Oct 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Jackson, C. Kirabo;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Women with test scores above a secondary school admission threshold for preferred schools increase their years of education and entrance to university. Men increase neither years of schooling nor…
Oct 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Jackson, C. Kirabo;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Las mujeres cuyos puntajes de exámenes superan el umbral de admisión a la secundaria para ingresar a las escuelas preferentes ven aumentos en sus años de educación y en el acceso a la universidad.…
Sep 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Jackson, C. Kirabo;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Canonical human capital theories posit that education, by enhancing worker skills, reduces the likelihood that a worker will be laid off during times of economic change. Yet, this has not been…
May 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
This dataset constitutes a panel follow-up to the 2016 Barbados Survey of Living Conditions. It measures welfare related variables before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic including labor…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura;Khadan, Jeetendra
This paper provides an insight on the gender impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean. The analysis makes use of the April 2020 online COVID-19 survey that the Inter-American Development…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Giles Álvarez, Laura;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Bollers, Elton;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
Except for Barbados, the Caribbean region experienced a new surge of Covid cases in the middle of this summer. Several factors contributed to this unfortunate situation: a rise in imported cases as…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
This dataset constitute a panel follow-up to the 2016 Barbados Survey of Living Conditions. It measures welfare related variables before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic including labor…
Oct 2020
Author(s): Arteaga Garavito, Maricruz;Beuermann, Diether;Giles Álvarez, Laura;McCaskie, Ariel
We conducted a telephone-based nationally representative survey of Barbados between May and June 2020. The main objective was to quantify the early consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We document…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Arteaga Garavito, Maricruz;Beuermann, Diether;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Gauto, Victor;Khadan, Jeetendra;Mooney, Henry;Smets, Lodewijk
COVID-19 has triggered a severe and unprecedented economic crisis in the Caribbean region. The combination of the halt in tourism arrivals, the fall in international oil prices, and a widespread…
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): Ruprah, Inder J.;Wright, Allan;Thomas, Chrystol;Wenner, Mark D.;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Pradelli, Juan Jose;Clarke, Dillon;Waithe, Kimberly
The macroeconomic performance of the countries in the Country Caribbean Department on average worsened in 2016 but is expected to improve in 2017. However, downside risks remain, including heightened…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This represents a compendium of knowledge products generated by the IDB's Caribbean Economics Lab, Country Department Caribbean Group, during the period 2013-2016. Products comprise monographs…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne;Robles, Marcos
Social Pulse describes the trends in a comprehensive set of key social indicators and highlight findings that warrant attention by policymakers. The report includes information from 22 countries of…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne;Robles, Marcos
Pulso social describe las tendencias de un conjunto amplio de indicadores sociales clave e identifica los cambios de estos indicadores que merecen la atención de los responsables de las políticas. El…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne;Robles, Marcos
Pulso Social descreve as tendências em um conjunto abrangente de indicadores sociais e destaca as principais conclusões que merecem atenção por policymakers. O relatório inclui informações de 22…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra;Ruprah, Inder J.;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Wright, Allan;Gomez Osorio, Camillo;Waithe, Kimberly;Wenner, Mark D.;Clarke, Dillon;Thomas, Chrystol;Pradelli, Juan Jose;Okey, Onoh-Obasi
British voters surprised the world when they voted to leave the European Union in June 2016. Markets reacted heavily to the surprise, resulting in high volatility in all major stock indices as well…