Jan 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura
This paper presents an assessment of financial market development, access, and inclusion for Barbados. Based on a review of indicators, survey data, and other metrics, our analysis suggests that…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The March 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin focuses on a specific challenge for the Caribbean economies – insufficient financial inclusion, which can hold back growth, development, and efforts…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry
Despite tremendous strides in recent years toward economic stabilization, debt reduction, and structural reform, financial sector development and access in Jamaica lag behind peers. Development-…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Daude, Christian; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
This paper combines development and growth accounting exercises with economic theory to estimate the relative importance of total factor productivity and the accumulation of factors of production in…
Nov 2006
Author(s): De Negri, João Alberto; Lemos, Mauro Borges; De Negri, Fernanda
This study assesses the impact of the National Technological Development Support Program (ADTEN) on the technical performance and strength of Brazilian industrial firms and unprecedented in its…
Nov 2006
Author(s): De Negri, João Alberto; Lemos, Mauro Borges; De Negri, Fernanda
This study is an unprecedented effort in Brazil to evaluate the effectiveness of public incentive programs to develop technological capacity of firms. There are currently no empirical evaluations…