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Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability

Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability »

Source: Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability : Putting together the Pieces

Volume/Issue: 2012/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Rafael Portillo , Edward Buffie , Catherine Pattillo , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504071

Keywords: Growth, public debt, private capital, commercial borrowing, International Lending and Debt Problems, Monetary Growth Models,

We develop a model to study the macroeconomic effects of public investment surges in low-income countries, making explicit: (i) the investment-growth linkages; (ii) public external and domestic debt accumulation; (...

Testing the Prebisch-Singer Hypothesis since 1650

Testing the Prebisch-Singer Hypothesis since 1650 »

Source: Testing the Prebisch-Singer Hypothesis since 1650 : Evidence from Panel Techniques that Allow for Multiple Breaks

Volume/Issue: 2013/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Kaddour Hadri , Prakash Loungani , and Yao Rao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484341155

Keywords: Primary, commodities, Unit, root tests, Multiple, Structural breaks, Volatility, commodity markets, price fluctuations, transport costs

In this paper, we re-examine two important aspects of the dynamics of relative primary commodity prices, namely the secular trend and the short run volatility. To do so, we employ 25 series, some of them starting a...

The Magnitude and Distribution of Fuel Subsidies

The Magnitude and Distribution of Fuel Subsidies »

Source: The Magnitude and Distribution of Fuel Subsidies : Evidence from Bolivia, Ghana, Jordan, Mali, and Sri Lanka

Volume/Issue: 2006/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Gillingham , David Locke Newhouse , David Coady , Kangni Kpodar , Moataz El-Said , and Paulo Medas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451865073

Keywords: welfare distribution, subsidy, consumer subsidies, domestic prices, safety net, Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics: General, Input-Output Models, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions

With the recent jump in world oil prices, the issue of petroleum product pricing has become increasingly important in developing countries. Reflecting a reluctance of many governments to pass these price increases...

Feeling The Elephant's Weight

Feeling The Elephant's Weight »

Source: Feeling The Elephant's Weight : The Impact of Côte d'Ivoire's Crisis on WAEMU Trade

Volume/Issue: 2011/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , and Ankouvi Nayo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

ISBN: 9781455226085

Keywords: integration, political instability, gravity models, WAEMU, C&;amp;#x00F4;te d&;amp;#x2019;Ivoire, trade partners, trade flows, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Trade: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper analyzes the impact of political instability in Côte d'Ivoire on WAEMU trade over 1990-2007, applying panel econometric techniques to a gravity model of trade within WAEMU and between WAEMU and the rest...

Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis

Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis »

Source: Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2001/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luisa Zanforlin , César Calderón , and Alberto Chong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451842043

Keywords: Dynamic Panel Data Models, Decomposition Analysis, current account deficits, current account deficit, current account balance, current account balances, International Finance: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

This paper analyzes the behavior of current account deficits in Africa and estimates whether the deficits are excessive with respect to fundamentals. The findings are the deficits are (i) not very persistent; (ii)...

Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability
			: Putting together the Pieces

Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability : Putting together the Pieces »

Volume/Issue: 2012/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Rafael Portillo , Edward Buffie , Catherine Pattillo , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504071.001

ISBN: 9781475504071

Keywords: Growth, public debt, private capital, commercial borrowing, International Lending and Debt Problems, Monetary Growth Models,

We develop a model to study the macroeconomic effects of public investment surges in low-income countries, making explicit: (i) the investment-growth linkages; (ii) public external and domestic debt accumulation; (...

Testing the Prebisch-Singer Hypothesis since 1650
			: Evidence from Panel Techniques that Allow for Multiple Breaks

Testing the Prebisch-Singer Hypothesis since 1650 : Evidence from Panel Techniques that Allow for Multiple Breaks »

Volume/Issue: 2013/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Kaddour Hadri , Prakash Loungani , and Yao Rao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484341155.001

ISBN: 9781484341155

Keywords: Primary, commodities, Unit, root tests, Multiple, Structural breaks, Volatility, commodity markets, price fluctuations, transport costs

In this paper, we re-examine two important aspects of the dynamics of relative primary commodity prices, namely the secular trend and the short run volatility. To do so, we employ 25 series, some of them starting a...

The Magnitude and Distribution of Fuel Subsidies
			: Evidence from Bolivia, Ghana, Jordan, Mali, and Sri Lanka

The Magnitude and Distribution of Fuel Subsidies : Evidence from Bolivia, Ghana, Jordan, Mali, and Sri Lanka »

Volume/Issue: 2006/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Gillingham , David Locke Newhouse , David Coady , Kangni Kpodar , Moataz El-Said , and Paulo Medas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865073.001

ISBN: 9781451865073

Keywords: welfare distribution, subsidy, consumer subsidies, domestic prices, safety net, Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics: General, Input-Output Models, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions

With the recent jump in world oil prices, the issue of petroleum product pricing has become increasingly important in developing countries. Reflecting a reluctance of many governments to pass these price increases...

Feeling The Elephant's Weight
			: The Impact of Côte d'Ivoire's Crisis on WAEMU Trade

Feeling The Elephant's Weight : The Impact of Côte d'Ivoire's Crisis on WAEMU Trade »

Volume/Issue: 2011/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , and Ankouvi Nayo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455226085.001

ISBN: 9781455226085

Keywords: integration, political instability, gravity models, WAEMU, C&;amp;#x00F4;te d&;amp;#x2019;Ivoire, trade partners, trade flows, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Trade: Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper analyzes the impact of political instability in Côte d'Ivoire on WAEMU trade over 1990-2007, applying panel econometric techniques to a gravity model of trade within WAEMU and between WAEMU and the rest...

Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis

Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2001/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luisa Zanforlin , César Calderón , and Alberto Chong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842043.001

ISBN: 9781451842043

Keywords: Dynamic Panel Data Models, Decomposition Analysis, current account deficits, current account deficit, current account balance, current account balances, International Finance: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

This paper analyzes the behavior of current account deficits in Africa and estimates whether the deficits are excessive with respect to fundamentals. The findings are the deficits are (i) not very persistent; (ii)...