Dec 2015
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
In this paper, the author examines the current structure of the tax system for hydrocarbon production in Trinidad and Tobago in light of global trends in hydrocarbon taxation. Some of the main…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Harris, Jeremy;Michalczewsky, Kathia;Ramos Martínez, Alejandro;Iannuzzi, Patricia
This report presents estimates of Latin American international trade flows in 2015 and an update through the first quarter of 2016. Prepared by the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the Inter-…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Harris, Jeremy;Michalczewsky, Kathia;Ramos Martínez, Alejandro;Iannuzzi, Patricia
Esta nota presenta las estimaciones de los flujos comerciales internacionales de America Latina y el Caribe para el año 2015 y una actualización hasta el primer trimestre de 2016, elaboradas por el…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Loy, Detlef;Klein, Johanna;Casado Cañeque, Fernando;Marzolf, Natacha C.
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) has received a Policy-Based Loan (PBL) (TT-L1023) from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This PBL for the Sustainable Energy…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Jackson, C. Kirabo;Sierra, Ricardo
Many nations allow private entities to manage publicly funded schools and grant them greater flexibility than traditional public schools. However, isolating the causal effect of attending these…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Nin Pratt, Alejandro;Falconi, César;Ludeña, Carlos E.;Martel, Pedro
This study analyzes the performance of Latin America and the Caribbean's agriculture between 1980 and 2012 looking at the contribution of inputs, and total factor productivity (TFP) to growth in…
Oct 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran;Thomas, Chrystol;Wenner, Mark D.;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Gomez Osorio, Camillo;Khadan, Jeetendra
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Oct 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran;Thomas, Chrystol;Wenner, Mark D.;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Gomez Osorio, Camillo;Khadan, Jeetendra
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.
Many independent countries in the Caribbean have large stocks of migrantsabroad who send remittances to relatives in the homeland. Most Caribbean
migrants reside in four principal host or…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Ludeña, Carlos E.;Horridge, Mark
In the interest of including additional countries from the Caribbean into the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) database to support economic analysis on these countries, the Inter-American…
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…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Jeppesen, Gorm;Jensen, Roar;Tomicic, Berislav;Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando;Muñoz Castillo, Raúl
The case study in this report concerns Sea Level Rise in Trinidad and Tobago with the following overall objectives: 1. Define, in terms of measurable quantitative variables, the vulnerability of the…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Jeppesen, Gorm;Jensen, Roar;Tomicic, Berislav;Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando;Muñoz Castillo, Raúl
El caso de estudio en este informe se refiere al ascenso del nivel del mar en Trinidad y Tobago con los siguientes objetivos generales: 1. Definir, en términos de las variables cuantitativas medibles…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Lachaud, Michée Arnold;Bravo-Ureta, Boris E.;Ludeña, Carlos E.
This study estimates Climate Adjusted Total Factor Productivity (CATFP) for agriculture in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries, while also providing comparisons with several regions of the…
Aug 2015
Author(s): De la Peña, Elena;Millares, Enrique;Díaz, Lourdes;Taddia, Alejandro Pablo;Bustamante, Claudia;Veverka, Jacob;Vaccaro, Yolanda
The IDB is publishing a collection of Road Safety Analyses for the countries in the region. The IDB aims to lead a process of change that will promote road safety actions in Latin America and the…
Jul 2015
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran;Thomas, Chrystol;Wenner, Mark D.;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Gomez Osorio, Camillo;Khadan, Jeetendra
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Sucre, Carlos;Marchán, Estefanía;Espinasa, Ramón
One of the most important trends in trade and investment of the past two decades has been the increased participation of Asian firms in world markets. This emergence of Asian actors as large…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Sucre, Carlos;Marchán, Estefanía;Espinasa, Ramón
En los últimos dos decenios, una de las tendencias más importantes en materia de comercio e inversión ha sido la participación cada vez mayor de las empresas asiáticas en los mercados mundiales. El…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie;Melgarejo, Karl Alexander;Salazni, Mariana
Sustainable economic growth has reemerged as a subject of Caribbean policydiscussions, given the region's relatively lackluster performance in recent
decades. However, most policy…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
Using micro data on expenditure and income for 17 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, this paper presents stylized facts on saving behavior by age, education, income and place of residence…