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Abstract. This paper examines the impact of dollarization on the performance of the Zimbabwean economy from to using an interrupted time-series. The study investigated the effects of dollarisation on economic growth in Zimbabwe from Q to Q The variables included are gross. Despite this Zimbabwe is viewed as a dollarised economy given that have occurred and the effect that would have had on the Government.

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If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form. Mugabe attacks state media over Gono blackout. Jobs are still scare and interest rates are izmbabwe high. This was against a backdrop of ever-dwindling revenue, inflation increasing at alarming levels year on year, and savings which could have been used for recovery being wiped away.

I tried calling the immigration department in Harare to give me statistics but unfortunately they kept referring me from office to another.

Growth is also threatened as businesses and the Government are unable to access credit. Forgot you username or password?

RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers. This restrictive policy, which is over and above what is prudent and beyond fiscal discipline — which is needed but never at such extreme levels — has meant the destruction of the productive apparatus of Zim. Sign up for our FREE daily email newsletter. There is, however, a sign of hope in that interest rates have fallen lending to businesses having increased stability since the revised Budget of An immediate and noticeable effect of dollarisation was price stability and reduced inflation.

The industries and the businesses also adopted this measurement as protection. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

You might also like More from author. Dollarisation is not the end for Zimbabwe, but rather a starting point that has brought about a certain level of stability which is needed to support the other changes that need to occur.


The dollar had seduced the owners of those businesses. Other Creamer Media Products include: RBZ rules out return of Zimbabwe Dollar. This paper examines the impact of dollarization on the performance of the Zimbabwean economy from to using an interrupted time-series analysis.

At independence in the Zimbabwe dollar replaced the Rhodesian dollar at par at a rate which was higher than the American dollar.

As of the beginning ofthrough the ministry of finance, the Reserve Bank has started to regain its function as the lender of last resort, although this has been limited due to limited access to foreign currency. When capable farmers were driven off their farms through the Fast Track Land Reform Programme FTLRP and replaced with farmers the majority of whom lacked expertise and equipment, revenue from these activities fell by a large percentage.

The constant complaint was that the prices of the inputs and capital assets increased daily and that the clients of the industries delayed the payment or let cancel their debts.

Investigating the Impact of Dollarisation on Economic Growth – A Case of Zimbabwe

The dollar has been a stability factor. At this time three exchange rates came into use: If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here.

These high interest rates once again hinder growth, and reduce the economic agents who are able to access loans. Dr Ngwenya recognizes that now the economy is concentrated in the services, while the contribution of national production is reduced. This could have been achieved by implementing austerity measures; reducing expenditure and using savings to kick start the failing economy. From the following year, when dollarization was dictated, the sales to the external markets, dollarisatioj had a recovery process.

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe at this time had negligible foreign reserves. The results do not say that we are headed that way. Because the Dollzrisation did not enter into a formal agreement with the US to officially use the US dollar as stated in the budget, the country had to start its implementation of dollarisation from the stocks already in circulation and in foreign currency accounts.


The control of inflation was key for these activities. Zimbabwe is essentially operating a multiple currency system and does not have an official agreement with the United States Federal Reserve to use its currency.

How dollarisation has contributed to the Zimbabwean economy – Nehanda Radio

Brace for Zimdollar return: Change Sort Order Publication date latest first Efffcts date earliest first Headline alphabetical Author alphabetical. At the start of the 21st century, following the two incidents described above, inflation was high in Zimbabwe; the Government was operating with a large deficit. This CAI paper analyses dollarisation in Zimbabwe.

Prev Post Objects found in new MH search zone. Some analysts also agree that dollarization has created an atmosphere of stability for the public, soothed by their purchase capacity, that neutralizes the calls to mobilization that indigenous and labor leadership often make.

Dollarisation in Zimbabwe: Cause and effect

Any reverse of this situation and reintroduction of the Zimbabwean dollar would require that confidence in the Reserve Bank to perform its functions be restored. Menu Menu Search By. Dollarization has been, then, an economic phenomenon that has had enormous political meaning. The speech noted that the increasing access to foreign currency required for dollarisation would mean exporting more than the country was importing. Other drawbacks to dollarization became apparent during its implementation: A system that has given transparency.

In Zim the dollarization process also has meant a certain change in the behavior of the political class regarding the topic of the budget.