Dec 2018
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Suarez, Ginés; Esquivel, Maricarmen; Barandiarán, Melissa; Zuloaga, Daniela
The effects of climate change and disasters triggered by natural hazards pose a significant threat to sustainable development in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. According to the Bank’s…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Fentanes, Oscar; Levy Algazi, Santiago
This technical note describes the methodology to construct a longitudinal dataset using the Economic Censuses of Mexico from 1999 to 2014. The procedure is based on an algorithm that links…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Visconti, Ernesto; Jaimes, Ivonne; Sanahuja, Haris; Torres, Ana María; Benjamin, Lisa
This document describes the general methodology of the Index of Governance and Public Policy in Disaster Risk Management (iGOPP) and presents the main concepts that support both disaster risk…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The geographic location of the Latin America and the Caribbean region makes it susceptible to natural disasters, including hurricanes, landslides, droughts, and earthquakes. In 2017, Latin America…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
La ubicación geográfica de la región de América Latina y el Caribe la vuelve susceptible a los desastres naturales, entre ellos los huracanes, los corrimientos de tierra, las sequías y los terremotos…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Jaimes, Ivonne; Durán, Rolando; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto; Noal, Débora
El Índice de Gobernabilidad y Políticas Públicas (iGOPP) en gestión del riesgo de desastres (GRD) ha sido diseñado para evaluar la existencia formal de un número de condiciones legales,…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Hori, Tsuneki; Garcia, Alvaro; Osorio, Claudio; Torres, Ana María; Visconti, Ernesto; Hraste, Mirka
La institucionalidad actualmente existente en Paraguay para la gestión del riesgo de desastres (GRD) se ha construido en base a un proceso de maduración y reflexión de una serie de emergencias y…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Guerrero Compeán, Roberto
Este estudio examina de manera empírica el efecto que tiene una mejora en las condiciones de la gobernabilidad en la gestión del riesgo sobre las pérdidas humanas ante la ocurrencia de un desastre.…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Teignier, Marc; Cuberes, David
This paper studies the aggregate effects of the existing differences between male and female-run firms in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Using data from the World Bank Enterprise Survey and…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Pavel Vidal, Alejandro
En el presente estudio se realizan mediciones, a la tasa PPA, del PIB total y per cápita y la productividad de la economía cubana, y se comparan con 10 economías de similar tamaño en América Latina y…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The April 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2017 for the eight countries covered by…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Powell, Andrew; Sosa, Mariano
The May 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2017 for the eight countries covered by…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Hernández, Juan; Wills, Daniel
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 aims at increasing funding access for young firms by easing securities regulation. Motivated by this, we ask if there is a role for the…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Izquierdo, Alejandro; León, John Jairo
Sudden Stops in net capital flows can be prevented when the actions of domestic investors offset a reduction in foreign lending. This paper presents evidence that while sudden stops in gross inflows…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Gunter, Samara; Riera-Crichton, Daniel; Végh, Carlos A.; Vuletin, Guillermo
We estimate the effect of worldwide tax changes on output following the narrative approach developed for the United States by Romer and Romer (2010). We use a novel dataset on value-added taxes for…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The March 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2017 for the eight countries covered by…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Valencia, Oscar
This policy brief summarizes a conference on recent developments in the analysis of current account sustainability held by Research Department of the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) and Banco…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Gaglianone, Wagner Piazza; Dutra Areosa, Waldyr
This paper proposes a methodology for constructing a Financial Conditions Indicator (FCI) based on factor analysis and the approaches of Brave and Butters (2011) and Aramonte et al. (2013). A…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Peters, Amos
This paper’s primary goal is to determine the size of the informal sector in the heterogeneous Caribbean countries. The informal economic activities of a country have several implications for their…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías
Deeper financial integration is expected to enable low-saving countries to increase domestic investment but also to increase crisis risks by facilitating the accumulation of risky foreign liabilities…