Jun 2020
Author(s): Camino Mogro, Segundo; Pinzón, Kathia; Carrillo Maldonado, Paul A.
International trade is one of the most important ways to improve firms' productivity because of technology transfer from foreign companies. Particularly, imports can generate an improvement in…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Nin Pratt, Alejandro; Freiría, Heber; Muñoz, Gonzalo
Este estudio examina el desempeño de la producción ganadera en Uruguay y Paraguay, analizando dos situaciones con diferentes implicaciones para el desarrollo: el desplazamiento del ganado por la…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Nin Pratt, Alejandro; Freiría, Heber; Muñoz, Gonzalo
This study looks at the performance of livestock production in Uruguay and Paraguay, analyzing two situations with different implications for development: the displacement of livestock by soybean…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Colacito, Riccardo; Hoffmann, Bridget; Phan, Toan
Seasonal temperatures, particularly summer temperature, have significant and systematic effects on the U.S. economy, both overall and across a wide range of sectors. Seasonal temperature affects…
Oct 2019
Author(s): Colacito, Riccardo; Hoffmann, Bridget; Phan, Toan
Las temperaturas estacionales, sobre todo las de verano, tienen efectos importantes y sistemáticos en la economía de Estados Unidos, tanto en términos generales como en una amplia gama de sectores.…
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…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Torres, Javier; Agüero, Jorge M.
This paper uses seven nationally representative time use surveys in Latin America to identify key stylized facts regarding the quantity and quality of parental time investment on the skill formation…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Zhang, Yan
This paper uses customs transaction data covering all Chinese exporters and the World Bank's antidumping database to investigate how they responded to Latin-American and Caribbean (LAC)…
Feb 2017
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo; Dohnert, Sylvia; Maffioli, Alessandro; Hoelz Pinto Ambrozio, Antônio Marcos; Barron, Manuel; Bernini, Federico; Figal Garone, Lucas; Grant, Kayla; Mohan, Preeya; Morris, Diego; Presbitero, Andrea; Rabellotti, Roberta; Lage de Sousa, Filipe; Strobl, Eric; Watson, Patrick
This monograph explores productivity, innovation, and firm performance, important issues that affect private sector development in the Caribbean region. Using unique and recently available datasets…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Bueso-Merriam, Jacqueline; Demichelis, Francisco; Fernández Díez, María Carmen; Giuliodori, David; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Stucchi, Rodolfo
Una limitación de la literatura empírica actual sobre evaluación de impacto es la carencia de estudios que midan los impactos del crédito en el mediano y largo plazo, así como en los tipos de…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Bueso-Merriam, Jacqueline; Demichelis, Francisco; Fernández Díez, María Carmen; Giuliodori, David; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Stucchi, Rodolfo
A shortcoming of the current empirical impact evaluation literature is the lack of studies that measure the effect of access to credit in the medium and long term, as well as the impact on…
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): Diwan, Ishac; Keefer, Philip; Schiffbauer, Marc
Using a large, original database of 385 politically connected firms under the Mubarak regime in Egypt, we document for the first time the negative impact of cronyism on economic growth. In the early…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Grazzi, Matteo; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Angelelli, Pablo; Cathles, Alison; Crespi, Gustavo; Federico, Juan; Flores Lima, Jose Gregorio Roberto; González-Velosa, Carolina; Ibarra, Sabrina; Jung, Juan; Kantis, Hugo; Mohan, Preeya; Montalbano, Pierluigi; Nenci, Silvia; Pangerl, Siobhan; Presbitero, Andrea; Rabellotti, Roberta; Rosas-Shady, David; Strobl, Eric; Tacsir, Ezequiel; Vargas, Fernando; Watson, Patrick
The full version of this book compiles several empirical works that, through different lenses, aim to reveal which variables may have a systematiceffect on the productivity evolution observed at a…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Grazzi, Matteo; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Angelelli, Pablo; Cathles, Alison; Crespi, Gustavo; Federico, Juan; Flores Lima, Jose Gregorio Roberto; González-Velosa, Carolina; Ibarra, Sabrina; Jung, Juan; Kantis, Hugo; Mohan, Preeya; Montalbano, Pierluigi; Nenci, Silvia; Pangerl, Siobhan; Presbitero, Andrea; Rabellotti, Roberta; Rosas-Shady, David; Strobl, Eric; Tacsir, Ezequiel; Vargas, Fernando; Watson, Patrick
La versión completa de este libro enfatiza la generación de conocimiento, la difusión y la implementación a través de las innovaciones. También se explora el rol de otros aspectos como el capital…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Grazzi, Matteo; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Crespi, Gustavo; Tacsir, Ezequiel; Vargas, Fernando; Mohan, Preeya; Strobl, Eric; Watson, Patrick; Jung, Juan; González-Velosa, Carolina; Rosas-Shady, David; Flores Lima, Roberto; Kantis, Hugo; Federico, Juan; Angelelli, Pablo; Ibarra, Sabrina; Cathles, Alison; Pangerl, Siobhan; Rabellotti, Roberta; Montalbano, Pierluigi; Nenci, Silvia; Presbitero, Andrea
This volume uses the study of firm dynamics to investigate the factors preventing faster productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, pushing past the limits of traditional macroeconomic…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Izquierdo, Alejandro; Llopis, Jimena; Muratori, Umberto; Ruiz, José Juan
This study is a first contribution to prioritization across productivity determinant capabilities that attempts to obtain the equivalent of a "shadow price" for each of these capabilities…