Nov 2011
Author(s): Powell, Andrew; Miller, Marcus; Maier, Antonia
The recent financial crisis has forced a rethink of banking regulation and supervision and the role of financial innovation. This paper develops a model where prudent banks may signal their type…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Majnoni, Giovanni; Powell, Andrew
The recent global financial crisis has put the spotlight on macro-prudential policies to protect firms and households from problems emanating from the financial sector. This paper proposes an…
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…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Monge-González, Ricardo; Rodríguez-Álvarez, Juan Antonio; Hewitt, John; Orozco, Jeffrey; Ruiz, Keynor
This paper studies the degree to which innovation by Costa Rican manufacturing firms creates or displaces employment, how different innovation strategies affect employment, and how these effects vary…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Monge-González, Ricardo; Céspedes-Torres, Oswald; Vargas-Aguilar, Juan Carlos
Migration, while certainly not new, is on the increase all over the world. Indeed, the United Nations estimates that from 1990 to 2000 alone, the number of people who left their countries of origin…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Monge-González, Ricardo; Céspedes-Torres, Oswald; Vargas-Aguilar, Juan Carlos
El presente estudio, procura brindar un poco de luz en el campo del impacto de los flujos de remesas en América Latina, al estudiar la importancia relativa del corredor Costa Rica-Nicaragua (sur-sur…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Monge-González, Ricardo; Céspedes-Torres, Oswald; Vargas-Aguilar, Juan Carlos
El presente documento trata de abordar una serie de interrogantes sobre el corredor de migración y remesas Costa Rica-Nicaragua, con el fin de generar conocimiento para la formulación de políticas…