Apr 2019
Author(s): Díaz Cassou, Javier; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta
Tras la crisis financiera que experimentó a finales del siglo pasado, la economía ecuatoriana entró en una prolongada etapa de crecimiento con estabilidad que tiene pocos precedentes en la historia…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Novella, Rafael; Repetto, Andrea; Robino, Carolina; Rucci, Graciana
La juventud es una etapa crítica en la vida de las personas: un periodo de transición, en el que se han de tomar decisiones trascendentales en muchos ámbitos, especialmente en la educación y el…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Díaz Cassou, Javier
Una vez superada la crisis financiera de finales del siglo pasado, Ecuador se adentró en una prolongada etapa de crecimiento económico que permitió reducir la incidencia de la pobreza a mínimos…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Calero, Carla; Mejalenko, Juan; Mitnik, Oscar A.; Ripani, Laura
Following the seminal work of Deaton (1985), pseudo-panels (or synthetic panel) analysis has been widely used in the context of consumption and income (e.g. Deaton and Paxson, 1994; Banks, Blundell,…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew
The 2018 Macroeconomic Report, A Mandate to Grow, revisits the growth debate that has been raging in the region for the past half century. Viewing the debate from this long-term perspective allows…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew
El Informe Macroeconómico 2018, La hora del crecimiento, retoma el debate acalorado sobre el crecimiento que la región ha vivido durante las últimas cinco décadas. Esta perspectiva de largo plazo…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi; López, Arnoldo; Manzano, Osmel; Solera, Marco; Ochoa, Elizabeth
Central America and the Dominican Republic had stable economic growth in 2017. The performance of the United States economy and low commodity prices, mainly oil, meant that the key indicators for the…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi; López, Arnoldo; Manzano, Osmel; Solera, Marco; Ochoa, Elizabeth
En 2017 Centroamérica y República Dominicana tuvo un crecimiento económico estable. El desempeño de Estados Unidos y los bajos precios de las materias primas, principalmente de los hidrocarburos,…
May 2017
Author(s): Beccaria, Luis
En este documento se desarrolla la propuesta del Índice de Capacidad Estadística Nacional (ICEN), una metodología para la medición cuantitativa de la capacidad de los sistemas estadísticos nacionales…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Powell, Andrew
The 2017 Macroreport considers recent developments in the global economy and how they may affect Latin America and the Caribbean. It reviews how countries are adapting to external conditions and how…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Powell, Andrew
El Informe Macroeconómico 2017 considera acontecimientos recientes en la economía global y cómo podrían afectar a América Latina y el Caribe. Analiza la forma en que los países se están adaptando a…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Torres, Javier; Agüero, Jorge M.
This paper uses seven nationally representative time use surveys in Latin America to identify key stylized facts regarding the quantity and quality of parental time investment on the skill formation…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra
Facing what looks like a prolonged period of economic contraction due to a sharp decline in energy fortunes, Trinidad and Tobago is increasingly looking towards the private sector to play a greater…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge; Trejos, Alberto
This paper explores the development of public sector capabilities for Productive Development Policies in Costa Rica through four case studies of successful experiences, with less successful cases…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The IDB's interactive data portal CaribbeanEconomics.org presents microeconomic data collected through primary data collection, and macroeconomic data compiled from various public sources.…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Molina-Millan, Teresa; Barham, Tania; Macours, Karen; Maluccio, John A.; Stampini, Marco
We review the literature on the long-term impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs in Latin America. Long-term impacts are defined as those that both: 1) are related to the accumulation of…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Clarke, Dillon
Chinese and Caribbean economic relations have deepened over the past decade and a half. The paper analyzes the impetus for China's foreign economic policy to reach out to developing regions such…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías
This paper shows, using probit analysis, that low national savings increase the risk of macroeconomic crisis. Foreign savings are a poor substitute of national savings not only for domestic…
May 2016
Author(s): Rodríguez-Apolinar, Sergio; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
This paper combines development accounting exercises with economic theory to assess the importance of total factor productivity and the accumulation of factors of production as engines of growth in…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Chelala, Santiago
Con más de veinte mil encuestas exclusivas realizadas en dieciocho países de la región, la iniciativa de INTAL-Latinobarómetro mide de forma permanente la opinión de la población sobre temas…