Nov 2017
Author(s): Pavel Vidal, Alejandro
En el presente estudio se realizan mediciones, a la tasa PPA, del PIB total y per cápita y la productividad de la economía cubana, y se comparan con 10 economías de similar tamaño en América Latina y…
Aug 2017
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Valencia, Oscar
This policy brief summarizes a conference on recent developments in the analysis of current account sustainability held by Research Department of the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) and Banco…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Díaz, Manuel; Clerc, Jacques
El objetivo general del estudio es revisar la literatura internacional y las mejores prácticas para desarrollar un marco metodológico capaz de cuantificar el aumento de las inversiones requeridas…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Pereira da Silva, Luiz A.; Agénor, Pierre-Richard
This paper discusses, from an analytical and operational perspective, the use of reserve requirements and loan loss provisions as countercyclical macroprudential instruments. In recent years both of…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Castro, Lucio; Scartascini, Carlos
There is growing evidence that individual responses to public policies are, to a large extent, mediated by the way the policies are framed, by people's cognitive and computational capabilities,…
Oct 2014
Author(s): Castro, Lucio; Scartascini, Carlos
Hay creciente evidencia de que las respuestas individuales a las políticas públicas están, en gran medida, mediatizadas por la manera en que se formulan las políticas, por las capacidades cognitivas…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Attzs, Marlene; Maharaj, Malini; Boodhan, Gopiechand
Although the Caribbean region relies heavily on its natural assets as sources of income, generally for tourism and in particular cases from agriculture and energy, environmental taxes in the region…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Franco, Maria; Scartascini, Carlos
Most policy analyses and academic papers deal with finding the combination of policies that may bring about the best development outcomes. However, in the long run, it is the features of public…
Jul 2014
Author(s): Franco, Maria; Scartascini, Carlos
La mayoría de análisis de las políticas y documentos académicos tratan de cómo encontrar la combinación de políticas que puedan arrojar los mejores resultados para el desarrollo. Sin embargo, a…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Pérez Pérez, Jorge Eduardo
Fiscal policy in Latin America has been historically imprudent and continues to be viewed with skepticism. At the same time, most countries have remained out of trouble for several years and were…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
This policy brief takes stock of the research on government capabilities undertaken at the Inter-American Development Bank, highlights the relevance of government capabilities for generating better…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Scartascini, Carlos; Tommasi, Mariano
En este trabajo sobre políticas se pasa revista a las obras de investigación sobre la capacidad de los gobiernos que se han emprendido en el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, se resalta la…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Weinschelbaum, Federico; Puente, Manuel; Galiani, Sebastián
Latin America has a comparative advantage in deforestation compared to other forms of climate change mitigation. Thus, to the extent that Latin America should engage in mitigation, the optimal…
Nov 2012
Author(s): Fernández, Jorge; Miller, Sebastián J.
The effectiveness of carbon markets in the reduction of emissions at minimal cost requires several conditions. In a dynamic context the inter-temporal dimension adds new conditions for the desirable…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
Europe faces challenges reminiscent of Latin American financial crises. The failure of recent liquidity support to normalize the situation in Europe suggests the need to refocus the policy debate on…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Ter-Minassian, Teresa
This paper aims to provide an overview of the current state of taxation in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, and its main reform needs and options. It previews the findings of recent…
Jun 2012
Author(s): Hurtado López, Carlos
This policy brief reviews the experience of the countries under the Euro currency, focusing on those that have been under significant pressure in recent years- Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain,…
Jun 2012
Author(s): Filc, Gabriel; Scartascini, Carlos
Dada la evidencia existente de que pueden existir beneficios tangibles en términos de sostenibilidad, eficiencia y efectividad del gasto público de una utilización más plena de los presupuestos por…
May 2012
Author(s): Ter-Minassian, Teresa
This paper discusses Brazil's structural reforms since the 1990s and areas where work remains to be done. Reforms of the 1990s included the containment of inflation, the adoption of a…
May 2012
Author(s): Ter-Minassian, Teresa
This paper surveys the system of sub-national own revenues and the inter- governmental transfer system (including the sharing of oil revenues) in Brazil, highlighting their critical flaws. The…