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Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2017

Dynamics of the Current Economic Cycle and Policy Challenges for Boosting Investment and Growth

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The 2017 edition of the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean has three parts. Part I outlines the region’s economic performance in 2016 and analyses trends in the early months of 2017, as well as the outlook for the rest of the year. It examines external and domestic factors that have influenced the region’s economic performance and draws attention to macroeconomic policy challenges. Part II analyses the characteristics of the current economic cycle in the region (2009-2016) and contrasts it with the two preceding cycles (1990-2001 and 2002-2008). It also identifies and attempts to explain some of the determinants of the cycle and outlines possible strategies for regaining growth. Part III contains notes relating to the economic performance of countries of the region.

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A comparative analysis of business cycles in Latin America and the Caribbean in the period 1990-2016

This chapter examines the characteristics of business cycles in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean over the period from 1990 to 2016. The empirical analysis allows three cycles to be distinguished over this time, the first running from 1990 to 2001, the second from 2002 to 2008 and the third from 2009 to 2016.

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