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External shocks and adjustment policies in twelve less developed countries

Bela Balassa

External shocks and adjustment policies in twelve less developed countries

1974-76 and 1979-81

by Bela Balassa

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Published by World Bank in [s.l.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

DRD 80.

StatementBela Balassa.
SeriesDiscussion paper / Development Research Department -- no.80
ContributionsWorld Bank. Development Research Department.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19656743M

  Naqvi, S. N. H., and K. Sarmad () External Shocks and Domestic Adjustment: Pakistan's Case Islamabad: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. Paper presented in an International Policy Workshop on International Capital Flows and Economic Adjustment in Developing Countries organised by the Institute Social Studies.   The latter was epitomized in the import substitution industrialization (ISI) strategy adopted in the mid-century. The question we ask ourselves is: how successful was ISI policy in promoting economic development in Latin America? By definition, ISI is an attempt by economically less-developed countries to break out of the world division of labor.   Africa’s growth failure happened because of a combination of external economic shocks and a less-than-perfect policy response, from both international donors and national economic : Morten Jerven.   The Woods Report also notes that trade protectionism in the U.S. and other developed countries costs less developed economies more than the total of all assistance currently sent to these countries.

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External shocks and adjustment policies in twelve less developed countries by Bela Balassa Download PDF EPUB FB2

"This well-written book reports on how economies respond to external shocks by analyzing the adjustment experience of both developed and developing countries to oil-price and other international changes during the '70s and early ' by: 3.

Abstract. Drawing in large part on the results of two earlier studies (Balassa et al, ; ), this paper will analyse adjustments to external shocks in 28 developing economies that cover a broad range in terms of the level of development, the character of external shocks, and the policies investigation does not, however, include the poorest countries of Africa Cited by: This section draws on the author’s ‘Adjustment to External Shocks in Developing Economies’, in B.

Csikós-Nagy, D. Hague and G. Hall (eds), Economics of Relative Prices (London: Macmillan, ), which is itself based on his ‘The Newly-Industrializing Developing Countries after the Oil Crisis’, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, CXVIII () –94, and ‘The Policy Cited by: External Shocks and Adjustment Policies in Twelve Less Developed Countries: and Managing International Development November/Decemberpp.

DRD Discu~sion Paper No. 80 This paper provides an analysis of exlern~~ shocks experienced by less developed countries and the adjustment policies followed~y countries in the.

Estimates have further been made for twelve less developed economies, covering the spectrum between newly-industrializing and least developed econo-mies, which experienced adverse external shocks after Four of them, Kenya, Mauritius, Thailand, and Tunisia, may be characterized as having.

adjustment policies. Using a dynamic general equilibrium framework, the paper examines the sensitivity of investment and growth to external shocks and adjustment policies. It highlights the intertemporal trade-offs of tariff reform, a policy often recommended in the s, emphasizing the need for complementary measures to.

Among less developed countries, Kenya, for the years ) for the period. Mauritius, Thailand and Tunisia may be classified as having applied outward-oriented develop-ment strategies while the remaining eight (b) External shocks countries followed an inward-oriented strategy.

analysis of the distributional effects of external shocks., previous studies Second of Kenya addressed external shocks and poverty separately. The studies on external shocks looked at the two major ks on the Kenyan economyshoc namely, the coffee boom and the oil crisis (Karingi and Siriwardana, and Alemayehu et al, ).Author: Christopher Hugh Onyango, Mary Burfisher.

Inflation Targeting and Exchange Rate Management in Less Developed Countries* Prepared by Marco Airaudo, Edward F. Buffie, and Luis-Felipe Zanna Authorized for distribution by Andrew Berg, Prakash Loungani, and Catherine Pattillo March Abstract We analyze coordination of monetary and exchange rate policy in a two-sector model of aFile Size: 2MB.

16 Adjustment Policies and Development Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa, BELA BALASSA Introduction In previous studies I h a v e investigated the adjustment policies that countries following different d e v e l o p m e n t strategies applied in res p o n s e to the external shocks of the period (Balassa, a, b, c).Cited by: External Shocks, Adjustment Policies, and Investment Illustrations from a Forward-looking OGE Model of the Philippines Delfin S.

Go The rapid increase in investment and external debt of middle-income countries like the Philippines during the s was perfectly "rational" behavior, given existing policies.

However. the euro area's vulnerability to external shocks will be low compared to the past vulnerability of the separate EU countries. It will be on a par with that of the United States; the relative unimportance of external trade will make possible a policy of "benign neglect" with regard to the euro's external value, similar to that practised External shocks and adjustment policies in twelve less developed countries book the.

Introduction. Ghana launched its Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) in Since then, the country has experienced strong improvements in its socio-economic standing and the heightening of its industrial capacity.

Consequently, the Bretton Woods Institutions including the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have lauded Ghana as the most.

This pamphlet is adapted from Chapter 1 of Silent Revolution: The International Monetary Fund,by the same author. That book is a full history of the evolution of the Fund during 11 years in which the institution truly came of age as a participant in. Economic Shock: An economic shock is an event that occurs outside of an economy, and produces a significant change within an economy.

In a study of 43 developing countries in the –78 period of external shocks, the author has shown that intercountry differences in the rate of economic growth are affected by differences in investment rates and by the rate of growth of the labor force, by the initial trade policy stance and by the adjustment policies applied, as well as by the level of economic development and the Cited by: external shocks were aggravated by ~nternal shocks in the form of ex~essively expansionary policies 1n the mid-seventies in Ar~entinaand Me1rico ar.d the April Revolution in Portugdl~ Among less developed countries, Kenya, MllurittUs', Thailand, and.

