Dec 2003
Author(s): Lacayo, Carlos
Esta presentación fue comisionada por la Red de Reducción de la Pobreza y Protección Social del Diálogo Regional de Política para la VI Reunión Hemisférica celebrada los días 9 y 10 de diciembre de…
Feb 2003
Author(s): Costa Leite, Luiz Edmundo; Penido Monteiro, José Henrique
This work presents a case study of Rio de Janeiro's improvement of its urban trash and garbage services by bringing in private operators to collect the "extraordinary wastes" produced…
Feb 2003
Author(s): Costa Leite, Luiz Edmundo; Penido Monteiro, José Henrique
El objetivo de la presentación de este estudio de caso es difundir la exitosa experiencia realizada por la municipalidad de Río de Janeiro en su búsqueda por perfeccionar los servicios de aseo urbano…
Feb 2003
Author(s): Costa Leite, Luiz Edmundo; Penido Monteiro, José Henrique
This work presents a case study on solid waste management in the city of Rio de Janeiro. This privately-owned initiative involves the application of market instruments to boost the recycling of used…
Feb 2003
Author(s): Costa Leite, Luiz Edmundo; Penido Monteiro, José Henrique
Este trabajo presenta un estudio de caso exitoso implementado en la ciudad de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, evidenciando la utilización de un instrumento basado en el mercado con el propósito de…
Jan 2003
Author(s): Galdo, Virgilio; Chong, Alberto E.
This paper fills a void in the issue of determinants of privatization prices by concentrating in one industry across many countries. This has not been done before, as the literature has only focused…
Jan 2003
Author(s): Galdo, Virgilio; Chong, Alberto E.
Should state-owned enterprises change chief executive officer before privatizing? We test competing views on this question by complementing a recently released database with newly collected data. We…
Jan 2003
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Micco, Alejandro; Panizza, Ugo; Chong, Alberto E.
According to recent research, external factors and political governance considerations are key determinants of capital flows in Latin America. We postulate that corporate governance is a crucial…
Jan 2003
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; López-de-Silanes, Florencio
Critics of privatization argue that poor labor force restructuring is a key concern and that governments should establish better retrenchment programs. Using new data from a random sample of 400…
Dec 2002
Author(s): Tamayo, Gonzalo; Barrantes, Roxana; Alonso, Julio César; Chong, Alberto E.; Benavides, Juan; Paredes Molina, Ricardo D.; Sánchez, José Miguel; Távara, José; Rodríguez, Carlos Jorge; Pendra, Pedro Cavalcanti Gomes; Fainboim Yaker, Israel; Zavala, Verónica; De Oliveira, Luiz Guilherme Schymura; Sanhueza, Ricardo
Los países en América Latina y el Caribe han mostrado interés durante los últimos años en fomentar la participación del sector privado en proyectos de infraestructura. Eso ha permitido sanear las…
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 2002
Author(s): Calderón, César; Chong, Alberto E.; Stein, Ernesto H.
Some key criteria in the optimal currency area literature are that countries should join a currency union if they have closer international trade links and more symmetric business cycles. However,…