Dec 2015
Author(s): Garbero, Noelia; Amendolaggine, Julian; Gasparini, Leonardo; Bebczuk, Ricardo N.
This paper investigates the main patterns and drivers of the household saving rate in Latin America by assembling a broad dataset of official household surveys for 10 Latin American countries and 27…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Wilson, Riley; Miller, Sebastián J.
Growing vehicle use and congestion externalities have led many to consider alternative congestion pricing mechanisms, as road pricing often has high infrastructural costs and faces public opposition…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Cerda, Rodrigo; Fuentes, J. Rodrigo; García, Gonzalo; Llodrá, José Ignacio
This paper constructs time series data on savings per type of agent for Chile during the period 1960-2012. It is found that the economy's average savings rate increased by 11 percentage points…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Székely, Miguel; Mendoza, Pamela; Karver, Jonathan
This study addresses why Mexico continues to show below-average economic growth rates in spite of displaying systematically higher domestic savings than other countries in the region. Using the…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This document discusses Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIs) for Peru based on results obtained in the study "In Search of Larger per Capita Incomes: How to Prioritize across…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This document discusses Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIs) for Bolivia based on results obtained in the study "In Search of Larger per Capita Incomes: How to Prioritize across…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This document discusses Priorities for Productivity and Income (PPIs) for Argentina based on results obtained in the study "In Search of Larger per Capita Incomes: How to Prioritize across…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
Using micro data on expenditure and income for 17 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, this paper presents stylized facts on saving behavior by age, education, income and place of residence…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Baigun, Alejandra; Bouillon, César P.; Duke, Duncan; Gallardo Montoya, María Lourdes
The report answers the question, how has Latin America and the Caribbean's market at the BOP changed during recent years? Using national household and expenditure surveys, the report presents…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Azevedo, Viviane; Baigun, Alejandra; Bouillon, César P.; Duke, Duncan; Gallardo Montoya, María Lourdes
El informe responde ¿Cómo ha cambiado el mercado de la base de la pirámide en América Latina y el Caribe durante los últimos años? Con base en encuestas nacionales de ingreso y gasto del hogar, el…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
¿En qué gasta un hogar de la base de la pirámide en México? Este reporte caracteriza en detalle a este segmento de la población y provee información sobre su tamaño, asignación del gasto por sector,…
May 2015
Author(s): Schclarek, Alfredo; Caggia, Mauricio
This paper compares the saving behavior of formal and informal workers and additionally provides a socioeconomic and financial characterization of informal workers in Chile. The paper uses the…
May 2015
Author(s): Attanasio, Orazio P.; Bonfatti, Andrea; Kitao, Sagiri; Weber, Guglielmo
This paper studies the effect of demographic transitions on the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The paper builds a model of multi-regions of the world and derives the path of…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
This paper follows two strategies to address whether the rich save more. First, the paper implements a two-stage procedure in which the household's lifetime income is instrumented with the…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Brambilla, Irene; Tortarolo, Dario
The objective of this paper is to characterize the evolution of labor earnings in Latin America during the 2000s, a decade of markedly poverty reduction. Based on household surveys for six countries…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Granda, Catalina; Hamann, Franz
The informal sector is an extensive phenomenon in developing countries. While some of its implications have drawn considerable attention in the literature, one relatively unexplored aspect has to…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Rosales, María Fernanda
A growing body of research argues that early adverse experiences have lasting effects not only on later health outcomes, but also on human capital accumulation. This paper investigates the…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca; Parent, Gwenn; Zenteno, Jannet
This paper joins in the debate on the size of the middle class in Latin America, providing an analysis of its structure and characteristics. Using several measurements, it finds that 40-60 percent of…
Jun 2014
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Gertler, Paul; Galiani, Sebastián
The creation of non-contributory pension schemes is becoming increasingly common as countries struggle to reduce poverty. Drawing on data from Mexico's Adultos Mayores Program (Older Adults…
Jun 2014
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Ruprah, Inder J.; Sierra, Ricardo
We identify whether remittances facilitate consumption smoothing during health shocks in Jamaica. In addition, we investigate whether remittances are subject to moral hazard by receivers, how the…