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Source: Western Hemisphere : A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

Volume/Issue: 2016/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lucía Pérez Fragoso , and Corina Rodríguez Enríquez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475520040

Keywords: Gender budgeting, fiscal policy and administration, Latin America, gender inequality

Gender budgeting is an approach to fiscal policy and administration that integrates considerations of women's equality and advancement into the budget. Latin American countries have undertaken diverse gender budget...

América Latina
			: Nuevos desafíos para el crecimiento y la estabilidad

América Latina : Nuevos desafíos para el crecimiento y la estabilidad »

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2015

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484318294.071

ISBN: 9781484318294

Keywords: Economic growth, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Latin America, Commodity trade, términos de intercambio, exportadores de materias primas, América Latina crecimiento, crecimiento económico, políticas macroprudenciales y estabilidad financiera, América Latina

En los últimos 15 años, los países de América Latina realizaron enormes avances en el fortalecimiento de sus economías y la mejora de las condiciones de vida. Si bien el producto cayó temporalmente durante la crisi...

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....

A License to Issue (Anywhere)

A License to Issue (Anywhere) »

Source: A License to Issue (Anywhere) : Patterns and Drivers of Corporate Bonds in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2017/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Svetlana Vtyurina , Adrian Robles , and Bennett Sutton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484305911

Keywords: Latin America, capital structure, firm-level, LA-6, corporate bond markets, Institutions and the Macroeconomy, General

This paper overviews patterns in bond issuance in local and external markets by firms in six large Latin American countries. Data suggest that despite rising issuance, local markets remain small and shallow in seve...

Highways to Heaven

Highways to Heaven »

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...

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...

World Economic Outlook, September 2011
			: Slowing Growth, Rising Risks

World Economic Outlook, September 2011 : Slowing Growth, Rising Risks »

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2011

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616351205.081

ISBN: 9781616351205

Keywords: Asia, Budget deficits, Capital inflows, Commodity prices, Consumer price indexes, Current account balances, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Energy prices, Fiscal sustainability

The September 2011 edition of the World Economic Outlook assesses the prospects for the global economy, which is now in a dangerous new phase. Global activity has weakened and become more uneven, confidence has fal...

Fiscal Policy in Latin America

Fiscal Policy in Latin America »

Source: Fiscal Policy in Latin America : Lessons and Legacies of the Global Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2015/6

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Oya Celasun , Francesco Grigoli , Keiko Honjo , Javier Kapsoli , Alexander Klemm , Bogdan Lissovolik , Jan Luksic , Marialuz Moreno Badia , Joana Pereira , Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro , Baoping Shang , and Yulia Ustyugova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498304412

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Latin America, fiscal institutions, debt, expenditure, financial crisis, Structure and Scope of Government, General, General, General,

Latin America's bold fiscal policy reaction to the global financial crisis was hailed as a sign that the region had finally overcome its procyclical fiscal past. However, most countries of the region have not yet r...