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Welfare Implications of HIV/AIDS

Welfare Implications of HIV/AIDS »

Volume/Issue: 2003/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Markus Haacker , and N. Crafts

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854107.001

ISBN: 9781451854107

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, value of statistical life, life expectancy, mortality rates, hiv, prevalence rate, Health: General, Welfare and Poverty: General, General Welfare, Economic Development: General,

The paper evaluates the impact of HIV/AIDS on welfare in several countries affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Unlike studies focusing on the impact of HIV/AIDS on GDP per capita, we evaluate the impact of increased...

Local Financial Development and the Aid-Growth Relationship

Local Financial Development and the Aid-Growth Relationship »

Volume/Issue: 2004/238

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mwanza Nkusu , and Selin Sayek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875775.001

ISBN: 9781451875775

Keywords: financial development, financial market, aid flows, financial markets, aid effectiveness, financial market development, Welfare and Poverty: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: General,

With official development assistance (ODA) set to rise as countries strive to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), aid effectiveness remains an important area of development policy. An increasing number of...

Trade, Growth, and Poverty
			: A Selective Survey

Trade, Growth, and Poverty : A Selective Survey »

Volume/Issue: 2003/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Anne Krueger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844931.001

ISBN: 9781451844931

Keywords: growth, trade protection, openness, trade liberalization, tariff rates, trade openness, average tariff, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Welfare and Poverty: General,

This survey of the recent literature asks: how important is trade policy for poverty reduction? We consider the effects of openness on poverty in two components: the effect of openness on average income growth, and...

Aid and the Dutch Disease in Low-Income Countries
			: Informed Diagnoses for Prudent Prognoses

Aid and the Dutch Disease in Low-Income Countries : Informed Diagnoses for Prudent Prognoses »

Volume/Issue: 2004/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mwanza Nkusu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846874.001

ISBN: 9781451846874

Keywords: Exchange Rate, and Poverty, dutch disease, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, exchange rates, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Welfare and Poverty: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper demonstrates that the Dutch disease need not materialize in low-income countries that can draw on their idle productive capacity to satisfy the aid-induced increased demand. Diagnoses on, and prognoses f...

Financing Uganda'S Poverty Reduction Strategy
			: Is Aid Causing More Pain Than Gain?

Financing Uganda'S Poverty Reduction Strategy : Is Aid Causing More Pain Than Gain? »

Volume/Issue: 2004/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mwanza Nkusu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858457.001

ISBN: 9781451858457

Keywords: and poverty, reer, exchange rate, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, real effective exchange rate, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Welfare and Poverty: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Uganda's market-friendly development strategy and poverty reduction agenda have attracted large financial inflows, including aid. During 2000-02, concerns about a possible aid-induced Dutch disease were heightened...

Growth and Convergence in WAEMU Countries

Growth and Convergence in WAEMU Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2004/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdoul Wane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451860092.001

ISBN: 9781451860092

Keywords: Growth, Convergence, TFP growth, WAEMU, PMGE, Fixed effects, tfp, gdp per capita, equation, statistic

This paper investigates convergence and dynamic effects of human and physical capital on growth, in WAEMU countries. Using recently developed models for panel data and a growth accounting model, the study finds tha...

Budget Support Versus Project Aid

Budget Support Versus Project Aid »

Volume/Issue: 2003/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tito Cordella , and Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851182.001

ISBN: 9781451851182

Keywords: aid policy, asymmetric information, empirical growth models, budget support, budget surplus, capital expenditures, budget constraint, capital expenditure, Asymmetric and Private Information, Welfare and Poverty: General

Should donors who are interested in the effectiveness of developmental programs rely on conditional budget support or on project aid? To answer this question, we present a model in which only a subset of the develo...

Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending

Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending »

Volume/Issue: 2003/14

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843149.001

ISBN: 9781451843149

Keywords: capital deepening, gini coefficient, dependent variable, statistics, unequal societies, social security, Welfare and Poverty: General, National Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

The paper examines empirically the question of whether more unequal societies spend more on income redistribution than their more egalitarian counterparts. Theoretical arguments on this issue are inconclusive. The...