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…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Velasco, Mercedes; Maisonnave, Hélène; Beyene, Lulit Mitik; Henseler, Martin
This paper draws together quantitative methodologies from environmental and tourism economics to develop a framework for evaluating investments in cultural tourism. Indirect and induced benefits of…
May 2017
Author(s): Cicowiez, Martin; Banerjee, Onil; Morris, Emily
In this study we develop an evidence-based tool to help to guide policy and investment choices, to maximize developmental returns from tourism. Specifically, we develop a tourism-extended social…
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…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Rabellotti, Roberta; Giuliani, Elisa; Alexander, Rachel
The aim of this paper is to map Caribbean clusters and identify their specific characteristics based on existing literature and available empirical evidence. A desk review of 32 clusters distributed…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
The performance of the private sector is crucial for a country's economic growth. Thus, this report revisits the theme of low Caribbean growth, viewed through a macroeconomic lens in the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bernal, Richard L.
China has recently become the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world and is a major source of development aid for developing countries, including those in the Caribbean…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The IDB's interactive data portal CaribbeanEconomics.org presents microeconomic data collected through primary data collection, and macroeconomic data compiled from various public sources.…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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): Khadan, Jeetendra; Ruprah, Inder J.
This report estimates the direct and indirect macroeconomic impact of the Brexit leave vote on the Caribbean during 2016 and 2017 in terms of economic growth, exports, tourism, and remittances. We…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo; Schling, Maja; Rogers, Cassandra; Cumberbatch, Janice; Hinds, Fabian; Zhou, Naijun; Lemay, Michele H.
This paper presents the first rigorous impact evaluation of a shoreline stabilization program in Barbados and attempts to assess whether shoreline stabilization investments indeed have beneficial…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Japan Research Institute; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report consolidates the key findings from a series of in-depth country-level studies on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Thailand, presenting the case study of Doi Tung…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Japan Research Institute; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report consolidates the key findings from a series of in-depth country-level studies on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Korea, presenting the case study of Travelers'…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Boyle, Kevin; Rogers, Cassandra; Cumberbatch, Janice; Kanninen, Barbara; Lemay, Michele H.; Schling, Maja
Ex-post economic impact evaluations are standard requirements for loans and grants from multilateral international development institutions. In many cases, however, lack of sufficient baseline or…
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…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Hanusch, Marek; Keefer, Philip; Vlaicu, Razvan
What explains significant variation across countries in the use of vote buying instead of campaign promises to secure voter support? This paper explicitly models the tradeoff parties face between…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Cruz, Cesi; Keefer, Philip; Labonne, Julien
Results from a new experiment shed light on the effects of voter informationon vote buying and incumbent advantage. The treatment provided voters
with information about a major spending…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Sabel, Charles; Stein, Ernesto H.; Trejos, Alberto
It takes two to tango. Strong public-private collaboration is key for discovering and implementing effective productive development policies to bring out the best in existing economic activities and…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Johnny, Teneisha
Guyana has high potential to develop a nature-based tourist niche market and help diversify its economic base, which now depends on the export of primary commodities. Despite many natural attractions…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Garsous, Grégoire; Corderi, David; Velasco, Mercedes
In recent decades, a significant number of developing countries have implemented fiscal incentives programs for the tourism industry as part of their regional development policies. The main objective…