Regional Impact of Cote D'Ivoire'S Sociopolitical Crisis : An Assessment

Author/Editor:

Dorothy Engmann ; Ousmane Dore ; Benoít Anne

Publication Date:

April 1, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper evaluates the impact of the sociopolitical crisis in Côte d'Ivoire on the economies of its neighbors. Using a nonsubjective weighted index of regional instability in cross-country time-series regressions, it shows that the increase in regional instability caused by domestic instability in Côte d'Ivoire had a negative effect on the growth performance of its most direct neighbors, but no significant effect on the subregion as a whole including the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The paper also examines the channels through which such spillover effects took place.

Series:

Working Paper No. 03/85

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451850772/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0852003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

36

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