Sep 2017
Author(s): Fernandez, Andres; Imrohoroglu, Ayse; Tamayo, Cesar
Latin American countries have long exhibited low levels of saving rates when compared to other countries in relatively similar stages of economic development (e.g., Asian economies). Motivated by…
May 2017
Author(s): Wright, Allan; Ramirez, Francisco A.
This study uses simulations of state-dependent distributions of fiscal limits for 18 economies in Central America and the Caribbean to better understand governments¿ ability to service their debt,…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Carrillo, Paul E.; Castro, Edgar; Scartascini, Carlos
This paper evaluates the effect of positive inducements on tax behavior by exploiting a natural experiment in which a municipality of Argentina randomly selected 400 individuals among more than 72,…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Bernal, Raquel; Eslava, Marcela
The Colombian 2012 tax reform reduced payroll taxes and employer contributions to health insurance by 13.5%, while also increasing corporate income taxes, and leaving untouched the benefits to…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Khadan, Jeetendra; Pradelli, Juan Jose; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wenner, Mark D.; Wright, Allan; Clarke, Dillon; Waithe, Kimberly
This Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin explores constraints to private sector development in the Caribbean. With economic growth weak and dependent on only a few sectors -either tourism or…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Zhang, Yan
This paper uses customs transaction data covering all Chinese exporters and the World Bank's antidumping database to investigate how they responded to Latin-American and Caribbean (LAC)…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
The performance of the private sector is crucial for a country's economic growth. Thus, this report revisits the theme of low Caribbean growth, viewed through a macroeconomic lens in the…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ramos Martínez, Alejandro
El Monitor de Comercio e Integración 2016 analiza distintos aspectos del cambio de marcha del comercio mundial y sus efectos para la región. Esta edición es la más reciente de una serie de informes…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
La vigésima primera edición del Informe MERCOSUR, una serie publicada por INTAL desde 1996, describe los principales aspectos de la evolución de este acuerdo regional entre el segundo semestre de…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Freund, Caroline; Pierola, Martha Denisse
This paper uses firm-level data on manufacturing trade from 40 developing countries to explore how the five largest exporters in a country contribute to export growth and diversification. The origins…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Kahn, Theodore
Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) enjoy a diverse and longstanding economic relationship. The ties between the two economies encompass trade and foreign direct investment in a range of…
May 2016
Author(s): Lucángeli, Jorge
Esta nota técnica analiza aspectos de la estructura y la evolución de las exportaciones de manufacturas de los países sudamericanos destinadas a mercados extra-regionales. El objetivo general del…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Molina, Danielken; Heuser, Cecilia; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
This document contains the appendices to the study "Infrastructure and Export Performance in the Pacific Alliance". It includes: a) Theoretical Setup, b) Estimation Strategy, c) Transport…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Molina, Danielken; Heuser, Cecilia; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
Este documento recoge los apéndices del estudio "Infraestructura y desempeño de las exportaciones en la Alianza del Pacífico". Incluye: a) Marco teórico, b) Estrategia de estimación, c)…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Molina, Danielken; Heuser, Cecilia; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
The launch of negotiations over the Pacific Alliance (PA) in 2011 gave new life to regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). With more pragmatic, market-oriented expectations and…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Molina, Danielken; Heuser, Cecilia; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
El inicio de las negociaciones sobre la Alianza del Pacífico (AP) en 2011 dio nueva vida al proceso de integración regional de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Con expectativas más pragmáticas y…
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…