Dec 2015
Author(s): Mercer-Blackman, Valerie
In this paper, the author examines the current structure of the tax system for hydrocarbon production in Trinidad and Tobago in light of global trends in hydrocarbon taxation. Some of the main…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Aboal, Diego; Tacsir, Ezequiel
Several studies have highlighted information and communications technology (ICT) as a driver of firm productivity in developed countries. However, evidence of the impacts of ICT on services and…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
This paper examines saving and investment in LAC. The first section briefly reviews the literature on the relationship between saving and investment and the impact of investment on growth. The second…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
El presente trabajo examina el ahorro y la inversión en ALC. En la primera sección, se analiza brevemente la literatura sobre la relación entre el ahorro y la inversión y el impacto de la inversión…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Ronconi, Lucas; Kawamura, Enrique
This paper describes the share of investment in fixed capital and working capital financed by retained earnings using a harmonized dataset from the World Bank Enterprise Survey. The sample includes…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Wenner, Mark D.; Johnny, Teneisha
Guyana has high potential to develop a nature-based tourist niche market and help diversify its economic base, which now depends on the export of primary commodities. Despite many natural attractions…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Much attention has been devoted to how much infrastructure investment LAC needs. Less attention has been devoted to where that investment comes from. This report examines how much LAC invests in…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Serebrisky, Tomás; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Margot, Diego; Ramirez, Maria Cecilia
Durante las últimas décadas se ha prestado especial atención a cuánto es necesario invertir en infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). Sin embargo, no ha ocurrido lo mismo en relación al…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Caldecott, Ben; Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Over the last few years the topic of "stranded assets" created by environment-related risk factors, including physical climate change impacts and societal responses to climate change, has…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Caldecott, Ben; Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
En los últimos años, el tema de los activos abandonados o en desuso ("stranded assets") como consecuencia de factores de riesgo relacionados con el medioambiente, entre ellos los impactos…
Nov 2015
Author(s): Garsous, Grégoire; Corderi, David; Velasco, Mercedes
In recent decades, a significant number of developing countries have implemented fiscal incentives programs for the tourism industry as part of their regional development policies. The main objective…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Trade and investment were unarguably the main drivers of Korea's outstanding economic development. Heavy government intervention together with the private sector's continuous efforts to…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Santa Gadea, Rosario
Trade and investment have been the main drivers of economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and in the member countries of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Pedemonte, Mathieu
Using panel co-integration techniques and a comprehensive dataset covering the period 1980-2013, this paper finds a positive and significant correlation between national saving and domestic…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Sucre, Carlos; Marchán, Estefanía; Espinasa, Ramón
One of the most important trends in trade and investment of the past two decades has been the increased participation of Asian firms in world markets. This emergence of Asian actors as large…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Sucre, Carlos; Marchán, Estefanía; Espinasa, Ramón
En los últimos dos decenios, una de las tendencias más importantes en materia de comercio e inversión ha sido la participación cada vez mayor de las empresas asiáticas en los mercados mundiales. El…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Kaufmann, Jorge; Cuesta, Juan Pablo
Since 2007, the Government of Belize made important reforms to enhance public sector management. Most recently, improving planning capabilities has been a key area of attention, with essential…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Hansen, Erwin; Wagner, Rodrigo
This paper explores how affiliates of multinational corporations save liquidity when facing a transitory cash-flow shock. For this a panel is first built of non-publicly traded copper mines in South…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Alves, Denisard; Pereda, Paula C.; Nadal, Raquel
This study examines potential policy instruments for agricultural climate change adaptation based on empirical analysis of a theoretical model for Brazil. Risk management approaches, such as…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); World Bank (WB); International Finance Corporation (IFC); European Investment Bank (EIB); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Asian Development Bank (ADB); African Development Bank (AfDB)
The Joint Report on MDB Climate Finance captures a particular context of activities that Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) carry out in developing and emerging economies. The context is built on…