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Gone with the Wind
			: Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean

Gone with the Wind : Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2016/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475544763.001

ISBN: 9781475544763

Keywords: Hurricane, tropical cyclone, climate change, climate impact, Caribbean.

This paper studies the economic costs of hurricanes in the Caribbean by constructing a novel dataset that combines a detailed record of tropical cyclones' characteristics with reported damages. I estimate the relat...

Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean »

Source: Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean : Stocktaking and Policy Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2015/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabriel Di Bella , Lawrence Norton , Joseph Ntamatungiro , Sumiko Ogawa , Issouf Samaké , and Marika Santoro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2015

ISBN: 9781484365366

Keywords: Energy Subsidies, Latin America and the Caribbean, energy, electricity, prices, fuel, oil, General,

The oil price decline creates an opportunity to dismantle energy subsidies, which escalated with high oil prices. This paper assesses energy subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean-about 1.8 percent of GDP in...

Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean
			: Stocktaking and Policy Challenges

Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean : Stocktaking and Policy Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2015/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabriel Di Bella , Lawrence Norton , Joseph Ntamatungiro , Sumiko Ogawa , Issouf Samaké , and Marika Santoro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484365366.001

ISBN: 9781484365366

Keywords: Energy Subsidies, Latin America and the Caribbean, energy, electricity, prices, fuel, oil, General,

The oil price decline creates an opportunity to dismantle energy subsidies, which escalated with high oil prices. This paper assesses energy subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean-about 1.8 percent of GDP in...

Annex 1: Evidence from the Triennial Surveillance Reviews and Other IMF Studies

Annex 1: Evidence from the Triennial Surveillance Reviews and Other IMF Studies »

Source: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor : The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475573091

Keywords: monetary fund, emerging markets, confidentiality, risk assessments, policy frameworks

2008 Triennial Surveillance Review In a survey of authorities in which they were asked how well surveillance had contributed to their understanding of various policy areas, fewer tha...

Annex 2: Interviews of Country Authorities

Annex 2: Interviews of Country Authorities »

Source: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor : The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475573091

Keywords: monetary fund, emerging markets, confidentiality, risk assessments, policy frameworks

For the purposes of this evaluation, the IEO team interviewed the authorities of 54 countries and 3 regional organizations, for a total of 382 interviews. Interviews were held during country visits, at the I...

Annex 5: New IMF Initiatives That Could Strengthen the Fund’s Trusted Advisor Role

Annex 5: New IMF Initiatives That Could Strengthen the Fund’s Trusted Advisor Role »

Source: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor : The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475573091

Keywords: monetary fund, emerging markets, confidentiality, risk assessments, policy frameworks

The Fund’s frameworks for surveillance and management are evolving. The following briefly reviews some of the institution’s newest initiatives most closely related to strengthening its role as a trusted advi...

Annex 3: Summary of IEO Survey Response Rates

Annex 3: Summary of IEO Survey Response Rates »

Source: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor : The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475573091

Keywords: monetary fund, emerging markets, confidentiality, risk assessments, policy frameworks

The IEO sought the views of three separate sets of stakeholders with regard to the role of the Fund as a trusted advisor. The surveys were addressed to country authorities (the Governors of Central Banks and...

Annex 4: What Constitutes a Trusted Advisor? Perceptions from Key Stakeholders

Annex 4: What Constitutes a Trusted Advisor? Perceptions from Key Stakeholders »

Source: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor : The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475573091

Keywords: monetary fund, emerging markets, confidentiality, risk assessments, policy frameworks

A Country Authority’s View The effectiveness of the IMF as a trusted advisor to governments depends critically on its credibility, relevance, and legitimacy. As an international orga...

Annexes

Annexes »

Source: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor : The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475573091

Keywords: monetary fund, emerging markets, confidentiality, risk assessments, policy frameworks

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Chapter 2: Background

Chapter 2: Background »

Source: The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor : The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2013

ISBN: 9781475573091

Keywords: monetary fund, emerging markets, confidentiality, risk assessments, policy frameworks

Changing Engagement 5. Prior to the global crisis, the Fund was often portrayed as losing relevance to the global economy, in view of its diminishing financing role and the widesprea...