Caribbean countries have long been among the most indebted on earth, and related vulnerabilities have slowed growth and poverty reduction across the region. Our chapter in Economic Institutions for a Resilient Caribbean—entitled: Debt Management and Institutions in the Caribbean: Best Practices and Priorities for Reform—focuses on debt-related vulnerabilities affecting … [Read more...] about Why have Caribbean countries been so indebted, and what can they do to improve outcomes?
This blog post considers the theory and practice of monetary policy, particularly in the context of inflation targeting regimes such as the one recently adopted by the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). We discuss factors affecting domestic prices, particularly in the context of persistently-low inflation when monetary authorities begin running out of scope for further conventional … [Read more...] about Pushing on a string? Low inflation and the curious case of monetary policy near the zero bound