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The Mystery of Missing Real Spillovers in Southern Africa : Some Facts and Possible Explanations

Author/Editor: Olivier Basdevant, Andrew W Jonelis, Borislava Mircheva, Slavi T. Slavov.

Release Date: June, 2014

Price: $25.00

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the economies of South Africa and its neighbors (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe) are tightly integrated with each other. There are more...



South Africa: 2012 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report, Informational Annex, Debt Sustainability Analysis, Staff Statement, Public Information Notice

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

South Africa: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation.

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

A Financial Conditions Index for South Africa

Author/Editor: Nombulelo Gumata, Nir Klein, Eliphas Ndou.

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

The main purpose of this paper is to construct a financial conditions index (FCI) for South Africa. The analysis extracts the index by applying two alternative approaches (principal component more...



Estimating the Implicit Inflation Target of the South African Reserve Bank

Author/Editor: Nir Klein.

Release Date: July, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper applies a state-space approach to estimate the implicit inflation target of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) since the adoption of the Inflation Targeting (IT) framework. The paper's more...



Commodity Prices and Exchange Rate Volatility: Lessons from South Africa’s Capital Account Liberalization

Author/Editor: Rabah Arezki, Elena Dumitrescu, Andreas Freytag, Marc Quintyn.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

We examine the relationship between South African Rand and gold price volatility using monthly data for the period 1980-2010. Our main findings is that prior to capital account liberalization the more...



Real Wage, Labor Productivity, and Employment Trends in South Africa: A Closer Look

Author/Editor: Nir Klein.

Release Date: April, 2012

Price: $18.00

The paper looks at the dynamics of employment in South Africa and examines the factors that contributed to the job-shedding observed during the recent financial crisis. The paper finds that the rapid more...



South Africa: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa

Release Date: August, 2011

Price: $18.00

IMF Country Reports on Selected Emerging Economies 2006/07

Release Date: November, 2007

Price: $25.00

This exclusive CD from the IMF reports on performance and perspectives for thirty-one selected countries visited in 2006/07 under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement. Each report includes more...



South Africa : 2007 Article IV Consultation -Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for South Africa

Release Date: August, 2007

Price: $18.00

This 2007 Article IV Consultation highlights that real GDP in South Africa grew by 5 percent in 2006 and continued to grow vigorously in early 2007. Growth was driven by strong domestic demand, with more...



South Africa : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: December, 2004

Price: $15.00

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic growth in South Africa slowed in 2003 to 1.9 percent, from 3.6 percent in 2002, despite strong domestic demand. Fuelled by low interest more...



South Africa : Selected Issues

Release Date: December, 2004

Price: $15.00

This Selected Issues paper reviews the status and potential impacts of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. It draws on demographic projections and economic studies, and summarizes the official policy response more...



South Africa : Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: July, 2004

Price: $15.00

This 2003 Article IV Consultation highlights that the South African economy performed well in 2002, notwithstanding difficult global economic conditions. Supported by sound macroeconomic management more...



South Africa : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Release Date: January, 2003

Price: $15.00

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that in 2001, the South African economy felt the impact of a slowdown in global economic activity, which interrupted the modest upturn that started late more...



South Africa : Selected Issues

Release Date: January, 2003

Price: $15.00

This Selected Issues paper estimates an equilibrium path for South Africa’s real effective exchange rate. The paper briefly describes the dynamics of the real exchange rate and its determinants. It more...



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