Dec 2013
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Lora, Eduardo; Funaro, Rita
This issue of IDEA is based on the recently released IDB book, Entrepreneurship in Latin America: A Step up the Social Ladder? It provides interesting insights into the limits of policies to promote…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Lora, Eduardo; Funaro, Rita
Este número de IDEA está basado en el libro: Entrepreneurship in Latin America: a Step up the Social Ladder? (El espíritu emprendedor en América Latina: ¿un peldaño para ascender en la escala social…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo
The distance between perception and reality with respect to the social domains of life is often striking. Using survey data collected on Latin American countries, this paper provides an overview of…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Lora, Eduardo
This paper provides a summary of the findings contained in a forthcoming issue of the Latin American Journal of Economics on entrepreneurship in Latin America as a vehicle for upward social mobility…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo
La base del bienestar individual y del progreso de las sociedades es el desarrollo social, entendiendo como tal la formación y utilización de las capacidades de los individuos de manera que puedan…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo; Fajardo, Johanna
The main contribution of this paper with respect to previous work is the use of data on subjective perceptions to identify the Latin American middle classes. This paper provides a set of comparisons…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo; Powell, Andrew
This paper proposes a methodology to resolve the problems that result from using a combination of objective and subjective information in evaluating urban quality of life. The paper further suggests…
Jun 2011
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo
This presentation, made during the event Development Connections Conference in July 2011 in Kingston, Jamaica asks how well investments in information and communication technology (ICT) work to…
Dec 2007
Author(s): Berkman, Heather; Pagés, Carmen; Gandelman, Néstor; Gandelman, Eduardo; Calónico, Sebastián; Azevedo, Viviane; Payne, J. Mark; Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Duryea, Suzanne; Chaparro, Juan Camilo; Lora, Eduardo; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Mazza, Jacqueline; Ripani, Laura; Chong, Alberto E.; Polanía, Sandra; Márquez, Gustavo; Bouillon, César P.; León, Gianmarco
This report raises a number of fundamental questions about the multidimensional and interrelated nature of social exclusion and moves beyond the traditional emphasis on outcomes and groups to view…
Dec 2007
Author(s): Berkman, Heather; Pagés, Carmen; Gandelman, Néstor; Gandelman, Eduardo; Calónico, Sebastián; Azevedo, Viviane; Payne, J. Mark; Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Duryea, Suzanne; Chaparro, Juan Camilo; Lora, Eduardo; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Mazza, Jacqueline; Ripani, Laura; Chong, Alberto E.; Polanía, Sandra; Márquez, Gustavo; Bouillon, César P.; León, Gianmarco
En ¿Los de afuera? se plantean varios interrogantes fundamentales acerca de la naturaleza multidimensional e interrelacionada de la exclusión social, y se trasciende el énfasis tradicional en los…
Dec 2005
Author(s): Murillo, Maria Victoria; Schneider, Ben Ross; Iacoviello, Mercedes; Scartascini, Carlos; Monaldi, Francisco; Payne, J. Mark; Martínez-Gallardo, Cecilia; Stein, Ernesto H.; Echebarría, Koldo; Whitehead, Laurence; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Lora, Eduardo; Filc, Gabriel; Bergara, Mario; Saiegh, Sebastián; Magaldi de Sousa, Mariana; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Pereyra, Andrés; Cárdenas, Mauricio; Tommasi, Mariano; Santiso, Javier; Hughes, Sallie; Zuvanic, Laura; Jones, Mark P.; Clavijo, Laura
This report examines the quality of public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean after more than a decade of political and economic reform. A wide variety of examples and case studies are…
Dec 2005
Author(s): Murillo, Maria Victoria; Schneider, Ben Ross; Iacoviello, Mercedes; Scartascini, Carlos; Monaldi, Francisco; Payne, J. Mark; Martínez-Gallardo, Cecilia; Stein, Ernesto H.; Echebarría, Koldo; Whitehead, Laurence; Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Lora, Eduardo; Filc, Gabriel; Bergara, Mario; Saiegh, Sebastián; Magaldi de Sousa, Mariana; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Mercer-Blackman, Valerie; Pereyra, Andrés; Cárdenas, Mauricio; Tommasi, Mariano; Santiso, Javier; Hughes, Sallie; Zuvanic, Laura; Jones, Mark P.; Clavijo, Laura
En los últimos años han surgido dudas con respecto a la eficiencia de las reformas económicas y un debate sobre el rumbo que debería tomar la política económica y social a fin de alcanzar la elusiva…
Nov 2004
Author(s): Benavides, Juan; Dussan, Manuel
Este artículo propone estrategias y medidas para enfrentar los problemas originados en los altos costos de la contratación de energía y el esquema de subsidios eléctricos de Guatemala. Las propuestas…
Sep 2001
Author(s): Kapsoli, Javier; Galindo, Arturo; Márquez, Gustavo; Daude, Christian; Melo, Alberto; Miller, Margaret; Jansson, Tor; Pagés, Carmen; Micco, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Székely, Miguel; Millán, Jaime; Lora, Eduardo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Pérez, Natalia
Participar en la economía mundial no lleva necesariamente a elevar la productividad de una nación ni a reestructurar su economía. Estos cambios requieren movilizar capital, empleo, tecnología y…
Sep 2001
Author(s): Kapsoli, Javier; Galindo, Arturo; Márquez, Gustavo; Daude, Christian; Melo, Alberto; Miller, Margaret; Jansson, Tor; Pagés, Carmen; Micco, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Székely, Miguel; Millán, Jaime; Lora, Eduardo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Pérez, Natalia
Competing in the world economy does not automatically boost a nation's productivity and restructure its economy. Such progress requires mobilizing capital, employment, technology and knowledge.…
Oct 2000
Author(s): Pagés, Carmen; Piras, Claudia; Behrman, Jere R.; Payne, J. Mark; Duryea, Suzanne; Gallup, John Luke; Lora, Eduardo; Attanasio, Orazio P.; Savedoff, William D.; Gaviria, Alejandro; Márquez, Gustavo; Olivera, Mauricio; Charvériat, Céline; Cortés, Patricia; Morrison, Andrew; Székely, Miguel; Violante, Giovanni L.
This report moves beyond the conventional scope of economics to examine three entrenched structural factors -demography, geography and institutions- that are closely connected to economic and social…
Oct 2000
Author(s): Pagés, Carmen; Piras, Claudia; Behrman, Jere R.; Payne, J. Mark; Duryea, Suzanne; Gallup, John Luke; Lora, Eduardo; Attanasio, Orazio P.; Savedoff, William D.; Gaviria, Alejandro; Márquez, Gustavo; Olivera, Mauricio; Charvériat, Céline; Cortés, Patricia; Morrison, Andrew; Székely, Miguel; Violante, Giovanni L.
Este informe trasciende el alcance de la economía convencional para incorporar al análisis del desarrollo tres factores estructurales que no han recibido la debida atención en América Latina: la…
Aug 1999
Author(s): Gavin, Michael; Hausmann, Ricardo; Lora, Eduardo; Pagés, Carmen; Savedoff, William D.; Székely, Miguel; Westley, Glenn D.
Latin America in the 1990s remains the most unequal region in the world in terms of income distribution. Yet because of its changing demographics -declining fertility rates and large number of young…