Jan 2020
Author(s): Molina, Danielken
In this paper, I use Colombian data from 1996-2013 to construct two datasets that are used to assess whether the China Shock has affected the future growth rates of productivity, employment level,…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Busso, Matías; Romero, Dario
We analyze how local labor markets in Mexico adjusted in response to an increase in Chinese import competition between 1998 and 2013. We exploit the spatial variation in import exposure arising from…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Parro, Francisco; Zentner, Joaquín
A consensus exists in the literature regarding the welfare gains derived from international trade. Motivated by this well-documented fact, this paper provides a diagnosis and evaluation of the…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Mercado, Eduardo; Pierola, Martha Denisse; Sánchez-Navarro, Dennis
This paper studies the impact that import competition from China had on firms performance in the manufacturing sector in Peru in 20052015. Using a firm-level dataset that covers the universe of firms…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe
Since the turn of the century, economic ties between Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Asia have deepened to unprecedented levels. Due to high and growing complementarity, trade has been the…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe
Since the turn of the century, economic ties between Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Asia have deepened to unprecedented levels. Due to high and growing complementarity, trade has been the…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe
Este informe presenta un panorama general sobre cómo han evolucionado a lo largo del tiempo los vínculos comerciales entre ALC y Asia, y analiza el modo en que los responsables de políticas y el…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Paz, Lourenço S.
The vigorous growth of the Chinese economy together with its growing role in international trade has raised fears of deindustrialization among developing countries. This study draws on the large…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Fentanes, Oscar
We study the impact of import competition on Mexican firm outcomes between 2003 and 2013 by exploiting variation in import penetration across industries. Focusing on the increase in import…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.
A rise in import competition can put downward pressure on local prices, increasing consumer welfare, but these gains might be unequal across households depending on the basket of goods they consume.…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Li, Kun; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
In this paper, we analyze the impact of Chinese competition on manufacturing firms in El Salvador between 2005 and 2013 using manufacturing survey data and customs transaction data. We find that…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Li, Kun; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
In this paper, we relate outcomes of El Salvadors local labor markets to their exposure to Chinese import competition. Using annual household surveys for 2000 to 2014, we construct a panel dataset of…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Trachtenberg, Danielle
This paper estimates the effects of NAFTA on labor and wages in Mexico using a local labor-markets approach. While NAFTA offered greater export opportunities to Mexican firms that may raise…
Nov 2019
Author(s): He, Zheli
Trade liberalization affects real-wage inequality through two channels: the distribution of nominal wages across workers and, if the rich and the poor consume different bundles of goods, the…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Rucci, Graciana; Amaral, Nicole; Arias Ortiz, Elena; Becerra, Laura; Bustelo, Monserrat; Cabrol, Marcelo; Castro, Juliana; Caycedo, Juanita; Duryea, Suzanne; Groot, Bibi; Heredero, Elena; Hincapie, Diana; Magendzo, Adrián; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Novella, Rafael; Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine; Rubio-Codina, Marta; Scartascini, Carlos; Vezza, Evelyn
El siglo XXI no va a suceder en el futuro: está pasando hoy. Los cambios acelerados en términos tecnológicos, migratorios, demográficos y climáticos están reconfigurando el orden social, económico y…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu; Fuertes, Nicolás; Rieble-Aubourg, Sabine; Schodt, Sara
In this project we analyze data for 82 preschool centers in Trinidad and Tobago where teachers were assessed using the CLASS. The results show that teachers are performing well in the Emotional…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Ospino, Carlos
¿Es posible modificar las habilidades socioemocionales de los trabajadores adultos? ¿Tienen estas habilidades algún impacto sobre la productividad de los trabajadores y de las empresas? Estas…
May 2019
Author(s): Chacón, Ángel; Dutra Schmidt, Tomas; Egas, Juan José; Shik, Olga; De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
Este estudio proporciona un análisis completo de la estructura de las políticas públicas de apoyo al sector agropecuario de Panamá, utilizando la metodología de la OCDE de Estimados de Apoyo al…
May 2019
Author(s): Prada, María Fernanda; Rucci, Graciana; Urzúa, Sergio
Understanding the causal association between skills and productivity is essential for designing effective training programs. This paper evaluates an intervention aimed at boosting leadership and…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Mateo-Berganza Díaz, María Mercedes; Buenadicha Sánchez, César; Bustelo, Monserrat; Duryea, Suzanne; Heredero, Elena; Rubio-Codina, Marta; Rucci, Graciana; Becerra, Laura
21st Century Skills is an initiative led by the Inter-American Development Bank that aims to gather and organize different stakeholders from public and private sectors in order to equip Latin…