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Estimation of Equilibrium Exchange Rates in the WAEMU

Estimation of Equilibrium Exchange Rates in the WAEMU »

Source: Estimation of Equilibrium Exchange Rates in the WAEMU : A Robustness Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2007/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Magnus Saxegaard , Stéphane Roudet , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867589

Keywords: Equilibrium real exchange rate, FEER, cointegration, panel, WAEMU, exchange rate, statistic, equation, Equilibrium Real Exghange Rate,

Using the FEER approach we investigate the long-run equilibrium paths of the real effective exchange rates (REERs) of countries in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). In an attempt to address econ...

Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Sub-Saharan African Economies and its Determinants

Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Sub-Saharan African Economies and its Determinants »

Source: Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Sub-Saharan African Economies and its Determinants

Volume/Issue: 2012/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ivohasina Razafimahefa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475503982

Keywords: exchange rate, impulse responses, exchange rate pass, exchange rate changes,

This paper analyzes the exchange rate pass-through to domestic prices and its determinants in sub-Saharan African countries. It finds that the pass-through is incomplete. The pass-through is larger following a depr...

In Search of Equilibrium

In Search of Equilibrium »

Source: In Search of Equilibrium : Estimating Equilibrium Real Exchange Rates in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , and Alexander Chudik

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

ISBN: 9781451866544

Keywords: Equilibrium Exchange Rates, Panel Estimations, exchange rate, real exchange rate, statistic, cointegration, exchange rates,

This paper presents a methodology to estimate equilibrium real exchange rates (ERER) for Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries using both single-country and panel estimation techniques. The limited data set hinders s...

Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine Rapport des services du FMI sur les politiques communes des États membres

Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine Rapport des services du FMI sur les politiques communes des États membres »

Source: Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine : Entretiens avec les institutions régionales-Rapport des services du FMI, annexe d'information, déclaration de l'Administrateur, déclaration des services du FMI et note d'information au public

Volume/Issue: 2011/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2011

Language: French

ISBN: 9781462399024

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, monetary fund, monetary union, price competitiveness, central bank, financial stability, aggregate demand, government securities, terms of trade

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine

Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine »

Source: Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine : Entretiens avec les institutions régionales-Rapport des services du FMI, annexe d'information, déclaration de l'Administrateur, déclaration des services du FMI et note d'information au public

Volume/Issue: 2011/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2011

Language: French

ISBN: 9781462399024

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, monetary fund, monetary union, price competitiveness, central bank, financial stability, aggregate demand, government securities, terms of trade

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Economic Trends in Africa

Economic Trends in Africa »

Source: Economic Trends in Africa : The Economic Performance of Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 1993/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pierre Dhonte , Jean Clément , Mbuyamu Matungulu , and Dawn Rehm

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1993

ISBN: 9781451849196

Keywords: exchange systems, exchange rate, terms of trade, exchange rate regimes, exchange rates

This paper surveys recent economic developments in countries in the African Department. In the aggregate, output growth continues to be sluggish, and it is expected that half of the countries will experience a decl...

Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone

Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone »

Source: Competitiveness in the CFA Franc Zone

Volume/Issue: 2007/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Tsangarides , and Gustavo Ramirez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867763

Keywords: Competitiveness, CFA franc, WAEMU, CEMAC, exchange rate, reer, exchange rates, real effective exchange rate, effective exchange rate,

This paper reviews the evolution of competitiveness in the CFA franc zone using a proposed comprehensive competitiveness framework. In particular, we examine competitiveness in the WAEMU and CEMAC regions by analyz...

III Main Regional Policy Issues

III Main Regional Policy Issues »

Source: The West African Economic and Monetary Union : Recent Developments and Policy Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ernesto Hernández-Catá , and C. François

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557757555

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, external tariff, banking, tradable goods

Monetary Policy The BCEAO conducts monetary policy in the WAEMU at the regional level. Its basic near-term objectives are (1) to maintain the fixed exchange rate relationship between...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: The West African Economic and Monetary Union : Recent Developments and Policy Issues

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Ernesto Hernández-Catá , and C. François

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557757555

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, external tariff, banking, tradable goods

In January 1994, seven sub-Saharan African countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte dď lvoire, Mali. Niger, Senegal, and Togo—signed a treaty establishing the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The...

Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 1997/82

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Hoffmaister

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1997

ISBN: 9781451954746

Keywords: Macroeconomic fluctuations, exchange arrangements, exchange rate, terms of trade, real exchange rate, external shocks, exchange rate regimes

The sources of macroeconomic fluctuations in sub–Saharan African are examined by comparing the CFA franc countries with the non–CFA franc countries. External shocks, especially terms of trade shocks,...