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Sierra Leone [electronic resource] : Sierra Leone: Selected Issues.

Author:
International Monetary Fund. African Dept [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2016.
Description:
1 online resource (41 p.)
Series:
IMF Staff Country Reports [More in this series]
Summary note:
This Selected Issues paper aims to measure the impact of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic on economic growth in Sierra Leone. A novel empirical approach is used, which is based on a Difference in Differences setup, called the Synthetic Control Method. The model suggests that EVD had a severe impact on growth. In 2014, the first year EVD hit the country, the impact on real growth excluding iron ore is estimated to be more than 5 percentage points. It is suggested that in outer years, the severity of the impact will lessen, and growth will converge to its normal path by 2018.
Source of description:
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
  • 1498369820 :
Doi:
  • 10.5089/9781498369824.002
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