Feb 2022
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge;Frieden, Jeffry;Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Stein, Ernesto H.
Few propositions in economics are as widely accepted as the theory of comparative advantage: If two countries have a comparative advantage in the production of different goods and services, trade can…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Ardanaz, Martín;Armendáriz, Edna;Behrman, Jere R.;Berlinski, Samuel;Cristia, Julian P.;Flabbi, Luca;Hincapie, Diana;Jalmovich, Analía;Kagan, Sharon Lynn;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
Child well-being matters for both ethical and economic reasons as children who flourish in the early years are more likely to become healthy, productive citizens later in life. This year's…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Ardanaz, Martín;Armendáriz, Edna;Behrman, Jere R.;Berlinski, Samuel;Cristia, Julian P.;Flabbi, Luca;Hincapie, Diana;Jalmovich, Analía;Kagan, Sharon Lynn;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
El bienestar infantil es importante tanto por razones éticas como económicas porque los niños que prosperan en los primeros años tienen más probabilidad de volverse ciudadanos productivos y…
Oct 2015
Author(s): Araujo, María Caridad;Ardanaz, Martín;Armendáriz, Edna;Behrman, Jere R.;Berlinski, Samuel;Cristia, Julian P.;Flabbi, Luca;Hincapie, Diana;Jalmovich, Analía;Kagan, Sharon Lynn;Lopez Boo, Florencia;Pérez Expósito, Ana;Schady, Norbert
O bem-estar infantil é importante tanto por razões éticas como económicas porque as crianças que se desenvolvem nos primeiros anos são mais propensos a se tornarem cidadãos produtivos e saudáveis no…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Spiller, Pablo T.;Stein, Ernesto H.;Tommasi, Mariano;Alston, Lee J.;Melo, Marcus André;Mueller, Bernardo;Pereira, Carlos;Aninat, Cristóbal;Londregan, John;Navia, Patricio;Vial, Joaquín;Cárdenas, Mauricio;Pachón, Mónica;Mejía Acosta, Andrés;Araujo, María Caridad;Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal;Saiegh, Sebastián;Lehoucq, Fabrice;Negretto, Gabriel;Aparicio, Francisco Javier;Nacif, Benito;Benton, Allyson Lucinda;Molinas, José R.;Montero, Marcela;Monaldi, Francisco;González de Pacheco, Rosa Amelia;Obuchi, Richard;Penfold, Michael
¿Qué determina la capacidad de los países para diseñar, aprobar e implementar políticas públicas efectivas? Para abordar esta pregunta, este libro analiza el proceso de formulación de políticas en…
Sep 2010
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Watanuki, Masakazu;Durán Lima, José;Ludeña, Carlos E.;Alvarez, Mariano;De Miguel, Carlos;Wong, Sara;Arguello, Ricardo;Terra, María Inés;Bucheli, Marisa;Laens, Silvia;Estrades, Carmen;Chisari, Omar O.;Maquieyra, Javier;Romero, Carlos;Ferreira Filho, Joaquim Bento de Souza;Medvedev, Denis;van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique;Tourinho, Octávio Augusto Fontes;Kume, Honorio;Pedroso, Ana Cristina de Souza
This book contains a selection of studies discussed at the first and second Regional Meetings on Computable General Equilibrium, which were held, respectively, in Santiago, Chile on 13 and 14 April…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor;Gandelman, Eduardo;Castillo, Marco;Cárdenas, Juan Camilo;Bravo, David;Sethi, Rajiv;Sanhueza, Claudia;Soruco, Ximena;Ñopo, Hugo R.;Rossi, Máximo;Elías, Víctor;Elías, Julio;Gaviria, Alejandro;Chong, Alberto E.;Polanía, Sandra;Petrie, Ragan;Piani, Giorgina;Torero, Máximo;Ronconi, Lucas;Rothschild, Julie;Urzúa, Sergio;Candelo, Natalia;Moro, Andrea
This book presents a set of studies on contemporary discrimination in Latin America that takes advantage of these new tools by focusing on social interactions that range from cooperation, group…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo;Jaramillo, Fidel;Agosin, Manuel R.;Sánchez, Gabriel;Butler, Inés;Blyde, Juan S.;Pinheiro, Armando Castelar;Daude, Christian;Cueva Armijos, Simón;Albornoz, Vicente;Avellán, Leopoldo;Artana, Daniel;Auguste, Sebastián;Cuevas, Mario;Hausmann, Ricardo;Klinger, Bailey;Bolaños Zamora, Rodrigo;Delgado Quesada, Félix;Moya, Ramiro;Sookram, Sandra;Watson, Patrick
Why are growth rates in Latin America so disappointing? This book reviews the results of an ambitious research project to determine the binding constraints to growth, that is, the barrier whose…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime;Molinas, José R.;De Barros, Ricardo Paes;Ferreira, Francisco H. G.
