Dec 2019
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The divergence in the development of the countries that correspond to the Inter-American Development Banks Caribbean Country Department and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Christie, Jason; Gomes, Zandra ; Baboolal, Denesh; Montano, Robin
Welcome to the September 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. Infrastructure is the lifeblood of a country. However, low, and even declining, investments, insufficient maintenance and extreme…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The Year 2019 and Beyond
• Following the recent strong performance of the global economy, forecasts are slightly less optimistic for the future. In addition, downside risks have increased and…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly
The year 2017 brought mixed results for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the situation remains similar in 2018. While The Bahamas,…
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…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Blenman, Shamar; Khadan, Jeetendra; Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Waithe, Kimberly; Wright, Allan; Schmid, Juan Pedro
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin looks at the year in review. 2017 has been a mixed year for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the IDB. While The Bahamas, Barbados and…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Clarke, Dillon; Khadan, Jeetendra; Lorde, Kishmar; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan
All countries in the Caribbean face fiscal challenges. On the one hand, the countries that depend on tourism – Jamaica, Barbados, and The Bahamas – are at different stages of dealing with the…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose
This issue of the Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores the importance of commodities for the region’s countries. While the Caribbean includes commodity producers, most members depend heavily…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores constraints to private sector development in the Caribbean. With economic growth weak and dependent on only a few sectors -either tourism or…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Borda, Patrice
This paper examines the role of disaster shock in a one-sector, representative agent dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model (DSGE). First, it estimates a panel vector autoregresive (VAR) model…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Bértola, Luis; Williamson, Jeffrey G.; Sabará, Daniel; Trucco, Federico; Campos, Rosario; Frey, Carl Benedikt; Castells Oliván, Manuel; Saldarriaga, Victor; Chavez, Pamela; Mélendez-Ortiz, Ricardo; D'Elia, Vanesa; Conte Grand, Mariana; Cosbey, Aaron; Crespi, Gustavo; Mohan, Preeya; Chidiak, Martina; Rozemberg, Ricardo; Feres, José Gustavo; Reis, Eustaquio; Bersall, German; Pereira Jr, Amaro O.; Isbell, Paul; Morales Olmos, Virginia; Labraga, Juan; Ferreira Coimbra, Natalia; Tello, Mario D.; Anlló, Guillermo; Bisang, Roberto; McCauley, Raymond; Carciofi, Ricardo; Roth, Alvin; Soler Illia, Galo; Smith, Adrian; Fressoli, Mariano; Taccone, Juan José; Abad, Julieta; Peña, Félix; Azevedo, Roberto; Gayá, Romina; Gutiérrez, Miguel Ángel; Solow, Robert; Pérez, Carlota; Marín, Anabel; Mujica, José; Da Silva, Luiz Inacio; Frei, Eduardo; Beliz, Gustavo; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Moreno Mejía, Luis Alberto
La economía del futuro está entre nosotros. Avances tecnológicos que hasta hace poco parecían objetos sacados de películas de ciencia ficción se usan hoy en la agricultura, en la industria y en los…
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…