Fiscal Discipline in WAEMU : Rules, Institutions, and Markets

Author/Editor:

Ermal Hitaj ; Yasin Kursat Onder

Publication Date:

October 23, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper gauges the scope for market discipline and the effectiveness of the regional surveillance framework in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The paper finds that the responsiveness of sovereign bond rates to governments’ fiscal behavior in the regional financial market remains limited. In addition, the paper examines the effectiveness of fiscal rules and institutions in an environment where financial markets fall short of exerting a significant disciplining effect on governments.

Series:

Working Paper No. 13/216

Subject(s):

English

Publication Date:

October 23, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484398685/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2013216

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

29

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