Jul 2019
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Sztajerowska, Monika
The investment promotion puzzle remains unsolved. Nearly every country in the world has established an investment promotion agency (IPA) to attract and retain foreign direct investment (FDI) in both…
Jul 2019
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Sztajerowska, Monika
El rompecabezas de la promoción de inversiones sigue sin resolverse. Casi todos los países del mundo han establecido una agencia de promoción de inversiones (API) con el fin de atraer y retener…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This paper addresses five disruptive technologies that are driving massive economic transformation and that will be critical areas for public policy formulation and implementation in the region in…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Se espera que la Revolución Digital, también conocida como la Cuarta Revolución Industrial, supere las anteriores transformaciones económicas en cuanto a escala, alcance y complejidad. Las…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The 2017 second quarter edition of the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) provides management with a status of the Bank's performance. The QBR reports on outputs, lending program priorities and…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The 2017 first quarter edition of the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) provides management with a status of the Bank's performance. The QBR reports on outputs, lending program priorities and…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bernal, Richard L.
China has recently become the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world and is a major source of development aid for developing countries, including those in the Caribbean…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías
This paper shows, using probit analysis, that low national savings increase the risk of macroeconomic crisis. Foreign savings are a poor substitute of national savings not only for domestic…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
This technical note considers whether low savings in Latin America and the Caribbean may result from low productivity rather than vice versa. Economies with low TFP growth tend to be economies in…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Sánchez, Gabriel; Valenzuela, Patricio
This study explores the relationship between demographic factors and saving rates using a panel dataset covering 110 countries between 1963 and 2012. In line with predictions from theory, this paper…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This study is a first contribution to prioritization across productivity determinant capabilities that attempts to obtain the equivalent of a "shadow price" for each of these capabilities…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Demaestri, Edgardo C.; Chiara, Jimena
La constitución de un fondo soberano establecido para cubrir al Estado ante la eventual ocurrencia de determinado evento, genera obligaciones contingentes que deben ser adecuadamente identificadas y…