Nov 2018
Author(s): Fernandes, Ana M.; Klenow, Peter J.; Meleshchuk, Sergii; Pierola, Martha Denisse; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés
The Melitz model highlights the importance of the extensive margin (the number of firms exporting) for trade flows. Using the World Bank’s Exporter Dynamics Database (EDD) featuring firm-level…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Fioravanti, Reinaldo; Café, Eduardo; Diez-Roux, Esteban
This document consolidates the experience and lessons learned by the Bank in its support to the sector, especially during the last five years through different instruments, such as loans, policy…
Nov 2018
Author(s): Fioravanti, Reinaldo; Café, Eduardo; Diez-Roux, Esteban
El presente documento consolida la experiencia y lecciones aprendidas del Banco apoyando el sector, principalmente en los últimos 5 años, por medio de diferentes instrumentos como préstamos, diálogos…
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): Suominen, Kati
Mercosur members have grown into Latin America’s digital leaders in the past decade. Online sales have grown much faster than national economies, retail, or foreign trade. Brazil generates 60 percent…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pierola, Martha Denisse; Lucenti, Krista; Li, Kun; Harris, Jeremy; De Four, Takiyah
Trade is key for growth, especially in small countries like Barbados—it helps them achieve economies of scale that otherwise would not exist. In recent years, Barbados’ trade performance has been…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Ricover, Andy; Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor
El presente trabajo busca identificar variables exógenas a las líneas aéreas que pudieran limitar el crecimiento y reducir el potencial del transporte aéreo. La hipótesis planteada sugiere que la…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad; Rosas García, José Nicolás; Hernaiz, Daniel; Bastos, Fabiano
A trade gravity model is used to calculate the bilateral export potential of Southern Cone countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay) and identify patterns of weak performance across…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Álvarez-Pallete, José María
This paper studies the existing relationship between international mobile phone calls and international trade for the case of Spain, showing that it is possible to build an explanatory model with a…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Andrian, Leandro Gaston
Mejorar la productividad es uno de los principales retos para las economías dado que es un elemento fundamental para el desarrollo y crecimiento económico sostenible en el largo plazo. La literatura…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
The Trade and Integration Monitor 2017 analyzes the current trade recovery and assesses the capacity of the region to compete in global markets. It argues that, having overcome the longest trade…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
El Monitor de Comercio e Integración 2017 analiza la recuperación comercial en curso en la región y traza un balance de la capacidad de competir en los mercados mundiales. Argumenta que, superada la…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Organization of American States; Colombia. Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (MINTIC); Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region shows evidence of a broad and growing adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT). More than half of the population connects regularly…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Sutton, Heather; Álvarez, Lucciana
This policy brief uses data from the 2014/2015 Latin American Public Opinion Project survey to examine attitudes toward intimate partner violence and child physical discipline in six Caribbean…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Hosein, Roger
This paper estimates the trade, revenue, and welfare effects of the proposedCaribbean Community (CARICOM)-Canada free trade agreement (FTA) on
CARICOM countries using a partial equilibrium…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Castillo, Marola A.
This manual explains in detail the external sustainability assessment approach following Castillo (2016), given by the stock-flow relationship among net external positions, non-income current account…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Castillo, Marola A.
This paper explains in detail the external sustainability assessment approach given by the stock-flow relationship between the net external positions, non-income current account plus net capital…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Eichengreen, Barry; Panizza, Ugo
A surprisingly large number of countries have been able to finance a significant fraction of domestic investment using foreign finance for extended periods. While many of these episodes are in low-…
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…