Dec 2014
Author(s): Suominen, Kati; Gordon, Reena B.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are notably underrepresented in the external sector of Latin America and Caribbean (LAC), despite their importance in the region's economies: relatively…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Harris, Jeremy; Shearer, Matthew
After posting double digit gains in 2010-2011, Latin America's export growth declined to just 1.5% in 2012 for a total value of slightly more than $1 trillion, according to figures just released…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Harris, Jeremy; Shearer, Matthew
Después de registrar tasas de dos dígitos entre 2010 y 2011, el crecimiento de las exportaciones latinoamericanas declinó notoriamente, alcanzando apenas un 1,5% en 2012, situándose en un nivel…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Li, Kun
Despite the growing political priority given to making trade work for the majority in Latin America, a notable gap exists in the knowledge about the distributive impacts of trade integration. This…
May 2010
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Giordano, Paolo; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Serebrisky, Tomás; Schwartz, Jordan; Sánchez, Ricardo; Stokenberga, Aiga
Presenta recomendaciones para la reducción de las brechas de integración, destinadas a fomentar el diálogo y sentar las bases para promover la infraestructura física y reducir los costos comerciales…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Shearer, Matthew; Suominen, Kati; Estevadeordal, Antoni
The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent of liberalisation in RTAs in the Americas in comparison to agreements in other world regions, and to put forth policy recommendations for…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Suominen, Kati; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Harris, Jeremy
This paper maps out Rules of Origin (RoO) in regional trade agreements (RTAs) around the world, and observes that the restrictiveness and complexity of RoO are driven by factors specific to each RTA…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Schejtman, Alexander; Berry, Albert; Sala-i-Martin, Xavier; Berdegué, Julio A.; Florez, Victoria; Bardhan, Pranab; Giordano, Paolo
Understanding the complex relations between trade integration and poverty reduction is now a priority for Latin American policymakers. The chapters of this book, penned by eminent authors with a long…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Suominen, Kati; Harris, Jeremy; Shearer, Matthew
This book assesses the impact and design of optimal strategies to implement existing agreements. It deals with issues such as removing the remaining barriers to trade, improving the institutional,…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Casanova, Lourdes; Golstein, Andrea; Almeida, André; Fraser, Matthew; Molina, Ramón; Hoeber, Henning; Arruda, Carlos
The goal of this document is to provide a comparative analysis of the motivating drivers and strategies behind the internationalization strategies of Global Latinas operating in a diverse range of…
Dec 2007
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Quevedo, Fernando; Blyde, Juan S.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Venables, Anthony J.; Ottaviano, Gianmarco I.P.; Laens, Silvia; Terra, María Inés; Vaillant, Marcel; Baruj, Gustavo; Kosacoff, Bernardo; Porta, Fernando; Rezende, Fernando; Flôres Jr., Renato G.; Heymann, Daniel; Ramos, Adrián; Moccero, Diego; Winograd, Carlos; Bouzas, Roberto; Ventura, Deisy
Regional integration among asymmetric countries is a hot and burning policy topic worldwide. Deepening Integration in MERCOSUR analyzes the most important issues of economic integration and policy…
Apr 2006
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Giordano, Paolo; Jessen, Anneke; Luna, Jessica; Suominen, Kati
This document summarizes the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) experience as one of the main sources of multilateral development financing in Latin America and the Caribbean. From 2000 to 2005,…
Apr 2006
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Giordano, Paolo; Jessen, Anneke; Luna, Jessica; Suominen, Kati
Este documento discute la experiencia del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) como la principal fuente de financiamiento multilateral para el desarrollo en América Latina y el Caribe. Entre 2000…
Mar 2006
Author(s): Crawley, Andrew; Vodusek, Ziga; Giordano, Paolo; Sobral de Elía, Mariana; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Shearer, Matthew; Vignoles, Christopher; Suominen, Kati
This report ( a special issue of the Periodic Note on Integration and Trade in the Americas) devotes great attention to particular challenges that confront the EU and LAC, as well as the…
Mar 2006
Author(s): Crawley, Andrew; Vodusek, Ziga; Giordano, Paolo; Sobral de Elía, Mariana; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Shearer, Matthew; Vignoles, Christopher; Suominen, Kati
En el presente informe (número especial de la Nota Periódica sobre Integración y Comercio en las Américas) el interés se ha centrado en los desafíos específicos que enfrentan la Unión Europea y…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Lanzafame, Francesco; Meyer-Stamer, Jörg; Bustillo, Inés; Ocampo, José Antonio; Hinojosa Ojeda, Raúl; Bouzas, Roberto; Markusen, Ann; Campolina Diniz, Clélio; Albistur Marin, Francisco Xabier; Clark, Greg
This volume discusses frameworks for policies that can help offset the polarizing effects that may be generated by the asymmetrical distribution of the costs and benefits of integration into the…
Nov 2004
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
This document is about Economic dynamics of remittances on Dominican Republic. Presents graphics of Remittances, non-trad exports, tourism, and maquila.
Sep 2004
Author(s): Orozco, Manuel
Da a conocer la estructura de las remesas en América Latina, así como las distintas experiencias en este tema en los distintos países. Presenta una comparación de los precios, en enviar y mandar, en…
Aug 2004
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Quevedo, Fernando; Giordano, Paolo
A pesar de la abundancia de literatura teórica sobre los aspectos distributivos de las políticas comerciales preferenciales, en la literatura aplicada reciente, el tema de cómo instrumentar políticas…