Dec 2017
Author(s): Dibner-Dunlap, Aaron
Bank accounts can provide a secure way for low-income households to build their assets to make large investments or protect themselves against unforeseen expenses. Yet many poor households don’t use…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Jaramillo, María
The present case study analyzes Bancolombia's business practices related to facilitating access to financial products among remittance recipients in Colombia and Colombian migrants abroad. It…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Jaramillo, María
Este estudio de caso analiza las practicas de negocio de Bancolombia acerca de facilitar el acceso a productos financieros entre la población receptora de remesas en Colombia y los migrantes…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
In this paper, the author examines the current structure of the tax system for hydrocarbon production in Trinidad and Tobago in light of global trends in hydrocarbon taxation. Some of the main…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
This paper examines saving and investment in LAC. The first section briefly reviews the literature on the relationship between saving and investment and the impact of investment on growth. The second…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
El presente trabajo examina el ahorro y la inversión en ALC. En la primera sección, se analiza brevemente la literatura sobre la relación entre el ahorro y la inversión y el impacto de la inversión…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Ronconi, Lucas; Kawamura, Enrique
This paper describes the share of investment in fixed capital and working capital financed by retained earnings using a harmonized dataset from the World Bank Enterprise Survey. The sample includes…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Mena, Gary; Hernani-Limarino, Werner L.
This document presents a quasi-experimental impact evaluation of Bolivia's Renta Dignidad, a universal and non-contributory old age pension. Causal effects on direct, future, and indirect…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Much attention has been devoted to how much infrastructure investment LAC needs. Less attention has been devoted to where that investment comes from. This report examines how much LAC invests in…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Durante las últimas décadas se ha prestado especial atención a cuánto es necesario invertir en infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Sin embargo, no ha ocurrido lo mismo en relación al…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Noy, Ilan; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Becerra, Oscar
Using reduced-form regression models, this paper shows that average predicted private saving rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are significantly lower than in other regions, particularly…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Bebczuk, Ricardo N.
After constructing a broad and novel database of 52 countries over 2001-11, this study assesses the link between financial intermediation and saving. The study finds that the Latin American and…
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): Reyes H., Andrea; Muñoz Ramírez, Martha Lucía; Grossman-Crist, Shoshana; Bancolombia
El objetivo de este documento es presenter una guía general para diferentes instituciones interesadas en generar inclusión financiera formal con Grupos de Ahorro y Crédito, a partir de la experiencia…
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): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Pedemonte, Mathieu
Using panel co-integration techniques and a comprehensive dataset covering the period 1980-2013, this paper finds a positive and significant correlation between national saving and domestic…
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…