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			: Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System

Paraguay : Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks , Randa Sab , Valerie Mercer-Blackman , and Roberto Benelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064201.058

ISBN: 9781589064201

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial systems, exchange rate, banking, bonds, banking system, financial system

Following some historical background, this paper describes how corruption is manifested in Paraguay. The paper distinguishes between factors that explain the growth performance of Paraguay since 1960 (where corrupt...

Chapter1. Has Corruption in Paraguay Contributed to Slow Economic Growth?

Chapter1. Has Corruption in Paraguay Contributed to Slow Economic Growth? »

Source: Paraguay : Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks , Randa Sab , Valerie Mercer-Blackman , and Roberto Benelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064201

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial systems, exchange rate, banking, bonds, banking system, financial system

A. Introduction Paraguay has long–standing problems with corruption and contraband. It figures as the most corrupt country in Latin America and the third most corrupt out of 133 coun...

Chapter2. Financial Crises and Behavior of Private Sector Credit in Paraguay

Chapter2. Financial Crises and Behavior of Private Sector Credit in Paraguay »

Source: Paraguay : Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks , Randa Sab , Valerie Mercer-Blackman , and Roberto Benelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064201

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial systems, exchange rate, banking, bonds, banking system, financial system

A. Introduction A series of financial crises have afflicted Paraguay since the financial liberalization in the 1990s and have contributed to the fall in private sector credit. Paragu...

Chapter3. Assessing the Reform of the Caja Fiscal

Chapter3. Assessing the Reform of the Caja Fiscal »

Source: Paraguay : Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks , Randa Sab , Valerie Mercer-Blackman , and Roberto Benelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064201

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial systems, exchange rate, banking, bonds, banking system, financial system

A. Background Paraguay's existing pension system is fragmented into eight independent public institutions. Few workers—less than 10 percent of the active labor force—participate in a...

Chapter4. Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in Paraguay

Chapter4. Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in Paraguay »

Source: Paraguay : Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks , Randa Sab , Valerie Mercer-Blackman , and Roberto Benelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064201

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial systems, exchange rate, banking, bonds, banking system, financial system

A. Background In recent years, Paraguay's real exchange rate has exhibited large fluctuations. From end-2000 through end-2002, a period characterized by subsequent banking crises and...

What is Driving Financial De-Dollarization in Latin America?

What is Driving Financial De-Dollarization in Latin America? »

Source: What is Driving Financial De-Dollarization in Latin America?

Volume/Issue: 2011/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mercedes Garcia-Escribano , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455211883

Keywords: de-dollarization, banking system, dollarization, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, constant exchange rate, nominal exchange rate, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General

In the last decade, a group of Latin American countries (Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) experienced a gradual, yet sustained decline in financial dollarization. This paper documents the stylized facts and us...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Paraguay : Corruption, Reform, and the Financial System

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks , Randa Sab , Valerie Mercer-Blackman , and Roberto Benelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 September 2005

ISBN: 9781589064201

Keywords: Economic reforms, Financial systems, exchange rate, banking, bonds, banking system, financial system

Following some historical background, this paper describes how corruption is manifested in Paraguay. The paper distinguishes between factors that explain the growth performance of Paraguay since 1960 (where corrupt...

What is Driving Financial De-Dollarization in Latin America?

What is Driving Financial De-Dollarization in Latin America? »

Volume/Issue: 2011/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mercedes Garcia-Escribano , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455211883.001

ISBN: 9781455211883

Keywords: de-dollarization, banking system, dollarization, exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, constant exchange rate, nominal exchange rate, Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit: General

In the last decade, a group of Latin American countries (Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) experienced a gradual, yet sustained decline in financial dollarization. This paper documents the stylized facts and us...