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Inflation Performance and Constitutional Central Bank Independence

Inflation Performance and Constitutional Central Bank Independence »

Source: Inflation Performance and Constitutional Central Bank Independence : Evidence From Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2003/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Eva Gutierrez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451847406

Keywords: Latin American countries, central bank, monetary fund,

This paper explores the relationship between the constitutional entrenchment of central bank independence and inflation performance. Empirical studies for developing countries have not found a relationship between...

Fiscal Policy in Latin America over the Cycle

Fiscal Policy in Latin America over the Cycle »

Source: Fiscal Policy in Latin America over the Cycle

Volume/Issue: 2014/59

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Klemm

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781475516470

Keywords: business cycle, Latin America, fiscal balance, tax rates, government spending, fiscal balances, General, Deficit, Latin America.,

This paper provides an analysis of the cyclical stance of fiscal policy in Latin America. Its contributions include developing a new measure of the cyclicality of fiscal policy, careful analysis of the statistical...

Advancing Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Advancing Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Advancing Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/81

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dyna Heng , Anna Ivanova , Rodrigo Mariscal , Uma Ramakrishnan , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2016

ISBN: 9781484321713

Keywords: Finanical, Deepening, Latin America, Caribbean, Financial Development Index

This paper examines the state of financial development in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region as well as potential growth and stability implications from further development. The analysis suggests that acc...

The Role of Fiscal Policy in Sustainable Stabilization

The Role of Fiscal Policy in Sustainable Stabilization »

Source: The Role of Fiscal Policy in Sustainable Stabilization : Evidence From Latin America

Volume/Issue: 1997/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gerd Schwartz , and Teresa Ter-Minassian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1997

ISBN: 9781451950786

Keywords: Stabilization, Latin America, inflation, fiscal adjustment, tax revenue, inflation tax

This paper reviews the role of fiscal policy in a number of stabilization programs in Latin America since the early 1980s. The paper highlights the importance of sustainable fiscal adjustment in stabilization effor...

Populism and Civil Society

Populism and Civil Society »

Source: Populism and Civil Society

Volume/Issue: 2018/245

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tito Boeri , Prachi Mishra , Chris Papageorgiou , and Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 November 2018

ISBN: 9781484382356

Keywords: Political economy, Voting, Europe, Democracy, populist parties, associations, Latin America

Populists claim to be the only legitimate representative of the people. Does it mean that there is no space for civil society? The issue is important because since Tocqueville (1835), associations and civil society...

Western Hemisphere

Western Hemisphere »

Source: Western Hemisphere : A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

Volume/Issue: 2016/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lucía Pérez Fragoso , and Corina Rodríguez Enríquez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475520040

Keywords: Gender budgeting, fiscal policy and administration, Latin America, gender inequality

Gender budgeting is an approach to fiscal policy and administration that integrates considerations of women's equality and advancement into the budget. Latin American countries have undertaken diverse gender budget...

Central Banking in Latin America

Central Banking in Latin America »

Source: Central Banking in Latin America : The Way Forward

Volume/Issue: 2016/197

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yan Carriere-Swallow , Luis I. Jacome H. , Nicolas Magud , and Alejandro Werner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475543353

Keywords: Central Banking, Monetary Policy, Macroprudential Policy, Latin America.

Latin America's central banks have made substantial progress towards delivering an environment of price stability that is supportive of sustainable economic growth. We review these achievements, and discuss remaini...

Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean

Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Any Link Between Legal Central Bank Independence and Inflation? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2005/75

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Jácome , and Francisco Vazquez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2005

ISBN: 9781451860948

Keywords: structural reform, Latin America, central bank, central banks, monetary policy, monetary fund, Latin Amercia,

This paper reviews central bank legislation in 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 1990s. Using panel regressions, we find a negative relationship between legal central bank independence (CBI...

A License to Issue (Anywhere)

A License to Issue (Anywhere) »

Source: A License to Issue (Anywhere) : Patterns and Drivers of Corporate Bonds in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2017/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Svetlana Vtyurina , Adrian Robles , and Bennett Sutton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484305911

Keywords: Latin America, capital structure, firm-level, LA-6, corporate bond markets, Institutions and the Macroeconomy, General

This paper overviews patterns in bond issuance in local and external markets by firms in six large Latin American countries. Data suggest that despite rising issuance, local markets remain small and shallow in seve...

Benefits of Global and Regional Financial Integration in Latin America

Benefits of Global and Regional Financial Integration in Latin America »

Source: Benefits of Global and Regional Financial Integration in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2017/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luc Eyraud , Diva Singh , and Bennett Sutton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475568684

Keywords: Latin America, Financial integration, International financial markets, Growth, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

The timing is ripe to pursue greater regional financial integration in Latin America given the withdrawal of some global banks from the region and the weakening of growth prospects. Important initiatives are ongoin...