Dec 2009
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Dec 2009
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
El período que cubre el Informe MERCOSUR N° 14 (julio de 2008 - junio de 2009) estuvo marcado por la crisis internacional. La fase inflacionaria de dicha crisis -que se desarrolló entre agosto de…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Noy, Ilan
Natural disasters are by no means new, yet the evolving understanding of their relevance to economic development and growth is still in its infancy. This paper summarizes the state of the economic…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Armacost, Nicola; Magallon, Daniel; López de Llergo, Guadalupe; Sánchez, María Deni; Felix, Katleen
The goal of this market research was to determine the feasibility of promoting the use of remittances as a means to purchase clean energy. The project was designed to test the attractiveness to…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Estevadeordal, Antoni
This paper examines the impact of trade policy on production specialization patterns in ten Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian; Gómez, Sandra Milena
According to the economic theory and recent empirical evidence, improved market access through trade arrangements is likely to favor export diversification. In this paper, we assess whether this has…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Weiss Fagen, Patricia; Dade, Carlo; Maguire, Robert; Felix, Katleen; Nicolas, David; Dathis, Noriac; Maher, Katelin
Dec 2009
Author(s): Lora, Eduardo; Ñopo, Hugo R.
En este artículo se presenta una visión comparada de la formación de economistas en cinco países de América Latina. Para tal fin, se analizan la currícula, los libros de texto comúnmente utilizados,…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Pineda, José; Blyde, Juan S.
We investigate whether greater microeconomic flexibility facilitates the process of creative destruction in the context of new trade models with heterogeneous firms (Bernard et al., 2003 and Melitz,…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Asociación para el Desarrollo del Entorno; Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
El presente documento es el manual instructivo del Sistema de Gestión de la Cadena de Suministro para los usuarios de la plataforma Proart Puno de la ONG Asociación para el Desarrollo del Entorno,…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Echarte, Luis; Barrera, Francisco; Ringvald, Miguel; Barreto, Teresa; Estévez, Justo; Méndez, Arturo; Schneider, Gabriel
El estudio caracteriza el funcionamiento del mercado de crédito para la pequeña empresa en cinco países de América Latina y el Caribe: Ecuador y Perú (América del Sur), Guatemala (Centroamérica),…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Andreula, Nicoló; Chong, Alberto E.; Guillén, Jorge
This paper uses new data on fiscal transparency for a cross-section of countries; these data possess several advantages. First, the data are based on in-depth reports using a standardized methodology…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Rodríguez-Montemayor, Eduardo; García, Pablo M.
Migration has recently taken an important place in the agenda of many governments around the world. But the phenomenon of international mobility of individuals is not new. Following Massey [2003],…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Jorratt, Michael; Villela, Luiz Arruda; Lembruger Viol, Andrea
Tax expenditures are generally defined as those government expenditures carried out through tax legislation, regulations, and practices that reduce or defer taxes for some taxpayers. There is a…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Jorratt, Michael; Villela, Luiz Arruda; Lembruger Viol, Andrea
Los gastos tributarios son generalmente definidos como aquellos gastos del gobierno realizados por medio de disposiciones de la legislación tributaria, reglamentos y práctica que reducen o postergan…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Harris, Jeremy; Staples, Brian Rankin
Presents information about several mechanisms by which the barriers imposed by rules of origin may be reduced through effective trade facilitation efforts. Also
discussed are the functional…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Estevadeordal, Antoni; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Ando, Mitsuyo
This paper explores the relationship between preferential and multilateral trade liberalization at the sectoral level using a unique dataset that includes data on most favored nation (MFN) and…
Dec 2009
Author(s): González, Anabel
El Tratado de Libre Comercio entre República Dominicana, Centroamérica y Estados Unidos (en adelante, CAFTA-RD) entró en vigencia para Costa Rica el 1 de enero del 2009, catorce meses después de su…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Vodusek, Ziga; Granados, Jaime; Opertti, Fabrizio; Illarieti C., Pablo A.; Gutiérrez Rocha, Mario
Este informe presenta un diagnóstico y señala los principales desafíos que la República Dominicana enfrenta en su proceso de integración en la economía global, con el propósito de proponer algunas…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Gereffi, Gary; Castillo, Mario; Fernandez-Stark, Karina
Historically, services were considered non-tradable and offshoring was confined to the manufacturing sector. However, the evolution and diffusion of information and communication technologies has…