Whenever the value of the Jamaican dollar depreciates there is public debate as to whether the country should change its currency regime to some form of fixed rate or dollarization. This study examines the exchange rate options for Jamaica.

December, 2008
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Social partnerships have emerged as a means for countries to cope with harsh economic circumstances. In this paper, we survey the experiences of other countries and conduct one-on-one consultations with Jamaican stakeholders to ascertain the prospects for successful social partnerships.

The services sector may serve as an important source of economic growth for the Caribbean, but only if the region moves beyond tourism to take advantage of emerging opportunities in other service areas.

Jamaica is one of the most indebted countries in the world. This paper explores the reasons for the indebtedness and analyses the impact of three policy initiatives on the future evolution of debt to provide fiscal policy guidelines.

Tens of thousands of Jamaicans are likely to have invested in informal investment schemes (IIS). The extent to which Jamaicans are likely to invest in IIS and the impact of these schemes on the economy is the focus of investigation in this study.

The island’s economic dependence on the natural environment means Jamaica’s development relies on the country’s capacity to cope with natural disasters.

To assist the Jamaican electorate to make informed choices in the 2007 general elections, CaPRI executed an Electoral Monitoring Exercise (EME), evaluating the manifestos and costs of the political proposals of the country’s two main political parties.

This paper examines Jamaica’s foreign policy since 1962 identifying past challenges in, and future opportunities for, harnessing the economic growth potential of these policies.

An empirical analysis of corruption in Jamaica.