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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind »

Source: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Leaning Against the Wind

Volume/Issue: 2016/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lars Svensson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2016

ISBN: 9781498314787

Keywords: macroprudential policy, unemployment, unemployment rate, debt, marginal cost, benchmark, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), All Countries

“Leaning against the wind” (LAW) with a higher monetary policy interest rate may have benefits in terms of lower real debt growth and associated lower probability of a financial crisis but has costs in terms of hig...

Crises, Labor Market Policy, and Unemployment*

Crises, Labor Market Policy, and Unemployment* »

Source: Crises, Labor Market Policy, and Unemployment

Volume/Issue: 2012/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , Lorenzo E. Bernal-Verdugo , and Dominique Guillaume

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

ISBN: 9781463938420

Keywords: Labor market, flexibility, reforms, labor market institutions, labor market flexibility, labor market policies, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment and Investment: Other

Using a sample of 97 countries spanning the period 1980?2008, we estimate that financial crises have a large negative impact on unemployment in the short term, but that this effect rapidly disappears in the medium...

Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective

Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective »

Source: Cross-country Consumption Risk Sharing, a Long-run Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2010/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zhaogang Qiao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451982084

Keywords: Consumption risk sharing, Intertemporal smoothing, Nonstationary panel analysis, Cointegration, risk sharing, equation, time series, statistic, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, International Economics: General,

This paper estimates an empirical nonstationary panel regression model that tests long-run consumption risk sharing across a sample of OECD and emerging market (EM) countries. This is in contrast to the existing li...

Departing Deputy Managing Director: Ouattara assesses challenges for global economy, poverty reduction issues, and role of IMF

Departing Deputy Managing Director: Ouattara assesses challenges for global economy, poverty reduction issues, and role of IMF »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 28, Issue 14

Volume/Issue: 28/14

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451930290

Keywords: debt relief, world economy, poverty alleviation, interest groups, debt reduction

Alassane D. Ouattara, a Côte d’lvoire national, is resigning as Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, a position he has held since July 1994. He was Director of the IMF’s African Department from...

Données financières du FMI

Données financières du FMI »

Source: FMI Bulletin Vol.35, No.10 Juin 2006

Volume/Issue: 35/10

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 June 2006

Language: French

ISBN: 9781451976502

Keywords: monetary fund, international trade, balance of payments, international liquidity, trade promotion, inflation, monetary policy, import duties, exchange rate policy, commercial policy

With its keen focus on the IMF's work and top macroeconomic and international financial issues, the IMF Survey provides analyses of country, regional, and global developments; insights into Fund operations, policie...

Données financières du FMI

Données financières du FMI »

Source: FMI Bulletin Vol.35, No.9 Mai 2006

Volume/Issue: 35/9

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 May 2006

Language: French

ISBN: 9781451976441

Keywords: economic integration, international trade, globalization, open economies, international economic integration, political economy, financial integration, world trade, economic cooperation, world trade organization

With its keen focus on the IMF's work and top macroeconomic and international financial issues, the IMF Survey provides analyses of country, regional, and global developments; insights into Fund operations, policie...

Données financières du FMI

Données financières du FMI »

Source: FMI Bulletin Vol.35, No.8 Mai 2006

Volume/Issue: 35/8

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2006

Language: French

ISBN: 9781451976397

Keywords: monetary fund, economic cooperation, poverty alleviation, international trade

With its keen focus on the IMF's work and top macroeconomic and international financial issues, the IMF Survey provides analyses of country, regional, and global developments; insights into Fund operations, policie...

Economic Forum: Participants debate benefits and challenges of dollarization for Latin American economies

Economic Forum: Participants debate benefits and challenges of dollarization for Latin American economies »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 28, Issue 14

Volume/Issue: 28/14

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451930290

Keywords: debt relief, world economy, poverty alleviation, interest groups, debt reduction

Alassane D. Ouattara, a Côte d’lvoire national, is resigning as Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, a position he has held since July 1994. He was Director of the IMF’s African Department from...

ECOSOC address: Camdessus stresses fight against poverty, sees peace as crucial for development

ECOSOC address: Camdessus stresses fight against poverty, sees peace as crucial for development »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 28, Issue 14

Volume/Issue: 28/14

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451930290

Keywords: debt relief, world economy, poverty alleviation, interest groups, debt reduction

Alassane D. Ouattara, a Côte d’lvoire national, is resigning as Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, a position he has held since July 1994. He was Director of the IMF’s African Department from...

Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption1

Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption1 »

Source: Ethnic Diversity, Democracy, and Corruption

Volume/Issue: 2007/218

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etienne Yehoue

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

ISBN: 9781451867824

Keywords: Ethnic Fractionalization, Democracy, voters, ethnic group, voter, ethnic groups,

I study the link between ethnic diversity, democracy, and corruption. In a static model, I show that contrary to conventional wisdom, corruption might emerge as a negative externality of democracy. This occurs thro...