Feb 2020
Author(s): Dutra, Joisa
While 12% of the world’s freshwater is located in Brazil, its unevenly distributed across the country. As a result, water scarcity is a real and present challenge in many areas across Brazil.…
Feb 2020
Author(s): McRae, Shaun D.; Wolak, Frank A.
Electricity tariff reforms will be an essential part of the clean energy transition. Existing tariffs rely on average cost pricing and often set a price per unit that exceeds marginal cost. The…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat; Vezza, Evelyn
Las tecnologías inteligentes están redefiniendo las habilidades requeridas en los trabajos del futuro. Las más valoradas hoy incluyen las habilidades no cognitivas o socioemocionales, como la…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Alberti, Juan; Pereyra, Andrés
Los megaproyectos se caracterizan por ser fenómenos orgánicos que co-evolucionan con su contexto, y sufren así una transformación continua en términos de metas y objetivos.
En esta clase de…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Maldonado, Jorge Higinio; Moreno Sánchez, Rocío del Pilar; Vargas Morales, Myriam Elizabeth; Henao Henao, Juan Pablo; González Tarazona, Yurani; Guerrero Compeán, Roberto; Schling, Maja
Coastal zones are among the most economically productive areas of the world. However, they are also among the most vulnerable regions to disasters triggered by natural hazards. Recent recognition of…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Ventosa-Santaulària, Daniel; Rodríguez Caballero, Carlos Vladimir; López, Arnoldo
This paper analyzes the effect on the level and volatility of the Central American countries' exchange rates of transferring remittances through central banks. Given the importance of…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Rodríguez Chatruc, Marisol; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Digital technologies are changing the way people, businesses, and governments interact, but what is their impact on international trade? Although some of the effects of digital technologies on trade…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Us, Hugo
El objetivo de esta nota técnica es mostrar la variedad y riqueza nutricional de las plantas nativas de Guatemala para que desde su cultivo, promoción y consumo se combata la malnutrición que padece…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Carballo, Jerónimo; Marra de Artiñano, Ignacio; Volpe Martincus, Christian
Multinational production has become increasingly important in recent decades. Countries resort to different industrial policies to influence the geography of this production. In this paper, we focus…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Cai, Charles; Li, Kun
Using the multisector, heterogeneous-firm general equilibrium trade model of Caliendo et al. (2017), this paper carries out five exercises to understand the trade and welfare effect of trade…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Rosas-Shady, David; Aymami, Nora; Carvallo, Rosa; Fieldsend, Geoff; Grafe, Fernando; Richard, Diego
Los Consejos Sectoriales de Competencias forman parte del sistema de cualificaciones del país y se encargan de mejorar el sistema educativo y la formación para el trabajo a través de la reducción de…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Murphy, Tommy E.
This article reviews some of the literature on technological disruption and infrastructure investment over the long run, looking at how service provision was affected by that interaction. Although…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Kantis, Hugo; Angelelli, Pablo
¿Qué se puede hacer para acelerar la creación de emprendimientos de base científico-tecnológica (ECT) en América Latina y el Caribe? Su creación es fundamental para evitar que la región no se quede…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Bobba, Matteo; Frisancho, Verónica
A growing body of evidence suggests that people exhibit large biases when processing information about themselves, but less is known about the underlying inference process. This paper studies belief…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Cabrol, Marcelo; González Alarcón, Natalia; Pombo, Cristina; Sánchez Ávalos, Roberto
La inteligencia artificial (IA) ofrece oportunidades únicas para promover la igualdad de oportunidades y mejorar la calidad de vida de todas las personas de la región. Más allá de las posibilidades…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Carballo, Jerónimo; Marra de Artiñano, Ignacio; Blyde, Juan S.
In this paper we present evidence on the impact of investment promotion activities on multinational firms location decisions using -for the first time to our knowledge- firmlevel data. In particular…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Zegarra, Maria Alejandra; Schmid, Juan Pedro; Palomino, Luis; Seminario, Bruno
Hurricane Dorian has been among the most devastating natural disasters ever to hit The Bahamas. The estimated damages and losses from it amount to US$3.4 billion (IDB, 2019), a number equivalent to a…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Bando, Rosangela; Martínez Carrasco, José; Yarygina, Anastasiya
The objective of this discussion paper is to propose a Results Based Framework for programs which aim to increase tax compliance. We pose setting state capacity as a specific project result, as…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Celhay, Pablo; Gallegos, Sebastián
This paper examines the effects of skill advantages at age six on different types of parental investments, and long-run outcomes up to age 27. We exploit exogenous variation in skills due to school…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; World Resources Institute
Coastal ecosystems provide a wide variety of goods and services in countries across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. To maintain the value that coastal ecosystems provide in a…