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Working PaperInterdependencies between Monetary Policy and Foreign Exchange Intervention under Inflation Targeting: The Case of Brazil and the Czech Republic
The bulk of recent literature on foreign exchange interventions has overlooked the potential interdependencies that may exist between these operations and the conduct of monetary policy...Banks and banking, Central Foreign exchange Monetary policy
Working PaperGearing Macroeconomic Policies to Manage Large Inflows of ODA: The Implications for HIV/AIDS Programmes
This paper examines how macroeconomic policies can be managed to accommodate a large inflow of foreign aid to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic and still maintain macroeconomic stability...Banks and banking, Central Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy
Book ChapterCentral Banks as Agents of Economic Development
From the book: Institutional Change and Economic DevelopmentBanks and banking, Central Economic development Finance
Working PaperDevelopment of Financial Intermediation and the Dynamics of Rural-Urban Inequality: China, 1978-98
Using China as a test case, this paper empirically investigates how the development of financial intermediation affects rural-urban income disparity (RUID)...Banks and banking, Central Economic planning Equity
Working PaperCentral Banks as Agents of Economic Development
In the last two decades, there has been a global sea change in the theory and practice of central banking...Banks and banking, Central Economic development Finance
Policy BriefZone Franc: L’Expérience Africaine Peut-Elle Inspirer la Banque Centrale Européenne
Les 14 pays membres de la zone franc en Afrique de l'Ouest et en Afrique centrale constituent - avec plusieurs décennies d'avance sur l'Union monétaire européenne - la plus importante union monétaire de l'hémisphère austral...Banks and banking, Central Institutional economics Macroeconomics
Policy BriefWhat Can the European Central Bank Learn from Africa?
The 14-member Franc Zone in West and Central Africa represents the largest monetary union in the southern hemisphere, predating the European Monetary Union by decades...Banks and banking, Central Institutional economics Macroeconomics
Book ChapterMonetary Policy in the Franc Zone: Country-Level Credit Policy
From the book: Macroeconomic Policy in the Franc ZoneBanks and banking, Central Econometrics Inflation (Finance)
Book ChapterEstimating an Interest Rate Reaction Function for the BCEAO
From the book: Macroeconomic Policy in the Franc ZoneBanks and banking, Central Econometric models Inflation (Finance)
From the book: Macroeconomic Policy in the Franc ZoneBanks and banking, Central Fiscal policy Franc, CFA
Journal ArticleWhat Determines Monetary Policy in the Franc Zone?: Estimating a Reaction Function for the BCEAO
Part of Journal Special Issue The CFA Franc Zone 10 Years After DevaluationBanks and banking, Central Econometric models Inflation (Finance)
Working PaperMonetary Policy in the Franc Zone: Estimating Interest Rate Rules for the BCEAO
This paper examines to what extent the central bank for the West African Economic and Monetary Union (BCEAO) has used interest rate policy in response to domestic economic developments...Banks and banking, Central Econometric models Inflation (Finance)
Working PaperMonetary Policy in the CFA Zone: Country-level Credit Policy
This paper examines whether the BCEAO has made use of the various policy instruments at its disposal for steering credit in the individual CFA zone member countries to complement interest rate policy at the zone level...Banks and banking, Central Econometrics Inflation (Finance)
Working PaperThe Costs and Benefits Analysis of CFA Membership: The Choice of an Exchange Rate Regime for the CFA Countries Zone
The paper determines an analytical framework defining the choice of an optimal exchange rate regime for a typical CFA country...Banks and banking, Central Foreign exchange Monetary policy
BlogConflict and Financial Reconstruction
by Tony Addison The last ten years or so have seen 56 major armed conflicts in 44 different locations, most of them civil wars. Different types of conflict have different types of effect on the domestic financial system...Banks and banking, Central Conflict management Financial institutions
BookThe Impact of EMU on Europe and the Developing Countries
Much has been written about EMU, mostly concerning its desirability and whether it will ever come to exist. Now it is here, and likely to stay...Banks and banking, Central Foreign exchange International economic relations