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Authored by: Robert E. Looney

Handbook of Caribbean Economies

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367210489
eBook ISBN: 9780429265105
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Several common themes run through the chapters in this volume. The Caribbean is a region that has suffered from various disasters in recent years ranging from hurricanes to earthquakes and the destructive effects on crops and water availability stemming from the impact of climate change. 2 Furthermore, the region is highly dependent on several lines of economic activity, especially tourism, that make their economies highly vulnerable to changing external fortunes over which they have no control. 3

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