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Financial Integration in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Financial Integration in the West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Source: Financial Integration in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Volume/Issue: 2006/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864748

Keywords: BCEAO, Sigma- and Beta- Convergence, WAEMU, banking, capital market, excess liquidity, banking system, capital markets, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This study assesses the degree of financial integration in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The structure of the financial sector and its institutional arrangements indicate that financial inte...

The Demographic Dividend

The Demographic Dividend »

Source: The Demographic Dividend : Evidence from the Indian States

Volume/Issue: 2011/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashoka Mody , and Shekhar Aiyar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455217885

Keywords: Demographic dividend, Indian states, age-structure, convergence, growth rate, per capita income, per capita income growth, economic growth, age distribution, Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East,

Large cohorts of young adults are poised to add to the working-age population of developing economies. Despite much interest in the consequent growth dividend, the size and circumstances of the potential gains rema...

The Growth Comeback in Developing Economies

The Growth Comeback in Developing Economies »

Source: The Growth Comeback in Developing Economies : A New Hope or Back to the Future?

Volume/Issue: 2013/132

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Bluedorn , Rupa Duttagupta , Jaime Guajardo , and Nkunde Mwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484321980

Keywords: growth, takeoff, low-income countries, convergence, export growth, balance of payments, trade openness, regulatory barriers, economic cooperation, General

Growth takeoffs in developing economies have rebounded in the past two decades. Although recent takeoffs have lasted longer than takeoffs before the 1990s, a key question is whether they could unravel like some did...

Inflation Differentials in the GCC

Inflation Differentials in the GCC »

Source: Inflation Differentials in the GCC : Does the Oil Cycle Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2011/294

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Oral Williams , and Kamiar Mohaddes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463927288

Keywords: Inflation differentials, convergence, panel data, pairwise approach, monetary union, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries., inflation, inflation rates, monetary fund, price level

This paper uses a pairwise approach to investigate the main factors that have been driving inflation differentials in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region for the past two decades. The results suggest that inf...

Growth Empirics Under Model Uncertainty

Growth Empirics Under Model Uncertainty »

Source: Growth Empirics Under Model Uncertainty : Is Africa Different?

Volume/Issue: 2005/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860375

Keywords: growth regressions, Bayesian model averaging, dynamic panel estimation, debt, probability, samples, debt service, external debt, Bayesian Analysis, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data

This paper attempts to identify robust patterns of cross-country growth behavior in the world as a whole and Africa. It employs a novel methodology that incorporates a dynamic panel estimator, and Bayesian Model Av...

Productivity Growth, Technological Convergence, RandD, Trade, and Labor Markets

Productivity Growth, Technological Convergence, RandD, Trade, and Labor Markets »

Source: Productivity Growth, Technological Convergence, RandD, Trade, and Labor Markets : Evidence From the French Manufacturing Sector

Volume/Issue: 2006/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tehmina S. Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864908

Keywords: Total factor productivity (TFP), Research and Development (R&;amp;#x0026;D), Technological convergence, tfp, r &;amp; d, total factor productivity, growth rate, growth rates, Comparative Studies of Countries,

Total factor productivity (TFP) of 14 manufacturing sectors in France has kept up with that of the United States during 1980-2002 and remained well above that of the United Kingdom. Estimates using a dynamic panel...

The Dynamics of Provincial Growth in China

The Dynamics of Provincial Growth in China »

Source: The Dynamics of Provincial Growth in China : A Nonparametric Approach

Volume/Issue: 2006/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bulent Unel , and Harm Zebregs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2006

ISBN: 9781451863154

Keywords: Provincial Growth in China, Convergence, Data Envelopment Analysis, labor productivity growth, growth rate, growth accounting, gdp growth, Economywide Country Studies: Asia including Middle East, Development Planning And Policy, Socialist Systems And Transitional Economies,

China's growth record since the start of its economic reforms in 1978 has been extraordinary. Yet, this impressive performance has been associated with an increasing regional income disparity. We use a recently dev...

IMF-Supported Programs and Income Convergence in Low-Income Countries

IMF-Supported Programs and Income Convergence in Low-Income Countries »

Source: IMF-Supported Programs and Income Convergence in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2018/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tejesh Pradhan , and Ali Al-Sadiq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484386149

Keywords: Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust, Income Convergence, Endogenous Treatment Effects, Matched Treatment Fixed Effects, Low-Income Countries, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Globalization: Economic Development, General

Continuing the empirical debate on the effects of IMF-supported programs on participating countries' macroeconomic performance, we focus on the issue of whether these programs accelerate conditional ß-convergence a...

Growth and Convergence in WAEMU Countries

Growth and Convergence in WAEMU Countries »

Source: 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

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...

China's Provincial Growth Dynamics

China's Provincial Growth Dynamics »

Source: China's Provincial Growth Dynamics

Volume/Issue: 2001/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jahangir Aziz , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451841909

Keywords: Provincial growth, convergence, twin peaks, per capita income, income distribution, per capita incomes, growth rates, economic growth, Technological Change: Government Policy, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: Other

China's rapid overall growth since 1978 masks significant differences in relative economic performance across its provinces. This paper finds that, while per capita income of poor provinces are catching up with tho...