdp per capita, real gdp

There are a number of possible explanations for the econometric results summarized above. First, as already discussed, the economies of South Africa and the rest of the continent mi...

The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa
			: Some Facts and Possible Explanations

The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations »

Volume: 18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Andrew Jonelis , Borislava Mircheva , and Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484363447.087

ISBN: 9781484363447

Keywords: Demand, External shocks, Regional integration, Southern Africa, South Africa, Spillovers, Trade integration, growth rate, gdp per capita, real gdp

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the economies of South Africa and its neighbors (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe) are tightly integrated with each other. There are important institu...

Dynamic Gains From Trade

Dynamic Gains From Trade »

Source: Dynamic Gains From Trade : Evidence From South Africa

Volume/Issue: 2000/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian , and Gunnar Jonsson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

ISBN: 9781451846461

Keywords: Openness, growth, total factor productivity, tfp, impact of trade, tariff lines

This paper examines the empirical relationship between trade and total factor productivity (TFP) in South Africa. It uses (i) a time series approach where trade is defined in terms of aggregate outcomes, i.e., as t...

Emerging Markets in Transition

Emerging Markets in Transition »

Source: Emerging Markets in Transition : Growth Prospects and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2014/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Luis Cubeddu , Alexander Culiuc , Ghada Fayad , Yuan Gao , Kalpana Kochhar , Annette Kyobe , Ceyda Oner , Roberto Perrelli , Sarah Sanya , Evridiki Tsounta , and Zhongxia Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498327664

Keywords: Emerging markets, growth, potential growth, convergence, heterogeneity, structural reform, productivity, terms of trade, trading partners, commodity prices

After a short-lived slowdown in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis and a swift rebound, emerging markets (EM) are now entering a period of slower growth. In fact, growth is now lower than the po...

A Financial Conditions Index for South Africa

A Financial Conditions Index for South Africa »

Source: A Financial Conditions Index for South Africa

Volume/Issue: 2012/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nombulelo Gumata , Eliphas Ndou , and Nir Klein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505450

Keywords: Financial conditions index, factor analysis, gdp growth, explanatory power, granger causality, standard deviation, General Aggregative Models: Forecasting and Simulation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

The main purpose of this paper is to construct a financial conditions index (FCI) for South Africa. The analysis extracts the index by applying two alternative approaches (principal component analysis and Kalman fi...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589067639

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

Recent Developments in the World Economy In recent years countries in sub-Saharan Africa have enjoyed some of their highest growth rates in decades, thanks both to favorable external...