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    Dean Henry Explores the Economic Divergence Between Barbados and Jamaica

    The research of NYU Stern’s Dean, Peter Henry, inspired this public radio segment on the economic divergence between Barbados and Jamaica. Airing on “This American Life” and informed by Dean Henry’s article, “Institutions versus Policies: A Tale of Two Islands,” the segment addresses why two former British Colonies that achieved independence in the 1960s, became parliamentary democracies, and started out with similar levels of income are vastly different today. The current GDP per capita of Barbados is almost three times greater than that of Jamaica. The broadcast brings to life Dean Henry's research on the impact of "Washington Consensus" policy reforms and the forces that shape the global economy. These topics are the subject of his forthcoming book.

    • Listen to Dean Henry on “This American Life” (streaming version)
    • Listen to Dean Henry on “This American Life” (MP3 download)
    • Read Dean Henry’s article, “Institutions versus Policies: A Tale of Two Islands”
    • Learn more about Dean Henry