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The CFA Franc Zone
			: Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges »

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066755.071

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

About one-third of countries covered by the IMF's African Department are members of the CFA franc zone. With most other countries moving away from fixed exchange rates, the issue of an adequate policy framework to...

Long-Run Determinants of Exchange Rate Regimes

Long-Run Determinants of Exchange Rate Regimes »

Source: Long-Run Determinants of Exchange Rate Regimes : A Simple Sensitivity Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2002/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , and Grace Juhn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

ISBN: 9781451852776

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, trade openness, terms of trade

Many studies have attempted to uncover empirical regularities in how countries choose their exchange rate regimes. We survey previous studies showing that, taken as a whole, the literature is inconclusive. Drawing...

Economic Adjustment
			: Policies and Problems:  Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Wellington, New Zealand, February 17-19, 1986

Economic Adjustment : Policies and Problems: Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Wellington, New Zealand, February 17-19, 1986 »

Series: Books

Author(s): Frank Holmes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 1987

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780939934980.071

ISBN: 9780939934980

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate policy, terms of trade, balance of payments, foreign capital

This volume, edited by Sir Frank Holmes of the Institute of Policy Studies in New Zealand, contains the proceedings of a seminar held in Wellington, New Zealand. The seminar concentrates on problems of economic adj...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2007, Sub-Saharan African »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066700.086

ISBN: 9781589066700

Keywords: exchange rate regime, exchange rate, fiscal space, oil exporters, terms of trade

The region's prospects look strong. Growth in sub-Saharan Africa should reach 6 percent in 2007 and 6¾ percent in 2008. The economic expansion is strongest in oil exporters but cuts across all country groups. This...

External Shocks and Inflation in Developing Countries Under a Real Exchange Rate Rule

External Shocks and Inflation in Developing Countries Under a Real Exchange Rate Rule »

Source: External Shocks and Inflation in Developing Countries Under a Real Exchange Rate Rule

Volume/Issue: 1992/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , and Peter Montiel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1992

ISBN: 9781451849646

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, terms of trade, inflation rate

This paper shows that the response of inflation to external shocks is very different when the authorities target the real exchange rate than when they follow a fixed exchange rate or a preannounced crawling peg. Sp...

Fiji

Fiji »

Source: Fiji : Background Material

Volume/Issue: 1995/128

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 January 1996

ISBN: 9781451813364

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, terms of trade, exchange rate policy, real effective exchange rate

This paper reviews Fiji's growth performance since the late 1960s and empirically examines the factors underlying its weak performance. It concludes that Fiji's growth performance, like most of the other Pacific is...

Mauritius

Mauritius »

Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2006/224

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451827835

Keywords: exchange rate, terms of trade, effective exchange rate, real exchange rate, real effective exchange rate

The empirical study shows that the equilibrium real exchange rate in Mauritius has been affected by the terms of trade, as well as by other fundamental determinants. It assesses the challenges posed to Mauritius's...

Are Business Cycles Different in Asia and Latin America?

Are Business Cycles Different in Asia and Latin America? »

Source: Are Business Cycles Different in Asia and Latin America?

Volume/Issue: 1997/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Hoffmaister , and Jorge Roldos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1997

ISBN: 9781451927313

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, terms of trade, exchange rate fluctuations, nominal exchange rate

This paper compares business cycles in Asia and in Latin America using structural vector autoregression analysis with panel data. The evidence for countries in these regions suggests that (i) the main source of out...

Estimating Equilibrium Exchange Rates for Armenia and Georgia

Estimating Equilibrium Exchange Rates for Armenia and Georgia »

Source: Estimating Equilibrium Exchange Rates for Armenia and Georgia

Volume/Issue: 2008/110

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shuang Ding , and Omar Al Shehabi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2008

ISBN: 9781451869705

Keywords: equilibrium exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rates, current account balance, terms of trade,

The significant real exchange rate appreciation in Armenia and Georgia since 2003, coupled with persistent current account deficits, raises the question of whether real exchange rates have become overvalued. This p...

Government Purchases and Relative Prices in a Two-Country World

Government Purchases and Relative Prices in a Two-Country World »

Source: Government Purchases and Relative Prices in a Two-Country World

Volume/Issue: 1989/28

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 1989

ISBN: 9781451981094

Keywords: terms of trade, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rates, real exchange rates

The effects of government expenditures on interest rates, terms of trade, and real exchange rates are examined in a three-good (importables, exportables, nontradables), two-country, intertemporal, optimizing model....