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,…
Nov 2004
Author(s): Vives, Antonio; Chong, Alberto E.; Strong, John S.; Guasch, José Luis; Benavides, Juan; Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI); Harris, Stephen; Cohen, Remy; Percoco, Marco
The 2004 IDB Infrastructure Conference Series included four major events that took place in Madrid (January 22-23), Washington, D.C. (February 19-20), Lima (March 27, during the Bank's Annual…
Sep 2004
Author(s): Calderón, César; Valdés, Rodrigo; Chong, Alberto E.
This paper presents evidence on the impact of labor regulations on income inequality using two recently published databases on labor institutions and outcomes (Rama and Artecona, 2002; Botero,…
Aug 2004
Author(s): Gradstein, Mark; Chong, Alberto E.
This paper presents theory and evidence on the determinants of the size of the informal sector. We propose a simple theoretical model in which the informal sector's size is negatively related to…
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…
Jun 2004
Author(s): Hanpongpandh, Somporn; Ochoa García, Libardo; Alarcón González, Diana; Damiani, Octavio; Portocarrero Maisch, Felipe; Berry, Albert; Martowijoyo, Sumantoro; Rey de Marulanda, Nohra; Chowdhury, Abdul-Muyeed; Liu, Chien-Zer; Van Hung, Dao; Lee, Dong-Phil; Búcaro, Edgar R.; Echeverría, Ruben G.; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Costa Leonardo, Nuria; Rahman Khan, Azizur; Hayami, Yujiro; Bucher, Dieter; Maung, Mya; de Janvry, Alain
This publication is part of a series of books on comparative best practices in social development between Latin America and the Caribbean and East Asia undertaken by the Institute for Social…
Mar 2004
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.; Gradstein, Mark
This paper presents theory and evidence on the relationship between inequality and institutional quality. We propose a model in which the two dynamically reinforce each other and set out to test this…
Dec 2003
Author(s): Regalia, Ferdinando; Kuechemann, Christof; Fernández, Elisa; Perfit, Janine; Medici, André; Piras, Claudia; Toman, Michael; Augdal, Trond; Espínola, Viola; Brakarz, José; Rojas, Eduardo; Wilk, David; Wenner, Mark D.; Velasco, Tito; Buvinic, Mayra; Massiah, Ernest; Durán, Marta; Carlos, Vélez; Keipi, Kari; Straface, Fernando; Quiroga, Ricardo; Devlin, Robert; Cahuzac, Georges; Pollan, Michael; Rodríguez, Diego J.; Vega, Gabriela; Richter, Charles; Echeverría, Ruben G.; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Bouillon, César P.; Albertani, Felipe; Ferretti, Janine; Vitro, Robert; Piaggesi, Danilo; Verdisco, Aimee; Beharie, Neville; Solari, Alfredo
Los documentos que se presentan en este volumen incluyen elementos que podrían servir de base para adaptar los objetivos de desarrollo del milenio a las características específicas de la región.…
Dec 2003
Author(s): Hentschel, Jesko; Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime; Chong, Alberto E.
Using panel data for Peru for the period 1994-2000, we find that when households receive two or more services jointly, the welfare increases of the household, as measured by changes in consumption,…