Oct 2019
Author(s): Colacito, Riccardo; Hoffmann, Bridget; Phan, Toan
Seasonal temperatures, particularly summer temperature, have significant and systematic effects on the U.S. economy, both overall and across a wide range of sectors. Seasonal temperature affects…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Colacito, Riccardo; Hoffmann, Bridget; Phan, Toan
Las temperaturas estacionales, sobre todo las de verano, tienen efectos importantes y sistemáticos en la economía de Estados Unidos, tanto en términos generales como en una amplia gama de sectores.…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Castilleja, Liliana; Enciso, Sheyla
La estructura y la composición sectorial de la economía peruana en el periodo de auge reciente (2007-2017) tuvo un impacto en la expansión de la clase media. En Perú el desarrollo del sector…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Asher, Sam; Chauvin, Juan Pablo; Novosad, Paul
As cities in developing countries continue to grow rapidly, there is little empirical evidence about how this affects growth in surrounding rural economies. We study the effects of shocks to labor…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Christie, Jason
The Year 2019 and Beyond
• Following the recent strong performance of the global economy, forecasts are slightly less optimistic for the future. In addition, downside risks have increased and…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Mendes Constante, Jonas
The objective of this report is to describe international solutions and good practices for PCS solutions based on key drivers for successful PCS implementation, as described by the International Port…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Mendes Constante, Jonas
El propósito de este informe es describir soluciones internacionales y buenas prácticas para los PCS, sobre la base de los determinantes clave de la implementación exitosa de un PCS, de acuerdo con…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Bollers, Elton; Deyal, Zubin; Gauto, Victor; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Khadan, Jeetendra; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk; Waithe, Kimberly; Wright, Allan
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It also includes recommendations to overcome these…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Gauto, Victor; Zegarra, Maria Alejandra
The March 2019 Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin focuses on a specific challenge for the Caribbean economies – insufficient financial inclusion, which can hold back growth, development, and efforts…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Ponce De León, Marisela; Koinange, Carly
Caminar, ir en bicicleta (movilidad activa ) y en transporte público son actividades cotidianas en la región de América Latina y el Caribe, sin embargo, la falta de seguridad vial y seguridad…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica tuvo que enfrentar la crisis financiera mundial del 2008 con una economía débil y altos niveles de deuda. En esta coyuntura económica, la situación fiscal de Jamaica se hizo insostenible. A…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura; Waithe, Kimberly; Deyal, Zubin
The concepts of economic growth, public debt, and the government’s fiscal balance are strongly intertwined. In Barbados, low growth and recurring fiscal deficits have led to rapid accumulation of…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Alberti, Juan
This paper compares two approaches to the evaluation of mega transport project success. The first one is called the “iron triangle” approach. Under this approach, a megaproject is considered…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Yañez, Patricia; Sanchez, Raul
This paper provides an overview of salient road safety issues in the LAC region. It reviews existing theoretical and empirical evidence of interventions to improve road safety outcomes, concentrating…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Hansz, Martín; Hernández, Diego; Rubinstein da Silva, Elias
La planificación del transporte urbano se ha desarrollado tradicionalmente sobre la base de modelos analíticos centrados en la movilidad observada, esto es, en los desplazamientos y sus…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Mitnik, Oscar A.; Sanchez, Raul; Yañez, Patricia
This paper quantifies the impacts of transport infrastructure investments on economic activity in Haiti, proxied by satellite luminosity data. Our identification strategy exploits the differential…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Antón, Arturo; Rasteletti, Alejandro
En este documento se presenta un modelo de equilibrio general estático de decisión ocupacional con heterogeneidad en habilidades laborales y empresariales, capaz de generar elevados niveles de…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Pereyra, Andrés; Alberti, Juan
La preinversión es la etapa fundacional del proyecto, y concluye con la estructuración contractual y comienzo de la implementación. Una preinversión con estudios técnico-económicos completos lleva a…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Núñez, Anamaría; Loeff, Adriana
El 52% de la población femenina en el mundo o 26% del total de los que habitamos este planeta, está en edad reproductiva. Siendo la menstruación parte del ciclo de vida humana, la mayoría de estas…
May 2018
Author(s): Georgoulias, Andreas; Carvalho Fernandes de Oliveira, Julia; Meller, Hendrik; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia; Serebrisky, Tomás; Watkins, Graham George
This paper reviews country- and sector-level upstream planning and procurement approaches of water, transport, and energy infrastructure projects in Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Jamaica, Nicaragua,…