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4. After the Boom—Commodity Prices and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

4. After the Boom—Commodity Prices and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2014, Western Hemisphere

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484360118

Keywords: bond yields, bond, fiscal policy, commodity prices, commodity exporters

This chapter takes another look at the commodity boom experienced by Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) since the early 2000s and analyzes how the region will be affected by a more subdued ou...

5. Has Fiscal Policy Become More Countercyclical in Latin America?

5. Has Fiscal Policy Become More Countercyclical in Latin America? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2014, Western Hemisphere

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484360118

Keywords: bond yields, bond, fiscal policy, commodity prices, commodity exporters

For many decades, fiscal policy in Latin America has been, on average, procyclical. However, country-specific estimates for the cyclicality of fiscal policy are mostly insignificant, with only a...

I. Public Expenditure and Sustainable Fiscal Policy

I. Public Expenditure and Sustainable Fiscal Policy »

Source: Public Expenditure Handbook : A Guide to Public Policy Issues in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557752222

Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, military, health care, fiscal policy

What factors determine whether public expenditure is too high? What are the macroeconomic conseq...

II. Public Expenditure, Stabilization, and Structural Adjustment

II. Public Expenditure, Stabilization, and Structural Adjustment »

Source: Public Expenditure Handbook : A Guide to Public Policy Issues in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557752222

Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, military, health care, fiscal policy

What are the implications of public expenditure for inflation, the balance of payments, and growth in the short term and the long term?...

III. Public Expenditure and Resource Allocation

III. Public Expenditure and Resource Allocation »

Source: Public Expenditure Handbook : A Guide to Public Policy Issues in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557752222

Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, military, health care, fiscal policy

What economic arguments can be used to justify government intervention? Which activities should be undertaken by the public sector?...

Rethinking Macro Policy II
			: Getting Granular

Rethinking Macro Policy II : Getting Granular »

Volume/Issue: 2013/3

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Olivier Blanchard , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484363478.006

ISBN: 9781484363478

Keywords: Financial stability, Fiscal consolidation, Central banks and their policies, Central banks, Capital flows, Public debt, Stabilization measures, Fiscal policy, Inflation targeting, Monetary policy

This note explores how the economic thinking about macroeconomic management has evolved since the crisis began. It discusses developments in monetary policy, including unconventional measures; the challenges associ...

Women, Work, and the Economy
			: Macroeconomic Gains from Gender Equity

Women, Work, and the Economy : Macroeconomic Gains from Gender Equity »

Volume/Issue: 2013/10

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Katrin Elborgh-Woytek , Monique Newiak , Kalpana Kochhar , Stefania Fabrizio , Kangni Kpodar , Philippe Wingender , Benedict Clements , and Gerd Schwartz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475566567.006

ISBN: 9781475566567

Keywords: Developed countries, Employment, Emerging markets, Labor markets, Gender equality, Fiscal policy, Women

The proposed SDN discusses the specific macro-critical aspects of women’s participation in the labor market and the constraints that prevent women from developing their full economic potential. Building on e...

IV. Public Expenditure Productivity

IV. Public Expenditure Productivity »

Source: Public Expenditure Handbook : A Guide to Public Policy Issues in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 1991

ISBN: 9781557752222

Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, military, health care, fiscal policy

G.A. Mackenzie How can productive expenditure be distinguished from unproductive expenditure? What are the relevant concepts of effici...