Jul 2022
Author(s): Bonvecchi, Alejandro;Calvo, Ernesto;Otálvaro-Ramírez, Susana;Scartascini, Carlos
Does exposure to crises reduce the citizens trust in a countrys president? Are individuals willing to accept fiscal reforms and make personal economic sacrifices if it would help the country to leave…
Jul 2022
Author(s): Maldonado, René;Harris, Jeremy
The remittances received by the families of migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean constitute a major contribution to their subsistence. They are often an important contributor to preventing fa…
Jul 2022
Author(s): Maldonado, René;Harris, Jeremy
Las remesas que reciben las familias de los migrantes de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) son un aporte esencial para su subsistencia y en muchos casos constituyen un factor importante para la…
Jul 2022
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Castillo, Rafael
This paper exploits new data on the participation of Peruvian firms on public tenders to shed light on the potential for public procurement to encourage innovation. Many industrialized countries have…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Pessino, Carola;Altinok, Nadir;Chagalj, Cristian
There is scant empirical economic research regarding the way that Latin American governments efficiently allocate their spending across different functions to achieve higher growth. While most papers…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Michalczewsky, Kathia
This report provides estimates of Latin America and the Caribbeans international trade flows for 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. The data in it was prepared by the Integration and Trade Sector (…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Michalczewsky, Kathia
Esta nota presenta las estimaciones de los flujos comerciales internacionales de América Latina y el Caribe para el año 2021 y el primer trimestre de 2022. Las cifras fueron elaboradas por el Sector…
May 2022
Author(s): Manzano, Osmel;Saboin, José Luis
This paper provides evidence of a positive effect of institutions and reforms in initiating investment booms. We constructed an unbalanced panel of 178 countries for the period 1950-2019 that…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Rao, Krishna D.;Vecino Ortiz, Andres Ignacio;Roberton, Tim;Lopez Hernandez, Angélica;Noonan, Caitlin
Latin American and Caribbean countries will face significant increases in future health expenditures. A variety of factors are responsible - population growth and aging, the epidemiological…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Galindo, Arturo;Nuguer, Victoria;Powell, Andrew
El crecimiento económico en América Latina y el Caribe en 2021 fue más robusto de lo esperado, pero disminuyó a principios de 2022. Los altos precios de las materias primas registradas por…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Galindo, Arturo;Nuguer, Victoria;Powell, Andrew
Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean was stronger than expected in 2021 but waned at the start of 2022. High commodity prices due to the war between Russia and Ukraine will provide a…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Reyes-Tagle, Gerardo;Musacchio, Aldo;Hosein, Roger;Wagner, Rodrigo;Pan, Carolina;Yu, Fernando; Park, Yery;Gookool, Rebeca;Escobar, Bernardita;La Cruz, Tamira;Araya, Sergio;Figueroa, Camila;Rosso, Lucas
This book examines the role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in contributing to the fiscal instability of the Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago (CCB6), with the…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Zamora, Paula
Las herramientas de la economía del comportamiento parecen ser efectivas para afectar los incentivos de los funcionarios para cumplir con los pedidos de acceso a la información pública en la ciudad…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Zamora, Paula
Las herramientas de la economía del comportamiento parecen ser efectivas para afectar los incentivos de los funcionarios para cumplir con los pedidos de acceso a la información pública en la ciudad…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Ayres, João
Las tasas de inflación están estrechamente relacionadas con la expansión de la base monetaria en Brasil en el período 1960-2016. Los persistentes déficits fiscales tuvieron como resultado…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Ayres, João
Las tasas de inflación están estrechamente relacionadas con la expansión de la base monetaria en Brasil en el período 1960-2016. Los persistentes déficits fiscales tuvieron como resultado…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Anzolin, Guendalina
Natural resources are an important source for development, and Latin America is one of the regions with the highest endowment. This calls for a reconsideration of resource-based development.…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín;Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Izquierdo, Alejandro;Puig, Jorge
This paper studies whether changes in the composition of public spending affect the macroeconomic consequences of fiscal consolidations. Based on a sample of 44 developing countries and 26 advanced…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura;Vargas-Moreno, Juan Carlos;Cavalcanti, Leonardo Pacheco Tenório
Ce papier présente les résultants dune analyse des écarts de développement en Hati sur la base dune approche géospatiale. Les écarts sont calculés et caractérisés par des techniques qualitatives et…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Giles Álvarez, Laura;Vargas-Moreno, Juan Carlos;Cavalcanti, Leonardo Pacheco Tenório
This paper presents the results of a development gap analysis for Haiti using a geospatial approach. Gaps are calculated and characterized by means of qualitative and quantitative techniques,…