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…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Viscidi, Lisa; Yépez-García, Ariel
Auctions are a leading tool for facilitating clean energy investment. Latin America has been at the forefront of using auctions to develop renewable energy capacity. Some of the worlds first…
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): Alarcon Rodriguez, Arturo Daniel; Antonio, Katherine
¿Cuán conocidas y utilizadas son las nuevas tecnologías digitales en el sector hidroeléctrico? ¿En qué áreas y con qué fines las aplican las empresas? ¿Cuáles son las barreras percibidas para su uso…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando; McJeon, Haewon C.; Edmonds, James A.; Arguello, Ricardo; Lucena, André F. P.; Binsted, Matthew; Iyer, Gokul ; Cadena, Angela; Delgado, Ricardo; Feijoo, Felipe; Sharma, Anjali
Achieving the Paris Agreement’s near-term goals (Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs) and long-term temperature targets could result in pre-mature retirement, or stranding, of carbon-intensive…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando; McJeon, Haewon C.; Edmonds, James A.; Arguello, Ricardo; Lucena, André F. P.; Binsted, Matthew; Iyer, Gokul ; Cadena, Angela; Delgado, Ricardo; Feijoo, Felipe; Sharma, Anjali
Lograr tanto los objetivos a corto plazo del Acuerdo de París (contribuciones determinadas a nivel nacional, NDCs, por sus siglas en inglés), así como los objetivos climáticos a largo plazo, podrían…
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.…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Marzolf, Natacha C.; Pakhtigian, Emily L.; Burton, Eric; Jeuland, Marc; Pattanayak, Subhrendu K.; Phillips, Jonathan; Singer, Christine Eibs; Taylor, Hadley; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle; Cuervo, Javier; Jacome, Carlos
Global patterns in electricity access show uneven progress towards universal electrification (SDG 7). Nearly 90 percent of households lacking basic electricity access are rural. Although reaching…
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…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Lopez Soto, David Daniel; Di Chiara, Lorena; Mejdalani, Alexandre Novaes; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle
This note is a picture about the situation of the planning models in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) and the discussion of the main challenges they will be facing with the innovation behind the…
Sep 2019
Author(s): González-Mahecha, Esperanza; Lecuyer, Oskar; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle; Bazilian, Morgan; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has the least carbon-intensive electricity sector of any region in the world, as hydropower remains the largest source of electricity. But are existing plans…