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…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Díaz, Rodrigo;Lugo, Rigoberto;Páez, Fernando;Mojica, Carlos;Corbacho, Iván
El presente estudio es parte de un esfuerzo conjunto del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo y el Centro de Transporte Sustentable CTS EMBARQ México. En él se identifican y analizan las necesidades y…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás;Suárez-Alemán, Ancor;Margot, Diego;Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Much attention has been devoted to how much infrastructure investment LAC needs. Less attention has been devoted to where that investment comes from. This report examines how much LAC invests in…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás;Suárez-Alemán, Ancor;Margot, Diego;Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Durante las últimas décadas se ha prestado especial atención a cuánto es necesario invertir en infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Sin embargo, no ha ocurrido lo mismo en relación al…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Nin Pratt, Alejandro;Falconi, César;Ludeña, Carlos E.;Martel, Pedro
This study analyzes the performance of Latin America and the Caribbean's agriculture between 1980 and 2012 looking at the contribution of inputs, and total factor productivity (TFP) to growth in…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Libertun de Duren, Nora Ruth;Guerrero Compeán, Roberto
This paper finds that per capita municipal spending on public services is strongly and non-linearly correlated to urban population density. Optimal expenditure levels for municipal services are…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Bravo Ortega, Claudio;Muñoz, Leonardo
The Chilean mining industry is currently facing a set of challenges that need to be addressed for it to remain competitive in the global economy. These are related to a more efficient use of basic…
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): Jaitman, Laura;Soares, Rodrigo;Olavarría-Gambi, Mauricio;Guerrero Compeán, Roberto
The aim of this volume is to carry out a systematic and rigorous analysis of the costs of crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on methodological and conceptual issues…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Jaitman, Laura;Soares, Rodrigo;Olavarría-Gambi, Mauricio;Guerrero Compeán, Roberto
El objetivo de este volumen consiste en llevar a cabo un análisis sistemático y riguroso de los costos del crimen y la violencia en América Latina y el Caribe, enfatizando los temas metodológicos y…
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): Bértola, Luis;Williamson, Jeffrey G.;Sabará, Daniel;Trucco, Federico;Campos, Rosario;Frey, Carl Benedikt;Castells Oliván, Manuel;Saldarriaga, Victor;Chavez, Pamela;Mélendez-Ortiz, Ricardo;D'Elia, Vanesa;Conte Grand, Mariana;Cosbey, Aaron;Crespi, Gustavo;Mohan, Preeya;Chidiak, Martina;Rozemberg, Ricardo;Feres, José Gustavo;Reis, Eustaquio;Bersall, German;Pereira Jr, Amaro O.;Isbell, Paul;Morales Olmos, Virginia;Labraga, Juan;Ferreira Coimbra, Natalia;Tello, Mario D.;Anlló, Guillermo;Bisang, Roberto;McCauley, Raymond;Carciofi, Ricardo;Roth, Alvin;Soler Illia, Galo;Smith, Adrian;Fressoli, Mariano;Taccone, Juan José;Abad, Julieta;Peña, Félix;Azevedo, Roberto;Gayá, Romina;Gutiérrez, Miguel Ángel;Solow, Robert;Pérez, Carlota;Marín, Anabel;Mujica, José;Da Silva, Luiz Inacio;Frei, Eduardo;Beliz, Gustavo;Estevadeordal, Antoni;Moreno Mejía, Luis Alberto
La economía del futuro está entre nosotros. Avances tecnológicos que hasta hace poco parecían objetos sacados de películas de ciencia ficción se usan hoy en la agricultura, en la industria y en los…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
The INTAL Monthly Newsletter reports on developments in integration and trade across Latin American and the Caribbean. It also serves as a forum for discussing the IDB's activities related to…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
La carta mensual del INTAL informa sobre desarrollos en las áreas de integración y comercio en las regiones de América Latina y el Caribe. También es el medio para difundir las actividades realizadas…
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…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marcos;Rubio, Marcela G.;Stampini, Marco
We present novel estimates of the quality of targeting of conditional cash transfer (CCT) and non-contributory pension (NCP) programs in Latin-America and the Caribbean. Our contribution is novel in…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marcos;Rubio, Marcela G.;Stampini, Marco
Presentamos nuevas estimaciones sobre la calidad de la focalización de los programas de transferencias monetarias condicionadas (TMC) y de las pensiones no contributivas (PNC) en América Latina y el…