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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...

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...

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....

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...

Tax Revenue and (or?) Trade Liberalization

Tax Revenue and (or?) Trade Liberalization »

Source: Tax Revenue and (or?) Trade Liberalization

Volume/Issue: 2005/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Keen , and Thomas Baunsgaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9781451861310

Keywords: Tax reform, tax revenues, tax revenue, trade taxes, domestic tax, trade reform,

With the public finances of many developing and emerging market countries still heavily dependent on trade tax revenues, further trade liberalization may be hindered unless they are able to develop alternative sour...

The Response of the Current Account to Terms of Trade Shocks

The Response of the Current Account to Terms of Trade Shocks »

Source: The Response of the Current Account to Terms of Trade Shocks : Persistence Matters

Volume/Issue: 2003/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , and Christopher Kent

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451856361

Keywords: terms of trade, shock persistence, terms of trade shocks, trade shocks, trade shock, current account balance, Current accounts,

Is the relationship between the current account balance and the terms of trade affected by the persistence of terms of trade shocks? In intertemporal models of the current account that incorporate a consumption-smo...

Do Some Forms of Financial Flows Help Protect From Sudden Stops?

Do Some Forms of Financial Flows Help Protect From Sudden Stops? »

Source: Do Some Forms of Financial Flows Help Protect From Sudden Stops?

Volume/Issue: 2006/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , and Andrei Levchenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2006

ISBN: 9781451864625

Keywords: crises, financial flows, fdi, direct investment, foreign investors, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

There is a debate on whether some forms of financial flows offer better crisis protection than others. Using a large panel of advanced, emerging, and developing countries during 1970-2003, this paper analyzes the b...

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...

International Reserves and Self-Insurance against External Shocks

International Reserves and Self-Insurance against External Shocks »

Source: International Reserves and Self-Insurance against External Shocks

Volume/Issue: 2008/149

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Régis Barnichon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451870077

Keywords: Natural Disasters, Terms of Trade Shocks, disasters, terms of trade, trade shocks, disaster,

The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published...