Sierra Leone : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

January 13, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper describes the monetary transmission mechanism in Sierra Leone. The paper uses a vector autoregression model to explore the links between policy changes by The Bank of Sierra Leone and real variables, such as output and prices. The paper describes Sierra Leone’s economic environment and institutions, and also looks at the main channels of monetary policy transmission commonly identified in the literature. Empirical evidence is presented, along with findings and policy recommendations. The paper also describes developments in the external sector, and assesses competitiveness using survey-based indicators.

Series:

Country Report No. 09/12

Subject:

Frequency:

Monthly

English

Publication Date:

January 13, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451834659/1934-7685

Stock No:

1SLEEA2009002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

73

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