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Building Integrated Economies in West Africa
			: Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility »

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513511832.071

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has a long and varied history, and this book examines how the WAEMU can achieve its development and stability objectives, improve the livelihood of its people, a...

Chapter 1. Institutional Arrangements and Regional Integration

Chapter 1. Institutional Arrangements and Regional Integration »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is a currency and a customs union. Improved competitiveness, economic convergence, common market, policy coordination, and law harmonization...

Chapter 2. Macroeconomic Setting and Current Challenges

Chapter 2. Macroeconomic Setting and Current Challenges »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Economic growth in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has been historically low but has increased recently, driven by structural reforms and economic recovery in the region’s l...

Chapter 9. Fiscal Rules and Institutions

Chapter 9. Fiscal Rules and Institutions »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Fiscal policy is the main policy tool available to West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries, and is critical to the stability of the monetary union. In the WAEMU, the fixed exc...

Chapter 11. Public Investment and Fiscal Rules1

Chapter 11. Public Investment and Fiscal Rules1 »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Public investment in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has been pro-cyclical. Evidence from a panel of low-income and lower middle-income countries suggests that, contrary to...

Chapter 10. Fiscal Discipline: Rules and Markets

Chapter 10. Fiscal Discipline: Rules and Markets »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Are fiscal rules and market discipline effective in ensuring fiscal sustainability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)? Achieving fiscal discipline in a monetary union withou...

Chapter 16. Country Effects of a Single Monetary Policy

Chapter 16. Country Effects of a Single Monetary Policy »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

The transmission to individual West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries of the Central Bank of West African States’ (BCEAO’s) single monetary policy has remained, on average, l...

Chapter 18. Monetary Policy and Inflation

Chapter 18. Monetary Policy and Inflation »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

The objective of this chapter is to determine the impact of a change in the key interest rates of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), as well as other economic, mone...

Chapter 20. Financial Development: Level, Depth, and Access

Chapter 20. Financial Development: Level, Depth, and Access »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

The level of the financial sector development in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) can be assessed with respect to its depth, breadth, and access to financial services by comp...

Chapter 17. Liquidity Injections and Risks

Chapter 17. Liquidity Injections and Risks »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

In 2013, the liquidity position of the commercial banking system vis-à-vis the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) swung from a structural liquidity surplus to a deficit. This reflected...