Jun 2015
Author(s): Pecha, Camilo; Ruprah, Inder J.
This paper explores the role of religion in mitigating the degree to whichunemployment reduces subjective well-being and it examines its support of
social programs. The paper goes beyond…
Aug 2012
Author(s): Flores Lima, Jose Gregorio Roberto; Villa, Juan Miguel
El efecto de los salarios mínimos sobre la formalidad laboral ha sido poco estudiado en América Latina. En este sentido, el aumento del 60% del piso salarial en Honduras ofrece una oportunidad para…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Aboal, Diego; Garda, Paula; Lanzilotta, Bibiana; Perera, Marcelo
The employment impact of innovation in the heterogeneous universe of services was studied using data from the 2004-2009 Uruguayan service innovation surveys. The empirical evidence shows that the…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Aboal, Diego; Garda, Paula; Lanzilotta, Bibiana; Perera, Marcelo
The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between innovation and employment, in terms of both its quantity and quality, in Uruguay. The effect of product and process innovation on…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Card, David; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Villa, Juan Miguel
The guide outlines the main evaluation challenges associated with Active Labor Market Programs (ALMPs), and shows how to obtain rigorous impact estimates using two leading evaluation approaches. The…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Luengas, Pavel; Ruprah, Inder J.
It has become common wisdom amongst monetary policy professionals that central banks in Latin America should adopt inflation targeting. Pure inflation targeting implicitly assumes a social loss…
Feb 2008
Author(s): Mednik, Matias; Rodríguez, César; Ruprah, Inder J.
This paper tests the hysteresis hypothesis in unemployment for 13 Latin American countries covering the period 1980-2005. The tests exploit the time series and the cross sectional variation of the…
Mar 2005
Author(s): Cowan, Kevin; Micco, Alejandro; Mizala, Alejandra; Pagés, Carmen; Romaguera, Pilar; Bravo, David; Cerda, Rodrigo; García, Pablo M.; Landerretche, Oscar; Ramos, Joseph
A pesar de un crecimiento promedio del 2.7 %, entre el año 2000 y el año 2004, la tasa de desempleo promedio en Chile permaneció relativamente alta. La lenta respuesta del desempleo a la recuperación…
Jul 2004
Author(s): Cowan, Kevin; Micco, Alejandro; Mizala, Alejandra; Pagés, Carmen; Romaguera, Pilar
En este artículo, documentamos los cambios en la tasa de desempleo distinguiendo entre movimientos en la demanda y oferta de trabajo. Para ello, primero investigamos si existe evidencia de cambios en…