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Update on the Jamaican Economy

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  • Juan Montecino
  • Jake Johnson

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This paper looks at Jamaica’s stalled agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), its economic performance over the past year and examines its persistently high debt burden. It finds that an unsustainable debt burden continues to displace needed investments, preventing long-term growth. The stalling of the IMF agreement has prevented disbursements of necessary multilateral financing, slowing the economy’s recovery. Together with pro-cyclical macroeconomic policies supported by the IMF, the recovery of the Jamaican economy remains muted.

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  • Juan Montecino & Jake Johnson, 2012. "Update on the Jamaican Economy," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2012-15, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
  • Handle: RePEc:epo:papers:2012-15
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    1. Juan Montecino & Jake Johnson, 2011. "Jamaica: Macroeconomic Policy, Debt and the IMF," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2011-11, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
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    1. Jake Johnston, 2015. "Partners in Austerity: Jamaica, the United States and the International Monetary Fund," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2015-09, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).

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    jamaica; imf; debt; JDX;

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