The COVID-19 pandemic caught the world by surprise, causing an unprecedented health emergency. Caribbean countries adopted containment measures to slow the spread of the disease and flatten the curve based on prior experiences and lessons around the world. Actions ranged from limits to social activities and closure of non-essential businesses, to curfew hours and complete … [Read more...] about COVID-19 in the Caribbean: The Economic Challenges Ahead
Carolina Pan is an economic researcher at the Center for International Development (CID) of Harvard University, and a consultant for the IDB's Fiscal Management Division. At CID she works advising governments at the national and sub-national levels on economic development strategies and analyzing labor policies. At the IDB, she focuses on fiscal policy and the role of state companies in the Caribbean. She previously served as a professor at Minerva KGI and Brandeis University, was part of the Investor Behavior team at State Street Associates, and was a consultant to the United Nations (ECLAC). Carolina has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Brandeis and a master's degree from the University of San Andrés.