Sep 2010
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Bravo Ortega, Claudio; Navarro, Lucas
This paper uses two sources of information and different methodologies to analyze the causal effect of product and process innovation on productivity in the Chilean manufacturing industry during the…
Dec 2006
Author(s): Venables, Anthony J.; Maloney, William; Kokko, Ari; Bravo Ortega, Claudio; Lederman, Daniel; Rigobón, Roberto; De Gregorio, José; Czelusta, Jesse; Jayasuriya, Shamila A.; Blomström, Magnus; Xu, L. Colin; Ludema, Rodney; Manzano, Osmel; Martin, Will; Cuddington, John T.; Wright, Gavin
'Natural Resources: Neither Course nor Destiny' brings together a variety of analytical perspectives, ranging from econometric analyses of economic growth to historical studies 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…
Jan 2005
Author(s): Frohmann, Alicia; Wallace, Helen; Ventura, Jaume; Licandro, Omar; Ziller, Jacques; Bravo Ortega, Claudio; Schweickert, Rainer; Langhammer, Rolf J.; Fouquin, Michel
The process of economic reform and trade liberalization in Latin America and the Caribbean, under way since the end of the 1980s, has brought about an increasing integration of the countries in the…
Jul 2004
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; López-de-Silanes, Florencio
Over the last 20 years, Mexico redefined the role of the state in its economy through an ambitious program to liberalize trade, promote efficiency and reduce the size and scope of the state-owned…
Jan 2002
Author(s): Seddon Wallack, Jessica; Gaviria, Alejandro; Panizza, Ugo; Stein, Ernesto H.
This paper presents a new dataset on electoral systems and outlines its potential uses in further research exploring the connections between electoral systems and economic outcomes. The dataset…
Mar 2000
Author(s): Gaviria, Alejandro; Stein, Ernesto H.
In this paper, we use a panel approach to study population growth in major cities around the world. We find that major cities grow faster in relatively backward economies and in more volatile, faster…