Dec 2018
Author(s): Gingerich, Daniel; Scartascini, Carlos
Welfarist justifications of democracy presume that citizens have policy preferences that are responsive to pertinent information. Is this accurate? This paper addresses that question by providing a…
May 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
While citizen security has become an ever-increasing concern for many Caribbean countries, the magnitude of the problem has not been matched with an equally robust response in terms of research. This…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Buonanno, Paolo; Vargas, Juan F.
Estimating the effect of inequality on crime is challenging due to reversecausality and omitted variable bias. This paper addresses these concerns
by exploiting the fact that, as suggested by…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra
Facing what looks like a prolonged period of economic contraction due to a sharp decline in energy fortunes, Trinidad and Tobago is increasingly looking towards the private sector to play a greater…
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.…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Vilalta Perdomo, Carlos J.; Castillo, José G.; Torres, Juan A.
In the last two decades, Latin America has been describes as an unsafe and violent region. Nonetheless, such picture is mostly based on homicide rates. Even though homicide is considered the best…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Vilalta Perdomo, Carlos J.; Castillo, José G.; Torres, Juan A.
En las dos últimas décadas se ha descrito a América Latina como una región insegura y violenta. Sin embargo, dicha caraterización está basada prácticamente en la tasa de homicidios. Si bien el…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; López, Andrea; Malik, Arun
Driving restriction programs have been implemented in many cities around the world to alleviate pollution and congestion problems. Enforcement of such programs is costly and can potentially displace…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Sutton, Heather
This report is part of an IDB technical note series on crime and violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline in the crime prevention arena against which progress can be…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Seepersad, Randy
This report is part of an IDB Technical Note series on crime and violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline of the crime prevention arena against which progress can be…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Harriot, Anthony D.; Jones, Marlyn
This report is part of an IDB technical note series on crime and violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline of the crime prevention arena against which progress can be…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Bailey, Corin
This report is part of the Inter-American Development Bank's Technical Note Series on Crime and Violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline of the crime-prevention…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Ajzenman, Nicolás; Jaitman, Laura
Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world, with an annual homicide rate of more than 20 per 100,000 population and with an increasing trend. Yet most evidence of crime…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Godinez Puig, Luisa; Sutton, Heather; O'Brien, Cherran; Thomas, Chrystol; Wenner, Mark D.; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Khadan, Jeetendra
Crime strongly affects persons in the Caribbean. In a recent survey, 40 percent of the Caribbean population identified crime and security-related issues as the main problems facing their country,…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Montolio, Daniel
This paper examines how an infrastructure investment policy, implemented nationwide at the local level, has affected local crime rates. This policy, developed in the wake of the global recession of…