Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
The performance of the private sector is crucial for a country's economic growth. Thus, this report revisits the theme of low Caribbean growth, viewed through a macroeconomic lens in the…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Muñoz Miranda, Andrés; Gilbert, Alan; Webb, Steven; Reese, Eduardo; Almansi, Florencia; del Valle, Julieta; Pasternak, Suzana; Brain, Isabel; Mora, Pía; Sabatini, Francisco; Torres Ramírez, Jorge Enrique; Vance, Irene; McHardy, Pauline; Salazar, Clara; Puebla, Claudia; Ponce, Gabriela; Flores, René; Calderón Cockburn, Julio; Chiavone, Irene; Macellaro, Miguel; Silvera, Adriana; Kim, Jeongseob
Esta investigación muestra la importancia del alquiler y su potencial en la solución de los principales problemas habitacionales. En la actualidad, 1 de cada 5 hogares de la región alquila su…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Blanco Blanco, Andrés; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Muñoz Miranda, Andrés; Gilbert, Alan; Webb, Steven; Reese, Eduardo; Almansi, Florencia; del Valle, Julieta; Pasternak, Suzana; Brain, Isabel; Mora, Pía; Sabatini, Francisco; Torres Ramírez, Jorge Enrique; Vance, Irene; McHardy, Pauline; Salazar, Clara; Puebla, Claudia; Ponce, Gabriela; Flores, René; Calderón Cockburn, Julio; Chiavone, Irene; Macellaro, Miguel; Silvera, Adriana; Kim, Jeongseob
This book highlights the importance of renting and its potential to help solve the most pressing housing problems in Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently, 1 in 5 households in the region rent…
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…
Jun 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Kamau, Musheer O.; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Khadan, Jeetendra; Salazni, Mariana; Elías, Carlos; Dukharan, Marla; Beuermann, Diether; Sierra, Ricardo
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. This issue's Special Country Reports…
May 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
We identify whether remittances facilitate consumption smoothing during health shocks in Jamaica. In addition, we investigate whether remittances are subject to moral hazard by receivers, how the…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Sierra, Ricardo
This report addresses several critical questions regarding Caribbean nations. Does size matter for economic growth and volatility? To what degree has Caribbean economic growth been inferior to that…
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 2012
Author(s): Simpson, Murray; Mercer Clarke, Colleen S.L.; Clarke, John D.; Scott, Daniel; Clarke, Alexander J.
Bank investments in tourism and other coastal development projects have been on the rise, generating an interest in the development of instruments and tools that would more effectively inform Bank…