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Single Equation Models; Single Variables: Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series

Disentangling the exchange rate risk, sectoral export flows and financial development nexus

Heinrich Nel and Anmar Pretorius
This paper examines the differential responses of various emerging market export sectors to exchange rate risk. This paper finds origin in initial theoretical posits of Ethier (1973) and Clark (1973) which both contend that exchange rate risk has a negative impact on the export flows of...
Feb 2018
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Equilibrium Exchange Rates and Misalignments: The Case of Homogenous Emerging Market Economies

Christian K. Tipoy, Marthinus C. Breitenbach & Mulatu F. Zerihun
We compute the exchange rate misalignment for a set of emerging economies between 1980 and 2013 using the behavioural equilibrium exchange rate definition. The real equilibrium exchange rate is constructed using a parsimonious model and estimators that are robust to cross-sectional independence and...
Oct 2017
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Demand-side determinants of access to healthcare service: Empirical evidence from Africa

Wa Ntita Serge Kabongo and Josue Mbonigaba
This study identifies the key determinants of access to healthcare in Africa and estimates the short-run and long-run effects of these determinants. Panel data from 37 African countries, collected from the World Bank Development Indicators and World Health Organisation databases for the period 1995...
Oct 2016
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Financial development and income inequality in Africa: A panel heterogeneous approach

Anthanasius FomumTita and Meshach Jesse Aziakpono
Although the financial sector of Africa has witnessed massive reforms to enhance its ability to support economic activities, reduce poverty and lower income inequality, Africa remains the poorest region and the second most unequal region in the world after Latin America. Despite these established...
Jun 2016
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Estimating Income Mobility When Income is Measured with Error: The Case of South Africa

Rulof P. Burger, Stephan Klasen and Asmus Zoch
There are long-standing concerns that household income mobility is over-estimated due to measurement errors in reported incomes, especially in developing countries where collecting reliable survey data is often difficult. We propose a new approach that exploits the existence of three waves of panel...
May 2016
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Determinants of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Targeting Africa: 1991-2011

MK Wilson and DJM Vencatachellum
The fast output growth that a number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have achieved in the last decade has led to significant inflow of FDI into the continent. A number of studies have examined the trend of such FDI inflows generally but only a few have focused on these flows that are mainly...
Apr 2016
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Monetary Integration in SADC: Assessment of Policy Coordination and Real Effective Exchange Rate Stability

Mulatu F. Zerihun, Marthinus C. Breitenbach and Francis Kemegue
This paper evaluates the strength of policy coordination in Southern African Development Community (SADC) as well as real effective exchange rate stability as indicative of sensible monetary integration. The underlying hypothesis goes with the assertion that countries meeting OCA conditions face...
Nov 2014
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Climate change and economic growth in sub-Sahara Africa: A nonparametric evidence

Paul Alagidede and George Adu
Climate change has been classed as the greatest and urgent global issue facing humanity today, yet the empirics of the debate remain largely muted, more so with reference to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where the impact of warming global temperatures are forecasted to have the worst impact. This paper...
Sep 2014
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