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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Resilience and Risks

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Sub-Saharan Africa : Resilience and Risks »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069497.086

ISBN: 9781589069497

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate regimes, oil exporters

The October 2010 Regional Economic Outlook features: (i) an overview of economic developments and prospects in sub-Saharan Africa; (ii) an analytical assessment of how monetary policy changes are transmitted throug...

Dollarization, Monetary Policy, and the Pass-Through

Dollarization, Monetary Policy, and the Pass-Through »

Source: Dollarization, Monetary Policy, and the Pass-Through

Volume/Issue: 2002/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alain Ize , and Eric Parrado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451859577

Keywords: optimal monetary policy, small open economy, inflation, monetary authorities, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper explores how real dollarization (dollar indexing of wages), financial dollarization (dollar denomination of financial contracts), and monetary policy interact in a general equilibrium, new open-economy m...

Dollarization in Cambodia

Dollarization in Cambodia »

Source: Dollarization in Cambodia : Causes and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2011/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nombulelo Duma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455218936

Keywords: seigniorage, foreign currency, monetary policy, inflation, macroeconomic stability, Central Banking, And The Supply Of Money And Credit,

Over the past decade, Cambodia has become Asia's most dollarized economy. In contrast, dollarization in neighboring Lao P.D.R., Mongolia, and Vietnam has been either declining or broadly stable. Somewhat paradoxica...

Financial De-Dollarization

Financial De-Dollarization »

Source: Financial De-Dollarization : Is it for Real?

Volume/Issue: 2005/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Levy Yeyati , and Alain Ize

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

ISBN: 9781451862065

Keywords: Prudential policy, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, real exchange rate, currency substitution, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

De facto (unofficial) dollarization, defined as the holding by residents of assets and liabilities denominated in a foreign currency, is a policy concern in an increasing number of developing economies. This paper...

1. Resilience and Risks

1. Resilience and Risks »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Sub-Saharan Africa : Resilience and Risks

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069497

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate regimes, oil exporters

Introduction Sub-Saharan Africa’s recovery from the global financial crisis is proceeding apace. Following a sharp drop in the growth rate to 2½ percent in 2009, the region’s economy...

2. Monetary Policy Effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa

2. Monetary Policy Effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Sub-Saharan Africa : Resilience and Risks

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069497

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate regimes, oil exporters

Introduction and Summary Monetary authorities in sub-Saharan African countries have experienced significant challenges in managing a period of inflationary pressures (2007–08) and, s...

3. The Quest for Higher Growth in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and Implications for Fiscal Policy

3. The Quest for Higher Growth in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and Implications for Fiscal Policy »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Sub-Saharan Africa : Resilience and Risks

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069497

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate regimes, oil exporters

As elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, economic performance in most WAEMU countries has strengthened over the past 15 years. Most WAEMU countries also weathered the impact of the global financial crisis and the...

Peru

Peru »

Source: Peru : Drivers of De-dollarization

Volume/Issue: 2010/169

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mercedes Garcia-Escribano

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201808

Keywords: de-dollarization, foreign currency, inflation, macroeconomic stability, foreign exchange, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Peru has successfully pursued a market-driven financial de-dollarization during the last decade. Dollarization of credit and deposit of commercial banks - across all sectors and maturities - has declined, with larg...

Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries »

Source: Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks : Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2012

ISBN: 9781616353773

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, Commodity prices, External shocks, Economic recovery, Price increases, Low-income developing countries, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate

As part of its work to help low-income countries manage volatility, the IMF has developed an analytical framework for assessing vulnerabilities and emerging risks that arise from changes in the external environment...

Macroeconomic Adjustment in a Highly Dollarized Economy

Macroeconomic Adjustment in a Highly Dollarized Economy »

Source: Macroeconomic Adjustment in a Highly Dollarized Economy : The Case of Cambodia

Volume/Issue: 2002/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451851601

Keywords: foreign currency, inflation, monetary policy, high inflation, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: General, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General, Co-currency Circulation, Kalman Filter, Currency Board Arrangement,

Cambodia became dollarized suddenly in the early 1990s, as a result of massive dollar inflows stemming from a postconflict situation. Considering that the amount of dollars in circulation is unusually high, we atte...