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Saving in Latin America and Lessons from Europe: An Overview

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  • Reinhart, Carmen
  • Plies, William

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The case studies collected in this volume provide insights into that and other related policy questions by examining what drives saving in Latin America. The studies cover Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela and span a variety of topics ranging from assessing the impact of financial liberalization on saving to determining the role of terms of trade shocks. Many of the studies also employ new data sources, that provide a better understanding of the saving patterns of the various agents in the economy--the public sector, firms, and households. All too often past studies have relied on highly aggregated data masking important differences across these sectors. Three of studies analyze the European experience (Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) with liberalization and structural reforms and its effects on saving. The aim of these studies is to provide insights as to what Latin American countries can expect in the wake of structural reform.

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  • Reinhart, Carmen & Plies, William, 1999. "Saving in Latin America and Lessons from Europe: An Overview," MPRA Paper 6987, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 1999.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6987
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    1. Augusto de la Torre & Juan Carlos Gozzi & Sergio L. Schmukler, 2008. "Capital Market Development: Whither Latin America?," NBER Chapters,in: Financial Markets Volatility and Performance in Emerging Markets, pages 121-154 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Lavan Mahadeva & Javier Gómez Pineda, 2009. "The international cycle and Colombian monetary policy," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 005406, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
    3. Marcos José Pérez Monteiro & Pedro Cavalcante Ferreira & Leandro Radusweski Quintal, 2014. "The Latin American Saving Gap," Anais do XL Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 40th Brazilian Economics Meeting] 036, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
    4. Nancy Birdsall & Liliana Rojas-Suarez (ed.), 2004. "Financing Development: The Power of Regionalism," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 359.
    5. Andrés Solimano & Mario Gutierrez, 2008. "Savings, Investment and Capital Accumulation," Chapters,in: International Handbook of Development Economics, Volumes 1 & 2, chapter 19 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    Keywords

    financial liberalization; saving; consumption; structural reform;

    JEL classification:

    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
    • F0 - International Economics - - General
    • E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment

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