Paraguay : Selected Issues Paper

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

February 20, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the spillover effects of key external shocks on Paraguay. It presents an overview of Paraguay’s major economic and financial linkages with the rest world, and quantifies the spillover effects of key external factors on the Paraguayan economy, using a vector autoregression approach. The empirical results suggest that global shocks have a significant impact on Paraguay’s growth rate. The paper also highlights that output and exchange rate shocks stemming from Brazil and Argentina are also important, even after controlling for global factors.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/38

Subject:

Notes:

Also Available in Spanish

English

Publication Date:

February 20, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498334600/1934-7685

Stock No:

1PRYEA2015002

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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