Feb 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;Clayton, Khamal;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Graham, Monique;Khadan, Jeetendra;Satnarine-Singh, Nirvana
Last year ended with incipient but fragile economic recoveries in most Caribbean economies. Relatively low vaccination rates remain a concern in the six countries covered by the Caribbean Country…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Bernales, Alejandro;Beuermann, Diether;Cumming, Douglas;Olid, Christian
Relatively little is known about the effects of blue-collar crime (theft, robbery, vandalism or arson) on financial decisions. Previous literature has focused its attention either on 'regional…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Rosenblatt, David;Mooney, Henry;García Zaballos, Antonio;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
This edition reviews the long-term performance of economic growth and productivity in the region. It then draws on research from the Inter-American Development Banks Connectivity, Markets, and…
Aug 2021
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;Frazier, Gralyn;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Bollers, Elton;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
For more than a year, the Caribbean economics team at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has focused on the potential implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for lives and livelihoods across the…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Khoury, Fares
The objective of this report is to present an actionable programme to bring initial moonshot ideas into fully accomplishable projects, ready to be deployed. It comprises three parts. The first part,…
May 2021
Author(s): Gomez Garcia, Olga;Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra;Frazier, Gralyn;McCaskie, Ariel;Gauto, Victor;Bollers, Elton;Christie, Jason;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera
Countries around the world have endured over a year of extreme uncertainty in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, and economies in the Caribbean have suffered more than most. But with the increasing…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Pollock, Wilson
Pivot is a movement of radical ideas for the Caribbean of the future. In 2020, the IDB and its partners (Caribbean Climate Smart-Accelerator (CCSA), Destination Experience (DE), and Singularity…
Feb 2021
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Schwartz, Moises;Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo;Silvani, Carlos;Ospina, Laura;Fajgenbaum, Jose;Loser, Claudio;Mooney, Henry;Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol;Rosenblatt, David;Ter-Minassian, Teresa;Ossowski, Rolando;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Gauto, Victor;Khadan, Jeetendra;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra;De Haan, Jakob;Rojas-Suárez, Liliana;Beck, Thorsten
This volume focuses on economic institutions defined as rules and organizational arrangements that, if they govern the design and implementation of fiscal and monetary policies, can better align…
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…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether;Mooney, Henry;Bollers, Elton;Rosenblatt, David;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Frazier, Gralyn;McCaskie, Ariel;Khadan, Jeetendra;Abdul-Haqq, Nazera;Gauto, Victor
For most Caribbean countries, the COVID-19 pandemic will translate into the deepest single-year contraction of real GDP on record in 2020. With the exception of Guyana, countries have experienced…
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…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Allende López, Marcos;Alleyne, Antonio;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Khadan, Jeetendra;Waithe, Kimberly
This paper analyzes the potential effects that distributed ledger technology (DLT) could have on intraregional trade volumes in the Caribbean. Using a two-step panel regression gravity model for 15…
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…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Gauto, Victor;Bollers, Elton;Christie, Jason;McCaskie, Ariel;Khadan, Jeetendra;Smets, Lodewijk
Governments in the Caribbean region have been relatively successful in flattening the infection curve of the coronavirus in their countries. Geographical isolation is a contributing factor, but…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The COVID-19 crisis will have devastating implications for countries around the worldparticularly tourism-dependent economies. This paper highlights the vulnerability of many Latin American and…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
La COVID-19 tendrá consecuencias devastadoras para los países de todo el mundo, en particular para aquellos que dependen del turismo. Nuestro capítulo resalta que muchos países de América Latina y el…
May 2020
Author(s): Bollers, Elton;Christie, Jason;Gauto, Victor;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Khadan, Jeetendra;Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Smets, Lodewijk
The policies being implemented in the region to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 are short-term support mechanisms, to ensure income for the most vulnerable groups and support to firms facing demand…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Zegarra, Maria Alejandra;Gauto, Victor;Christie, Jason;Smets, Lodewijk;Khadan, Jeetendra
This special edition of the Caribbean Quarterly Bulletin focuses on the evolving economic and human consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak for countries in the Caribbean region. Our team of…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra;Smets, Lodewijk;Mooney, Henry;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Castellani, Francesca;Gauto, Victor;Rosenblatt, David
These briefings identify the economic consequences of the outbreak of COVID-19 in each of the IDBG borrowing member countries, as of April 3rd, 2020.
Jan 2020
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra
This paper provides long- and short -run tax buoyancy estimates for a group of 12 Caribbean countries over the period 1991-2017. By using panel regressions, this paper finds that the long- and short-…