Jan 2020
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Busso, Matías; Romero, Dario
We analyze how local labor markets in Mexico adjusted in response to an increase in Chinese import competition between 1998 and 2013. We exploit the spatial variation in import exposure arising from…
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-…
Mar 2019
Author(s): Cravo, Tulio; Schimanski, Caroline
While the relationship between business cycles and employment is a topic of continuing interest, it has received limited attention in the literature focusing on developing countries. This study adds…
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…
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…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Social Pulse describes the trends in a comprehensive set of key social indicators throughout the lifecycle in Latin America and the Caribbean, and highlights the findings that merit attention from…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Pulso Social describe las tendencias de un conjunto de indicadores sociales clave a lo largo del ciclo de vida en América Latina y el Caribe, y destaca los hallazgos que merecen atención por parte de…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Fernández, Manuel; Messina, Julián
Earnings inequality declined rapidly in Argentina, Brazil and Chile during the 2000s. A reduction in the experience premium is a fundamental driver of declines in upper-tail (90/50) inequality,…
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…
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…
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…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This represents a compendium of knowledge products generated by the IDB's Caribbean Economics Lab, Country Department Caribbean Group, during the period 2013-2016. Products comprise monographs…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Social Pulse describes the trends in a comprehensive set of key social indicators and highlight findings that warrant attention by policymakers. The report includes information from 22 countries of…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Pulso social describe las tendencias de un conjunto amplio de indicadores sociales clave e identifica los cambios de estos indicadores que merecen la atención de los responsables de las políticas. El…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Robles, Marcos
Pulso Social descreve as tendências em um conjunto abrangente de indicadores sociais e destaca as principais conclusões que merecem atenção por policymakers. O relatório inclui informações de 22…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Fazio, Maria Victoria; Fernández-Coto, Raquel; Ripani, Laura
This study intends to decompose apprenticeships. First, based on an extensive review of existing literature, it proposes a formal definition of apprenticeships that differentiates this type of…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Fazio, Maria Victoria; Fernández-Coto, Raquel; Ripani, Laura
El presente estudio pretende desagregar los sistemas de aprendices en sus distintos elementos. En primer lugar, a partir de una amplia revisión bibliográfica, propone una definición de los programas…
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,…