Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2012

Policies for an Adverse International Economy

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The Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2013 analyses the policies required to improve the perspectives of sustainable regional growth. It reviews the links between economic growth and investment and employment, as well as the fiscal and monetary policies, industrial, trade and social policies relevant for short and long-term growth. Special attention is given to regional key issues such as its structural heterogeneity, its high levels of inequality and the challenges of environmental sustainability. Additionally, the region’s economic evolution during the first semester of 2013 is analyzed in this survey.



The role of the region’s financial architecture in an adverse global economic climate

The global financial crisis (2008-2009) and its intense and prolonged impact on economic activity worldwide have once again highlighted the need to reform the international financial architecture so that countries are better able to respond to negative shocks as finance and trade become ever more globalized. The most recent crisis has, like previous ones, sparked heated debate on how the international monetary system works, how the world’s global financial markets are regulated and what tools international financial institutions need in order to support countries in the efficient and timely adoption of countercyclical policies aimed at minimizing the impact of turmoil on well-being.


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