Aug 2012
Author(s): García Osío, Gustavo; Marcel, Mario; Martínez Guzman, Juan Pablo; Sanginés, Mario; Farias, Pedro; Pimenta, Carlos; Chrisney, Martin D.; Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol; Crespi, Gustavo
Las instituciones fiscales del mañana, título inaugural de la serie Instituciones para la gente, aborda temas de gestión pública clave para el desarrollo económico de América Latina y el Caribe.…
Apr 2010
Author(s): Durante, Juan José; Focke, Kurt S.; Collich, Guillermo J.; Marcel, Mario; Andersen, Torben
The Latin American and Caribbean region is highly exposed to natural disasters. The social and economic impact of these events has been historically very significant and it is showing an increasingly…
Mar 2007
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; López-de-Silanes, Florencio
This paper analyzes recent trends in Latin Americas institutional development regarding to investor protection. In spite of the underdevelopment of the regions financial markets, there is slow…
Jul 2006
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; López-de-Silanes, Florencio
The objective of this paper is twofold. On one hand, we undertake an analysis of the recent evolution of capital markets and their effect on the availability of external financing in Mexico in the…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Kiguel, Miguel A.; Levy Yeyati, Eduardo; Galindo, Arturo; Panizza, Ugo; Miller, Margaret; Rojas-Suárez, Liliana; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; López-de-Silanes, Florencio; Bernal, Olver; Auerbach, Paula; Chong, Alberto E.; Mandalaoui, Carolina; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Kamil, Herman; Demaestri, Edgardo C.; Loboguerrero, Ana María; Cowan, Kevin; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés; Fergusson, Leopoldo; Micco, Alejandro; Powell, Andrew; Suárez, Gustavo; Lora, Eduardo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Studart, Rogerio
Credit supplied by the banking sector is the most important funding source for firms and households in Latin America and the Caribbean. Unfortunately, credit is scarce, costly and volatile. Without…
Dec 2004
Author(s): Kiguel, Miguel A.; Levy Yeyati, Eduardo; Galindo, Arturo; Panizza, Ugo; Miller, Margaret; Rojas-Suárez, Liliana; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; López-de-Silanes, Florencio; Bernal, Olver; Auerbach, Paula; Chong, Alberto E.; Mandalaoui, Carolina; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Kamil, Herman; Demaestri, Edgardo C.; Loboguerrero, Ana María; Cowan, Kevin; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés; Fergusson, Leopoldo; Micco, Alejandro; Powell, Andrew; Suárez, Gustavo; Lora, Eduardo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Studart, Rogerio
El crédito suministrado por el sector bancario es la fuente de financiamiento más importante para las firmas y los hogares en América Latina y el Caribe. Desafortunadamente, el crédito es escaso,…
Jul 2004
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; López-de-Silanes, Florencio
Over the last 20 years, Mexico redefined the role of the state in its economy through an ambitious program to liberalize trade, promote efficiency and reduce the size and scope of the state-owned…