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…
Feb 2007
Author(s): Heinrich, Carolyn; López, Yeri
Social investment funds, a widely used tool of development efforts, aim to support and strengthen local capacity for effective implementation of social and economic infrastructure projects through…
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…
Aug 2006
Author(s): Delajara, Marcelo; Freije, Samuel; Soloaga, Isidro
This paper summarizes the findings of an impact evaluation of the Mexican training programs PROBECAT-SICAT for the period 1999-2004. It is a study commissioned by the Office of Evaluation and…
Jun 2002
Author(s): Freije, Samuel
The expansion of the informal sector in the last decades has been accompanied by a lack of almost every form of social protection and low-productivity/low-wage employment. This report summarizes the…
Jun 2002
Author(s): Freije, Samuel; Monteferrante, Patricia
El empleo informal representa una porción significativa y, en algunos países, creciente del empleo total en América Latina y El Caribe. Entre los países de la región, Venezuela es uno de los que ha…
May 2002
Author(s): Monteferrante, Patricia; Freije, Samuel
The causes of informality are many and range from imperfections in existing legislation and segmentation of the labor markets to macroeconomic adjustment programs and globalization. Some see in…
May 2002
Author(s): Monteferrante, Patricia; Freije, Samuel
El empleo informal representa una porción significativa y, en algunos países, creciente del empleo total en América Latina y El Caribe. Entre los países de la región, Venezuela es uno de los que ha…
Dec 2001
Author(s): Freije, Samuel
La expansión del empleo informal en las últimas décadas ha venido acompañada por una falta de protección social y un empleo de baja productividad y bajos salarios. En este informe se resumen las…