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Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of its Parts? Strengthening Caribbean Regional Integration

Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of its Parts? Strengthening Caribbean Regional Integration »

Volume/Issue: 2020/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdullah Al-Hassan , Mary Burfisher , Julian Chow , Ding Ding , Fabio Di Vittorio , Dmitriy Kovtun , Arnold McIntyre , Inci Ötker , Marika Santoro , Lulu Shui , and Karim Youssef

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513525860.001

ISBN: 9781513525860

Keywords: Real sector, Economic integration, Economic policy, Regional economics, Financial crises, Regional Integration, Caribbean, CARICOM, CSME, Cooperation

Deeper economic integration within the Caribbean has been a regional policy priority since the establishment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the decision to create the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (...

Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of its Parts? Strengthening Caribbean Regional Integration

Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of its Parts? Strengthening Caribbean Regional Integration »

Source: Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of its Parts? Strengthening Caribbean Regional Integration

Volume/Issue: 2020/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdullah Al-Hassan , Mary Burfisher , Julian Chow , Ding Ding , Fabio Di Vittorio , Dmitriy Kovtun , Arnold McIntyre , Inci Ötker , Marika Santoro , Lulu Shui , and Karim Youssef

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513525860

Keywords: Real sector, Economic integration, Economic policy, Regional economics, Financial crises, Regional Integration, Caribbean, CARICOM, CSME, Cooperation

Deeper economic integration within the Caribbean has been a regional policy priority since the establishment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the decision to create the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (...

The Caribbean and its Linkages with the World: A GVAR Model Approach1

The Caribbean and its Linkages with the World: A GVAR Model Approach1 »

Source: The Caribbean and its Linkages with the World: A GVAR Model Approach

Volume/Issue: 2019/256

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Vargas , and Daniela Hess

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2019

ISBN: 9781498326766

Keywords: Economic conditions, Supply and demand, Oil prices, Economic growth, International monetary system, Caribbean countries, Global VAR, financial spillovers, trade., WP

Using data from 1980-2017, this paper estimates a Global VAR (GVAR) model taylored for the Caribbean region which includes its major trading partners, representing altogether around 60 percent of the global economy...

The Caribbean and its Linkages with the World: A GVAR Model Approach

The Caribbean and its Linkages with the World: A GVAR Model Approach »

Volume/Issue: 2019/256

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Vargas , and Daniela Hess

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498326766.001

ISBN: 9781498326766

Keywords: Economic conditions, Supply and demand, Oil prices, Economic growth, International monetary system, Caribbean countries, Global VAR, financial spillovers, trade., WP

Using data from 1980-2017, this paper estimates a Global VAR (GVAR) model taylored for the Caribbean region which includes its major trading partners, representing altogether around 60 percent of the global economy...

Trinity Strikes Back: Monetary Independence and Inflation in the Caribbean

Trinity Strikes Back: Monetary Independence and Inflation in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2019/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik , and Tianle Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513511702.001

ISBN: 9781513511702

Keywords: Real effective exchange rates, Central bank independence, Central bank autonomy, Exchange rate regimes, Monetary policy, Macroeconomic trilemma, monetary independence, exchange rate flexibility, inflation, WP

Monetary independence is at the core of the macroeconomic policy trilemma stating that an independent monetary policy, a fixed exchange rate and free movement of capital cannot exist at the same time. This study ex...

Trinity Strikes Back: Monetary Independence and Inflation in the Caribbean

Trinity Strikes Back: Monetary Independence and Inflation in the Caribbean »

Source: Trinity Strikes Back: Monetary Independence and Inflation in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2019/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serhan Cevik , and Tianle Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2019

ISBN: 9781513511702

Keywords: Real effective exchange rates, Central bank independence, Central bank autonomy, Exchange rate regimes, Monetary policy, Macroeconomic trilemma, monetary independence, exchange rate flexibility, inflation, WP

Monetary independence is at the core of the macroeconomic policy trilemma stating that an independent monetary policy, a fixed exchange rate and free movement of capital cannot exist at the same time. This study ex...

Fiscal Transparency Initiative

Fiscal Transparency Initiative »

Source: Fiscal Transparency Initiative : Integration of Natural Resource Management Issues

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2019

ISBN: 9781513510224

Keywords: Public financial management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal transparency, Tax policy, Revenue administration, resource revenue, FTEs, resource-rich country, FTC, resource-rich

This paper integrates into the Fiscal Transparency Code (FTC) a new fourth pillar (Pillar IV) on natural resource revenue management. This completes the pending update to the IMF's FTC, as set out by staff in 2014...

Fiscal Transparency Initiative
			: Integration of Natural Resource Management Issues

Fiscal Transparency Initiative : Integration of Natural Resource Management Issues »

Volume: 19

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513510224.007

ISBN: 9781513510224

Keywords: Public financial management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal transparency, Tax policy, Revenue administration, resource revenue, FTEs, resource-rich country, FTC, resource-rich

This paper integrates into the Fiscal Transparency Code (FTC) a new fourth pillar (Pillar IV) on natural resource revenue management. This completes the pending update to the IMF's FTC, as set out by staff in 2014...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Trinidad and Tobago »

Source: Trinidad and Tobago : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/285

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484378120

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal adjustment, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Financial stability, Fiscal reforms, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Press releases, Staff Reports

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Trinidad and Tobago is slowly recovering from a deep recession. The economy continued to contract but at a slower pace, underpinned by the strong recovery in gas pr...

Trinidad and Tobago
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Trinidad and Tobago : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/285

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484378120.002

ISBN: 9781484378120

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal adjustment, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Financial stability, Fiscal reforms, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Press releases, Staff Reports

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Trinidad and Tobago is slowly recovering from a deep recession. The economy continued to contract but at a slower pace, underpinned by the strong recovery in gas pr...