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Nigeria Economic Review Second Quarter Report 2016

An overview of the Nigerian economy is presented in this report by examining key macroeconomic indicators, external sector performance and key domestic sector performance in 2016Q2. The evidence presented shows that the internal and external sector …

The Mist of Central Bank Balance Sheets

The central banks of large and emerging market economies have recently gone through a period of extraordinary expansion of balance sheets. Currently, they are all now possibly facing a transition to less abnormal times. The fact that one group, howe…

Macroeconomic Policy Formation in Senegal : Challenges in Formation and Coordination

This paper presented a framework of economic policy formulation in Senegal from 1960 to 2012, with special emphasis on the years from 2000. Political, social and economic objectives of these policies are identified. Subsequently, the role of the st…

Union Monétaire et Coordination des Politiques économiques : Estimations dans les Pays de la Zone Franc / Monetary Union and Coordination of Economic Policies: Estimates in the Countries of the Franc Zone

While being located in a heterogeneous monetary union, this paper analyzed the effects of the coordination related to the type of mode of co-operation in the countries of zone CFA. The analysis was carried out using a N country model of coordination…

What Happened to World Trade?

Since the aftermath of the global financial crisis, 2015 can be regarded as one of the worst years for world trade, with figures exhibiting a decline of almost 14% in dollar value terms. In fact, world trade volumes have lagged behind GDP growth sin…

Un Modèle Macro économétrique du Sénégal / A Macro Econometric Model of Senegal

The aim of this research was to propose a macroeconomic model of Senegal that was to provide a theoretical framework for the Senegalese economy and to give the authorities more visibility on the effectiveness of different economic policies they woul…

Towards An Inflation Targeting Regime in Zambia

In this paper, the author seeks to discuss the conduct of monetary policy in an inflation targeting framework. The objective is to understand structural and institutional nuances in settings where this framework is successful in controlling inflatio…

Zimbabweans Still Dissatisfied with the Economy and Doubt Usefulness of Bond Notes

Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown remains an enormous challenge affecting citizens from all walks of life. The government’s 2009 introduction of various foreign currencies was welcomed by many Zimbabweans who, after years of hyperinflation, witnessed a…

Linkages and Interdependence in Moroccan Regions

Input-output tables provide a rich source of information about the structure of economies that is not available from other frameworks. In addition to providing key information for the analysis of linkages between activities (and regions), the tables…

L’intégration Financière Internationale: Théories, évidences, et leçons des Expériences Récentes / International Financial Integration: Theories, Evidence and Lessons from Recent Experiences

This article proposes, as a first step, a review of the analytical literature and recent empirical evidence of potential gains and costs associated with financial integration as well as economic policy issues created or exacerbated by this integrati…

The Determinants of Real Exchange Rate Volatility in Nigeria

The naira exchange rate depreciation and volatility is among the vast macroeconomic maladjustments which have unfolded in the Nigerian economy in the recent past. This paper therefore, investigates the determinants of real exchange rate volatility i…

Determinants of Price Dynamics in Ethiopia

In this study it is tried to uncover the determinants of recent inflationary pressures in Ethiopia. In particular, the study used both simple descriptive analysis as well as rigorous parametric analysis to trace the relationship between inflation an…

The Art of creating Money: An Appraisal of Zimbabwe’s Economy

Zimbabwe’s economy continues to struggle. The much-anticipated economic growth and stability in the ‘new dispensation’ remain elusive and ordinary citizens continue to bear the brunt of the economic plunge. This report analyses key economic challen…

Why has the Exchange Rate Policy Failed in Nigeria?

This policy brief examines the primary cause of the exchange rate policy failure in Nigeria by evaluating the motivating factor for exchange rate regime changes in the country and reviewing the role of politics and interest groups in the Nigerian ex…

From a Bleak Global Outlook to Speculative Strategies: Understanding the Downturn in Metal Prices

Prices of nearly all industrial and precious metals have been on a downward trend for several months. A tightening US monetary policy and the subsequent dollar appreciation partly explain this trajectory, but it is above all the mounting global macr…

De l’Assombrissement des Perspectives Mondiales aux Stratégies Spéculatives: comment Comprendre le Repli des cours des Métaux ? / From a Bleak Global Outlook to Speculative Strategies: Understanding the Downturn in Metal Prices

Prices of nearly all industrial and precious metals have been on a downward trend for several months. A tightening US monetary policy and the subsequent dollar appreciation partly explain this trajectory, but it is above all the mounting global macr…

The Role of a Flexible Foreign Exchange System in Macroeconomic Adjustment: The Case of Morocco

Morocco has moved towards a more flexible exchange rate system, by widening its currency fluctuation bands to +/- 2.5% around a central price. This transition will, in time, equip the Moroccan economy with a macroeconomic instrument acting as a shoc…

Rôle du Régime de change Flexible dans l’ajustement Macroéconomique: cas du Maroc / The Role of a Flexible Foreign Exchange System in Macroeconomic Adjustment: The Case of Morocco

Morocco has moved towards a more flexible exchange rate system, by widening its currency fluctuation bands to +/- 2.5% around a central price. This transition will, in time, equip the Moroccan economy with a macroeconomic instrument acting as a shoc…

Fiscal Decentralization and Macroeconomic Management in Ethiopia

"This paper attempts to evaluate the recent moves to decentralize fiscal powers to the regions to see to what extent they can affect the conditions for macroeconomic management in the country, given the ongoing economic reform programme that emphas…

The Macroeconomic Policy Environment and Public Enterprise Reform in Ethiopia

"Macroeconomic stabilization and structural adjustment measures have been taken since October 1992 involving an exchange route adjustment and new fiscal and monetary policies as major components. The new investment, labor and public enterprise laws …

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