Jan 2018
Author(s): Aranco, Natalia; Stampini, Marco; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Medellín, Nadin
El proceso de envejecimiento acelerado que están atravesando los países de América Latina y el Caribe impone presiones sin precedentes en el ámbito de los cuidados de largo plazo. En este sentido, el…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.
Economic diversification is an incessant theme threading policy discussion in Trinidad and Tobago, although with an ebb and flow over time. This topic is once again at the forefront of policy…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.
This report estimates the direct and indirect macroeconomic impact of the Brexit leave vote on the Caribbean during 2016 and 2017 in terms of economic growth, exports, tourism, and remittances. We…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marcos; Rubio, Marcela G.; Stampini, Marco
We present novel estimates of the quality of targeting of conditional cash transfer (CCT) and non-contributory pension (NCP) programs in Latin-America and the Caribbean. Our contribution is novel in…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marcos; Rubio, Marcela G.; Stampini, Marco
Presentamos nuevas estimaciones sobre la calidad de la focalización de los programas de transferencias monetarias condicionadas (TMC) y de las pensiones no contributivas (PNC) en América Latina y el…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Khan, Sarosh R.; Ruprah, Inder J.
Given that the Caribbean region remains open to external vulnerabilities, fiscal policy is a critical tool in managing debt sustainability. But since fiscal outcomes have been persistently poor in…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
This policy brief answers three main questions for the Jamaican economy: (a) Do remittances act as a safety net during negative health shocks? (b) Are remittances subject to moral hazard by receivers…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
About 29 percent of teenagers are bullied at school in the Caribbean. Victims of bullying are more lonely, sleep less, and have fewer friends than do their nonbullied peers. Although victims of…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pinto, Diana M.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Carman, Katherine Grace; Guanais, Frederico C.; Luoto, Jill; Sánchez, Mario; Cali, Jonathan
This technical note discusses how behavioral economics insights can be used to enhance the design of health interventions, with emphasis on those addressing non-communicable diseases, by promoting…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Pinto, Diana M.; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Stampini, Marco; Carman, Katherine Grace; Guanais, Frederico C.; Luoto, Jill; Sánchez, Mario; Cali, Jonathan
Esta publicación discute como utilizar los principios de la economía del comportamiento para mejorar el diseño de las intervenciones de salud ¿especialmente las relacionadas con enfermedades no…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
In this policy brief, we review the laments of Caribbean businesspersons. We find that subjective perceptions are rooted in an objective reality. Businesspersons do not complain gratuitously.…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
In this policy brief, we review the problem of a lack of competitiveness and the policy options to improve competitiveness and hence promote economic growth. Inadequate competitiveness can be…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This policy brief reviews whether the size of a country limits economic growth. Diseconomies of scale, indivisible fixed costs and geographic barriers represent intrinsic characteristics of small…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander
In this policy brief, we focus on the debates surrounding what has been called the "silent debt crisis" of the Caribbean. We discuss the level of debt at which the relation with economic…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Paes-Sousa, Romulo; Regalia, Ferdinando; Stampini, Marco
Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs have become the main social assistance interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), reaching 129 million individuals in 18 countries in 2010.…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Paes-Sousa, Romulo; Regalia, Ferdinando; Stampini, Marco
Los programas de transferencias monetarias condicionadas se han transformado en las principales intervenciones para asistencia social en América Latina y el Caribe. En 2010 alcanzaron a 129 millones…
Nov 2012
Author(s): Stampini, Marco; Tornarolli, Leopoldo
Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are an endogenous innovation from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that aims to reduce current poverty while developing the human capital of the next generation…