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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department

An Uneven Recovery

Amid escalating trade tensions, tighter financial conditions, and volatile commodity markets, economic recovery in LAC has both moderated and become more uneven

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Source: Highways to Heaven : Infrastructure Determinants and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Cerra , Alfredo Cuevas , Carlos Góes , Izabela Karpowicz , Troy Matheson , Issouf Samaké , and Svetlana Vtyurina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475536744

Keywords: Latin America and the Caribbean, infrastructure, public investment, investment efficiency, public-private partnerships.

Inadequate infrastructure has been widely viewed as a principal barrier to growth and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of infrastructure in the region and...

Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean : Stocktaking and Policy Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2015/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabriel Di Bella , Lawrence Norton , Joseph Ntamatungiro , Sumiko Ogawa , Issouf Samaké , and Marika Santoro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2015

ISBN: 9781484365366

Keywords: Energy Subsidies, Latin America and the Caribbean, energy, electricity, prices, fuel, oil, General,

The oil price decline creates an opportunity to dismantle energy subsidies, which escalated with high oil prices. This paper assesses energy subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean-about 1.8 percent of GDP in...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department
			: An Uneven Recovery

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : An Uneven Recovery »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375365.086

ISBN: 9781484375365

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Western Hemisphere, economic outlook, economic growth, Latin America and the Caribbean, labor markets, trade, oil prices, structural reforms

Amid escalating trade tensions, tighter financial conditions, and volatile commodity markets, economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean has both moderated and become more uneven....

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department
			: An Uneven Recovery

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : An Uneven Recovery »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484376843.086

ISBN: 9781484376843

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, Latin America and the Caribbean, labor markets, trade, oil prices, structural reforms

Amid escalating trade tensions, tighter financial conditions, and volatile commodity markets, economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean has both moderated and become more uneven....

Launching Export Accelerations in Latin America and the World1

Launching Export Accelerations in Latin America and the World1 »

Source: Launching Export Accelerations in Latin America and the World

Volume/Issue: 2017/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Cerra , and Martha Tesfaye Woldemichael

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475585506

Keywords: Trade, Unemployment, export accelerations, growth, inequality, probit, synthetic control method, Latin America and the Caribbean; globalization, Latin America and the Caribbean, globalization

This paper investigates the determinants of sustained accelerations in goods and services exports. Strong predictors of export takeoffs include domestic and structural indicators such as lower macroeconomic uncerta...

Trade Integration in Latin America: A Network Perspective1

Trade Integration in Latin America: A Network Perspective1 »

Source: Trade Integration in Latin America: A Network Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2017/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Aliona Cebotari , Xiaodan Ding , and Andras Komaromi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303665

Keywords: Economic integration, Trade, integration, networks, Latin America and the Caribbean, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Trade Forecasting and Simulation, Globalization: Macroeconomic Impacts, Comparative Studies of Countries, Network Formation and Analysis: Theory

The paper applies a network analysis framework to analyze the regional and global integration of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. We compare network-based measures of trade integration to conventional...

Perspectivas para América Latina y el Caribe: Una recuperación despareja

Perspectivas para América Latina y el Caribe: Una recuperación despareja »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : An Uneven Recovery

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781484376843

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Regional Economic Outlook, economic outlook, economic growth, Latin America and the Caribbean, labor markets, trade, oil prices, structural reforms

En medio de un agravamiento de las tensiones comerciales, condiciones financieras más restrictivas y volatilidad en los mercados de materias primas, la recuperación en América Latina y el Caribe...

Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: An Uneven Recovery

Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: An Uneven Recovery »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : An Uneven Recovery

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484375365

Keywords: Regional Economic Outlook, Western Hemisphere, economic outlook, economic growth, Latin America and the Caribbean, labor markets, trade, oil prices, structural reforms

Amid escalating trade tensions, tighter financial conditions, and volatile commodity markets, economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has both moderated and become more uneven...

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean : Engines of Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilizers?

Volume/Issue: 2017/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Svetlana Cerovic , Misael Galdamez , Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov , Franz Loyola , Zsoka Koczan , Bogdan Lissovolik , Jan Martijn , Yulia Ustyugova , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303641

Keywords: Dominica, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Belize, El Salvador

Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC), particularly those in Central America and the Caribbean. This paper examines recent trends in outward migr...

Highways to Heaven
			: Infrastructure Determinants and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

Highways to Heaven : Infrastructure Determinants and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2016/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Cerra , Alfredo Cuevas , Carlos Góes , Izabela Karpowicz , Troy Matheson , Issouf Samaké , and Svetlana Vtyurina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475536744.001

ISBN: 9781475536744

Keywords: Latin America and the Caribbean, infrastructure, public investment, investment efficiency, public-private partnerships.

Inadequate infrastructure has been widely viewed as a principal barrier to growth and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of infrastructure in the region and...