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Sources of Inflation in Developing Countries1

Sources of Inflation in Developing Countries1 »

Source: Sources of Inflation in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Prakash Loungani , and Phillip Swagel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451860061

Keywords: exchange rate, money growth, exchange rates

This paper develops stylized facts about the inflation process in developing countries, focusing particularly on the relationship between the exchange rate regime and the sources of inflation. Using annual data fro...

Keynes, Cocoa, and Copper

Keynes, Cocoa, and Copper »

Source: Keynes, Cocoa, and Copper : In Search of Commodity Currencies

Volume/Issue: 2002/223

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ratna Sahay , Luis Céspedes , and Paul Cashin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875300

Keywords: Exchange rate, developing country, real exchange rate, exchange rates, real exchange rates, reer, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper examines whether the real exchange rates of commodity-exporting countries and the real prices of their commodity exports move together over time. Using IMF data on the world prices of 44 commodities and...

Does the Long-Run Ppp Hypothesis Hold for Africa? Evidence From Panel Co-Integration Study

Does the Long-Run Ppp Hypothesis Hold for Africa? Evidence From Panel Co-Integration Study »

Source: Does the Long-Run Ppp Hypothesis Hold for Africa? Evidence From Panel Co-Integration Study

Volume/Issue: 1998/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jun Nagayasu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1998

ISBN: 9781451854589

Keywords: Purchasing Power Parity, co-integration, exchange rates, exchange rate, statistics, exchange rate regimes, parallel exchange rates

This paper addresses whether parallel market exchange rates in Africa behave in the long run in a manner consistent with the purchasing power parity (PPP) hypothesis. A recent econometric method, the panel co-integ...

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...

Central African Economic and Monetary Community

Central African Economic and Monetary Community »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community : Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Economic and Monetary Community

Volume/Issue: 2011/329

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463925307

Keywords: exchange rate, real effective exchange rate, exporters, oil exporters, effective exchange rate

Member countries of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community are recovering from the global financial crisis, although growth in 2011 has not returned to precrisis levels. Executive Directors welcomed th...

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,...

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

Estimates and projections used in this report are based on data provided by IMF country desks as of March 31, 2008. Projections are IMF staff estimates. The database covers 44 count...

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Sub-Saharan Africa : Sustaining the Expansion

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 October 2011

ISBN: 9781616351250

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, exchange rate regimes, exporting countries, surveys

Unless otherwise noted, data and projections presented in this Regional Economic Outlook are IMF staff estimates as of September 16, 2011, consistent with the projections underlying the September 2011 World...

1. Sustaining the Expansion

1. Sustaining the Expansion »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Sub-Saharan Africa : Sustaining the Expansion

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 October 2011

ISBN: 9781616351250

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, exchange rate regimes, exporting countries, surveys

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY This year looks set to be another encouraging one for most sub-Saharan African economies. Reflecting mainl...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

Macroeconomic developments in sub-Saharan Africa were broadly positive in 2007, with growth steady and as expected across most of the region. Inflation remains largely contained. The immediate p...