Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Savings in an economy matter for development. At the macro level, savings determine how much a country can invest, and they have implications for growth and economic stability. At the individual…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
In advanced economies, the vast majority of savings are intermediated through formal financial instruments. This intermediation can take one of three forms: direct financing, with individuals holding…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Why save more? One good reason is to invest more. Economies that save more can take advantage of investment opportunities and thus grow faster. Investing to improve access to education and health,…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Countries invest in physical capital in order to grow. In principle, domestic investment can be financed with either national or foreign financing. However, foreign financing is not a good substitute…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
When it comes to consumption and saving, there are two groups of people: those who produce resources actively in the labor market, and those who depend on what others produce because they are either…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Pension systems in Latin America and the Caribbean are broken. To begin with, they cover less than half the population. Moreover, flaws in structure and financing make some of them unsustainable,…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Increasing national saving requires everyone to pitch in, including the government. Traditionally, policies to boost public saving have focused on either raising taxes or cutting spending—or both.…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Ultimately, Latin America’s low saving rate can be traced back to individual households throughout the region. Why do they—or do they not—save and how? Answering this question is not an easy task.…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Serebrisky, Tomás; Frisancho, Verónica; Karver, Jonathan; Powell, Andrew; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías; Berstein, Solange; Bosch, Mariano; Oliveri, María Laura; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
Why should people--and economies-- save? The typical answer usually focuses on the need to protect against future shocks, to smooth consumption during hard times, in short, to save for the proverbial…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Serebrisky, Tomás; Frisancho, Verónica; Karver, Jonathan; Powell, Andrew; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías; Berstein, Solange; Bosch, Mariano; Oliveri, María Laura; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
¿Por qué deberían ahorrar las personas--y las economías? La respuesta típica suele centrarse en la necesidad de protegerse ante shocks en el futuro y moderar el consumo durante los tiempos difíciles…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Serebrisky, Tomás; Frisancho, Verónica; Karver, Jonathan; Powell, Andrew; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías; Berstein, Solange; Bosch, Mariano; Oliveri, María Laura; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
Why should people--and economies--save? The typical answer usually focuses on the need to protect against future shocks, to smooth consumptionduring hard times, in short, to save for the proverbial…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Serebrisky, Tomás; Frisancho, Verónica; Karver, Jonathan; Powell, Andrew; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías; Berstein, Solange; Bosch, Mariano; Oliveri, María Laura; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
¿Por qué deberían ahorrar las personas--y las economías? La respuesta típica suele centrarse en la necesidad de protegerse ante shocks en el futuro y moderar el consumo durante los tiempos difíciles…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Integration of disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in public investment must be seen as a direct intervention policy decision making and hence, as part of the national…
Feb 2016
Author(s): García Moreno, Mauricio; Kaufmann, Jorge; Martínez Guzman, Juan Pablo; Sanginés, Mario
Conocer cómo se están desarrollando los sistemas de gestión pública para lograr mayor efectividad en la actuación de las administraciones públicas, es un interés presente en los países en desarrollo…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Beverinotti, Javier
Costa Rica es un país que históricamente se ha caracterizado por sus indicadores socioeconómicos favorables y por sus reformas sociales. Por el lado del crecimiento económico, la economía ha crecido…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Navarro, Juan Carlos; Benavente, José Miguel; Crespi, Gustavo
The main purpose of this study is to present the conceptual basis that supports science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It starts by clarifying STI…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Díaz, Rodrigo; Lugo, Rigoberto; Páez, Fernando; Mojica, Carlos; Corbacho, Iván
El presente estudio es parte de un esfuerzo conjunto del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo y el Centro de Transporte Sustentable CTS EMBARQ México. En él se identifican y analizan las necesidades y…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Much attention has been devoted to how much infrastructure investment LAC needs. Less attention has been devoted to where that investment comes from. This report examines how much LAC invests in…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Durante las últimas décadas se ha prestado especial atención a cuánto es necesario invertir en infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Sin embargo, no ha ocurrido lo mismo en relación al…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo
Este documento forma parte del curso La Realidad Fiscal: Una Introducción a los Problemas y Políticas Fiscales en América Latina. Su finalidad es identificar los problemas que suelen enfrentar los…