Feb 2020
Author(s): Ardanaz, Martín; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Puig, Jorge
We show that some types of fiscal rules can mitigate the well-known procyclical bias in public capital expenditures. Past research has found that fiscal adjustment episodes coincide with large public…
Dec 2019
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Espinoza, Mauricio; Espinoza, Álvaro; Fort, Ricardo
Exploiting a unique empirical setting, 1,000 vendors in 90 traditional food markets in Lima, we document that historic social ties among market founders are associated, decades later, with stricter…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Roseth, Benjamin; Reyes, Angela; Yee Amézaga, Karla
Much has been written about the importance of evidence-based public policy. Nonetheless, few rigorous studies have been conducted on the cost to a country of the lack of good-quality statistical…
Sep 2019
Author(s): Roseth, Benjamin; Reyes, Angela; Yee Amézaga, Karla
Mucho se ha escrito sobre la importancia de la política pública basada en evidencia; sin embargo, existen pocas cuantificaciones rigurosas acerca de cuánto le cuesta a un país no contar con…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Vieyra, Juan Cruz; Aamot, Aida; Baron, Alejandro; Huapaya Nava, Mario; Quiroz, Juan Carlos
The extractive industries in Latin America and the Caribbean must regain public trust and ensure its contribution to sustainable development from the economic, social, and environmental perspectives…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Vieyra, Juan Cruz; Aamot, Aida; Baron, Alejandro; Huapaya Nava, Mario; Quiroz, Juan Carlos
El sector extractivo en América Latina y el Caribe debe recuperar la confianza de la ciudadanía y asegurar su contribución al desarrollo sostenible desde el punto de vista económico, social y…
Jun 2019
Author(s): Guala, Federico; Pineda, Emilio
Empresas de propiedad estatal (EPE) presentan un desafío importante para programas de reforma fiscal de América Latina y el Caribe. Si bien los expertos del tema han propuesto varias estrategias para…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Castagnola, Andrea; Herrero, Álvaro
The City of Buenos Aires (CABA) is one of the pioneer cities in the Latin America and the Caribbean region in terms of open government, and forms part of the Subnational Government Pilot Program of…
Feb 2019
Author(s): Castagnola, Andrea; Herrero, Álvaro
La Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (CABA) es una de las ciudades de la región de América Latina y el Caribe pionera en gobierno abierto, y que forma parte del Programa Piloto de Gobiernos…
Dec 2018
Author(s): Banuri, Sheheryar; Keefer, Philip; Walque, Damien de
A booming literature has argued that mission-based motives are a central feature of mission-oriented labor markets. This paper shifts the focus to task-based motivation and finds that it yields…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Echavarría, Juan José; Villamizar-Villegas, Mauricio; Restrepo-Tamayo, Sara; Hernandez-Leal, Juan D.
Este trabajo utiliza, por primera vez, los microdatos del Censo Nacional Agropecuario del 2014 para evaluar el impacto del otorgamiento de crédito en el sector agropecuario. A través de un análisis…
Jun 2017
Author(s): Calatayud, Agustina; Fernández Díez, María Carmen; De Groote, Roberto
Esta publicación presenta una metodología y herramientas para apoyar a los Bancos de Desarrollo (BD) y a las Agencias Especializadas (AE) en el diseño de programas de gestión integral de riesgos para…
May 2017
Author(s): Gallego, Juan Miguel; Gutiérrez, Luis H.
Over one million firms around the world have adopted a Quality Management System (QMS) that conforms to ISO 9001 certification in 2015 and recent figures show that certifications have rapidly…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Diwan, Ishac; Keefer, Philip; Schiffbauer, Marc
Using a large, original database of 385 politically connected firms under the Mubarak regime in Egypt, we document for the first time the negative impact of cronyism on economic growth. In the early…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Cruz, Cesi; Keefer, Philip; Labonne, Julien
Results from a new experiment shed light on the effects of voter informationon vote buying and incumbent advantage. The treatment provided voters
with information about a major spending…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Seepersad, Randy
This report is part of an IDB Technical Note series on crime and violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline of the crime prevention arena against which progress can be…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Harriot, Anthony D.; Jones, Marlyn
This report is part of an IDB technical note series on crime and violence in the Caribbean. The overall aim is to establish a baseline of the crime prevention arena against which progress can be…
Jun 2015
Author(s): Cruz, Cesi; Keefer, Philip
The challenge of public administration reform is well-known: politicians often have little interest in the efficient implementation of government policy. Using new data from 439 World Bank public…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Castillo, Victoria; Figal Garone, Lucas; Maffioli, Alessandro; Salazar, Lina
This paper investigates the impact of tourism policy on employment, using the Tourism Development Policy (TDP) implemented in the Argentinean province of Salta during the years of 2003 to 2010 as a…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Keefer, Philip; Milanovic, Branko
This working paper advances research on inequality with unique, new data on income distribution in 61 countries, including 20 Latin American countries, to explore the effects of political parties on…