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Nigeria
			: Experience with Structural Adjustment

Nigeria : Experience with Structural Adjustment »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756305.084

ISBN: 9781557756305

Keywords: oil exports, agricultural exports, export performance, export prices, export supply

Over the past two decades, Nigeria has not reaped fully the benefits of its national wealth despite its efforts at structural adjustment. This paper concludes that the facts do not justify the negative image that s...

Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Policies to Promote Competitiveness in Manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9789264187054.071

ISBN: 9789264187054

Keywords: manufactured exports, export performance, industry trade, exporters, tfp

The papers in this volume address three important issues: the role ofexchange-rate policy in enhancing the competitiveness of African manufactured exports; the steps that can be taken to improve production efficien...

Comparing the Performance of Logit and Probit Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Comparing the Performance of Logit and Probit Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises in Emerging Market Economies »

Source: Comparing the Performance of Logit and Probit Early Warning Systems for Currency Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Volume/Issue: 2014/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabio Comelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484355282

Keywords: out-of-sample performance, currency crisis, crisis episodes, global financial crisis, General, out-of-sample performance.,

We compare how logit (fixed effects) and probit early warning systems (EWS) predict insample and out-of-sample currency crises in emerging markets (EMs). We look at episodes of currency crises that took place in 29...

Measures of External Competitiveness for Germany

Measures of External Competitiveness for Germany »

Source: Measures of External Competitiveness for Germany

Volume/Issue: 1994/113

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Feldman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1994

ISBN: 9781451853650

Keywords: unit labor costs, exchange rate, export growth, real exchange rate, export performance

This paper assesses Germany's external competitive position from several angles. It first examines movements in several real exchange rate indices. The analysis of competitiveness is then supplemented by usi...

Madagascar

Madagascar »

Source: Madagascar : A Competitiveness and Exchange Rate Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2009/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2009

ISBN: 9781451872545

Keywords: Equilibrium exchange rate, competitiveness, exchange rate, reer, real exchange rate, export performance, exchange rates,

The purpose of this paper is to assess Madagascar's competitiveness in recent years, using both price and nonprice indicators and an exchange rate assessment of the currency. We estimate the distance between the eq...

Switzerland

Switzerland »

Source: Switzerland : Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2011/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455284610

Keywords: exchange rate, exports of goods, exchange rate pass, export performance, effective exchange rate

The paper assesses the competitiveness of Swiss exporters, and shows that the effect of nominal exchange rate on trade balance depends on the degree of exchange rate pass-through and on trade elasticities. It highl...

Switzerland: Selected Issues

Switzerland: Selected Issues »

Source: Switzerland : Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2011/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455284610

Keywords: exchange rate, exports of goods, exchange rate pass, export performance, effective exchange rate

The paper assesses the competitiveness of Swiss exporters, and shows that the effect of nominal exchange rate on trade balance depends on the degree of exchange rate pass-through and on trade elasticities. It highl...

Words vs. Deeds

Words vs. Deeds »

Source: Words vs. Deeds : What Really Matters?

Volume/Issue: 2011/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mahvash Qureshi , Atish Ghosh , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2011

ISBN: 9781455261413

Keywords: policy credibility, exchange rate, exchange rate regime, central bank, inflation performance, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper revisits the link between the nominal exchange rate regime and inflation, based on a sample of 145 emerging market and developing countries (EMDCs) over the period 1980-2010. We contend that, just as a d...

Private Saving Accelerations1

Private Saving Accelerations1 »

Source: Private Saving Accelerations

Volume/Issue: 2014/223

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Ebeke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498368490

Keywords: Private saving, accelerations, economic performance, saving, savings, volatility, investment, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

Domestic private saving rates have been on a declining trend in many Emerging Markets (EMs), raising questions about countries' ability to generate sufficient domestic resources to finance investment. This paper ex...

Appendix I. Determinants of Inflation in Nigeria

Appendix I. Determinants of Inflation in Nigeria »

Source: Nigeria : Experience with Structural Adjustment

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756305

Keywords: oil exports, agricultural exports, export performance, export prices, export supply

Gary Moser The rate of inflation in Nigeria has increased steadily and markedly since independence in 1960. During the period following inde...