Jan 2020
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Marra de Artiñano, Ignacio; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Multinational production has become increasingly important in recent decades. Countries resort to different industrial policies to influence the geography of this production. In this paper, we focus…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Zelicovich, Julieta
Se argumenta que la política comercial externa de un país es fundamentalmente un proceso político en el que se toman decisiones entre valores, prioridades e intereses enfrentados. La manera en que se…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto; Benavente, José Miguel; Crespi, Gustavo
Using microlevel data for several Latin American countries, we provide novel evidence on the relationship between foreign competition and innovation. We find that greater foreign competition has a…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Linares, Jennifer; Manzano, Osmel; López, Arnoldo; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Garcimartín, Carlos; Ochoa, Elizabeth; Pagliacci, Carolina; Martínez, André; Solorzano, José
This report describes the current situation of the region of Central America and the Dominican Republic and its outlook for 2019. It also analyzes the recent reduction in the food price pattern and…
Jan 2019
Author(s): Astudillo, Jhonatan A.; Linares, Jennifer; Manzano, Osmel; López, Arnoldo; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta; Garcimartín, Carlos; Ochoa, Elizabeth; Pagliacci, Carolina; Martínez, André; Solorzano, José
Este reporte macroeconómico para Centroamérica y República Dominicana describe en profundidad y con datos a nivel nacional y global la coyuntura que está viviendo la región y su perspectiva para 2019…
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…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Ayres, João
This paper quantifies the flow of knowledge within U.S. multinational corporations in the United States and European Union. A general equilibrium model of knowledge flows within multinationals is…
Oct 2017
Author(s): Kahn, Theodore; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
Trade between Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experienced an unprecedented boom beginning in the early 2000s. Following the broader course of Asia-LAC relations, this trade surge was…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Labraga, Juan; Scheker, Elka; Isa Contreras, Pavel
A lo largo de la última década y media, el desempeño exportador y la atracción de inversiones extranjeras en República Dominicana (RD) ha estado muy por debajo de su potencial, lo que ha generado un…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Mueller, Sven-Uwe; Li, Fan; Xiang, Zhang; Shengping, Shang; Tianyi, Zhang
In recent years, a growing emphasis has been given to the impact of infrastructure on economy, society and environment as well as to the sustainability of infrastructure projects. The Inter-American…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge; Trejos, Alberto
This paper explores the development of public sector capabilities for Productive Development Policies in Costa Rica through four case studies of successful experiences, with less successful cases…
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): Bernal, Richard L.
China has recently become the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world and is a major source of development aid for developing countries, including those in the Caribbean…