Jul 2019
Author(s): Ayres, João; Raveendranathan, Gajendran
We use firm dynamics statistics on employment by age, entry, exit, and job flows to identify sources of business cycle fluctuations in the U.S. economy since 1980.
We extend the Hopenhayn (…
May 2019
Author(s): Martinez, Sebastian; Murguia, Juan M.; Rejas, Brisa; Winters, Solis
Despite the existence of a vast body of literature in the field of health economics on overweight, obesity, and undernutrition, little is known about the importance of owning a refrigerator on the…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Linares, Jennifer; Manzano, Osmel; López, Arnoldo; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Garcimartín, Carlos; Ochoa, Elizabeth; Pagliacci, Carolina; Martínez, André; Solorzano, José
This report describes the current situation of the region of Central America and the Dominican Republic and its outlook for 2019. It also analyzes the recent reduction in the food price pattern and…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Linares, Jennifer; Manzano, Osmel; López, Arnoldo; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Garcimartín, Carlos; Ochoa, Elizabeth; Pagliacci, Carolina; Martínez, André; Solorzano, José
Este reporte macroeconómico para Centroamérica y República Dominicana describe en profundidad y con datos a nivel nacional y global la coyuntura que está viviendo la región y su perspectiva para 2019…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Campos, Rosario; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe; Michalczewsky, Kathia; De Angelis, Jesica
The Trade and Integration Monitor 2018 analyzes the ongoing trade recovery in the region and tracks its competitiveness in global markets, with a particular focus on the capacity for positioning…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Campos, Rosario; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe; Michalczewsky, Kathia; De Angelis, Jesica
El Monitor de Comercio e Integración 2018 analiza la recuperación comercial en curso en la región y traza un balance de la competitividad en los mercados mundiales, poniendo énfasis en la capacidad…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
The 2018 Global Microscope provides a unique insight into the leading practices that governments and regulators are adopting to channel the digital revolution of financial services into greater…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
El Microscopio global de 2018 brinda una perspectiva única de las prácticas líderes que los gobiernos y los entes reguladores están adoptando para canalizar la revolución digital de los servicios…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Fentanes, Oscar; Levy Algazi, Santiago
This technical note describes the methodology to construct a longitudinal dataset using the Economic Censuses of Mexico from 1999 to 2014. The procedure is based on an algorithm that links…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Pasha, Sukrishnalall; Bollers, Elton; Wenner, Mark D.
Guyana has experienced significant economic growth and several waves of reforms over the past two decades. Nevertheless, several constraints continue to affect Guyana’s private sector. This policy…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Agüero, Jorge M.; Frisancho, Verónica
A growing literature seeks to identify policies that could reduce intimate partner violence. However, in the absence of reliable administrative records, this violence is often measured using self-…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Teignier, Marc; Cuberes, David
This paper studies the aggregate effects of the existing differences between male and female-run firms in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Using data from the World Bank Enterprise Survey and…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Pavel Vidal, Alejandro
En el presente estudio se realizan mediciones, a la tasa PPA, del PIB total y per cápita y la productividad de la economía cubana, y se comparan con 10 economías de similar tamaño en América Latina y…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The April 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2017 for the eight countries covered by…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Powell, Andrew; Sosa, Mariano
The May 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2017 for the eight countries covered by…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Hernández, Juan; Wills, Daniel
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 aims at increasing funding access for young firms by easing securities regulation. Motivated by this, we ask if there is a role for the…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Izquierdo, Alejandro; León, John Jairo
Sudden Stops in net capital flows can be prevented when the actions of domestic investors offset a reduction in foreign lending. This paper presents evidence that while sudden stops in gross inflows…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Gunter, Samara; Riera-Crichton, Daniel; Végh, Carlos A.; Vuletin, Guillermo
We estimate the effect of worldwide tax changes on output following the narrative approach developed for the United States by Romer and Romer (2010). We use a novel dataset on value-added taxes for…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The March 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2017 for the eight countries covered by…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Valencia, Oscar
This policy brief summarizes a conference on recent developments in the analysis of current account sustainability held by Research Department of the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) and Banco…