The Barbados Economy - The Road to Prosperity

19 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2017

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DeLisle Worrell

DeLisle Worrell and Associates, Inc.

Date Written: October 18, 2017


The Barbados economy is dynamic and internationally competitive, led by a private sector that demonstrates remarkable enterprise and innovation, from our largest and most successful firms to youth entrepreneurs of outstanding promise. But our public sector is living beyond its means and its low productivity is a drag on investment. Reduced Government spending and forceful measures for public sector reform are the key to arresting foreign reserve losses and securing the exchange rate anchor. This fiscal policy will restore international market confidence in the economy, improve domestic trust in Government institutions and policy and advance the economy in the international competitiveness rankings.

Keywords: Barbados economy, macroeconomic policy

JEL Classification: E5, E6

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Worrell, DeLisle, The Barbados Economy - The Road to Prosperity (October 18, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

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