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Africa's Pulse (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa's economic performance has remained sluggish, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of reforms to enhance domestic resilience. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 142439 OCT 01, 2019

Zeufack,Albert G.; Calderon,Cesar; Kambou,Gerard; Cantu Canales,Martha Catalina; Korman,Vijdan; Kubota,Megumi French Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (French)

Sub-Saharan Africa's economic performance has remained sluggish, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of reforms to enhance domestic resilience. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 142439 OCT 01, 2019

Zeufack,Albert G.; Calderon,Cesar; Kambou,Gerard; Cantu Canales,Martha Catalina; Korman,Vijdan; Kubota,Megumi English Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (French)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have decelerated from 2.5 percent in 2017 to 2.3 percent in 2018, below the rate of growth of the population for the fourth consecutive year, and 0.4 percentage point lower than projected in the October 2018 issue of Africa's Pulse. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135861 APR 01, 2019

Zeufack,Albert G.; Calderon,Cesar; Kambou,Gerard; Cantu Canales,Martha Catalina; Korman,Vijdan; Kubota,Megumi English Disclosed

Africa's Pulse (English)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have decelerated from 2.5 percent in 2017 to 2.3 percent in 2018, below the rate of growth of the population for the fourth consecutive year, and 0.4 percentage point lower than projected in the October 2018 issue of Africa's Pulse. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135861 APR 01, 2019

Zeufack,Albert G.; Calderon,Cesar; Kambou,Gerard; Cantu Canales,Martha Catalina; Korman,Vijdan; Kubota,Megumi French Disclosed

Drivers of Gross Capital Inflows : Which Factors Are More Important for Sub-Saharan Africa? (English)

This paper discusses recent trends and investigates the drivers of capital flows across regions in the world, with emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8777 MAR 12, 2019

Calderon,Cesar; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Kubota,Megumi Disclosed

Ride the wild surf : an investigation of the drivers of surges in capital inflows (English)

Over the past 15 years, gross inflows to industrial and developing countries have enjoyed a wild ride. After reaching record highs in the run-up to the global financial crisis, they collapsed dramatically in 2008-09. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6753 JAN 01, 2014

Calderon, Cesar; Kubota, Megumi Disclosed

Duration dependence and change-points in the likelihood of credit booms ending (English)

Whether the likelihood of a credit boom ending is dependent on its age or not, or whether the respective behavior is smooth or bumpy are important issues to which the economic literature has not given attention yet. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6475 JUN 01, 2013

Castroa, Vitor; Kubota, Megumi Disclosed

Estimating the half-life of theoretically founded real exchange rate misalignments (English)

This paper models empirically the short and long-term behavior of the real exchange rate misalignment -- a key variable in academic and policy circles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6411 APR 01, 2013

Kubota, Megumi Disclosed

Gross inflows gone wild : gross capital inflows, credit booms and crises (English)

The main goal of the paper is to examine whether surges in private capital inflows lead to credit booms. The authors built a quarterly database on gross capital inflows, credit to the private sector, and other macro-financial indicators for a sample of 71 countries from 1975q1 to 2010q4. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6270 NOV 01, 2012

Calderon, Cesar; Kubota, Megumi Disclosed

Assessing real exchange rate misalignments (English)

There is a renewed debate on the role of exchange rate policies as an industrial policy tool in both academic and policy circles. Policy practitioners usually examine real exchange rate misalignments to monitor the behavior of this key relative price and, if possible, exploit distortions in the traded and non-traded relative price to promote growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5925 DEC 01, 2011

Kubota, Megumi Disclosed

Sudden stops : are global and local investors alike ? (English)

The main goal of this paper is to characterize the determinants of sudden stops caused by domestic vis-a-vis foreign residents. Are the decisions of domestic investors to invest abroad or of foreign investors to cut off funds from the domestic economy governed by the same set of determinants? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5569 FEB 01, 2011

Calderon, Cesar; Kubota, Megumi Disclosed

Does financial openness lead to deeper domestic financial markets ? (English)

Advanced and emerging market economies have rapidly integrated into international capital markets and this growing globalization of financial markets has led to some important changes in the patterns of saving and investment across the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4973 JUN 01, 2009

Calderon, Cesar; Kubota, Megumi Disclosed

Does higher openness cause more real exchange rate volatility ? (English)

The "New Open Economy Macroeconomics" argues that: (a) non-monetary factors have gained importance in explaining exchange rate volatility, and (b) trade and financial openness may have a potential role of mitigating and/or amplifying real and nominal shocks to real exchange rates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4896 APR 01, 2009

Calderon, Cesar; Kubota, Megumi Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Africa's Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 142439 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Africa's Pulse (French)
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OCT 01, 2019 142439 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Africa's Pulse (French)
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APR 01, 2019 135861 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Africa's Pulse (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135861 Working Paper (Numbered Series) French
Drivers of Gross Capital Inflows : Which Factors Are More Important for Sub-Saharan Africa? (English)
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MAR 12, 2019 WPS8777 Policy Research Working Paper
Ride the wild surf : an investigation of the drivers of surges in capital inflows (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6753 Policy Research Working Paper
Duration dependence and change-points in the likelihood of credit booms ending (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2013 WPS6475 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the half-life of theoretically founded real exchange rate misalignments (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2013 WPS6411 Policy Research Working Paper
Gross inflows gone wild : gross capital inflows, credit booms and crises (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2012 WPS6270 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing real exchange rate misalignments (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5925 Policy Research Working Paper
Sudden stops : are global and local investors alike ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 WPS5569 Policy Research Working Paper
Does financial openness lead to deeper domestic financial markets ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 WPS4973 Policy Research Working Paper
Does higher openness cause more real exchange rate volatility ? (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2009 WPS4896 Policy Research Working Paper