Book Review | Book Notes

06Dec2016
Book Note by Laron Alleyne Barbados and the Global Competitiveness Index 2016 The Central Bank of Barbados Book Note Series highlights significant aspects of publications which offer useful insights and analysis on topics related to finance, economic development, and other issues relevant to small island developing economies. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the Central Bank of Barbados....
08Jul2016
Book Review - America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve. Lowenstein, Roger. Penguin Press, 2015 "The book America’s Bank provides an engaging recount of the events and players involved in the US Federal Reserve. While the text is a tremendous accomplishment in relation to economic history, it is written in a very engaging fashion and should easily be consumed by persons with little or no training in finance or economics."...
08Jul2016
Book Review - Rethinking Productive Development Sound Policies and Institutions for Economic Transformations, Palgrave Macmillan; 2014 “Despite the limitations the book fulfils its intended goal, that is, to rethink productive development policies to improve income per capita in the region and close the income per capita gap between the region and the more advanced countries….”...
08Jul2016
Book Review - Reinventing Financial Regulation by Avinash Persaud, Apress; 2015 edition “The book offers a fresh and useful perspective on financial regulation, hinged on regulation moving from a focus on risk sensitivity to one on risk-absorptive capacity….”...
21Mar2016
Book Review - Fundamentals of Central Banking Lessons from the Crisis, G30, 2015 Dr. DeLisle Worrell reviews "Fundamentals of Central Banking: Lessons from the Crisis" a book by the G30 Working Group....
21Mar2016
Book Review - The Democratization of Invention Patents and Copyrights in American Economic Development, 1790-1920, by B. Zorina Khan Dr. DeLisle Worrell reviews "The Democratization of Invention Patents and Copyrights in American Economic Development, 1790-1920" by B. Zorina Khan. ...
21Mar2016
Fiscal Sustainability and Debt in Small Open Economies: An Application to the Caribbean “This book provides a useful and unique approach for measuring sustainable fiscal policies in SVOEs [Small Very Open Economies]…. Moreover, due to its non-technical nature, it can be used by non-academics as the foundation for further research and a tool for policymakers and investors in their decision-making process.” – Jamila Beckles...
26Feb2016
Book Note by DeLisle Worrell on Emerging Markets-Resilience and Growth amid Global Turmoil by Kose, M. Ayhan and Prasad, Eswar S This book argues that on balance, emerging market economies have shown strong resilience in the face...
26Feb2016
Book Note by DeLisle Worrell on Financial Crises Causes, Consequences and Policy Responses

The causes of crises vary, including terms of trade, capital flows,...

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