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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)...

2. Capital Inflows to Frontier Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa

2. Capital Inflows to Frontier Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2011, Sub-Saharan Africa : Recovery and New Risks

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2011

ISBN: 9781616350611

Keywords: exchange rate, capital inflows, exchange rates, capital flows, exchange rate regimes

Introduction and Summary Before the global financial crisis, there was substantial investor interest in sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) frontier markets (FMs), 1...

Consumption-Based Interest Rate and the Present-Value Model of the Current Account-Evidence from Nigeria

Consumption-Based Interest Rate and the Present-Value Model of the Current Account-Evidence from Nigeria »

Source: Consumption-Based Interest Rate and the Present-Value Model of the Current Account-Evidence from Nigeria

Volume/Issue: 2001/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olumuyiwa Adedeji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451851656

Keywords: Present-value model, consumption-based interest rate, current account, current account balance, current accounts, external shocks, balance of payments, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper presents a model of current account determination, based upon the permanent-income hypothesis. A present-value relationship among the current account, changes in net output, the exchange rate and the ter...

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...

Guest Article: Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries

Guest Article: Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries »

Source: Finance & Development, March 1999

Volume/Issue: 36/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451953237

Keywords: banking, trade liberalization, macroeconomic stability, deposit insurance

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...

High capital flows environment: Transition economies preparing for EU accession face challenges in choosing exchange rate regime

High capital flows environment: Transition economies preparing for EU accession face challenges in choosing exchange rate regime »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 29, Issue 11

Volume/Issue: 29/11

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451931396

Keywords: press, private capital markets, capital markets, private capital

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

III. Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Globalization’s Final Frontier?

III. Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Globalization’s Final Frontier? »

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

Private capital inflows to sub-Saharan African countries, having more than quadrupled since 2000, represent an increasingly important share of foreign financing to these countries. 1...

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)...

Consumption-Based Interest Rate and the Present-Value Model of the Current Account-Evidence from Nigeria

Consumption-Based Interest Rate and the Present-Value Model of the Current Account-Evidence from Nigeria »

Volume/Issue: 2001/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olumuyiwa Adedeji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851656.001

ISBN: 9781451851656

Keywords: Present-value model, consumption-based interest rate, current account, current account balance, current accounts, external shocks, balance of payments, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper presents a model of current account determination, based upon the permanent-income hypothesis. A present-value relationship among the current account, changes in net output, the exchange rate and the ter...