Jun 2022
Author(s): Pessino, Carola;Altinok, Nadir;Chagalj, Cristian
There is scant empirical economic research regarding the way that Latin American governments efficiently allocate their spending across different functions to achieve higher growth. While most papers…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Mosqueira, Edgardo;Gaetani, Francisco;Lafuente, Mariano
This technical note benchmarks Brazils Ministry of the Economy (ME) value chains and macroprocesses against relevant management models and practices used by ministries of finance, economy, or…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Parra-Cely, Sergio;Zanoni, Wladimir
To assess the effects of an oil price bust on individual labor market outcomes, we leverage the 2015 exogenous decline in international oil prices with geographical variation in oil-dependency in…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín;Otálvaro-Ramírez, Susana;Scartascini, Carlos
Participatory programs can reduce the informational and power asymmetries that engender mistrust. These programs, however, cannot include every citizen. Hence, it is important to evaluate not only if…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat;Martinez, Karen;González, Sofía;Suaya, Agustina
Current carbon emission trends threaten inevitable and irreversible changes to the environment that could cost the region US$100 billion annually by 2050 and the loss of up to 2.5 million jobs by…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Bustelo, Monserrat;Martinez, Karen;González, Sofía;Suaya, Agustina
Las tendencias de las emisiones de carbono actuales amenazan con cambios inevitables e irreversibles en el medio ambiente que podrían costarle a la región USD 100.000 millones anuales para 2050 y la…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
In this volume, we study gender gaps in the Southern Cone countries which include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. We assess the importance of gender inequalities and present evidence…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Michalczewsky, Kathia
This report provides estimates of Latin America and the Caribbeans international trade flows for 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. The data in it was prepared by the Integration and Trade Sector (…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Giordano, Paolo;Michalczewsky, Kathia
Esta nota presenta las estimaciones de los flujos comerciales internacionales de América Latina y el Caribe para el año 2021 y el primer trimestre de 2022. Las cifras fueron elaboradas por el Sector…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
In this volume, we study gender gaps in the Southern Cone countries which include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. We assess the importance of gender inequalities and present evidence…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
Esta publicación estudia las brechas de género en los países del Cono Sur (Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay y Uruguay) y presenta evidencia sobre las consecuencias económicas de las desigualdades…
Jun 2022
Author(s): Frisancho, Verónica;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia
Este livro estuda as desigualdades de gênero nos países do Cone Sul e apresenta evidências das consequências econômicas das desigualdades de gênero, suas causas e as políticas que podem contribuir…
May 2022
Author(s): Berlinski, Samuel;Busso, Matías;Giannola, Michele
We exploit the randomized evaluation of a remedying education intervention that improved the reading skills of low-performing third grade students in Colombia, to study whether providing educational…
May 2022
Author(s): Gomez-Gonzalez, Jose E.;Uribe, Jorge M.;Valencia, Oscar
This paper studies volatility spillovers in credit default swaps (CDS) between the corporate sectors and Latin American countries. Daily data from October 14, 2006, to August 23, 2021, are employed.…
May 2022
Author(s): Valencia, Oscar;Gomez-Gonzalez, Jose E.;Sánchez, Gustavo
This paper studies the effect of fiscal rules on debt affordability in a large set of developed and emerging market economies, using a panel data model which allows the inclusion of weakly exogenous…
May 2022
Author(s): Huneeus, Federico;Larrain, Borja;Larrain, Mauricio;Prem, Mounu
We use matched employer-employee data together with data on the ownership networks of Chilean firms to document a novel relationship between inequality in labor income and ownership structures.…
May 2022
Author(s): Manzano, Osmel;Saboin, José Luis
This paper provides evidence of a positive effect of institutions and reforms in initiating investment booms. We constructed an unbalanced panel of 178 countries for the period 1950-2019 that…
May 2022
Author(s): Hernández, Juan;Santaella, Juan;Wills, Daniel
The COVID-19 pandemic produced a shock to public finances throughout the world. In the case of Colombia, the public debt to GDP ratio increased from 39.8% to 65.0%. We use a two-country neoclassical…
May 2022
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín;Bonet, Jaime Alfredo;Garson, Sol;Huanqui Valcárcel, Silvana;Muñoz Miranda, Andrés;Pérez, Gerson Javier;Slack, Enid
Cities are important drivers of productivity, innovation, and economic growth. To achieve their full economic potential, cities must deliver high-quality public services to their residents and…
May 2022
Author(s): Ackermann, María Noel;Costa, Nicolás;Román, Natalia;Muñoz, Gonzalo;De Salvo, Carmine Paolo
Entre 2017 y 2020, el total de apoyos anuales debidos a políticas públicas que recibió el sector agropecuario de Uruguay promedió casi USD 430 millones, lo que equivale al 0,76% del PIB de la…