Nov 2022
Author(s): Rodrigues Bastos, Fabiano;Gutiérrez, Diego;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
Global financial shocks under a revamped global financial landscape can produce unexpected, multi-faceted, and disruptive implications for emerging market economies. Using the VIX index as a proxy…
Sep 2022
Author(s): Latin American and Caribbean Public Debt Management Specialists Group
The LAC Debt Group believes that to have sound regional policy it is important to have valid, comparable, and standardized data on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Therefore, at the core of the…
Jul 2022
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Graham, Monique;Richardson, Natasha;Acevedo, María Cecilia;Pereira, Stefano;Clayton, Khamal;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;Gauto, Victor
This edition of the Caribbean Economics Quarterly (Q2-2022) is a collaboration between the IDBs Caribbean Country Department and IDB Invest, which focuses on firms access to finance. The report…
May 2022
Author(s): Baumann Fonay, Iván
Since the turn of the century, emerging market economies have begun to develop markets for bonds denominated in their local currencies, thus trying to avoid the “original sin” that resulted in many…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Martínez-Vázquez, Jorge;Muñoz Miranda, Andrés;Angarita, Matilde
Las transferencias de capital, es decir, los recursos transferidos con el propósito de ayudar a financiar inversiones de capital de los gobiernos subnacionales, siguen siendo un instrumento necesario…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;Clayton, Khamal;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Graham, Monique;Khadan, Jeetendra;Satnarine-Singh, Nirvana
Last year ended with incipient but fragile economic recoveries in most Caribbean economies. Relatively low vaccination rates remain a concern in the six countries covered by the Caribbean Country…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Tchuindjo, Leonard.
A la suite de la pandémie du Covid-19, quelques pays dAfrique subsaharienne ont profité du bas niveau des taux dintért sur les marchés financiers internationaux pour refinancer leurs Euro-obligations…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Economist Impact
The Global Microscope is a benchmarking index that has assessed the enabling environment for financial inclusion across 55 countries since 2007. This year, the Economist Impact team conducted an…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Economist Impact
El Microscopio Global es un índice de referencia que ha evaluado el entorno propicio para la inclusión financiera en 55 países desde 2007. Este año, el equipo de Economist Impact realizó una…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Latin American and Caribbean Public Debt Management Specialists Group
The LAC Debt Group believes that to have sound regional policy it is important to have valid, comparable, and standardized data on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Therefore, at the core of the…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;Frazier, Gralyn;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Bollers, Elton;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
For more than a year, the Caribbean economics team at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has focused on the potential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for lives and livelihoods across the…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Bijkerk, Werner
Financial technology (fintech) creates a profound impact and structural change in the financial market in an unusually rapid way. Traditional regulatory tools, as well as the use of new regulatory…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Bijkerk, Werner
La tecnología financiera genera en el mercado financiero un impacto profundo y un cambio estructural de una manera inusualmente veloz. Las herramientas tradicionales de regulación, así como el empleo…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Latin American and Caribbean Public Debt Management Specialists Group
The LAC Debt Group believes that to have sound regional policy it is important to have valid, comparable, and standardized data on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Therefore, at the core of the…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Carrillo, Julio A.;Mendoza, Enrique G.;Nuguer, Victoria;Roldán-Peña, Jessica
Countries should have two different rules: a monetary policy rule for inefficiency in adjusting prices, and a financial policy rule for inefficiencies originating in financial markets. A two-rule…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Carrillo, Julio A.;Mendoza, Enrique G.;Nuguer, Victoria;Roldán-Peña, Jessica
Los países deberían tener dos reglas diferentes: una regla de política monetaria para la ineficiencia en el ajuste de precios y una regla de política financiera para las ineficiencias originadas en…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Támola, Alejandro;Fernández Díez, María Carmen
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the largest global economic contraction since the Great Depression. Governments are faced with the daunting task of devising policy responses in an environment of…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Támola, Alejandro;Fernández Díez, María Carmen
La pandemia del COVID-19 ha desencadenado la mayor contracción económica mundial desde la Gran Depresión. Los gobiernos se enfrentan a la abrumadora tarea de diseñar políticas públicas en un entorno…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Bastante, Marcelo
El estudio representa una actualización del primer informe sobre el ecosistema Fintech en Argentina llevado a cabo en el año 2018. Describe la evolución y los avances ocurridos con respecto a la…
May 2020
Author(s): Herrera, Diego
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) comprise 99.5 percent of the businesses, 60 percent of the employed population, and about 25 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in Latin…