Aug 2019
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Espinoza, Mauricio; Espinoza, Álvaro; Fort, Ricardo
Using a unique empirical setting, 1,000 vendors in 90 traditional markets in Lima, we find that social ties among market founders are key to the emergence of formal (third-party) enforcement of…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Castro, Eleno; López, Ángela; Zoido, Pablo; Fernández-Coto, Raquel
Mesoamérica es una subregión joven con un gran potencial de desarrollo. Sin embargo, los aprendizajes en las escuelas son bajos y la deserción escolar es la más alta de América Latina y el Caribe.…
May 2019
Author(s): Madariaga, Javier; Buenadicha Sánchez, César; Molina, Erika; Ernst, Christoph; BID Lab
El fenómeno de las plataformas digitales cuenta con cerca de diez años a nivel global y ha significado una de las mayores disrupciones en el mundo del trabajo, pero es relativamente reciente en la…
May 2019
Author(s): Haro, María Isabel; Fernández Díez, María Carmen
Los sistemas de monitoreo y evaluación (M&E) son esenciales en los bancos públicos de desarrollo para mejorar la efectividad y transparencia en el uso de recursos públicos. Pero si bien entre…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Caruso Bloeck, Martín; Galiani, Sebastián; Weinschelbaum, Federico
This paper studies the relative effectiveness of these and other mechanisms by way of a formal model in which workers choose between job opportunities in the formal and informal sectors. Although the…
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…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Alaimo, Veronica; Dborkin, Daniela
This paper presents new data documenting the level and evolution of public spending on non-contributory programs for 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salaried formal workers…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Alaimo, Veronica; Dborkin, Daniela
This paper presents new data documenting the level and evolution of public spending on non-contributory programs for 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salaried formal workers…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Lotti, Giulia
La baja productividad y la alta informalidad son dos de los problemas principales que caracterizan los mercados laboralesde la región andina. Esta nota se enfoca en las políticas laborales que pueden…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Flabbi, Luca; Levy Algazi, Santiago
This paper develops a search and matching model where firms and workers are allowed to form matches (jobs) that can be formal or informal. Workers optimally choose the level of schooling acquired…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth
A lo largo de seis decenios, el déficit de vivienda adecuada en las ciudades de América Latina se ha tornado endémico. Lo único que ha cambiado ha sido quién va adónde. En la década de los años 1960…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The July 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2017 for the eight countries covered by…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Cabrol, Marcelo; Beliz, Gustavo; Rodrik, Dani; Aboal, Diego; Salazar-Xirinachs, José Manuel; Chelala, Santiago; Martínez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada; Sosa Escudero, Walter; Pagés, Carmen; Ripani, Laura; Calvo, Cristina; Zunino, Gonzalo; Sundararajan, Arun
¿Los robots serán una fuente de creación, desplazamiento o destrucción de empleos? ¿Cómo afectará el fenómeno de la automatización acelerada a los procesos de integración y comercio de América Latina…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Schady, Norbert; Araujo, María Caridad
We study the impact of welfare payments in Ecuador on the probability that women and men work, and on whether they are employed in the formal or informal sectors. Our analysis is based on two…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The February 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks in the region, simple average growth expectations for2017 for the eight countries covered by Revela fell by 0.1% from 2.4% to 2.3…
May 2017
Author(s): Donovan, Michael G.
Over the past two decades, national and local governments in Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Development States have partnered with the donor community to implement over $55 billion in development…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Firpo, Sergio P.; Messina, Julián
The Gini coefficient of labor earnings in Brazil fell by nearly a fifth between 1995 and 2012, from 0.50 to 0.41. The decline in earnings inequality was even larger by other measures, with the 90-10…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The October 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The September 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered…