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Caribbean Approaches to Economic Stabilization

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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...

The Challenges of Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean1

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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...

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...

Financial Stability Reports in Latin America and the Caribbean

Financial Stability Reports in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Financial Stability Reports in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2017/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Cheng Lim , Alexander Klemm , Sumiko Ogawa , Marco Pani , and Claudio Visconti

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475589597

Keywords: Bahamas, The, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Western Hemisphere

Many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean now publish financial stability reports. This study reviews their latest issues to assess their content, quality, and transparency. While some reports provide a str...

Financial System Soundness in the Caribbean

Financial System Soundness in the Caribbean »

Source: Financial System Soundness in the Caribbean : An Initial Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2001/123

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Desiree Cherebin , Rupert Worrell , and Tracy Polius

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451854619

Keywords: banking, financial institutions, financial system, financial assets, Financial Institutions and Services: General, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Bahamas,

A survey of the financial systems of Caribbean countries reveals systems dominated by banks, with services widely available. Jamaica is the only country to have experienced a financial crisis. The paper describes r...

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind »

Source: Gone with the Wind : Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475544763

Keywords: Hurricane, tropical cyclone, climate change, climate impact, Caribbean.

This paper studies the economic costs of hurricanes in the Caribbean by constructing a novel dataset that combines a detailed record of tropical cyclones' characteristics with reported damages. I estimate the relat...

Highways to Heaven

Highways to Heaven »

Source: Highways to Heaven : Infrastructure Determinants and Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Cerra , Alfredo Cuevas , Carlos Góes , Izabela Karpowicz , Troy Matheson , Issouf Samaké , and Svetlana Vtyurina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475536744

Keywords: Latin America and the Caribbean, infrastructure, public investment, investment efficiency, public-private partnerships.

Inadequate infrastructure has been widely viewed as a principal barrier to growth and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of infrastructure in the region and...

Caribbean Approaches to Economic Stabilization

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849455.001

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...