Month: May 2015

Forecasting the future of the Barbadian Insurance Industry

Aim of the Project The great recession that began in 2007 was a period of significant uncertainty. Economic activity in most Caribbean countries contracted, resulting in rising rates of unemployment and reduced sales for most companies. Our client was a company within the Barbadian insurance industry, which is particularly sensitive to changes in the labour …

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Our Work in the Consumer Finance Industry

Consumer finance is one of the biggest industries in the Caribbean, encompassing commercial banks, credit unions, finance houses, insurance companies, auto dealerships, store cards, hire purchase agreements and building societies. It is also one of the most competitive. Across the globe information is the linchpin of winning the competitive race, and here in the Caribbean …

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Data Limitations – What to Do When the Data You Need Isn’t There

At Antilles Economics we often encounter data limitations both when doing work for clients as well as when conducting our own independent analysis. Not all of these limitations are within our power to fix. But some are. Here’s a selection of common limitations and how we’ve fixed them.   There are times when a particular variable is …

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