Dec 2014
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro;Malcolm, Xavier
This brief presents simulations of an Ebola scare in the Caribbean, including three highly tourism-dependent economies, The Bahamas, Barbados, and Jamaica. On the basis of the experience of Mexico in…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Salazni, Mariana;Khadan, Jeetendra;Dukharan, Marla;Gomez Osorio, Camillo;Wenner, Mark D.;Thomas, Chrystol;O'Brien, Cherran;Schmid, Juan Pedro
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The countries…
Nov 2014
Author(s): Khan, Sarosh R.;Ruprah, Inder J.
Given that the Caribbean region remains open to external vulnerabilities, fiscal policy is a critical tool in managing debt sustainability. But since fiscal outcomes have been persistently poor in…
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…
Jul 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran;Thomas, Chrystol;Wenner, Mark D.;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Kamau, Musheer O.;Mercer-Blackman, Valerie;Khadan, Jeetendra;Salazni, Mariana;Elías, Carlos;Dukharan, Marla;Beuermann, Diether;Sierra, Ricardo
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. This issue's Special Country Reports…
May 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran;Thomas, Chrystol;Wenner, Mark D.;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Kamau, Musheer O.;Dukharan, Marla;Khan, Sarosh R.;Ruprah, Inder J.;Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin discusses recent economic developments and analyzes the topic of external sustainability in the 6 IDB-member Caribbean countries, as well as the Organization…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie;Seerattan, Dave
This policy brief defines the challenges of conducting appropriate fiscal policy over the past 20 years in four Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, Barbados, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago) and…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Thomas, Chrystol
In this policy brief, we examine the current tourism product in the CARICOM member states with a particular focus on the economies that rely most on the industry. The analysis shows that the tourism…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Espinasa, Ramón;Humpert, Malte
This publication is part of a series of reports produced by the Energy Division of the Infrastructure and Environment Department of the Vice President of the Research Department at the Inter-American…
Jan 2014
Author(s): O'Brien, Cherran;Thomas, Chrystol;Clarke, Dillon;Schmid, Juan Pedro;Kamau, Musheer O.;Salazni, Mariana;Mercer-Blackman, Valerie;Dukharan, Marla
The Quarterly Bulletin analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The Special Country Reports consider trends in tourism, and…