Entrepreneurial Cuba: the changing policy landscape (PRINT VERSION) http://biblioteca.cepal.org/search*spi/t?SEARCH=Entrepreneurial+Cuba%3A++the+changing+policy+landscape&sortdropdown=- During the presidency of Raúl Castro, Cuba has dramatically reformed its policies toward small private enterprises. Archibald Ritter and Ted Henken consider why and to what effect.
Los efectos de la política fiscal sobre la redistribución en América Latina y la Unión Europea (PRINT) http://biblioteca.cepal.org/record=b1252739~S0*spi El impacto redistributivo de la acción fiscal en América Latina: los efectos de impuestos y transferencias públicas. Efectos distributivos de las reformas en impuestos y transferencias. UE-27. 2008-2012. Conclusiones del estudio de los efectos de la política fiscal sobre la redistribución en América Latina y Europa.
Improving the Measurement of Consumer Expenditures (PRINT VERSION) http://biblioteca.cepal.org/record=b1253096~S0*spi Robust and reliable measures of consumer expenditures are essential for analyzing aggregate economic activity and for measuring differences in household circumstances. Many countries, including the United States, are embarking on ambitious projects to redesign surveys of consumer expenditures, with the goal of better capturing economic heterogeneity.
Productivity in Services in Latin America and the Caribbean (EBOOK) http://publications.iadb.org/bitstream/handle/11319/6442/CTI%20DP20Productivity%20in%20Services%20in%20LAC.pdf This paper studies productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on the service sector. It shows that the low levels of productivity observed in the region are not only a consequence of low productivity at the firm level, but also of misallocation of workers across firms.
An Outline of the History of Economic Thought (EBOOK) http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=215488&site=ehost-live This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of economics from its beginnings, at the end of the Middle Ages, up to contemporary developments. It is strong on contemporary theory, providing extensive coverage of the twentieth century, particularly since the Second World War.
The Fear Factor : a Back-Of-The-Envelope Calculation on the Economic Risk of an Ebola Scare in The Caribbean (EBOOK) http://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/6734?locale-attribute=en 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 2009 with swine flu, we simulate a short but sharp drop in tourist arrivals...
The Entertainment Sector in CARICOM (EBOOK) http://publications.iadb.org/bitstream/handle/11319/5917/The%20Entertainment%20Sector%20in%20CARICOM.pdf?sequence=1 The Caribbean is renowned for its creativity. Its cultural diversity is manifested in a variety of artistic expressions...Despite the Caribbean's great potential in the entertainment sector, important domestic challenges - emanating from both public and private sectors - have long impeded the successful growth of creative industries.
De-risking and its Impact: the Caribbean Perspective (EBOOK) FULLTEXT…