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Inflation and the variability of relative prices in the Caribbean: evidence from panel threshold models
This paper examines the impact of inflation and its variability for eight Caribbean countries; Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The paper goes beyond the standard approach to examine the variability of relative prices (VRP) within the context of a threshold ...
Strategies for measuring the knowledge economy in the Caribbean
This report explores the status of the knowledge economy in the Caribbean. Initiatives that have shaped the development of Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) and the knowledge economy are reviewed. The regional situation is then analysed with regard to measurement of the knowledge economy and the development of Information ...
The relationship between fiscal and current account balances in the Caribbean
The global economic recession which affected most of the Caribbean would have been less severe if policymakers were in a position to sustain fiscal stimulus packages for a longer duration. This paper argues that while the crisis aggravated the debt and fiscal situation, the negative fiscal and current account balances reflected long standing issues ...
Review of selected areas of research on the Caribbean subregion in the 2000s: identifying the main gaps
This study has been prepared to assist the French Development Agency (AFD), as part of the implementation of its Framework for Action Regional Caribbean, to identify the main development issues of the Caribbean region and areas of future research. The study focuses on the state of the research in the Caribbean region and proposes areas for future ...
Consumer confidence and economic growth: case studies of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago
This study examined the causal link between consumer confidence and GDP in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago in the context of the vector autoregression (VAR) methodology. The interest rate and exchange rate were also included in the model as control variables. In the case of Jamaica, remittances were included due to its importance in the economy. The ...
Progress report on gender equality, poverty eradication and the Millennium Development Goals in the Caribbean
This report on "Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction and the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the Caribbean Region" seeks to highlight the progress made during the period 2007-2011 and identify gaps that need to be closed if the MDGs are to be realized by the 2015 deadline or very soon thereafter. It is divided into 10 sections: Section ...