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Source: 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

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...

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...

Inflation Targeting and Exchange Rate Management In Less Developed Countries

Inflation Targeting and Exchange Rate Management In Less Developed Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2016/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Airaudo , Edward Buffie , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513567433.001

ISBN: 9781513567433

Keywords: Inflation Targeting, Exchange Rate, Indeterminacy, Taylor Principle, inflation, foreign exchange, central bank, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

We analyze coordination of monetary and exchange rate policy in a two-sector model of a small open economy featuring imperfect substitution between domestic and foreign financial assets. Our central finding is that...

Inflation Targeting and Exchange Rate Management In Less Developed Countries*

Inflation Targeting and Exchange Rate Management In Less Developed Countries* »

Source: Inflation Targeting and Exchange Rate Management In Less Developed Countries

Volume/Issue: 2016/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Airaudo , Edward Buffie , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513567433

Keywords: Inflation Targeting, Exchange Rate, Indeterminacy, Taylor Principle, inflation, foreign exchange, central bank, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)

We analyze coordination of monetary and exchange rate policy in a two-sector model of a small open economy featuring imperfect substitution between domestic and foreign financial assets. Our central finding is that...

Sharing a Ride on the Commodities Roller Coaster
			: Common Factors in Business Cycles of Emerging Economies

Sharing a Ride on the Commodities Roller Coaster : Common Factors in Business Cycles of Emerging Economies »

Volume/Issue: 2015/280

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andres Fernandez , Andres Gonzalez , and Diego Rodriguez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513587677.001

ISBN: 9781513587677

Keywords: Emerging economies, common factors, Bayesian estimation, dynamic stochastic equilibrium models, commodity, prices, price, commodity price, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Business Cycles

Fluctuations in commodity prices are an important driver of business cycles in small emerging market economies (EMEs). We document how these fluctuations correlate strongly with the business cycle in EMEs. We then...

Sharing a Ride on the Commodities Roller Coaster

Sharing a Ride on the Commodities Roller Coaster »

Source: Sharing a Ride on the Commodities Roller Coaster : Common Factors in Business Cycles of Emerging Economies

Volume/Issue: 2015/280

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andres Fernandez , Andres Gonzalez , and Diego Rodriguez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513587677

Keywords: Emerging economies, common factors, Bayesian estimation, dynamic stochastic equilibrium models, commodity, prices, price, commodity price, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Business Cycles

Fluctuations in commodity prices are an important driver of business cycles in small emerging market economies (EMEs). We document how these fluctuations correlate strongly with the business cycle in EMEs. We then...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2015: Western Hemisphere Department : Northern Spring, Southern Chills

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498312127

Keywords: investment, commodity, prices, exchange, debt

Global growth remained modest and uneven last year—amid further downgrades in medium-term growth forecasts and a sharp decline in the price of oil—and is projected to strengthen only gradually over the perio...

5. Long-Run Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Role of Economic Diversification and Complexity

5. Long-Run Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Role of Economic Diversification and Complexity »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2015: Western Hemisphere Department : Northern Spring, Southern Chills

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498312127

Keywords: investment, commodity, prices, exchange, debt

Economic diversification and complexity—relating to the range of products that a country produces and how sophisticated these products are—matter for long-term growt...

2. Outlook and Policy Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean

2. Outlook and Policy Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2015: Western Hemisphere Department : Northern Spring, Southern Chills

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498312127

Keywords: investment, commodity, prices, exchange, debt

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean slowed to 1.3 percent in 2014 and is projected to dip below 1 percent in 2015. The downturn in global commodity markets remains an important drag on Sou...

4. Recent Investment Weakness in Latin America: Is There a Puzzle?

4. Recent Investment Weakness in Latin America: Is There a Puzzle? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2015: Western Hemisphere Department : Northern Spring, Southern Chills

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498312127

Keywords: investment, commodity, prices, exchange, debt

After peaking in 2010–11, real investment has decelerated in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), in line with developments in other emerging markets. Coming down...