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

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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)...

11 Prospects for Increasing Foreign Direct Investment in Low-Income Countries

11 Prospects for Increasing Foreign Direct Investment in Low-Income Countries »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

The increase in the share of private flows and the decrease in the share of official flows to developing countries means a shift from a political universe of discourse to a voluntar...

12 Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview of Trends and Determinants

12 Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview of Trends and Determinants »

Source: External Finance for Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

ISBN: 9781451957198

Keywords: debt, external debt, creditors, debt relief, debt overhang

The surge in private capital flows to developing countries during the 1990s has largely bypassed sub-Saharan Africa. In sharp contrast to the earlier lending boom of 1977–82, when s...

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...