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Global Financial Regulatory Reform

Global Financial Regulatory Reform »

Source: Global Financial Regulatory Reform : Implications for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Volume/Issue: 2009/19

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2009

ISBN: 9781462378791

Keywords: Financial institutions, Financial systems, Bank reforms, Bank regulations, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Basel Core Principles, Caribbean, Central banks, Governance

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has weathered the global financial crisis reasonably well so far, although tighter global financial conditions began to take their toll on trade, capital flows and econo...

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...

Global Financial Regulatory Reform
			: Implications for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Global Financial Regulatory Reform : Implications for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) »

Volume/Issue: 2009/19

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Robert Rennhack

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462378791.004

ISBN: 9781462378791

Keywords: Financial institutions, Financial systems, Bank reforms, Bank regulations, Banking sector, Bank supervision, Basel Core Principles, Caribbean, Central banks, Governance

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has weathered the global financial crisis reasonably well so far, although tighter global financial conditions began to take their toll on trade, capital flows and econo...

Advancing Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Advancing Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2016/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dyna Heng , Anna Ivanova , Rodrigo Mariscal , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484321713.001

ISBN: 9781484321713

Keywords: Finanical, Deepening, Latin America, Caribbean, Financial Development Index

This paper examines the state of financial development in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region as well as potential growth and stability implications from further development. The analysis suggests that acc...

Composition of Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean

Composition of Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2017/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xiaodan Ding , and Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475585490.001

ISBN: 9781475585490

Keywords: Comparative advantage, Caribbean, Latin America, Trade, Export Composition, Economic Complexity, Diversification, General, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Technological Change: Choices and Consequences

This study analyzes composition of goods trade in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) along four main dimensions: revealed comparative advantage, product complexity, sophistication, and diversification. After des...

Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean
			: Stocktaking and Policy Challenges

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484365366.001

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...

Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean

Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2018/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chuan Li , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484345306.001

ISBN: 9781484345306

Keywords: Caribbean, Financial systems, Jamaica, Latin America, Western Hemisphere, Financial inclusion, Financial Development, General, Government Policy and Regulation, General

Many Caribbean financial systems are relatively well developed for their size but benefits are concentrated in a small part of the population. In several large countries, the financial development levels are below...

Highways to Heaven
			: Infrastructure Determinants and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475536744.001

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...

Launching Export Accelerations in Latin America and the World

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475585506.001

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...

Revisiting the Link between Trade, Growth and Inequality
			: Lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean

Revisiting the Link between Trade, Growth and Inequality : Lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2017/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Aliona Cebotari , and Andras Komaromi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475585551.001

ISBN: 9781475585551

Keywords: Trade, Globalization, Growth, Liberalization, Inequality, Latin America, Caribbean, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Globalization: General, General

We revisit the relationship between international trade, economic growth and inequality with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. The paper combines two approaches: First, we employ a cross-country panel fra...