WP01/2019 Public Private Partnerships in Trinidad and Tobago
As work continues on designing and implementing the Public-Private Partnership Model for Trinidad and Tobago, Smith (2019) finds that utilising PPPs in infrastructure can provide the much needed economic stimulus through investment, employment and efficiency gains, once implemented and monitored well.
WP02/2019 Using Reserve Requirements as a Macroprudential Tool
As several economies have modified direct monetary policies to safeguard financial stability Melville and Persad (2019) explore how reserve requirements could enhance Trinidad and Tobago’s macroprudential framework and find that the primary reserve requirement ratio effectively curbs unsustainable credit growth.
Monetary Policy Report - May 2019
Global economic growth has continued to lose momentum since the last Monetary Policy Report (MPR) in November 2018. According to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) April 2019 World Economic Outlook (WEO), global growth in the latter half of 2018 continued to be impacted by trade tensions, lower consumer spending and business investment, tighter financial market conditions, and weak commodity prices.