Dec 2017
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Sabel, Charles; Stein, Ernesto H.; Trejos, Alberto
This paper summarizes the findings of the recent Inter-American Development Bank book Two to Tango: Public-Private Collaboration Productive Development Policies, based on case studies of 25…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
This report combines development and growth accounting exercises with economic theory to estimate the relative importance of total factor productivity and the accumulation of factors of production in…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Rabellotti, Roberta; Giuliani, Elisa; Alexander, Rachel
The aim of this paper is to map Caribbean clusters and identify their specific characteristics based on existing literature and available empirical evidence. A desk review of 32 clusters distributed…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Sabel, Charles; Stein, Ernesto H.; Trejos, Alberto
It takes two to tango. Strong public-private collaboration is key for discovering and implementing effective productive development policies to bring out the best in existing economic activities and…
May 2016
Author(s): Rodríguez-Apolinar, Sergio; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
This paper combines development accounting exercises with economic theory to assess the importance of total factor productivity and the accumulation of factors of production as engines of growth in…
May 2016
Author(s): Boneu, Franco; Alfaro Serrano, David; Maffioli, Alessandro; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Stucchi, Rodolfo; Casaburi, Gabriel; Castillo, Victoria; Figal Garone, Lucas; Giuliani, Elisa; Giuliodori, David; Matta, Andrés; Pittaluga, Lucía; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Rojo, Sofía
Do cluster development programs work? Do they fundamentally encourage the essential inter-firm linkages and coordination? Do they lead to innovation and productivity, enterprise development, larger…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Stein, Ernesto H.
This paper discusses the organizational structure and technical, operational and political capabilities required for successful productive development policies (PDPs). It also discusses how…