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12 Inequality During the Transition: Why Did It Increase?

12 Inequality During the Transition: Why Did It Increase? »

Source: A Decade of Transition : Achievements and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Saleh Nsouli , and Oleh Havrylyshyn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2001

ISBN: 9781589060135

Keywords: inflation, privatization, monetary fund, moderate inflation, tax rates

The countries that we still, somewhat lazily, call the transition economies are becoming more diverse by the day. This increase in diversity is reflected in their incomes per capita: some countries have turn...

12 Poverty Reduction Policies

12 Poverty Reduction Policies »

Source: Paraguay : Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alejandro Santos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2009

ISBN: 9781589068520

Keywords: inflation, central bank, exchange rate, monetary policy, monetary fund

The purpose of this chapter is to contribute to the strengthening of the policy instruments required to support poverty reduction in Paraguay. Although policy measur...

11 The Challenge of Sustaining Growth

11 The Challenge of Sustaining Growth »

Source: Paraguay : Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alejandro Santos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2009

ISBN: 9781589068520

Keywords: inflation, central bank, exchange rate, monetary policy, monetary fund

Paraguay’s long-run growth performance has been disappointing. GDP per capita grew by 1½ percent on average since 1960, but over the past 25 years, GDP per capita de...

V Enhancing Growth Prospects and Reducing Poverty

V Enhancing Growth Prospects and Reducing Poverty »

Source: Paraguay : Addressing the Stagnation and Instability Trap

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alejandro Santos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 December 2009

ISBN: 9781589068520

Keywords: inflation, central bank, exchange rate, monetary policy, monetary fund

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VI. What Drives Uruguayan Sovereign Spreads? The Role of Global Factors and Regional Spillovers

VI. What Drives Uruguayan Sovereign Spreads? The Role of Global Factors and Regional Spillovers »

Source: Macroeconomic Implications of Financial Dollarization : The Case of Uruguay

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , Alejandro Lopez Mejia , and Marco Piñón-Farah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

ISBN: 9781589067271

Keywords: Dollarization, Banking sector, Exchange rate regimes, External sector, Fiscal sustainability, Fiscal reforms, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, foreign currency

This chapter examines the determinants of Uruguayan sovereign spreads. In particular, it analyzes to what extent sovereign spreads have been driven by economic fundamentals or by external factors. It also as...