Oct 2014
Author(s): Castro, Lucio; Scartascini, Carlos
There is growing evidence that individual responses to public policies are, to a large extent, mediated by the way the policies are framed, by people's cognitive and computational capabilities,…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Castro, Lucio; Scartascini, Carlos
Hay creciente evidencia de que las respuestas individuales a las políticas públicas están, en gran medida, mediatizadas por la manera en que se formulan las políticas, por las capacidades cognitivas…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Graziano, Alejandro; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Time delays in international transactions impose trade costs. We examine transaction level Peruvian import data to show that firms are subject to significant costs of port-of-entry delays. At the…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Melguizo, Ángel; Pagés, Carmen
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has reduced its inequality and poverty, and is looking towards the future with greater optimism than in the past. As the region grows, new problems appear…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Melguizo, Ángel; Pagés, Carmen
América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) ha reducido su desigualdad y su pobreza, y enfrenta las próximas décadas con mayor optimismo que en el pasado. Conforme la región crece, aparecen nuevos problemas a…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano; Melguizo, Ángel; Pagés, Carmen
América Latina e Caribe (ALC) reduziram sua desigualdade e sua pobreza e enfrentarão as próximas décadas com maior otimismo do que no passado. Conforme a região cresce, aparecem novos problemas que…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Castro, Lucio; Szenkman, Paula; Jorrat, Diego
En 2008, la habilitación de un emprendimiento productivo o comercial en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (CABA) era un proceso complejo y costoso con impactos negativos sobre la radicación de inversiones, y…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo
Do all exporters benefit the same from export promotion programs? Surprisingly, not matter how obvious this question may a priori be when thinking of the effectiveness of these programs there is…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo
Entering new export markets is primarily a discrete choice. Even though several empirical papers have used modeling strategies consistent with this fact, no study has examined the effects of public…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo
Export promotion agencies provide exporters with a broad range of services, going from counseling to sponsoring their participation in international trade missions and fairs. These services may have…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo
Information problems involved in trading differentiated goods are a priori acuter than those associated with trading more homogeneous products. The impact of export promotion activities intending to…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo
How effective are export promotion activities in developing countries? What are the channels through which export promotion affects firms' exports, the intensive margin or the extensive margin?…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo; García, Pablo M.
Several countries have implemented programs to support their firms¿ internationalization efforts. Their impacts are likely to be heterogeneous over firm size categories because these programs are…
Jan 2003
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Micco, Alejandro; Panizza, Ugo; Chong, Alberto E.
According to recent research, external factors and political governance considerations are key determinants of capital flows in Latin America. We postulate that corporate governance is a crucial…
Dec 1998
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Streb, Jorge M.
This paper presents a rational political budget cycle model for an open economy, in which devaluations are delayed in the pre-election period so as to increase the electoral chances of the party in…