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Nicaragua: Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Trinidad and Tobago : Selected Issues

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

This Selected Issues Paper focuses on the Heritage and Stabilization Fund (HSF) and development in the energy sector in Trinidad and Tobago. The HSF, established in 2007, is an important national more...



Leverage? What Leverage? A Deep Dive into the U.S. Flow of Funds in Search of Clues to the Global Crisis

Author/Editor: Ashok Vir Bhatia, Tamim Bayoumi.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper questions the view that leverage should have forewarned us of the global financial crisis of 2007-09, pointing to several gearing indicators that were neither useful portents of the onset more...



The Impact of Longevity Improvements on U.S. Corporate Defined Benefit Pension Plans

Author/Editor: Michael Kisser, John Kiff, Stefan E. Oppers, Mauricio Soto.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper provides the first empirical assessment of the impact of life expectancy assumptions on the liabilities of private U.S. defined benefit (DB) pension plans. Using detailed actuarial and more...



Barbados: Sectoral Balance Sheet Mismatches and Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities

Author/Editor: Charles Amo Yartey.

Release Date: January, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper uses the balance sheet approach to analyze macroeconomic vulnerabilities in Barbados between 2006 and 2009. It discusses the financial position of the economy and its main sectors and the more...



Chile : Selected Issues

Release Date: August, 2011

Price: $18.00

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff more...



United States; Selected Issues

Release Date: July, 2011

Price: $18.00

Trinidad and Tobago: 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report, Supplement, Staff Statement, Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion, and Statement by the Executive Director for Trinidad and Tobago

Release Date: March, 2011

Price: $18.00

Jamaica: Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement-Staff Report; Informational Annex; Staff Supplement; and the Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion.

Release Date: February, 2011

Price: $18.00

Trinidad and Tobago : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Trinidad and Tobago.

Release Date: January, 2008

Price: $18.00

Trinidad and Tobago showed strong economic performance led by the buoyant energy sector. Executive Directors welcomed the robust economic activity, and the decline in public debt and external more...



Peru : First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Statement Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Peru

Release Date: July, 2007

Price: $18.00

This paper presents Peru’s First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for SDR 172.37 million approved on January 26, 2007. Implementing sound macroeconomic policies and reforms would reduce more...



Suriname : Statistical Appendix

Release Date: May, 2007

Price: $18.00

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff more...



Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Technical Note: Financing of the Private Sector

Release Date: May, 2007

Price: $18.00

This technical note on financing of the private sector for Mexico describes the evolution, composition, and determinants of financing to the nonfinancial private sector in Mexico between 2000 and more...



Uruguay : Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Uruguay

Release Date: April, 2007

Price: $18.00

This paper discusses key findings of the Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Uruguay. Monetary and fiscal policies have been implemented as envisaged in the program. All more...



St. Kitts and Nevis: Statistical Appendix : St. Kitts and Nevis: Statistical Appendix

Release Date: April, 2007

Price: $18.00

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff more...



Peru: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Establishment of Performance Criteria Wavier of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Rephasing of Future Disbursements 2005 Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Peru : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Establishment of Performance Criteria, Wavier of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Rephasing of Future Disbursements—2005 Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Peru

Release Date: March, 2007

Price: $18.00

This paper discusses key findings of the Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for Peru. The economy continued to perform well in 2004. Real GDP grew by 5.1 percent, inflation was 3.5 percent more...



Guyana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report 2005

Release Date: October, 2006

Price: $18.00

Despite the continued vulnerability of the economy to exogenous shocks, the inadequacy of infrastructure, and the weakness of existing institutional capacity, there has been considerable progress in more...



Mexico : 2006 Article IV Consultation—Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Release Date: October, 2006

Price: $18.00

Mexico’s two main economic policy challenges are to fully entrench stability and to remove remaining obstacles to economic growth, necessary to end poverty. The floating exchange rate policy more...



Mexico: 2005 Article IV Consultation Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Mexico : Mexico: 2005 Article IV Consultation Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Mexico

Release Date: December, 2005

Price: $15.00

This 2005 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economic recovery in Mexico that began in mid-2003 has continued in 2005, though at a slower pace. A broad-based expansion of economic activity more...



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