Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Wright, Allan; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
The macroeconomic performance of the countries in the Country Caribbean Department on average worsened in 2016 but is expected to improve in 2017. However, downside risks remain, including heightened…
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…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Gomez Osorio, Camilo; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon; Thomas, Chrystol; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Okey, Onoh-Obasi
British voters surprised the world when they voted to leave the European Union in June 2016. Markets reacted heavily to the surprise, resulting in high volatility in all major stock indices as well…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Marcano, Luis; Ruprah, Inder J.
Many public programs and operations by multilateral organisations include technical assistance to the direct beneficiaries of the program in addition to pure financing. However, there is no…
Oct 2008
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.
This working paper discusses "Safer Commune" - a neighbourhood crime prevention program in Chile that has come under criticism via evidence of rising crime rates and fear of crime in…
Dec 2007
Author(s): Barrera-Osorio, Felipe; Galdo, Virgilio; Schargrodsky, Ernesto; Galiani, Sebastián; González Rozada, Martín; Nakasone, Eduardo; Chong, Alberto E.; Coombs, Elizabeth; Gonzalez-Eiras, Martín; Torero, Máximo; Alcázar, Lorena; Olivera, Mauricio; Carrillo, Paul E.; Rossi, Martín; Bellettini Cedeño, Orazio J.
This book provides a detailed microeconomic analysis of the impact of various privatizations in different countries in the region. Its central message is that in many cases, contrary to popular…
Jul 2007
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; Bellettini Cedeño, Orazio J.; Coombs, Elizabeth
This paper computes several indicators of water coverage, quality, and prices in Ecuador's two largest cities: Quito and Guayaquil- both before and after the privatization of water services in…