Oct 2020
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.;Bahar, Dany;Magendzo, Adrián;Zuluaga, Víctor
This paper reviews Israels early experience with dynamic entrepreneurship programs. Rather than discussing current policies, it focuses on two programs that were at the core of these policies since…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca;Lora, Eduardo;Funaro, Rita
This issue of IDEA is based on the recently released IDB book, Entrepreneurship in Latin America: A Step up the Social Ladder? It provides interesting insights into the limits of policies to promote…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca;Lora, Eduardo;Funaro, Rita
Este número de IDEA está basado en el libro: Entrepreneurship in Latin America: a Step up the Social Ladder? (El espíritu emprendedor en América Latina: ¿un peldaño para ascender en la escala social…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Rodríguez-Álvarez, Juan Antonio;Monge-González, Ricardo
This paper estimates the impact of two productive development programs (PDPs) in Costa Rica: PROPYME and CR Provee. The first seeks to increase the capacity of small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) to…
Jun 2013
Author(s): Seminario, Cristhian;Salgado, Edgar;Morón, Eduardo
This paper documents the relationship between regional financial development and firm growth in the Peruvian manufacturing sector. In order to control for mutual causality between credit…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Mejia, Paula;Meléndez Arjona, Marcela
The paper uses microeconomic data to characterize entrepreneurs by income group and selected household, individual and business characteristics, finding that entrepreneurship is rare but more…
Jul 2012
Author(s): Anchorena, José;Ronconi, Lucas
This paper uses datasets from six surveys to describe entrepreneurship in Argentina. While the quantity of entrepreneurship in Argentina is high, its quality is low, given the high proportion of…
Jul 2012
Author(s): Kantis, Hugo;Federico, Juan;Trajtenberg, Luis A.
Based on a cross-country comparison of dynamic new firms, this paper attempts to characterize Latin American middle-class entrepreneurs and their firms. In general, Latin American middle-class…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Rodríguez, Jorge Luis
El presente Estudio de Caso tiene como propósito analizar el resultado de las actividades realizadas por Empresas Publicas de Medellín en el ámbito del gobierno corporativo, con el objeto de…
Apr 2011
Author(s): Arbeláez, María Angélica;Parra Torrado, Mónica
This paper attempts to establish a formal relationship between innovation and productivity using Colombian firm-level data. It is found that the production of goods and services new to the firm and…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Sánchez, Gabriel;Butler, Inés;Rozemberg, Ricardo
In contrast to the limited impact of aggregate-level productive development policies (PDPs) in Argentina, micro-level PDPs in several sectors have proven highly successful. This study seeks to…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Galindo, Arturo;Izquierdo, Alejandro;León, John Jairo
This paper estimates the impact of relative price volatility on sector-level investment allocation using a panel of 65 countries with data for 26 manufacturing industries over the period 1985-2003.…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Arza, Valeria;López, Andrés
This paper adapts the Crepon, Duguet, and Mairesse (1998) approach to estimate the relationship between innovation and productivity and the realities of innovative activities in developing countries…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Cassoni, Adriana;Ramada, Magdalena
Uruguays inability to sustain high levels of economic growth cannot be fully explained by external shocks, the prevailing institutional setting or the level of human capital accumulation. Instead,…
Jun 2010
Author(s): Perry, Guillermo;Meléndez Arjona, Marcela
This paper surveys and analyzes industrial policies in Colombia, finding extensive use of productive development policies (PDPs) and despite claims of only moderate government intervention. Rarely…
Jun 2010
Author(s): Contreras, Manuel E.
Este trabajo presenta una breve síntesis de las principales teorías de liderazgo y se centra sobre el enfoque de liderazgo adaptativo de Ronald Heifetz. El documento originalmente fue desarrollado…
Mar 2010
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.;Pinheiro, Armando Castelar;Daude, Christian;Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
In the first eight decades of the 20th century, Brazil ranked among the countries with highest growth rates in the world. During the period 1930-80, in particular, it managed to reduce its per…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Clark, John
The OECD has been active in promoting competition policy among countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and formed a partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank to further this aim. The…
Oct 2007
Author(s): Aterido, Reyes;Hallward-Driemeier, Mary;Pagés, Carmen
Using firm level data on 70,000 enterprises in 107 countries, this paper finds important effects of access to finance, business regulations, corruption, and to a lesser extent, infrastructure…
Oct 2007
Author(s): Chong, Alberto E.;Gradstein, Mark
This paper uses a large cross-country survey of business firms to assess their influence on government policies. It is found that influence is associated with larger, government-owned firms that have…