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Macroeconomic Implications of Natural Disasters in the Caribbean

Macroeconomic Implications of Natural Disasters in the Caribbean »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Natural Disasters in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2004/224

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tobias Rasmussen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451875355

Keywords: Natural Disasters, Eastern Caribbean, disasters, hurricane, disaster, natural hazard, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Economic Development: General,

Each year natural disasters affect about 200 million people and cause about $50 billion in damage. This paper compares the incidence of natural disasters across countries along several dimensions and finds that the...

Caribbean Small States - Challenges of High Debt and Low Growth

Caribbean Small States - Challenges of High Debt and Low Growth »

Source: Caribbean Small States - Challenges of High Debt and Low Growth

Volume/Issue: 2013/011

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2013

ISBN: 9781498342261

Keywords: Caribbean, Cross country analysis, Debt restructuring, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Export competitiveness, Fiscal policy, Public debt, Relationships with Fund, Small states

This paper presents background on Caribbean small states as context for the main paper, 'Macroeconomic Issues in Small States and Implications for Fund Engagement.' It draws on recent analytical work presented at a...

Domestic Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Caribbean

Domestic Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Caribbean »

Source: Domestic Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2006/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864120

Keywords: capital stock, public investment, capital goods, capital formation, Business Taxes and Subsidies including sales and value-added (VAT), Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Firm,

Investment-to-GDP ratios across the Caribbean tend to be relatively high. In many countries, these ratios have been trending higher since the mid-1990s, largely reflecting public investment and foreign direct inves...

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account »

Source: Fiscal Policy and the Current Account : Are Microstates Different?

Volume/Issue: 2012/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yehenew Endegnanew , Therese Turner-Jones , and Charles Amo Yartey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

ISBN: 9781463937126

Keywords: Microstates, current account balance, current accounts, current account adjustments, current account deficits, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

This paper examines the empirical link between fiscal policy and the current account focusing on microstates defined as countries with a population of less than 2 million between 1970 and 2009. The paper employs pa...

The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Would a Fiscal Insurance Mechanism Mitigate National Income Shocks?

Volume/Issue: 2012/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and Antonio Lemus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931223

Keywords: Fiscal insurance mechanism, transfers, tax revenue, asymmetric shocks, monetary union, aggregate demand, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General

This paper studies the nature of the shocks affecting the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), and examines whether a hypothetical Eastern Caribbean fiscal insurance mechanism could insure member countries of t...

Macroeconomic Implications of Natural Disasters in the Caribbean

Macroeconomic Implications of Natural Disasters in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2004/224

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tobias Rasmussen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875355.001

ISBN: 9781451875355

Keywords: Natural Disasters, Eastern Caribbean, disasters, hurricane, disaster, natural hazard, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Economic Development: General,

Each year natural disasters affect about 200 million people and cause about $50 billion in damage. This paper compares the incidence of natural disasters across countries along several dimensions and finds that the...

Caribbean Small States - Challenges of High Debt and Low Growth

Caribbean Small States - Challenges of High Debt and Low Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2013/011

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498342261.007

ISBN: 9781498342261

Keywords: Caribbean, Cross country analysis, Debt restructuring, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Export competitiveness, Fiscal policy, Public debt, Relationships with Fund, Small states

This paper presents background on Caribbean small states as context for the main paper, 'Macroeconomic Issues in Small States and Implications for Fund Engagement.' It draws on recent analytical work presented at a...

Domestic Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Caribbean

Domestic Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2006/152

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864120.001

ISBN: 9781451864120

Keywords: capital stock, public investment, capital goods, capital formation, Business Taxes and Subsidies including sales and value-added (VAT), Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: Firm,

Investment-to-GDP ratios across the Caribbean tend to be relatively high. In many countries, these ratios have been trending higher since the mid-1990s, largely reflecting public investment and foreign direct inves...

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account
			: Are Microstates Different?

Fiscal Policy and the Current Account : Are Microstates Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yehenew Endegnanew , Therese Turner-Jones , and Charles Amo Yartey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463937126.001

ISBN: 9781463937126

Keywords: Microstates, current account balance, current accounts, current account adjustments, current account deficits, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

This paper examines the empirical link between fiscal policy and the current account focusing on microstates defined as countries with a population of less than 2 million between 1970 and 2009. The paper employs pa...

The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union
			: Would a Fiscal Insurance Mechanism Mitigate National Income Shocks?

The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Would a Fiscal Insurance Mechanism Mitigate National Income Shocks? »

Volume/Issue: 2012/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and Antonio Lemus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463931223.001

ISBN: 9781463931223

Keywords: Fiscal insurance mechanism, transfers, tax revenue, asymmetric shocks, monetary union, aggregate demand, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General

This paper studies the nature of the shocks affecting the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), and examines whether a hypothetical Eastern Caribbean fiscal insurance mechanism could insure member countries of t...