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…
Dec 2020
Author(s): Andrian, Leandro Gaston;Hirs, Jorge
Ante la crisis sanitaria del COVID-19 y su crisis económica asociada, Colombia está enfrentando múltiples desafíos sin precedentes en la historia moderna del país en términos de su magnitud y…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Beverinotti, Javier;Canavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo;Puerta, Alejandro
El objetivo de esta nota es describir el estado de las prácticas gerenciales en cuatro países de la región andina (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú) a partir de encuestas especializadas a empresas…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Beverinotti, Javier;Deza, María Cecilia;Manzano, Osmel
Dentro de las consecuencias económicas que dejará la pandemia asociada a la COVID-19 se encuentra la transformación estructural de los sectores productivos de la región andina. En este documento se…
May 2020
Author(s): Abuelafia, Emmanuel;Andrian, Leandro Gaston;Beverinotti, Javier;Castilleja Vargas, Liliana;Díaz Cassou, Javier;Hirs, Jorge;Manzano, Osmel;Saboin, José Luis
The policies being implemented in the region to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 are short-term support mechanisms, to ensure income for the most vulnerable groups and support to firms facing demand…
May 2020
Author(s): Abuelafia, Emmanuel;Andrian, Leandro Gaston;Beverinotti, Javier;Castilleja Vargas, Liliana;Díaz Cassou, Javier;Hirs, Jorge;Manzano, Osmel;Saboin, José Luis
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…
Feb 2018
Author(s): Gallego, Juan Miguel;Gutiérrez, Luis H.
This paper presents evidence of the effects of gender diversity on firm innovation outcomes and their productivity in Colombian manufacturing firms, by extending a CDM model to include women’s…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Castellani, Francesca;Lotti, Giulia;Obando, Nataly
Using the Colombian Annual Manufacturing Survey (AMS) between 2000 and 2014, this paper investigates the effect of labor contract modalities on firm productivity within the industrial sector through…
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…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Balza, Lenin;Espinasa, Ramón
Oil producers small enough to be price takers without barriers to investment or production should have reacted positively to the fourfold price increase after 2002. The seven largest Latin American…
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,…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Mejia, Paula;Meléndez Arjona, Marcela
The paper uses microeconomic data to characterize entrepreneurs by income group and selected household, individual and business characteristics, finding that entrepreneurship is rare but more…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Eslava, Marcela;Maffioli, Alessandro;Meléndez Arjona, Marcela
Despite the large potential gains from credit by second-tier development banks, little is known about the actual impact of these banks' lending activity. This study partially fills that gap by…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Zambrano, Omar;Aguilera-Lizarazu, Gabriela
Por diversas razones y canales de transmisión, el stock y la calidad de la infraestructura de un país es un indicador fundamental de su nivel de desarrollo y del bienestar general que ofrece a sus…
Apr 2011
Author(s): Arbeláez, María Angélica;Parra Torrado, Mónica
This paper attempts to establish a formal relationship between innovation and productivity using Colombian firm-level data. It is found that the production of goods and services new to the firm and…