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…
Apr 2020
Author(s): Brichetti, Juan Pablo;Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Chisari, Omar O.;Mastronardi, Leonardo;Serebrisky, Tomás;Vila Martínez, Juan Pablo
En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de modelos de Equilibrio General Computado aplicados al análisis del impacto de la infraestructura en varios países de América Latina y el Caribe:…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Bollers, Elton;Deyal, Zubin;Gauto, Victor;Giles Álvarez, Laura;Khadan, Jeetendra;Mooney, Henry;Smets, Lodewijk;Waithe, Kimberly;Wright, Allan
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. It also includes recommendations to overcome these…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Mohan, Preeya;Strobl, Eric;Watson, Patrick
In-firm training is a crucial innovative activity in modern knowledge-based economies which face increasing global competition and rapidly changing technology. Nevertheless, there are few studies…
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…
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…
Feb 2015
Author(s): Del Boca, Daniela
This paper discusses several approaches to examining the relationship between child care and mothers' labor supply. The focus is on child care for children aged 0-3, because this is a critical…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
In Latin America, clientelism pervades civil services; bureaucrats entrusted with critical areas of national life are often hired more for their political value than professional competence. This…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
En América Latina, el clientelismo está muy extendido en la administración pública;los burócratas encargados de los aspectos críticos de la vida nacional a menudo son contratados más por su valor…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Attzs, Marlene;Maharaj, Malini;Boodhan, Gopiechand
Although the Caribbean region relies heavily on its natural assets as sources of income, generally for tourism and in particular cases from agriculture and energy, environmental taxes in the region…
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…
May 2011
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.
The existence of populist regimes led by outsiders is not new in history. In this paper a simple framework is presented that shows how and why a populist outsider can be elected to office, and under…
Aug 2010
Author(s): Bellony, Annelle;Hoyos, Alejandro;Ñopo, Hugo R.
This paper analyzes gender earnings gaps in Barbados and Jamaica, using amatching comparisons approach. In both countries, as in most of the Caribbean region, females educational achievement is…
Jun 2010
Author(s): Burger, John D.;Rebucci, Alessandro;Warnock, Francis E.;Cacdac Warnock, Veronica
This paper assesses the extent to which a countrys external capital structure can aid in mitigating the macroeconomic impact of oil price shocks. Two Caribbean economies highly vulnerable to oil…
Mar 2010
Author(s): Panadeiros, Monica;Benfield, Warren
Jamaica seems to be a puzzling case for economic growth: despite the structural reforms implemented in the last three decades and adequate investment levels, real GDP per capita is roughly the same…
Jun 2000
Author(s): Márquez, Gustavo
The adoption of emergency employment and short-term training programs to provide income support to the population affected by the episodes of economic volatility since 1995 reveals the failure of the…
Apr 2000
Author(s): Downes, Andrew S.;Mamingi, Nlandu;Antoine, Rose-Marie Belle
One of the major economic challenges facing the Caribbean is the generation of employment opportunities to reduce the high levels of unemployment experienced primarily among the young and female…