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Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis

Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis »

Source: Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2001/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luisa Zanforlin , César Calderón , and Alberto Chong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451842043

Keywords: Dynamic Panel Data Models, Decomposition Analysis, current account deficits, current account deficit, current account balance, current account balances, International Finance: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

This paper analyzes the behavior of current account deficits in Africa and estimates whether the deficits are excessive with respect to fundamentals. The findings are the deficits are (i) not very persistent; (ii)...

Capital Flow Sustainability and Speculative Currency Attacks

Capital Flow Sustainability and Speculative Currency Attacks »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1997

Volume/Issue: 34/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1997

ISBN: 9781451951905

Keywords: privatization, capital markets, capital market, capital market development, capital outflows

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly...

Chapter 2. Policy Responses to Capital Flows in Sub-Saharan Frontier Markets

Chapter 2. Policy Responses to Capital Flows in Sub-Saharan Frontier Markets »

Source: Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Cheikh Gueye , Javier Arze del Granado , Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Mumtaz Hussain , B. Jang , Sebastian Weber , and Juan Corrales

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

ISBN: 9781616358440

Keywords: Capital flows, Sub-Saharan Africa, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary policy, Cross country analysis

Managing volatile capital flows has not yet created major policy challenges in most sub-Saharan African frontier markets. Looking ahead, however, given the trend toward deeper integration with global financi...

Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets

Managing Volatile Capital Flows: Experiences and Lessons for Sub-Saharan African Frontier Markets »

Volume: 14

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Cheikh Gueye , Javier Arze del Granado , Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Mumtaz Hussain , B. Jang , Sebastian Weber , and Juan Corrales

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 March 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616358440.087

ISBN: 9781616358440

Keywords: Capital flows, Sub-Saharan Africa, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary policy, Cross country analysis

During the past three years the frontier markets of sub-Saharan Africa have received growing amounts of portfolio capital flows, with heightened interest from foreign investors. Compared with foreign direct investm...

Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries

Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries »

Source: Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries

Volume: 14

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Simon Quin , Kenneth Egesa , and Howard Murad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475557985

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, Ghana, Gambia, The, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Mozambique, The Gambia, International Investment Position, International Capital Flows

Private cross-border financial flows and stocks have grown to account for an increasingly significant part of overall transactions and positions in many African countries. Direct reporting through enterprise survey...

FDI Spillovers, Financial Markets, and Economic Development

FDI Spillovers, Financial Markets, and Economic Development »

Source: FDI Spillovers, Financial Markets, and Economic Development

Volume/Issue: 2003/186

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Selin Sayek , Laura Alfaro , Areendam Chanda , and Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859485

Keywords: fdi, financial sector, financial market, foreign capital, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

This paper examines the role financial markets play in the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development. We model an economy with a continuum of agents indexed by their level of abi...

Grants, Remittances, and the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in Sub-Saharan African Countries1

Grants, Remittances, and the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in Sub-Saharan African Countries1 »

Source: Grants, Remittances, and the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2009/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , and Brett Rayner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872224

Keywords: Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rates, real exchange rates,

This paper builds on the methodology developed by Chudik and Mongardini (2007) to estimate the relationship between grants and remittances and the equilibrium real exchange rate in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countri...

IMF Economic Forum: For China, foreign direct investment translates into higher productivity growth

IMF Economic Forum: For China, foreign direct investment translates into higher productivity growth »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 10

Volume/Issue: 31/10

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451931969

Keywords: good governance, corruption, imf-supported programs, macroeconomic stabilization, poverty reduction

Earlier this year, Abdoulaye Bio-Tchané took over as Director of the IMF’s African Department. Before joining the IMF staff, he was Benin’s Minister of Finance and Economy. He began his career...

Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries

Direct Reporting of Private Sector Cross-Border Financial Flows and Stocks in Selected African Countries »

Volume: 13

Series: Technical Notes and Manuals

Author(s): Simon Quin , Kenneth Egesa , and Howard Murad

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475557985.005

ISBN: 9781475557985

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, Ghana, Gambia, The, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Mozambique, The Gambia, International Investment Position, International Capital Flows

Private cross-border financial flows and stocks have grown to account for an increasingly significant part of overall transactions and positions in many African countries. Direct reporting through enterprise survey...

Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis

Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2001/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luisa Zanforlin , César Calderón , and Alberto Chong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451842043.001

ISBN: 9781451842043

Keywords: Dynamic Panel Data Models, Decomposition Analysis, current account deficits, current account deficit, current account balance, current account balances, International Finance: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

This paper analyzes the behavior of current account deficits in Africa and estimates whether the deficits are excessive with respect to fundamentals. The findings are the deficits are (i) not very persistent; (ii)...