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Securing Stability and Growth in a Shock Prone Region: The Policy Challenge for Latin America

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  • Ricardo Hausmann
  • Michael Gavin

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What are the reasons for and the costs of Latin America`s volatility? Because there is no consensus on these fundamental questions, there is no consensus on the appropriate policy response to macroeconomic volatility in Latin America, and other shock-prone countries. This paper provides new evidence on these contentious issues, and discusses policy implications for the region.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4020.

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Date of creation: Jan 1996
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Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:4020

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