Aug 2003
Author(s): Medici, André
As doenças transmissíveis ocupavam sete entre as dez principais causas de morte entre os países em desenvolvimento em 2001, enquanto que representavam somente duas das principais causas de morte nos…
Jun 2003
Author(s): Medici, André
This report analyzes the structure of family health spending in Brazil between 1987 and 1996, using a survey taken in 1996 survey of health spending by households. This report also tries to identify…
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…