Nov 2018
Author(s): Loewendahl, Henry
Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important pillar of economic development policy, and most countries in the world have established national investment promotion agencies (IPAs) with…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Cornick, Jorge; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Rivas, Gonzalo
Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand…
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…
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…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Gutman, Verónica; López, Andrés; Ramos, Daniela
Ecuador tiene grandes potencialidades para la atracción de IEDconsiderando aspectos macroeconómicos (incluyendo la dolarización
de la economía), fiscales (baja tasa de impuesto a la renta en la…
Sep 2016
Author(s): López, Andrés; Niembro, Andrés; Ramos, Daniela
La inversión extranjera directa (IED) ocupa actualmente un lugar central en las agendas públicas en materia de desarrollo económico, en especial en los países emergentes. Desde una óptica teórica, la…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Ons, Álvaro
Este documento presenta una recopilación y análisis de los principalesinstrumentos que Paraguay utiliza para la promoción de las inversiones,
aplicando una visión crítica de su diseño y…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Ons, Álvaro
Este documento presenta una recopilación y análisis de los principales instrumentos que Uruguay utiliza para la promoción de las inversiones, aplicando una visión crítica de su diseño y aplicación…
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): 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…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Molina, Danielken; Heuser, Cecilia; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
This document contains the appendices to the study "Infrastructure and Export Performance in the Pacific Alliance". It includes: a) Theoretical Setup, b) Estimation Strategy, c) Transport…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Molina, Danielken; Heuser, Cecilia; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
Este documento recoge los apéndices del estudio "Infraestructura y desempeño de las exportaciones en la Alianza del Pacífico". Incluye: a) Marco teórico, b) Estrategia de estimación, c)…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Molina, Danielken; Heuser, Cecilia; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
The launch of negotiations over the Pacific Alliance (PA) in 2011 gave new life to regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). With more pragmatic, market-oriented expectations and…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Molina, Danielken; Heuser, Cecilia; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
El inicio de las negociaciones sobre la Alianza del Pacífico (AP) en 2011 dio nueva vida al proceso de integración regional de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Con expectativas más pragmáticas y…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni
Regional and global integration, trade, and regional cooperation are mechanisms that facilitate economic growth and social and sustainable development in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LATAM)…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This study is a first contribution to prioritization across productivity determinant capabilities that attempts to obtain the equivalent of a "shadow price" for each of these capabilities…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Pires, Jose Claudio Linhares; Cravo, Tulio; Lodato, Simon; Piza, Caio
Industrial clusters, which are commonly targeted to receive financial support allocated to locally based development projects, are seen as an effective industrial policy tool for improving…