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The Impact of Natural Resource Discoveries in Latin America and the Caribbean
			: A Closer Look at the Case of Bolivia

The Impact of Natural Resource Discoveries in Latin America and the Caribbean : A Closer Look at the Case of Bolivia »

Volume/Issue: 2017/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Frederik Toscani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475577570.001

ISBN: 9781475577570

Keywords: Natural resources, Bolivia, Latin America, Caribbean, Oil, Natural gas, Natural Resources, Discoveries, Economic Growth, Poverty

This paper studies the impact of natural resource extraction in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) from a number of angles. First, we exploit a novel dataset on the universe of giant oil and gas discoveries in t...

Trade Integration in Latin America: A Network Perspective

Trade Integration in Latin America: A Network Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2017/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484303665.001

ISBN: 9781484303665

Keywords: Economic integration, Trade, integration, networks, Latin America and the Caribbean, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Trade Forecasting and Simulation, Globalization: Macroeconomic Impacts, Comparative Studies of Countries, Network Formation and Analysis: Theory

The paper applies a network analysis framework to analyze the regional and global integration of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. We compare network-based measures of trade integration to conventional...

Women at Work in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women at Work in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2017/35

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalija Novta , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475578928.001

ISBN: 9781475578928

Keywords: Labor productivity, Latin America, Education, Caribbean, Labor force participation, Women, Economics of gender, Women’;s labor supply, Public policy affecting female LFP, Women&;amp;#x2019;s labor supply

Women across the world remain an underutilized resource in the labor force. Participation in the labor force averages around 80 percent for men but only 50 percent for women - nearly half of women's productive pote...

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean
			: Engines of Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilizers?

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean : Engines of Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilizers? »

Volume/Issue: 2017/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Svetlana Cerovic , Misael Galdamez , Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov , Franz Loyola , Zsoka Koczan , Bogdan Lissovolik , Jan Martijn , Yulia Ustyugova , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484303641.001

ISBN: 9781484303641

Keywords: Dominica, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Belize, El Salvador

Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC), particularly those in Central America and the Caribbean. This paper examines recent trends in outward migr...

The Impact of Natural Resource Discoveries in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Impact of Natural Resource Discoveries in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: The Impact of Natural Resource Discoveries in Latin America and the Caribbean : A Closer Look at the Case of Bolivia

Volume/Issue: 2017/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Frederik Toscani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475577570

Keywords: Natural resources, Bolivia, Latin America, Caribbean, Oil, Natural gas, Natural Resources, Discoveries, Economic Growth, Poverty

This paper studies the impact of natural resource extraction in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) from a number of angles. First, we exploit a novel dataset on the universe of giant oil and gas discoveries in t...

5. Infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe

5. Infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe »

Source: Perspectivas económicas regionales, abril de 2016: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental : Administrando transiciones y riesgos

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2016

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781475523065

Keywords: Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, Commodity price fluctuations, Currency exchange rates, América Latina, América Central, Caribe, fluctuaciones de los precios de las materias primas, tipos de cambio

La infraestructura inadecuada ha sido, a juicio de muchos, uno de los principales obstáculos para el crecimiento y el desarrollo en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). La red de infraestructura de...

5. Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean

5. Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department : Managing Transitions and Risks

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498329996

Keywords: Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, Commodity price fluctuations, Currency exchange rates, Central banks, Exchange rate pass-through, Commodity prices, Exchange rate policy, Oil prices

Inadequate infrastructure has been widely viewed as one of the principal barriers to growth and development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Despite the fact that the region’s infrastru...

2. Latin America and the Caribbean: Managing Transitions

2. Latin America and the Caribbean: Managing Transitions »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department : Managing Transitions and Risks

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498329996

Keywords: Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, Commodity price fluctuations, Currency exchange rates, Central banks, Exchange rate pass-through, Commodity prices, Exchange rate policy, Oil prices

As the global recovery continues to struggle to gain its footing, growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to be negative for the second consecutive year in 2016. The regional reces...

Launching Export Accelerations in Latin America and the World1

Launching Export Accelerations in Latin America and the World1 »

Source: 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

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...

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean

Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean : Engines of Growth and Macroeconomic Stabilizers?

Volume/Issue: 2017/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Svetlana Cerovic , Misael Galdamez , Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov , Franz Loyola , Zsoka Koczan , Bogdan Lissovolik , Jan Martijn , Yulia Ustyugova , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303641

Keywords: Dominica, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Belize, El Salvador

Outward migration has been an important phenomenon for countries in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC), particularly those in Central America and the Caribbean. This paper examines recent trends in outward migr...