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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...

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Back Matter »

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), like other monetary unions, faces a number of challenges in dealing with macroeconomic shocks. The region experiences a large number of exogenous shocks: climat...

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

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

Volume: 13

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484341186.087

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), like other monetary unions, faces a number of challenges in dealing with macroeconomic shocks. The region experiences a large number of exogenous shocks: climat...