Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Giovanni Melina , and Rafael Portillo
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 05 March 2018
Keywords: Supply and demand, Financial statistics, National income, Financial crises, Business cycles, macroeconomic fluctuations, low income countries, developing economies, comparative studies of countries, SSA
We compare business cycle fluctuations in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries vis-à-vis the rest of the world. Our main results are as follows: (i) African economies stand out by their macroeconomic volatility, whi...