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Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Building a Common Future in Southern Africa »

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353995.071

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is the oldest customs union in the world, with significant opportunities ahead for creating higher economic growth and increased welfare benefits to the people of the regio...

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...

Welfare Effects of Monetary Integration

Welfare Effects of Monetary Integration »

Source: Welfare Effects of Monetary Integration : The Common Monetary Area and Beyond

Volume/Issue: 2012/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamon Asonuma , Xavier Debrun , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503890

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, central bank, monetary union, monetary area

This paper proposes a quantitative assessment of the welfare effects arising from the Common Monetary Area (CMA) and an array of broader grouping among Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. Model...

The Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa

The Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa »

Source: The Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa : Shocks, Adjustment, and Policy Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2007/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iyabo Masha , Leighton Harris , Jian-Ye Wang , and Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867220

Keywords: Exchange Rate, Monetary Union, Shocks, Policy Adjustment, inflation, central bank, monetary unions, monetary fund,

This study assesses the experience of the Common Monetary Area (CMA) based on available empirical evidence over the last two decades. It pays particular attention to member countries' adjustment to economic shocks...

Building Supervisory Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa

Building Supervisory Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Building Supervisory Structures in Sub-Saharan Africa : An Analytical Framework

Volume/Issue: 2007/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Quintyn , and Michael Taylor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865820

Keywords: financial development, and financial regulation, central bank, monetary fund, monetary policy, reserve bank, central banks,

Current trends in financial sector development in sub-Saharan Africa are prompting policymakers to focus on the design of appropriate supervisory structures. Against the backdrop of worldwide efforts to remodel sup...

The Authors

The Authors »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

Joannes Mongardini is currently deputy division chief in the African Department at the IMF and has served as IMF mission chief on Benin, Burundi, Namibia, Republic of Congo, and Swaziland. He ha...

Chapter 1: The Economics of Regional Integration: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities for Southern Africa

Chapter 1: The Economics of Regional Integration: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities for Southern Africa »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010. As the oldest customs union in the world, SACU has brought significant benefits to its five member countries, Botswana, Les...

Chapter 2: The Benefits of Trade Integration in the Southern African Customs Union

Chapter 2: The Benefits of Trade Integration in the Southern African Customs Union »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

Despite being the oldest customs union in the world, the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) has often been criticized as a trade agreement benefiting its largest and most powerful member, South Africa, an...

Chapter 3: Southern African Customs Union Revenue Volatility: Roots and Options for Mitigation

Chapter 3: Southern African Customs Union Revenue Volatility: Roots and Options for Mitigation »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland (BLNS) receive significant government revenues in transfers from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). As a percentage of GDP and total revenues, these transfer...

Chapter 4: Designing Fiscal Policies within the Southern African Customs Union

Chapter 4: Designing Fiscal Policies within the Southern African Customs Union »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

Following the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008, Southern African Customs Union (SACU) member countries experienced a significant growth slowdown and deterioration of their fiscal balances. This de...