Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Hosein, Roger
This paper estimates the trade, revenue, and welfare effects of the proposedCaribbean Community (CARICOM)-Canada free trade agreement (FTA) on
CARICOM countries using a partial equilibrium…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon
Chinese and Caribbean economic relations have deepened over the past decade and a half. The paper analyzes the impetus for China's foreign economic policy to reach out to developing regions such…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Amelina, Maria
This paper provides the first experimental evaluation of the participatory budgeting model showing that it increased public participation in the process of public decision making, increased local tax…
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…
May 2007
Author(s): Greenspan, Stanley; Breinbauer, Cecilia
This presentation discusses the effects of social motivation on brain development in early childhood and the role of emotions on child development. Optimal nutrition and social-emotional development…
May 2007
Author(s): Giuffrida, Antonio
This presentation deals with the following issue: how poverty, poor health, nutrition and care affect child development. The author reviews a series of "capabilities approaches," including…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Cueto, Santiago
This presentation deals with the relationship between malnutrition and behavior patterns. As examples on how nutrition affects human social development it presents a series of crossed indicators such…