Feb 1998
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo; Olivera, Mauricio
This paper was prepared for the 1998 IDB/IIC Annual Meeting entitled: "The Employment in Latin America: What is the Problem and Should it be Addressed?" held in Cartagena, Colombia in March…
Feb 1998
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Lombardo, Davide
An undistorted free market economy endowed with perfectly rational and informed agents overborrows, i.e., borrows beyond the efficient level, because of the agents' failure to internalize credit…
Feb 1998
Author(s): Fuentes, J. Rodrigo; Basch, Miguel
El principal objetivo de este estudio es determinar en forma empírica los determinantes económicos de los spreads bancarios en Chile. Los factores que determinan los spreads bancarios pueden ser…
Feb 1998
Author(s): Daughters, Robert; Batley, Richard; Sassen, Saskia; Nientied, Peter; Ravinet, Jaime; Costa Campi, María Teresa; Rojo, Maravillas; Lanaya, Javier; Peirone, Ricardo M.; Escárate, Jossie; Rojas, Eduardo; Seymour, Morin; Peña, Teodoro; Dalmau, Joan Albert; Gakenheimer, Ralph; Ceneviva, Carlos; Kogan, Jorge H.; Arias, César H.; Nickson, Andrew; MacLean Abaroa, Ronald; Samayoa, Roberto; Pont, Raul; Ochoa, Elías; d'Oliveira, Carlos Alberto; Castillo, Eduardo; Richards, Ben; Etchegaray, Alberto; Jacobs, Michael; Magalhães, Sérgio; Rosero, Alberto; Grynspan M., Rebeca; Guerrero, Rodrigo; De Roux, Gustavo; Slaby, Ronald; Fernandes, Rubem César; Moser, Caroline; Davey, Kenneth; Zapata, Juan Antonio; Rojas, Fernando; Dunin, Lubomir Ficinski; Gómez, Antonio; Maldonado, Alberto; Guardans, Rafael; Esperanza, Aristóteles; Ulibarri, Eloísa; Bascón, Raúl; Edelman, David; Zulauf, Werner Eugenio; Henry, Fabrice; Piedrahita Díaz, Francisco; Fontana, Juan Carlos; Price, Jorge
El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo organizó en marzo de 1997 un "Simposio de ciudades y Foro de buenas prácticas en gestión urbana" . En él se debatieron las nuevas ideas sobre el papel…
Feb 1998
Author(s): McMeekin, Robert W.
El presente informe (EDU-104) resume los hallazgos del estudio sobre estadísticas educativas en América Latina y el Caribe. Los objetivos del proyecto fueron: 1) examinar y describir la situación en…
Feb 1998
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo; Márquez, Gustavo
This article, which serves as an introduction to a group of studies prepared by the IDB Office of the Chief Economist, presents the perceptions of Latin American citizens and employers concerning the…
Feb 1998
Author(s): Duryea, Suzanne; Székely, Miguel
This paper shows that the factors affecting labor supply have been key determinants of the changes in employment, unemployment, and income differentials in Latin America in the 1990s. The two main…
Feb 1998
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Twenty-seven paintings, sculptures and graphics by Colombian masters Alejandro Obregón (1920-1992), Enrique Grau (1920), Edgar Negret (1920), and Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar (1923), complemented with…
Feb 1998
Author(s): Rojas, Eduardo
The Bank is leading the involvement of development banks in financing urban heritage conservation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is a new area of work for the Bank and emerged in…
Feb 1998
Author(s): Márquez, Gustavo; Pagés, Carmen
This paper reviews the regulations governing hiring, firing, overtime work, social security contributions, minimum wages, and collective bargaining in the region, examining their impact on labor…
Jan 1998
Author(s): Kent, Rollin
This paper examines the institutional reform conducted at three public universities in Mexico: the University of Sonora, the University of Guadalajara, and the University of Puebla. In the…
Jan 1998
Author(s): Vives, Antonio; Rivas, Jorge
This report provides a review of IDB Group activities supporting private participation in infrastructure between 1990 and 1997. It is intended to serve as a reference in the development of its…
Jan 1998
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Talvi, Ernesto; Grisanti, Alejandro
This paper considers whether institutional factors, in this instance electoral systems and procedures, affect Latin American countries' fiscal performance as measured by the size of the public…
Jan 1998
Author(s): Solanes, Miguel; Getches, David
Este informe (ENV-127) analiza y esclarece la experiencia de los países de América Latina y el Caribe que han iniciado reformas en la gestión de los recursos hídricos en los últimos años. El…
Jan 1998
Author(s): Lovelace, Earl
Earl Lovelace (1935-), Trinidadian poet and playwright, Pegasus Literary Award (1966), Chaconia Gold Medal (1989), Carifesta Award (1995), Commonwealth Prize (1997).
Jan 1998
Author(s): Lovelace, Earl
Earl Lovelace (1935-), novelista y dramaturgo de Trinidad y Tobago, ganador de los Premios Literario Pegasus (1966), Medalla de Oro de Chaconia (1989), Carifesta (1995), y de la Mancomunidad…
Jan 1998
Author(s): Londero, Elio
Professionals in the field of applied economic analysis and students interested in a more detailed approach to cost-benefit analysis than that offered in the most widely used textbooks will find…
Jan 1998
Author(s): Londero, Elio
Los profesionales que se dedican al análisis económico aplicado y los estudiantes interesados en un enfoque del análisis costo beneficio más detallado que el que ofrecen los textos más difundidos,…
Dec 1997
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This Annual Report details the Bank's activities in environment and natural resources during 1998. During the past year the Bank has continued to implement the mandates of the Eight…
Dec 1997
Author(s): McMeekin, Robert W.
This report summarizes the results of a study of the education statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), financed by the Ford Foundation and implemented by UNESCO's Regional Office…