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Title:Monetary and exchange rate policies for the perfect storm: The case of the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago PDF Logo
Authors:Minella, André
Powell, Andrew
Rebucci, Alessandro
Souza-Sobrinho, Nelson F.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Working paper // Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department 678
Abstract:This study provides a set of tools to analyze the monetary and exchange rate policy issues in the seven countries of the Inter-American Development Bank's Caribbean region (The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Haiti, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago). It then applies some of them to the analysis of the impact of the global turmoil on these economies in the last quarter of 2008. The paper also discusses, in light of both recent theoretical developments and key aspects of these economies, the monetary and exchange policy responses to the initial phase of the global turmoil.
Subjects:Caribbean countries
Global crisis
Monetary policy
JEL:F33
E52
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Research Department Working Papers, Inter-American Development Bank

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