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…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Rodríguez, Marisol; Stein, Ernesto H.; Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper examines individual-level support for trade liberalization, relates it to beliefs about trade, and measures its sensitivity to positive and negative framing. The data come from the 2018…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Meltzer, Joshua P.
This report outlines a range of reforms needed to develop a digital economy and to take advantage of digital trade opportunities. Many of the recommended reforms are domestic in nature, such as…
Jun 2018
Author(s): IQOM Inteligencia Comercial
México es un país con políticas y apertura comercial reconocida. Incluso ante escenarios donde TLCAN transita hacia una realidad de menor apertura, existen segmentos productivos en el país que pueden…
Jun 2018
Author(s): IQOM Inteligencia Comercial
México es un país con políticas y apertura comercial reconocida. Incluso ante escenarios donde TLCAN transita hacia una realidad de menor apertura, existen segmentos productivos en el país que pueden…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Cornick, Jorge; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Rivas, Gonzalo
Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand…
May 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Fernandez, Andres
We develop a methodology to construct real effective exchange rates that incorporate two distinctive elements not accounted for in the traditional measures: i) competition in third markets and ii)…
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…
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): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
In 2016 the value of Latin American and Caribbean exports contracted at a slower pace than that of world trade. This Infographic presents the analysis corresponding to the Trade and Integration…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro; Michalczewsky, Kathia; Ramos, Barbara
Durante 2016 las exportaciones de bienes de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) cayeron a un ritmo menor que el comercio mundial. Esta Infografía presenta el análisis correspondiente al Monitor de…
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…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Aid for Trade (AfT) seeks to support developing countries as they strengthen trade capacity and infrastructure. As the World Trade Organization’s main institutional counterpart for AfT in LAC, the…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Schaur, Georg; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Trade facilitation policies intend to simplify administrative processes and accelerate the handling of shipments across borders. Recent research shows that these policies have substantial effects on…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe (INTAL)
Este informe se pregunta cuál es el futuro del MERCOSUR tras cumplir sus primeros 25 años y qué debemos hacer para adaptarnos a la nueva era. Los futuros del MERCOSUR realiza un diagnóstico preciso…
Feb 2017
Author(s): López, Arnoldo; Prat, Jordi; Solera, Marco; Loo-Kung, Rudy; Linares, Jennifer; Lagarda, Guillermo; Maldonado, Leonardo; Manzano, Osmel
The macroeconomic context of Central America and the Dominican Republic has been characterized by positive perspectives. The economic recovery of United States, lower commodity prices, and the low…
Feb 2017
Author(s): López, Arnoldo; Prat, Jordi; Solera, Marco; Loo-Kung, Rudy; Linares, Jennifer; Lagarda, Guillermo; Maldonado, Leonardo; Manzano, Osmel
El contexto macroeconómico de Centroamérica y República Dominicana ha estado caracterizado por tener expectativas positivas. La recuperación económica de Estados Unidos, a los bajos precios de las…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Conte Grand, Mariana; D'Elia, Vanesa
La emisión de gases de efecto invernadero tiene implicaciones climáticas de largo plazo que han motivado la negociación de acuerdos internacionales en los que se suscriben compromisos de reducción…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian
Real borders can be thick. They are not dimensionless lines as typically assumed in theoretical models and standard empirical analyses, but a zone populated by agencies that develop and administer…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian
Las fronteras reales pueden ser densas. No son líneas adimensionales tal como se asume generalmente en los modelos teóricos o en los análisis empíricos, sino regiones pobladas por múltiples agencias…