Feb 2003
Author(s): Angelelli, Pablo; Guaipatín, Carlos; Almeyda-Stemper, Gloria; Llisterri, Juan J.
Small and medium enterprises are estimated to account for at least 10 percent of the number of total businesses in most Latin American countries and between 20-40 percent of total employment. In the…
Feb 2003
Author(s): Angelelli, Pablo; Llisterri, Juan J.
El objetivo de este documento es estudiar la experiencia del BID en la promoción de empresarialidad en América Latina, a fin de extraer lecciones y recomendaciones para apoyar el proceso de difusión…
Jan 2003
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo; Micco, Alejandro
This paper tests the efficiency of different structures of bank ownership in terms of its ability to target manufacturing sectors in need of credit. We find that state- owned banks do not play a…
Dec 2002
Author(s): Ureta, Manuelita; Filgueira, Carlos; Menezes-Filho, Naercio Aquino; Duryea, Suzanne; Obuchi, Richard; Andersen, Lykke E.; Filgueira, Fernando; Bruni Celli, Josefina; Flórez, Carmen Elisa; Núñez, Jairo; Fuentes, Alvaro; Cox Edwards, Alejandra
This book uses micro-level data for 18 Latin American countries to examine the choices adolescents make in three areas of behavior: their time allocation toward school and work, their sexual behavior…
Dec 2002
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo; Micco, Alejandro; Serra, César Manuel
Institutional and legal differences between countries increase entry costs and reduce the ability of banks to expand abroad. We use bilateral foreign banking data for 176 countries to estimate a…