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Chapter 4. External Stability Assessment13

Chapter 4. External Stability Assessment13 »

Source: Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) current account deficit has hovered around 5percent of GDP during the last decade and has been financed mainly by aid and foreign direct inve...

Chapter 5. Debt Sustainability in the WAEMU16

Chapter 5. Debt Sustainability in the WAEMU16 »

Source: Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

Thanks to debt relief, all West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries now have public debt—to-GDP ratios way below 70 percent, the ceiling set by the...

Chapter 1. Shocks and Shocks Absorption in the WAEMU2

Chapter 1. Shocks and Shocks Absorption in the WAEMU2 »

Source: Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

Are business cycles synchronized in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)? How has synchronization evolved over time? Looking at shocks affecting the WAEMU, this chapter explores...

Chapter 2. The Impact of the Malian Crisis on the WAEMU7

Chapter 2. The Impact of the Malian Crisis on the WAEMU7 »

Source: Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

The economic spillovers from the Malian crisis have been limited so far, reflecting that Mali trades significantly with only three countries in the region and other economic and financial linkag...

Chapter 3. Fiscal Discipline in the WAEMU: Rules and Markets12

Chapter 3. Fiscal Discipline in the WAEMU: Rules and Markets12 »

Source: Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

This chapter explores the extent to which rules and market discipline are effective in ensuring fiscal sustainability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). After evaluating th...

Chapter 1. Institutional Arrangements and Regional Integration

Chapter 1. Institutional Arrangements and Regional Integration »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is a currency and a customs union. Improved competitiveness, economic convergence, common market, policy coordination, and law harmonization...

Chapter 2. Macroeconomic Setting and Current Challenges

Chapter 2. Macroeconomic Setting and Current Challenges »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Economic growth in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has been historically low but has increased recently, driven by structural reforms and economic recovery in the region’s l...

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy Coordination

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy Coordination »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

There is a strong theoretical and practical argument for fiscal-monetary policy coordination in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). WAEMU countries conduct independent fiscal p...

Chapter 4. Quest for Higher Growth

Chapter 4. Quest for Higher Growth »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Growth takeoff in Africa has been one of the salient facts of the global economy in the last two decades. However, while per capita GDP has more than doubled in faster-growing sub-Saharan econom...

Chapter 5. Shocks to Growth

Chapter 5. Shocks to Growth »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Growth in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has been negatively affected by macroeconomic shocks. Such shocks can be symmetric, affecting similarly all countries of the Union...