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Why Latin America urgently needs CRA, and why CRA won't work for Latin America

Community Development Investment Review , Issue 01 , Pages 134-140

Conference Paper
U.S.-Latin American trade relations: past, present and future


Conference Paper
Toward free trade: how far South can we go?


Journal Article
Beyond the border : Latin American central banking

Southwest Economy , Issue Jul , Pages 12-13

Journal Article
Can currency boards prevent devaluations and financial meltdowns?

Southwest Economy , Issue Jul , Pages 6-9

Journal Article
Hey, Mr. Greenspan, can you spare a dollar?

Southwest Economy , Issue Jul , Pages 14

Journal Article
The debt problem: evolution and prospects

FRBSF Economic Letter

Working Paper
Sources of economic fluctuations in Latin America and implications for choice of exchange rate regimes

This paper studies the sources of economic fluctuations in three key Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico) using a dynamic panel model, distinguishing between external and domestic shocks. The primary motivation is to examine the implications for the choice of monetary and exchange rate regimes, including dollarization. The results do not provide a strong, clear case in favor of a particular policy choice. On the one hand, foreign output shocks, including those of the U.S., appear to have a quite limited role in driving output fluctuations in these Latin countries; this ...
International Finance Discussion Papers , Paper 656

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The contributions of domestic and external factors to Latin American devaluation crises: an early warning systems approach

In this paper we develop a modified "early warning system" (EWS) approach to identifying the roles of domestic and external factors in Latin America's crises. Several probit models of balance-of-payments crises, based on different identified sets of crisis dates, were estimated for six Latin American countries. These models were then used to identify the separate contributions to the probabilities of crisis of domestic and external variables. Our basic finding is that, when the effect of adverse external shocks is removed from the simulated probabilities of devaluation in Latin America, ...
International Finance Discussion Papers , Paper 645

Latin America Research Group brief: Dollarization in Latin America

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Brief , Issue Mar



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