Dec 1995
Author(s): Gavin, Michael; Hausmann, Ricardo
This paper discusses the ways in which macroeconomic developments can put stress on banks, and in extreme cases lead to banking crises. These macroeconomic causes of bank vulnerability and crisis…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Gavin, Michael
The Mexican oil boom was characterized by a period of high investment, followed by capital flight. The private sector and households responded to the 1977-1981 windfall by attaining high savings…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Hausmann, Ricardo; Gavin, Michael
What are the reasons for the costs of Latin America's volatility? Because there is no consensus on these fundamental questions, there is no consensus on the appropriate policy response to…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Hommes, Rudolf
This paper first offers a historical perspective of regulation, the early steps of Colombian industry and the way it grew. The environment was not conducive to the application of legislation that…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Hommes, Rudolf
The independence of central banks has an effect on the macroeconomic results of economies and ultimately on inflation. A similar relationship may exist between budget institutions and the fiscal…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Vos, Rob
Currently, numerous strategies and new initiatives for improving quality of schooling at the primary and secondary levels are being considered and implemented, with strong support from multilateral…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Vos, Rob; Lee, Haeduck; Mejía-Guerra, José Antonio
This document was prepared in the context of the Program for the "Improvement of Surveys and the Measurement of Living Conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean" (ISLC/MECOVI). Bolivia…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Rojas-Suárez, Liliana; Weisbrod, Steven R.
This paper complements previous studies by arguing that the low private savings ratio in Latin America can be associated with the limited confidence of households and businesses in domestic financial…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Hanson, Gordon H.; Spilimbergo, Antonio
This paper examines the determinants of illegal immigration in the United States from Mexico from 1976 to 1995. The main challenge in the empirical work is that the observations are not the number of…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Talvi, Ernesto
In the context of a perfect foresight, intertemporal optimizing, cash-in-advance model, this paper studies the dynamics of an inconsistent exchange rate-based stabilization policy that fixes the…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
Este informe anual sobre el medio ambiente y los recursos naturales examina la acción del Banco durante 1996. El Banco ha materializado su mandato en cinco ámbitos prioritarios de acción: préstamos a…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Thomson, Ian
Salvo en los casos de los países mediterráneos, los ferrocarriles de los países del Cono Sur, con muy pocas excepciones, no fueron tendidos pensando en su interconexión o en el comercio con países…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Vos, Rob
El presente documento propone un Sistema de Indicadores Sociales (SIS) que facilite el análisis de las dimensiones, naturaleza y causas de la pobreza y desigualdad en América Latina y la vigilancia y…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Wiegers, Mario A.
La preparación del presente estudio responde a una solicitud efectuada al Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo por parte del Gobierno de la República Federativa de Brasil para apoyar el análisis de la…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Birdsall, Nancy; Deosaran, Ramesh; Tincani, Amos; Suárez, Elena M.; Lewis, David E.; Bloomfield, Richard J.; Rajapatirana, Sarath; Serbin, Andrés; Henrikson, Alan K.; Skeete, Charles A.T.; Ross-Brewster, Havelock R.H.; Walch, Karen S.; Bloomfield, Steven B.; Dookeran, Winston C.; Meins, Bertus J.
Fourteen essays by experienced political leaders, researchers and scholars examine the political economy and international relations of the Caribbean. Strategies for sustainable development include…
Dec 1995
Author(s): de Alvear, Gonzalo; Gila, Javier; de Asís, Agustín
Esta publicación ofrece una breve síntesis de algunas experiencias de apoyo a la microempresa en las cuales el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo ha contribuido como catalizador. La intención ha sido…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
Sixty-two paintings, sculptures, majolica and graphics from the pre-Columbian era through World War II; from Panama's Reina Torres de Arauz Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Panamanian…
Dec 1995
Author(s): Danticat, Edwidge
Edwidge Danticat (1969-), Haitian author of Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), Pushcart Award (1995), and The Farming of the Bones (1999), American Book Award (1999).
Dec 1995
Author(s): Danticat, Edwidge
Edwidge Danticat (1969-), novelista haitiana, autora de Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), ganadora del Premio Pushcart (1995); y The Farming of the Bones (1999), American Book Award (1999).
Nov 1995
Author(s): Ayala, Ulpiano
Este trabajo procura extraer enseñanzas de la experiencia de las reformas de los sistemas de pensiones ya realizadas en Argentina, Chile, Colombia y Perú. Estas reformas han implantado las pensiones…