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Anna Ivanova

2021-02-10T16:41:00-05:00February 6, 2021|

Anna Ivanova is a Deputy Division Chief in the Regional Studies Division of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department. Previously, she was mission chief for Ecuador. Before that, she worked as a lead economist at the World Bank’s Development Prospects Group, led missions to Guatemala and worked with Costa Rica, Germany, Netherlands, Yemen and Egypt. Her research interests include fiscal and external sector policies, financial development and inclusion, the role of international financial institutions and growth. Before her career in economics, Anna worked as a physicist in the Institute of Nuclear Problems in Belarus. She has an Economics Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master’s degree in Economic Development from Vanderbilt University, and Master’s degree in Nuclear Physics from Belarussian State University.

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Reform of the International Debt Architecture is Urgently Needed

2020-10-06T09:12:59-04:00October 1, 2020|

By Kristalina Georgieva, Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, and Rhoda Weeks-Brown

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The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed debt levels to new heights. Compared to end-2019, average 2021 debt ratios are projected to rise by 20 percent of GDP in advanced economies, 10 percent of GDP in emerging market economies, and about 7 percent in low-income-countries. (more…)

Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: New Challenges to Growth

2020-01-30T12:34:22-05:00January 29, 2020|

By Alejandro Werner

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Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean stagnated in 2019, continuing with the weak growth momentum of the previous five years and adding more urgency and new challenges to reignite growth. Indeed, real GDP per capita in the region has declined by 0.6 percent per year on average during 2014–2019—a sharp contrast from the commodity boom’s average increase of two percent per year during 2000–2013. (more…)

Rosalind Mowatt

2018-12-11T11:54:03-05:00December 11, 2018|

Rosalind Mowatt is an economist in the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, covering Ecuador. Previously, she worked in the Secretary’s Department of the IMF. Prior to joining the IMF in 2007, she was an economist at the National Treasury of South Africa. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018: An Economic Recovery in the Making

2019-03-15T11:48:55-04:00January 25, 2018|

By Alejandro Werner

January 25, 2018

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Latin America’s economic recovery is expected to benefit from higher commodity prices (photo: iStock by Getty Images)

Recent trends in the world economy and financial markets are good news for Latin America. Global growth and trade are on an upswing, and we expect the momentum to continue in 2018. Stronger commodity prices have also helped the region rebound. (more…)

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