Apr 2022
Author(s): Vargas, Fernando
The study of innovation in Latin American firms has concentrated almost exclusively on the determinants and impacts of innovation investments and outputs. Less attention has been paid to how firms…
Mar 2022
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Guillard, Charlotte;Salazar, Mónica;Vargas, Fernando
This paper provides the methods through which the first version of the harmonized Latin American Innovation Surveys database (LAIS) was built. LAIS, which is made freely available through the Inter-…
Feb 2022
Author(s): Rodriguez Muxica, Natalia
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that bioinformatics--a multidisciplinary field that combines biological knowledge with computer programming concerned with the acquisition, storage, analysis, and…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Anzolin, Guendalina
Natural resources are an important source for development, and Latin America is one of the regions with the highest endowment. This calls for a reconsideration of resource-based development.…
Dec 2021
Author(s): Zuñiga, Pluvia;Rubalcaba, Luis;Fassio, Rafael Carvalho de
The unprecedented speed of technological change--impacting all sectors of the economy--is changing how research is done, how companies work and do business, and how governments operate and relate to…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Neves, Mateus C. R.;Silva, Felipe de Figueiredo;Freitas, Carlos Otávio
In this paper we estimate the average treatment effect from access to extension services and credit on agricultural production in selected Andean countries (Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia). More…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Rodríguez, Paola;Calatayud, Agustina;Riobó, Alexander
Los beneficios asociados a los vehículos autónomos pueden tener un impacto transformacional en el sector, contribuyendo a un transporte más eficiente, inclusivo y sostenible. Sin embargo, dado el…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Cubillo, Francisco;Basani, Marcello;Peñalver, Pedro
La transformación de las empresas es en sí misma un ejercicio de innovación; por ello, es fundamental asegurar que sea eficiente, duradera y sostenible, y que los esfuerzos innovadores garanticen las…
Mar 2021
Author(s): Basani, Marcello;Cubillo, Francisco;Peñalver, Pedro
La Innovación se puede conseguir mediante iniciativas de distinto tipo, pero la continuidad de la misma solo se garantiza si existe y se mantiene una cultura innovadora en la empresa.
El…
Nov 2020
Author(s): Monge-González, Ricardo;Crespi, Gustavo;Beverinotti, Javier
Durante las últimas tres décadas, la economía costarricense ha logrado una importante diversificación de su aparato productivo gracias principalmente a la atracción de inversión extranjera de media y…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro;Stein, Ernesto H.
Chile's FONDEF and FONTEC R&D grant programs both boost the productivity of direct beneficiaries, increasing total factor productivity (TFP) by around 4.2 percent. However, spillover effects…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro;Stein, Ernesto H.
Ambos programas de subsidios de ID de Chile, FONDEF y FONTEC, generan ganancias de productividad de los beneficiarios directos, aumentando su productividad total de los factores (PTF) en 4,2%. Sin…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Rodríguez Chatruc, Marisol;Lage de Sousa, Filipe;Merchán, Federico
This paper uses the sudden surge in Chinese competition faced by Brazil's manufacturers in the 2000s to revisit the findings from the literature on how productivity, innovation, and employment…
Aug 2020
Author(s): Diez, Elieth;Freites, Yajaira;García-Pérez, Mónica;Ordóñez, Luis;Pineda, José;Requena, Jaime;Romero, Sully
Venezuela has lost through migration 16% of its research workforce, mostly in the last few years. This paper utilizes BIBLIOS- a database of Venezuelan publications- a survey, and open-ended…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Rosemberg, Cristina;Potau, Xavier;Leistner, Samuel;Dijkstal, Felix;Vinnik, Aaron;Tiriduzzi, Costanza;Dave, Anoushka;Blind, Knut
Regulation can pose a barrier to innovation when it is unnecessarily burdensome or slow to adapt, but it can also act as a driver of innovation by providing support and ground rules for competition…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Minatta, Alejandro;Basani, Marcello
Our main challenge is to promote a virtuous cycle that reinforces itself over time; in other words, to keep innovation closely linked to the day-to-day issues of Latin America and the Caribbeans…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Minatta, Alejandro;Basani, Marcello
La innovación siempre ha permitido incrementar la generación de valor en la sociedad. Acompañando la realidad de estas últimas dos décadas, marcadas por la vertiginosa velocidad con que se han…
Mar 2020
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Castillo, Rafael
En las últimas dos décadas, la productividad en Perú ha subido poco pese a su destacado crecimiento económico comparado al promedio de América Latina. Esta nota describe modelos de gobernanza de las…
Aug 2019
Author(s): Benavente, José Miguel;Calvo, Carolina
Using a panel data of innovative Chilean firms, we obtain a private return for R&D expenditure over 30 percent during this decade. Despite the fact of being almost twice the return obtained for…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Hoces de la Guardia, Fernando;Sturdy, Jennifer
The social science landscape is changing rapidly; alongside existing standards for ethics in research there are rising standards for what is considered credible and rigorous research, including the…