The Resource The macroeconomy of Central America, edited by Robert Rennhack and Erik Offerdal

The macroeconomy of Central America, edited by Robert Rennhack and Erik Offerdal

Label
The macroeconomy of Central America
Title
The macroeconomy of Central America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Rennhack and Erik Offerdal
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Opportunities for growth and investment in Central America could well improve in the coming years, as the region's ties with the world economy grow closer. This integration, however, also presents important challenges for economic policy to ensure that growth can be sustained and can benefit the poor. To strengthen the regional dialogue on the policy challenges, the Central American Monetary Council and the IMF sponsored a conference in July 2002 in Antigua Guatemala, with the particaption of most of the ministers of finance, presidents of central banks and financial superintendents in the region. This book presents most of the papers that served as the background for the policy discussions of the conference. The main messages stress the importance of keeping fiscal policy on a sustainable path, strengthening public investment in basic infrastructure and primary health care and primary and secondary education, and managing the risks associated with partial dollarization
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
339.5/09728
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC141
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The macroeconomy of Central America, edited by Robert Rennhack and Erik Offerdal
Publication
Copyright
Note
Papers from a conference held by the Central American Monetary Council and the Western Hemisphere Department of the IMF from July 25-26, 2002, in Antigua, Guatemala
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tax Reform: Trends and Possibilities
  • Janet G. Stotsky, Asegedech WoldeMariam
  • Structure of tax system in Central America
  • Domestic taxes on goods and services
  • Taxes on income and profits and taxes on wealth
  • Administrative issues
  • Regional tax harmonization
  • Looking to the future
  • Public Expenditure and Governance
  • Ana Corbacho, Hamid R. Davoodi
  • Fiscal Sustainability
  • Economic growth, poverty, and inequality
  • Level and composition of government spending
  • Investment in education and health
  • Provision of education
  • Returns to investment in education
  • Trends in educational attainment
  • Indicators of the quality and quantity of education inputs
  • Government spending on education
  • Teacher salaries and teacher quality
  • Student-teacher ratios and schooling time
  • Erik Offerdal
  • Provision of health services
  • Health quality indicators
  • Social safety nets
  • Governance
  • Summary and policy conclusions
  • Trade Structure and Policy
  • Guillermo Perry, Daniel Lederman, Rodrigo Suescun
  • Trade structure
  • Trade policies
  • Tariff and nontariff barriers
  • What are the factors behind recent developments in debt in Central America?
  • The impact of NAFTA in Central America
  • Policy reforms and economic growth
  • What level of public debt?
  • Potential fiscal vulnerabilities and policy flexibility
  • How would adverse shocks impact on the need for fiscal adjustment?
  • Would fiscal rules be useful?
  • The accounting framework
Control code
ocn759106115
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 218 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781463914738
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37163292
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759106115
  • imf0230379591

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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