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…
May 2007
Author(s): Granados, Jaime; Rojas Hayes, Carolina Mary; Vázques, Daniel; Vodusek, Ziga; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Gayá, Romina
In 2004-2006, Central America made significant efforts to complete its free trade area (FTA), further itsCustoms Union (CU) and launch the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free…
Feb 2007
Author(s): Granados, Jaime; Rojas Hayes, Carolina Mary; Vázques, Daniel; Vodusek, Ziga; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Gayá, Romina
Durante el período 2004-2006, Centroamérica ha realizado esfuerzos importantes por completar su zonade libre comercio (ZLC), profundizar la Unión Aduanera (UA) y lanzar el Acuerdo de Libre…
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…
Dec 2002
Author(s): Devlin, Robert; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Taylor, Alan M.; Venables, Anthony J.; Adserà, Alícia; Boix, Carles; Laird, Sam; Messerlin, Patrick A.; Torrent, Ramón; Cremona, Marise; Mattli, Walter; Jordana, Jacint; Ramió, Carles; Narula, Rajneesh; Evenett, Simon J.
This book analyzes the role of trade as a central pillar of the structural reform process and a bridge to capturing the dynamic development forces of an increasingly globalized world economy.
Dec 2002
Author(s): Adhikari, Ramesh; Negroni, Mirka J.; Leino, Jessica; Rana, P. B.; Nguyen, Tam Robert; Rey de Marulanda, Nohra; Kremer, Michael; Rodríguez, Ennio; Arce M., Daniel G.; Sandler, Todd; Bronfman, Mario; Devlin, Robert; Rufín, Carlos; Sakai, Kazu; Kanbur, Ravi; Kahn, Matthew E.; Weiss, John; Wyplosz, Charles; Jessen, Anneke; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Tungwarara, Ozias; Hunt, Joseph Michael; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Nogueira, Roberto Martínez; Taccone, Juan José; Carnoy, Martin; Kendall, Tamil; Frantz, Brian; Wescott, Clay
This book is based on a conference entitled "Regional Public Goods and Regional Development Assistance", held in Washington, D.C. on November 6-7, 2002. It examines how the IDB and the ADB…
Sep 2002
Author(s): Devlin, Robert; Castro, Lucio
The 1990s witnessed the parallel forces of globalization and regionalization strongly at work. While seemingly contradictory, they are in fact complementary aspects of market development. This paper…
Jul 2001
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Devlin, Robert
Las fuerzas centrífugas de la globalización económica en los años noventa circularon paralelas con las centrípetas de la regionalización. Aunque aparentemente parecían dirigirse en direcciones…
Apr 2001
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Devlin, Robert
The centrifugal forces of economic globalization in the 1990's ran parallel with centripetal forces of regionalization. While seemingly pulling in opposite directions, the two forces reflected…
Nov 2000
Author(s): Devlin, Robert
The FTAA process itself has already generated important positive externalities for the hemisphere and the multilateral system. It has provided a regular forum in which 34 countries'; trade…
Aug 1999
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Garay, Luis Jorge; Devlin, Robert
The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) process was launched during the Miami Summit of Heads of State in December 1994. It was the centerpiece of a broader hemispheric initiative of political and…
Nov 1998
Author(s): Devlin, Robert; Ffrench-Davis, Ricardo
The decade of the 1990s has witnessed a wave of regional integration initiatives in Latin America: more than 14 agreements -free trade areas or customs unions- since 1990 with a handful more in…