Jul 2019
Author(s): Schling, Maja; Corral, Leonardo
Esta infografía presenta un resumen de los resultados del paper: "El impacto de la estabilización de orillas en el crecimiento económico en los Pequeños Estados Insulares en Desarrollo" que…
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…
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…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Ayres, João; García, Marcio; Guillen, Diogo; Kehoe, Patrick
Brazil has had a long period of high inflation. It peaked around 100 percent per year in 1964, decreased until the first oil shock (1973), but accelerated again afterward, reaching levels above 100…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Garcimartín, Carlos; Astudillo, Jhonatan A.
El propósito de este documento es analizar el impacto de la inflación en la distribución del ingreso a través de la composición del gasto de los hogares. A diferencia de otros análisis enfocados en…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo
The establishment of the inflation targeting regime in Paraguay is relatively recent, however, the results have been satisfactory. This is because based on the observed data, from the implementation…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Libonatti, Luis
This paper presents a forecasting exercise that assesses the predictive potential of a daily price index based on online prices. Prices are compiled using web scrapping services provided by the…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Zárate, Héctor; Zapata-Sanabria, Daniel R.
The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we evaluate the responses to the questions on inflation expectations in the World Economic Survey for sixteen inflation targeting countries. Second, we…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Castañeda-Fuentes, Juan Carlos; Valle-Samayoa, Héctor Augusto; Catalán-Herrera, Juan Carlos; Arriaza-Herrera, Juan Carlos; Gutiérrez-Morales, José; Castillo-Maldonado, Carlos Eduardo; Galindo-Gonzáles, Douglas Napoleón; Hurtarte-Aguilar, Guisela; Ortiz-Cardona, Edson Roger
Forecasting the inflation path is an important task for central banks in an inflation targeting regime. Therefore, central banks must continuously evaluate the forecasting accuracy of the models used…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Waithe, Kimberly
The year 2017 brought mixed results for the countries of the Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the situation remains similar in 2018. While The Bahamas,…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Garegnani, Lorena; Gómez Aguirre, Maximiliano
In 2016 the Central Bank of Argentina began to announce inflation targets. In this context, providing authorities with good estimates of relevant macroeconomic variables is crucial for making…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Fuertes, Alberto; Gimeno, Ricardo; Marqués, José Manuel
In this paper we estimate inflation expectations for several Latin American countries using an affine model that takes as factors the observed inflation and the parameters generated from zero-coupon…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Mora Barrenechea, Mauricio; Heredia Gómez, Juan Carlos; Zeballos Coria, David
This paper analyzes the time-varying degree of inflation expectations anchoring in Bolivia and, more precisely, whether inflation expectations have been in line with the inflation objectives…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan; González Gómez, Andrés; Nuguer, Victoria; Roldán-Peña, Jessica
We use a novel dataset that merges goods-level prices underlying the CPI in Mexico with the balance sheet information of Mexican publicly listed firms and study the connection between firms'…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Banerjee, Onil; Cicowiez, Martin; Moreda, Adela
There is a debate in the literature on the appropriate methods and metrics for evaluating the economic impacts of tourism investments. Available analytical techniques include input-output modelling,…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Nelson, Kara L.; Erickson, John
A case study was conducted in the intermittent drinking water distribution system in Arraiján, Panamá, a rapidly growing peri-urban area west of Panama City. Pressure, flow, turbidity and chlorine…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Ballivian, Amparo; Bamberger, Michael; Caso Raphael, Agustín; Cooper, Ryan; Diéguez, Gonzalo; Farfán Mares, Gabriel; Frugoni, Gabriel; García López, Roberto; Kaufmann, Jorge; Martínez, Úrsula; Medina Giopp, Alejandro; Muente, Arturo; Orozco, Hernán; Székely, Miguel; Monegro, Juan Tomás; Vargas, Victor; Velásquez, Aníbal; Wi, Seongbak
Los sistemas de monitoreo y evaluación constituyen el resultado de la aplicación de principios, procesos, procedimientos y prácticas operativas y administrativas para el desarrollo de un conjunto de…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo; Schling, Maja; Rogers, Cassandra; Cumberbatch, Janice; Hinds, Fabian; Zhou, Naijun; Lemay, Michele H.
This paper presents the first rigorous impact evaluation of a shoreline stabilization program in Barbados and attempts to assess whether shoreline stabilization investments indeed have beneficial…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Una de las características principales del territorio de Bolivia es la gran diversidad geográfica que presenta. Debido a esta diversidad en el relieve, en el país se generan múltiples fenómenos…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)
Este estudio aborda cómo el cambio climático afectaría la actividad económica nacional, evaluando las potenciales modificaciones en la disponibilidad de los recursos naturales y las actividades…