Feb 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Beuermann, Diether; Waithe, Kimberly
Countries that have set themselves on a course of strengthening the quality of their institutions to provide a minimum of certainty to economic agents have been able to alter their development paths…
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…
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…
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…