Dec 2012
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo; Tacsir, Ezequiel
This study examines the impact of process and product innovation on employment growth and composition in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Uruguay using micro data from innovation surveys. Based on…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Zotz, Ann-Kathrin
This paper focuses on carbon-intensive export industries in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to analyze how climate change mitigation policies in the developed countries of the Organization…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Harris, Jeremy; Shearer, Matthew
After posting double digit gains in 2010-2011, Latin America's export growth declined to just 1.5% in 2012 for a total value of slightly more than $1 trillion, according to figures just released…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Harris, Jeremy; Shearer, Matthew
Después de registrar tasas de dos dígitos entre 2010 y 2011, el crecimiento de las exportaciones latinoamericanas declinó notoriamente, alcanzando apenas un 1,5% en 2012, situándose en un nivel…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Vilalta Perdomo, Carlos J.
¿Qué determina la sensación de inseguridad frente al delito y qué podemos hacer al respecto? En este estudio se propone y pone a prueba un modelo correlacional que combina diferentes determinantes…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Zahler, Andrés; Bravo Ortega, Claudio
This paper analyzes empirically the relationship between innovation and productivity in the Chilean services sector. Consistent with recent evidence on developed countries, we find that services…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Aboal, Diego; Garda, Paula
In this paper, the links between the investment in innovation activities, innovation outputs (technological and non-technological innovation), and productivity in services and manufacturing are…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Cristia, Julian P.; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Cueto, Santiago; Malamud, Ofer
This paper presents results from a randomized control trial in which approximately 1,000 OLPC XO laptops were provided for home use to children attending primary schools in Lima, Peru. The…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Tissot, Roger
This discussion paper presents a survey of the changes in Latin America's energy consumption over the last 30 years, before considering the trends that will affect the region in the coming…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Mares, David R.
This paper examines the potential for shale gas in Latin America, and the technical and institutional obstacles to the industry's development. The first part of the paper analyzes the…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Avitabile, Ciro
Although cervical cancer is considered one of the most preventable types of cancer, mortality rates in many developing countries are extremely high. This paper exploits the randomized research design…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Benigno, Gianluca; Chen, Huigang; Otrok, Christopher; Rebucci, Alessandro; Young, Eric R.
This paper studies whether policymakers should wait to intervene until a financial crisis strikes or rather act in a preemptive manner. This question is examined in a relatively simple dynamic…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Rossi, Martín; Tommasi, Mariano
This paper uses data from the Argentine House of Representatives to study the relationship between legislative effort and political success, as measured by reelection, becoming a leader of the House…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Nieves, Isabel; Ramírez, Nicté; Monroy, Alexa N.
El proyecto de bienes públicos regionales (BPR) en fortificación masiva de alimentos de alto consumo que el BID co-financió en el 2007 para el conjunto de los siete países de la región, se diseñó…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Moya, Ramiro
This study analyzes the current situation of the rental market of Argentina. It is characterized by a growing percentage of households demanding houses for renting up to the point that, for first…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Batlle, Carlos; Barroso, Luiz; Echevarría, Carlos
El objetivo del presente estudio es, en primer lugar, introducir el estado actual del marco normativo e institucional vigente para la promoción de recursos energéticos…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Bos, María Soledad; Rondón, Carlos; Schwartz, Mariel Elizabeth
Esta nota técnica tiene tres secciones principales, se describen primero los datos utilizados y la elección de los grupos de países de comparación, luego se presentan los resultados promedios de cada…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Elliott, Victoria; Costas-Perez, Elena; Truong, Karl; Junho Pena, Maria-Valeria; Partridge, William L.
This evaluation of the Inter-American Development Bank's Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM, more commonly known by its Spanish acronym MICI) responds to two separate…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Elliott, Victoria; Costas-Perez, Elena; Truong, Karl; Junho Pena, Maria-Valeria; Partridge, William L.
La presente evaluación del Mecanismo Independiente de Consulta e Investigación (MICI) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo responde a dos mandatos. Por una parte, en la política constitutiva del…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Elliott, Victoria; Costas-Perez, Elena; Truong, Karl; Huppi, Monika; Junho Pena, Maria-Valeria; Partridge, William L.
This evaluation of the IDB's Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM, more commonly known by its Spanish acronym MICI) responds to two separate mandates. First, the policy…