Equality of opportunity is about leveling the playing field so that circumstances such as gender, ethnicity, place of birth, or family background do not influence a person's life chances.…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Barrera-Osorio, Felipe;Galdo, Virgilio;Schargrodsky, Ernesto;Galiani, Sebastián;González Rozada, Martín;Nakasone, Eduardo;Chong, Alberto E.;Coombs, Elizabeth;Gonzalez-Eiras, Martín;Torero, Máximo;Alcázar, Lorena;Olivera, Mauricio;Carrillo, Paul E.;Rossi, Martín;Bellettini Cedeño, Orazio J.
This book provides a detailed microeconomic analysis of the impact of various privatizations in different countries in the region. Its central message is that in many cases, contrary to popular…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Spiller, Pablo T.;Stein, Ernesto H.;Tommasi, Mariano;Scartascini, Carlos;Alston, Lee J.;Melo, Marcus André;Mueller, Bernardo;Pereira, Carlos;Aninat, Cristóbal;Londregan, John;Navia, Patricio;Vial, Joaquín;Cárdenas, Mauricio;Junguito, Roberto;Pachón, Mónica;Mejía Acosta, Andrés;Araujo, María Caridad;Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal;Saiegh, Sebastián;Lehoucq, Fabrice;Negretto, Gabriel;Aparicio, Francisco Javier;Nacif, Benito;Benton, Allyson Lucinda;Molinas, José R.;Montero, Marcela;Monaldi, Francisco;González de Pacheco, Rosa Amelia;Obuchi, Richard;Penfold, Michael
What determines the capacity of countries to design, approve and implement effective public policies? To address this question, this book builds on the results of case studies of political…
Jan 2006
Author(s): Packard, Truman G.;Baeza, Cristian C.
'Beyond Survival: Protecting Households from Health Shock's in Latin America reviews the Latin American experience with health reform in the last 20 years and the fundamentals of health…
May 2005
Author(s): López-Cálix, José R.;Melo, Alberto;Tinsley, Elaine;Calvo, Sara
The last Public Expenditure Review for Ecuador (PER) was produced in 1993. More than a decade later, the purpose of this report is to provide the Ecuadorian authorities with the World Bank's and…
Jan 2005
Author(s): Murillo, Maria Victoria;Urízar H., Carmen;Saavedra-Chanduví, Jaime;Menezes-Filho, Naercio Aquino;Ravina, Renato;Fachola, Gabriela;Sanguinetti, Juan;Pazello, Elaine;Kuhn, Peter;Lée, Sigfrido;Cassoni, Adriana;Torero, Máximo;Zegarra, Eduardo;Márquez, Gustavo;Ronconi, Lucas;Zylberstajn, Helio;Tommasi, Mariano;Labadie, Gastón J.;Chahad, Jose Paulo;Johnson, Susan
The subject of labor unions in Latin America provokes a variety of diverse and strongly held views. While some see unions as a way to protect workers' rights and ensure an equitable…