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Caribbean Renewal
			: Tackling Fiscal and Debt Challenges

Caribbean Renewal : Tackling Fiscal and Debt Challenges »

Series: Books

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484369142.071

ISBN: 9781484369142

Keywords: public debt, debt reduction, fiscal consolidation, debt restructuring, fiscal policy

Caribbean economies face high and rising debt-to-GDP ratios that jeopardize prospects for medium-term debt sustainability and growth. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges of fiscal consolid...

Stabilization, Debt, and Fiscal Policy in the Caribbean

Stabilization, Debt, and Fiscal Policy in the Caribbean »

Source: Stabilization, Debt, and Fiscal Policy in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2005/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ratna Sahay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

ISBN: 9781451860450

Keywords: Stabilization, public debt, interest, fiscal balance, expenditures,

Although Caribbean countries have been largely successful in bringing annual inflation down to single digits in recent years-regardless of their exchange rate regime-their growth rates have been disappointing and t...

The Challenges of Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean1

The Challenges of Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean1 »

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...

Fiscal Discipline and Exchange Rate Regimes

Fiscal Discipline and Exchange Rate Regimes »

Source: Fiscal Discipline and Exchange Rate Regimes : Evidence From the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2006/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rupa Duttagupta , and Guillermo Tolosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

ISBN: 9781451863796

Keywords: exchange rate, fiscal stances, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

This paper assesses the nature of fiscal discipline under alternative exchange rate regimes. First, it shows in a simple theoretical framework that fiscal agencies under a currency union with a fixed exchange rate...

Fiscal Cycles in the Caribbean

Fiscal Cycles in the Caribbean »

Source: Fiscal Cycles in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2009/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juliana Araujo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451873054

Keywords: Procyclicality, fiscal accounts, natural disasters, expenditure, government expenditure, fiscal balance, tax revenues, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The sharp increase in debt in the Caribbean since the mid-1990s has focused attention on the conduct of fiscal policy in the region. This paper aims to diagnose how fiscal policy has behaved during this period by l...

Chapter 1. Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean: An Overview

Chapter 1. Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean: An Overview »

Source: Caribbean Renewal : Tackling Fiscal and Debt Challenges

Series: Books

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484369142

Keywords: public debt, debt reduction, fiscal consolidation, debt restructuring, fiscal policy

Caribbean economies face high and rising debt-to-GDP ratios that jeopardize prospects for medium-term debt sustainability and growth. In 2011, the region’s overall public sector debt was estimated at about 7...

Chapter 2. Fiscal Performance in the Caribbean Before and After the Global Financial Crisis

Chapter 2. Fiscal Performance in the Caribbean Before and After the Global Financial Crisis »

Source: Caribbean Renewal : Tackling Fiscal and Debt Challenges

Series: Books

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484369142

Keywords: public debt, debt reduction, fiscal consolidation, debt restructuring, fiscal policy

The Caribbean has a track record of high fiscal deficits, partly reflecting procyclical fiscal policies in good times. This has resulted in elevated levels of public-debt-to-GDP ratios since 1990. The predom...

Chapter 3. Public Debt Profile and Public Debt Management in the Caribbean

Chapter 3. Public Debt Profile and Public Debt Management in the Caribbean »

Source: Caribbean Renewal : Tackling Fiscal and Debt Challenges

Series: Books

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484369142

Keywords: public debt, debt reduction, fiscal consolidation, debt restructuring, fiscal policy

This chapter reviews the current public debt and debt management characteristics of Caribbean economies. In particular, it reviews the debt profile in the region and assesses whether the structure of public...

Chapter 4. Global Large Debt Reduction: Lessons for the Caribbean

Chapter 4. Global Large Debt Reduction: Lessons for the Caribbean »

Source: Caribbean Renewal : Tackling Fiscal and Debt Challenges

Series: Books

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484369142

Keywords: public debt, debt reduction, fiscal consolidation, debt restructuring, fiscal policy

The global financial crisis has led to renewed interest in the issue of debt reduction for many governments. Low economic growth, low budgetary revenues, and stimulus spending to prop up economic activity ha...

Chapter 5. Fiscal Consolidation: Country Experiences and Lessons from the Empirical Literature

Chapter 5. Fiscal Consolidation: Country Experiences and Lessons from the Empirical Literature »

Source: Caribbean Renewal : Tackling Fiscal and Debt Challenges

Series: Books

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2014

ISBN: 9781484369142

Keywords: public debt, debt reduction, fiscal consolidation, debt restructuring, fiscal policy

Governments facing high debt levels and seeking to undertake fiscal consolidation are often confronted with a number of interrelated questions. What promotes a successful fiscal consolidation? How large shou...