Research Papers

Saint Lucia - The Cyclically Adjusted Balance

This paper analyses fiscal policy in Saint Lucia using the cyclically-adjusted fiscal balances (CAB). The cyclically-adjusted fiscal balance corrects for the effects of the business cycle and temporary fluctuations in revenue and expenditure and therefore, is a better indicator of the underlying fiscal position [Download full report]


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Explaining the Housing Defecit in Saint Lucia

Introduction

 

Housing is considered one of the most basic human rights and an essential component of the

right to an adequate standard of living. Meen (2005) asserts that housing is the...


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An Investigation of the Determinants of Tourism Demand to Saint Lucia

Tourism is the largest source of foreign exchange to Saint Lucia and has a substantial direct and indirect impact on economic activity. Consequently, identifying what drives the demand for the...


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Procom Challenge Winners Unveiled

Human Resource Development Specialist company, Celestial Self Development Centre and Phone Bay Inc., a mobile phone retailer and repair company have emerged winners of the inaugural PROCOM...


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Labour Productivity: A Key Driver of Economic Growth & Competitiveness

Saint Lucia’s economy in recent years has demonstrated sluggish growth which is indicative our vulnerable and fragile main economic sectors. As such, for the last five years GDP growth has...


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