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Advancing Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Advancing Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: 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

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...

Caribbean and Pacific Islands

Caribbean and Pacific Islands »

Source: Caribbean and Pacific Islands : A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

Volume/Issue: 2016/154

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamoya Christie , and Dhanaraj Thakur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475520057

Keywords: Gender budgeting, fiscal policy and administration, Caribbean and Pacific Islands, gender inequality

Of the countries in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands, Timor-Leste has the most well-developed gender budgeting initiative. In the Pacific Islands, a few gender budgeting efforts were initiated but did not continue...

Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean

Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean »

Source: Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean : Guyana and Barbados

Volume/Issue: 2007/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael DaCosta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451866070

Keywords: Caribbean, Guyana, Barbados, Institutions, Economic History, elections, labour, political parties, election, labor force

The countries that were once British colonies in the Caribbean share a common language and a colonial history of slavery, dominance of a plantation-based sugar industry, and broadly similar government and administr...

Composition of Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean1

Composition of Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean1 »

Source: 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

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...

Debt, Growth and Natural Disasters A Caribbean Trilogy

Debt, Growth and Natural Disasters A Caribbean Trilogy »

Source: Debt, Growth and Natural Disasters A Caribbean Trilogy

Volume/Issue: 2014/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498337601

Keywords: Panel VAR with exogenous variables, natural disasters, growth, disasters, disaster, storms, Time-Series Models, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, General, Caribbean.,

This paper seeks to determine the effects that natural disasters have on per capita GDP and on the debt to GDP ratio in the Caribbean. Two types of natural disasters are studied -storms and floods- given their prev...

Emigration and Brain Drain

Emigration and Brain Drain »

Source: Emigration and Brain Drain : Evidence From the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2006/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Prachi Mishra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862850

Keywords: Emigration, Caribbean, remittances, migration, labor force, labor demand

This paper quantifies the magnitude and nature of migration flows from the Caribbean and estimates their costs and benefits. The Caribbean countries have lost 10-40 percent of their labor force due to emigration to...

Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: 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

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 »

Source: 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

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...

Financial Interconnectedness and Financial Sector Reforms in the Caribbean

Financial Interconnectedness and Financial Sector Reforms in the Caribbean »

Source: Financial Interconnectedness and Financial Sector Reforms in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2013/175

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sumiko Ogawa , Joonkyu Park , Diva Singh , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2013

ISBN: 9781484307830

Keywords: financial interconnectedness, financial sector in the Caribbean region, regulatory and supervision system, banking, banking sector, consolidated supervision, deposit insurance, banking system, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, BUS069020

Financial sector linkages have increased continuously in the Caribbean with cross border capital flows and financial conglomerates dominating the financial system. While the greater interconnectedness can heighten...

Flying to Paradise

Flying to Paradise »

Source: Flying to Paradise

Volume/Issue: 2016/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia , Lu Han , Marie Kim , and Nicole Laframboise

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498375108

Keywords: airlift supply factors, tourist, tourist arrivals, airlines, tourists, Time-Series Models, Models with Panel Data,, Aviation, Caribbean, United States

This paper studies the role of airlift supply on the tourism sector in the Caribbean. The paper examines the relative importance of U.S.-Caribbean airlift supply factors such as the number of flights, seats, airlin...