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Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact and Strategies for Resolution

Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact and Strategies for Resolution »

Volume/Issue: 2017/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Thomas Dowling , Dmitriy Kovtun , Franz Loyola , Alla Myrvoda , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , Inci Ötker , and Jarkko Turunen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 November 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484326572.001

ISBN: 9781484326572

Keywords: Trinidad and Tobago, Western Hemisphere, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica

The high level of nonperforming loans (NPLs) in the Caribbean has been, in large part, a legacy of the global financial crisis, but their persistence owes much to the weak economic recovery in the region, as well a...

Public Investment Scaling-up and Debt Sustainability
			: The Case of Energy Sector Investments in the Caribbean

Public Investment Scaling-up and Debt Sustainability : The Case of Energy Sector Investments in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2017/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ahmed El-Ashram

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484302453.001

ISBN: 9781484302453

Keywords: Grenada, Haiti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Bahamas, The, Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Jamaica, Barbados

The question of how scaling up public investment could affect fiscal and debt sustainability is key for countries needing to fill infrastructure gaps and build resilience. This paper proposes a bottom-up approach t...

Structural Reform and Growth
			: What Really Matters? Evidence from the Caribbean

Structural Reform and Growth : What Really Matters? Evidence from the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2016/82

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kevin Greenidge , Meredith McIntyre , and Hanlei Yun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484321812.001

ISBN: 9781484321812

Keywords: Structural Reform, Institutional Quality, Small States

Since the 1980's with the introduction of IMF/WB adjustment programs structural reforms have been a core part of the reform agenda in the Caribbean. The paper reviewed the package of structural reforms in trade lib...

Tax Administration Reforms in the Caribbean
			: Challenges, Achievements, and Next Steps

Tax Administration Reforms in the Caribbean : Challenges, Achievements, and Next Steps »

Volume/Issue: 2017/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephane Schlotterbeck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475592610.001

ISBN: 9781475592610

Keywords: Antigua and Barbuda, Asia and Pacific, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Western Hemisphere

Over the past decade, governments in the Caribbean region have introduced the value-added tax (VAT) to modernize their tax system, rapidly mobilize revenue and reduce budget deficits. This paper analyzes VAT perfor...

The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies
			: An Empirical Investigation

The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies : An Empirical Investigation »

Volume/Issue: 2016/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Keyra Primus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475536874.001

ISBN: 9781475536874

Keywords: Reserve Requirements, Macroeconometric Model, Small Open Economies

This paper examines the relative effectiveness of the use of indirect and direct monetary policy instruments in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, by estimating a restricted Vector Autoregressive model with...

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...

4. Integración comercial en América Latina y el Caribe: Entusiasmo, esperanza y realidad

4. Integración comercial en América Latina y el Caribe: Entusiasmo, esperanza y realidad »

Source: Perspectivas económicas regionales, octubre de 2015: Departamento del Hemisferio Occidental : Ajustando bajo presión

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 October 2015

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781513540610

Keywords: intereses, comercio, intercambio, tasa de interés, desarrollo financiero

La región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) está menos abierta al comercio exterior que la mayoría de las otras regiones de mercados emergentes. En este capítulo se observa que en la mayoría d...

3. La caída de los precios de las materias primas: Consecuencias para las cuentas fiscales y externas de América Latina

3. La caída de los precios de las materias primas: Consecuencias para las cuentas fiscales y externas de América Latina »

Source: Perspectivas económicas, abril de 2015: Las Américas, : El Norte se recupera, el Sur aún espera

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2015

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781484318768

Keywords: América Latina; exportadores de materias primas; economías que dependen del turismo; América Central y la República Dominicana; economía finacieramente integradas

El impacto de la fuerte caída de los precios de las materias primas en las principales economías de América Latina tendrá importantes consecuencias para su posición...

4. La reciente debilidad de la inversión en América Latina: ¿Estamos frente a un enigma?

4. La reciente debilidad de la inversión en América Latina: ¿Estamos frente a un enigma? »

Source: Perspectivas económicas, abril de 2015: Las Américas, : El Norte se recupera, el Sur aún espera

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2015

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781484318768

Keywords: América Latina; exportadores de materias primas; economías que dependen del turismo; América Central y la República Dominicana; economía finacieramente integradas

Tras haber alcanzado un nivel máximo alrededor de 2010–11, la inversión real se ha desacelerado en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), en línea con lo acontecido en ot...

Labor Market Issues in the Caribbean

Labor Market Issues in the Caribbean »

Source: Labor Market Issues in the Caribbean : Scope to Mobilize Employment Growth

Volume/Issue: 2014/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Magda Kandil , Genevieve Lindow , Mario Mansilla , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , Jochen M. Schmittmann , Qiaoe Chen , Xin Li , Marika Santoro , and Solomon Stavis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498387804

Keywords: labor market, macro policies, structural reforms, employment growth, unemployment rate, Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure, Public Policy,

The paper examines the determinants of employment growth, drawing on data available across a sample of Caribbean countries. To that end, the paper analyzes estimates of the employment-output elasticity and the resp...