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Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa

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Source: Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa : Past Performance and the Way Forward

Volume/Issue: 2005/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yongzheng Yang , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

ISBN: 9781451860559

Keywords: Regional Trade Arrangements, regional integration, regional trade, trade liberalization, intraregional trade, Simulation Methods, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation,

Regional trade arrangements (RTAs) in Africa have been ineffective in promoting trade and foreign direct investment. Relatively high external trade barriers and low resource complementarity between member countries...

From Stimulus to Consolidation: Revenue and Expenditure Policies in Advanced and Emerging Economies

From Stimulus to Consolidation: Revenue and Expenditure Policies in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Source: From Stimulus to Consolidation : Revenue and Expenditure Policies in Advanced and Emerging Economies

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Juan Toro R. , and Victoria Perry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 2010

ISBN: 9781616350420

Keywords: pension, retirement, tax rates, pensions, taxation

This paper identifies policy tools that could be used for fiscal consolidation in advanced and emerging economies in the years ahead. The consolidation strategy, particularly in advanced countries, should aim to st...

Can the Natural Resource Curse Be Turned Into a Blessing? The Role of Trade Policies and Institutions1

Can the Natural Resource Curse Be Turned Into a Blessing? The Role of Trade Policies and Institutions1 »

Source: Can the Natural Resource Curse Be Turned Into a Blessing? The Role of Trade Policies and Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2007/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Frederik van der Ploeg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451866193

Keywords: Resource curse, institutions, trade policies, growth performance, income per capita, natural resource, natural resource curse, natural resource revenues, natural resources, natural resource abundance

We criticize existing empirical results on the detrimental effects of natural resource dependence on the rate of economic growth after controlling for institutional quality, openness, and initial income. These resu...

7 What Next for African Parastatal Enterprises?

7 What Next for African Parastatal Enterprises? »

Source: Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

In contrast to the rest of the world, where the economic and financial weight of parastatal corporations is declining, parastatals in Africa still account for a large amount of economic activity (as measured...

5 Financial Reform in Central Asia: Lessons from the Kyrgyz Republic

5 Financial Reform in Central Asia: Lessons from the Kyrgyz Republic »

Source: Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

Before we can decide whether or not the financial reform experience of a Central Asian country can be of some help to the structural reform of an African economy, we must understand the differences between t...

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Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Vina-Seeburn Dabeesingh Many African countries have embarked on broad-based reforms to attract foreign investment, but investors are not responding. What is the problem? Harris Mule...

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Source: Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

Peter Warutere For the first time in a decade, the real income of individuals in sub-Saharan Africa is growing, mainly as a result of strong GDP growth, which was estimated at 3.5–4...

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Source: Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

Basant Kapur I think both of the papers on financial sector reform are very thought-provoking, but I propose to confine my comments to the paper by David Cole and Betty Slade since m...

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Source: Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

As africa looks for ways to deepen and accelerate the economic reform process, the lessons of the East Asian miracle, of course, come to mind. That is why on May 13–14, 1996, African and Asian officials and...

4 Strengthening Revenue Mobilization Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa

4 Strengthening Revenue Mobilization Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

It is well recognized that an adequate noninflationary revenue mobilization effort is critical for the financing of a government’s necessary social and economic expenditure obligations. Unfortunately, in sub...