The role of the IMF in developing countries. agencies affect financial flows to emerging and less-developed countries. This paper extends past research. Consists of concessional financial flows from the developed world to economically less developed countries, and includes CONCESSIONAL LOANS, and GRANTS.

Foreign debt Refers to external debt, meaning the total amount of debt (private and public) incurred by borrowing from foreign creditors. external shocks and policy responses, which is the miss link between trade and economic growth. This paper focuses on the intermingled relationships among external shocks, domestic policy responses and economic developments for less developed countries (LDCs).

Empirical analyses. Purchase Economic Shocks and Structural Adjustments: Turkey afterVolume - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1. An evaluation of the implementation of national, medium term development planning in Africa. Agricultural growth, per capita GDP growth, and export growth were all less Author: Tony Killick.

Using the dating algorithm by Harding and Pagan () on a quarterly database for 23 emerging market economies (EMEs) and 12 developed countries over the period Q1 - Q2, the authors proceed to characterize and compare the business cycle features of these two by:   Second, financial crises in developing countries tend to worsen both the balance of payments and the fiscal balance.

Traditional adjustment policies tend to exacerbate the recessive trends in output and employment. This is just the opposite of what is required and what governments in developed countries are able to by:   Most countries are vulnerable to international / regional external shocks Global Financial Crisis (GFC) Euro Zone Economic Crisis Volatile Commodity Prices China Slowdown International Trade & Investment Deals Currency volatility and policy changes e.g.

devaluation Extreme weather events Geo-political uncertainty & terrorism 5. Terms of trade shocks have also been documented to have a significant impact on GDP within countries (see Ahmed ; Raddatz ), although their preeminence over domestic shocks is subject to debate.1 Going beyond the average impact of external shocks.

evidence on social policy responses is patchier and, in general, less positive. Institutional and governance dimensions of policy responses As in developed countries, the ability of develop - ing countries to respond rapidly and effectively to crisis shocks depends not only on the existence of a reasonable fiscal space and macro-economic sta.

The international monetary system and exchange rate policies in the developing countries (Английский) Типу документа: Рабочий документ департамента Номер отчета: DRD Дата подготовки документа: Автор: Balassa, Bela.

Shocks are events that are by and large unexpected and bring out changes in real economic growth, inflation and unemployment. All countries are exposed to some degree to external economic shocks.

There is evidence that lower and middle-income developing nations are more vulnerable partly because they have a less diversified economy with a narrow range of.

ECP Chapter STUDY. PLAY. Terms in this set () colonialism. or settlers. developing countries. Lower and middle income countries. empire. A single political authority that has under its sovereignty a large number of external regions or territories and different peoples.

UNCTAD´s Least Developed Countries Report provides a comprehensive and authoritative source of socio-economic analysis and data on the world´s most impoverished countries. The Report is intended for a broad readership of governments, policy makers, researchers and all those involved with LDCs´ development policies.

Each Report contains a statistical annex. the impact of external shocks. Motivated by the policy debate about external shocks and debt sustainability (see World Bank, ), we flrst look at the efiect of external shocks on government expenditure and the current account.

We flnd that, in response to shocks, government expenditure tends to move in tandem with total GDP. external shocks such as sudden stops of capital inflows and current account reversals.

Sosa and Cashin () in their study on Caribbean countries showed that external shocks are the main source of business cycle fluctuations in the region. The climate shocks, a natural disaster and oil price shocks have a wideFile Size: KB.

Adjustment to external shocks in developing economies: Economic policies in the Pacific area developing countries: Economic progress, private values, and public policy: essays in honor of William Fellner: The policy experience of twelve less developed countries.

The debate over the effectiveness of demand-side stabilizing policies has often centred over the relative effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies. Demand- and supply-side constraints are both relevant.

On the supply side, price flexibility may be the result of structural and/or institutional constraints that warrant a larger degree of price adjustment in the face of demand by: 8.

The debt of developing countries refers to the external debt incurred by governments of developing countries, generally in quantities beyond the governments' ability to repay."Unpayable debt" is external debt with interest that exceeds what the country's politicians think they can collect from taxpayers, based on the nation's gross domestic product, thus.

Debt Crisis of the s (See handout no.9; chapter 12) The s and the s. In the developing world, there were severe financial crises in both the s and 90s. But the nature of crises was quite different between the two decades. COVID pandemic 'severe demand shock' for Indian economy: D&B 10 Apr,AM IST Accordingly, Dun & Bradstreet has revised its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates for India downwards by percentage points for fiscal year to per cent and by per cent for fiscal year to 6 per cent.

Introduction. Questions about the role of trade and trade policy in development represent one major factor in generalizations about macroeconomic policy and the choice of development strategy in developing countries (Colclough,p. 18a). 1 In recent years, developments in trade theory and their implications for trade policy have led to changing views on the relative.

Introduction. As originally envisaged, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had three functions. It was an adjustment agency providing advice on balance of payments policy, a financing agency providing short-term liquidity to countries encountering balance of payments problems and finally an agent for managing the Bretton Woods international monetary system, which was based on Cited by: 2.

Structural adjustment policies were put in place, cutting spending and reducing government involvement in the nut industry and elsewhere.

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The manner in which the political system responds to external economic shocks in developing countries is a key determinant of the private investment response. We look at a simple model of political-economic equilibrium to make this intuition more precise.

and develop the idea of a "political transmission mechanism.". Their institutions and their social support systems are less developed than those of small open EU15 countries, and their households have less financial savings to smooth their consumption.

As the capacity of an economy to absorb shocks and manage structural changes depends greatly on the quality of its institutions and social support system.