Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Alaimo, Veronica; Dborkin, Daniela
This paper presents new data documenting the level and evolution of public spending on non-contributory programs for 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salaried formal workers…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Alaimo, Veronica; Dborkin, Daniela
This paper presents new data documenting the level and evolution of public spending on non-contributory programs for 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salaried formal workers…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Lotti, Giulia
La baja productividad y la alta informalidad son dos de los problemas principales que caracterizan los mercados laboralesde la región andina. Esta nota se enfoca en las políticas laborales que pueden…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Lotti, Giulia; Obando, Nataly
Using the Colombian Annual Manufacturing Survey (AMS) between 2000 and 2014, this paper investigates the effect of labor contract modalities on firm productivity within the industrial sector through…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Cabrol, Marcelo; Beliz, Gustavo; Rodrik, Dani; Aboal, Diego; Salazar-Xirinachs, José Manuel; Chelala, Santiago; Martínez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada; Sosa Escudero, Walter; Pagés, Carmen; Ripani, Laura; Calvo, Cristina; Zunino, Gonzalo; Sundararajan, Arun
¿Los robots serán una fuente de creación, desplazamiento o destrucción de empleos? ¿Cómo afectará el fenómeno de la automatización acelerada a los procesos de integración y comercio de América Latina…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Alaimo, Veronica; Bosch, Mariano; Kaplan, David S.; Pagés, Carmen; Ripani, Laura
Jobs are essential for the growth of individuals and countries alike. Achieving personal fulfillment is harder without a job, just as an economy as a whole cannot develop without the impetus of the…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Alaimo, Veronica; Bosch, Mariano; Kaplan, David S.; Pagés, Carmen; Ripani, Laura
El trabajo es un aspecto esencial para el crecimiento de las personas y los países. Alcanzar una plena realización personal es más difícil sin un empleo, del mismo modo que una economía no puede…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Madrigal, Lucía; Pagés, Carmen
Total factor productivity (TFP) in Latin America has not increased since the mid- 1970s, and in many countries it has declined. Moreover, resource misallocation can lower aggregate TFP. This paper…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Agosin, Manuel R.; Atal, Juan Pablo; Blyde, Juan S.; Busso, Matías; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Chong, Alberto E.; Daude, Christian; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Galindo, Arturo; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llisterri, Juan J.; Lora, Eduardo; Ludeña, Carlos E.; Madrigal, Lucía; Maffioli, Alessandro; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Ñopo, Hugo R.; Pagés, Carmen; Sabel, Charles; Scartascini, Carlos; Stucchi, Rodolfo; Tommasi, Mariano; Zuñiga, Pluvia
"La era de la productividad" describe de qué manera la baja productividad de América Latina y el Caribe impide que la región se ponga a la par de los países del mundo desarrollado. Los…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Pagés, Carmen; Scarpetta, Stefano; Pierre, Gaëlle
More than a decade has passed since the introduction of comprehensive macroeconomic stabilization packages and trade, fiscal, and financial market reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean. However…
Apr 2002
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Pagés, Carmen
Raising labor productivity is recognized as a critical factor for increasing economic growth and reducing poverty levels in Latin America. Low levels of education continue to be singled out as the…
Sep 1999
Author(s): Gaviria, Alejandro; Pagés, Carmen
In this paper we draw a profile of the victims of crime in Latin America. We show that- at least for the case of property crime - the typical victims of crime in Latin America come from rich and…
Aug 1999
Author(s): Pagés, Carmen; Montenegro, Claudio E.
This paper develops a simple model to analyze the impact of tenure-based severance payments on firms' hiring and firing decisions. The findings are that under certain conditions, this feature…