Jan 2008
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Romero, Randall; Talvi, Ernesto
This paper analyzes the relevance of external factors in average quarterly GDP growth for 1990-2006 in the seven largest Latin American countries (LAC7). Modeling the relationship between LAC7 GDP…
Mar 2004
Author(s): de Paiva Abreu, Marcelo
The paper is concerned with the high protection cum high growth experience in Brazil until the second half of the 1980s and its crisis. The paper is structured in four sections. The first section is…
Mar 2004
Author(s): de Paiva Abreu, Marcelo
The paper analyses aspects of trade liberalization and the political economy of protection in Brazil since 1987. Section I considers the internal and external constraints to the continued adoption of…
Aug 2001
Author(s): Calvo, Guillermo A.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Talvi, Ernesto; Reinhart, Carmen M.
This paper discusses the economic performance of Latin America in the last decade, paying special attention to growth and the financial sector. In particular, it shows that external factors, such as…
Mar 2001
Author(s): Calvo, Guillermo A.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Talvi, Ernesto; Reinhart, Carmen M.
At the time of writing there were widespread concerns about the health of the U.S. economy. There is conclusive evidence that the pace of growth has slowed, which has prompted the Federal Reserve to…
Oct 1999
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Behrman, Jere R.; Székely, Miguel
Schooling is a major factor in economic development. There is extensive empirical literature on what determines schooling attainment. But most of this literature uses micro data to explore…