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The East African Community
			: Prospects for Sustained Growth

The East African Community : Prospects for Sustained Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2012/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine McAuliffe , Sweta Saxena , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475539424.001

ISBN: 9781475539424

Keywords: Accelerated growth, sustained growth, benchmarking, East African Community, domestic savings, per capita income, commodity prices, commodity exporters, common market, General

The East African Community (EAC) has been among the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa in the past decade or so. Nonetheless, the recent growth path will not be enough to achieve middle-income status and...

The Global Impact of the Systemic Economies and MENA Business Cycles

The Global Impact of the Systemic Economies and MENA Business Cycles »

Volume/Issue: 2012/255

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , Kamiar Mohaddes , and Mehdi Raissi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475581645.001

ISBN: 9781475581645

Keywords: Global VAR (GVAR), global macroeconomic modeling, impulse responses, macroeconomic shocks, international business cycle, oil exporters, exporters, oil prices, oil exports, reer

This paper analyzes spillovers from macroeconomic shocks in systemic economies (China, the Euro Area, and the United States) to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as well as outward spillovers from a GD...

3. Inequality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

3. Inequality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513597331

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; commodity exporters; oil-exporting countries; competitiveness; trade integration; income inequality; gender inequality

Sub-Saharan Africa has among the highest levels of inequality—both income and gender—in the world, even after accounting for the lower levels of per capita income in the region. With growing international ev...

Inequality and Unsustainable Growth: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Inequality and Unsustainable Growth: Two Sides of the Same Coin? »

Source: Inequality and Unsustainable Growth: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Volume/Issue: 2011/8

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: International Organizations Research Journal

Publication Date: 08 April 2011

Language: Russian

ISBN: 9781616355302

Keywords: Income distribution, Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic growth, Emerging markets, Poverty reduction, sustainable growth, per capita income, external debt, external shocks

This note raises the IMF's profile on a number of issues related to inequality, unemployment, governance, etc. It builds on earlier empirical work that examined correlations between growth downbreaks/duration of gr...

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1960

International Monetary Fund Annual Report 1960 »

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1960

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616351724.011

ISBN: 9781616351724

Keywords: gold, balance of payments, exporters, export prices, money supply

This paper reviews key findings of the IMF's Annual Report for the fiscal year ended April 30, 1960. The report highlights that the year ended April 1960 showed a continued upswing in world industrial activity and...

Investment-Specific Productivity Growth - Chile in a Global Perspective

Investment-Specific Productivity Growth - Chile in a Global Perspective »

Source: Investment-Specific Productivity Growth - Chile in a Global Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2009/264

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabriel Di Bella , and Martin Cerisola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874099

Keywords: General Equilibrium Model, isp, commodity exporters, technologies, technological change, equilibrium model,

By the end of 2007, Chile's total factor productivity was lower than ten years earlier, a performance that contrasted sharply with the previous decade, when productivity grew by a cumulative 30 percent. This paper...

Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries »

Source: Managing Global Growth Risks and Commodity Price Shocks : Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries: Vulnerabilities and Policy Challenges for Low-Income Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2012

ISBN: 9781616353773

Keywords: Development, Economic growth, Commodity prices, External shocks, Economic recovery, Price increases, Low-income developing countries, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate

As part of its work to help low-income countries manage volatility, the IMF has developed an analytical framework for assessing vulnerabilities and emerging risks that arise from changes in the external environment...

1. MENAP Oil Exporters: Weathering the Global Storm

1. MENAP Oil Exporters: Weathering the Global Storm »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2009, Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2009

ISBN: 9781589068582

Keywords: oil exporters, exporters, oil importers, remittances, energy exporters

The MENAP oil exporters were directly affected by the global financial crisis through a sharp drop in oil prices, a contraction in the global economy, and a sudden drying up of capital inflows. Although acti...

2. MENAP Oil Importers: Adjusting to New Global Growth Patterns1

2. MENAP Oil Importers: Adjusting to New Global Growth Patterns1 »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2010

ISBN: 9781589069527

Keywords: oil exporters, exporters, oil importers, gas exporters, banking

At a Glance MENAP oil importers withstood the 2008–09 global financial crisis well, having effectively used their limited room for countercyclical macroeconomic polic...

Oil Shocks in a Global Perspective

Oil Shocks in a Global Perspective »

Source: Oil Shocks in a Global Perspective : Are they Really That Bad?

Volume/Issue: 2011/194

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tobias Rasmussen , and Agustin Roitman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462305254

Keywords: Oil importing economies, Oil shock episodes, Emerging and developing countries, Recycling of petrodollars, oil exporters, oil shock, oil importers, oil imports, International Economics: General, International Finance: General

Using a comprehensive global dataset, we outline stylized facts characterizing relationships between crude oil prices and macroeconomic developments across the world. Approaching the data from several angles, we fi...