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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...

Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Transmission Channels and Impacts on Sub-Saharan African Economies

"In this paper, an overview is then provided of how sub-Saharan African countries are exposed to the crisis through both financial and real transmission channels, and critically assess the impacts on different economies with recent data. The first...

Indices of Effective Exchange Rates : a Comparative Study of Ethiopia, Kenya and the Sudan

"This paper looks at the adequacy and consistency of exchange rate indices for African countries. The indices are adequate for comparing exchange rate movements between industrialized countries and with comparable economic performances. When one ...

International Stock Market Linkages

"In this paper, the extent of linkages among three stock markets in Southern Africa, specifically Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa are investigated. The extent is considered to which these markets are related to emerging markets more generally ...

Institutional Reforms and the Management of Exchange Rate Policy In Nigeria

"The purpose of this study is to report, from an institutional perspective, Nigeria's experience of using the auction system in the allocation of foreign exchange, as a way of arriving at "a realistic exchange rate". In addition, the various modi...

Institutional, Traditional and Asset Pricing Characteristics of the Nigerian Stock Exchange

"The institutional, traditional and asset pricing characteristics of the Nigerian Stock Market were examined. The analysis of the institutional features of the market has revealed the existence of a substantial regulatory framework to protect inve...

Liberalization of the Foreign Exchange Market in Kenya and the Short-Term Capital Flows Problem

"The paper analyses the relationship between real exchange rate movements and real interest rate differential on the one hand, and the impact of short-term (speculative) private capital flows and domestic and external shocks on the real exchange r...

Macroeconomic and Distributional Consequences of Energy Supply Shocks in Nigeria

"Nigeria continues to experience sporadic domestic oil supply shortages. The shortages have resulted in huge economic and non-economic costs to the economy. This study investigates the causes of the shortages and provides quantitative estimates of...

Macroeconomic Constraints and Medium-term Growth in Kenya: a Three-Gap Analysis

"This paper has used a simple analytical framework to study whether it is the saving, fiscal or foreign exchange gap which is the binding constraint on capacity growth in Kenya and how these gaps have evolved since the early 1970s. The three-gap f...

Managing Commodity Booms in Sub-Saharan Africa

"The subject of managing commodity booms is timely because the current booms highlight the need to reconsider Africa’s management of commodity booms, which in the past has been inadequate. The danger is that SSA governments often repeat past mista...

Markets And Market Access For African Exports: Past, Present And Future Directions

"One of the principal themes of this paper is that the analysis of a country’s traditional and non-traditional exports and export markets must be done at a highly disaggregated level. This is true because—for most purposes—data on market access ba...

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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