Nov 2005
Author(s): Galdo, Virgilio; Torero, Máximo; Chong, Alberto E.
This paper takes advantage of a quasi-natural experiment in Peru by which the privatized telecommunications company was required by government to randomly install and operate public pay phones in…
May 2005
Author(s): Calderón, César; Chong, Alberto E.
Using objective institutional historical data we test the link between extent, duration, and transparency in democracies and rent-seeking behavior using time-series and panel data approaches. In…
May 2005
Author(s): Vives, Antonio; Chong, Alberto E.; Strong, John S.; Guasch, José Luis; Benavides, Juan; Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI); Harris, Stephen; Cohen, Remy; Percoco, Marco
La Serie de Conferencias del BID sobre Infraestructura (2004) incluyó cuatro eventos que se celebraron en Madrid (22-23 de enero), Washington, D.C. (19-20 de febrero), Lima (27 de marzo, durante la…
Apr 2005
Author(s): Olivera, Mauricio; Chong, Alberto E.
This paper explores the link between compulsory voting and income distribution using a cross-section of countries around the world. Our empirical cross-country analysis for 91 countries during the…
Dec 2004
Author(s): López-de-Silanes, Florencio; Serra, Pablo; Gertler, Paul; Schargrodsky, Ernesto; Anuatti, Francisco; Galiani, Sebastián; Chong, Alberto E.; Pombo, Carlos; Sturzenegger, Federico; Torero, Máximo; Machicado, Carlos Gustavo; Fischer, Ronald; Garrón, Mauricio; Macedo, Roberto; Capra, Katherina; Gutiérrez, Rodrigo; Ramírez, Manuel; Barossi-Filho, Milton; de Carvalho, Antonio Gledson
'Privatization in Latin America' evaluates the empirical evidence on privatization in a region that has witnessed an extensive decline in the state's share of production over the past…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Murillo, Maria Victoria; Urízar H., Carmen; Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime; Menezes-Filho, Naercio Aquino; Ravina, Renato; Fachola, Gabriela; Sanguinetti, Juan; Pazello, Elaine; Kuhn, Peter; Lée, Sigfrido; Cassoni, Adriana; Torero, Máximo; Zegarra, Eduardo; Márquez, Gustavo; Ronconi, Lucas; Zylberstajn, Helio; Tommasi, Mariano; Labadie, Gastón J.; Chahad, Jose Paulo; Johnson, Susan
The subject of labor unions in Latin America provokes a variety of diverse and strongly held views. While some see unions as a way to protect workers' rights and ensure an equitable…