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Source: St.Vincent and the Grenadines : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2011/343

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2011

ISBN: 9781463929176

Keywords: current account, public debt, debt service, public sector debt, debt sustainability

This consultation paper explains that in addition to the adverse impact of the global slowdown and higher commodity prices, St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been hit by two successive natural disasters in the las...

St.Vincent and the Grenadines
			: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

St.Vincent and the Grenadines : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2011/343

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463929176.002

ISBN: 9781463929176

Keywords: current account, public debt, debt service, public sector debt, debt sustainability

This consultation paper explains that in addition to the adverse impact of the global slowdown and higher commodity prices, St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been hit by two successive natural disasters in the las...

Caribbean centers: Stricter rules change climate for offshore financial centers

Caribbean centers: Stricter rules change climate for offshore financial centers »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 15

Volume/Issue: 31/15

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451929829

Keywords: debt, capital markets, international capital markets, bond issues, international capital, NBER speech,

On July 17, IMF First Deputy Managing Director Anne Krueger addressed a National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER) conference on the lessons to be learned from the Argentina crisis and how these can be used to ra...

Fiscal Sustainability and Policy Issues in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Fiscal Sustainability and Policy Issues in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability and Policy Issues in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Volume/Issue: 2003/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anthony Pellechio , Saqib Rizavi , and Phebby Kufa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451857894

Keywords: Currency Union, public debt, debt ratio, fiscal policies, central bank, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes, National Deficit Surplus,

The fiscal position of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) has deteriorated significantly in recent years, resulting in sharp increases in public debt. The sustainability of public debt is examined using th...

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines »

Source: St. Vincent and the Grenadines : Recent Economic Developments

Volume/Issue: 2000/163

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2000

ISBN: 9781451839968

Keywords: public sector, interest, debt, ministry of finance, capital expenditure

As a reflection of the vulnerability to external shocks and the importance of large projects, gross domestic product growth has showed significant variations in the second half of the 1990s. The large public sector...

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...

Macroeconomic Implications of Natural Disasters in the Caribbean

Macroeconomic Implications of Natural Disasters in the Caribbean »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Natural Disasters in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2004/224

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tobias Rasmussen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451875355

Keywords: Natural Disasters, Eastern Caribbean, disasters, hurricane, disaster, natural hazard, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Economic Development: General,

Each year natural disasters affect about 200 million people and cause about $50 billion in damage. This paper compares the incidence of natural disasters across countries along several dimensions and finds that the...

A Hybrid Approach to Estimating the Efficiency of Public Spending on Education in Emerging and Developing Economies

A Hybrid Approach to Estimating the Efficiency of Public Spending on Education in Emerging and Developing Economies »

Source: A Hybrid Approach to Estimating the Efficiency of Public Spending on Education in Emerging and Developing Economies

Volume/Issue: 2014/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Grigoli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484398241

Keywords: Education expenditure, efficiency, hybrid, developing economies, emerging economies, education spending, expenditure, educational outcomes, Health Production: Nutrition, Mortality

The measurement of the efficiency of public education expenditure using parametric and non-parametric methods has proven challenging. This paper seeks to overcome the difficulties of earlier studies by using a hybr...

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...

Growth Empirics Under Model Uncertainty

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Source: Growth Empirics Under Model Uncertainty : Is Africa Different?

Volume/Issue: 2005/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2005

ISBN: 9781451860375

Keywords: growth regressions, Bayesian model averaging, dynamic panel estimation, debt, probability, samples, debt service, external debt, Bayesian Analysis, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data

This paper attempts to identify robust patterns of cross-country growth behavior in the world as a whole and Africa. It employs a novel methodology that incorporates a dynamic panel estimator, and Bayesian Model Av...