Jul 1998
Author(s): Márquez, Gustavo
El desempleo es uno de los fenómenos más temidos de nuestros tiempos. Pocos fenómenos económicos son reportados tan amplia y sistemáticamente por la prensa, y menos aún generan tal nivel de debate en…
Feb 1998
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo; Márquez, Gustavo
This article, which serves as an introduction to a group of studies prepared by the IDB Office of the Chief Economist, presents the perceptions of Latin American citizens and employers concerning the…
Feb 1998
Author(s): Márquez, Gustavo; Pagés, Carmen
This paper reviews the regulations governing hiring, firing, overtime work, social security contributions, minimum wages, and collective bargaining in the region, examining their impact on labor…
Jan 1998
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Talvi, Ernesto; Grisanti, Alejandro
This paper considers whether institutional factors, in this instance electoral systems and procedures, affect Latin American countries' fiscal performance as measured by the size of the public…
Dec 1997
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Streb, Jorge M.
Although the region remains highly centralized, the tendency toward decentralization is quite strong. Not only is a larger portion of the general government budget executed from the subnational…
Dec 1997
Author(s): Rojas-Suárez, Liliana; Birdsall, Nancy; Naím, Moisés; Lora, Eduardo; James, Estelle; Iglesias, Enrique V.; Gavin, Michael; Sabot, Richard H.; Lustig, Nora; Londoño, Juan Luis; Cortázar, René; Graham, Carol; Weisbrod, Steven R.; Hausmann, Ricardo; Coles, Jonathan; Carter, Michael R.; Alfaro, Raquel; Briscoe, John; Sheahan, John; Bradburn, Ralph; Stiglitz, Joseph
Latin American experts demonstrate how market-friendly measures in key policy areas can promote greater equity and efficiency. By identifying win-win strategies, the authors challenge the…
Dec 1997
Author(s): Molina, Leónidas; Arévalo, Alejandro; Lara, Marión; Stein, Ernesto H.; Clarke, Caroline; Lamport, Pedro; Bes, Martín; Giovannelli, Giovanni; Nicol, Lionel; Lallemand-Flucher, Marie-Alice; Cahillane, John; Iglesias, Enrique V.; Sánchez, Arnold; Huertas, Marcela; Roda Fornaguera, Pablo; Darche, Benjamín; Henry, Fabrice; Jacobs, Michael; Yano, Mario; Prud'homme, Rémy; Eguino, Huáscar; Durán de Jager, Patricia; Bortis, Hans-Ruedi; Arauco, Eduardo; Berger, Oscar; Hausmann, Ricardo
Este volumen contiene los anales de un seminario sobre modernización de las finanzas municipales. En el seminario se discutieron e intercambiaron experiencias sobre las políticas que los gobiernos…