Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
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Working PaperGrowth Oriented Macroeconomic Policies for Small Islands Economies: Lessons from Singapore
Most small island economies or ‘microstates’ have distinctly different characteristics from larger developing economies. They are more open and vulnerable to external and environmental shocks, resulting in high output volatility...Economic development Economic surveys Fiscal policy
Book ChapterTransition from ODA to Private Capital Flows
From the book: Development Finance in the Global EconomyCapital Macroeconomics Monetary policy
BookInstitutional Change and Economic Development
The issue of institutional development has come to prominence during the last decade or so...Economic development History (Economics) Financial institutions
Policy BriefStranger than Fiction? Understanding Institutional Changes and Economic Development
The volume Institutional Change and Economic Development fills some important gaps in our understanding of the relationship between institutional changes and economic development...History (Economics) Financial institutions Institutional economics
Book ChapterInstitutional Change and Economic Development: An Introduction
From the book: Institutional Change and Economic DevelopmentEconomic development History (Economics) Financial institutions
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
Journal ArticleEl Tramo Corto de la Estructura a Plazo como Predictor de Expectativas de la Actividad Económica en Colombia
Part of Journal Special Issue Symposium on Spatial Inequality in Latin AmericaInflation (Finance) Interest rate Monetary policy
Journal ArticleThe Behavior of Interest Rate Differentials under Shifting Exchange Rate Regimes: The Experience of Chile, Colombia and Israel
Part of Journal Special Issue Symposium on Spatial Inequality in Latin AmericaForeign exchange Interest rate Monetary policy
Working PaperFinancial Sector Structure and Financial Crisis Burden: A Model Based on the Russian Default of 1998
We consider an overlapping generations model with two production factors and two types of agents in the presence of financial intermediation and its application to the Russian default of August 1998...Financial crisis Finance (Infrastructure (Economics)) Macroeconomics
Book ChapterThe Macroeconomic Repercussions of Agricultural Shocks and their Implications for Insurance
From the book: Insurance Against PovertyAgriculture Insurance Macroeconomics
Book ChapterHow Does Monetary Policy Affect the Poor?: Evidence from the West African Economic and Monetary Union
From the book: Macroeconomic Policy in the Franc ZoneEconomic integration Economic policy International economic relations
Book ChapterAnalysis of the Convergence Process in the UEMOA Zone
From the book: Macroeconomic Policy in the Franc ZoneEconomic integration International relations Monetary policy
Book ChapterThe Characteristics of Macroeconomic Shocks in the Franc Zone
From the book: Macroeconomic Policy in the Franc ZoneEconometrics Economic integration Econometric models (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)