Jan 2019
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
This document presents the group of simulations related to “Government and Institutional Capacity”, and analyzes the results for both the CGE model and the microsimulation model. In a companion…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
This document presents the group of simulations related to “Macroeconomic Shocks”, and analyzes the results for both the CGE model and the microsimulation model. In a companion document, we provide a…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
This document presents the group of simulations related to “Human Development”, and analyzes the results for both the CGE model and the microsimulation model. In a companion document, we provide a…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
This document presents the group of simulations related to “Production and Productive Sectors”, and analyzes the results for both the CGE model and the microsimulation model. In a companion document…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Demaestri, Edgardo C.; Moskovits, Cynthia; Chiara, Jimena
This paper discusses the main issues concerning sovereign fiscal and financial risks from public–private partnerships (PPPs) with a focus on contingent liabilities (CLs). It is based on the…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Schwartz, Moises; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Wright, Allan; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Bollers, Elton; Mooney, Henry; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly; Lorde, Kishmar
The Barbados economy has been challenged over the last decade by elevated fiscal deficits and a rapid build-up in debt. While the country has made efforts to address this challenge through revenue…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Wright, Allan; Grenade, Kari
Fiscal councils are among the most recent innovations in terms of the architecture of fiscal institutions. This paper provides an overview of the history and evolution of these institutions, research…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Suescún, Rodrigo
This paper describes the FMM-MTFF model, a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model developed by the Fiscal Management Division (FMM) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support the…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future.…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
Assessment of the impact of various scenarios related to accelerating growth and structural change in Haiti. The analysis is based on simulations with a relatively standard recursive dynamic…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
In this document we consider various scenarios related to changes in policies and exogenous conditions; our purpose is to assess various vulnerabilities and opportunities for Haiti. The analytical…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Filippo, Agustín
The objective of the model and simulations presented in this report is to provide a basic, rough and stylized framework for counterfactual exercises in order to obtain orders of magnitude of the…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor
While countries in the Caribbean are highly diverse, several common development challenges emerge, including weak fiscal institutions, crime and violence, a sluggish private sector, weak productive…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Schwartz, Moises; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Dippel, Christian; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pecha, Camilo; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Loser, Claudio; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Bollers, Elton; Bonnett, Kevin; Wenner, Mark D.; Mejia, Camila; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk
The book explores the historical development and status of political and economic institutions in The Caribbean. The Caribbean institutional reality is studied vis-à-vis best international practices…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Smets, Lodewijk
Policies are not designed and implemented by a social planner but are determined through a political process, based on the policymakers' preferences, beliefs and the constraints provided by…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Hernaiz, Daniel; Miller, Sebastián J.; Pedroni, Peter
A number of policy discussions in macroeconomics have to do with the impact of commodity price fluctuations on fiscal policy in commodity exporting countries. Commodity price movements, however, have…
Aug 2018
Author(s): López-Martín, Bernabé; Ramírez de Aguilar, Alberto; Samano, Daniel
We exploit a hidden Markov model where inflation is determined by government deficits financed through money creation and/or by destabilizing expectations dynamics (expectations can potentially…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Panadeiros, Monica; Pessino, Carola
El envejecimiento poblacional que caracterizará la evolución demográfica de los países latinoamericanos en las próximas décadas es probable que vaya acompañado de presiones para incrementar el gasto…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Rossi, José Luiz
This policy brief presents a summary of the country development challenges.