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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Change Sort Order Publication date latest first Publication zikbabwe earliest first Headline alphabetical Author alphabetical. At the beginning of the 21st century when exchange rate controls were brought in, although the Zimbabwean dollar was pegged to dollatisation US dollar, a parallel market rate closer to the real rate prevailed.

Due to the severity of the crisis, Zimbabwe has no comparable statistical neighbour but it is clear that its growth is still lagging in comparison to other countries in the region.

Gradually businesses had lost lines of credit to recapitalise, and there was also limited access to foreign currency to procure required resources. In October about 10, Zimbabwean troops were deployed to the Congo by the Government.

Of course, since dollarization began a sizable number of Zimbabweans have emigrated, many of them of working age; that is to say, within the PEA. Due to the hyperinflation, savings were wiped out. We cannot successfully circumscribe the analysis only to indicators like inflation and economic growth. Issues of the Journal.

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

Dollarisatlon attacks state media over Gono blackout. According to the tests conducted, it was found that dollarization did introduce some macroeconomic stability in Zimbabwe although a few key macroeconomic variables showed a sustained improvement.

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.


Despite this Zimbabwe is viewed as a dollarised economy dolparisation that the Government dolkarisation 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. It remains to be seen how much longer the economy will remain dollarised, but it is safe to say that for the foreseeable future this will remain the status quo.

The retailers and companies of Zim went ahead with dollarization.

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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 eollarisation debts. 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.

Due to the shortage of cash, this method yielded the best exchange rate through interbank transfers. Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services. Commerce and services grow rapidly in Zimbabwe, encouraged by dollarization. Although some of its effects on macroeconomic variables have been successful, others have had a negative impact, for example, in the rate of unemployment.

Any of efffects words. The chief advantage to dollarization is that rampant inflation has been dramatically stabilized.

Dec 8, 4, Free daily email newsletter Register Now. This has, in turn, stabilized the overall economy, sustained the buying power of the Zimbabwean people, and allowed the nation as a whole to experience significant economic growth. The January i, unemployment was 90 percent of the economically active population PEA. Help us Corrections Found an error or omission? The last rate was the official pegged rate, which was unavailable to the public businesses and individuals.


However, months later, in March ofthe then acting Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa announced that the Zimbabwe dollar would be suspended indefinitely.


General contact details of provider: The government continues to heavily rely on borrowing to finance its expenditures. Menu Menu Search By. However, a further hindrance to growth is that with the continued threats of nationalising any foreign owned businesses, 10 investors are wary of doing business in Zimbabwe.

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. Nov 6, What Do we Really Know? But, as of that date a decreasing tendency is registered so that by 31 of December of the the rate was set at percentages lower. There is, however, a sign of hope in that interest rates have fallen lending to businesses having increased stability since the revised Budget of We see that dollarising was a necessary step to avoid what had turned into a disaster of catastrophic proportions from spiralling into what would have been, and in fact already was, unsustainable levels.

Long-term economic planning is easier to do under a stable currency, and the hope is that the dollar will attract foreign investors who were previously reluctant to invest in Zim due to its economic and monetary weaknesses. Home March 28 Opinion How dollarisation has contributed to the Zimbabwean economy.