Nov 2019
Author(s): Musacchio, Aldo; Pineda, Emilio; Huber, John; Jara, Mauricio; Kim, Hyungon; Ter-Minassian, Teresa; Wagner, Rodrigo
The situation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be dire. This book uses an original database of SOE performance that shows that every year about one-…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Mobilizing resources is critical to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and multilateral development banks in particular have been called upon to crowd-in additional financing for the Sustainable…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Fernández, Marcos A.; Lagarda, Guillermo; Linares, Jennifer; Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Diamond, Alex
Este documento de discusión busca contrastar las bondades con los retos que la Alianza del Pacifico representa para Panamá. Para esto se hace uso de un análisis descriptivo que profundiza en las…
May 2018
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
What can be said of Latin America and the Caribbean's experiment with regional integration? Did it live up to the expectations? What does this experience say about the regional integration…
May 2018
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
¿Qué puede decirse del experimento de América Latina y el Caribe con la integración regional? ¿Satisfizo las expectativas? ¿Qué sugiere este experimento para la agenda de integración regional hacia…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Hernández, Juan
Many emerging economies maintain significant positions in both external sovereign debt and foreign reserves, paying spreads of over 250 basis points on average. Arguments advanced in empirical work…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe
Este documento sintetiza las propuestas presentadas en el Diálogo de Alto Nivel llevado a cabo durante la L Cumbre del MERCOSUR, en julio de 2017. El Diálogo fue previsto en la Hoja de Ruta…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Ulloa, Alfie
El reporte describe el estado actual de la industria minera en Chile, Colombia, Perú y México, los cuatro países integrantes de la Alianza del Pacífico y explora oportunidades para el fortalecimiento…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean
INTAL Connection informs on developments on integration and trade in Latin America and the Caribbean. This issue focuses on the seminar “MERCOSUR–Pacific Alliance: A Positive Agenda for Integration…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo; Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe
Conexión INTAL informa sobre desarrollos en las áreas de integración y comercio en las regiones de América Latina y el Caribe. Esta edición se dedica al Seminario “MERCOSUR-Alianza del Pacífico. Una…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Hansen, Erwin
This paper examines a panel (1994-2014) of Chilean non-financial firms, both publicly listed and private, which was built to analyze the determinants of the use of foreign currency debt and their…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro
Jamaica entered the world economic downturn in 2008 from a position of ongoing weak economic performance and high, increasing debt levels. As a result, Jamaica's fiscal situation quickly became…
Dec 2016
Author(s): García-Cicco, Javier; Kawamura, Enrique
This paper empirically tests the effects of foreign currency debt on economic performance and investment behavior in non-financial firms in six Latin America and Caribbean countries. It is found find…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Kantis, Hugo; Federico, Juan; Magendzo, Adrián
Los motores que dinamizaron el crecimiento económico de los países de América Latina en la última década están mostrando claros signos de agotamiento. Esta situación plantea la necesidad de pensar en…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Barajas, Adolfo; Restrepo, Sergio; Steiner, Roberto; Medellín, Juan Camilo; Pabón, César
After building up foreign currency-denominated (FC) liabilities over several years, the balance sheets of Colombian firms might be particularly vulnerable to a shift in external conditions. This…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Perry, Guillermo; Auvert, Diego
This paper discusses financial integration issues in the Pacific Alliance. The Alliance seeks to attain free circulation of goods, services, capital and workers among its members (presently Chile,…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Beck, Thorsten
Theory and empirical work have shown that long-term finance is critical for households, firms and government and for the overall development of the economy. The development of efficient and…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Chang, Roberto; Fernandez, Andres; Gulan, Adam
Corporate sectors in emerging markets have noticeably increased their reliance on foreign financing, presumably reflecting low global interest rates. The evidence also shows a rebalancing from bank…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Caballero, Julián; Fernandez, Andres; Park, Jongho
This paper studies the influence of external financial factors on economic activity in emerging economies (EMEs) motivated by a considerable increase in foreign financing by the corporate sector in…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo; Multilateral Investment Fund
This report sets out to present some of the highlights from a more in depth study carried out on social entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru as…