May 2018
Author(s): Barreto-Dillon, Leonellha; Basani, Marcello; De Simone, Francesco; Cotlear, Blanche
La adopción de prácticas de transparencia es uno de los determinantes principales de la eficiencia de los proveedores y reguladores de servicios de agua y saneamiento (AyS). Esta es una de las…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Palanza, Valeria; Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
This paper proposes an agenda for the study of the determinants and the processes by which strong policymaking institutions emerge, with emphasis on the most central democratic institution: the…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Bastos, Paulo; Castro, Lucio; Cristia, Julian P.; Scartascini, Carlos
This paper exploits unique features of a recently introduced tariff schedule for natural gas in Buenos Aires to estimate the short-run impact of price shocks on residential energy utilization. The…
Mar 2010
Author(s): Tommasi, Mariano; Scartascini, Carlos; Stein, Ernesto H.
The capacity to sustain policies over time and the capacity to adjust policies in the face of changing circumstances are two desirable properties of policymaking systems. The veto player approach has…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Stein, Ernesto H.; Tommasi, Mariano
This paper introduces preliminary evidence from a cross-country database of policy characteristics and potential uses of that database. While most databases have emphasized either the content of…
Sep 2007
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos
Public policies are the outcome of the interaction among a variety of key political actors, each with its own preferences and incentives, who meet in different arenas and interact within 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,…
Dec 2003
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo; Pagés, Carmen; Panizza, Ugo; Stein, Ernesto H.
The Research Department of the IDB (RES) performs innovative, comparative research on the development issues of greatest concern to the region today. It generates a wide variety of products based on…
Mar 2002
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo; Lora, Eduardo
The future of structural reforms in Latin America is under discussion. The purpose of this document is to synthesize the facts and opinions that underlie this debate. The first section shows that…
Mar 2002
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo; Lora, Eduardo
El futuro de las reformas estructurales se encuentra en discusión en América Latina. Este documento tiene por objeto ofrecer una síntesis de los hechos y opiniones que están alimentando este debate.…
Sep 2001
Author(s): Kapsoli, Javier; Galindo, Arturo; Márquez, Gustavo; Daude, Christian; Melo, Alberto; Miller, Margaret; Jansson, Tor; Pagés, Carmen; Micco, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Székely, Miguel; Millán, Jaime; Lora, Eduardo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Pérez, Natalia
Participar en la economía mundial no lleva necesariamente a elevar la productividad de una nación ni a reestructurar su economía. Estos cambios requieren movilizar capital, empleo, tecnología y…
Sep 2001
Author(s): Kapsoli, Javier; Galindo, Arturo; Márquez, Gustavo; Daude, Christian; Melo, Alberto; Miller, Margaret; Jansson, Tor; Pagés, Carmen; Micco, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Székely, Miguel; Millán, Jaime; Lora, Eduardo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Pérez, Natalia
Competing in the world economy does not automatically boost a nation's productivity and restructure its economy. Such progress requires mobilizing capital, employment, technology and knowledge.…