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Benin Benin: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Benin Benin: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Benin : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2008/84

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451803525

Keywords: public investment, commercial banks, foreign investment, international trade

The strategy adopted by Benin to strengthen its macroeconomic stability and promote private-investment-led growth has been detailed in the note. The statistical data on gross domestic product by sector of origin at...

Riverblindness controlled

Riverblindness controlled »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1986

Volume/Issue: 23/2

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1986

ISBN: 9781616353650

Keywords: international trade, trading partners, quantitative restrictions, trade negotiations, trade in services

The global trade negotiations and use of fiscal measures to stimulate savings in developing countries are discussed. The four main elements of the global trading system likely to be at issue in the new round includ...

Investment and Growth Dynamics

Investment and Growth Dynamics »

Source: Investment and Growth Dynamics : An Empirical Assessment Applied to Benin

Volume/Issue: 2008/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Issouf Samaké

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869804

Keywords: Growth, Structural VECM, Impulse response function (IFR), Variance decomposition (VD), Historical decomposition (HD), financial services, investment rate, international trade,

We investigate the nexus of public and private investment and assess the impact of both types of investment on growth. Using annual data for 1965-2005, we employ a coherent set of structural VAR outputs to model in...

Economic Security, Private Investment, and Growth in Developing Countries

Economic Security, Private Investment, and Growth in Developing Countries »

Source: Economic Security, Private Investment, and Growth in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1998/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helene Poirson Ward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1998

ISBN: 9781451842012

Keywords: Private Investment, Growth, Political Economy, expropriation, investment rate, investors, public investment

This paper provides empirical support for the view that enhanced economic security fosters private investment and growth in developing countries. An analysis for 53 developing countries suggests that most aspects o...

Private Investment and Endogenous Growth

Private Investment and Endogenous Growth »

Source: Private Investment and Endogenous Growth : Evidence From Cameroon

Volume/Issue: 1997/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

ISBN: 9781451980004

Keywords: private investment, economic growth, human capital, real gdp, growth rate

This paper investigates empirically the factors that have influenced economic growth in Cameroon during 1963-96. The results, which support the endogenous-growth-type model, indicate that (1) the aggregate producti...

Will the Doha Round Lead to Preference Erosion?

Will the Doha Round Lead to Preference Erosion? »

Source: Will the Doha Round Lead to Preference Erosion?

Volume/Issue: 2006/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Romalis , and Mary Amiti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862706

Keywords: Preference erosion, comparative advantage, tariff cuts, average tariff, Country and Industry Studies of Trade,

This paper assesses the effects of reducing tariffs under the Doha Round on market access for developing countries. It shows that for many developing countries, actual preferential access is less generous than it a...

Institutional Factors and Financial Sector Development

Institutional Factors and Financial Sector Development »

Source: Institutional Factors and Financial Sector Development : Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2009/258

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hovhannes Toroyan , and George Anayiotos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2009

ISBN: 9781451874044

Keywords: Institutions, data envelopment analysis, financial sector, financial services, financial system,

The paper assesses the effects of certain institutional factors on financial sector development in Sub- Saharan Africa (SSA). Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is applied to determine the extent to which these instit...

The Burden of Sub-Saharan African Own Commitments in the Uruguay Round

The Burden of Sub-Saharan African Own Commitments in the Uruguay Round »

Source: The Burden of Sub-Saharan African Own Commitments in the Uruguay Round : Myth or Reality?

Volume/Issue: 1995/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Piritta Sorsa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1995

ISBN: 9781451972344

Keywords: market access, trading partners, local content, liberalization commitments, transition period

The paper reviews Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) (i) own market access commitments in the Uruguay Round, and (ii) the nature of the constraints on SSA policies set by the Uruguay Round. It concludes that SSA fai...

The WTO and the Poorest Countries

The WTO and the Poorest Countries »

Source: The WTO and the Poorest Countries : The Stark Reality

Volume/Issue: 2004/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aaditya Mattoo , and Arvind Subramanian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451850390

Keywords: Doha Round, preferences, single undertaking, WTO, preferential access, market access, trading partners, mfn, nonpreferential access

Small and poor countries pose a challenge for the World Trade Organization (WTO). These countries have acquired a significant say in WTO decision-making. However, they have limited ability to engage in the reciproc...

Assessing Systemic Trade Interconnectedness

Assessing Systemic Trade Interconnectedness »

Source: Assessing Systemic Trade Interconnectedness : An Empirical Approach

Volume/Issue: 2011/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Massara , and Luca Errico

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2011

ISBN: 9781463902964

Keywords: systemic, DOTS, network analysis, cross-border spillovers, contagion, trade sector, global trade, financial sector, trading partners, Neural Networks and Related Topics

The paper focuses on systemically important jurisdictions in the global trade network, complementing recent IMF work on systemically important financial sectors. Using the IMF's Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)...