May 2021
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Perilla, Sergio;Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper examines new data on public sector employees from 18 Latin American countries to shed light on the role of trust in the performance of government agencies. We developed an original survey…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Benages, Eva;Mas, Matilde
This paper presents the framework and methodology for the economic valuation of the knowledge-based economy in five Latin American (LA) countries, namely Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and the…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Camacho, Juanita;Messina, Julián;Montenegro, Guadalupe
Latin American governments swiftly implemented income assistance programs to sustain families' livelihoods during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. This paper analyzes the potential coverage and…
Sep 2020
Author(s): Rovira, Carolina;Sánchez-Masferrer, Manuel;Rovira, María Dolores
This paper assesses the potential of rainwater harvesting systems (RHS) as an option to expand water access, increase equity and address increasing pollution of surface and ground water resources in…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Bottan, Nicolas L.;Hoffmann, Bridget;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
The current coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented public health challenge that has devastating economic impacts for households. Using a sample of 230,540 respondents to online surveys in 17…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Ruiz, José Juan;Muratori, Umberto;Llopis, Jimena;Izquierdo, Alejandro
The Priorities for Productivity and Income(PPIs) database provides indicators used in estimations covering the period 2000-2012 (in their original version and their normalized version), as well as a…
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…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Chisari, Omar O.;Miller, Sebastián J.
This paper constructs a small CGE model to study the impact of carbon taxes on GDP and emissions under alternative closure rules and hypotheses (about mobility of factors, availability of alternative…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Chisari, Omar O.;Maquieyra, Javier;Miller, Sebastián J.
Un MEGC dinámico recursivo para evaluar shocks de Cambio Climático para seis economías latinoamericanas (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, El Salvador, Jamaica y Perú) se presenta a continuación. Es un…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Cesa-Bianchi, Ambrogio;Pesaran, M. Hashem;Rebucci, Alessandro;Xu, TengTeng
This is the data used for the estimation of the GVAR model as in "China's Emergence in the World Economy and Business Cycles in Latin America" (access the study in the related URL…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Sancho, Francisco;Rivera, Luis;Rosales-Tijerino, Julio
This paper surveys housing finance in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama. The development of a secondary mortgage-backed securities market in Costa Rica is very limited despite a broad legal…
Jan 2008
Author(s): Clark, John
The OECD has been active in promoting competition policy among countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and formed a partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank to further this aim. The…
Jan 2003
Author(s): Sojo, Carlos;Behrman, Jere R.;Pérez de Rada, Ernesto;Jiménez, Wilson;Gaviria, Alejandro;Calderón Martínez, Lissette;Alves, Denisard;Teruel, Graciela;Funkhouser, Edward;Pérez Saínz, Juan Pablo;Gray-Molina, George;Székely, Miguel;Lardé de Palomo, Anabella;Rubalcava, Luis;Timmins, Christopher;Parker, Susan W.;Vides de Andrade, Ana Regina
Social exclusion is closely linked with many economic problems in Latin America, as it prevents people from reaching their full productive potential -in turn constraining growth and revenues- and…
Jan 2002
Author(s): Vides de Andrade, Ana Regina;Lardé de Palomo, Anabella;Calderón Martínez, Lissette
The main objective of this study is to examine the impact of geographic isolation of individuals living in El Salvador's rural areas on three labor market outcomes: labor force participation…
Jan 2000
Author(s): Londoño, Juan Luis;Guerrero, Rodrigo;Couttolene, Bernard;Cano, Ignácio;Carneiro, Leandro Piquet;Phebo, Luciana;Rubio, Mauricio;Cruz, José Miguel;González, Luis Armando;Romano, Luis Ernesto;Sisti, Elvio;Lozano, Rafael;Hijar, Marta;Zurita, Beatriz;Hernández, Patricia;Avila, Leticia;Bravo, Maria Lilia;De Jesús Ramírez, Teresita;Carrillo, Carlos;Ayala, Clotilde;López, Blanca Estela;Eyzaguirre, Hugo;Briceño-León, Roberto;Pérez Perdomo, Rogelio
En Latinoamérica, el crimen y la violencia acaparan los titulares de los periódicos, las palabras de los políticos y las angustias de los ciudadanos. En esta región, 140.000 personas son asesinadas…
Oct 1998
Author(s): Romano, Luis Ernesto;Sisti, Elvio;Cruz, José Miguel;González, Luis Armando
El presente es un informe resumido de una amplia investigación sobre violencia. El mismo fue desarrollado como parte del proyecto de investigación "La violencia en América Latina y el Caribe:…