Apr 2019
Author(s): Rodríguez, Marisol; Stein, Ernesto H.; Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper examines individual-level support for trade liberalization, relates it to beliefs about trade, and measures its sensitivity to positive and negative framing. The data come from the 2018…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Fernandes, Ana M.; Klenow, Peter J.; Meleshchuk, Sergii; Pierola, Martha Denisse; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés
The Melitz model highlights the importance of the extensive margin (the number of firms exporting) for trade flows. Using the World Bank’s Exporter Dynamics Database (EDD) featuring firm-level…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Campos, Rosario; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe; Michalczewsky, Kathia; De Angelis, Jesica
The Trade and Integration Monitor 2018 analyzes the ongoing trade recovery in the region and tracks its competitiveness in global markets, with a particular focus on the capacity for positioning…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Campos, Rosario; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe; Michalczewsky, Kathia; De Angelis, Jesica
El Monitor de Comercio e Integración 2018 analiza la recuperación comercial en curso en la región y traza un balance de la competitividad en los mercados mundiales, poniendo énfasis en la capacidad…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Suominen, Kati
Mercosur members have grown into Latin America’s digital leaders in the past decade. Online sales have grown much faster than national economies, retail, or foreign trade. Brazil generates 60 percent…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pierola, Martha Denisse; Lucenti, Krista; Li, Kun; Harris, Jeremy; De Four, Takiyah
Trade is key for growth, especially in small countries like Barbados—it helps them achieve economies of scale that otherwise would not exist. In recent years, Barbados’ trade performance has been…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Murguia, Juan M.; Hossiso, Kassu W; Lence, Sergio H.
Land titling and property rights have been the central tenant of agricultural and rural development policy for many years since land is one of the key assets for production of agricultural goods and…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Murguia, Juan M.; Hossiso, Kassu W; Lence, Sergio H.
La titulación de tierras y sus derechos de propiedad han sido un tema central de las políticas agrícolas y de desarrollo rural por muchos años. La titulación de tierras facilita el acceso al crédito…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Meltzer, Joshua P.
This report outlines a range of reforms needed to develop a digital economy and to take advantage of digital trade opportunities. Many of the recommended reforms are domestic in nature, such as…
Jun 2018
Author(s): IQOM Inteligencia Comercial
México es un país con políticas y apertura comercial reconocida. Incluso ante escenarios donde TLCAN transita hacia una realidad de menor apertura, existen segmentos productivos en el país que pueden…
Jun 2018
Author(s): IQOM Inteligencia Comercial
México es un país con políticas y apertura comercial reconocida. Incluso ante escenarios donde TLCAN transita hacia una realidad de menor apertura, existen segmentos productivos en el país que pueden…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Cornick, Jorge; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Rivas, Gonzalo
Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand…
May 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Fernandez, Andres
We develop a methodology to construct real effective exchange rates that incorporate two distinctive elements not accounted for in the traditional measures: i) competition in third markets and ii)…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad; Rosas García, José Nicolás; Hernaiz, Daniel; Bastos, Fabiano
A trade gravity model is used to calculate the bilateral export potential of Southern Cone countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay) and identify patterns of weak performance across…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Álvarez-Pallete, José María
This paper studies the existing relationship between international mobile phone calls and international trade for the case of Spain, showing that it is possible to build an explanatory model with a…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Andrian, Leandro Gaston
Mejorar la productividad es uno de los principales retos para las economías dado que es un elemento fundamental para el desarrollo y crecimiento económico sostenible en el largo plazo. La literatura…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
In 2016 the value of Latin American and Caribbean exports contracted at a slower pace than that of world trade. This Infographic presents the analysis corresponding to the Trade and Integration…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
Durante 2016 las exportaciones de bienes de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) cayeron a un ritmo menor que el comercio mundial. Esta Infografía presenta el análisis correspondiente al Monitor de…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
The Trade and Integration Monitor 2017 analyzes the current trade recovery and assesses the capacity of the region to compete in global markets. It argues that, having overcome the longest trade…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
El Monitor de Comercio e Integración 2017 analiza la recuperación comercial en curso en la región y traza un balance de la capacidad de competir en los mercados mundiales. Argumenta que, superada la…