May 2022
Author(s): Benavente, José Miguel;Zuñiga, Pluvia
The effect of market competition on firm innovation remains controversial, especially in the context of developing countries. This paper presents new empirical evidence about the causal impact of…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Heresi, Rodrigo
I study the firm-level dynamic response of a commodity-exporting economy to global cycles in commodity prices. To do so, I develop a heterogeneous-firms model that endogenizes declines in aggregate…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Martínez Mancilla, Yolanda;Vega, Marco
Desde el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo valoramos la creación de espacios de colaboración en el diseño de políticas públicas como la Política Nacional de Inteligencia Artificial liderada por el…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro;Stein, Ernesto H.
Chile's FONDEF and FONTEC R&D grant programs both boost the productivity of direct beneficiaries, increasing total factor productivity (TFP) by around 4.2 percent. However, spillover effects…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro;Stein, Ernesto H.
Ambos programas de subsidios de ID de Chile, FONDEF y FONTEC, generan ganancias de productividad de los beneficiarios directos, aumentando su productividad total de los factores (PTF) en 4,2%. Sin…
May 2020
Author(s): Bastos, Fabiano;Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad;Hernaiz, Daniel;Miller, Sebastián J.;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia;Rossi, José Luiz;Salazni, Mariana;Sánchez, Gabriel;Schijman, Agustina
Las políticas en implementación en la región para mitigar los efectos del COVID-19 se están pensando como mecanismos de apoyo de corto plazo, para asegurar niveles de ingresos a los más vulnerables y…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Gómez-Lobo, Andrés;Price, Juan José
El argumento de la enfermedad de costos de Baumol señala que la producción de determinados servicios está, por razones estructurales, caracterizada por un estancamiento de la productividad. Sin…
May 2019
Author(s): Prada, María Fernanda;Rucci, Graciana;Urzúa, Sergio
Understanding the causal association between skills and productivity is essential for designing effective training programs. This paper evaluates an intervention aimed at boosting leadership and…
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): Nin Pratt, Alejandro;Falconi, César;Ludeña, Carlos E.;Martel, Pedro
This study analyzes the performance of Latin America and the Caribbean's agriculture between 1980 and 2012 looking at the contribution of inputs, and total factor productivity (TFP) to growth in…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
TEST The IDB's Freight Logistics Statistics Yearbook is the first regional effort to collect and standardize data from the sector in 26 borrowing member countries of the Bank. Data is compiled…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
El Anuario Estadístico de Logística de Carga del BID es el primer esfuerzo regional de recolección y estandarización de datos del sector en los 26 países miembros prestatarios del Banco. Las fuentes…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Tacsir, Ezequiel;Vargas, Fernando
This paper analyzes and compares the determinants of innovation in the service industry and its impact on labor productivity at the firm level in three countries of Latin America (Chile, Colombia,…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto;Zahler, Andrés
In this paper we analyze changes in the export mix of Chilean firms, looking particularly at differences between large firms and SMEs. To do that, we use detailed information of exported products by…
May 2012
Author(s): Volpe Martincus, Christian;Blyde, Juan S.
Our knowledge of the trade effects of domestic infrastructure is very limited. The reason is twofold. First, data needed to examine these effects are not readily available. Second, identifying such…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Zuñiga, Pluvia
This study examines the impact of innovation strategies on employment growth in four Latin American countries (Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Uruguay) using micro-data for manufacturing firms from…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Tacsir, Ezequiel
This presentation provides the comparative results of a project carried out by the Inter-American Development Bank to understand the links between innovation and employment in Latin America and the…
Oct 2010
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto;Bravo Ortega, Claudio;Navarro, Lucas
This paper uses two sources of information and different methodologies to analyze the causal effect of product and process innovation on productivity in the Chilean manufacturing industry during the…
Apr 2010
Author(s): Navia, Patricio;Eyzaguirre, Nicolás;Olivari, Jocelyn;Briones, Ignacio;Benavente, José Miguel;Aninat, Cristóbal
This paper analyzes the political economy of productivity-related policymaking in Chile following a political transaction cost model (Spiller and Tommasi, 2003; Murillo et al., 2008). The main…