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Central African Economic and Monetary Community

Central African Economic and Monetary Community »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2006/309

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451806533

Keywords: trade liberalization, export taxes, tariff rates, tariff revenue, trade diversion

The creation, in 1994, of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) customs union was a major step in the regional integration process in central Africa. The implementation of the agreed regime by...

Raising Growth and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Raising Growth and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Raising Growth and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Can be Done?

Volume/Issue: 2000/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Ernesto Hernández-Catá

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2000

ISBN: 9781451973518

Keywords: Economic growth, Investment, Sub-Saharan Africa, Growth, Africa, private investment, poverty reduction, trade liberalization, macroeconomic stability, debt relief

This paper argues that sub-Saharan Africa’s growth performance needs to be improved substantially in order to raise standards of living to an acceptable level and achieve a visible reduction in poverty. The...

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...

Inequality and Unsustainable Growth

Inequality and Unsustainable Growth »

Source: Inequality and Unsustainable Growth : Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Volume/Issue: 2011/8

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2011

ISBN: 9781463926564

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Developed countries, Economic growth, Emerging markets, Income distribution, Poverty reduction, sustainable growth, per capita income, external debt, external shocks

This note raises the IMF’s profile on a number of issues related to inequality, unemployment, governance, etc. It builds on earlier empirical work that examined correlations between growth downbreaks/duratio...

Central African Economic and Monetary Community
			: Selected Issues

Central African Economic and Monetary Community : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2006/309

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451806533.002

ISBN: 9781451806533

Keywords: trade liberalization, export taxes, tariff rates, tariff revenue, trade diversion

The creation, in 1994, of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) customs union was a major step in the regional integration process in central Africa. The implementation of the agreed regime by...

Raising Growth and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: What Can be Done?

Raising Growth and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa : What Can be Done? »

Volume/Issue: 2000/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Ernesto Hernández-Catá

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451973518.003

ISBN: 9781451973518

Keywords: Economic growth, Investment, Sub-Saharan Africa, Growth, Africa, private investment, poverty reduction, trade liberalization, macroeconomic stability, debt relief

This paper argues that sub-Saharan Africa’s growth performance needs to be improved substantially in order to raise standards of living to an acceptable level and achieve a visible reduction in poverty. The...

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...

Inequality and Unsustainable Growth
			: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Inequality and Unsustainable Growth : Two Sides of the Same Coin? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/8

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 April 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463926564.006

ISBN: 9781463926564

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Developed countries, Economic growth, Emerging markets, Income distribution, Poverty reduction, sustainable growth, per capita income, external debt, external shocks

This note raises the IMF’s profile on a number of issues related to inequality, unemployment, governance, etc. It builds on earlier empirical work that examined correlations between growth downbreaks/duratio...