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International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
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May 2013
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    New Publications from the Western Hemisphere Department, May 2012–April 2013

    1. IMF Working Papers

    WP/13/40 – Growth and Employment in the Dominican Republic: Options for a Job-Rich Growth, by Umidjon Abdullaev and Marcello Estevão.

    WP/13/27 – External Conditions and Debt Sustainability in Latin America, by Gustavo Adler and Sebastián Sosa.

    WP/12/301 – The Determinants of Banks’ Liquidity Buffers in Central America, by Corinne Delechat, Camila Henao Arbelaez, Priscilla Muthoora, and Svetlana Vtyurina.

    WP/12/279 – Nonfinancial Firms in Latin America: A Source of Vulnerability? by Maria Gonzalez.

    WP/12/276 – The Challenges of Fiscal Consolidation and Debt Reduction in the Caribbean, by Charles Amo-Yartey, Machiko Narita, Garth Peron Nicholls, Joel Chiedu Okwuokei, Alexandra Peter, and Therese Turner-Jones.

    WP/12/261 – Performance of Publicly Listed Chilean Firms During the 2008–09 Global Financial Crisis, by Yi Wu.

    WP/12/254 – Financial Spillovers to Chile, by Jiri Podpiera.

    WP/12/245 – Natural Disasters: Mitigating Impact, Managing Risks, by Nicole Laframboise and Boileau Loko.

    WP/12/243 – To Cut or Not to Cut? That is the (Central Bank’s) Question - In Search of the Neutral Interest Rate in Latin America, by Nicolas E. Magud and Evridiki Tsounta.

    WP/12/235 – Caribbean Growth in an International Perspective: The Role of Tourism and Size, by Nita Thacker, Sebastian Acevedo, and Roberto Perrelli.

    WP/12/234 – Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic: Trade Integration and Economic Performance, by Stephanie Medina Cas, Andrew Swiston, and Luis-Diego Barrot.

    WP/12/225 – Inflation Responses to Commodity Price Shocks–How and Why Do Countries Differ? by Gaston Gelos and Yulia Ustyugova.

    WP/12/224 – Brazil’s Capital Market: Current Status and Issues for Further Development, by Joonkyu Park.

    WP/12/219 – Dissecting Saving Dynamics: Measuring Wealth, Precautionary, and Credit Effects, by Christopher Carroll, Jiri Slacalek, and Martin Sommer.

    WP/12/193 – Latin America: Vulnerabilities under Construction? By Luis Cubeddu, Camilo E. Tovar, and Evridiki Tsounta.

    WP/12/188 – Riding Global Financial Waves: The Economic Impact of Global Financial Shocks on Emerging Market Economies, by Gustavo Adler and Camilo E. Tovar.

    WP/12/178 – Intertwined Sovereign and Bank Solvencies in a Model of Self-Fulfilling Crisis, by Gustavo Adler.

    WP/12/157 – Threshold Effects of Sovereign Debt: Evidence from the Caribbean, by Kevin Greenidge, Roland Craigwell, Chrystol Thoma, and Lisa Drakes.

    WP/12/155 – Banks’ Liability Structure and Mortgage Lending During the Financial Crisis, by Jihad C. Dagher and Kazim Kazimov.

    WP/12/145 – Intra-Regional Spillovers in South America: Is Brazil Systemic after All? by Gustavo Adler and Sebastián Sosa.

    WP/12/142 – Credit Growth and the Effectiveness of Reserve Requirements and Other Macroprudential Instruments in Latin America, by Camilo E. Tovar, Mercedes Garcia-Escribano, and Mercedes Vera Martin.

    WP/12/124 – Do Dynamic Provisions Enhance Bank Solvency and Reduce Credit Procyclicality? A Study of the Chilean Banking System, by Jorge A. Chan-Lau.

    WP/12/112 – Commodity Price Shocks and Fiscal Outcomes, by Nikola Spatafora and Issouf Samake.

