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Who’s Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Who’s Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas »

Source: Who's Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Martin Mühleisen , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067882

Keywords: inflation, bond, commodity prices, spillovers, interest rates

In a global economy beset by concerns over a growth recession, financial volatility, and rising inflation, countries in the Western Hemisphere have been among the few bright spots in recent years. This has not come...

Chapter 1 Introduction and Summary

Chapter 1 Introduction and Summary »

Source: Who's Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Martin Mühleisen , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067882

Keywords: inflation, bond, commodity prices, spillovers, interest rates

In a global economy beset by concerns over a growth recession, financial volatility, and rising inflation, many countries in the Western Hemisphere have been among the few bright spots in recent years. Not t...

Chapter 2 The Effect of External Conditions on Growth in Latin America

Chapter 2 The Effect of External Conditions on Growth in Latin America »

Source: Who's Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Martin Mühleisen , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067882

Keywords: inflation, bond, commodity prices, spillovers, interest rates

Following the economic crises of the late 1990s and early 2000s, Latin America has enjoyed an extraordinary recovery. From 2004 to 2007, the region grew at an average annual rate of more than 5 percent, maki...

Chapter 3 Spillovers Across NAFTA

Chapter 3 Spillovers Across NAFTA »

Source: Who's Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Martin Mühleisen , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067882

Keywords: inflation, bond, commodity prices, spillovers, interest rates

The past two decades have witnessed an acceleration in globalization, as trade and cross-border holdings of financial assets have grown more quickly than economic activity in most regions of the world. In No...

Chapter 4 Central America: Regional Trends and U.S. Cycles

Chapter 4 Central America: Regional Trends and U.S. Cycles »

Source: Who's Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Martin Mühleisen , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067882

Keywords: inflation, bond, commodity prices, spillovers, interest rates

The economies of Central America share a close relationship with the United States, with considerable comovement of GDP growth over a long period of time. The open nature of the region’s economies, combined...

Chapter 5 Oil Price Pass-Through in Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Chapter 5 Oil Price Pass-Through in Latin American and Caribbean Countries »

Source: Who's Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Martin Mühleisen , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067882

Keywords: inflation, bond, commodity prices, spillovers, interest rates

World crude oil prices roughly tripled during the period from late 2002 to late 2007, and the world wholesale price of refined products rose by about the same proportion (Figures 5.1 and 5.2). The dramatic i...

Chapter 6 World Commodity Prices and Inflation in Latin America

Chapter 6 World Commodity Prices and Inflation in Latin America »

Source: Who's Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Martin Mühleisen , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067882

Keywords: inflation, bond, commodity prices, spillovers, interest rates

Inflation has recently picked up in most countries in Latin America, posing a risk for what is perhaps the region’s most important macroeconomic accomplishment in the past decade—the sustained decline in inf...

Chapter 7 Financial Flows from the United States to Latin America: Basic Patterns, Causes, and Implications

Chapter 7 Financial Flows from the United States to Latin America: Basic Patterns, Causes, and Implications »

Source: Who's Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Martin Mühleisen , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067882

Keywords: inflation, bond, commodity prices, spillovers, interest rates

Much research has shown the importance of U.S. financial conditions for the rest of the world (see Chapter 12), but the literature analyzing the causes and impact of U.S. financial flows is much sparser. As...

Chapter 8 Financial Linkages Between the United States and Latin America: Evidence from Daily Data

Chapter 8 Financial Linkages Between the United States and Latin America: Evidence from Daily Data »

Source: Who's Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Martin Mühleisen , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067882

Keywords: inflation, bond, commodity prices, spillovers, interest rates

With financial markets becoming increasingly integrated, financial market linkages are believed to be an increasingly important mechanism for the transmission of shocks across countries. Starting from the ea...

Chapter 9 Real Implications of Financial Linkages Between Canada and the United States

Chapter 9 Real Implications of Financial Linkages Between Canada and the United States »

Source: Who's Driving Whom? Analyzing External and Intra-Regional Linkages in the Americas

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jeronimo Zettelmeyer , Martin Mühleisen , and Shaun Roache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067882

Keywords: inflation, bond, commodity prices, spillovers, interest rates

The ongoing turmoil in global financial markets has underscored the importance of financial linkages between countries as well as the impact of financial conditions on real economic activity. This chapter de...