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Source: Barbados : Sectoral Balance Sheet Mismatches and Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities

Volume/Issue: 2012/31

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charles Amo Yartey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463933166

Keywords: Net financial position, net foreign currency position, domestic currency, central bank, financial assets, financial system, International Finance: General, International Lending and Debt Problems, Barbados: Sectoral Balance Sheet Mismatches And Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities,

This paper uses the balance sheet approach to analyze macroeconomic vulnerabilities in Barbados between 2006 and 2009. It discusses the financial position of the economy and its main sectors and the sectors' exposu...

Caribbean Approaches to Economic Stabilization

Caribbean Approaches to Economic Stabilization »

Source: Caribbean Approaches to Economic Stabilization

Volume/Issue: 2000/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alvin Hilaire

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

ISBN: 9781451849455

Keywords: stabilization, exchange rate, debt, interest, taxes, payments

In the late 1980s Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago found themselves in severe economic difficulties. Their ensuing economic strategies were all market-based, featured fiscal contraction and trade...

Caribbean Growth in an International Perspective

Caribbean Growth in an International Perspective »

Source: Caribbean Growth in an International Perspective : The Role of Tourism and Size

Volume/Issue: 2012/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nita Thacker , Sebastian Acevedo Mejia , and Roberto Perrelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510898

Keywords: size, growth, tfp, growth accounting, gdp growth, Models with Panel Data, General,

After earlier success, growth performance in most Caribbean countries has been disappointing since the early 1990s. With slower growth, output has fallen behind that of relevant comparator countries. This paper ana...

The Challenges of Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean1

The Challenges of Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean1 »

Source: The Challenges of Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2012/276

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charles Amo Yartey , Machiko Narita , Garth Peron Nicholls , and Joel Chiedu Okwuokei

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 November 2012

ISBN: 9781557754967

Keywords: public debt, fiscal consolidation efforts, fiscal performance, fiscal adjustment, Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt,

This paper examines debt dynamics in the Caribbean and discusses policy options for reducing the high debt levels. Based on empirical studies of factors underlying global large debt reduction episodes, important po...

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...

ECCU Business Cycles

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Source: ECCU Business Cycles : Impact of the U.S.

Volume/Issue: 2009/71

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Sun , and Wendell Samuel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872187

Keywords: linkages, common, cointegration, equation, correlation, statistic,

With a fixed peg to the U.S. dollar for more than three decades, the tourism-dependent Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) countries share a close economic relationship with the U.S. This paper analyzes the imp...

Economic Resilience with An Exchange Rate Peg

Economic Resilience with An Exchange Rate Peg »

Source: Economic Resilience with An Exchange Rate Peg : The Barbados Experience, 1985-2000

Volume/Issue: 2003/168

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roland Craigwell , Kevin Greenidge , Harold Codrington , and Rupert Worrell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451858280

Keywords: Exchange rate, central bank, inflation, foreign exchange reserves,

This paper discusses the institutional arrangements for exchange rate targeting in Barbados and the critical role they played in the policy response to its balance of payments crisis of 1991-92. The framework featu...

The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies

The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies »

Source: The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies : An Empirical Investigation

Volume/Issue: 2016/189

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Keyra Primus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475536874

Keywords: Reserve Requirements, Macroeconometric Model, Small Open Economies

This paper examines the relative effectiveness of the use of indirect and direct monetary policy instruments in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, by estimating a restricted Vector Autoregressive model with...

External Tariff Liberalization in CARICOM

External Tariff Liberalization in CARICOM »

Source: External Tariff Liberalization in CARICOM : A Commodity-Level Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2008/33

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Azim Sadikov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2008

ISBN: 9781451868951

Keywords: external tariff, CARICOM, tariff rate, tariff rates, member imports,

This paper estimates the impact of the tariff liberalization in four largest CARICOM countries (Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago) on their trade flows. I trace changes in the product-line imports...

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...