Apr 2017
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Pecha, Camilo
This policy brief answers three main questions with respect to the no-user-fee policy adopted across public health centres in Jamaica: (i) Has the policy improved health status among working age…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Pecha, Camilo
This study examines whether Jamaica's free public healthcare policy affectedhealth status and labor supply of adult individuals. It compares outcomes of
adults without health insurance…
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…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Amelina, Maria
This paper provides the first experimental evaluation of the participatory budgeting model showing that it increased public participation in the process of public decision making, increased local tax…
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…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ruprah, Inder J.; Thompson, Jennelle
In today's knowledge-based societies, understanding basic scientific concepts and the capacity to structure and solve scientific questions is more critical than ever. Accordingly, in this paper…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ruprah, Inder J.; Thompson, Jennelle
En las sociedades de hoy basadas en el conocimiento, nunca antes fueron tan esenciales la comprensión de conceptos científicos básicos y la capacidad de estructurar y resolver problemas de ciencia.…