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Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean

Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2005/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Jácome , and Francisco Vazquez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451860948

Keywords: structural reform, Latin America, central bank, central banks, monetary policy, monetary fund, Latin Amercia,

This paper reviews central bank legislation in 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 1990s. Using panel regressions, we find a negative relationship between legal central bank independence (CBI...

Are Africa’s Currency Unions Good for Trade?

Are Africa’s Currency Unions Good for Trade? »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 56, No. 4

Volume: 56

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 2009

ISBN: 9781589069107

Keywords: sovereign default, sovereign debt, external debt, sovereign defaults, current account

This paper empirically evaluates four types of costs that may result from an international sovereign default: reputational costs, international trade exclusion costs, costs to the domestic economy through the finan...

Bank Debit Taxes in Latin America

Bank Debit Taxes in Latin America »

Source: Bank Debit Taxes in Latin America : An Analysis of Recent Trends

Volume/Issue: 2001/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Isaias Coelho , Victoria Perry , and Liam Ebrill

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

ISBN: 9781451848908

Keywords: Financial transactions taxes, bank debit taxes, financial institutions, checks, credit, payments, stock exchange, Taxation and Subsidies: Other,

Six Latin American countries have levied taxes on withdrawals from bank accounts, which have been viewed as a convenient tax handle during a difficult fiscal period. The paper reviews the arguments for and against...

Banks, Government Bonds, and Default

Banks, Government Bonds, and Default »

Source: Banks, Government Bonds, and Default : What do the Data Say?

Volume/Issue: 2014/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicola Gennaioli , Alberto Martin , and Stefano Rossi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498391993

Keywords: Sovereign Default, Government Bonds, bonds, bond, public bonds, bond returns, sovereign bond, International Lending and Debt Problems, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

We analyze holdings of public bonds by over 20,000 banks in 191 countries, and the role of these bonds in 20 sovereign defaults over 1998-2012. Banks hold many public bonds (on average 9% of their assets), particul...

Can Emerging Market Central Banks Bail Out Banks? A+L4848 Cautionary Tale From Latin America

Can Emerging Market Central Banks Bail Out Banks? A+L4848 Cautionary Tale From Latin America »

Source: Can Emerging Market Central Banks Bail Out Banks? A+L4848 Cautionary Tale From Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2011/258

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis I. Jacome H. , Tahsin Saadi Sedik , and Simon Townsend

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

ISBN: 9781463923976

Keywords: banking, central bank, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy,

This paper investigates whether developing and emerging market countries can implement monetary policies similar to those used by advanced countries during the recent global crisis - injecting significant amounts o...

Central Bank Involvement in Banking Crises in Latin America

Central Bank Involvement in Banking Crises in Latin America »

Source: Central Bank Involvement in Banking Crises in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2008/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Jácome

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869941

Keywords: financial instability, banking, deposit insurance, bank money,

This paper reviews the nature of central bank involvement in 26 episodes of financial disturbance and crises in Latin America from the mid-1990s onwards. It finds that, except in a handful of cases, large amounts o...

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...

Cluster Report

Cluster Report »

Source: Cluster Report : Trade Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2017/66

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475586015

Keywords: Puerto Rico, Suriname, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica

This Cluster Report explores opportunities for trade integration in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. It finds that the region can reap significant growth benefits from further trade integration. With tra...

The Costs of Sovereign Default

The Costs of Sovereign Default »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 56, No. 4

Volume: 56

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 2009

ISBN: 9781589069107

Keywords: sovereign default, sovereign debt, external debt, sovereign defaults, current account

This paper empirically evaluates four types of costs that may result from an international sovereign default: reputational costs, international trade exclusion costs, costs to the domestic economy through the finan...

The Costs of Sovereign Default

The Costs of Sovereign Default »

Source: The Costs of Sovereign Default

Volume/Issue: 2008/238

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eduardo Borensztein , and Ugo Panizza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2008

ISBN: 9781451870961

Keywords: Country Risk, banking, banking crises, banking crisis, sovereign default,

This paper evaluates empirically four types of cost that may result from an international sovereign default: reputational costs, international trade exclusion costs, costs to the domestic economy through the financ...