Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a widespread measure of economic performance that captures the value of all goods and services produced in a country during a specific period of time (e.g. one year). Yet, there are two key challenges when estimating GDP: i) How to capture the whole economy; ii) how to estimate the value added of all goods and services produced. Given that GDP is … [Read more...] about An imperfect measure with major implications
Caribbean countries face serious fiscal and debt challenges. As recorded in the most recent OECD Latin American and Caribbean Economic Outlook 2018, two Caribbean countries hold the highest debt in the region: Barbados and Jamaica. Public debt by currency and legislation, circa 2016 (central government, % of GDP) Source: OECD Latin American and Caribbean Economic Outlook … [Read more...] about Are fiscal rules the solution to the Caribbean’s fiscal woes?
[soundcloud url="https://soundcloud.com/bancointeramericanodesarrollo/debt-and-fiscal-responsibility" params="color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true" width="100%" height="300" iframe="true" /] Featuring Dr. Allan Wright, senior country economist … [Read more...] about Why is fiscal responsibility needed and what is the purpose of the Fiscal Seminar in Nassau?