Nov 2018
Author(s): Ruiz Arranz, Marta; Díaz Cassou, Javier
Una vez superada la crisis financiera de finales del siglo pasado, Ecuador se adentró en una prolongada etapa de crecimiento económico que permitió reducir la incidencia de la pobreza a mínimos…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Beuermann, Diether; Schwartz, Moises; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Dippel, Christian; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Khadan, Jeetendra; Pecha, Camilo; Fajgenbaum, Jose; Loser, Claudio; Wright, Allan; Waithe, Kimberly; Bollers, Elton; Bonnett, Kevin; Wenner, Mark D.; Mejia, Camila; Mooney, Henry; Smets, Lodewijk
The book explores the historical development and status of political and economic institutions in The Caribbean. The Caribbean institutional reality is studied vis-à-vis best international practices…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Pierola, Martha Denisse; Lucenti, Krista; Li, Kun; Harris, Jeremy; De Four, Takiyah
Trade is key for growth, especially in small countries like Barbados—it helps them achieve economies of scale that otherwise would not exist. In recent years, Barbados’ trade performance has been…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Corral, Leonardo; Schling, Maja
This paper presents the first rigorous empirical evidence of the impact of a large hydrocarbon project in both its economic and environmental dimension. Concentrating on Peru’s largest hydrocarbon…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Monge-González, Ricardo
Costa Rica es un país que ha logrado una transformación productiva importante de su economía, así como un razonable crecimiento económico durante las últimas tres décadas mediante políticas de…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Quijada, José Alejandro; Sierra, José David; Espinola, Natalia
Paraguay is one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Despite solid growth and sound macroeconomic fundamentals, foreign direct investment flows remain sluggish. Since…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Espinoza, Mauricio; Espinoza, Álvaro; Fort, Ricardo
We revisit North (1981) and Acemoglu and Johnson (2005) and find, in contrast to earlier work, that third-party enforcement of norms of cooperative behavior contributes to economic development.…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Levy Algazi, Santiago
Why has an economy that has done so many things right failed to grow fast? Under-Rewarded Efforts traces Mexico’s disappointing growth to flawed microeconomic policies that have suppressed…
Jun 2018
Author(s): Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
This policy brief presents a summary of the country development challenges.
Jun 2018
Author(s): Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
Este resumen de política presenta una síntesis de los desafíos de desarrollo que enfrenta Uruguay.
Jun 2018
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.
Este resumen de política presenta una síntesis de los desafíos de desarrollo que enfrenta Chile.
Jun 2018
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.
This policy brief presents a summary of the country development challenges.
Mar 2018
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew
The 2018 Macroeconomic Report, A Mandate to Grow, revisits the growth debate that has been raging in the region for the past half century. Viewing the debate from this long-term perspective allows…
Mar 2018
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew
El Informe Macroeconómico 2018, La hora del crecimiento, retoma el debate acalorado sobre el crecimiento que la región ha vivido durante las últimas cinco décadas. Esta perspectiva de largo plazo…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Schmid, Juan Pedro; Wright, Allan; Wenner, Mark D.; Bollers, Elton; Khadan, Jeetendra; Smets, Lodewijk; Mooney, Henry; Giles Álvarez, Laura; Schwartz, Moises; Beuermann, Diether; Waithe, Kimberly
Countries that have set themselves on a course of strengthening the quality of their institutions to provide a minimum of certainty to economic agents have been able to alter their development paths…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Prat, Jordi; López, Arnoldo; Manzano, Osmel; Solera, Marco; Ochoa, Elizabeth
En 2017 Centroamérica y República Dominicana tuvo un crecimiento económico estable. El desempeño de Estados Unidos y los bajos precios de las materias primas, principalmente de los hidrocarburos,…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Pavel Vidal, Alejandro
En el presente estudio se realizan mediciones, a la tasa PPA, del PIB total y per cápita y la productividad de la economía cubana, y se comparan con 10 economías de similar tamaño en América Latina y…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
This report combines development and growth accounting exercises with economic theory to estimate the relative importance of total factor productivity and the accumulation of factors of production in…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Amaral, Nicole; Fieldsend, Geoff; Prada, María Fernanda; Rucci, Graciana
To sustain growth, Latin America and the Caribbean will need to increase productivity through the more intelligent use of its workforce. Countries need efficient and effective education and training…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Amaral, Nicole; Fieldsend, Geoff; Prada, María Fernanda; Rucci, Graciana
Para sostener el crecimiento, América Latina y el Caribe deberán aumentar su productividad mediante un uso más inteligente y efectivo de su fuerza laboral. Los países deben tener sistemas educativos…