Annual Forum Papers

  • Project SADRN
  • Year 2011
The objectives of financial sector reform in Uganda were interest liberalisation, reducing directed credit, improving prudential regulation, privatisating financial intermediaries, reducing reserve requirements, liberalisation of securities markets and pro-competition measures. Interest rate liberalisation focused on positive interest rates, with rates linked to the weighted average of an auction-based treasury bill, followed by full…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of Copenhagen; Human Sciences Research Council; Human Sciences Research Council
  • Author(s) Seedwell Hove; Albert Tounamama; Fulbert Tchanatchana
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 2B: Inflation Dynamics"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation World Bank
  • Author(s) Sergio Schmukler
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Closing Plenary "

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Tandem Global Partners
  • Author(s) Paulo Viera da Cunha
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Closing Plenary Session"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation International Labour Office
  • Author(s) Sher Verick
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8B the Global Financial Crisis - Micro Impacts"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of Pretoria
  • Author(s) Margaret Chitiga et al
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8b: The Global Financial Crisis - Micro Impacts"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Rhodes University
  • Author(s) Abel E Ezeoha
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 7B: Regional Issues"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Author(s) Imraan Valodia
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 6B: Taxation and Trade Quotas"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury
  • Author(s) Clive Coetzee
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 1B: The Financial Crisis: Global and Regional Impacts"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Member of Parliament
  • Author(s) Ben Turok
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 1A: Financial Development and Economic Growth"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of Pretoria
  • Author(s) Manoel Bittencourt
  • Countries and Regions Mercosur (Common Market of the South), South Africa
Session 1A: Financial Development and Economic Growth"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of the Witswatersrand; University of London; University of the Witwatersrand
  • Author(s) Samantha Ashman; Ben Fine; Susan Newman
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 1A: Financial Development and Economic Growth"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Vaal University of Technology; Purdue University Calumet
  • Author(s) Job Dubihlela; Pat Obi
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 1A: Financial Development and Economic Growth"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Michael Parusel; Nicola Viegi
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper employs the Bernanke-Gertler-Gilchrist "financial accelerator" model to study current economic conditions in South Africa. Given the turbulent financial market conditions we investigate the optimal monetary policy response as well as the potential role fiscal policy might play. As typical in the literature, we find that monetary policy should not deviate from…"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation Services Sector Development Thematic Working Group; TIPS, BIDPA and UoM
  • Author(s) Charles Augustine Abuka and Kenneth Alpha Egesa
This study reviews the reforms undertaken in the financial sector with respect to regulation and access widening polices. The developments at the macro and micro level of the banking system are also assessed. Empirical analysis of the effects of financial liberalisation on growth by augmenting an aggregate production function with different measures of…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation South African Reserve Bank
  • Author(s) Siobhan Redford
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether a relationship between export volumes and exchange rate volatility exists as suggested in the ASGISA document. It goes about this by first investigating the theoretical channels that predict the relationship between export volumes and exchange rate volatility. The theoretical prediction though, is ambiguous depending…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation University of Pretoria and Tilburg University
  • Author(s) E. Schaling
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In this paper we analyze the relationships between exchange rates, inflation and competitiveness. We show that over the 1994-2006 sample period real exchange rate depreciations did not improve the trade balance and therefore had no positive effect on growth. One reason is that SA exports are priced to market (PTM instead of PCP).…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation University of the Free State
  • Author(s) M. Marinkov;P. Burger
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Formal inflation targeting has been adopted as the monetary policy framework in South Africa since February 2000. Prior to that (since about 1990), the South African Reserve Bank has pursued implicit inflation targeting with no officially announced inflation target. Official inflation targeting frameworks are based on the premise that inflation targeting will deliver…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation University of Cape Town and Deloitte Consulting
  • Author(s) Chandana Kularatne; Roy Haveman
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
To better understand why some currencies are more volatile than others, this paper considers the cross-country determinants of exchange rate volatility for a set of middle-income countries. Overall, the paper finds that higher levels of reserves reduce volatility, and it is estimated that an appropriate level of reserves is approximately 4 1 2…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation South African Reserve Bank
  • Author(s) L. Rangasamy;J. Jakoet
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The key objective of this paper is to construct a commodity export price series for South Africa (incorporating a wider range of commodities than those considered in the empirical literature on South Africa to date) and to determine its influence on real exchange rate movements in South Africa. Existing models of the determinants…"
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