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…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Molina, Danielken
In this paper, I use Colombian data from 1996-2013 to construct two datasets that are used to assess whether the China Shock has affected the future growth rates of productivity, employment level,…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Estache, Antonio; Serebrisky, Tomás
This paper argues that, while most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have managed to significantly improve the short-term efficiency of their infrastructure services since the widespread…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Trachtenberg, Danielle
Participation in global value chains (GVCs) is lower in Latin America and the Caribbean than in other regions. This technical note uses measures of forward and backward linkages to examine Latin…
Jan 2020
Author(s): Crotte Alvarado, Amado; Arvizu, Carina; Marín Fernández, Alberto
El estudio incluye la elaboración de: (i) un diagnóstico integral de la movilidad con una toma intensiva de datos; (ii) un modelo de simulación; (iii) la evaluación de escenarios de peatonalización;…
Jan 2020
Author(s): IDB Lab
This report summarizes the profiles, needs and challenges of women entrepreneurs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Since the…
Jan 2020
Author(s): BID Lab
Este informe esume los perfiles, necesidades y desafíos de las mujeres emprendedoras en STEM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas, por sus siglas en inglés) de América Latina y el Caribe (…