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Rapid Current Account Adjustments

Rapid Current Account Adjustments »

Source: Rapid Current Account Adjustments : Are Microstates Different?

Volume/Issue: 2008/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870916

Keywords: Terms of trade shocks, microstates, terms of trade, trade shocks, terms of trade shock, trade shock,

We describe unique aspects of microstates-they are less diversified, suffer from lumpiness of investment, they are geographically at the periphery and prone to natural disasters, and have less access to capital mar...

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 1995/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura , and Michael Hadjimichael

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1995

ISBN: 9781451855753

Keywords: human capital, inflation, terms of trade, private investment, monetary economics

The paper investigates empirically the determinants of economic growth for a large sample of sub-Saharan African countries during 1981-92. The results indicate that (i) an increase in private investment has a relat...

Alternative Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Alternative Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Alternative Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 1993/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stefania Bazzoni , and Karim Nashashibi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1993

ISBN: 9781451961058

Keywords: terms of trade, tax revenue, tax base, taxation, fiscal performance

This paper investigates the relationship between fiscal performance in 28 sub-Saharan African countries over the 1980-91 period with movements in the exchange rates, the terms of trade, and other macroeconomic aggr...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008
			: Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2008 : Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498354677.086

ISBN: 9781498354677

Keywords: exchange rate regime, exchange rate, inflation, importing countries, oil-importing countries, exporting countries, terms of trade, oil exporters, oil importers, fixed exchange rate

Sub-Saharan Africa's prospects have deteriorated somewhat and the risks have increased, according to this report. Growth in the region is projected to dip to 6 percent in 2008 and 2009. The fall is due mainly to th...

Perspectives économiques régionales, Avril 2009 
			: Afrique subsaharienne

Perspectives économiques régionales, Avril 2009 : Afrique subsaharienne »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2009

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068391.086

ISBN: 9781589068391

Keywords: financial systems, exchange rate regime, exporting countries, importing countries, oil-importing countries, banking, oil exporters, financial sector, commodity prices, financial institutions

Prepared by the IMF's African Department, and published twice a year in English and French, Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa analyzes economic performance and short-term prospects of sub-Saharan Africa...

Terms of Trade Shocks in Africa

Terms of Trade Shocks in Africa »

Source: Terms of Trade Shocks in Africa : Are they Short-Lived or Long-Lived?

Volume/Issue: 2000/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

ISBN: 9781451849332

Keywords: Shock Persistence, trade shocks, terms of trade shocks, confidence interval, time series

This paper examines the persistence of shocks to the terms of trade, using annual data on 42 Sub-Saharan African countries between 1960-96. We find that the persistence of terms of trade shocks varies widely&#x2014...

Economic Trends in Africa

Economic Trends in Africa »

Source: Economic Trends in Africa : The Economic Performance of Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daudi Ballali , Pierre Dhonte , G. Terrier , and Stéphane Cossé

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1994

ISBN: 9781451853148

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, terms of trade, foreign exchange, domestic savings

This paper highlights selected recent developments in the economies of sub-Saharan Africa. It notes that the outlook for commodity prices has improved, and with it the outlook for economic activity beyond 1994; it...

Exchange Rate Assessment in a Resource-Dependent Economy

Exchange Rate Assessment in a Resource-Dependent Economy »

Source: Exchange Rate Assessment in a Resource-Dependent Economy : The Case of Botswana

Volume/Issue: 2008/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Deléchat , and Matthew Gaertner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869446

Keywords: competitiveness, equilibrium exchange rate, external sustainability, exchange rate, real exchange rate, terms of trade, trading partners, effective exchange rate,

The paper combines various methodologies to assessing the level of the exchange rate in Botswana, explicitly taking into account the implications of its dependency on diamond exports. Real exchange rate estimation...

Economic Trends in Africa

Economic Trends in Africa »

Source: Economic Trends in Africa : The Economic Performance of Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 1993/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pierre Dhonte , Jean Clément , Mbuyamu Matungulu , and Dawn Rehm

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1993

ISBN: 9781451849196

Keywords: exchange systems, exchange rate, terms of trade, exchange rate regimes, exchange rates

This paper surveys recent economic developments in countries in the African Department. In the aggregate, output growth continues to be sluggish, and it is expected that half of the countries will experience a decl...

Commodity Markets and the International Transmission of Fiscal Shocks

Commodity Markets and the International Transmission of Fiscal Shocks »

Source: Commodity Markets and the International Transmission of Fiscal Shocks

Volume/Issue: 1988/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 1988

ISBN: 9781451947724

Keywords: exchange rate, terms of trade, real exchange rate, commodity exporters, commodity prices

The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. Almost 300 Working Papers are released each year, covering a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, inclu...