Apr 2014
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo; Rasteletti, Alejandro; Vargas, Fernando
This paper studies productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on the service sector. It shows that the low levels of productivity observed in the region are not only a…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Ojanperä, Sanna; Kallestad, Eirin; Tourreilles, Federica; Schwartz, Liora; Olcese, Claudia; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Magri, Nicola; Anta, Rafael; Guaipatín, Carlos
We believe we have a story that will inspire new ways of approaching international development. During the past five years, the Innovation Lab (I-Lab), born out of the Division of Competiveness and…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Zahler, Andrés; Bravo Ortega, Claudio
This paper analyzes empirically the relationship between innovation and productivity in the Chilean services sector. Consistent with recent evidence on developed countries, we find that services…