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Monetary policy
Working Paper
The information content of the yield spread about future inflation in South Africa

The proposition that inflation expectations can be extracted as inflation predictions from the government bond yield curve has been tested, with partially positive results, using data from the United States and European countries...

Rational expectations (Economic theory) Inflation (Finance) Monetary policy
Working Paper
Identifying monetary policy rules in South Africa with inflation expectations and unemployment

This paper investigates whether a Taylor rule accurately describes the South African Reserve Bank’s reaction function in setting interest rates using quarterly data, covering the period since inflation targeting was formally adopted in 2000...

Employment Labour Monetary policy
Book Chapter
The provision of global liquidity: the global reserve system

Part of Journal Special Issue Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System

Financial institutions International International agencies
Blog
Will Norway’s model of Sovereign Wealth Fund work in Tanzania?: A reality check

Several countries in Africa – including Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda - have recently discovered large oil and gas or other mineral resources...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy Mineral industries
Working Paper
Evaluating monetary policy options for managing resource revenue shocks when fiscal policy is laissez-faire: Application to Nigeria

This study considers the implications of alternative monetary policy regimes to deal with a laissez-faire fiscal policy rule, where the government completely spends resource revenue windfall contemporaneously...

Monetary policy
Policy Brief
Four key areas to improve aid effectiveness Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Monetary policy
Blog
Development Finance: The Role for Aid in Africa

Aid’s future, its history, and its impact were the topics of a policy workshop held by UNU-WIDER in co-operation with the Embassy of Denmark in Dar es Salaam on 8 June ...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth Economic policy
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (June-August 2015)

And so we come to the summer Angle . We have just passed the longest day (midsummer) in Helsinki, with 19 or so hours of daylight...

Agriculture Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
Journal Special Issue
Aid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of Aid

This is an introduction to the UNU-WIDER special issue of World Development on aid policy and the macroeconomic management of aid...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Monetary policy
Journal Article
Aid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of Aid

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of Aid

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Monetary policy
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (April 2015)

So we have reached April. The year is starting to move fast...

Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (March 2015)

I’m writing this editorial from Dar es Salaam, while at the 20 th anniversary workshop for Tanzania’s REPOA , one of our research partners...

Capitalism Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy
Blog
From the Editor’s Desk (February 2015)

February found UNU-WIDER busy sending out Calls for Papers on topics ranging from social protection to clean energy to discrimination and affirmative action. You can find them here . There are more to come...

Agricultural industries Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working Paper
The Provision of Global Liquidity: The Global Reserve System

This paper analyses three major problems of the current international monetary system: the asymmetric-adjustment problem, dependence on the monetary policy of the main reserve-issuing country, and the large demand for self-insurance by developing cou...

Financial institutions, International International agencies International finance
Research Brief
Responding to Aid-Induced Dutch Disease

In the WIDER Working Paper 'Aid and the Fiscal and Monetary Responses to Dutch Disease' Alan Roe looks at the ways in which aid-induced, and mineral export-induced Dutch Disease (DD) are similar, and the ways in which they differ...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy Mineral industries
Working Paper
Aid and the Fiscal and Monetary Responses to Dutch Disease

This study assesses the fiscal and monetary management challenges that can be associated with large inflows of foreign aid...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy Mineral industries
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