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Current Account Deficits: Is There a Problem?

Current Account Deficits: Is There a Problem? »

Source: Back to Basics : Economic Concepts Explained

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484320921

Keywords: Supply and demand, Financial crises, Production, Central banks, Economic growth, market-clearing price, borrower, output gap, advanced economy, intermediation

THE CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE seems to be an abstruse economic concept. But in countries that are spending a lot more abroad than they are taking in, the current accou...

What Are Remittances?

What Are Remittances? »

Source: Back to Basics : Economic Concepts Explained

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484320921

Keywords: Supply and demand, Financial crises, Production, Central banks, Economic growth, market-clearing price, borrower, output gap, advanced economy, intermediation

WHEN MIGRANTS send home part of their earnings in the form of either cash or goods to support their families, these transfers are known as workers’ or migrant remitt...

4. Drivers of Capital Flows and the Role of the Investor Base in Latin America

4. Drivers of Capital Flows and the Role of the Investor Base in Latin America »

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

Keywords: Economic integration, Economic growth, Development, Fiscal policy, Flexible exchange rates, Economic policy, Regional economics, emerge market economy, commodity price, emerge market

Following a decade of strong capital inflows, Latin America is now experiencing weaker economic growth and financial inflows accompanying the end of the commodity super-cycle. Global factors, no...

5. Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean: Macroeconomic Stabilizers and Engines of Growth?

5. Migration and Remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean: Macroeconomic Stabilizers and Engines of Growth? »

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

Keywords: Economic integration, Economic growth, Development, Fiscal policy, Flexible exchange rates, Economic policy, Regional economics, emerge market economy, commodity price, emerge market

Migration from and remittance flows to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)—usually with the United States as the host economy—have major economic and social ramifications for the migrants’ hom...