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South Africa economic update : focus on export competitiveness (English)

In its National Development Plan 2030 and its New Growth Path (2011), South Africa identifies the export sector as an engine for faster, more inclusive, and job-intensive growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 84369 JAN 01, 2014

Purfield, Catriona Mary; Farole, Thomas; Im, Fernando Disclosed

Middle-income traps : a conceptual and empirical survey (English)

In recent years, the term "middle-income trap" has entered common parlance in the development policy community. The term itself often has not been precisely defined in the incipient literature. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6594 SEP 01, 2013

Im, Fernando Gabriel; Rosenblatt, David Disclosed

South Africa economic update : focus on inequality of opportunity (English)

Section one provides an economic update and assesses the challenges and near-term prospects facing the South African economy. In particular, it looks at the implications for South Africa of the resurgence of uncertainty in global financial markets, the surge in capital flows to safe-haven assets, the continuing Euro zone crisis, and signs of slowdown in some of the large emerging market economies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 71553 JAN 01, 2012

Im, Fernando; Mahajan, Sandeep; Dennis, Allen; Tiwari, Sailesh; Suarez, Alejandro Hoyos; Mitra, Shabana; Ngwenya, Phindile; Narayan, Ambar Disclosed

South Africa economic update : focus on green growth (English)

The global financial roller coaster, with the Euro zone as its lead car, has hit economic prospects across the globe. The South African economy, with its close links to the world economy, has suffered, too, resulting in weakened growth prospects, lower fiscal revenues, lower and more volatile valuation of the rand, and dampened external financing. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 70859 NOV 01, 2011

Im, Fernando; Mahajan, Sandeep; Denis, Allen; Gillson, Ian; Lange, Glenn-Marie; Leiman, Anthony; Losse-Mueller, Thomas; Ngwenya, Phindile; Hussain, Sarwat; Brahmbhatt, Milan; Toman, Michael Disclosed

United States - China external imbalance and the global financial crisis (English)

This paper advances an alternative explanation of the large external imbalance between the United States (U.S.) and China, and its linkages to the current global financial crisis. ... See More +

Journal Article 82061 JUN 23, 2010

Lin, Justin Yifu; Dinh, Hinh T.; Im, Fernando Disclosed