Mar 2019
Author(s): Cravo, Tulio; Schimanski, Caroline
While the relationship between business cycles and employment is a topic of continuing interest, it has received limited attention in the literature focusing on developing countries. This study adds…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Ayres, João
This paper quantifies the flow of knowledge within U.S. multinational corporations in the United States and European Union. A general equilibrium model of knowledge flows within multinationals is…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Today many countries, including some in the developing world, are manufacturing and trading components of goods that they never before produced. By entering global supply chains, they are increasing…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Los procesos de producción se han vuelto cada vez más fragmentados en todo el mundo. En sectores tan diversos como el electrónico, de equipos de transporte, y de ropa y alimentos, los productos se…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Fernandez, Andres; Schmitt-Grohé, Stephanie; Uribe, Martin
SVAR models that include a single world price (such as the terms-of-trade) predict that world shocks explain a small fraction of movements in domestic output (typically less than 10 percent). This…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Rodriguez, Diego; Gonzalez, Andres; Fernandez, Andres
Fluctuations in commodity prices are an important driver of business cycles in small emerging market economies (EMEs). This paper documents how these fluctuations correlate strongly with the…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín; Corbacho, Ana; Gonzales, Alberto; Tolsa Caballero, Nuria
Over the past decade, an increasing number of countries have began anchoring their fiscal policy frameworks in terms of rules that target the cyclically adjusted or structural (as opposed to actual)…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Rius, Andrés
In 2006 Uruguay's Parliament voted to establish a system of individual livestock traceability that would initially be mandatory for bovine populations, and in future stages will encompass all…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan; González Gómez, Andrés
This paper builds a small open economy business cycle model with labor and financial market frictions that incorporates frictional, endogenous self-employment entry and a link between formal credit…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Estevadeordal, Antoni
For Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Asia has gone from an afterthought to a centerpiece of economic relations over the last decade. Seemingly out of nowhere, fast-growing Asian economies…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Staples, Brian Rankin
The purpose of this note is to provide insight and contribute to the discussion on trade facilitation implementation issues of relevance to Latin American and Caribbean countries.Identifying and…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Fernández Martín, Andrés
This paper documents how informal employment in Mexico is countercyclical, lags the cycle and is negatively correlated to formal employment. This contributes to explaining why total employment in…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Molina, Danielken
El surgimiento de las cadenas globales de valor está permitiendo que las naciones que se vinculan a ellas se industrialicen a un ritmo mucho más acelerado que el que necesitarían desarrollando…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Molina, Danielken
O surgimento das cadeias globais de valor (CGVs) está permitindo que os países se industrializem muito mais rapidamente ao se inserirem em redes internacionais de produção em vez de construírem…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Rius, Andrés
En 2005, el Gobierno del Uruguay y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo pusieron en marcha el Programa de Apoyo a la Competitividad de Conglomerados y Cadenas Productivas (PACC). La finalidad del…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Cesa-Bianchi, Ambrogio; Pesaran, M. Hashem; Rebucci, Alessandro
The 2007-2008 global financial crisis and the subsequent anemic recovery have rekindled academic interest in quantifying the impact of uncertainty on macroeconomic dynamics. This paper studies the…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Kantis, Hugo; Federico, Juan
En el presente estudio se caracterizan y analizan los principales indicadores de dinámica empresarial (nacimientos, muerte y supervivencia de empresas) en Argentina en el período 1996-2011, evaluando…
Jun 2014
Author(s): Quijada, José Alejandro; Sierra, José David
A pesar de contar con altos niveles de inversión, Honduras presentabajos niveles de crecimiento. Esto puede deberse a limitaciones de
orden productivo. A partir de la metodología de…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Castillo, Victoria; Giuliodori, David; Maffioli, Alessandro; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Rojo, Sofía; Stucchi, Rodolfo
En este trabajo se estiman los efectos directos e indirectos del apoyo recibido por productores de tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC) ubicados en la ciudad de Córdoba, entre los…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Cuevas, Mario; Manzano, Osmel; Rodríguez, Claudia
La promoción de la competitividad ha sido y sigue siendo un área prioritaria en la agenda de los países centroamericanos. No obstante, la experiencia revela que hoy día persisten distintos desafíos…