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Potential Output and total Factor Productivity Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa

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Source: Potential Output and total Factor Productivity Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Volume/Issue: 2003/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vivek Arora , and Ashok Bhundia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451858976

Keywords: output gap, tfp, inflation, real gdp, gdp growth, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper provides estimates of potential output growth in post-apartheid South Africa using both time trend techniques and a production function approach which indicates a potential growth rate of around 3 percen...

The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa

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Source: The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vivek Arora , and Athanasios Vamvakidis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860771

Keywords: economic integration, gdp per capita, gdp growth, real gdp, International Economic Order, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper measures the extent to which South African economic growth is an engine of growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Results based on panel data estimation for 47 African countries over four decades suggest that Sou...

The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa: Some Facts and Possible Explanations

The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa: Some Facts and Possible Explanations »

Source: The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Volume: 14

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Andrew Jonelis , Borislava Mircheva , and Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

ISBN: 9781484363447

Keywords: Demand, External shocks, Regional integration, Southern Africa, South Africa, Spillovers, Trade integration, growth rate, gdp per capita, real gdp

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the economies of South Africa and its neighbors (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe) are tightly integrated with each other. There are important institu...

Inward and Outward Spillovers in the SACU Area

Inward and Outward Spillovers in the SACU Area »

Source: Inward and Outward Spillovers in the SACU Area

Volume/Issue: 2013/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Canales Kriljenko , Farayi Gwenhamo , and Saji Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475522419

Keywords: SACU area, gdp growth, world growth, real gdp, domestic demand, terms of trade, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, International Policy Coordination and Transmission,

Spillovers from South Africa into the other members of the Souther Africa Customs Union (known as the BLNS for Botstwana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland) are substantial reflecting sizeable real and financial inte...

Chapter 1. Here Be Spillovers: Overview of Institutional Arrangements and Stylized Facts

Chapter 1. Here Be Spillovers: Overview of Institutional Arrangements and Stylized Facts »

Source: The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Andrew Jonelis , Borislava Mircheva , and Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

ISBN: 9781484363447

Keywords: Demand, External shocks, Regional integration, Southern Africa, South Africa, Spillovers, Trade integration, growth rate, gdp per capita, real gdp

Multiple linkages exist between South Africa’s economy and those of its neighbors. Starting with institutional ties, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland form the Common Mo...

Chapter 2. Here Be Spillovers: An Illustration Using GIMF Simulations

Chapter 2. Here Be Spillovers: An Illustration Using GIMF Simulations »

Source: The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Andrew Jonelis , Borislava Mircheva , and Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

ISBN: 9781484363447

Keywords: Demand, External shocks, Regional integration, Southern Africa, South Africa, Spillovers, Trade integration, growth rate, gdp per capita, real gdp

This section uses the IMF’s GIMF model to illustrate more formally how the channels described in the previous section would generate significant spillovers. GIMF is suitable to anal...

Chapter 3. Where Are They? The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers: Overview and Update of Econometric Estimates

Chapter 3. Where Are They? The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers: Overview and Update of Econometric Estimates »

Source: The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Andrew Jonelis , Borislava Mircheva , and Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

ISBN: 9781484363447

Keywords: Demand, External shocks, Regional integration, Southern Africa, South Africa, Spillovers, Trade integration, growth rate, gdp per capita, real gdp

Real spillovers from economic developments in South Africa to the rest of Southern Africa and the continent have been analyzed in Canales-Kriljenko, Gwenhamo, and Thomas (2013), IMF...

Chapter 4. Whodunit and Why?

Chapter 4. Whodunit and Why? »

Source: The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Andrew Jonelis , Borislava Mircheva , and Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

ISBN: 9781484363447

Keywords: Demand, External shocks, Regional integration, Southern Africa, South Africa, Spillovers, Trade integration, growth rate, gdp per capita, real gdp

There are a number of possible explanations for the econometric results summarized above. First, as already discussed, the economies of South Africa and the rest of the continent mi...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , Andrew Jonelis , Borislava Mircheva , and Slavi Slavov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 June 2014

ISBN: 9781484363447

Keywords: Demand, External shocks, Regional integration, Southern Africa, South Africa, Spillovers, Trade integration, growth rate, gdp per capita, real gdp

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the economies of South Africa and its neighbors (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe) are tightly integrated with each other. There are important institu...

Potential Output and total Factor Productivity Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Potential Output and total Factor Productivity Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2003/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vivek Arora , and Ashok Bhundia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858976.001

ISBN: 9781451858976

Keywords: output gap, tfp, inflation, real gdp, gdp growth, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper provides estimates of potential output growth in post-apartheid South Africa using both time trend techniques and a production function approach which indicates a potential growth rate of around 3 percen...