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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department

Tale of Two Adjustments

With the global economy gaining some momentum, economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in 2016.

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department

Table of Two Adjustments

With the global economy gaining some momentum, economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in 2016.

Investment in Brazil: From Crisis to Recovery

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Investment in Brazil: From Crisis to Recovery »

Volume/Issue: 2018/6

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ivo Krznar , and Troy Matheson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484337417.001

ISBN: 9781484337417

Keywords: Investment, Recession

While Brazil's deep recession has been broad based, it has been marked by a particularly large fall in investment. Real investment fell by around 30 percent between the beginning of 2014 and the beginning of 2017....

Mexico
			: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes-FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

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Mexico : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes-FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) »

Volume/Issue: 2017/406

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335543.002

ISBN: 9781484335543

Mexico has a mature AML/CFT regime, with a correspondingly well-developed legal and institutional framework. There has been a significant improvement in some areas of the country's AML/CFT regime compared to that w...

Mexico
			: Detailed Assessment Report-Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

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Mexico : Detailed Assessment Report-Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism »

Volume/Issue: 2017/405

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335482.002

ISBN: 9781484335482

Keywords: Mexico, Western Hemisphere

This report provides a summary of the anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures in place in Mexico as at the date of the onsite visit (February 28 to March 16, 2017). It analyzes...

Structural Transformation and the Agricultural Wage Gap

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Structural Transformation and the Agricultural Wage Gap »

Volume/Issue: 2017/289

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Alvarez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335444.001

ISBN: 9781484335444

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Brazil, Agriculture, Human capital, Wage Gaps, Structural Transformation, Sorting, Productivity Gaps, Labor Force and Employment, Size

A key feature of developing economies is that wages in agriculture are significantly below those of other sectors. Using Brazilian household surveys and administrative panel data, I use information on workers who s...

Shadow Banking and Market Discipline on Traditional Banks

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Shadow Banking and Market Discipline on Traditional Banks »

Volume/Issue: 2017/285

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anil Ari , Matthieu Darracq-Paries , Christoffer Kok , and Dawid ?ochowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335376.001

ISBN: 9781484335376

Keywords: Financial crisis, United States, Western Hemisphere, Financial crises, Shadow banking, Central banks and their policies, Market discipline, Fire-sales, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Government Policy and Regulation

We present a model in which shadow banking arises endogenously and undermines market discipline on traditional banks. Depositors' ability to re-optimize in response to crises imposes market discipline on traditiona...

Bolivia
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Authorities of Bolivia

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Bolivia : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Authorities of Bolivia »

Volume/Issue: 2017/395

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484334683.002

ISBN: 9781484334683

Bolivia achieved impressive economic and social advances from 2004-14. Since the drop in commodity prices, the authorities have implemented countercyclical policies and an ambitious five-year investment plan (PDES)...

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
			: Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

St. Vincent and the Grenadines : Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/400

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484334980.002

ISBN: 9781484334980

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

With the international airport's entry in operations, the government has completed a key step of its strategy to spur still lackluster growth and tackle persistently high unemployment. The authorities' remaining ch...

Dominica
			: Selected Issues

Dominica : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/392

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484334287.002

ISBN: 9781484334287

Keywords: Dominica, Western Hemisphere

Selected Issues...

Dominica
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Dominica : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/391

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484334256.002

ISBN: 9781484334256

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Dominica

The recovery from tropical storm Erika (August 2015) has been slower than anticipated. Capacity constraints slowed public investment while private investment was subdued. The authorities made progress on fiscal con...

Firms and the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil

Firms and the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil »

Volume/Issue: 2017/278

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Alvarez , Felipe Benguria , Niklas Engbom , and Christian Moser

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484333037.001

ISBN: 9781484333037

Keywords: Brazil, Western Hemisphere, Earnings Inequality, Linked Employer-Employee Data, Firm and Worker Heterogeneity, Productivity, Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis

We document a large decrease in earnings inequality in Brazil between 1996 and 2012. Using administrative linked employer-employee data, we fit high-dimensional worker and firm fixed effects models to understand th...