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Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States »

Source: Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States

Volume/Issue: 2015/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Delechat , John Clark JR , Pranav Gupta , Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi , Mesmin Koulet-Vickot , Carla Macario , Toomas Orav , Manuel Rosales Torres , Rene Tapsoba , Dmitry Zhdankin , and Susan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498392570

Keywords: fragile states, revenue, investment, poverty, public investment, safety nets, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, One, Two

Like other fragile sub-Saharan African countries, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are seeking to harness their natural resource potential in the context of ambitious development strategies. This st...

Classifications of Countries Basedon their Level of Development

Classifications of Countries Basedon their Level of Development »

Source: Classifications of Countries Basedon their Level of Development : How it is Done and How it Could Be Done

Volume/Issue: 2011/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lynge Nielsen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455216789

Keywords: Country classification systems, taxonomy, taxonomies, per capita income, balance of payments, exporting countries, Economic Development: General,

The paper analyzes how the UNDP, the World Bank, and the IMF classify countries based on their level of development. These systems are found lacking in clarity with regard to their underlying rationale. The paper a...

How do International Financial Flows to Developing Countries Respond to Natural Disasters?

How do International Financial Flows to Developing Countries Respond to Natural Disasters? »

Source: How do International Financial Flows to Developing Countries Respond to Natural Disasters?

Volume/Issue: 2010/166

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201778

Keywords: Capital Flows, Natural Disasters, Panel Vector Autoregressive Models, Developing Countries, disasters, disaster, geological disasters, climatic disasters, natural disasters, International Finance: General

This paper uses multivariate dynamic panel analysis to examine the response of international financial flows to natural disasters. The models estimated for a large sample of developing countries point to differenti...

Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy

Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy »

Source: Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy : Prospects and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2005/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Damian Ondo Mañe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862546

Keywords: Natural Resource Curse, Fiscal Policies, Institutional Quality, gas, natural gas, gas production, gas flaring, gas sector, Development Planning and Policy, Economywide Country Studies

The Gulf of Guinea's tremendous potential is creating investment opportunities for the region. Some of its resources, such as oil, minerals, and forests, continue to attract significant investments whereas others,...

Mother, Can I Trust the Government? Sustained Financial Deepening

Mother, Can I Trust the Government? Sustained Financial Deepening »

Source: Mother, Can I Trust the Government? Sustained Financial Deepening : A Political Institutionsview

Volume/Issue: 2010/210

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marc Quintyn , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205417

Keywords: Financial development, political institutions, financial liberalization, financial deepening, financial sector development, financial system, financial sector, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: General

Only a minority of countries have succeeded in establishing a developed financial system, despite widespread financial liberalization. Confronted with this finding, the political institutions view claims that susta...

The Macroeconomic Effects of Natural Resource Extraction

The Macroeconomic Effects of Natural Resource Extraction »

Source: The Macroeconomic Effects of Natural Resource Extraction : Applications to Papua New Guinea

Volume/Issue: 2013/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Suman Basu , Jan Gottschalk , Werner Schule , Nikhil Vellodi , and Susan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484321379

Keywords: natural resource, resource-rich developing countries, DSGE models, monetary policy, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange, money supply, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development, Economic Growth of Open Economies

To investigate the effects on Papua New Guinea’s economy of substantial liquified natural gas revenues arriving in 2015, we employ a model to examine the macroeconomic effects of a scalingup of natural resou...

Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa »

Source: Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Kevin Carey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

ISBN: 9781451862140

Keywords: growth, growth accelerations, pro-poor growth, pro-poor, growth rates, tfp, real gdp, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa

Are improvements in growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since the mid-1990s sustainable? What types of growth strategies contribute the most to reducing poverty? This paper examines these questions in four stages. F...

Income and Democracy

Income and Democracy »

Source: Income and Democracy : Lipset's Law Revisited

Volume/Issue: 2012/295

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anke Hoeffler , Robert H. Bates , and Ghada Fayad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 December 2012

ISBN: 9781475596649

Keywords: democracy, dynamic panel data, parameter heterogeneity, cross-section dependence, time series, democratization, error correction coefficient, econometrics, political institutions, Models with Panel Data

We revisit Lipset‘s law, which posits a positive and significant relationship between income and democracy. Using dynamic and heterogeneous panel data estimation techniques, we find a significant and negative relat...

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...

Oil-Price Boom and Real Exchange Rate Appreciation

Oil-Price Boom and Real Exchange Rate Appreciation »

Source: Oil-Price Boom and Real Exchange Rate Appreciation : Is there Dutch Disease in the Cemac?

Volume/Issue: 2011/268

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juan Trevino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463924676

Keywords: real exchange rate, growth, exchange rate, oil importers, real exchange rate appreciation, exchange rate appreciation, International Factor Movements: Other, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Demand and Supply of Labor: General

The paper employs a heuristic comparative approach suggested by Ismail (2009) to search for evidence of Dutch disease in oil-rich countries of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). While thes...