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Economic policy Co-Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean

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  • Jackman, Mahalia
  • Moore, Winston

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There have been numerous attempts at the formation of regional policy groupings within Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This paper analyses the similarities in macroeconomic policies pursued by member countries using realised correlation analysis on 26 LAC countries and observations covering the period 1970-2005. The study finds evidence of co-movement in monetary, fiscal, trade and capital account policies, with the strength of association rising over time. The main determinants of the strength of co-movement were similarity in economic size, economic shocks, transportation costs and population size.

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  • Jackman, Mahalia & Moore, Winston, 2008. "Economic policy Co-Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 30(6), pages 1107-1114.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:30:y:2008:i:6:p:1107-1114
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    1. Andrea Bonilla Bolanos, 2014. "An Examination of the Convergence in the Output of South American Countries: The Influence of the Region’s Integration Projects," Working Papers 1424, Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon St-Étienne (GATE Lyon St-Étienne), Université de Lyon.
    2. Andrea Bonilla, 2014. "An Examination of the Convergence in the Output of South American Countries: The Influence of the Region's Integration Projects," Working Papers halshs-01069353, HAL.
    3. Andrea Bonilla BOLAÑOS, 2017. "Are South American Countries Really Converging?: The Influence of the Region's Integration Projects," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(3), pages 130-149, September.

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