Nov 2005
Author(s): Maloney, William; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés
There is a common perception that low productivity or low growth is due to what can be called an innovation shortfall, usually identified as a low rate of investment in research and development (R…
Nov 2005
Author(s): Machinea, José Luis; Vera, Cecilia
This paper discusses the series of far-reaching structural reforms that took place in the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean during the 1990's. This set of reforms generated increases…
Nov 2005
Author(s): Machinea, José Luis
This presentation discusses trade and production in Latin America and the Caribbean. Included is a discussion of export dynamics and patterns of integration as well as productive development policies…
Nov 2005
Author(s): Machinea, José Luis; Vera, Cecilia
Durante los años noventa las economías de América Latina y el Caribe fueron escenario de un conjunto de reformas estructurales y de nuevas orientaciones de política económica. En ese periodo, las…
Jun 2005
Author(s): Pezzini, Mario
Many researchers and practitioners, facing the recent trend towards internalisation of markets and competition based on innovative products and high quality standards, have come to the conclusion…
Jun 2005
Author(s): Pezzini, Mario
Dec 2004
Author(s): Maloney, William; Lederman, Daniel; Servén, Luis
Analyzing the experience of Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 'Lessons from NAFTA' aims to provide guidance to Latin American and Caribbean countries considering…
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…