Dec 2019
Author(s): Morales, Fernando; Pierola, Martha Denisse; Volpe Martincus, Christian
The impact of tariff changes on aggregate bilateral trade flows operates through both the intensive and extensive margins of trade. However, there is a difference in the timing of this impact. After…
Dec 2019
Author(s): López Velandia, Johanna; Lopez-Ghio, Ramiro
Si bien Colombia ha demostrado importantes avances en materia de consolidación fiscal, aún cuenta con oportunidades de mejora, a la luz de la experiencia internacional y de los avances recientes en…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Michalczewsky, Kathia
This report presents estimates of Latin American and Caribbean international trade flows in 2019. It was prepared by the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Michalczewsky, Kathia
Esta nota presenta las estimaciones de los flujos comerciales internacionales de América Latina y el Caribe para el año 2019, elaboradas por el sector de Integración y Comercio (INT) del Banco…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Ravillard, Pauline; Carvajal, Franco; Lopez Soto, David Daniel; Chueca, J. Enrique; Antonio, Katherine; Ji, Yi; Carvalho Metanias Hallack, Michelle
Energy efficiency is the best tool to improve sustainability and affordability of energy services. However, there are considerable challenges when it comes to identifying opportunities and…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Davis, Lucas; Martinez, Sebastian
This paper analyzes data of temperature loggers in 450 homes in a housing development in Mexico. It also discusses best practices for deployment and data analysis and demonstrate how data from…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Merchán, Federico; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
To study how trade liberalization has impacted Latin Americas extensive and intensive margins between 1990 and 2015, we estimated the random growth first-difference model proposed by Baier,…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; González, Stephanie; Ospino, Carlos; Sánchez-Navarro, Dennis; Torres, Jesica
Este documento contiene los resultados de una primera clasificación de ocupaciones laborales armonizada para los países de América Latina y el Caribe, tomando como base la información proporcionada…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Álvarez Marinelli, Horacio; Berlinski, Samuel; Busso, Matías
This paper assesses the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at improving the reading skills of struggling third-grade students in Colombia. In a series of randomized experiments, students…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Avellán, Leopoldo; Goncalves Cavalcanti, Vitor; Leal Calderon, Zulima; Lotti, Giulia
This paper assesses the link between the effort to prepare investment projects and the effort to implement them. Effort is measured as the total number of staff hours devoted to the project…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
In 2014, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences established the Latin America and the Caribbean and China Policy and Knowledge Summit. This initiative has…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Silva Paredes, Mariana; Noriega Navarrete, Diana Verónica; Aliaga Lordemann, Javier; Araujo Gutiérrez, Zuelclady Ma. F.; Ramírez García, José
Esta publicación es un instrumento práctico que facilita la planeación ante el cambio climático de manera efectiva y participativa, a través de un proceso que promueve el uso de modelos y…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Vera, Diego
Limited information about borrowers may create allocative distortions in credit markets. Community-based lending programs may reduce these distortions by exploiting relevant information available to…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Ayres, João; Hevia, Constantino; Nicolini, Juan Pablo
This paper shows that there is substantial comovement between prices of primary commodities such as oil, aluminum, maize, or copper and real exchange rates between developed economies such as Germany…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Altamirano Montoya, Álvaro; Azuara Herrera, Oliver; González, Stephanie; Ospino, Carlos; Sánchez-Navarro, Dennis; Torres, Jesica
Esta nota contiene la metodología que se utilizó para clasificar ocupaciones laborales en América Latina y el Caribe, tomando como base la información proporcionada por la Red de Información sobre…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
A partir de 2006, Bolivia implementó un programa de transferencia monetaria condicionada no focalizado en todo el país que entrega transferencias a los hogares de niños en edad escolar, condicionadas…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Starting in 2006, Bolivia implemented a non-targeted, nationwide conditional cash transfer program that delivered transfers to households of school-age children conditional on attendance. The program…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe
Since the turn of the century, economic ties between Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Asia have deepened to unprecedented levels. Due to high and growing complementarity, trade has been the…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe
Since the turn of the century, economic ties between Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Asia have deepened to unprecedented levels. Due to high and growing complementarity, trade has been the…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo; Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe
Este informe presenta un panorama general sobre cómo han evolucionado a lo largo del tiempo los vínculos comerciales entre ALC y Asia, y analiza el modo en que los responsables de políticas y el…