Apr 2022
Author(s): Rao, Krishna D.;Vecino Ortiz, Andres Ignacio;Roberton, Tim;Lopez Hernandez, Angélica;Noonan, Caitlin
Latin American and Caribbean countries will face significant increases in future health expenditures. A variety of factors are responsible - population growth and aging, the epidemiological…
Feb 2021
Author(s): Artana, Daniel;Moskovits, Cynthia;Puig, Jorge;Templado, Ivana
This paper analyzes the implementation of Fiscal Rules (FR) in Argentina. Several clear attempts to establish a FR at the national level are identified. The analysis suggests that the environment…
Nov 2019
Author(s): Musacchio, Aldo;Pineda, Emilio;Huber, John;Jara, Mauricio;Kim, Hyungon;Ter-Minassian, Teresa;Wagner, Rodrigo
The situation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be dire. This book uses an original database of SOE performance that shows that every year about one-…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Castro, Edgar;Scartascini, Carlos
Limited attention affects our ability to make good choices, but governments can improve decision-making by providing simpler and more salient information. We evaluate the role of inattention in…
Aug 2018
Author(s): Panadeiros, Monica;Pessino, Carola
El envejecimiento poblacional que caracterizará la evolución demográfica de los países latinoamericanos en las próximas décadas es probable que vaya acompañado de presiones para incrementar el gasto…
Jan 2018
Author(s): Templado, Ivana;Artana, Daniel
Este trabajo tiene el objetivo de evaluar el impacto que tuvo la introducción de la FE en las ventas declaradas en la Argentina. La información para el análisis fue provista por la Administración…
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 2014
Author(s): Bonet, Jaime Alfredo;Muñoz Miranda, Andrés;Pineda Mannheim, Carlos R.;Díaz Frers, Luciana;Castro, Lucio;De Cesare, Claudia M.;Alves Dantas, Rubens;Duarte Ribeiro, José Luis;Portugal, José Luiz;Sánchez Torres, Fabio;España Eljaiek, Irina;Robalino, Juan;Hall, Luis J.;Slon, Pablo;Sandoval, Catalina
Esta investigación identifica los factores que determinan el desempeño del impuesto a la propiedad inmobiliaria en América Latina y estima su potencial recaudatorio. Durante la última década, el…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Alvaredo, Javier;Bonvecchi, Alejandro;Calvo, Ernesto;Castillo Carrillo, Maximiliano;Bonilla-Castro, Elssy;Gómez Sabaini, Juan C.
Although recent research has shed new light on the political determinants and economic consequences of tax lawmaking, existing analyses rely on coarse data measuring political aggregates.…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano;Melguizo, Ángel;Pagés, Carmen
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has reduced its inequality and poverty, and is looking towards the future with greater optimism than in the past. As the region grows, new problems appear…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano;Melguizo, Ángel;Pagés, Carmen
América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) ha reducido su desigualdad y su pobreza, y enfrenta las próximas décadas con mayor optimismo que en el pasado. Conforme la región crece, aparecen nuevos problemas a…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Bosch, Mariano;Melguizo, Ángel;Pagés, Carmen
América Latina e Caribe (ALC) reduziram sua desigualdade e sua pobreza e enfrentarão as próximas décadas com maior otimismo do que no passado. Conforme a região cresce, aparecem novos problemas que…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Zúñiga, Jimena;Capello, Marcelo;Butler, Inés;Grión, Nester
This paper seeks to identify the most promising fiscal strategy to boost long-term economic growth in Argentina and quantify its effects. To this end, the authors updated a growth-diagnostics study…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Canavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo;Martínez-Vázquez, Jorge;Vulovic, Violeta
Tax policy is among the most common and relevant instruments in the toolkit of policy-makers when thinking about promoting growth, yet there is not compelling evidence regarding its effect in Latin…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Rivas, Carlos Gabriel
This paper discusses Argentina's preparedness to implement a structural fiscal balance (SFB) rule. The authors conclude that the country does not yet have the conditions required to consider…
Nov 2012
Author(s): Navajas, Fernando;Panadeiros, Monica;Natale, Oscar
This paper models an energy tax reform process out of a status quo and towards environmentally related excises, distinguishing between uniform and non-uniform tax components, positive and normative…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Borensztein, Eduardo;Castilleja Vargas, Liliana;Hernaiz, Daniel;Rasteletti, Alejandro
This document analyzes the patterns of fiscal and monetary policy in five economies of the Latin American Southern Cone (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay) during four episodes of…
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…
Mar 2012
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
MERCOSUR Report No. 16 - July 2010-June 2011 - analyzes the macroeconomic outlook and trade flows of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) countries, as well as the main aspects of the block's…