Recommended Readings from IMF Publications

The December 2016 IMF Research Bulletin features highlights from ongoing IMF research and publications.


The December 2016 IMF Research Bulletin features highlights from ongoing IMF research and publications.

Challenges for Central Banking: Perspectives from Latin America

This volume takes a look at the multilateral effort between the IMF and the central banks of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru to help close the gap in our knowledge regarding the critical challenges confronting central banks in Latin America. It offers a panoramic overview of the policy changes made to date and the challenges that still lie ahead. Chapter contributions are from central bank and IMF staff.

2016. 264 pp. Paperback ISBN 978-1-51359-176-6. $30

Financial Integration in Latin America: A New Strategy for a New Normal

Many factors indicate that now may be the time for Latin American economies to work toward greater regional financial integration. This book examines the financial landscape of seven Latin American economies—Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay—and makes the case for them to pursue regional financial integration. It provides a comprehensive look at the financial sector and describes the benefits of financial integration to the region as well as recommendations to overcome any barriers to cross-border activity in banks.

2017. 136 pp. Paperback ISBN 978-1-51352-024-7. $30

Latin America: New Challenges to Growth and Stability

Over the past 15 years, countries in Latin America have made tremendous progress in strengthening their economies and improving living standards. Although output fell during the global financial crisis, most economies in the region staged a rapid recovery. However, the region may be facing a more challenging period ahead. This book argues that Latin America can rise to the challenge, and policymakers in the region are already implementing reforms in education, energy, and other sectors.

2014. 272 pp. Paperback ISBN 978-1-498832-812-6. $25

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