Jul 2020
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Powell, Andrew;Serebrisky, Tomás
To close its infrastructure gap, Latin America and the Caribbean needs more than investment in new structures. It needs to become more efficient at investing in infrastructure and regulating a new…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Powell, Andrew;Serebrisky, Tomás
Para cerrar su brecha de infraestructura, América Latina y el Caribe necesita algo más que invertir en nuevas estructuras. Debe ser más eficiente en las inversiones en infraestructura y en la…
Jul 2020
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Powell, Andrew;Serebrisky, Tomás
Para fechar sua lacuna de infraestrutura, a região da América Latina e Caribe precisa mais do que investimentos em novas estruturas. Precisa se tornar mais eficiente no investimento em infraestrutura…
Jun 2020
Author(s): Urbiztondo, Santiago;Navajas, Fernando;Barril, Diego
This paper presents an analysis of the main challenges faced by Argentina, regarding both institutional and tariff taxes subsidies accommodations, to properly handle the new opportunities behind…
May 2020
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge;Lara, José Daniel
This paper provides a general characterization of overall power regulation and a detailed characterization of the ongoing evolution of distributed rooftop photovoltaic (PV) regulation in Costa Rica.…
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:…
Feb 2020
Author(s): Dutra, Joisa
While 12% of the world’s freshwater is located in Brazil, its unevenly distributed across the country. As a result, water scarcity is a real and present challenge in many areas across Brazil.…
Sep 2018
Author(s): Coremberg, Ariel
La cuenta satélite de servicios de infraestructura (CSI) que se propone en esta Nota Técnica ofrece una nueva forma de abordar la prestación de los Servicios de Infraestructura (SI). Se trata de un…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Palanza, Valeria;Scartascini, Carlos;Tommasi, Mariano
This paper proposes an agenda for the study of the determinants and the processes by which strong policymaking institutions emerge, with emphasis on the most central democratic institution: the…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Rodríguez, Jorge Luis
El presente Estudio de Caso tiene como propósito analizar el resultado de las actividades realizadas por Empresas Publicas de Medellín en el ámbito del gobierno corporativo, con el objeto de…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Bastos, Paulo;Castro, Lucio;Cristia, Julian P.;Scartascini, Carlos
This paper exploits unique features of a recently introduced tariff schedule for natural gas in Buenos Aires to estimate the short-run impact of price shocks on residential energy utilization. The…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Sánchez, Gabriel;Butler, Inés;Rozemberg, Ricardo
In contrast to the limited impact of aggregate-level productive development policies (PDPs) in Argentina, micro-level PDPs in several sectors have proven highly successful. This study seeks to…
Mar 2010
Author(s): Tommasi, Mariano;Scartascini, Carlos;Stein, Ernesto H.
The capacity to sustain policies over time and the capacity to adjust policies in the face of changing circumstances are two desirable properties of policymaking systems. The veto player approach has…
Jan 2010
Author(s): Moya, Ramiro;Mohammed, Anne-Marie;Sookram, Sandra
Even as Trinidad and Tobago seeks productive diversification away from the energy sector, the process underlying the countrys productive development policies (PDP) is in a state of transition from…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Andreula, Nicoló;Chong, Alberto E.;Guillén, Jorge
This paper uses new data on fiscal transparency for a cross-section of countries; these data possess several advantages. First, the data are based on in-depth reports using a standardized methodology…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Higuera, Lucas
Las encuestas LAPOP (Latin American Public Opinion Project) son un instrumento útil y relevante en el análisis cuantitativo de las instituciones políticas y su relación con los ciudadanos de los…
Dec 2008
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos;Stein, Ernesto H.;Tommasi, Mariano
This paper introduces preliminary evidence from a cross-country database of policy characteristics and potential uses of that database. While most databases have emphasized either the content of…
Sep 2008
Author(s): Rueda R., Miguel Ricardo
This paper studies the relationship between the hazard rate of the exit of a president of a central bank and a measure of credibility in monetary policy. The expected hazard rate of exit is estimated…
Aug 2008
Author(s): Mansoob Murshed, Syed;Cuesta, José A.
This paper expands the micro-foundations of the traditional greed and grievance non-cooperative model of civil conflict between a government and a rebel group.First, the papers model allows for greed…
Jul 2008
Author(s): Weitz-Shapiro, Rebecca;Winters, Matthew S.
Theoretical literatures on procedural utility and the psychological benefits of political participation suggest that people who participate in political activities will be more satisfied with their…