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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...

Threshold Effects of Sovereign Debt
			: Evidence From the Caribbean

Threshold Effects of Sovereign Debt : Evidence From the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2012/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lisa Drakes , Chrystol Thomas , Roland Craigwell , and Kevin Greenidge

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504507.001

ISBN: 9781475504507

Keywords: Debt Threshold, Panel Data, Threshold Regressions, external debt, real gdp

This paper addresses the issue of threshold effects between public debt and economic growth in the Caribbean. The main finding is that there exists a threshold debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio of 55-56 pe...

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...

Monetary and Fiscal Coordination in Small Open Economies

Monetary and Fiscal Coordination in Small Open Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2000/56

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rupert Worrell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451847697.001

ISBN: 9781451847697

Keywords: Central Bank Independence, central bank, inflation, low inflation, monetary policies

This paper is concerned with the design of institutional arrangements for low inflation in small open economies. In the real world of information asymmetries, uncertain expectations and changeable preferences, it i...

Trade and Integration in the Caribbean

Trade and Integration in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2002/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philippe Egoume Bossogo , and Chandima Mendis

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451856835.001

ISBN: 9781451856835

Keywords: integration, gravity model, dummy variable, equation, trade liberalization, bilateral trade, average trade, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Bahamas,

This paper analyzes trade in the Caribbean community (CARICOM) using a gravity model framework. The paper seeks to shed light on the dynamics of trade among CARICOM member countries, as well with the rest of world...

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...

Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean

Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean »

Source: Loss of Correspondent Banking Relationships in the Caribbean : Trends, Impact, and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2017/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe , Thomas Dowling , Dmitriy Kovtun , Alla Myrvoda , Joel Chiedu Okwuokei , and Jarkko Turunen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484320686

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

Banks across the Caribbean have lost important Correspondent Banking Relationships (CBRs). The macroeconomic impact has so far been limited, in part because banks either have multiple relationships or have been suc...