Suriname : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

October 31, 2014

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues Paper carries out an empirical analysis of the effects of policies and external shocks on economic activity in Suriname. The estimates are broadly consistent with prior empirical findings. The results reveal a strong contemporaneous correlation between credit and demand, while the empirical link between exports and demand seems slightly weaker. The results for import demand point to a strong correlation between imports and exports. The export variable is highly significant and explains a large fraction of the total variation in imports. An increase in exports of 1 percent is associated with a 0.61 percent increase in imports.

Series:

Country Report No. 14/317

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 31, 2014

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498354042/1934-7685

Stock No:

1SUREA2014002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

36

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