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Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2018

Evolution of Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean: Stylized Facts, Determinants and Policy Challenges

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: April 2019
  • Page count: 238
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 18.II.G.4

Available Formats

ISBN: 9789211219975
ISBN: 9789210586351

About the book

This publication outlines the region’s economic performance in 2017 and analyses trends in the early months of 2018, as well as the outlook for the rest of the year. It examines the external and domestic factors that have influenced the region’s economic performance, analyses the characteristics of growth, prices and the labour market, and draws attention to some of the macroeconomic policy challenges of the prevailing external conditions, amid mounting uncertainty stemming mainly from political factors. It analyses the dynamics of investment and its determinants, with a view to identifying the different variables on which public policy can act to influence the trajectory of investment.