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CHAPTER III CURRENCY CRISES: IN SEARCH OF COMMON ELEMENTS

CHAPTER III CURRENCY CRISES: IN SEARCH OF COMMON ELEMENTS »

Source: World Economic Outlook 2000 : Supporting Studies

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451944242

Keywords: exchange rate, gold, exchange rates, unemployment, real exchange rate

The financial crisis that erupted in east Asia in the second half of 1997 was the latest in a series of currency crises that at various times in the post–Bretton Woods period have engulfed emerging market ec...

CHAPTER IV BUSINESS CYCLE INFLUENCES ON EXCHANGE RATES: SURVEY AND EVIDENCE

CHAPTER IV BUSINESS CYCLE INFLUENCES ON EXCHANGE RATES: SURVEY AND EVIDENCE »

Source: World Economic Outlook 2000 : Supporting Studies

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451944242

Keywords: exchange rate, gold, exchange rates, unemployment, real exchange rate

This chapter examines the relationship between exchange rates and the business cycle. A principal goal is to assess the extent to which exchange rate movements reflect countries’ relative positions over the...

CHAPTER V THE GREAT CONTRACTIONS IN RUSSIA, THE BALTICS, AND THE OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION: A VIEW FROM THE SUPPLY SIDE

CHAPTER V THE GREAT CONTRACTIONS IN RUSSIA, THE BALTICS, AND THE OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION: A VIEW FROM THE SUPPLY SIDE »

Source: World Economic Outlook 2000 : Supporting Studies

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451944242

Keywords: exchange rate, gold, exchange rates, unemployment, real exchange rate

The early years of transition from a command to a market-based economy in central and eastern Europe have typically witnessed considerable output drops, at least according to official national statistics. Ou...

CHAPTER VI EMU CHALLENGES TO EUROPEAN LABOR MARKETS

CHAPTER VI EMU CHALLENGES TO EUROPEAN LABOR MARKETS »

Source: World Economic Outlook 2000 : Supporting Studies

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451944242

Keywords: exchange rate, gold, exchange rates, unemployment, real exchange rate

On “E-day,” January 1, 1999, phase 3 of the Economic and Monetary Union—EMU for short 1 —became reality. The euro area comprises all European Union member states and Sweden, Denmar...

1 The First Ten Years After Apartheid: An Overview of the South African Economy

1 The First Ten Years After Apartheid: An Overview of the South African Economy »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

In successfully navigating the transition from apartheid to democracy, the government of South Africa has made impressive gains in stabilizing the economy and laying a firm found...

2 Economic Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Growth-Accounting Analysis

2 Economic Growth in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Growth-Accounting Analysis »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

This chapter examines South Africa’s growth performance since 1994 within a growth-accounting framework, and assesses growth prospects going forward. 1 Near-term prospects can be...

3 Unemployment and the Labor Market

3 Unemployment and the Labor Market »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

Trends in Employment and Unemployment Since 1994 Notwithstanding the improved economic growth performance in South Africa since the end of apartheid, unemployment remains high and po...

4 What Drives Saving in South Africa?

4 What Drives Saving in South Africa? »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

Investment in physical or human capital is one of the major sources of economic growth. Empirically, investment and growth tend to be strongly correlated, and all growth models predict a positive response of...

5 Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa: Why Has It Been So Low?

5 Foreign Direct Investment in South Africa: Why Has It Been So Low? »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has played a considerable role in the development of South Africa’s economy, although in more recent years FDI has remained at relatively low levels compared with other emergi...

6 Role of Fiscal Policy in Stabilization and Poverty Alleviation

6 Role of Fiscal Policy in Stabilization and Poverty Alleviation »

Source: Post-Apartheid South Africa : The First Ten Years

Series: Books

Author(s): M. Nowak , and Luca Ricci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2006

ISBN: 9781589064706

Keywords: inflation, hiv/aids, monetary policy, unemployment, exchange rate

During the post-apartheid period, the South African government has undertaken a significant and sustained fiscal adjustment that has been a major force in helping stabilize the economy and make it more compe...