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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...

Ghana: Selected Issues

Ghana: Selected Issues »

Source: Ghana : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/208

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451814972

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, real effective exchange rate, real exchange

This Selected Issues paper examines competitiveness and the equilibrium real exchange rate for Ghana. It estimates a behavioral equilibrium exchange rate model for Ghana to establish to what extent real effective e...

8 Volatility of Development Aid: Unpleasant Bean Counting

8 Volatility of Development Aid: Unpleasant Bean Counting »

Source: The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Aid : Opportunities and Pitfalls

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Boriana Yontcheva , Peter Isard , Leslie Lipschitz , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065208

Keywords: debt, exchange rate, real exchange rate, loans, political institutions

I. Introduction The positive impact of foreign aid has been constrained by the lack of reliability in aid flows, which amplifies the already volatile macroeconomic environment of low...

1 Foreign Aid and Macroeconomic Management: Overview and Synopsis of Key Lessons

1 Foreign Aid and Macroeconomic Management: Overview and Synopsis of Key Lessons »

Source: The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Aid : Opportunities and Pitfalls

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Boriana Yontcheva , Peter Isard , Leslie Lipschitz , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065208

Keywords: debt, exchange rate, real exchange rate, loans, political institutions

I. Introduction Since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000, the challenge of reducing poverty around the world has been more prominent on the agenda of the...

Real Exchange Rate Misalignment

Real Exchange Rate Misalignment »

Source: Real Exchange Rate Misalignment : A Panel Co-Integration and Common Factor Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2005/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue , and Gilles Dufrénot

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861839

Keywords: panel co-integration, common factor, exchange rate, real exchange rate, confidence interval, exchange rates, effective exchange rate, International Economics: General, Simulation Methods,

We combine some newly developed panel co-integration techniques and common factor analysis to analyze the behavior of the real exchange rate (RER) in a sample of 64 developing countries. We study the dynamic of the...

II Conceptual Framework and Its Application to Five Countries

II Conceptual Framework and Its Application to Five Countries »

Source: The Macroeconomics of Scaling Up Aid : Lessons from Recent Experience

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Mumtaz Hussain , Shaun Roache , Amber Mahone , Tokhir Mirzoev , and Shekhar Aiyar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2007

ISBN: 9781589065918

Keywords: Absorptive capacity, exchange rate, foreign exchange, inflation, real exchange rate, monetary policy

This chapter develops an analytical framework for examining policy responses to a surge in aid inflows, summarizes the evidence from a sample of five low-income countries, and seeks out general lessons that...

The Macroeconomics of Managing Increased Aid Inflows - Experiences of Low-Income Countries and Policy Implications

The Macroeconomics of Managing Increased Aid Inflows - Experiences of Low-Income Countries and Policy Implications »

Source: The Macroeconomics of Managing Increased Aid Inflows - Experiences of Low-Income Countries and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2005/043

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2005

ISBN: 9781498331258

Keywords: Development assistance, Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Real exchange rate misalignment, Nominal effective exchange rate, Real interest rates, Real effective exchange rates, Absorptive capacity, Low Income Developing Countries, aid inflow, domestic finance

Investigates the macroeconomic challenges for low-income countries created by a surge in aid inflows. It develops an analytical framework for examining possible policy responses to increased aid, and then applies t...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Aid : Opportunities and Pitfalls

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Boriana Yontcheva , Peter Isard , Leslie Lipschitz , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2006

ISBN: 9781589065208

Keywords: debt, exchange rate, real exchange rate, loans, political institutions

Relatively slow progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by their 2015 target date has added urgency to the challenge of reducing global poverty. The authors of this new book--who include sch...