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): Blyde, Juan S.; Busso, Matías; Romero, Dario
We analyze how local labor markets in Mexico adjusted in response to an increase in Chinese import competition between 1998 and 2013. We exploit the spatial variation in import exposure arising from…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Castellanos, Sebastián; De la Lanza, Iván; Bray Sharpin, Anna; Lleras, Natalia; Lo Re, Luca; Amezola Rodríguez, Diana
La publicación está dirigida a tomadores de decisiones públicas que estén en las etapas iniciales de planeación de un sistema de bicicletas compartidas (SBC). Se basa en las lecciones aprendidas…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Pierola, Martha Denisse; Sánchez-Navarro, Dennis
This paper studies the impact of import competition from China on informality and wages in the Peruvian manufacturing sector in 20012010. Using data from the Peruvian Household Survey, we use a two-…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Mercado, Eduardo; Pierola, Martha Denisse; Sánchez-Navarro, Dennis
This paper studies the impact that import competition from China had on firms performance in the manufacturing sector in Peru in 20052015. Using a firm-level dataset that covers the universe of firms…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
In 2014, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences established the Latin America and the Caribbean and China Policy and Knowledge Summit. This initiative has…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Paz, Lourenço S.
The vigorous growth of the Chinese economy together with its growing role in international trade has raised fears of deindustrialization among developing countries. This study draws on the large…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Fentanes, Oscar
We study the impact of import competition on Mexican firm outcomes between 2003 and 2013 by exploiting variation in import penetration across industries. Focusing on the increase in import…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.
A rise in import competition can put downward pressure on local prices, increasing consumer welfare, but these gains might be unequal across households depending on the basket of goods they consume.…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Li, Kun; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
In this paper, we analyze the impact of Chinese competition on manufacturing firms in El Salvador between 2005 and 2013 using manufacturing survey data and customs transaction data. We find that…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Li, Kun; Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio
In this paper, we relate outcomes of El Salvadors local labor markets to their exposure to Chinese import competition. Using annual household surveys for 2000 to 2014, we construct a panel dataset of…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This discussion paper summarizes the proceeding at the 3rd China-Latin America and the Caribbean Policy and Knowledge Summit. The summit, held in Medellin, Colombia on October 24-25, 2016, focused on…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
La presente publicación constituye un resumen de las ponencias y actividades de la Tercera Cumbre de Conocimiento y Políticas entre China y América Latina y el Caribe, que estuvo centrada en la…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Zhang, Yan
This paper uses customs transaction data covering all Chinese exporters and the World Bank's antidumping database to investigate how they responded to Latin-American and Caribbean (LAC)…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Krishna, Kala; Lychagin, Sergey; Frisancho, Verónica
Placement, both in university and in the civil service, according to performance in competitive exams is the norm in much of the world. Repeat taking of such exams is common despite the private and…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Mueller, Sven-Uwe; Li, Fan; Xiang, Zhang; Shengping, Shang; Tianyi, Zhang
In recent years, a growing emphasis has been given to the impact of infrastructure on economy, society and environment as well as to the sustainability of infrastructure projects. The Inter-American…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Bernal, Richard L.
China has recently become the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world and is a major source of development aid for developing countries, including those in the Caribbean…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit; Inter American Development Bank
The Global Microscope assesses the regulatory environment for financial inclusion across 12 indicators and 55 countries. The Microscope was originally developed for countries in the Latin American…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit; Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
El Microscopio global 2016: Análisis del entorno para la inclusión financieraevalúa el entorno normativo para la inclusión financiera con base en 12
indicadores en 55 países. El Microscopio…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Tomar, Louisa; Guicheney, William; Kyarisiima, Hope; Zimani, Tinashe
This paper analyzes different ways in which big data can be leveraged to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government. It describes five cases where massive and diverse sets of information…