Dec 2022
Author(s): Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio;Blyde, Juan S.;Volpe Martincus, Christian;Dolabella, Marcelo;Marra de Artiñano, Ignacio
As Latin America and the Caribbean bounce back from a sanitary crisis of historic proportions, the search is on for policies that can accelerate recovery while boosting long-term growth. In a…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Díaz de Astarloa, Bernardo;Tacsir, Ezequiel
In this paper, we study the role of a cluster initiative in fostering economic resilience among firms in a local technology cluster in Argentina. We focus on two aggregate shocks that hit the…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Cuello, Hugo;Glennie, Alex;Zolho, Nyangala
This report considers the ways in which innovation agencies are currently operating across Latin America and the Caribbean. The analysis is focused on the Latin American Network of Innovation…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Alviarez, Vanessa;Saad, Ayhab
Intra-firm trade, from parents to affiliates, has been combined with standard models of multinational production (MP) to deliver gravity-style predictions for foreign affiliates' sales.…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Glennie, Alex;Zolho, Nyangala;Cuello, Hugo
This report brings together the results of a comparative analysis of the Latin American Network of Innovation Agencies (RELAI) and the European Network of Innovation Agencies (TAFTIE). This research…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Estache, Antonio;Foucart, Renaud;Serebrisky, Tomás
We study the potential benefits of adding a lottery component to cut the main risks associated with standard negotiated and rule-based auction procurement procedures. We show that adopting a two…
Oct 2022
Author(s): Alviarez, Vanessa
Global value chains (GVCs) provide countries with opportunities to diversify trade, and boost productivity and growth by specializing in one stage of the production process. However, for the most…
Sep 2022
Author(s): Busso, Matías;Irazoque, Nicolás;Park, Kyunglin
In this note, we describe the procedure used to search, filter and code information from studies that credibly measure the impact of managerial skills training on several specific outcomes (…
Sep 2022
Author(s): Campi, Mercedes;Dueñas, Marco
In this paper, we characterize the geography of Colombian exporting clusters and analyze how the COVID-19 crisis has affected Colombian exporters. We contribute to the industrial clusters literature…
Sep 2022
Author(s): Heresi, Rodrigo;Powell, Andrew
We study the relationship between corporate debt, corporate risk and firm-level investment, using a sample of 25,000 listed companies across 47 countries over the last two decades. We find higher…
Sep 2022
Author(s): Talamas Marcos, Miguel Ángel
Hundreds of millions of microenterprises in emerging economies face increased competition from the entry and expansion of large firms that offer similar products. This paper studies how one of the…
Aug 2022
Author(s): Kinnan, Cynthia;Samphantharak, Krislert;Townsend, Robert;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Small firm owners facing idiosyncratic shocks adjust production by cutting spending and reducing their demand for external workers. These shocks propagate to other local households with whom shocked…
Aug 2022
Author(s): Kinnan, Cynthia;Samphantharak, Krislert;Townsend, Robert;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
Los propietarios de pequeñas empresas que se enfrentan a shocks idiosincráticos causados por enfermedades ajustan la producción recortando el gasto y reduciendo su demanda de trabajadores externos.…
Aug 2022
Author(s): Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan;Nuguer, Victoria
In response to a shock such as the COVID-19 pandemic, a policy that facilitates firm digital adoption can, in the short run, accelerate the recovery of GDP, total employment, and labor income. In the…
Aug 2022
Author(s): Finkelstein-Shapiro, Alan;Nuguer, Victoria
Como respuesta a un shock como la pandemia de la COVID-19, una política que facilita la adopción digital en las empresas puede, a corto plazo, acelerar la recuperación del PIB, el empleo total y el…
Aug 2022
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Rojas-Suárez, Liliana
This report focuses on firms and labor markets in Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery. Through a balance sheet analysis, it shows how larger firms have navigated…
Aug 2022
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Rojas-Suárez, Liliana
Este informe se centra en el comportamiento de las empresas y los mercados laborales de América Latina y el Caribe durante la crisis del COVID-19 y el período de recuperación. A través de un análisis…
Jul 2022
Author(s): Mooney, Henry;Rosenblatt, David;Graham, Monique;Richardson, Natasha;Acevedo, María Cecilia;Pereira, Stefano;Clayton, Khamal;Ortiz de Mendívil, Cloe;Gauto, Victor
This edition of the Caribbean Economics Quarterly (Q2-2022) is a collaboration between the IDBs Caribbean Country Department and IDB Invest, which focuses on firms access to finance. The report…
Jul 2022
Author(s): Carreras, Marco;Griffith-Jones, Stephany;Ocampo, José Antonio;Xu, Jiajun;Henow, Anne
This comparative note describes common and distinct practices on capabilities to support the innovation activities of seven national development banks (NDB): BNDES (Brazil), CORFO (Chile), China…
Jul 2022
Author(s): Kinnan, Cynthia;Samphantharak, Krislert;Townsend, Robert;Vera-Cossio, Diego A.
In village economies, small firm owners facing idiosyncratic shocks adjust production by cutting spending and reducing employment. Households with whom they trade inputs and labor scale back their…