Profiling Vulnerability and Resilience

A Manual for Small States

Paperback: £50.00

Profiling Vulnerability and Resilience

Publication date: 1 November 2010
Size: 240mm x 156mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-035-7
Pages: 140

Profiling Vulnerability and Resilience: A Manual for Small States provides a tool for assessing both how prone a country is to external economic shocks – its vulnerability – as well as its ability to bounce back from those shocks – its resilience.

The book explains how to conduct assessments that will allow each country to understand its relative vulnerability and resilience, and to identify priority areas for economic policy-making, so as to better cope with vulnerability and boost resilience. Detailed examples are provided for St Lucia, Seychelles and Vanuatu.

For economic planners, as well as students of the economies of small states.

ContentsExpand or collapse me

1. Introduction

Part 1 Concepts and measurements
2. Updating and augmenting the economic vulnerability index
3. Economic resilience: Concepts and measurements
4. Juxtaposing economic vulnerability and resilience

Part 2 Country profiling
5. Profiling economic vulnerability and resilience conceptual underpinnings
6. Practical steps for profiling economies in terms of vulnerability and resilience

Part 3 Examples of country profiles
7. St Lucia: A country profile of economic vulnerability and economic resilience
8. Seychelles: A profile of economic vulnerability and economic resilience
9. Vanuatu: A profile of economic vulnerability and economic resilience
10. Recent developments in St Lucia, Seychelles and Vanuatu

Annex: Country analysis by international organisations and regional development banks

About the contributors Expand or collapse me

Lino Briguglio (Author)

Professor Lino Briguglio is the Director of the Islands and Small States Institute at the University of Malta. He is internationally known for this seminal work on economic vulnerability and economic resilience. He is actively involved in the Commonwealth Secretariat's work on profiling the economic vulnerability and resilience of small states.

Gordon Cordina (Author)

Dr Gordon Cordina is head of the economics department of the University of Malta. His main areas of research interest are the sustainable growth and macroeconomic dynamics of small and micro economies.

Stephanie Vella (Author)

Stephanie Vella is assistant lecturer in economics at the University of Malta. Her main areas of research interest are market efficiency and issues related to small states. She is also an economic consultant working on various EU projects. She holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Malta and is currently pursuing doctoral studies.

Constance Vigilance (Author)

Constance Vigilance works at the Commonwealth Secretariat as the economic adviser responsible for small states. She holds a master’s degree in international affairs in economic policy management from Columbia University, New York and has worked as an economist for several years.