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Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

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Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2011/32

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455213894

Keywords: debt, tfp, capital stock, growth rate, growth performance

The objective of this paper is to analyze the growth performance of the ECCU countries since independence and the policy challenges they face to ensure sustained growth in the period ahead. Although tourism special...

Chapter 18: Impediments to Developing the Private Sector

Chapter 18: Impediments to Developing the Private Sector »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

Chapter 5 on Public Debt). The region’s growth model will increasingly have to shift either to the private sector or to public-private partnerships. Enabling the private sector to flourish requi...

Chapter 4: Economic Growth

Chapter 4: Economic Growth »

Source: The Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union : Macroeconomics and Financial Systems

Series: Books

Author(s): Alfred Schipke , Aliona Cebotari , and Nita Thacker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616352653

Keywords: debt restructuring, banking, central bank, eastern caribbean central bank, public debt

1 terms of trade shocks, decline in official foreign assistance, recessions in the developed countries—the main source of tourism and foreign direct investment (FDI...

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals »

Source: Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals : Purgatory…not Paradise

Volume/Issue: 2014/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Magud , and Esteban Vesperoni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781475543735

Keywords: reversals, macro-prudential, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate flexibility, flexible exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We document the behavior of macro and credit variables during episodes of capital inflows reversals in economies with different degrees of exchange rate flexibility. We find that exchange rate flexibility is associ...

Eleventh Review of Quotas: IMF Financial Resources to Rise to $297 Billion As Members Consent to Quota Increase IMF Quota Increase

Eleventh Review of Quotas: IMF Financial Resources to Rise to $297 Billion As Members Consent to Quota Increase IMF Quota Increase »

Source: IMF Survey : Volume 28, Issue 03

Volume/Issue: 28/3

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451936155

Keywords: international monetary fund, IMF Quota Increase,

On January 22, the IMF announced that more than 85 percent of its members had consented to an increase in the IMF’s quotas. The text of Press Release No. 99/4, issued on January 22, follows....

Reserve Pooling in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and the CFA Franc Zone

Reserve Pooling in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and the CFA Franc Zone »

Source: Reserve Pooling in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and the CFA Franc Zone : A Comparative Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2001/104

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hazel Selvon , Tracy Polius , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451852769

Keywords: ECCU, CFA franc zone, reserve pooling, monetary authority, terms of trade, monetary union, monetary unions, central bank, Econometric and Statistical Methods: General, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

The paper presents a comparison of the gains from the pooling of reserves, and hence reserve variability, in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) and the CFA franc zone. The results indicate that countries w...

Remoteness and Real Exchange Rate Volatility

Remoteness and Real Exchange Rate Volatility »

Source: Remoteness and Real Exchange Rate Volatility

Volume/Issue: 2005/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860207

Keywords: Real exchange rate volatility, trade costs, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rate volatility, International Finance: General, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General,

This paper examines the impact of trade costs on real exchange rate volatility. The channel is examined by constructing a two-country Ricardian model of trade, based on the work of Dornbusch, Fischer, and Samuelson...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/88

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451811643

Keywords: tourist, tourism organization, cruise passenger, tourist arrivals, tourism receipts

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the competitive threats to the tourism sector in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The paper concludes that the ECCU countries have lost competitiveness globally and v...

Empirical Evidenceon the Effects of Tax Incentives

Empirical Evidenceon the Effects of Tax Incentives »

Source: Empirical Evidenceon the Effects of Tax Incentives

Volume/Issue: 2009/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Klemm , and Stefan Parys

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451872835

Keywords: fdi, investment allowances, direct investment

This paper considers two empirical questions about tax incentives: (1) are incentives used as tools of tax competition and (2) how effective are incentives in attracting investment? To answer these, we prepared a n...

Optimal Reserves in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union1

Optimal Reserves in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union1 »

Source: Optimal Reserves in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Volume/Issue: 2009/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wendell Samuel , Emilio Pineda , and Mario Dehesa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872248

Keywords: Optimal Reserves, ECCU, Reserve Adequacy, banking, current account, central bank, external debt,

Recent turbulence in global and Caribbean regional financial markets underscore the importance of reassessing the adequacy of international reserves held by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Using the Jean...