- International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
- Published Date:
- October 2015
CountriesAntigua and Barbuda
HNDHong Kong SAR
ZAFSt. Kitts and Nevis
LCASt. Vincent and the Grenadines
CHETaiwan Province of China
THATrinidad and Tobago
|Financially Integrated Economies (LA6)||Other Commodity Exporters||CAPDR||Caribbean Tourism-Dependent||Caribbean Commodity Exporters||Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU)|
|Brazil||Argentina||Costa Rica||The Bahamas||Belize||Anguilla|
|Mexico||Paraguay||El Salvador||ECCU States||Trinidad and||Dominica|
|(The LA5 includes||Nicaragua||St. Kitts and Nevis|
|the same countries||Panama||St. Lucia|
|except Uruguay)||St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
|East Asia Pacific||EAP||Middle East and North Africa||MENA|
|Europe and Central Asia||ECA||South Asia||SAR|
|Latin America and the Caribbean||LAC||Sub-Saharan Africa||SSA|
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New Publications from the Western Hemisphere Department, April–September 2015
IMF Working Papers
Recent U.S. Labor Force Dynamics: Reversible or Not?
Ravi Balakrishnan, Mai Dao, Juan Sole, and Jeremy Zook
Investing in Emerging Markets: We Are Not in Kansas Anymore . . . Or Are We?
Nicolás Magud and Sebastián Sosa
Too Much of a Good Thing? Prudent Management of Inflows under Economic Citizenship Programs
Xin Xu, Ahmed El-Ashram, and Judith Gold
Determinants of Firm Profitability in Colombia’s Manufacturing Sector: Exchange Rate or Structural?
Saving in Latin America and the Caribbean: Performance and Policies
Francesco Grigoli, Alexander Herman, and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
U.S. Total Factor Productivity Slowdown: Evidence from the U.S. States
Roberto Cardarelli and Lusine Lusinyan
Gauging Housing Supply in Canada: A Stock Approach
Avoiding Dark Corners: A Robust Monetary Policy Framework for the United States
Ali Alichi, Kevin Clinton, Charles Freedman, Ondra Kamenik, Michel Juillard, Douglas Laxton, Jarkko Turunen, and Hou Wang
Lower for Longer: Neutral Rates in the United States
Andrea Pescatori and Jarkko Turunen
Systemic Risk: A New Trade-off for Monetary Policy?
Stefan Laseen, Andrea Pescatori, and Jarkko Turunen
The Macroeconomic Relevance of Credit Flows: An Exploration of U.S. Data
Alexander Herman, Deniz Igan, and Juan Sole
A New Methodology for Estimating the Output Gap in the United States
How Does Post-Crisis Bank Capital Adequacy Affect Firm Investment?
Yangfan Sun and Hui Tong
A Model for Monetary Policy Analysis in Uruguay
Rafael Portillo and Yulia Ustyugova
Institutions and Growth: a GMM/IV Panel VAR Approach
Collateral Damage: Dollar Strength and Emerging Markets’ Growth
Pablo Druck, Nicolas E. Magud, and Rodrigo Mariscal
Filling the Gap: Infrastructure Investment in Brazil
Mercedes Garcia-Escribano, Carlos Góes, and Izabela Karpowicz
Financial Inclusion: Zooming in on Latin America
Era Dabla-Norris, Yixi Deng, Anna Ivanova, Izabela Karpowicz, D. Filiz Unsal, Eva VanLeemput, and Joyce Wong
Selected Issues Papers
Filling the Gap: Infrastructure Investment in Brazil
Mercedes Garcia-Escribano, Carlos Goes, and Izabela Karpowicz
Macroeconomic Implications of Minimum Wage Increases in Brazil
Fabian Lipinsky and Carlos Goes
Fiscal Multipliers for Brazil
Joana Pereira and Troy Matheson
Normalization of Global Monetary Conditions: The Implications for Brazil
Assessment of Foreign Exchange Intervention
Heedon Kang and Christian Saborowski
Non-Financial Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities
Heedon Kang and Christian Saborowski
The End of the Commodity Supercycle and GDP Growth: The Case of Chile
Assessing the Potential Economic Impact of the Structural Reform Agenda in Chile
Colombia’s Experience with Inclusive Growth
Zulima Leal and Daniel Rodríguez-Delgado
The Role of Labor Frictions in Colombia’s Recent Economic Performance
Unemployment-Growth Trends in Colombia and Selected Emerging Markets
Youth Entrepreneurship Initiatives
Informal Finance and Financial Inclusion Policies
Izabela Karpowicz and Zulima Leal
Izabela Karpowicz and Mohamed Afzal Norat
Opportunities and Challenges for Growth
Anta Ndoye, Lawrence Norton, Daniela Cortez, and Gabriel Di Bella
Public Expenditure in Haiti: Balancing Human Capital and Infrastructure Formation
Monetary Policy and Financial Intermediation in Haiti
Lawrence Norton and Gabriel Di Bella
External Buffers and Competitiveness to Absorb Shocks and Support Growth
Haiti’s Public Sector: Explaining the ECF’s Fiscal Target
Joseph Ntamatungiro and Lawrence Norton
Financial Intermediation in Mexico (forthcoming) Alexander Herman and Alexander Klemm
Assessing Risks in the Panamanian Banking Sector: Stress Testing and Contagion Analysis
Diego Cerdeiro, Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov, and Torsten Wezel
Interest Rates in Panama: U.S. Pass-Through and Its Effects on Local Economic Activity
Diego Cerdeiro and Wei Shi
Panama: Investment and Growth
Fang Yang and Diego Cerdeiro
Panama: Energy and Growth
Investment Dynamics in Peru
Kevin Ross and Melesse Tashu
Forecasting Peruvian Growth Using a DSGE Model
Fabian Lipinsky and Svetlana Vtyurina
Drivers of Peru’s Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate: Is the Nuevo Sol a Commodity Currency?
Taxation in Peru: Taxing Times Ahead
Ricardo Fenochietto and Svetlana Vtyurina