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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Some analysts also agree that dollarization has created effecys atmosphere of stability for the public, soothed by their purchase capacity, that neutralizes the calls to mobilization that indigenous and labor leadership often make.

It cannot be argued that prima facie, dollarisation has brought about stability to an economy in which inflation levels had spiralled beyond sustainability. The monetary scheme succeeded in that the spending power of Zimbabweans is maintained and dolkarisation going towards the purchase of goods and services, many of which are imported.

Because the Government 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 zimabbwe the stocks already in circulation and in foreign currency accounts.

The January 31, unemployment was 90 percent of the economically active population PEA. The stability of the US dollar has allowed people to save which can only help the economy if these savings are loaned out to businesses to invest. In his first budget as Finance Lf inTendai Biti noted that the Zimbabwean dollar had become a currency that was zimgabwe longer accepted by the public due to the loss of the main functions of money through loss of confidence.

The violent nature of the removals of the mostly white farmers meant that tourist numbers reduced dramatically which served to fuel the increasing shortage of foreign currency as tourism was also a big foreign currency earner for the country.

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Importantly though, for this to work property rights would have had to be restored and the Government be seen to be committed to this to allow much needed foreign investors to participate in the recovery. In order to visualize the relation that dollarization has had on political policy, a small exercise of imagination is required.


The fact that the country has no meaningful lines of credit or reserves means that the RBZ is unable to act as lender of last resort and companies have difficulties refinancing. This does no favours for the economy as it normally means that profits made by these foreign businesses are not retained in Zimbabwe as deposits or through re-investment to improve products so they do not contribute to growing the economy.

If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form. To access earlier articles, click Advanced Search and set an earlier date range. 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.

Or real estate that commercialized houses in that currency. Gradually businesses had lost lines of credit to recapitalise, and there was also limited access to foreign currency to procure required resources. Zimbabwe experienced a very difficult economic phase characterised by hyperinflation, negative economic growth, unavailability of basic commodities and negative economic growth rates during the period See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.


Zimbabww high interest rates once again hinder growth, and reduce the economic agents who are able to access loans.

The strength of the dollar, however, proved to be a negative factor because it reduced competitiveness of local products in the international market. To subscribe email subscriptions creamermedia. The dollar has been a stability factor. At the moment, we continue with structural problems: You might also like More from author.

Objects found in new MH search zone. It is necessary to ask if the model of dollarization has contributed the growth, so that poverty is reduced effecys that less imbalances exist in the distribution of wealth.

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In fact, the decision to adopt that model was a political measurement. Solutions and the timeline.

Before dollarization, the burning of money had become the solution to the problems of budgetary deficits, to rescue or to improve banking positions or for other hardships. On Mar 28, 28, doloarisation. On one hand, inflation is under control, the economy is growing and it is easier to do business in the effectss. This contracted the supply side of the economy which further fuelled inflation. Zimbabwe is essentially operating a multiple currency system and recently the then Acting RBZ Governor, Dr Charity Dliwayo announced the adoption of more currencies in the economy.


Despite this Zimbabwe is viewed as a dollarised economy given that the Government conducts all its business using the United States US dollar and it is the currency that has become predominant among the other currencies used in the country. Deepening Democracy through Access to Information.

Needless to say, political stability will also ensure that any progress made towards de-dollarisation would not be lost.


The Register of Companies does not have data but it registers the eliminated or dissolved ones. This was against a backdrop of ever-dwindling revenue, inflation increasing at alarming levels year on year, zimbabwf savings which could have been used for recovery being wiped away. He refers to inflation and the stability of foreign exchange.

The effects discussed show that dollarisation is not a policy that should be used in isolation to spur much needed economic growth. Other Creamer Media Products include: This CAI paper analyses efcects in Zimbabwe.

For example, the Bata company which manufactures footwear, set margins of profit of 50 percent, because they feared to lose their investments due to constant devaluations.

RBZ rules out return of Zimbabwe Dollar. General contact details of provider: Jn Zimbabwean Government maintained that the troops were in the region to promote peace.

Commerce and services grow rapidly in Zimbabwe, encouraged by dollarization. Dr Ngwenya recommend increasing productivity and reducing costs of production so that industrial activity does not further decay. Dollarisation is typically preceded by high inflation, followed by hyperinflation.

To facilitate this, the Reserve Bank will be issuing instruments against amounts owed to banks as statutory reserves. At independence in the Zimbabwe dollar replaced the Rhodesian dollar at par at a rate which was higher than the American dollar.

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