Feb 2019
Author(s): Banerjee, Abhijit; Breza, Emily; Townsend, Robert; Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Approaches to underdevelopment based on misallocation of resources have two premises. First, that there is huge heterogeneity in terms of underlying productivity among potential and actual…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Duarte, Jesús
Learning spaces in the schools Latin American children and youth attend are inadequate and distributed unequally, disadvantaging the poorest students and those who attend rural schools.
Mar 2018
Author(s): Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Duarte, Jesús
Los espacios de aprendizaje en las escuelas a las que asisten los niños y jóvenes latinoamericanos son inadecuados y están distribuidos desigualmente, desfavoreciendo a los más pobres y a los…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Duarte, Jesús; Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Racimo, Mariana
The purpose of this analysis is to investigate the characteristics of school infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean, using information from TERCE comparatively around the concepts of…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Duarte, Jesús; Jaureguiberry, Florencia; Racimo, Mariana
El objetivo del presente análisis es investigar las características de la infraestructura escolar de la región, utilizando la información de la base de datos del TERCE comparativamente a partir de…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Covindassamy, Genevre; Robe, Michel A.; Wallen, Jonathan
We investigate empirically the factors related to price uncertainty in the markets for two key Central American commodities: coffee and sugar (“softs”). Specifically, we analyze the predictive power…
May 2016
Author(s): Lucángeli, Jorge
Esta nota técnica analiza aspectos de la estructura y la evolución de las exportaciones de manufacturas de los países sudamericanos destinadas a mercados extra-regionales. El objetivo general del…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Garbero, Noelia; Amendolaggine, Julian; Gasparini, Leonardo; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.
This paper investigates the main patterns and drivers of the household saving rate in Latin America by assembling a broad dataset of official household surveys for 10 Latin American countries and 27…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Wilson, Riley; Miller, Sebastián J.
Growing vehicle use and congestion externalities have led many to consider alternative congestion pricing mechanisms, as road pricing often has high infrastructural costs and faces public opposition…
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): Székely, Miguel; Mendoza, Pamela; Karver, Jonathan
This study addresses why Mexico continues to show below-average economic growth rates in spite of displaying systematically higher domestic savings than other countries in the region. Using the…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This document discusses Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIs) for Peru based on results obtained in the study "In Search of Larger per Capita Incomes: How to Prioritize across…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This document discusses Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIs) for Bolivia based on results obtained in the study "In Search of Larger per Capita Incomes: How to Prioritize across…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This document discusses Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIs) for Argentina based on results obtained in the study "In Search of Larger per Capita Incomes: How to Prioritize across…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
Using micro data on expenditure and income for 17 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, this paper presents stylized facts on saving behavior by age, education, income and place of residence…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Baigun, Alejandra; Bouillon, César P.; Duke, Duncan; Gallardo Montoya, María Lourdes
The report answers the question, how has Latin America and the Caribbean's market at the BOP changed during recent years? Using national household and expenditure surveys, the report presents…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Baigun, Alejandra; Bouillon, César P.; Duke, Duncan; Gallardo Montoya, María Lourdes
El informe responde ¿Cómo ha cambiado el mercado de la base de la pirámide en América Latina y el Caribe durante los últimos años? Con base en encuestas nacionales de ingreso y gasto del hogar, el…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
¿En qué gasta un hogar de la base de la pirámide en México? Este reporte caracteriza en detalle a este segmento de la población y provee información sobre su tamaño, asignación del gasto por sector,…
May 2015
Author(s): Schclarek, Alfredo; Caggia, Mauricio
This paper compares the saving behavior of formal and informal workers and additionally provides a socioeconomic and financial characterization of informal workers in Chile. The paper uses the…
May 2015
Author(s): Attanasio, Orazio P.; Bonfatti, Andrea; Kitao, Sagiri; Weber, Guglielmo
This paper studies the effect of demographic transitions on the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The paper builds a model of multi-regions of the world and derives the path of…