    WP/12/110 – Dynamic Loan Loss Provisioning: Simulations on Effectiveness and Guide to Implementation, by Torsten Wezel, Jorge A. Chan-Lau, and Francesco Columba.

    2. Selected Issues Papers


    • Macroeconomic Implications of Pension Reform in Brazil, Joana Pereira.

    • Real Exchange Rate Appreciation: Can Fiscal Policy Help? Marialuz Moreno Badia and Alex Segura-Ubiergo.

    • Consumer Credit Growth and Risks for Household Financial Stress, Mercedes García-Escribano.


    • Is There an Excess Supply of Housing in Canada? Julien Reynaud.

    • Recent Experience with Macro-Prudential Tools in Canada: Effectiveness and Options Moving Forward, Ivo Krznar and Pablo Medas.

    • Canada’s Loss of External Competitiveness: The Role of Commodity Prices and the Emergence of China, Pablo Medas.


    • Credit Unions in the ECCU: Prospects and Challenges, Y. Wong and A. Lemus.

    • Macroeconomic Statistics in the ECCU, S. Benjamin, A. Brousseau, H. Corbin, M. Mrkaic, and L. Sahely.


    • Output Fluctuations in Chile—The Role of External Factors, Sebastián Sosa.

    • Financial Spillovers to Chile, Jiri Podpiera.

    • Performance of Publicly Listed Chilean Firms during the 2008–09 Global Financial Crisis, Yi Wu.

    Costa Rica

    • International Spillovers, Yulia Ustyugova.

    • Potential Estimates, Yulia Ustyugova.

    • Assessing Fiscal Vulnerability and Medium-Term Sustainability, Pablo Morra.

    • Basel III and Coasta Rica’s Banking System, Fernando Delgado.


    • A Renewed Public Investment Policy in Support of Growth and Poverty Reduction, Abdel Bessaha.


    • What Explains Mexico’s Recovery of U.S. Market Share? Herman Kamil and Jeremy Zook.

    • The Case for Tax Revenue Mobilization in Mexico, Santiago Acosta-Ormaechea.

    • Mexico: Financial Sector Development, Francisco Vázquez Ahued and Esteban Vesperoni.

    • Mexico: Migration and Labor Markets, Enrique Flores and Esteban Vesperoni.


    • Raising Potential Output: The Challenge of Inclusive Growth, Christian Johnson.

    • Lifting a Constraint on Growth: Achievements and Challenges of Nicaragua’s Electricity Sector, Gabriel Di Bella.

    • Fiscal Consolidation–Issues and Policy Options, Issouf Samake.


    • Panama: Taking Stock of a Decade of Tax Reforms, Svetlana Vtyurina.


    • Credit Booms: Relaxing Constraints During Capital Inflow Booms, Nicolas E. Magud.

    • External Financial Shocks: How Important for Paraguay? Jiri Podpiera and Volodymyr Tulin.


    • Institutional Framework for Macroprudential Policy, M. Vera Martin.

    • Advances and Challenges in Social Policies, Yu Ching Wong.

    • Fiscal Objectives: Lower Debt or Higher Savings? M. Vera Martin.

    • Trade Evolution and Policy Challenges, Yu Ching Wong.

    • Banking Sector Spreads, Kevin Ross.

    Trinidad and Tobago

    • The Heritage and Stabilization Fund: Key Issues for the 2012 Review, Joel Okwuokei, Hunter Monroe, and Judith Gold.

    • Developments and Prospects in the Energy Sector, Machiko Narita and Judith Gold.

    United States

    • U.S. Household Wealth and Saving: The Micro Story Behind the Macro Dynamics, Oya Celasun, Daniel Cooper, Jihad Dagher, and Rahul Giri.

    • The Residential Construction Sector: When Will it Emerge from its Rubble? Jihad Dagher and Julien Reynaud.

    • Output Losses Following Financial Crises—A Sensitivity Analysis, Geoffrey Keim, Oya Celasun, and Martin Sommer.

    • Is Long-Term Unemployment Pushing Up Structural Unemployment? Eric Le Borgne.

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