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Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Economic Growth and Integration in Central America »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066168.084

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

How to entrench hard-won gains, increase resilience to shocks, and improve growth performance to reduce poverty? As Central America moves forward in regaining macroeconomic stability, these are the challenges. This...

U.S. Fiscal Policies and Priorities for Long-Run Sustainability

U.S. Fiscal Policies and Priorities for Long-Run Sustainability »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Martin Mühleisen , and Christopher Towe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062955.084

ISBN: 9781589062955

Keywords: Economic growth, medicare, tax cuts, health care, public debt, fiscal policy

This paper presents an overview of recent U.S. fiscal developments and discusses possible implications of the sharp turn around in the government's fiscal position. Against this back ground, it also reviews key pol...

Northern Star
			: Canada's Path to Economic Prosperity

Northern Star : Canada's Path to Economic Prosperity »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Vladimir Klyuev , Martin Mühleisen , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 October 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066144.084

ISBN: 9781589066144

Keywords: Economic growth, Energy, Banking, Inflation targeting, pension, inflation, retirement, monetary policy, ld

Robust GDP growth, declining unemployment, low and stable inflation, and a string of fiscal and current account surpluses -- it's a record to be envied. These outcomes in Canada owe much to sound macroeconomic poli...

GEM
			: A New International Macroeconomic Model

GEM : A New International Macroeconomic Model »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Hamid Faruqee , Douglas Laxton , Philippe Karam , Alessandro Rebucci , Jaewoo Lee , Benjamin Hunt , and Ivan Tchakarov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 November 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063754.084

ISBN: 9781589063754

Keywords: Economic models, inflation, monetary policy, aggregate demand, monetary fund, oil prices

Over the past two years, the IMF staff has been developing a new multicountry macroeconomic model called the Global Economy Model (GEM). This paper explains why such a model is needed, how GEM differs from its pred...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

Central America has made substantial progress in regaining macroeconomic stability and has continued to integrate further both globally and at the regional level. 2 The challenge...

II Growth Performance

II Growth Performance »

Source: Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

During the period of reforms that began in the early 1990s, economic growth in Central America recovered from the poor performance of the 1980s. 1 Yet, in spite of the region achi...

III Pension Reform

III Pension Reform »

Source: Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

Public pension systems are coming under increasing financial pressure around the world. As populations age, the number of pensioners is rising relative to the number of workers in many countries, resulting i...

IV Assessing Sovereign Debt Structures

IV Assessing Sovereign Debt Structures »

Source: Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

Since the Asian crises of the late 1990s, researchers and policymakers have put more emphasis on countries’ balance sheets to identify sources of vulnerability. This has led several authors to advocate a “ho...

V Financial Sector Development: Public Debt Markets

V Financial Sector Development: Public Debt Markets »

Source: Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

The development of public debt markets in Central America is critically important to the overall development of capital markets. As with many emerging markets, the Central American capital markets are somewh...

VI Characterizing Monetary Policy

VI Characterizing Monetary Policy »

Source: Economic Growth and Integration in Central America

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , and Dominique Desruelle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2007

ISBN: 9781589066168

Keywords: Economic conditions, Economic growth, Public debt, debt, inflation, pension, monetary policy

Compared with the rest of Latin America, Central America has a history of low inflation (Figure 6.1). 2 No country except Nicaragua has fallen into the clutches of hyperinflation,...