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Trade Liberalization, Exchange Rate Changes, and Tax Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa

Trade Liberalization, Exchange Rate Changes, and Tax Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Trade Liberalization, Exchange Rate Changes, and Tax Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2004/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Terence Agbeyegbe , Janet Stotsky , and Asegedech WoldeMariam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

ISBN: 9781451858983

Keywords: international trade, trade taxes, tax revenues, personal income tax, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

Empirical evidence on the relationship between trade liberalization, exchange rates, and tax revenue is mixed. This paper examines these linkages anew. Using a panel of 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, over 1980...

Fiscal Sustainability in African HIPC Countries

Fiscal Sustainability in African HIPC Countries »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability in African HIPC Countries : A Policy Dilemma?

Volume/Issue: 2003/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Annalisa Fedelino , and Alina Kudina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859539

Keywords: concessional financing, external debt, fiscal policies, domestic debt, debt relief, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper looks at the link between fiscal policy and debt sustainability in a number of African countries participating in the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative. The paper finds that, on the basis...

The Empirics of Exchange Rate Regimes and Trade

The Empirics of Exchange Rate Regimes and Trade »

Source: The Empirics of Exchange Rate Regimes and Trade : Words vs. Deeds

Volume/Issue: 2010/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mahvash Qureshi , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451963199

Keywords: exchange rate volatility, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance,

This paper examines the impact of exchange rate regimes on bilateral trade while differentiating the effects of "words" and "deeds". Our findings-based on an extended database for de jure and de facto exchange rate...

Anticipating Arrears to the IMF Early Warning Systems

Anticipating Arrears to the IMF Early Warning Systems »

Source: Anticipating Arrears to the IMF Early Warning Systems

Volume/Issue: 2003/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chikako Oka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451843668

Keywords: early warning, probability, currency crises, debt service, external debt, debt outstanding, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper attempts to predict the incidence of arrears to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by modifying and applying two of the major early warning systems for currency crises: the "signals" approach proposed...

Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes

Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes »

Source: Fiscal Transparency and Economic Outcomes

Volume/Issue: 2005/225

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862447

Keywords: Fiscal Discipline, Institutions, contingent liabilities, budget execution, fiscal risk, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, and Finance, Taxation, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Markets and Institutions,

This paper develops indices of fiscal transparency for a broad range of countries based on the IMF's Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency, using data derived from published fiscal transparency modules of t...

Real Wage, Labor Productivity, and Employment Trends in South Africa

Real Wage, Labor Productivity, and Employment Trends in South Africa »

Source: Real Wage, Labor Productivity, and Employment Trends in South Africa : A Closer Look

Volume/Issue: 2012/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nir Klein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475502824

Keywords: Real wage, wage, informal employment, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General, Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: General,

The paper looks at the dynamics of employment in South Africa and examines the factors that contributed to the job-shedding observed during the recent financial crisis. The paper finds that the rapid growth of the...

The Choice Between External and Domestic Debt in Financing Budget Deficits

The Choice Between External and Domestic Debt in Financing Budget Deficits »

Source: The Choice Between External and Domestic Debt in Financing Budget Deficits : The Case of Central and West African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philippe Beaugrand , Montfort Mlachila , and Boileau Loko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451850215

Keywords: budget deficit financing, public debt, debt management, central bank, National Budget, Deficit, And Debt, macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, And General Outlook,

The paper reviews the principles and practical considerations involved in the choice between foreign and domestic financing of fiscal deficits, and derives a series of recommendations broadly applicable to Central...

The Stock Market and the Financing of Corporate Growth in Africa

The Stock Market and the Financing of Corporate Growth in Africa »

Source: The Stock Market and the Financing of Corporate Growth in Africa : The Case of Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2006/201

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charles Amo Yartey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864618

Keywords: corporate growth, stock market, stock exchange, capital structure, external equity, equity ratio, Corporate Finance and Governance: General,

This paper examines the corporate financing pattern in Ghana. In particular, it investigates whether Singh's theoretically anomalous findings that developing country firms make considerably more use of external fin...

Remoteness and Real Exchange Rate Volatility

Remoteness and Real Exchange Rate Volatility »

Source: Remoteness and Real Exchange Rate Volatility

Volume/Issue: 2005/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860207

Keywords: Real exchange rate volatility, trade costs, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, International Finance: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

This paper examines the impact of trade costs on real exchange rate volatility. The channel is examined by constructing a two-country Ricardian model of trade, based on the work of Dornbusch, Fischer, and Samuelson...

On the Pattern of Currency Blocs in Africa

On the Pattern of Currency Blocs in Africa »

Source: On the Pattern of Currency Blocs in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/45

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860641

Keywords: Anchor, Currency Bloc, Comovement of Prices and Output, Trade Network Externalities, monetary union, inflation, average trade, trade share, monetary integration, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions

This paper seeks to elucidate the debate over currency union in Africa. The paper examines whether empirical investigation points to the gradual emergence of currency blocs. Based on the historical data on inflatio...