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Are Uniform Tariffs Optimal?

Are Uniform Tariffs Optimal? »

Source: Are Uniform Tariffs Optimal?

Volume/Issue: 2004/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mary Amiti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2004

ISBN: 9781451849370

Keywords: Agglomeration, downstream firms, trade liberalization, upstream firms, vertical ilinks, final goods, intermediate inputs, tariff rates, trade costs, uniform tariffs

This paper analyzes whether uniform tariffs give rise to the highest welfare compared with tariffs that either escalate or de-escalate along the value chain of production. We show that countries may be better off w...

Banca central en Am�rica Latina

Banca central en Am�rica Latina »

Source: Banca central en América Latina : El camino hacia adelante

Volume/Issue: 2016/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Carriere-Swallow , Luis I. Jacome H. , Nicolas Magud , and Alejandro Werner

Publisher: CEMLA/Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinamericano

Publication Date: 31 July 2018

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781484343241

Keywords: Argentina, Bolivia, Central bank autonomy, Central banks, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Financial stability, Intervention

Los bancos centrales de América Latina han avanzado considerablemente en la creación de un entorno de estabilidad de precios que propicie el crecimiento económico sostenible. Examinamos estos logros y analizamos lo...

Central Banking in Latin America

Central Banking in Latin America »

Source: Central Banking in Latin America : The Way Forward

Volume/Issue: 2016/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Carriere-Swallow , Luis I. Jacome H. , Nicolas Magud , and Alejandro Werner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475543353

Keywords: Central Banking, Monetary Policy, Macroprudential Policy, Latin America.

Latin America's central banks have made substantial progress towards delivering an environment of price stability that is supportive of sustainable economic growth. We review these achievements, and discuss remaini...

Dollarization and Maturity Structure of Public Securities

Dollarization and Maturity Structure of Public Securities »

Source: Dollarization and Maturity Structure of Public Securities : The Experience of Bolivia

Volume/Issue: 2008/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Esteban Vesperoni , and Walter Orellana R.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451870152

Keywords: debt profiles, maturity structure, currency composition, bonds, central bank, domestic currency, domestic debt, public debt,

The public debt profile has improved in Bolivia in recent years, with regard to both the maturity structure and the currency composition. This paper analyzes changes in the public debt profile in Bolivia since 2000...

Dollarization of Liabilities

Dollarization of Liabilities »

Source: Dollarization of Liabilities : Beyond the Usual Suspects

Volume/Issue: 2003/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , and Armando Méndez Morales

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842807

Keywords: panel data, exchange rate, foreign currency, banking, deposit insurance, bank intervention, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Lending and Debt Problems,

Dollarization of liabilities (DL) has emerged as a key factor in explaining the vulnerability of emerging markets to financial and currency crises. "Usual suspects" of causing DL comprise "fatalistic" determinants...

Domestic Petroleum Price Smoothing in Developing and Transition Countries

Domestic Petroleum Price Smoothing in Developing and Transition Countries »

Source: Domestic Petroleum Price Smoothing in Developing and Transition Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Bingham , James Daniel , and Giulio Federico

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451849738

Keywords: petroleum prices, petroleum products, spot price, petroleum pricing, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, Energy: Government Policy,

This paper examines the case for government-led smoothing of domestic petroleum prices in the face of volatile international prices. Governments in most developing and transition countries engage in petroleum price...

Economic Growth in Latin America

Economic Growth in Latin America »

Source: Economic Growth in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 1991/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jose De Gregorio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1991

ISBN: 9781451959758

Keywords: terms of trade, income distribution, per capita income, endogenous growth

This paper studies growth determinants in 12 Latin American countries during the period 1950-85. In a simple growth accounting framework, the share of labor in income is found to be lower in the sample group than i...

External Conditions and Debt Sustainability in Latin America*

External Conditions and Debt Sustainability in Latin America* »

Source: External Conditions and Debt Sustainability in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2013/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475588835

Keywords: debt dynamics, debt ratios, Time-Series Models, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Forecasting and Simulation, Deficit,

Highly favorable external conditions have helped Latin America strengthen its economic fundamentals over the last decade. But, has the region built enough buffers to guard itself from a weakening of the external en...

External Debt Histories of Ten Low-Income Developing Countries

External Debt Histories of Ten Low-Income Developing Countries »

Source: External Debt Histories of Ten Low-Income Developing Countries : Lessons from Their Experience

Volume/Issue: 1998/72

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kevin Ross , R. Brooks , Robert Powell , Ydahlia Metzgen Quemarez , Doris Ross , Mariano Cortes , Saqib Rizavi , Benoit Ketchekmen , and Francesca Fornasari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

ISBN: 9781451849318

Keywords: External Debt, HIPCs, Low-Income Countries, debt, creditors, debt burden, debt stock

The external debt burden of many low-income developing countries has increased significantly since the 1970s. Developments in a sample of ten countries show that the main factors behind the buildup of debt were (1)...

Four Decades of Terms-of-Trade Booms

Four Decades of Terms-of-Trade Booms »

Source: Four Decades of Terms-of-Trade Booms : Saving-Investment Patterns and a New Metric of Income Windfall

Volume/Issue: 2013/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gustavo Adler , and Nicolas Magud

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2013

ISBN: 9781484356241

Keywords: windfall, real income, aggregate saving, saving rate, trade shocks, trade shock, terms-of-trade shocks, domestic investment, Other, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We study the history of terms-of-trade booms (during 1970–2012), with a focus on Latin America, through the prisms of a simple metric that quantifies the associated income windfall. We also document saving p...