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The Effects of Exchange Rate Policy on Cameroon's Agricultural Competitiveness

"The paper analyses the effects of trade and exchange rate policies on Cameroon's agriculture. Theoretical models and formulas are developed for empirical analysis. The calculated relative prices and indexes estimates of the degree of over-valua...

Effects of Budget Deficits on the Current Account Balance in Nigeria: A Simulation Exercise

"This paper examines the effect of budget deficit on the current account balance in Nigeria, covering the period from 1973 to 1993. This is motivated by the fact that the magnitude of government has increased with amazing rapidity since the early ...

Effects of Inflation on Ivorian Fiscal Variables: An Econometric Investigation

"The purpose of this paper has been to develop, estimate and simulate a macro-econometric model for Cote d'Ivoire. The parameter estimates have been used to analyse the effects of alternative GDP policy measures on the country's economy.The key po...

Empirical Studies of Nigeria's Foreign Exchange Parallel Market II: Speculative Efficiency and Noisy Trading

"The paper is organized as follows: Section II reviews the development of the parallel forex market in Nigeria and Section III looks at the risk/return characteristics implicit in this simplest trading strategy of "buy and hold" an optimal portfo...

European Economic Integration and the Franc Zone : the Future of the CFA Franc after 1996: Part I : Historical Background and a New Evaluation of Monetary Co-operation in the CFA Countries

"The general objective of this study is to assess the impact of a unified monetary authority in Europe on the FZ and also to assess the possible options in relation to the current CFA monetary arrangements. The specific goal of this part is to giv...

European Economic Integration and the Franc Zone: The Future of the CFA Franc after 1999 Part II

"This research contemplates the likely scenarios that may be available to the CFA countries after 1999. Five different scenarios have been analysed. First is pegging the CFA to the euro by the two CFA zones or separately. The second option concer...

Exchange Rate Depreciation, Budget Deficit and Inflation - the Nigerian Experience

"This study examined the quantitative effects of exchange rate depreciation on inflation, government revenues and expenditures, and money supply in Nigeria. Our objective was achieved through the use of a macroeconometric model that captures the...

Exchange Rate Policy and Inflation: The Case of Uganda

"This paper examines the determinants of inflation in Uganda. High inflation, an economic virus of the Ugandan economy for most of the 1980s, has been recorded at annual rates of less than 10% since 1993/94. A competitive exchange rate has also be...

Exchange Rate Policy and Price Determination in Botswana

"The dominant influence of South African goods on the Botswana CPI basket leads to the expectation that South African prices have a significant role in determining prices in Botswana. This paper examines Botswana's price and inflation relationsh...

Exchange Rate Policy and the Parallel Market for Foreign Currency in Burundi

"This paper looks at the functioning of the parallel market and discusses macroeconomic policies in the country to shed light on the context within which the market evolved. Analysis of time series properties of the variables used in an empirical ...

Explaining African Economic Growth Performance: A Case Study of Malawi

"The background discussed in the paper is important for the reader to fully appreciate the difficult undemocratic conditions in which politicians, economic technocrats, other public servants and the rest of society lived for thirty years. And the ...

External Debt and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan African Countries: An Econometric Study

"Results obtained in this study confirm that an excessively high stock of external debt depresses investment and lowers the rate of economic growth. Thus, heavily indebted countries in sub-Saharan Africa need to articulate creative strategies fo...

FDI and Economic Growth: Evidence from Nigeria

"This study investigated the empirical relationship between non-extractive FDI and economic growth in Nigeria and examined the determinants of FDI into the Nigerian economy. Results suggest that the determinants of FDI in Nigeria are market size,...

Foreign Exchange Bureaus in the Economy of Ghana

"This paper looks at the structure of this market, including the major players, the level of activity and availability of currency on the market. The paper also looks at the efficiency of the market. The intention here is to ascertain whether info...

Financial Sector Liberalization and Productivity Change in Uganda's Commercial Banking Sector

"The study employed quarterly data over a 13-year period from 1993 to 2005 to study the evolution of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and its determinants among 11 banks in Uganda. Productivity was measured using the Malmquist index while the deter...

Fiscal Operations, Money Supply and Inflation in Tanzania

"Inflation in Tanzania has exacerbated the economic crisis. Government and policy makers have recognized the seriousness of the phenomenon in the economy. Though they have designed policies to curb it, amazingly, inflation is still uncontrollabl...

A Modelling of Ghana's Inflation Experience: 1960–2003

"The study sought to ascertain the key determinants of inflation in Ghana for the past 40 years. Stylized facts about Ghana’s inflation experience indicate that since the country’s exit from the West African Currency Board soon after independence,...

A Review of Recent Developments in the Second Economy in Tanzania

"This paper examines the nature and estimates the magnitude of the second economy in Tanzania to establish the extent to which official national accounts misstate actual or real production of goods and services. Section II sets up the conceptual f...

Africa and the Global Economic Crises : Impacts, Policy Responses and Political Economy

"African countries have already undertaken a number of effective measures to minimize the impacts of the crisis. Taking a longer-term perspective, African countries could turn the crisis into an opportunity to restore their economic potentials an...

Mitigating the Effects of the Credit Crunch through Trade: The Case of Uganda

"This paper analyzes how Uganda could exploit export market diversification as one of the possible responses to the potential impacts of the global financial crisis. It provides an overview of the possible impact of the crisis on the macroeconomic...

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