Barbados : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

August 26, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper discusses data issues and postcrisis growth in Barbados. An analysis of the data on Barbados shows very clear inconsistencies among the various measures of economic development. Although real growth seems to have evolved broadly in line with the rest of the Caribbean, nominal growth and inflation developments suggest that Barbados was hit much harder by the global financial crisis. At the same time, these data may also be misleading. Nominal GDP seems to have inadequate coverage, and inflation is much higher in Barbados than in similar economies in the region.

Series:

Country Report No. 16/280

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 26, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475530360/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BRBEA2016002

Format:

Paper

Pages:

34

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