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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...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union »

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...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2005/305

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451811681

Keywords: macroeconomic fluctuations, business cycle, real interest, business cycles, real interest rate

This Selected Issues paper analyzes macroeconomic fluctuations in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The paper describes data, along with the estimation technique used to ensure stationarity of the data....

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/97

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451811704

Keywords: capita income, business cycles, capita incomes, international monetary fund, central bank

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the income dispersion and comovement in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union region. It finds that incomes are diverging, with the Leeward Islands converging to a higher income l...

Tax Concessions and Foreign Direct Investment in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Tax Concessions and Foreign Direct Investment in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union »

Source: Tax Concessions and Foreign Direct Investment in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Volume/Issue: 2008/257

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jingqing Chai , and Rishi Goyal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2008

ISBN: 9781451871159

Keywords: Concessions, Incentives, ECCU, fdi, tax incentives, direct investment,

Tax concessions have been employed as a central component of the development strategy in the small island states comprising the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union. This paper compares the costs of concessions in term...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : 2007 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2008/94

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451811711

Keywords: debt, interest, public sector, public debt, interest rate

Over the last decade, the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) macroeconomic performance has deteriorated relative to the rest of the Caribbean. Tourism accounts for three-fifths of exports, and the import conte...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : 2009 Discussion on Common Policies of Members Countries: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2009/175

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451811735

Keywords: debt, interest, public debt, public sector, interest rate

The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) countries financial system has increasingly come under stress particularly through weakly supervised nonbank and offshore financial sectors with knock-on effects to domes...

Chapter 11. Fiscal Policy Rules and Fiscal Performance: Evidence from Microstates

Chapter 11. Fiscal Policy Rules and Fiscal Performance: Evidence from Microstates »

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

A number of governments across the world have adopted fiscal policy rules, especially against the backdrop of worsening fiscal performances and rising debt levels. Recently, following the financial crisis, f...

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...

Chapter 14: Offshore Financial Centers: To Be or Not to Be?

Chapter 14: Offshore Financial Centers: To Be or Not to Be? »

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

Offshore financial centers (OFCs) are the focus of policymakers in the Eastern Caribbean Economic and Currency Union (OECS/ECCU), in the broader Caribbean, and at the global level. Although the OECS/ECCU mem...