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Amadou N. R. Sy

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First Name:Amadou
Middle Name:N. R.
Last Name:Sy
RePEc Short-ID:psy16
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Twitter: @asyafrica


International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
RePEc:edi:imfffus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Hippolyte Balima & Amadou Sy, 2021. "IMF-Supported Programs and Sovereign Debt Crises," Post-Print hal-03557672, HAL.
  2. Rasmané Ouedraogo & Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2020. "Can Digitalization Help Deter Corruption in Africa?," IMF Working Papers 2020/068, International Monetary Fund.
  3. Cheikh A. Gueye & Asithandile Mbelu & Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2019. "Coping with Falling Oil Prices: The Different Fortunes of African Banks," IMF Working Papers 2019/129, International Monetary Fund.
  4. Mr. Amadou N Sy & Mr. Rodolfo Maino & Mr. Alexander Massara & Hector Perez-Saiz & Preya Sharma, 2019. "FinTech in Sub-Saharan African Countries: A Game Changer?," IMF Departmental Papers / Policy Papers 2019/004, International Monetary Fund.
  5. Hippolyte W. Balima & Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2019. "The Impact of Bailouts on the Probability of Sovereign Debt Crises: Evidence from IMF-Supported Programs," IMF Working Papers 2019/002, International Monetary Fund.
  6. Rabah Arezki & Amadou Sy, 2016. "Financing Africa’s Infrastructure Deficit:," OxCarre Working Papers 173, Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford.
  7. Bertrand Candelon & Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2015. "How Did Markets React to Stress Tests?," IMF Working Papers 2015/075, International Monetary Fund.
  8. Amadou SY, 2014. "Four Instruments to Strengthen Financial Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa," Working Papers P108, FERDI.
  9. Bertrand Candelon & Amadou N. R. Sy, 2014. "What Matters Most in the Design of Stress Tests? Evidence from U.S. and the Europe," Working Papers 2014-609, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  10. Miss Sonali Das & Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2012. "How Risky Are Banks' Risk Weighted Assets? Evidence From the Financial Crisis," IMF Working Papers 2012/036, International Monetary Fund.
  11. Rabah Arezki & Bertrand Candelon & Amadou Sy, 2011. "Sovereign Rating News and Financial Markets Spillovers: Evidence from the European Debt Crisis," CESifo Working Paper Series 3411, CESifo.
  12. Bertrand Candelon & Mr. Rabah Arezki & Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2011. "Are there Spillover Effects From Munis?," IMF Working Papers 2011/290, International Monetary Fund.
  13. Cheikh A. Gueye & Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2010. "Beyond Aid: How Much Should African Countries Pay to Borrow?," IMF Working Papers 2010/140, International Monetary Fund.
  14. Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2009. "The Systemic Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies and Rated Markets," IMF Working Papers 2009/129, International Monetary Fund.
  15. Mr. Christian B. Mulder & Mr. Amadou N Sy & Miss Yinqiu Lu & Mr. Udaibir S Das, 2009. "Setting Up a Sovereign Wealth Fund: Some Policy and Operational Considerations," IMF Working Papers 2009/179, International Monetary Fund.
  16. Mr. Amadou N Sy & Mr. Peter J Kunzel & Mr. Paul S. Mills & Andreas Jobst, 2008. "Islamic Bond Issuance: What Sovereign Debt Managers Need to Know," IMF Policy Discussion Papers 2008/003, International Monetary Fund.
  17. Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2007. "Local Currency Debt Markets in the West African Economic and Monetary Union," IMF Working Papers 2007/256, International Monetary Fund.
  18. Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2007. "Capital Account Convertibility and Risk Management in India," IMF Working Papers 2007/251, International Monetary Fund.
  19. Mr. Amadou N Sy & Mr. Jorge A Chan-Lau, 2006. "Distance-to-Default in Banking: A Bridge Too Far?," IMF Working Papers 2006/215, International Monetary Fund.
  20. Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2006. "Financial Integration in the West African Economic and Monetary Union," IMF Working Papers 2006/214, International Monetary Fund.
  21. Mr. Torbjorn I. Becker & Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2005. "Were Bid-Ask Spreads in the Foreign Exchange Market Excessive During the Asian Crisis?," IMF Working Papers 2005/034, International Monetary Fund.
  22. Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2005. "Managing the Interest Rate Risk of Indian Banks’ Government Securities Holdings," IMF Working Papers 2005/078, International Monetary Fund.
  23. Mr. Amadou N Sy & Ms. Li L Ong, 2004. "The Role of Mature Market Mutual Funds in Emerging Markets: Myth or Mayhem?," IMF Working Papers 2004/133, International Monetary Fund.
  24. Mr. Amadou N Sy & Mr. Andrea Pescatori, 2004. "Debt Crises and the Development of International Capital Markets," IMF Working Papers 2004/044, International Monetary Fund.
  25. Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2003. "Rating the Rating Agencies: Anticipating Currency Crises or Debt Crises?," IMF Working Papers 2003/122, International Monetary Fund.
  26. Mr. Amadou N Sy, 2001. "Emerging Market Bond Spreads and Sovereign Credit Ratings: Reconciling Market Views with Economic Fundamentals," IMF Working Papers 2001/165, International Monetary Fund.
  27. Mr. Amadou N Sy & Luis Rivera-Batiz, 2000. "Currency Boards, Credibility, and Macroeconomic Behavior," IMF Working Papers 2000/097, International Monetary Fund.
  28. Mr. Amadou N Sy, 1999. "Managerial Entrenchment and the Choice of Debt Financing," IMF Working Papers 1999/094, International Monetary Fund.


