Aug 2003
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo; Gaviria, Alejandro; Gallup, John Luke
For decades, the prevailing sentiment was that, since geography is unchangeable, there is no reason why public policies should take it into account. In fact, charges that geographic interpretations…
Dec 2002
Author(s): Sojo, Carlos; Behrman, Jere R.; Pérez de Rada, Ernesto; Jiménez, Wilson; Gaviria, Alejandro; Calderón Martínez, Lissette; Alves, Denisard; Teruel, Graciela; Funkhouser, Edward; Pérez Saínz, Juan Pablo; Gray-Molina, George; Székely, Miguel; Lardé de Palomo, Anabella; Rubalcava, Luis; Timmins, Christopher; Parker, Susan W.; Vides de Andrade, Ana Regina
Social exclusion is closely linked with many economic problems in Latin America, as it prevents people from reaching their full productive potential -in turn constraining growth and revenues- and…
Dec 2000
Author(s): Attanasio, Orazio P.; Székely, Miguel; Gray-Molina, George; Jiménez, Wilson; Pérez de Rada, Ernesto; Yáñez, Ernesto; Neri, Marcelo Côrtes; Amadeo, Edward Joaquim; Carvalho, Alexandre Pinto; Contreras, Dante; Larrañaga, Osvaldo; Leibovich, José; Núñez, Jairo; Trejos, Juan Diego; Montiel, Nancy; Escobal, Javier; Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime; Torero, Máximo
This book examines poverty as a structural problem caused by the way economic systems operate. It poses a simple question: Why do poor people earn less? Case studies in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,…
Dec 1999
Author(s): Marulanda, Beatriz; Trigo Loubière, Jacques; Cifuentes, Síncrito; Peck Christen, Robert; Westley, Glenn D.; Poyo, Jeffrey; Arbuckle, Lee; Heller, Carlos; Baker, Christopher; Vargas Durán, Alejandro; Adams, Dale W.; Branch, Brian; Pabst, Helmut; Shaffer, Sherrill; O'Donnell, Michael; Richardson, David C.; Cuevas, Carlos E.
Policymakers in Latin America increasingly are turning to policies that have high economic rates of return and a favorable impact on income distribution. By providing financial services to small…
Dec 1999
Author(s): Marulanda, Beatriz; Trigo Loubière, Jacques; Cifuentes, Síncrito; Peck Christen, Robert; Westley, Glenn D.; Poyo, Jeffrey; Arbuckle, Lee; Heller, Carlos; Baker, Christopher; Vargas Durán, Alejandro; Adams, Dale W.; Branch, Brian; Pabst, Helmut; Shaffer, Sherrill; O'Donnell, Michael; Richardson, David C.; Cuevas, Carlos E.
Los responsables de la economía de América Latina están recurriendo a políticas que consiguen no sólo altas tasas de rendimiento económico sino también un impacto favorable en la distribución del…