Dec 2008
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Stein, Ernesto H.; Tommasi, Mariano
This paper introduces preliminary evidence from a cross-country database of policy characteristics and potential uses of that database. While most databases have emphasized either the content of…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo
El éxito de un pacto fiscal se mide por el grado en que incorpore a los diversos grupos sociales en las discusiones, el cumplimiento y la vigilancia de ciertos acuerdos sobre la forma como se…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Presents projects approved to receive financial support during 2008 of Cultural Development Program by Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center.
Dec 2008
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Da a conocer los proyectos aprobados para recibir apoyo financiero durante 2008 a través del Programa de Desarrollo Cultural en la Región por el Centro Cultural del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.
Dec 2008
Author(s): Di Tella, Rafael; MacCulloch, Robert; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper uses newly available data to describe the distribution of crime victimization and other criminal activities (including drug trafficking and corruption) around the world. The paper then…
Dec 2008
Author(s): García Prado, Ariadna; Panopoulou, Giota
The introduction of mandatory health insurance in developing countries is often questioned because of the difficulties in enrolling self-employed workers, who represent a segment of the labor force…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Winder, Natalia; Ñopo, Hugo R.
This study analyzes social mobility and human capital accumulation among ethnic minorities in Mexican urban areas, exploring changes in educational attainment and labor market status and using panel…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Staples, Brian Rankin
Presentation made during the REGIONAL POLICY DIALOGUE CARIBBEAN SUB-REGIONAL MEETING ON AID FOR TRADE
Dec 2008
Author(s): Aldonas, Grant
Presentation made during the REGIONAL POLICY DIALOGUE CARIBBEAN SUB-REGIONAL MEETING ON AID FOR TRADE
Dec 2008
Author(s): Conhe, Koosiram
Dec 2008
Author(s): Coke-Hamilton, Pamela
Dec 2008
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This presentation is the IDB's Regional Review of Aid for Trade (Aft) policy. The presentation discusses challenges in the Caribbean; the trade policy reply of the EPA; specific supply side…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Ferroni, Marco
The purpose of this presentation is to propose a definition of the concept of social cohesion and an approach to measuring it. We proceed in two parts: Part I: Cumulative definition and measurement;…
Dec 2008
Author(s): López Bóo, Florencia
This paper examines the effect of labor market opportunities on schooling and employment decisions in 12 urban areas in Argentina over 12 years, emphasizing the recession/crisis years of 1998-2002.…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Pagés, Carmen; Madrigal, Lucía
The formality status of a job is the most widely used indicator of job quality in developing countries. However, a number of studies argue that, at least for some workers, the informality status may…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Gonzalez Diez, Verónica M.; Lomeña, Mónica
Abstract
Dec 2008
Author(s): Harris, Jeremy
The paper presents some cautionary arguments with respect to the relationship between rules of origin and development, and proposes an alternative mechanism, extended cumulation, by which the…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo
Recent studies have shown that developing countries might have significantly better export performance if they were able to increase the duration of their trade relationships. Evidence on duration of…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Vega, Henry
Using a case study approach of Ecuador's supply chain, complemented by an empirical analysis of microdata on exports from major fresh flower exporting countries to the United States, this study…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Chami Batista, Jorge
This report is a case study aimed at shedding some light on the magnitude and determinants of Brazil's exporting costs. Two exporting firms were selected to provide information on these costs:…