Dec 2013
Author(s): Osorio Rivas, Rene; Brito, Steve; Corbacho, Ana
Birth registration is not only a fundamental human right, but also a requirement for obtaining additional documents, proving legal identity, and accessing a number of government benefits. Yet, little…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Alvaredo, Javier; Bonvecchi, Alejandro; Calvo, Ernesto; Castillo Carrillo, Maximiliano; Bonilla-Castro, Elssy; Gómez Sabaini, Juan C.
Although recent research has shed new light on the political determinants and economic consequences of tax lawmaking, existing analyses rely on coarse data measuring political aggregates.…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Brito, Steve; Corbacho, Ana; Osorio Rivas, Rene
Birth registration is a fundamental human right and constitutes legal proof of a child's existence and nationality. Without adequate documentation to verify identity, a person can become…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Sanginés, Mario; Prats Cabrera, Joan Oriol; Pimenta, Carlos; García Osío, Gustavo; Martínez Guzman, Juan Pablo; Marcel, Mario; Farias, Pedro; Crespi, Gustavo; Chrisney, Martin D.; Corbacho, Ana
The Fiscal Institutions of Tomorrow, the first publication in the series Institutions for People, addresses issues of public management that are key to economic development in Latin America and the…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Marcel, Mario
This paper discusses the merits of alternative definitions of the structural budget in the context of their use in the design and implementation of fiscal rules. To this end, the paper argues that…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Marcel, Mario
This paper describes the adoption and application of the structural fiscal balance rule in Chile, evaluates its outcomes after the first 10 years, and draws 10 lessons from the experiences that may…
May 2013
Author(s): Brito, Steve; Corbacho, Ana; Osorio Rivas, Rene; Harbitz, Mia Elisabeth
El registro de nacimiento es un derecho fundamental y constituye una prueba legal de la existencia de un individuo y su nacionalidad. Sin la adecuada documentación sobre su identidad, una persona…
Mar 2013
Author(s): Auguste, Sebastián; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; Sánchez, Gabriel
The goal of this paper is to study the link between bank credit (and internal funding) and average firm size in Argentina. Besides the fact that economic growth tends to go hand in hand with larger…