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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...



Toward New Horizons: Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Author/Editor: Harald Finger, Daniela Gressani.

Release Date: April, 2014

Price: $25.00

<p>The changing political landscape in the Arab world has created opportunities for economic transformation by tackling long-standing economic issues. Nevertheless, three years after the onset more...



Managing Income Tax Compliance through Self-Assessment

Author/Editor: Andrew Okello.

Release Date: March, 2014

Price: $18.00

Modern tax administrations seek to optimize tax collections while minimizing administration costs and taxpayer compliance costs. Experience shows that voluntary compliance is best achieved through a more...



Natural Gas, Public Investment and Debt Sustainability in Mozambique

Author/Editor: Giovanni Melina, Yi Xiong.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

Mozambique has great potential in natural gas reserves and if liquefied/commercialized the sum of taxes andother fiscal revenue from natural gas will, at its peak, reach roughly one third of total more...



Africa’s Rising Exposure to China: How Large Are Spillovers Through Trade?

Author/Editor: Paulo Drummond, Estelle X Liu.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

The rapid growth in China’s domestic investment in recent decades has generated a large appetite for global goods, including from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This paper estimates the impact of more...



Money Targeting in a Modern Forecasting and Policy Analysis System: an Application to Kenya

Author/Editor: Michal Andrle, Andrew Berg, Enrico Berkes, Rafael A Portillo, Jan Vlcek, R Armando Morales.

Release Date: November, 2013

Price: $18.00

We extend the framework in Andrle and others (2013) to incorporate an explicit role for money targets and target misses in the analysis of monetary policy in low-income countries (LICs), with an more...



Drivers of Growth: Evidence from Sub-Saharan African Countries

Author/Editor: Manuk Ghazanchyan, Janet Gale Stotsky.

Release Date: November, 2013

Price: $18.00

This study examines the drivers of growth in Sub-Saharan African countries, using aggregate data, from the past decade. We correlate recent growth experience to key determinants of growth, including more...



Investing Volatile Oil Revenues in Capital-Scarce Economies: An Application to Angola

Author/Editor: Christine J Richmond, Irene Yackovlev, Shu-Chun S Yang.

Release Date: June, 2013

Price: $18.00

Natural resource revenues are an increasingly important financing source for public investment in many developing economies. Investing volatile resource revenues, however, may subject an economy to more...



Fiscal Sustainability, Public Investment, and Growth in Natural Resource-Rich, Low-Income Countries : The Case of Cameroon

Author/Editor: Issouf Samak, Priscilla S. Muthoora, Bruno Versailles.

Release Date: June, 2013

Price: $18.00

This paper assesses the implications of the use of oil revenue for public investment on growth and fiscal sustainability in Cameroon. We develop a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model to more...



The Welfare Implications of Services Liberalization in a Developing Country: Evidence from Tunisia

Author/Editor: Nizar Jouini, Nooman Rebei.

Release Date: May, 2013

Price: $18.00

We propose an integrated method based on a two-sector small open economy dynamic and stochastic general equilibrium model to estimate non-tariff barriers and quantify the impact of services more...



Forecasting and Monetary Policy Analysis in Low-Income Countries: Food and non-Food Inflation in Kenya

Author/Editor: Michal Andrle, Andrew Berg, R Armando Morales, Rafael Portillo, Jan Vlcek.

Release Date: March, 2013

Price: $18.00

We develop a semi-structural new-Keynesian open-economy model, with separate food and non-food inflation dynamics, for forecasting and monetary policy analysis in low-income countries and apply it to more...



The Quality of the Recent High-Growth Episode in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author/Editor: Marcelo Martinez, Montfort Mlachila.

Release Date: February, 2013

Price: $18.00

The paper explores the quality of the recent high-growth episode in sub-Saharan Africa by examining the following two questions: (i) what has been the nature and pattern of SSA growth over the past more...



The East African Community: Prospects for Sustained Growth

Author/Editor: Catherine McAuliffe, Sweta Chaman Saxena, Masafumi Yabara.

Release Date: November, 2012

Price: $18.00

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 more...



Customs Administration Reform and Modernization in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, 1995–2010

Author/Editor: Gilles Montagnat-Rentier, Gilles Parent.

Release Date: October, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper outlines reforms that have been achieved in the modernization of the customs administrations of francophone sub-Saharan (African) countries since the mid-1990s. It also highlights the more...



Seychelles: Fifth Review Under the Extended Arrangement, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review - Staff Report; Press Release on the completion of the Review.

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Tunisia: 2012 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Tunisia

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Taxation and Development - Again

Author/Editor: Michael Keen.

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Issues of taxation and development, which have long been a central concern of the IMF, have attracted wider and renewed interest in the last few years. This paper reflects on three broad lessons of more...



Determinants of Growth Spells: is Africa Different ?

Author/Editor: Charalambos G. Tsangarides.

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Do growth spells in Africa end because of bad realizations of the same factors that influence growth spells in the rest of the world, or because of different factors altogether? To answer this more...



Islamic Republic of Mauritania : Selected Issues Paper

Release Date: August, 2012

Price: $18.00

Despite a relatively high GDP growth rate over the past decade (2000–10), economic growth in Mauritania has not been able to make a significant dent in poverty. Rapid and sustained poverty 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

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