An Assessment of the Knowledge Products Produced by the Central Bank of Barbados Over the Past Forty Years

22 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2016 Last revised: 29 Aug 2016

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Winston Moore

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill

Shamika Walrond

Central Bank of Barbados

Laron Alleyne

Central Bank of Barbados

Darrin Downes

Central Bank of Barbados

Crystal Drakes

University of the West Indies

Stacia Howard

Antilles Economics

Date Written: October 16, 2015

Abstract

Since the establishment of the Central Bank of Barbados in May 1972, the focus has been on acquiring a deep understanding of the domestic economic challenges and the broader issues surrounding sustainable development in small states. While most of this research, as should be expected, has examined topics in money and finance, there has also been an active research effort on other key sectoral challenges facing the small state. Utilising thematic analysis, this paper provides an assessment of the knowledge products (i.e., research output) produced by the Central Bank of Barbados over the past forty years, with the objective of identifying the key thematic areas researched. This research aims to assess broadly how the Bank’s economic policy advice has been driven by its research, identify any gaps in this research agenda and potential areas for future research.

Keywords: Central Bank of Barbados, Small States, Monetary Policy

JEL Classification: E58, A30, N16, N26

Suggested Citation

Moore, Winston and Walrond, Shamika and Alleyne, Laron and Downes, Darrin and Drakes, Crystal and Howard, Stacia, An Assessment of the Knowledge Products Produced by the Central Bank of Barbados Over the Past Forty Years (October 16, 2015). Central Bank of Barbados 15/9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2766526 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2766526

Winston Moore (Contact Author)

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill ( email )

Bridgetown
Barbados

Shamika Walrond

Central Bank of Barbados ( email )

Tom Adams Financial Centre
Bridgetown
Barbados

Laron Alleyne

Central Bank of Barbados ( email )

Tom Adams Financial Centre
Bridgetown
Barbados

Darrin Downes

Central Bank of Barbados ( email )

Tom Adams Financial Centre
Bridgetown
Barbados

Crystal Drakes

University of the West Indies ( email )

Cave Hill
Barbados

Stacia Howard

Antilles Economics ( email )

3 Bulkeley Close
St. George
Barbados

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