Jun 2019
Author(s): Schaffitzel, Filip; Jakob, Michael; Soria, Rafael; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Ward, Hauke
Energy subsidies account for about 7% of Ecuador’s yearly public spending, or two thirds of the fiscal deficit. Removing these subsidies would yield clear economic and environmental benefits and help…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Schaffitzel, Filip; Jakob, Michael; Soria, Rafael; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Ward, Hauke
Los subsidios a la energía representan aproximadamente el 7% del gasto público anual de Ecuador, o dos tercios del déficit fiscal. Eliminar estos subsidios generaría claros beneficios económicos y…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Yu; Marchán, Estefanía; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Energy subsidies have been criticized due to their economic inefficiency and promotion of wasteful usage of energy and associated carbon emissions. Conversely, environmental taxes are advocated as…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus; Liu, Yu; Marchán, Estefanía; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Los subsidios a la energía son criticados debido a su ineficiencia económica, por promover un uso derrochador de la energía, y como consecuencia incrementar las emisiones de carbono. Por otro lado,…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fernández, Manuel; Messina, Julián
Earnings inequality declined rapidly in Argentina, Brazil and Chile during the 2000s. A reduction in the experience premium is a fundamental driver of declines in upper-tail (90/50) inequality,…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya; Strobl, Eric; Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Hogarth, Terence
Increasingly, skills are seen as a key component of competitiveness. Employer Skill Surveys (ESS) have an important role to play in: (i) demonstrating the skills that are in most demand and where…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Hogarth, Terence
Cada vez más se identifica que las habilidades son un componente clavepara la competitividad. Las encuestas a empleadores sobre habilidades
(ESS) juegan un rol fundamental para: (i) demostrar…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The IDB's interactive data portal CaribbeanEconomics.org presents microeconomic data collected through primary data collection, and macroeconomic data compiled from various public sources.…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Tomar, Louisa; Guicheney, William; Kyarisiima, Hope; Zimani, Tinashe
This paper analyzes different ways in which big data can be leveraged to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government. It describes five cases where massive and diverse sets of information…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Fazio, Maria Victoria; Fernández-Coto, Raquel; Ripani, Laura
This study intends to decompose apprenticeships. First, based on an extensive review of existing literature, it proposes a formal definition of apprenticeships that differentiates this type of…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Fazio, Maria Victoria; Fernández-Coto, Raquel; Ripani, Laura
El presente estudio pretende desagregar los sistemas de aprendices en sus distintos elementos. En primer lugar, a partir de una amplia revisión bibliográfica, propone una definición de los programas…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Gambetti, Luca; Messina, Julián
This paper examines the evolution of the cyclicality of real wages and employment in four Latin American economies (Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico) during the period 1980-2010. Wages are highly…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Núñez, Anamaría; Subiza, Dolores
INFOGRAFIA: En las últimas dos décadas, la región de América Latina y el Caribe ha estado a la altura de los desafíos en términos de acceso a servicios de agua y saneamiento: entre 1990 y el 2015,…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Núñez, Anamaría; Subiza, Dolores
INFOGRAFIA: En las últimas dos décadas, la región de América Latina y el Caribe ha estado a la altura de los desafíos en términos de acceso a servicios de agua y saneamiento: entre 1990 y el 2015,…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Núñez, Anamaría; Subiza, Dolores
INFOGRÁFICO: Nas duas últimas décadas, a região da América Latina e Caribe esteve à altura dos desafios em termos de acesso a serviços de água e saneamento: entre 1990 e 2015, mais de 220 milhões de…
May 2016
Author(s): Caballero, Julián; Panizza, Ugo; Powell, Andrew
Recent work suggests non-financial firms have acted like financial intermediaries particularly in emerging economies. This paper corroborates these findings but then asks "why?" The results…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Levy Yeyati, Eduardo; Zúñiga, Jimena
Capital flows have been the subject of acute policy concern since the Brady plan launched the emerging markets bond asset class. Their massive volume, coupled with their volatile and procyclical…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Sánchez, Gabriel; Valenzuela, Patricio
This study explores the relationship between demographic factors and saving rates using a panel dataset covering 110 countries between 1963 and 2012. In line with predictions from theory, this paper…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Robles, Adrian; Robles, Marcos
This paper argues that the assumption of a homogeneous workforce, which is implicitly invoked in the decomposition analysis of changes in welfare indicators, hides the role that schooling and its…