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Public Policies and Private Savings and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Public Policies and Private Savings and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Public Policies and Private Savings and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa : An Empirical Investigation

Volume/Issue: 1995/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura , and Michael Hadjimichael

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1995

ISBN: 9781451922523

Keywords: private investment, standard deviation, equation, dummy variables, correlation

This paper assesses empirically the role of public policies in stimulating private savings and investment in sub-Saharan African countries, based on data for the period 1986-92. The main findings of the analysis ar...

A Small Quarterly Projection Model of the US Economy1

A Small Quarterly Projection Model of the US Economy1 »

Source: A Small Quarterly Projection Model of the US Economy

Volume/Issue: 2008/278

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Igor Ermolaev , Michel Juillard , Ioan Carabenciov , Charles Freedman , Douglas Laxton , Ondrej Kamenik , and Dmitry Korshunov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871364

Keywords: Macroeconomic Modeling, Bayesian Estimation, inflation, equation, correlation, forecasting, standard deviation,

This is the first of a series of papers that are being written as part of a project to estimate a small quarterly Global Projection Model (GPM). The GPM project is designed to improve the toolkit for studying both...

A New Framework to Estimate the Risk-Neutral Probability Density Functions Embedded in Options Prices

A New Framework to Estimate the Risk-Neutral Probability Density Functions Embedded in Options Prices »

Source: A New Framework to Estimate the Risk-Neutral Probability Density Functions Embedded in Options Prices

Volume/Issue: 2010/181

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kevin Cheng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2010

ISBN: 9781455202157

Keywords: Implied risk-neutral density functions, market expectations, probability, kurtosis, equation, probability density, standard deviation, Estimation,

Building on the widely-used double-lognormal approach by Bahra (1997), this paper presents a multi-lognormal approach with restrictions to extract risk-neutral probability density functions (RNPs) for various asset...

How Intensive Is Competition in the Emerging Markets? An Analysis of Corporate Rates of Return from Nine Emerging Markets

How Intensive Is Competition in the Emerging Markets? An Analysis of Corporate Rates of Return from Nine Emerging Markets »

Source: How Intensive Is Competition in the Emerging Markets? An Analysis of Corporate Rates of Return from Nine Emerging Markets

Volume/Issue: 1999/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ajit Singh , Rudolph Matthias , and Jack Glen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1999

ISBN: 9781451845099

Keywords: Corporate Rates of Return, Intensity of Competition, Emerging Markets, standard deviation, equation, statistic

This large empirical study of corporate profitability in emerging markets during the 1980s and 1990s measures the intensity of competition. Data on corporate rates of return, profit margins, and output-capital rati...

Measuring the Effect of Foreign Aidon Growth and Poverty Reduction or the Pitfalls of Interaction Variables

Measuring the Effect of Foreign Aidon Growth and Poverty Reduction or the Pitfalls of Interaction Variables »

Source: Measuring the Effect of Foreign Aidon Growth and Poverty Reduction or the Pitfalls of Interaction Variables

Volume/Issue: 2007/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): J. Polak , Joydeep Roy , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451867091

Keywords: Foreign aid, interaction variables, growth, poverty reduction, paper, surveys, equation, correlation, standard deviation, And Poverty Reduction,

Regressions in a number of recent papers written by staff members of the World Bank and the IMF rely on an interaction variable (IAV) to establish the effects of foreign aid on economic growth or the reduction of p...

Resource Windfalls, Macroeconomic Stability and Growth

Resource Windfalls, Macroeconomic Stability and Growth »

Source: Resource Windfalls, Macroeconomic Stability and Growth : The Role of Political Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2011/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kazim Kazimov , Kirk Hamilton , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455266432

Keywords: Commodity, macroeconomic stability, government spending, standard deviation, economic performance, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data,

We use a new dataset on non-resource GDP to examine the performance of commodity-exporting countries in terms of macroeconomic stability and economic growth in a panel of up to 129 countries during the period 1970-...

Financial Frictions, Investment, and Institutions

Financial Frictions, Investment, and Institutions »

Source: Financial Frictions, Investment, and Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2010/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yishay Yafeh , Kenichi Ueda , and Stijn Claessens

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2010

ISBN: 9781455209316

Keywords: Financial Friction, institution, creditor rights, measurement errors, correlation, equation, financial markets, standard deviation, Corporate Finance and Governance: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Financial frictions have been identified as key factors affecting economic fluctuations and growth. But, can institutional reforms reduce financial frictions? Based on a canonical investment model, we consider two...

Tracking Short-Term Dynamics of Economic Activity in Low-Income Countries in the Absence of High-Frequency Gdp Data

Tracking Short-Term Dynamics of Economic Activity in Low-Income Countries in the Absence of High-Frequency Gdp Data »

Source: Tracking Short-Term Dynamics of Economic Activity in Low-Income Countries in the Absence of High-Frequency Gdp Data

Volume/Issue: 2012/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): S. V. S. Dixit , and Maxwell Opoku-Afari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503487

Keywords: Short-Term Dynamics, Economic Activity, GDP, paper, correlation, forecasting, time series, standard deviations, Econometric and Statistical Methods: Other, Computational Techniques

This paper uses a set of routinely collected high-frequency data in low-income countries (LICs) to construct an aggregate and a comprehensive index of economic activity which could serve (i) as a measure of the dir...

Regional Convergence in Latin America

Regional Convergence in Latin America »

Source: Regional Convergence in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2006/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bennett Sutton , Genevieve Lindow , Maria Isabel Serra , Gustavo Ramirez , and Maria Fernanda Pazmino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863857

Keywords: growth, convergence, regional disparities, standard deviation, trade liberalization, conditional convergence, equation, correlation, Economywide Country Studies: Oceania, Regional Economic Activity: Growth

This paper presents empirical evidence on convergence of per capita output for regions within six large middle-income Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. It explores the...

Public Policies and Private Savings and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: An Empirical Investigation

Public Policies and Private Savings and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa : An Empirical Investigation »

Volume/Issue: 1995/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura , and Michael Hadjimichael

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451922523.001

ISBN: 9781451922523

Keywords: private investment, standard deviation, equation, dummy variables, correlation

This paper assesses empirically the role of public policies in stimulating private savings and investment in sub-Saharan African countries, based on data for the period 1986-92. The main findings of the analysis ar...