  1. Hippolyte Balima & Amadou Sy, 2021. "IMF-Supported Programs and Sovereign Debt Crises," IMF Economic Review, Palgrave Macmillan;International Monetary Fund, vol. 69(2), pages 427-465, June.
  2. Amadou N R Sy & Mariama Sow, 2019. "Does Good Governance Matter more for Energy Investment? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 28(6), pages 16-40.
  3. Amadou N R Sy & Witness Simbanegavi & Njuguna Ndung’u, 2019. "Africa’s Energy Renewal: The Twin Challenges of Energy Deficit and Climate Change," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 28(6), pages 4-15.
  4. Rabah Arezki & Amadou Sy, 2016. "Financing Africa's Infrastructure Deficit: From Development Banking to Long-term Investing," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 25(suppl_2), pages 59-73.
  5. Cheikh A. Gueye & Amadou N. R. Sy, 2015. "Beyond Aid: How Much Should African Countries Pay to Borrow?," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 24(3), pages 352-366.
  6. A. Sy., 2014. "Four instruments to strengthen financial integration in sub-Saharan Africa," Quarterly selection of articles - Bulletin de la Banque de France, Banque de France, issue 35, pages 75-95, autumn.
  7. Amadou N. R. Sy, 2014. "Afrique subsaharienne : tendances et évolutions au sein du marché des obligations souveraines internationales," Revue d'économie financière, Association d'économie financière, vol. 0(4), pages 151-164.
  8. Sy, A., 2014. "Quatre instruments de renforcement de l’intégration financière en Afrique subsaharienne," Bulletin de la Banque de France, Banque de France, issue 198, pages 141-156.
  9. Amadou N. R. Sy & Luis A. Rivera-Batiz, 2013. "Currency Boards, Credibility, and Macroeconomic Behavior," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 14(3), pages 1151-1197, December.
  10. Sy, Amadou N. R., 2011. "Regulating credit ratings agencies: where to now?," Journal of Financial Transformation, Capco Institute, vol. 31, pages 141-150.
  11. Amadou Sy, 2010. "Government Securities Markets in the West African Economic and Monetary Union: A Review," African Development Review, African Development Bank, vol. 22(2), pages 292-302.
  12. Amadou N.R. Sy, 2009. "The Systemic Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies and Rated Markets," World Economics, World Economics, 1 Ivory Square, Plantation Wharf, London, United Kingdom, SW11 3UE, vol. 10(4), pages 69-108, October.
  13. Andrea Pescatori & Amadou N R Sy, 2007. "Are Debt Crises Adequately Defined?," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 54(2), pages 306-337, June.
  14. Sy, Amadou N. R., 2007. "Financial Integration in the West African Monetary Union," Journal of Financial Transformation, Capco Institute, vol. 19, pages 91-103.
  15. Becker, Torbjorn & Sy, Amadou, 2006. "Were bid-ask spreads in the FX market excessive during the Asian crisis?," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 15(4-5), pages 434-449.
  16. Sy, Amadou N.R., 2004. "Rating the rating agencies: Anticipating currency crises or debt crises?," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(11), pages 2845-2867, November.
  17. Sy, Amadou N. R., 2002. "Emerging market bond spreads and sovereign credit ratings: reconciling market views with economic fundamentals," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 3(4), pages 380-408, December.
  18. Maria‐Angels Oliva & Luis A. Rivera‐Batiz & Amadou N. R. Sy, 2001. "Discipline, Signaling, and Currency Boards," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 9(4), pages 608-625, November.
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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 7 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-AFR: Africa (3) 2014-07-21 2014-08-20 2016-05-28
  2. NEP-CBA: Central Banking (2) 2000-10-23 2014-10-13
  3. NEP-BAN: Banking (1) 2014-10-13
  4. NEP-DEV: Development (1) 2021-02-15
  5. NEP-EEC: European Economics (1) 2014-10-13
  6. NEP-ICT: Information & Communication Technologies (1) 2021-02-15
  7. NEP-MAC: Macroeconomics (1) 2020-08-17
  8. NEP-PAY: Payment Systems & Financial Technology (1) 2021-02-15
  9. NEP-POL: Positive Political Economics (1) 2021-02-15
  10. NEP-PPM: Project, Program & Portfolio Management (1) 2016-05-28
  11. NEP-SOC: Social Norms & Social Capital (1) 2021-02-15
  12. NEP-TRE: Transport Economics (1) 2016-05-28


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