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May 2018
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
What can be said of Latin America and the Caribbean's experiment with regional integration? Did it live up to the expectations? What does this experience say about the regional integration…
Dec 2017
Author(s): Ahumada, Jose Miguel; Banerjee, Chandrajit; Bartesaghi, Ignacio; Beliz, Gustavo; Bery, Suman; Bhojwani, Deepak; Caro Vargas, Soraya; Celaya, Dario; Cesarin, Sergio M.; Chakrabarti, Rajesh; Das, Ram Upendra; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Garg, Ankita; Giri, Tuhinsubhra; Juma, Jill Atieno; Kahn, Theodore; Mangla, Sanjay Kumar; Mavroeidi, Vasiliki; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Moreno Mejía, Luis Alberto; Perez-Restrepo, Camilo; Ramaswamy, Dave; Ramirez Bonilla, Juan Jose; Rasquinha, David; Rebolledo, Andrés; Seshasayee, Hari; Singh, Harsha Vardhana; Turzi, Mariano; Vasquez, Edgar; Viswanathan, Rengaraj; Wignaraja, Ganeshan
More than thirty experts from India and Latin America imagine the future of cooperation between the two regions. They point to South-South integration as the inevitable path to export diversification…
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…
Apr 2017
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Pierola, Martha Denisse; Sánchez-Navarro, Dennis
This paper assesses the LAC's import substitution response to the recent wave of currency devaluations. For this purpose, this document uses both descriptive data and a simple econometric model…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Beliz, Gustavo; Phelps, Edmund; Myers, Margaret; Moneta, Carlos; Ellis, Evan; Hartmann, Dominik; Jara-Figueroa, Cristina; Guevara, Miguel; Simoes, Alex; Hidalgo, César; Guillamon, Bernardo E.; Jenkins, Rhys; Gallagher, Kevin; Ruiz, Marco Vinicio; Rebolledo, Andrés; Ferreyros, Eduardo; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Soares, Andre; Baumann, Renato; Campos, Rosario; Gayá, Romina; Qianru, Song; Wagner, Rodrigo; Piñeiro, Martín; Bianchi, Eduardo; Yang, Wanming; Koch-Weser, Iacob; Warner, Eric; Gereffi, Gary; Aróstica, Pamela; Sheng, Andrew; Tang, Jun
How to build a convergence within the diversity of integrationist experiences? How can global efforts converge with regional and national realities through a glocal (global + local) governance that…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Molina, Danielken; Heuser, Cecilia; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
This document contains the appendices to the study "Infrastructure and Export Performance in the Pacific Alliance". It includes: a) Theoretical Setup, b) Estimation Strategy, c) Transport…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Molina, Danielken; Heuser, Cecilia; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
The launch of negotiations over the Pacific Alliance (PA) in 2011 gave new life to regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). With more pragmatic, market-oriented expectations and…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Kahn, Theodore; Estevadeordal, Antoni; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
INT's research program over the past several years has sought to fill this gap. Beginning in 2008, the Sector has published a series of analytically rigorous and policy relevant studies of the…
Mar 2015
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Estevadeordal, Antoni
For Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Asia has gone from an afterthought to a centerpiece of economic relations over the last decade. Seemingly out of nowhere, fast-growing Asian economies…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Kahn, Theodore
This current study considers a large sample of LAC firms and analyzes in more detail how their strategies follow distinct patterns in different sectors. In doing so, we shed new light on how firms in…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Suominen, Kati; Campos, Rosario; Inchauspe, Álvaro; Torres Paz, Luis; Achar Samra, Elena; Gamboa Soto, Francisco; Comandari, Carlos Honorato; Lyu, Jaewon; Edwards, Diane; González Izquierdo, María del Coriseo; Hartleb, Karl; Tarradellas i Espuny, Joan; Díaz, Guillermo; Coyoy Echeverría, Erick; Giobergia, Cecilia; Cereseto, Fabiana; Perea, José Ramón; Daude, Christian; Avendaño, Rolando; Moncaut, Nicolás; Wiñazky, Marcelo; Bekerman, Marta; Leiva Bonilla, Juan Carlos; Meléndez Arjona, Marcela; Hallak, Juan Carlos; González, Andrea
In spite of the fact that they make up more than 90% of firms and account for a substantial portion of employment in these countries, rather little is known about the role of small- and mid-size…
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…
May 2012
Author(s): Kahn, Theodore; Molina, Danielken; Ramizo, Dorothea; Pasadilla, Gloria; Burmeister, Luca; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Wignaraja, Ganeshan
Trade, investment, and financial relationships between developing regions are deepening. There is no better example than the relationship between Asia and the Pacific on one hand, and Latin America…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
China's meteoric emergence in the last decade and its profound impact on the economic performance of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has eclipsed the importance of the region's other…
Oct 2011
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
China's meteoric emergence in the last decade and its profound impact on the economic performance of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has eclipsed the importance of the region's other…
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…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
The book looks into recent development and economic trends in India and their possible impact for Latin America and the Caribbean. The study argues that India has the potential to mirror the recent…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
This paper examines this agenda and argues that if Brazil really wants to fully enjoy the growth and welfare benefits of trade, it needs to further lower and rationalize its structure of protection;…
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…