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Fiscal Reaction Functions in the CFA Zone

Fiscal Reaction Functions in the CFA Zone »

Source: Fiscal Reaction Functions in the CFA Zone : An Analytical Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2007/232

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Oral Williams , and Olumuyiwa Adedeji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2007

ISBN: 9781451867961

Keywords: CFA Zone, Convergence, Economic Model, debt, fiscal balance, fiscal performance, public debt,

The stance of fiscal policy in CEMAC and WAEMU is strongly influenced by fiscal effort in the previous period. This persistence underscores the risks of a procyclical fiscal policy stance, given these countries' hi...

Experience with Budgetary Convergence in the WAEMU

Experience with Budgetary Convergence in the WAEMU »

Source: Experience with Budgetary Convergence in the WAEMU

Volume/Issue: 2002/108

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson , and Ousmane Dore

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2002

ISBN: 9781451853117

Keywords: Convergence, Integration, terms of trade, fiscal balance, tax revenue, History of Thought: Macroeconomics, Hypothesis Testing, Estimation,

This paper reviews the experience of fiscal adjustment undertaken in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries since the entry into force of the 1994 treaty establishing the framework for a reg...

Budgetary Convergence in the WEAMU

Budgetary Convergence in the WEAMU »

Source: Budgetary Convergence in the WEAMU : Adjustment Through Revenue or Expenditure?

Volume/Issue: 2000/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Claude Nachega , and Ousmane Dore

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451853209

Keywords: Convergence, Granger causality, Co-integration, Error-correction, expenditure, expenditures, public debt, budget deficit

A regional convergence pact adopted recently by the Conference of Heads of States of WAEMU provides a framework for fiscal convergence similar to the European Union’s Maastricht Treaty. Using bivariate co-in...

Capital Market Integration

Capital Market Integration »

Source: Capital Market Integration : Progress Ahead of the East African Community Monetary Union

Volume/Issue: 2012/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931230

Keywords: East African Community, monetary union, capital market, equity, stock, bond, beta convergence, sigma convergence, cointegration, stock market

Capital markets in the East African Community (EAC) face common challenges of low capitalization and liquidity, but to different degrees. EAC member countries have made noticeable progress in developing domestic ca...

Human Capital Convergence

Human Capital Convergence »

Source: Human Capital Convergence : International Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2001/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Randa Sab , and Stephen Smith

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

ISBN: 9781451845112

Keywords: convergence, growth, enrollment rate, equation, primary enrollment, enrollment rates, primary education, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Health: Other,

In the growth literature, evidence on income convergence is mixed. In the development literature, health and education indicators are also often used. This study examines whether health and education levels are con...

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 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...

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...

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...

Emerging Markets in Transition

Emerging Markets in Transition »

Source: Emerging Markets in Transition : Growth Prospects and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2014/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Luis Cubeddu , Alexander Culiuc , Ghada Fayad , Yuan Gao , Kalpana Kochhar , Annette Kyobe , Ceyda Oner , Roberto Perrelli , Sarah Sanya , Evridiki Tsounta , and Zhongxia Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2014

ISBN: 9781498327664

Keywords: Emerging markets, growth, potential growth, convergence, heterogeneity, structural reform, productivity, terms of trade, trading partners, commodity prices

After a short-lived slowdown in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis and a swift rebound, emerging markets (EM) are now entering a period of slower growth. In fact, growth is now lower than the po...