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Excerpt: Paving the Way to Sustained Growth and Prosperity in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Excerpt: Paving the Way to Sustained Growth and Prosperity in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484370315.073

ISBN: 9781484370315

This is an excerpt from Paving the Way to Growth and Prosperity in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic edited by Kimberly Beaton, Roberto Garcia Saltos, and Lorenzo Figliuoli. Over the past three de...

Guatemala
			: Selected Issues Paper

Guatemala : Selected Issues Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2018/155

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484360125.002

ISBN: 9781484360125

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Guatemala

This Selected Issues paper analyzes remittances and households' behavior in Guatemala. Remittances are a structural feature of the Guatemalan economy. In 2017, remittance flows accounted for over 11 percent of GDP...

Guatemala
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala

Guatemala : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala »

Volume/Issue: 2018/154

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484360071.002

ISBN: 9781484360071

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Guatemala

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights sound monetary policy management in Guatemala, which has helped keep inflation expectations firmly anchored. Fiscal deficits have remained at decade lows on the back of...

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean

A New Action-based Dataset of Fiscal Consolidation in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2018/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353059.001

ISBN: 9781484353059

Keywords: Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Taxation, Uruguay, Western Hemisphere, Argentina, Fiscal policy, Guatemala, Jamaica

This paper presents a new database of fiscal consolidations for 14 Latin American and Caribbean economies during 1989-2016. We focus on discretionary changes in taxes and government spending primarily motivated by...

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...

Cluster Report
			: Trade Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Cluster Report : Trade Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2017/66

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475586015.002

ISBN: 9781475586015

Keywords: Puerto Rico, Suriname, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica

This Cluster Report explores opportunities for trade integration in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. It finds that the region can reap significant growth benefits from further trade integration. With tra...

Excerpt: Challenges for Central Banking
			: Perspectives From Latin America

Excerpt: Challenges for Central Banking : Perspectives From Latin America »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Yan Carriere-Swallow , Hamid Faruqee , Luis I. Jacome H. , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475539677.073

ISBN: 9781475539677

Challenges for Central Banking: Perspectives From Latin America...

Excerpt: Financial Integration in Latin America
			: A New Strategy for a New Normal

Excerpt: Financial Integration in Latin America : A New Strategy for a New Normal »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Charles Enoch , Wouter Bossu , Carlos Caceres , and Diva Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475541472.073

ISBN: 9781475541472

Excerpt: Financial Integration in Latin America: A New Strategy for a New Normal...

Guatemala
			: Selected Issues and Analytical Notes

Guatemala : Selected Issues and Analytical Notes »

Volume/Issue: 2016/282

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475531534.002

ISBN: 9781475531534

This Selected Issues paper estimates potential output growth and the output gap for Guatemala. Potential output growth averaged 4.4 percent just before the global financial crisis but has since declined to 3.75 per...

Guatemala
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex

Guatemala : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex »

Volume/Issue: 2016/281

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475531473.002

ISBN: 9781475531473

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that the macroeconomic performance of Guatemala has been solid. The economy grew at 4.1 percent in 2015, slightly above potential, despite a slowdown in public consumpti...