Mar 2017
Author(s): Office of Evaluation and Oversight
During 2016 OVE produced 15 evaluations and its annual report. In doing this, OVE's specialists traveled to 18 countries on more than 30 missions, interviewed more than 1,750 people, and…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión
OVE elaboró 15 evaluaciones en 2016, además de su informe anual. Para ello, los especialistas de OVE viajaron a 18 países en más de 30 misiones, entrevistaron a más de 1.750 personas y analizaron más…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Office of Evaluation and Oversight
OVE's Annual Report summarizes and explores key themes from 15 evaluation published in 2016. Additionally, this report includes the results of OVE's first round of validations on the…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión
El informe anual de OVE explora temas claves derivados de 15 evaluaciones publicadas en 2016 y ofrece un resumen de cada una. Además, este informe incluye los resultados de la primera ronda de…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Escritório de Avaliação e Supervisão
O Relatório Anual do OVE resume e explora os temas-chave de 15 avaliações publicadas em 2016. Adicionalmente, este relatório inclui os resultados da primeira rodada de validação dos progressos…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Bureau de l’Évaluation et de la Supervision
Le rapport annuel de l'OVE présente un résumé des 15 évaluations publiées dans l'année 2016, ainsi que des thèmes transversaux qui ressortent d¿eux. En outre, ce rapport inclut les…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Mojica, Carlos; Ureña, Nayel; Fernández Belmonte, Diego; García Puente, Cesar; Calvo Caretón, Loreto; García De Miguel, Alicia
The main purpose of this report is to show the current state of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) implementation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The report provides an overview of the…
Mar 2007
Author(s): Manasse, Paolo; Panizza, Ugo; Dos Reis, Laura
This paper discusses whether a country should conduct fiscal policy by targeting a structural (or cyclically adjusted) fiscal balance. The paper is divided into three sections. The first section…
Jul 2006
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo; Yañez, Mónica
The objective of this paper is to use opinion polls to document Latin Americans' increasing discontent with reforms and to explore possible explanations for this trend. We test four possible…
Jul 2006
Author(s): Bebczuk, Ricardo N.; Panizza, Ugo; Galindo, Arturo
Recent empirical and theoretical literature on the impact of real exchange rate devaluations on economic performance questions the traditional expansionary effect generated within standard Mundell-…
Mar 2006
Author(s): Jaimovich, Dany; Panizza, Ugo
Commonly used datasets on the level of public debt provide incomplete country and period coverage. This paper presents a new dataset that includes complete series of central government debt for 89…
Mar 2006
Author(s): Jaimovich, Dany; Panizza, Ugo; Campos, Camil F.S.
This paper shows that budget deficits account for a relatively small fraction of debt growth and that stock-flow reconciliation, which is often considered a residual entity, is one of the key…
Mar 2006
Author(s): Borensztein, Eduardo; Panizza, Ugo
This paper uses a difference-in-difference methodology similar to the one originally proposed by Rajan and Zingales (1998) to test whether defaulting hurts the more export-oriented industries. Strong…
Nov 2004
Author(s): Micco, Alejandro; Panizza, Ugo
This paper examines whether bank ownership (public versus private, domestic versus foreign) is correlated with bank lending behavior over the business cycle. The paper finds that state-owned banks…
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…
Jul 2003
Author(s): Loboguerrero, Ana María; Panizza, Ugo
Inflation can grease the wheels of the labor market by relaxing downward wage rigidity but it can also increase uncertainty and have a negative sand effect. This paper studies the grease effect of…
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.…
Jan 2002
Author(s): Seddon Wallack, Jessica; Gaviria, Alejandro; Panizza, Ugo; Stein, Ernesto H.
This paper presents a new dataset on electoral systems and outlines its potential uses in further research exploring the connections between electoral systems and economic outcomes. The dataset…