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Sep 2014
Author(s): Agosin, Manuel R.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Crespi, Gustavo; Maffioli, Alessandro; Rasteletti, Alejandro; Wagner, Rodrigo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Bassi, Marina; Rucci, Graciana; Urzúa, Sergio; Panizza, Ugo; de Olloqui, Fernando; Casaburi, Gabriel; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Cornick, Jorge; Trejos, Alberto
This synopsis reviews the analysis of market failures that lies behind the conceptual framework, a few highlights of its application in key areas such as innovation, and the institutional…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Márquez Fariña, Manuel; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Ocampo, Fernando; Solar, Rodolfo; Arciniegas Serna, Hernando; Meza Monge, Nilo; Casas Gragea, Angel María; Corrales, Salvador; Jara M., Miguel Angel; Mansilla, Patricio; Pozo, Andrés; Montenegro, Gisela; Camacho Inostroza, Oscar; Campos, Rosario; Gómez Minujín, Gala; Blyde, Juan S.
The Inter-American Development Bank, in the context of its integration mandate in the region, has been working and supporting development actions in border areas and transboundary cooperation and…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Molina, Danielken
Driven by declining import tariffs, poor infrastructure and increasing specialization in transport-intensive goods, transport costs are arguably today's most formidable obstacles to trade in…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Molina, Danielken
Driven by declining import tariffs, poor infrastructure and increasing specialization in transport-intensive goods, transport costs are arguably today's most formidable obstacles to trade in…
Sep 2013
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.
There is a general perception that Mexico's insertion in global supply chains has been mostly in assembly operations and that efforts should be made to incorporate additional domestic value in…
Jun 2012
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.
Assessing the trade impacts of domestic transport costs is data demanding and analyses that examine the effects of road quality, a critical aspect in regional and public policy, practically do not…
May 2012
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.
This paper examines the role of contracting institutions on the insertion of developing countries in international production networks and particularly on the prospects of LAC to source goods beyond…
May 2012
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Blyde, Juan S.
Our knowledge of the trade effects of domestic infrastructure is very limited. The reason is twofold. First, data needed to examine these effects are not readily available. Second, identifying such…
Jun 2011
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Becker, Sascha O.; Ekholm, Karolina; Chen, Lurong; De Lombaerde, Philippe; Flores, Manuel; Vaillant, Marcel; López, Andrés; Niembro, Andrés; Ramos, Daniela; Martínez Álvarez, Javier; Herrero, Daniel; Sequeira Picado, Jorge E.; Carciofi, Ricardo; Castillo Argañarás, Luis Fernando; Supervielle, María M.
This journal contains a collection of articles on integration and trade in Latin American and the Caribbean. The topics addressed are as follows: international fragmentation of production and its…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Blyde, Juan S.; Combes, Pierre-Philippe; Sánchez Reaza, Javier; Granato, María F.; Moncarz, Pedro E.; Barbero, José A.; Thorpe, Andy; Sizeland, Faye; Feistel, Paulo R.; Barrantes Hidalgo, Álvaro; Guardianelli, Oscar; Juárez, Gerardo; Ferreira, Edeon Vaz; Pineda Hoyos, Saúl; de la Mora, Luz María; Sotelsek, Daniel; Verdes-Montenegro Escánez, Francisco J.; Jiménez Piernas, Carlos
The IDB's Integration & Trade Journal includes articles on the different aspects of integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, on hemispheric integration and, furthermore, on similar…
Mar 2010
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Pinheiro, Armando Castelar; Daude, Christian; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
In the first eight decades of the 20th century, Brazil ranked among the countries with highest growth rates in the world. During the period 1930-80, in particular, it managed to reduce its per…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Pineda, José; Blyde, Juan S.
We investigate whether greater microeconomic flexibility facilitates the process of creative destruction in the context of new trade models with heterogeneous firms (Bernard et al., 2003 and Melitz,…
Nov 2009
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Iberti, Gonzalo; Blyde, Juan S.
Most microeconometric studies available for LAC have focused on measuring the direct impact of trade on plant productivity leaving aside other effects that arise through the market selection process…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Daude, Christian; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Blyde, Juan S.
This paper analyzes the long-run relationship between output collapsesdefined defined as GDP falling substantially below trendand total factor productivity (TFP), using a panel of 71 developed and…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Jaramillo, Fidel; Agosin, Manuel R.; Sánchez, Gabriel; Butler, Inés; Blyde, Juan S.; Pinheiro, Armando Castelar; Daude, Christian; Cueva Armijos, Simón; Albornoz, Vicente; Avellán, Leopoldo; Artana, Daniel; Auguste, Sebastián; Cuevas, Mario; Hausmann, Ricardo; Klinger, Bailey; Bolaños Zamora, Rodrigo; Delgado Quesada, Félix; Moya, Ramiro; Sookram, Sandra; Watson, Patrick
Why are growth rates in Latin America so disappointing? This book reviews the results of an ambitious research project to determine the binding constraints to growth, that is, the barrier whose…
Jun 2008
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Blyde, Juan S.
This presentation argues that trade policy in the region has been too focused on removing tariffs, to the detriment of trade facilitation, particularly in transportation. It explores the impact of…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Quevedo, Fernando; Blyde, Juan S.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Venables, Anthony J.; Ottaviano, Gianmarco I.P.; Laens, Silvia; Terra, María Inés; Vaillant, Marcel; Baruj, Gustavo; Kosacoff, Bernardo; Porta, Fernando; Rezende, Fernando; Flôres Jr., Renato G.; Heymann, Daniel; Ramos, Adrián; Moccero, Diego; Winograd, Carlos; Bouzas, Roberto; Ventura, Deisy
Regional integration among asymmetric countries is a hot and burning policy topic worldwide. Deepening Integration in MERCOSUR analyzes the most important issues of economic integration and policy…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Blyde, Juan S.
The book explores the impact of transport costs on trade in Latin America and the Caribbean, and argues that transport costs have assumed an unprecedented strategic importance to the region. The…
Dec 2006
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Blyde, Juan S.
This Technical Note seeks to argue that Chile's trade and integration agenda does not lend itself to the traditional kind of policy advice usually given throughout Latin America. Protection is…
Oct 2006
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Blyde, Juan S.
What are the main issues in Chile's trade agenda? This paper argues that the country's agenda does not lend itself to that traditional kind of policy advice usually given throughout Latin…