May 2019
Author(s): Madariaga, Javier; Buenadicha Sánchez, César; Molina, Erika; Ernst, Christoph; BID Lab
El fenómeno de las plataformas digitales, que cuenta con cerca de 10 años a nivel global y ha significado una de las mayores disrupciones en el mundo del trabajo, es relativamente reciente en…
May 2019
Author(s): Madariaga, Javier; Buenadicha Sánchez, César; Molina, Erika; Ernst, Christoph; BID Lab
El fenómeno de las plataformas digitales cuenta con cerca de diez años a nivel global y ha significado una de las mayores disrupciones en el mundo del trabajo, pero es relativamente reciente en la…
May 2019
Author(s): Madariaga, Javier; Buenadicha Sánchez, César; Molina, Erika; Ernst, Christoph
El fenómeno de las plataformas digitales cuenta con cerca de diez años a nivel global y ha significado una de las mayores disrupciones en el mundo del trabajo, pero es relativamente reciente en la…
May 2019
Author(s): Pratt, Lawrence; Ortega, Juan Manuel
The issuance of green bonds has grown rapidly in the past several years. However, agricultural green bonds have lagged far behind, because of the difficulties of developing international…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Anaya, Fernando
This study describes the options for introducing natural gas in the Caribbean region and includes an economic assessment of the cost of natural gas to each of the countries. The natural gas can…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Ji, Yi; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle; Lopez Soto, David Daniel
Con el rápido crecimiento energético ocurrido en los últimos 40 años, la región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) ha mantenido un aumento constante de las necesidades de electricidad, que se…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel; Ji, Yi; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle; Lopez Soto, David Daniel
With rapid energy growth in the past 40 years, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has maintained a steady increase in electricity needs above the global level. While there is no question…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Umaña, Víctor
La actual publicación consiste en un análisis exhaustivo de la competitividad de los servicios digitales en El Salvador, con el fin de trazar una ruta para impulsar acciones dirigidas a promover su…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Umaña, Víctor
La actual publicación consiste en un análisis exhaustivo de la competitividad de los servicios digitales en El Salvador, con el fin de trazar una ruta para impulsar acciones dirigidas a promover su…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Suominen, Kati
Mercosur members have grown into Latin America’s digital leaders in the past decade. Online sales have grown much faster than national economies, retail, or foreign trade. Brazil generates 60 percent…
Oct 2018
Author(s): López, Arnoldo; Ventosa-Santaulària, Daniel
Over the last three decades, Mexico’s macroeconomic policy has been driven by a sound orthodox strategy: an open economy via many trade agreements signed since the mid-1980s, a nominal exchange rate…
Oct 2018
Author(s): de Halleux, Morgane; Estache, Antonio; Serebrisky, Tomás
This paper matches country-specific performance and governance characteristics of the electricity sector in order to draw conclusions about the correlation between governance features and performance…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Deopersad, Chitralekha; Saghir, Lynn; Mejia, Camila; Gischler, Christiaan; Pavon, Fernando; Payne, Dana; Pecha, Camilo; Beepath, Vasu; Marray, Amanda
The first edition of The Next Wave magazine is meant to feature how the Caribbean Country Department is dedicated to creating vibrant and resilient economies in the Caribbean and how it is focused on…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos
Taking full advantage of the opportunities brought by the digital economy requires transforming Latin American and Caribbean's productive sectors and firms. Digital technologies such as the…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos
Aprovechar al máximo las oportunidades que ofrece la economía digital requiere transformar las empresas y los sectores productivos. La denominada cuarta revolución industrial surge a partir de la…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Meltzer, Joshua P.
This report outlines a range of reforms needed to develop a digital economy and to take advantage of digital trade opportunities. Many of the recommended reforms are domestic in nature, such as…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Rossi, José Luiz
This paper studies the predictive power of several proxies for liquidity in forecasting exchange rates for a set of countries from January 2001 to April 2013. The results indicate that changes in…
May 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Fernandez, Andres
We develop a methodology to construct real effective exchange rates that incorporate two distinctive elements not accounted for in the traditional measures: i) competition in third markets and ii)…
May 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) is a private sector led initiative facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) aimed at fostering a high-level public-private policy dialogue between…
May 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
El Diálogo Empresarial de las Américas (ABD, por su siglas en inglés) es una iniciativa liderada por el sector privado y facilitada por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), con el fin de…