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Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone

Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone »

Source: Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone

Volume/Issue: 2007/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Tsangarides , and Gustavo Ramirez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867763

Keywords: Competitiveness, CFA franc, WAEMU, CEMAC, exchange rate, reer, exchange rates, real effective exchange rate, effective exchange rate,

This paper reviews the evolution of competitiveness in the CFA franc zone using a proposed comprehensive competitiveness framework. In particular, we examine competitiveness in the WAEMU and CEMAC regions by analyz...

Estimation of Equilibrium Exchange Rates in the WAEMU

Estimation of Equilibrium Exchange Rates in the WAEMU »

Source: Estimation of Equilibrium Exchange Rates in the WAEMU : A Robustness Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2007/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Magnus Saxegaard , Stéphane Roudet , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867589

Keywords: Equilibrium real exchange rate, FEER, cointegration, panel, WAEMU, exchange rate, statistic, equation, Equilibrium Real Exghange Rate,

Using the FEER approach we investigate the long-run equilibrium paths of the real effective exchange rates (REERs) of countries in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). In an attempt to address econ...

Experience with Budgetary Convergence in the WAEMU

Experience with Budgetary Convergence in the WAEMU »

Source: Experience with Budgetary Convergence in the WAEMU

Volume/Issue: 2002/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson , and Ousmane Dore

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

ISBN: 9781451853117

Keywords: Convergence, Integration, terms of trade, fiscal balance, tax revenue, History of Thought: Macroeconomics, Hypothesis Testing, Estimation,

This paper reviews the experience of fiscal adjustment undertaken in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries since the entry into force of the 1994 treaty establishing the framework for a reg...

Feeling The Elephant's Weight

Feeling The Elephant's Weight »

Source: Feeling The Elephant's Weight : The Impact of Côte d'Ivoire's Crisis on WAEMU Trade

Volume/Issue: 2011/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , and Ankouvi Nayo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

ISBN: 9781455226085

Keywords: integration, political instability, gravity models, WAEMU, C&;amp;#x00F4;te d&;amp;#x2019;Ivoire, trade partners, trade flows, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Trade: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper analyzes the impact of political instability in Côte d'Ivoire on WAEMU trade over 1990-2007, applying panel econometric techniques to a gravity model of trade within WAEMU and between WAEMU and the rest...

Fiscal Discipline in WAEMU: Rules, Institutions, and Markets

Fiscal Discipline in WAEMU: Rules, Institutions, and Markets »

Source: Fiscal Discipline in WAEMU : Rules, Institutions, and Markets

Volume/Issue: 2013/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ermal Hitaj , and Yasin Kursat Onder

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484398685

Keywords: Fiscal discipline, regional surveillance sovereign risk, sovereign spreads, WAEMU, fiscal balance, fiscal behavior, fiscal deficit, Asset Pricing, General,

This paper gauges the scope for market discipline and the effectiveness of the regional surveillance framework in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The paper finds that the responsiveness of sov...

Fiscal Policy Coordination in the Waemu After the Devaluation

Fiscal Policy Coordination in the Waemu After the Devaluation »

Source: Fiscal Policy Coordination in the Waemu After the Devaluation

Volume/Issue: 1995/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christoph Rosenberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1995

ISBN: 9781451844207

Keywords: fiscal externalities, fiscal policies, taxation, monetary union, harmonization strategy, African Department,

This paper examines the economic implications of fiscal policy coordination in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) in the light of the January 1994 devaluation of the CFA franc. Diverging tax, tari...

Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts

Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts »

Source: Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts : Experience of Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2016/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Dippelsman , Venkat Josyula , and Eric Métreau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475569339

Keywords: System of National Accounts, chain linking, volume measures, fixed base year

There are two approaches for producing volume estimates of GDP, fixed base year and annual chaining. While most advanced economies have adopted the chain-linked approach in the past twenty years, some African count...

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa : Causes and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475563115

Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland

This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persiste...

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1 »

Source: A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2019/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amine Hammadi , Marshall Mills , Nelson Sobrinho , Vimal Thakoor , and Ricardo Velloso

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484354872

Keywords: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend to lag those in most other regions in terms of governance and perceptions of corruption. Weak governance undermines economic performance through various channels, includin...

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2017/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484314166

Keywords: Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros

This paper examines the growth performance of sub-Saharan African countries since 1960 through the lens of growth turning points (accelerations and decelerations) and periods of sustained growth (growth spells). Gr...