Aug 2019
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Espinoza, Mauricio; Espinoza, Álvaro; Fort, Ricardo
Using a unique empirical setting, 1,000 vendors in 90 traditional markets in Lima, we find that social ties among market founders are key to the emergence of formal (third-party) enforcement of…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Molina-Millan, Teresa; Macours, Karen; Maluccio, John A.; Tejerina, Luis
Conditional cash transfer programs have become a popular social protection tool in developing countries. They aim to reduce short-term poverty through cash transfers and long-term poverty through…
Nov 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The July 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2017 for the eight countries covered by…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The February 2017 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks in the region, simple average growth expectations for2017 for the eight countries covered by Revela fell by 0.1% from 2.4% to 2.3…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The October 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The September 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The August 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The July 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The June 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The May 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that simple average growth expectations for 2016 for the eight countries covered by REVELA…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Araujo, María Caridad; Jaimovich, Analia; Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu
Este documento investiga las siguientes preguntas relacionadas con las políticas de desarrollo infantil en América Latina y el Caribe: 1) ¿Cuáles son los principales marcos institucionales y legales…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Serebrisky, Tomás; Frisancho, Verónica; Karver, Jonathan; Powell, Andrew; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías; Berstein, Solange; Bosch, Mariano; Oliveri, María Laura; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
Why should people--and economies-- save? The typical answer usually focuses on the need to protect against future shocks, to smooth consumption during hard times, in short, to save for the proverbial…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Serebrisky, Tomás; Frisancho, Verónica; Karver, Jonathan; Powell, Andrew; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías; Berstein, Solange; Bosch, Mariano; Oliveri, María Laura; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
¿Por qué deberían ahorrar las personas--y las economías? La respuesta típica suele centrarse en la necesidad de protegerse ante shocks en el futuro y moderar el consumo durante los tiempos difíciles…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Serebrisky, Tomás; Frisancho, Verónica; Karver, Jonathan; Powell, Andrew; Margot, Diego; Suárez-Alemán, Ancor; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Marzani, Matías; Berstein, Solange; Bosch, Mariano; Oliveri, María Laura; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Busso, Matías; Fernandez, Andres; Tamayo, Cesar
Por que as pessoas--e os países--devem poupar? A resposta típica geralmente reside na necessidade de se proteger contra choques futuros, equilibrar o consumo nas horas difíceis, em suma, poupar para…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
The April 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that simple average growth expectations for 2016 for the eight countries covered by REVELA…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Alvarez, Roberto
This technical note examines the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) and research and development (R&D) investment on innovation and productivity in Chilean firms, in…
May 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
According to the surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations fell by 0.1% in March compared to the previous month and inflation expectations rose by 0.1%. At the…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
According to the surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations decreased by 0.1% and inflation expectations increased by 0.2% in February. At the individual country level…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano; Powell, Andrew
According to surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations have decreased by 0.2% and inflation expectations have increased by 0.2% in January. At the individual country…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The world outlook in 2015, marked by financial market volatility, a downturn in the world economy and the El Niño phenomenon, has not prevented the countries of the Central American isthmus and the…