May 2022
Author(s): Huneeus, Federico;Larrain, Borja;Larrain, Mauricio;Prem, Mounu
We use matched employer-employee data together with data on the ownership networks of Chilean firms to document a novel relationship between inequality in labor income and ownership structures.…
Apr 2022
Author(s): Nuguer, Victoria;Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan
We study how policies that facilitate firm digital adoption shape the labor market and economic recovery from COVID-19 in a search and matching framework with firm entry and exit where salaried firms…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Hernández, Juan
We develop a theoretical framework for corporate ventures where corporations' know-how gives them an advantage over regular financiers in identifying profitable projects. Corporations and…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Alwang, Jeffrey;Villacis, Alexis;Barrera, Victor;IDB Invest
The value of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) exports from Paraguay has recently increased dramatically. Much of this growth is due to positioning of the good within the universe of products where…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Scartascini, Carlos
Trust is the most pressing and yet least discussed problem confronting Latin America and the Caribbean. Whether in others, in government, or in firms, trust is lower in the region than anywhere else…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Scartascini, Carlos
La confianza es el problema más acuciante y, sin embargo, el menos abordado al que se enfrenta América Latina y el Caribe. Ya se trate de los demás, del gobierno o de las empresas, la confianza en la…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Scartascini, Carlos
A confiança é o problema mais urgente, mas o menos discutido que a América Latina e o Caribe enfrentam. Seja em outras pessoas, no governo ou nas empresas, a confiança é menor na região do que em…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Scartascini, Carlos
La confiance est le problème le plus pressant et pourtant le moins abordé auquel sont confrontées lAmérique latine et les Carabes. Que ce soit la confiance envers autrui, un gouvernement ou une…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Scartascini, Carlos
La confianza es el problema más acuciante y, sin embargo, el menos abordado al que se enfrenta América Latina y el Caribe. Ya se trate de los demás, del gobierno o de las empresas, la confianza en la…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Scartascini, Carlos
La confianza es el problema más acuciante y, sin embargo, el menos abordado al que se enfrenta América Latina y el Caribe. Ya se trate de los demás, del gobierno o de las empresas, la confianza en la…
Jan 2022
Author(s): Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan;Mandelman, Federico S.;Nuguer, Victoria
Financial inclusion is strikingly low in emerging economies. In only a few years, financial technologies (fintech) have led to a dramatic expansion in the number of non-traditional credit…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Kinnan, Cynthia;Samphantharak, Krislert;Townsend, Robert;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
In village economies, insurance networks are key to smoothing shocks, while production networks can propagate them. The interplay of these networks is crucial. We show that a significant health…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo;Sabel, Charles;Stein, Ernesto H.;Trejos, Alberto
It takes two to tango. Strong public-private collaboration is key for discovering and implementing effective productive development policies to bring out the best in existing economic activities and…
Mar 2015
Author(s): D'Erasmo, Pablo N.
This file contains aggregate indicators of the situation of non-agricultural formal and informal small businesses. The survey gives especial attention to small businesses in the informal sector. The…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Támola, Alejandro
This work summarizes the results from a series of papers prepared within the framework of the project "Credit, Formalization, and Firm Growth." Those papers were prepared to help inform the…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Rodríguez-Álvarez, Juan Antonio;Monge-González, Ricardo
This paper estimates the impact of two productive development programs (PDPs) in Costa Rica: PROPYME and CR Provee. The first seeks to increase the capacity of small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) to…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Mejia, Paula;Meléndez Arjona, Marcela
The paper uses microeconomic data to characterize entrepreneurs by income group and selected household, individual and business characteristics, finding that entrepreneurship is rare but more…
Jul 2012
Author(s): Kantis, Hugo;Federico, Juan;Trajtenberg, Luis A.
Based on a cross-country comparison of dynamic new firms, this paper attempts to characterize Latin American middle-class entrepreneurs and their firms. In general, Latin American middle-class…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Comisión Asesora en Alta Tecnología
This paper uses a randomized controlled experiment in Costa Rica to determine whether IB use by Banco Nacional de Desarrollo's micro and small enterprise (MSE) clients has an impact on their…
Dec 2010
Author(s): Agosin, Manuel R.;Larraín, Christian;Grau, Nicolás
This paper studies three horizontal policy instruments and two vertical ones in Chilean industrial policy, particularly regarding small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The horizontal instruments are…