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The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Would a Fiscal Insurance Mechanism Mitigate National Income Shocks?

Author/Editor: Antonio Lemus, Paul Cashin.

Release Date: January, 2012

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This paper studies the nature of the shocks affecting the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), and examines whether a hypothetical Eastern Caribbean fiscal insurance mechanism could insure member more...



Kingdom of the Netherlands - Curašao and Sint Maarten: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Informational Annex; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Release Date: December, 2011

Price: $18.00

Dominica : Use of Fund Resources: Request for Emergency Assistance: Staff Report; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion

Release Date: April, 2008

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Dominica was struck by Hurricane Dean during August 16–17, 2007. A recent earthquake also underscores the vulnerability of the economy to natural disasters. Output growth slowed during the more...



Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : 2007 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries: Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Release Date: March, 2008

Price: $18.00

Over the last decade, the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) macroeconomic performance has deteriorated relative to the rest of the Caribbean. Tourism accounts for three-fifths of exports, and more...



Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Staff Report for the 2006 Regional Discussions

Release Date: March, 2007

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This paper discusses key findings of the 2006 Regional Discussions on the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union. Fiscal revenues have improved, but there has been only a modest improvement in the fiscal more...



Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Selected Issues

Release Date: March, 2007

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This Selected Issues paper analyzes the income dispersion and comovement in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union region. It finds that incomes are diverging, with the Leeward Islands converging to a more...