Dec 2015
Author(s): Rodriguez, Diego;Gonzalez, Andres;Fernandez, Andres
Fluctuations in commodity prices are an important driver of business cycles in small emerging market economies (EMEs). This paper documents how these fluctuations correlate strongly with the…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Ardanaz, Martín;Armendáriz, Edna;Behrman, Jere R.;Berlinski, Samuel;Cristia, Julian P.;Flabbi, Luca;Hincapie, Diana;Jalmovich, Analía;Kagan, Sharon Lynn;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
Child well-being matters for both ethical and economic reasons as children who flourish in the early years are more likely to become healthy, productive citizens later in life. This year's…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Ardanaz, Martín;Armendáriz, Edna;Behrman, Jere R.;Berlinski, Samuel;Cristia, Julian P.;Flabbi, Luca;Hincapie, Diana;Jalmovich, Analía;Kagan, Sharon Lynn;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
El bienestar infantil es importante tanto por razones éticas como económicas porque los niños que prosperan en los primeros años tienen más probabilidad de volverse ciudadanos productivos y…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Ardanaz, Martín;Armendáriz, Edna;Behrman, Jere R.;Berlinski, Samuel;Cristia, Julian P.;Flabbi, Luca;Hincapie, Diana;Jalmovich, Analía;Kagan, Sharon Lynn;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
O bem-estar infantil é importante tanto por razões éticas como económicas porque as crianças que se desenvolvem nos primeiros anos são mais propensos a se tornarem cidadãos produtivos e saudáveis no…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Cerda, Rodrigo;Fuentes, J. Rodrigo;García, Gonzalo;Llodrá, José Ignacio
This paper constructs time series data on savings per type of agent for Chile during the period 1960-2012. It is found that the economy's average savings rate increased by 11 percentage points…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita
While Latin America and the Caribbean has made great gains in public health, these advances are threatened by the ongoing effects of climate change. This edition of IDEA explores some of the health…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita
Si bien América Latina y el Caribe ha logrado grandes avances en materia de salud pública, éstos se ven amenazados por los efectos actuales del cambio climático. Este número de IDEA explora cómo…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro;Llopis, Jimena;Muratori, Umberto;Ruiz, José Juan
This document discusses Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIs) for Peru based on results obtained in the study "In Search of Larger per Capita Incomes: How to Prioritize across…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Trade and investment were unarguably the main drivers of Korea's outstanding economic development. Heavy government intervention together with the private sector's continuous efforts to…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
This edition of IDEA is based on a new IDB book entitled Who Decides Social Policy?. This seminal study tries to better understand why social and economic programs are not more effective in Latin…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
La presente edición de IDEA se basa en un nuevo libro del BID titulado ¿Quiénes deciden la política social?, que busca entender mejor por qué los programas sociales y económicos que se emprenden en…
Jul 2015
Author(s): García-Cicco, Javier;Kawamura, Enrique
This paper evaluates from a welfare perspective three policy alternatives for dealing with Dutch disease problems originating from cyclical movements in commodity prices: fiscal rules for government…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Hansen, Erwin;Wagner, Rodrigo
This paper explores how affiliates of multinational corporations save liquidity when facing a transitory cash-flow shock. For this a panel is first built of non-publicly traded copper mines in South…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
Using micro data on expenditure and income for 17 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, this paper presents stylized facts on saving behavior by age, education, income and place of residence…
May 2015
Author(s): Schclarek, Alfredo;Caggia, Mauricio
This paper compares the saving behavior of formal and informal workers and additionally provides a socioeconomic and financial characterization of informal workers in Chile. The paper uses the…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
This paper follows two strategies to address whether the rich save more. First, the paper implements a two-stage procedure in which the household's lifetime income is instrumented with the…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Espino, Emilio;González Rozada, Martín
This paper explores the qualitative and quantitative implications of taxation for growth and savings in three Latin American countries: Brazil, Chile and Mexico, studying a small open economy in the…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Candelo, Natalia
Database from the Research Department on Social Exclusion and Experiments in Six Cities of Latin America
Feb 2015
Author(s): Chisari, Omar O.;Miller, Sebastián J.
This paper constructs a small CGE model to study the impact of carbon taxes on GDP and emissions under alternative closure rules and hypotheses (about mobility of factors, availability of alternative…