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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2018, Western Hemisphere Department

An Uneven Recovery

Amid escalating trade tensions, tighter financial conditions, and volatile commodity markets, economic recovery in LAC has both moderated and become more uneven

1. A Synchronized Global Upturn and the Outlook for the United States and Canada

1. A Synchronized Global Upturn and the Outlook for the United States and Canada »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : Seizing the Momentum

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484339879

The world economy and global trade are experiencing a broad-based cyclical upswing. Since October 2017, global growth outcomes and the outlook for 2018–19 have improved across all regions, reinf...

5. Poverty and Inequality in Latin America: Gains during the Commodity Boom but an Uncertain Outlook

5. Poverty and Inequality in Latin America: Gains during the Commodity Boom but an Uncertain Outlook »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : Seizing the Momentum

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484339879

Latin America has made impressive progress in reducing inequality and poverty since the turn of the century, although it remains the most unequal region in the world. The declines in inequality...

1. A Shifting Global Landscape and the Outlook for the United States and Canada

1. A Shifting Global Landscape and the Outlook for the United States and Canada »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Western Hemisphere Department : Tale of Two Adjustments

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475575224

Against the backdrop of lackluster global growth in 2016, the world economy is seeing underlying shifts in its economic and policy landscape. Since last October, the outlook for advanced economi...

1. Global Economy in Transition and the Outlook for the United States and Canada

1. Global Economy in Transition and the Outlook for the United States and Canada »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Western Hemisphere Department : Managing Transitions and Risks

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Hamid Faruqee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498329996

Keywords: Latin America, Central America, Caribbean, Commodity price fluctuations, Currency exchange rates

As the world economy undergoes key transitions, the pace of global activity has slowed amid higher financial market volatility. In advanced economies, a modest recovery continues, but unevenly....

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia »

Source: Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia

Volume/Issue: 2015/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Vargas , and Santiago Garriga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513529608

Keywords: Inequality, income, household income, income distribution, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,

We investigate the factors driving Bolivia's success in reducing inequality and poverty during the last 15 years. Our evidence suggests that the reduction was driven mainly by labor income growth at the bottom end...

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia

Explaining Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia »

Volume/Issue: 2015/265

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mauricio Vargas , and Santiago Garriga

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513529608.001

ISBN: 9781513529608

Keywords: Inequality, income, household income, income distribution, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty,

We investigate the factors driving Bolivia's success in reducing inequality and poverty during the last 15 years. Our evidence suggests that the reduction was driven mainly by labor income growth at the bottom end...

Impact of the New Financial Services Law in Bolivia on Financial Stability and Inclusion

Impact of the New Financial Services Law in Bolivia on Financial Stability and Inclusion »

Volume/Issue: 2015/267

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dyna Heng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513598420.001

ISBN: 9781513598420

Keywords: Financial Development, Financial Inclusion, credit, interest, interest rate, borrowers, financial services, Government Policy and Regulation, Enterprise Policy,

This paper examines the impact of the new financial services law in Bolivia-including credit quotas and interest rate caps-on financial stability and inclusion. So far, credit to 'targeted' sectors is growing as in...

Impact of the New Financial Services Law in Bolivia on Financial Stability and Inclusion

Impact of the New Financial Services Law in Bolivia on Financial Stability and Inclusion »

Source: Impact of the New Financial Services Law in Bolivia on Financial Stability and Inclusion

Volume/Issue: 2015/267

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dyna Heng

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513598420

Keywords: Financial Development, Financial Inclusion, credit, interest, interest rate, borrowers, financial services, Government Policy and Regulation, Enterprise Policy,

This paper examines the impact of the new financial services law in Bolivia-including credit quotas and interest rate caps-on financial stability and inclusion. So far, credit to 'targeted' sectors is growing as in...

Capítulo 9. Shocks financieros globales y flujos brutos de capital en América Latina

Capítulo 9. Shocks financieros globales y flujos brutos de capital en América Latina »

Source: América Latina : Nuevos desafíos para el crecimiento y la estabilidad

Series: Books

Author(s): Dora Iakova , Luis Cubeddu , Gustavo Adler , and Sebastian Sosa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 May 2015

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781484318294

Keywords: Economic growth, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Latin America, Commodity trade, términos de intercambio, exportadores de materias primas, América Latina crecimiento, crecimiento económico, políticas macroprudenciales y estabilidad financiera, América Latina

tapering” o atenuación de la expansión cuantitativa— marca solo el inicio de la normalización de las condiciones monetarias de Estados Unidos. En este contexto, es fundamental comprender las imp...

Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth

Redistribution, Inequality, and Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2014/2

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Jonathan Ostry , Andrew Berg , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484352076.006

ISBN: 9781484352076

Keywords: Redistribution, Inequality, Growth, gini, redistributive transfers, income distribution, dependent variable, gini coefficient, and Growth,

The Fund has recognized in recent years that one cannot separate issues of economic growth and stability on one hand and equality on the other. Indeed, there is a strong case for considering inequality and an inabi...