Nov 2020
Author(s): Bonvecchi, Alejandro;Scartascini, Carlos
This book combines an institutional political economy approach to policy making with social network analysis of social policy formulation processes. Based on extensive interviews with governmental…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
The current coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health challenge that has devastating economic impacts for households. Using a sample of 230,540 respondents to online surveys in 17…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Bollers, Elton;Deyal, Zubin;Gauto, Victor;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Khadan, Jeetendra;Mooney, Henry;Smets, Lodewijk;Waithe, Kimberly;Wright, Allan
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It also includes recommendations to overcome these…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya;Strobl, Eric;Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
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…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Del Boca, Daniela
This paper discusses several approaches to examining the relationship between child care and mothers' labor supply. The focus is on child care for children aged 0-3, because this is a critical…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Attzs, Marlene;Maharaj, Malini;Boodhan, Gopiechand
Although the Caribbean region relies heavily on its natural assets as sources of income, generally for tourism and in particular cases from agriculture and energy, environmental taxes in the region…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Cesa-Bianchi, Ambrogio;Pesaran, M. Hashem;Rebucci, Alessandro;Xu, TengTeng
This is the data used for the estimation of the GVAR model as in "China's Emergence in the World Economy and Business Cycles in Latin America" (access the study in the related URL…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Auguste, Sebastián;Moya, Ramiro;Sookram, Sandra
This work analyzes housing finance in Trinidad and Tobago during the last 20 years. The period covered is influenced by an economic bonanza led by the energy sector. Housing prices in this period…
May 2011
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.
The existence of populist regimes led by outsiders is not new in history. In this paper a simple framework is presented that shows how and why a populist outsider can be elected to office, and under…
Jun 2010
Author(s): Burger, John D.;Rebucci, Alessandro;Warnock, Francis E.;Cacdac Warnock, Veronica
This paper assesses the extent to which a countrys external capital structure can aid in mitigating the macroeconomic impact of oil price shocks. Two Caribbean economies highly vulnerable to oil…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Moya, Ramiro;Mohammed, Anne-Marie;Sookram, Sandra
Even as Trinidad and Tobago seeks productive diversification away from the energy sector, the process underlying the countrys productive development policies (PDP) is in a state of transition from…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo;Jaramillo, Fidel;Agosin, Manuel R.;Sánchez, Gabriel;Butler, Inés;Blyde, Juan S.;Pinheiro, Armando Castelar;Daude, Christian;Cueva Armijos, Simón;Albornoz, Vicente;Avellán, Leopoldo;Artana, Daniel;Auguste, Sebastián;Cuevas, Mario;Hausmann, Ricardo;Klinger, Bailey;Bolaños Zamora, Rodrigo;Delgado Quesada, Félix;Moya, Ramiro;Sookram, Sandra;Watson, Patrick
Why are growth rates in Latin America so disappointing? This book reviews the results of an ambitious research project to determine the binding constraints to growth, that is, the barrier whose…
Apr 2000
Author(s): Downes, Andrew S.;Mamingi, Nlandu;Antoine, Rose-Marie Belle
One of the major economic challenges facing the Caribbean is the generation of employment opportunities to reduce the high levels of unemployment experienced primarily among the young and female…
Aug 1998
Author(s): Downes, Andrew S.
Unemployment is regarded as one of the most challenging economic problems facing the governments of the Caribbean. Although there are variations in the measurement of unemployment, official estimates…