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Inflation, Credibility, and the Role of the International Monetary Fund

Inflation, Credibility, and the Role of the International Monetary Fund »

Volume/Issue: 1998/12

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Curzio Giannini , and Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451969337.003

ISBN: 9781451969337

Keywords: Inflation, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Fund role, International Monetary Fund, credibility, price stability, central bank, exchange rate, current account

This paper argues that many developing countries may find it difficult to buttress disinflation programs purely through the adoption of traditional credibility-enhancing devices (such as monetary anchors and centra...

Jamaica
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance  Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica

Jamaica : 2016 Article IV Consultation, Eleventh and Twelfth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Jamaica »

Volume/Issue: 2016/181

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475517682.002

ISBN: 9781475517682

Keywords: debt, monetary fund, public debt, tax, exchange

This paper aims to discuss the economic reform program in Jamaica that focuses on reducing macroeconomic vulnerabilities, fostering growth, creating conditions for financial deepening and inclusion, reallocating pu...

Jamaica
			: First Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Jamaica : First Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Volume/Issue: 2013/304

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484345573.002

ISBN: 9781484345573

Keywords: exchange, market, debt, monetary fund, reserves

This paper discusses Jamaica's First Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria. All end-June quantitative conditions and all s...

Jamaica
			: Recent Economic Developments

Jamaica : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1996/97

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 September 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451820041.002

ISBN: 9781451820041

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, bank of jamaica, foreign exchange market, banking

This paper reviews economic developments in Jamaica since 1985. In the early 1990s, Jamaica carried out a number of important structural reforms that had a favorable effect on the public finances, resulting in over...

Jamaica
			: Request for an Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility

Jamaica : Request for an Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility »

Volume/Issue: 2013/126

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484320006.002

ISBN: 9781484320006

Keywords: public debt, debt exchange, external debt, debt sustainability, current account

During the past three decades, Jamaica has shown low economic growth and high public debt, and has faced other social challenges. To help restore competitiveness and improve financial market conditions, the authori...

Jamaica
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Jamaica : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2000/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 March 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451820119.002

ISBN: 9781451820119

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, international monetary fund, public sector, emerging markets

The paper suggests steps to improve the efficiency of the foreign exchange market in Jamaica, and to promote its development. The financial system in Jamaica has undergone significant improvements. The most pressin...

Caribbean Approaches to Economic Stabilization

Caribbean Approaches to Economic Stabilization »

Volume/Issue: 2000/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alvin Hilaire

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849455.001

ISBN: 9781451849455

Keywords: stabilization, exchange rate, debt, interest, taxes, payments

In the late 1980s Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago found themselves in severe economic difficulties. Their ensuing economic strategies were all market-based, featured fiscal contraction and trade...

Exchange Market Reform, Inflation, and Fiscal Deficits

Exchange Market Reform, Inflation, and Fiscal Deficits »

Volume/Issue: 1995/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): E. Ucer , and Pierre-Richard Agénor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850062.001

ISBN: 9781451850062

Keywords: foreign exchange, exchange rate, parallel exchange rate, official exchange rate

This paper examines the short- and long-run effects of exchange market reform in developing countries. The first part reviews the recent experience of Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka with...

Exchange Rate Reform and Structural Disturbances in a Dual Exchange Rate Economy

Exchange Rate Reform and Structural Disturbances in a Dual Exchange Rate Economy »

Volume/Issue: 1988/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 1988

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451948752.001

ISBN: 9781451948752

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange markets, price level, exchange rates, dual exchange rate

This paper analyzes the implications of devaluation and a variety of structural disturbances in a dual exchange rate economy. A key feature of the model developed is its explicit recognition of both private (fraudu...

Financial Sector Reform in Jamaica During 1985-1992, Possible Lessons for the Caribbean

Financial Sector Reform in Jamaica During 1985-1992, Possible Lessons for the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 1995/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dewitt Marston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451851366.001

ISBN: 9781451851366

Keywords: monetary control, monetary management, foreign exchange, reserve requirements, central bank

This paper reviews the Jamaican experience with indirect instruments and contrasts this with the currency board type arrangements of the common currency area governed by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). R...