Sep 2007
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; Gradstein, Mark
This paper uses a large cross-country survey of business firms to assess their influence on government policies. It is found that influence is associated with larger, government-owned firms that have…
Jul 2007
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper surveys evidence on discrimination in Latin America and shows that there is a widespread perception of discrimination, especially against the poor, the uneducated and those who lack…
Jun 2007
Author(s): Galdo, José; Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime; Chong, Alberto E.
Peru has one of the highest informality rates in Latin America, with almost 60 percent of the urban labor force working at the margins of labor market legislation or in microenterprises that lack…
Jun 2007
Author(s): León, Gianmarco; Chong, Alberto E.
This paper takes advantage of a recent large firm-level dataset to compare labor indicators of privatized, private, and public firms around the world, particularly wages, benefits, labor composition…
Apr 2007
Author(s): Angelelli, Pablo; Moudry, Rebecca; Llisterri, Juan J.
Este estudio presenta un panorama del sector de las MIPYME en la región y las políticas e instituciones que lo fomentan. Con la información que se encuentra disponible se delinean los rasgos…
Mar 2007
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; Gradstein, Mark
Poorer countries have a much smaller public sector and correspondingly a smaller tax burden than richer countries, yet, their economic performance has not been necessarily better. Using a simple…
Mar 2007
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; López-de-Silanes, Florencio
This paper analyzes recent trends in Latin Americas institutional development regarding to investor protection. In spite of the underdevelopment of the regions financial markets, there is slow…
Dec 2006
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; López-de-Silanes, Florencio
The recent wave of terrorist attacks has increased the attention paid to money laundering activities. Using several methodologies, this paper investigates empirically the determinants of money…
Dec 2006
Author(s): Alda, Erik; Beliz, Gustavo; Guerrero, Rodrigo; Larraín, Soledad; Vanderschueren, Franz; Engel, Wanda; Rau, Macarena; Stutman, Suzanne; Weisbein, Laura; Martin, Stephanie L.; Frühling, Hugo
El continuo reclamo de la ciudadanía latinoamericana ha encontrado eco en un libro que estudia las distintas formas de la violencia, su prevención y su alivio, al tiempo que abre el camino para una…
Dec 2006
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo; Scartascini, Carlos; Payne, J. Mark; Daughters, Robert; Melo, Alberto; Echebarría, Koldo; Lora, Eduardo; Filc, Gabriel; Micco, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Panizza, Ugo; Benavides, Juan; Magaldi de Sousa, Mariana; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Márquez, Gustavo; Cortázar Velarde, Juan Carlos; Mesa-Lago, Carmelo; Harper, Leslie; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés; Perusia, Juan Cruz
Latin America suffered a profound state crisis in the 1980s, which prompted not only the wave of macroeconomic and deregulation reforms known as the Washington Consensus, but also a wide variety of…
Dec 2006
Author(s): Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; da Silva, André L. Carvalhal; Chong, Alberto E.; Cruces, Juan José; Garay, Urbi; González, Maximiliano; Gutiérrez, Luis H.; Kawamura, Enrique; Leal, Ricardo P. C.; Lefort, Fernando; López-de-Silanes, Florencio; Pombo, Carlos; Walker, Eduardo
'Investor Protection and Corporate Governance' analyzes the impact of corporate governance on firm performance and valuation. Using unique datasets gathered at the firm-level--the first…