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Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean

Financial Development and Inclusion in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2018/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chuan Li , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484345306.001

ISBN: 9781484345306

Keywords: Caribbean, Financial systems, Jamaica, Latin America, Western Hemisphere, Financial inclusion, Financial Development, General, Government Policy and Regulation, General

Many Caribbean financial systems are relatively well developed for their size but benefits are concentrated in a small part of the population. In several large countries, the financial development levels are below...

Financial Globalization and the Governance of Domestic Financial Intermediaries

Financial Globalization and the Governance of Domestic Financial Intermediaries »

Volume/Issue: 2007/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thierry Tressel , and Thierry Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866117.001

ISBN: 9781451866117

Keywords: financial globalization, domestic banks, collusion, bailout guarantees, bank capital, foreign banks, fdi, credit market, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Monetary Growth Models,

We model an economy in which domestic banks and firms face incentive constraints, as in Holmstrom and Tirole (1997). Firms borrow from banks and uninformed investors, and can collude with banks to reduce the intens...

Financial Inclusion
			: Zooming in on Latin America

Financial Inclusion : Zooming in on Latin America »

Volume/Issue: 2015/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Yixi Deng , Anna Ivanova , Izabela Karpowicz , Filiz Unsal , Eva VanLeemput , and Joyce Wong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513568928.001

ISBN: 9781513568928

Keywords: Financial inclusion, Growth, Inequality, finance, household, households, bank, Equity, Justice, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have made important strides in promoting financial inclusion of firms and households. However, while the region is broadly at par with its peers on financial inclu...

Financing Uganda'S Poverty Reduction Strategy
			: Is Aid Causing More Pain Than Gain?

Financing Uganda'S Poverty Reduction Strategy : Is Aid Causing More Pain Than Gain? »

Volume/Issue: 2004/170

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mwanza Nkusu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858457.001

ISBN: 9781451858457

Keywords: and poverty, reer, exchange rate, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, real effective exchange rate, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Welfare and Poverty: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Uganda's market-friendly development strategy and poverty reduction agenda have attracted large financial inflows, including aid. During 2000-02, concerns about a possible aid-induced Dutch disease were heightened...

Global Aging and Fiscal Policy with International Labor Mobility
			: A Political Economy Perspective

Global Aging and Fiscal Policy with International Labor Mobility : A Political Economy Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2005/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mehmet Tosun

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861594.001

ISBN: 9781451861594

Keywords: population aging, overlapping generations, endogenous fiscal policy, international labor mobility, international capital mobility, aging, labor mobility, social security, labor migration, Economic Growth of Open Economies

This paper uses an overlapping generations model with international labor mobility and a politically responsive fiscal policy to examine aging in developed and developing regions. Migrant workers change the politic...

Launching Export Accelerations in Latin America and the World

Launching Export Accelerations in Latin America and the World »

Volume/Issue: 2017/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Valerie Cerra , and Martha Tesfaye Woldemichael

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475585506.001

ISBN: 9781475585506

Keywords: Trade, Unemployment, export accelerations, growth, inequality, probit, synthetic control method, Latin America and the Caribbean; globalization, Latin America and the Caribbean, globalization

This paper investigates the determinants of sustained accelerations in goods and services exports. Strong predictors of export takeoffs include domestic and structural indicators such as lower macroeconomic uncerta...

Revisiting the Link between Trade, Growth and Inequality
			: Lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean

Revisiting the Link between Trade, Growth and Inequality : Lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2017/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kimberly Beaton , Aliona Cebotari , and Andras Komaromi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475585551.001

ISBN: 9781475585551

Keywords: Trade, Globalization, Growth, Liberalization, Inequality, Latin America, Caribbean, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Globalization: General, General

We revisit the relationship between international trade, economic growth and inequality with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. The paper combines two approaches: First, we employ a cross-country panel fra...

Spillovers from Global and Regional Shocks to Armenia

Spillovers from Global and Regional Shocks to Armenia »

Volume/Issue: 2015/241

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Knarik Ayvazyan , and Teresa Daban Sanchez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513590462.001

ISBN: 9781513590462

Keywords: Spillovers, Trade, Business cycles, Transmission channels, SVAR, economy, trading partners, regional shocks, oil prices, General

Using a structural vector auto-regression (SVAR) model, this paper examines the size, geographical sources, and transmission channels of global and regional shocks to the Armenian economy. Results show that Armenia...

Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2005/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Kevin Carey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862140.001

ISBN: 9781451862140

Keywords: growth, growth accelerations, pro-poor growth, pro-poor, growth rates, tfp, real gdp, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa

Are improvements in growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since the mid-1990s sustainable? What types of growth strategies contribute the most to reducing poverty? This paper examines these questions in four stages. F...

The Global Welfare Impact of China
			: Trade Integration and Technological Change

The Global Welfare Impact of China : Trade Integration and Technological Change »

Volume/Issue: 2012/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Julian Di Giovanni , Jing Zhang , and Andrei Levchenko

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502312.001

ISBN: 9781475502312

Keywords: productivity growth, trade costs, correlation, equation, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Economic Growth of Open Economies,

This paper evaluates the global welfare impact of China's trade integration and technological change in a quantitative Ricardian-Heckscher-Ohlin model implemented on 75 countries. We simulate two alternative produc...