Jan 2023
Author(s): Valencia, Oscar;Rodriguez, Luis Alberto;Siachoque, Juan Pablo
Total public debt in most emerging markets grew before and after the pandemic with a sizable share in foreign currency. Along this trend, interest payments increased even in the presence of active…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Ham, Andrés;Guarin, Angela;Ruiz, Juanita
This paper studies whether household surveys precisely identify the LGBT population and are suitable to measure labor market discrimination in Colombia. We first quantify the size of the LGBT…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Gulesci, Selim;Lombardi, María;Ramos, Alejandra
How does exposure to soap operas with LGBTIQ characters affect attitudes toward the LGBTIQ community? To answer this question, we construct a novel database of 175 telenovelas (soap operas) with…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Cerda, Maikol;Cervantes, David;Gertler, Paul;Higgins, Sean;Montoya, Ana María;Parrado, Eric;Serrano, Carlos;Undurraga, Raimundo;Yáñez-Pagans, Patricia
The COVID-19 pandemic generated a large negative external shock to the global economy. Businesses worldwide were affected by economic, health, and mobility restrictions that impacted consumers…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
Debt has risen around the world, and Latin America and the Caribbean is no exception. Total debt has grown to US$5.8 trillion, or 117 percent of GDP, for the region and as much as 140 percent of GDP…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
La deuda ha aumentado en todo el mundo y América Latina y el Caribe no es la excepción. La deuda total ha crecido hasta alcanzar unos US$5,8 billones o el 117% del producto interno bruto (PIB) de la…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
O endividamento aumentou em todo o mundo, e a região da América Latina e Caribe no é exceção. A dívida total subiu para US$ 5,8 trilhes - ou 117% do PIB na região como um todo, chegando a 140% do PIB…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
Debt has risen around the world, and Latin America and the Caribbean is no exception. Total debt has grown to US$5.8 trillion, or 117 percent of GDP, for the region and as much as 140 percent of GDP…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
La deuda ha aumentado en todo el mundo y América Latina y el Caribe no es la excepción. La deuda total ha crecido hasta alcanzar unos US$5,8 billones o el 117% del producto interno bruto (PIB) de la…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Martin, Xavier;Vivanco, Fermín;Okumura, Masato;Herrera, Diego;Gallagher, Terence;Peláez, Paula;Navajas, Sergio
According to United Nations estimates, in the next 30 years, the number of people over the age of 65 will double from 750 million today to more than 1.5 billion. Globally, by 2050, the percentage of…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Martin, Xavier;Vivanco, Fermín;Okumura, Masato;Herrera, Diego;Gallagher, Terence;Peláez, Paula;Navajas, Sergio
Según estimaciones de Naciones Unidas, en los próximos 30 años, el número de personas mayores de 65 años se doblará de 750 millones actuales a más de 1.500 millones. Globalmente, en 2050 el…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
O endividamento aumentou em todo o mundo, e a regio da América Latina e Caribe no é exceço. A dívida total subiu para US$ 5,8 trilhes - ou 117% do PIB na regio como um todo, chegando a 140% do PIB no…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Frisancho, Verónica
This article relies on a large-scale field experiment in Mexico to measure the effects of two ability-grouping models (tracking and heterogeneous/bimodal groups) on student learning outcomes during…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Chauvin, Juan Pablo
This paper explores the effects of weather-induced rural-urban migration on urban labor and housing markets in Brazil. In order to identify causal effects, it uses weather shocks to the rural…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Grazzi, Matteo;Radaelli, Vanderléia;Henriquez, Pauline;Pufal, Nathalia;López, Sandra
La innovación verde es todavía incipiente en América Latina y el Caribe. Este documento presenta el concepto de innovación verde, su potencial y relación con el cambio climático y algunos datos sobre…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.;Busso, Matías;Park, Kyunglin;Romero, Dario
By exploiting spatial variation in import exposure arising from initial differences in industry specialization, we analyze how local labor markets in Mexico adjusted to increased Chinese-import…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Radics, Axel;Vázquez, Francisco;Pérez Benítez, Noel;Ruelas, Ignacio
The Outlook of Fiscal Relations among Levels of Government in Latin America and the Caribbean is a joint publication by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Economic Commission for Latin…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Santamaría Hernández, Esteban
El conocimiento que tengan los creativos y creativas sobre la propiedad intelectual es fundamental para poder aprovechar al máximo los beneficios de la economía creativa. Esta guía sobre propiedad…
Jan 2023
Author(s): González Jaramillo, María José
The governments response to the COVID-19 pandemic left Latin America and the Caribbean economies with increased levels of sovereign debt as a percentage of output, bringing up the question of debt…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Yépez-García, Ariel;Balza, Lenin;Serebrisky, Tomás
The infrastructure sector in Latin America and the Caribbean urgently requires institutional, regulatory, and process changes. It also needs new instruments to meet the demand for infrastructure…