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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.

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.

Dominican Republic
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation- Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic : 2017 Article IV Consultation- Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Dominican Republic »

Volume/Issue: 2017/254

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484315651.002

ISBN: 9781484315651

The Dominican economy continues to grow rapidly, buoyed by low energy prices, strengthening labor markets, dynamic investment, and the recovery in the U.S. Lower oil prices have balanced the effects of strong domes...

Dominican Republic: 2017 Article IV Consultation- Press Release

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Dominican Republic: 2017 Article IV Consultation- Press Release »

Source: Dominican Republic : 2017 Article IV Consultation- Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Dominican Republic

Volume/Issue: 2017/254

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484315651

The Dominican economy continues to grow rapidly, buoyed by low energy prices, strengthening labor markets, dynamic investment, and the recovery in the U.S. Lower oil prices have balanced the effects of strong domes...

Stabilizing the System of Mortgage Finance in the United States

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Source: Stabilizing the System of Mortgage Finance in the United States

Volume/Issue: 2017/186

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Koss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484312544

Keywords: Housing, Western Hemisphere, United States, Capital Markets, Housing Demand, Housing Supply and Markets, Government Policy and Regulation

It has been over a decade since the peak of house prices in the US was attained, and while there has been a concerted regulatory response to the subsequent collapse, the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs)...

Stabilizing the System of Mortgage Finance in the United States

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Stabilizing the System of Mortgage Finance in the United States »

Volume/Issue: 2017/186

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Koss

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484312544.001

ISBN: 9781484312544

Keywords: Housing, Western Hemisphere, United States, Capital Markets, Housing Demand, Housing Supply and Markets, Government Policy and Regulation

It has been over a decade since the peak of house prices in the US was attained, and while there has been a concerted regulatory response to the subsequent collapse, the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs)...

When Gambling for Resurrection is Too Risky

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Source: When Gambling for Resurrection is Too Risky

Volume/Issue: 2017/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Divya Kirti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484312667

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Banking, United States, Life insurance, risk shifting, franchise value, financial frictions, Government Policy and Regulation

Rather than taking on more risk, US insurers hit hard by the crisis pulled back from risk taking, relative to insurers not hit as hard by the crisis. Capital requirements alone do not explain this risk reduction: i...

When Gambling for Resurrection is Too Risky

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When Gambling for Resurrection is Too Risky »

Volume/Issue: 2017/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Divya Kirti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484312667.001

ISBN: 9781484312667

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Banking, United States, Life insurance, risk shifting, franchise value, financial frictions, Government Policy and Regulation

Rather than taking on more risk, US insurers hit hard by the crisis pulled back from risk taking, relative to insurers not hit as hard by the crisis. Capital requirements alone do not explain this risk reduction: i...

Mining Spillovers in Chile

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Mining Spillovers in Chile »

Source: Mining Spillovers in Chile

Volume/Issue: 2017/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esther Perez Ruiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484312698

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Chile, Sectoral production, Output spillovers, General, Analysis of Growth, Development, and Changes, Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity

Chile's small open economy with significant mismatch between the production and consumption baskets may be represented by three stylized sectors, a commodity sector, a non-commodity tradable sector, and a non-trada...

Leaning Against Windy Bank Lending*

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Leaning Against Windy Bank Lending* »

Source: Leaning Against Windy Bank Lending

Volume/Issue: 2017/179

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Melina , and Stefania Villa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484312674

Keywords: United States, Western Hemisphere, lending relationships, credit growth, leaning against the wind, Bayesian estimation, optimal monetary policy, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments

Using an estimated dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model with banking, this paper first provides evidence that monetary policy reacted to bank loan growth in the US during the Great Moderation. It then shows...

The Financing of Ideas and the Great Deviation

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The Financing of Ideas and the Great Deviation »

Volume/Issue: 2017/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daniel Garcia-Macia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484311134.001

ISBN: 9781484311134

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Financial crises, Financial crises, Intangible capital, United States, heterogeneous firms, endogenous default

Why did the Great Recession lead to such a slow recovery? I build a model where heterogeneous firms invest in physical and intangible capital, and can default on their debt. In case of default, intangible assets ar...

Mining Spillovers in Chile

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Mining Spillovers in Chile »

Volume/Issue: 2017/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esther Perez Ruiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484312698.001

ISBN: 9781484312698

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Chile, Sectoral production, Output spillovers, General, Analysis of Growth, Development, and Changes, Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity

Chile's small open economy with significant mismatch between the production and consumption baskets may be represented by three stylized sectors, a commodity sector, a non-commodity tradable sector, and a non-trada...