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North-South Trade

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Source: North-South Trade : Is Africa Unusual?

Volume/Issue: 1998/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coe , and Alexander Hoffmaister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451851694

Keywords: gravity model, trade, bilateral trade, trading patterns, world trade, trade liberalization, trading blocs

We estimate a gravity model to address the question of whether Africa’s bilateral trade with industrial countries is “unusual” compared with other developing country regions. Our main finding i...

Explaining Episodes of Growth Accelerations, Decelerations, and Collapses in Western Africa

Explaining Episodes of Growth Accelerations, Decelerations, and Collapses in Western Africa »

Source: Explaining Episodes of Growth Accelerations, Decelerations, and Collapses in Western Africa

Volume/Issue: 2008/287

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gonzalo Salinas , and Patrick Imam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871456

Keywords: Growth, Acceleration, Deceleration, Africa, terms of trade, economic liberalization, inflation, external shocks, world demand, Volatility spillovers

The growth literature has had problems explaining the "sub-Saharan African growth dummy" in cross-country regressions. Instead of taking the usual approach of focusing on long-run growth and assuming that sub-Sahar...

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction »

Source: Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction : Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research

Volume/Issue: 2001/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , Catherine Pattillo , Ratna Sahay , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855708

Keywords: Macroeconomic policies, trade liberalization, distribution of income, external debt, per capita income, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper provides a brief and selective overview of research on the links between macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction. Using the Human Development Index as a measure of well-being, the progress made by 1...

Aid, Exports, and Growth

Aid, Exports, and Growth »

Source: Aid, Exports, and Growth : A Time-Series Perspective on the Dutch Disease Hypothesis

Volume/Issue: 2013/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joong Kang , Alessandro Prati , and Alessandro Rebucci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2013

ISBN: 9781484320112

Keywords: Common factors, Panel VARs, Exchange rate overvaluation, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rate policy, trade liberalization, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

We use a heterogeneous panel VAR model identified through factor analysis to study the dynamic response of exports, imports, and per capita GDP growth to a “global” aid shock. We find that a global ai...

Resources and Incentives to Reform

Resources and Incentives to Reform »

Source: Resources and Incentives to Reform : A Model and Some Evidence on Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Guido De Blasio , and A. Dalmazzo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2001

ISBN: 9781451850888

Keywords: autocracy, reforms, statistics, trade policies, probability, economic liberalization, domestic investment, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures

The paper models the incentives for a self-interested government to implement "good policies". While good policies lead to investment and growth, they reduce the government's ability to increase supporters' consump...

North-South Trade
			: Is Africa Unusual?

North-South Trade : Is Africa Unusual? »

Volume/Issue: 1998/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coe , and Alexander Hoffmaister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851694.001

ISBN: 9781451851694

Keywords: gravity model, trade, bilateral trade, trading patterns, world trade, trade liberalization, trading blocs

We estimate a gravity model to address the question of whether Africa’s bilateral trade with industrial countries is “unusual” compared with other developing country regions. Our main finding i...

Explaining Episodes of Growth Accelerations, Decelerations, and Collapses in Western Africa

Explaining Episodes of Growth Accelerations, Decelerations, and Collapses in Western Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2008/287

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gonzalo Salinas , and Patrick Imam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871456.001

ISBN: 9781451871456

Keywords: Growth, Acceleration, Deceleration, Africa, terms of trade, economic liberalization, inflation, external shocks, world demand, Volatility spillovers

The growth literature has had problems explaining the "sub-Saharan African growth dummy" in cross-country regressions. Instead of taking the usual approach of focusing on long-run growth and assuming that sub-Sahar...

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction
			: Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction : Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research »

Volume/Issue: 2001/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , Catherine Pattillo , Ratna Sahay , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855708.001

ISBN: 9781451855708

Keywords: Macroeconomic policies, trade liberalization, distribution of income, external debt, per capita income, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper provides a brief and selective overview of research on the links between macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction. Using the Human Development Index as a measure of well-being, the progress made by 1...

Aid, Exports, and Growth
			: A Time-Series Perspective on the Dutch Disease Hypothesis

Aid, Exports, and Growth : A Time-Series Perspective on the Dutch Disease Hypothesis »

Volume/Issue: 2013/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joong Kang , Alessandro Prati , and Alessandro Rebucci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484320112.001

ISBN: 9781484320112

Keywords: Common factors, Panel VARs, Exchange rate overvaluation, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rate policy, trade liberalization, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

We use a heterogeneous panel VAR model identified through factor analysis to study the dynamic response of exports, imports, and per capita GDP growth to a “global” aid shock. We find that a global ai...

Resources and Incentives to Reform
			: A Model and Some Evidence on Sub-Saharan African Countries

Resources and Incentives to Reform : A Model and Some Evidence on Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2001/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Guido De Blasio , and A. Dalmazzo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850888.001

ISBN: 9781451850888

Keywords: autocracy, reforms, statistics, trade policies, probability, economic liberalization, domestic investment, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures

The paper models the incentives for a self-interested government to implement "good policies". While good policies lead to investment and growth, they reduce the government's ability to increase supporters' consump...