Vimal Thakoor

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

700 19th Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20431

United States









Scholarly Papers (6)


Africa Rising: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend

IMF Working Paper No. 14/143
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Paulo Drummond, Vimal Thakoor and Shu Yu
International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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Demographic transition, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Population growth, Human capital, Labor force participation, Econometric models, Demographic Dividend, Economic Growth, Panel Estimates, working age population, gdp per capita, growth rate, demographic transitions, real gdp, demographic factors, population increases, gdp growth, demographic developments, world population, ageing, population change, per capita income level, total factor productivity, age structure, total population, per capita income, life expectancy, demographic changes, growth rates, population growth rates, malthusian view, demography, population growth rate, growth model, economic growth rate, demographics, demographic t


The Fiscal and Welfare Impacts of Reforming Fuel Subsidies in India

IMF Working Paper No. 13/128
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Jun 2013
International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Fiscal reforms, India, Energy sector, Oil, Subsidies, Welfare, Fuel pricing, subsidy reform, distributional impact, compensating transfers, income groups, cash transfers, input-output, cash transfer, direct impact, household consumption, social safety net, reform agenda, income decile, household expenditure, distributional impact, fiscal cost, poverty line, household survey, income distribution, implementation of reforms, national accounts, household survey data, living standards, analytical work, reform efforts, social impact analysis, statistical office, impact analysis, conditional cash transfer, fiscal policy, reform programs, household size, distributional impacts, reform package, refor


Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth: Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

IMF Working Paper No. 16/111
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Dec 2016
International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Policy Development and Review Department, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Poverty and inequality, Sub-Saharan Africa, Women's economic conditions, Income inequality, Gender, Low-income developing countries, Economic growth, Panel analysis, Regression analysis, Time series, Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa


Introducing a Semi-Structural Macroeconomic Model for Rwanda

IMF Working Paper No. 14/159
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Sep 2014
Luisa Charry, Pranav Gupta and Vimal Thakoor
International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Monetary transmission mechanism, Rwanda, Inflation targeting, Monetary policy, Economic models, Monetary Transmission Mechanisms, Low Income Countries, inflation, real interest rate, aggregate demand, monetary fund, inflation dynamics, monetary transmission, monetary conditions, inflationary pressures, inflation equation, inflation target, central bank, monetary policy rule, inflation rate, monetary aggregates, monetary policy transmission mechanism, reserve requirements, national bank, coefficient on inflation, nominal interest rate, rational expectations, monetary policy regime, inflation rates, monetary policy decisions, inflation objective, monetary policy implementation, foreign exchang


Pension Reforms in Mauritius: Fair and Fast — Balancing Social Protection and Fiscal Sustainability

IMF Working Paper No. 15/126
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Jul 2015
Mauricio Soto, Vimal Thakoor and Martin Petri
International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Asia and Pacific Department
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Pension reforms, Mauritius, Demographic transition, Aging, Population, Social safety nets, Fiscal sustainability, ageing, pensions, fiscal policy, retirement, defined benefit, retirement age, pension system, pension fund


A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

IMF Working Paper No. 19/1
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Feb 2019
International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Angola, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Corruption, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Gabon, Gambia, The, Ghana, Governance, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Institutions, Economic Growth, Institutions and Growth