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Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780198785811.071

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

Monetary policy in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) has undergone an important transformation in recent decades. With the advent of sustained growth and generally stable fiscal policies in much of the region, many countries...

Understanding Inflation in Malawi

Understanding Inflation in Malawi »

Source: Understanding Inflation in Malawi : A Quantitative Investigation

Volume/Issue: 2017/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dong Frank Wu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475585988

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Malawi, Foreign exchange, Inflation, Exchange Rate, Pass-through, Regime Switch, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

This paper focuses on the role of the pass-through of the exchange rate and policydeterminants in driving inflation. Using linear and nonlinear frameworks, the paper finds: (i) after the switch to a floating exchan...

1 Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction Central banks (CBs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have made great progress over the past two decades in stabilizing inflation, to single digits on average, in the contex...

2 Inflation Targeting in Uganda

2 Inflation Targeting in Uganda »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction The Bank of Uganda (BOU) introduced its inflation targeting (IT) monetary policy framework in July 2011, replacing a monetary targeting (MT) framework which had been i...

3 Introduction to Part I

3 Introduction to Part I »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

Our understanding of monetary policy in LICs, as with any economic subject, must be fundamentally empirical. Theory is unlikely to give an unambiguous answer to any important policy...

4 Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

4 Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction In this chapter we provide (i) an overview of some of the structural features of the economies of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and (ii) a systematic characterization of ec...

5 The Monetary Transmission Mechanism

5 The Monetary Transmission Mechanism »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction In this chapter, we attempt to learn about the transmission mechanism by looking closely at a set of related cases in which policymakers in four countries (Kenya, Ugan...

6 Identifying the Monetary Transmission Mechanism in Sub-Saharan Africa

6 Identifying the Monetary Transmission Mechanism in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction Central banks and researchers in low-income countries often use structural vector auto-regression (SVAR) models estimated on aggregate macroeconomic data to develop a...

7 Introduction to Part II

7 Introduction to Part II »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

The chapters in Part II reflect our efforts over the last few years to use simple dynamic general equilibrium models to analyse monetary policy issues facing sub-Saharan African (SS...

8 On the Role of Money Targets in the Monetary Policy Framework in SSA

8 On the Role of Money Targets in the Monetary Policy Framework in SSA »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction This chapter introduces a theme to which we return in several of the chapters of the book—the role of money targets. This theme grows out of the fact that, as discusse...