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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

Chapter 1 Paving the Way for Sustained Growth in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Chapter 1 Paving the Way for Sustained Growth in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic »

Source: Excerpt: Paving the Way to Sustained Growth and Prosperity in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484370315

Figure 1.1, panels 1 and 2). The income gap of CAPDR countries relative to the United States, measured in per capita terms, has only recently recovered to the level of the 1960s...

Excerpt: Paving the Way to Sustained Growth and Prosperity in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Excerpt: Paving the Way to Sustained Growth and Prosperity in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic »

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484370315.073

ISBN: 9781484370315

This is an excerpt from Paving the Way to Growth and Prosperity in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic edited by Kimberly Beaton, Roberto Garcia Saltos, and Lorenzo Figliuoli. Over the past three de...

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....

What is Behind Latin America's Declining Income Inequality?

What is Behind Latin America's Declining Income Inequality? »

Volume/Issue: 2014/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Evridiki Tsounta , and Anayochukwu Osueke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498378581.001

ISBN: 9781498378581

Keywords: Gini, emerging economies, Kuznets, gini coefficient, kuznets curve, declining inequality, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Equity, Justice, Inequality

Income inequality in Latin America has declined during the last decade, in contrast to the experience in many other emerging and developed regions. However, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the worl...

What is Behind Latin America’s Declining Income Inequality?*

What is Behind Latin America’s Declining Income Inequality?* »

Source: What is Behind Latin America's Declining Income Inequality?

Volume/Issue: 2014/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Evridiki Tsounta , and Anayochukwu Osueke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498378581

Keywords: Gini, emerging economies, Kuznets, gini coefficient, kuznets curve, declining inequality, Personal Income and Wealth Distribution, Equity, Justice, Inequality

Income inequality in Latin America has declined during the last decade, in contrast to the experience in many other emerging and developed regions. However, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the worl...

The Role of Fiscal Transparency in Sustaining Growth and Stability in Latin America

The Role of Fiscal Transparency in Sustaining Growth and Stability in Latin America »

Volume/Issue: 2007/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Taryn Parry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867848.001

ISBN: 9781451867848

Keywords: Macroeconomic stability, fiscal policy, fiscal activities, contingent liabilities, decentralization,

Latin America has experienced a resurgence in growth in recent years. However, it is also a region that has been prone to crises while growth has not delivered a significant reduction in poverty and inequality. Mai...

The Role of Fiscal Transparency in Sustaining Growth and Stability in Latin America*

The Role of Fiscal Transparency in Sustaining Growth and Stability in Latin America* »

Source: The Role of Fiscal Transparency in Sustaining Growth and Stability in Latin America

Volume/Issue: 2007/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Taryn Parry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

ISBN: 9781451867848

Keywords: Macroeconomic stability, fiscal policy, fiscal activities, contingent liabilities, decentralization,

Latin America has experienced a resurgence in growth in recent years. However, it is also a region that has been prone to crises while growth has not delivered a significant reduction in poverty and inequality. Mai...