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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2009, Western Hemisphere
			: Crisis Averted: What's Next?

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2009, Western Hemisphere : Crisis Averted: What's Next? »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068605.086

ISBN: 9781589068605

Keywords: fiscal policy, fdi, public debt, external shocks, domestic demand

The impact of the global financial crisis and recession on the Latin America and Caribbean region was substantial, but the worst is over for most countries. The region avoided falling into a crisis of its own, perf...

Global Monitoring Report, 2010
			: The MDGs after the Crisis

Global Monitoring Report, 2010 : The MDGs after the Crisis »

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455215959.019

ISBN: 9781455215959

Keywords: hiv/aids, safety nets, maternal mortality, external shocks, infant mortality

What is the human cost of the global economic crisis? This year's Global Monitoring Report, The MDGs after the Crisis, examines the impact of the worst recession since the Great Depression on poverty and human deve...

Assessing Reserve Adequacy in Low-Income Countries

Assessing Reserve Adequacy in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Valerio Crispolti , Era Dabla-Norris , Jun Kim , Kazuko Shirono , and George Tsibouris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616354121.084

ISBN: 9781616354121

Keywords: External shocks, reserve holdings, consumption growth, terms of trade, current account

Low-income countries routinely experience exogenous disturbances—sharp swings in the terms of trade, export demand, natural disasters, and volatile financial flows—that contribute to higher volatility...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Western Hemisphere
			: Shifting Winds, New Policy Challenges

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Western Hemisphere : Shifting Winds, New Policy Challenges »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 November 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616351304.086

ISBN: 9781616351304

Keywords: terms of trade, commodity prices, inflation, terms of trade shocks, fiscal consolidation

Despite the recent deterioration in the global economic environment, projections for the region involve only a modest worsening of the outlook. The October 2011 Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere caution...

Perspectivas económicas, mayo de 2013
			: Las Américas: Tiempo de reforzar las defensas macroeconómicas

Perspectivas económicas, mayo de 2013 : Las Américas: Tiempo de reforzar las defensas macroeconómicas »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 May 2013

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391754.086

ISBN: 9781484391754

Keywords: tfp, current account, external shocks, commodity prices, public debt, IMF, simple average, foreign asset, GDP growth

A pesar de algunos riesgos mundiales, seguramente las condiciones externas seguirán siendo propicias para América Latina. Dado que se espera que en las economías avanzadas se mantenga una política monetaria laxa du...

Rapid Current Account Adjustments

Rapid Current Account Adjustments »

Source: Rapid Current Account Adjustments : Are Microstates Different?

Volume/Issue: 2008/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870916

Keywords: Terms of trade shocks, microstates, terms of trade, trade shocks, terms of trade shock, trade shock,

We describe unique aspects of microstates-they are less diversified, suffer from lumpiness of investment, they are geographically at the periphery and prone to natural disasters, and have less access to capital mar...

Terms of Trade Shocks and Economic Recovery

Terms of Trade Shocks and Economic Recovery »

Source: Terms of Trade Shocks and Economic Recovery

Volume/Issue: 2008/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , Eleonara Granziera , and Norbert Funke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451868982

Keywords: Growth, terms of trade shocks, trade shocks, trade shock, terms of trade shock,

This paper identifies factors that contribute to a fast recovery in growth after persistent negative terms of trade shocks, using a sample of 159 countries for 1970-2006. The results suggest that policies matter. F...

The Economic Impact of IMF-Supported Programs in Low-Income Countries

The Economic Impact of IMF-Supported Programs in Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Yasemin Bal-Gunduz , Christian Ebeke , Burcu Hacibedel , Linda Kaltani , Vera Kehayova , Chris Lane , Christian Mumssen , Nkunde Mwase , and Joseph Thornton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484394717.084

ISBN: 9781484394717

Keywords: Economic growth, Emergency financing mechanism, Extended Credit Facility, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Low-income developing countries, balance of payments, debt relief, current account, external shocks, current account balance

This paper aims to assess the economic impact of the IMF’s support through its facilities for low-income countries. It relies on two complementary econometric analyses: the first investigates the longer-term...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2013, Western Hemisphere
			: Time to Rebuild Policy Space

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2013, Western Hemisphere : Time to Rebuild Policy Space »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484347928.086

ISBN: 9781484347928

Keywords: Production, Financial crises, Financial statistics, Gross domestic product, Capital, Economies, Economic indicators, tfp, current account, external shocks

Despite some global risks, external conditions for Latin America should remain stimulative. With monetary policy in advanced economies expected to stay accommodative, external financing conditions will remain favor...

Perspectivas económicas regionales, abril de 2012
			: Las Américas

Perspectivas económicas regionales, abril de 2012 : Las Américas »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2012

Language: Spanish

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616353841.086

ISBN: 9781616353841

Keywords: precios de las materias primas, hipoteca, integración financiera, afluencia de capitales, deuda pública, crédito hipotecario, tipo de cambio, shocks mundiales, demanda interna, flujos de capitales

El crecimiento en buena parte de América Latina sigue siendo sólido, si bien se desaceleró en el segundo semestre de 2011 debido al efecto combinado de la adopción de políticas más restrictivas y las incertidumbres...