Jun 2019
Author(s): Asher, Sam; Novosad, Paul
As cities in developing countries continue to grow rapidly, there is little empirical evidence about how this affects growth in surrounding rural economies. We study the effects of shocks to labor…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The Year 2019 and Beyond
• Following the recent strong performance of the global economy, forecasts are slightly less optimistic for the future. In addition, downside risks have increased and…
May 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
According to the World Bank’s Doing Business report, most Caribbean countries have made starting a business much easier in recent years. This is the result of changes in regulations and in the…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The March 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin focuses on a specific challenge for the Caribbean economies – insufficient financial inclusion, which can hold back growth, development, and efforts…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica tuvo que enfrentar la crisis financiera mundial del 2008 con una economía débil y altos niveles de deuda. En esta coyuntura económica, la situación fiscal de Jamaica se hizo insostenible. A…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin
The concepts of economic growth, public debt, and the government’s fiscal balance are strongly intertwined. In Barbados, low growth and recurring fiscal deficits have led to rapid accumulation of…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future.…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
El gasto público ha aumentado en América Latina y el Caribe. Aprovechando las bajas tasas de interés y las ganancias extraordinarias de los productos básicos, muchos gobiernos de la región intentaron…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
O gasto público aumentou na América Latina e no Caribe. Aproveitando uma tendência mundial de gastos e uma alta inesperada das commodities, os governos da região tentaram abrir caminho para o futuro…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pessino, Carola; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Vuletin, Guillermo
Public spending has climbed in Latin America and the Caribbean. Riding a commodity windfall and low interest rates, many governments in the region tried to spend their way into the future.…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Flom, Hernán
Most Latin American countries face a systemic challenge in providing citizen security. In other words, the region’s current insecurity is not only the responsibility of state actors in isolation, but…
May 2018
Author(s): Dargent, Eduardo; Lotta, Gabriela; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Moncada, Gilberto
Why is there a disparity in the levels of technical and institutional capacity of national statistical offices (NSOs) in the Latin American and Caribbean region?

There is a consensus…
May 2018
Author(s): Dargent, Eduardo; Lotta, Gabriela; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Moncada, Gilberto
¿Por qué se observa una disparidad en los niveles de capacidad técnica e institucional de las oficinas nacionales de estadística (ONE) en América Latina y el Caribe?

Existe un consenso…
May 2018
Author(s): Dargent, Eduardo; Lotta, Gabriela; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio; Moncada, Gilberto
Por que existe uma disparidade nos níveis de capacidade técnica e institucional dos departamentos nacionais de estatística (DNE) na região de América Latina e do Caribe?

Existe um…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The July 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2017 for the eight countries covered by…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Pavel Vidal, Alejandro
En el presente estudio se realizan mediciones, a la tasa PPA, del PIB total y per cápita y la productividad de la economía cubana, y se comparan con 10 economías de similar tamaño en América Latina y…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The February 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks in the region, simple average growth expectations for2017 for the eight countries covered by Revela fell by 0.1% from 2.4% to 2.3…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores constraints to private sector development in the Caribbean. With economic growth weak and dependent on only a few sectors -either tourism or…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Alessandro, Martín
En las últimas décadas se ha generalizado un consenso sobre la importancia de las variables de economía política en el éxito de los procesos de reforma gubernamental. Hasta el momento, sin embargo,…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Cheng, Gong; Díaz Cassou, Javier; Erce, Aitor
Despite the frequency of official debt restructurings, little systematic evidence has been produced on their characteristics and implications. Using a dataset covering more than 400 Paris Club…