Aug 2018
Author(s): Chauvin, Juan Pablo
Do education investments improve regional labor market outcomes? In principle, education could lead to higher local productivity, but potential benefits to local economies could be muted if the…
Aug 2018
Author(s): López-Martín, Bernabé; Ramírez de Aguilar, Alberto; Samano, Daniel
We exploit a hidden Markov model where inflation is determined by government deficits financed through money creation and/or by destabilizing expectations dynamics (expectations can potentially…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Crotte Alvarado, Amado; Rasteletti, Alejandro; Ibarrarán, Pablo; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; Lagarda, Guillermo; Kaplan, David S.; Tristao, Ignez; Bustamante, César; de Olloqui, Fernando; Riquelme, Rodrigo; Riquelme, Leticia; Morduchowicz, Alejandro; de Michele, Roberto; Dassen, Nicolás; Sanginés, Mario; Solís, Galileo; Bermudez, Tomas; López, Arnoldo; Urteaga Dufour, José Antonio
México es un país geográficamente privilegiado, no solamente por las ventajas que supone su ubicación, sino por la gran diversidad de recursos naturales que posee. En las últimas dos décadas, el país…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Panadeiros, Monica; Pessino, Carola
El envejecimiento poblacional que caracterizará la evolución demográfica de los países latinoamericanos en las próximas décadas es probable que vaya acompañado de presiones para incrementar el gasto…
Aug 2018
Author(s): De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Salazar, Lina; López, César Augusto
It is a well-known fact that a great majority of countries implement agricultural input subsidies as a tool to boost agricultural productivity and output. However, even though this practice is widely…
Aug 2018
Author(s): De Salvo, Carmine Paolo; Salazar, Lina; López, César Augusto
Es sabido que una gran mayoría de países implementan subsidios a los insumos agrícolas como una herramienta para estimular la productividad y producción agrícola. Sin embargo, a pesar de que esta es…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The 2018 first quarter edition of the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) provides management with a status of the Bank's performance. The QBR reports on outputs, lending program priorities and…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Schimanski, Caroline; Chagalj, Cristian
This study analyzes the evolution of gender-based educational and occupational segregation, from 1999 to 2016, for four Caribbean countries (The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago).…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo
The establishment of the inflation targeting regime in Paraguay is relatively recent, however, the results have been satisfactory. This is because based on the observed data, from the implementation…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Libonatti, Luis
This paper presents a forecasting exercise that assesses the predictive potential of a daily price index based on online prices. Prices are compiled using web scrapping services provided by the…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Zárate, Héctor; Zapata-Sanabria, Daniel R.
The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, we evaluate the responses to the questions on inflation expectations in the World Economic Survey for sixteen inflation targeting countries. Second, we…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Castañeda-Fuentes, Juan Carlos; Valle-Samayoa, Héctor Augusto; Catalán-Herrera, Juan Carlos; Arriaza-Herrera, Juan Carlos; Gutiérrez-Morales, José; Castillo-Maldonado, Carlos Eduardo; Galindo-Gonzáles, Douglas Napoleón; Hurtarte-Aguilar, Guisela; Ortiz-Cardona, Edson Roger
Forecasting the inflation path is an important task for central banks in an inflation targeting regime. Therefore, central banks must continuously evaluate the forecasting accuracy of the models used…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Linares, Jennifer; Székely, Miguel
El actual documento de trabajo presenta un análisis sobre la relación entre el flujo de extranjeros que emigra hacia Panamá y algunas dimensiones del bienestar social en el país, incluyendo la…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Puerta, Juan Manuel; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Soldano, Miguel; Soriano, Alejandro; Ramírez, Nadia; Reichmann, Thomas; Corrales, Maria Elena; Rabchinsky, Galia
This will be the fourth time that OVE provides an independent look at the Bank’s program with Paraguay. This approach paper spells out the scope and content proposed for the program evaluation for…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Puerta, Juan Manuel; Crespo, Anna Risi Vianna; Soldano, Miguel; Soriano, Alejandro; Ramírez, Nadia; Reichmann, Thomas; Corrales, Maria Elena; Rabchinsky, Galia
This will be the fourth time that OVE provides an independent look at the Bank’s program with Paraguay. This approach paper spells out the scope and content proposed for the program evaluation for…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Bouillon, César P.; Maqueda Gassos, Stephany; Rodrigo, Maria Fernanda; Rose, Jonathan; Soldano, Miguel; Russell, Nathaniel; Jansson, Maya; Niembro, Rasec; Mortara, Anna; Mújica, María Eugenia
As part of its work program for 2018, the Inter-American Development Bank’s Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) is evaluating the IDB Group’s Country Program with Honduras 2015-2018. This is OVE…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Bouillon, César P.; Maqueda Gassos, Stephany; Rodrigo, Maria Fernanda; Rose, Jonathan; Soldano, Miguel; Russell, Nathaniel; Jansson, Maya; Niembro, Rasec; Mortara, Anna; Mújica, María Eugenia
Como parte del programa de trabajo de la Oficina de Evaluación y Supervisión (OVE) para 2018, se realiza la Evaluación del Programa de País (CPE por sus siglas en inglés) del Grupo BID en Honduras…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Durán, Roberto; Barreix, Alberto Daniel; Corrales, Luis Fernando; Rasteletti, Alejandro
Este trabajo presenta la experiencia del Gobierno Federal de México en la implementación de un proceso de reingeniería del gasto público llevado a cabo durante la preparación del Presupuesto de…
Jul 2018
Author(s): García Mejía, Mauricio; Molina, Adriano; Reyes, Angela; Roseth, Benjamin
Hacia finales de la década de 2000, Ecuador se encontraba ante una multiplicidad de retos: un escenario macroeconómico afectado por las fluctuaciones en el mercado mundial de materias primas, un…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Maffioli, Alessandro; Gibbons, María Amelia; Rossi, Martín
This paper evaluates the impact of two programs that provide public and private goods, in the form of irrigation canals and materials (such as hail nets). Using a twelve-year panel of wine producers…