Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
O endividamento aumentou em todo o mundo, e a região da América Latina e Caribe no é exceção. A dívida total subiu para US$ 5,8 trilhes - ou 117% do PIB na região como um todo, chegando a 140% do PIB…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
Debt has risen around the world, and Latin America and the Caribbean is no exception. Total debt has grown to US$5.8 trillion, or 117 percent of GDP, for the region and as much as 140 percent of GDP…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Powell, Andrew;Valencia, Oscar
La deuda ha aumentado en todo el mundo y América Latina y el Caribe no es la excepción. La deuda total ha crecido hasta alcanzar unos US$5,8 billones o el 117% del producto interno bruto (PIB) de la…
Jan 2023
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.;Busso, Matías;Park, Kyunglin;Romero, Dario
By exploiting spatial variation in import exposure arising from initial differences in industry specialization, we analyze how local labor markets in Mexico adjusted to increased Chinese-import…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Crespi, Gustavo;Castillo, Rafael
This paper exploits new data on the participation of Peruvian firms on public tenders to shed light on the potential for public procurement to encourage innovation. Many industrialized countries have…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Campoverde, Jose Israel;Granda, María L.;Saboin, José Luis
We estimate the effects of ICT capital and ICT use on firm output and total factor productivity in Ecuador, using a capital augmented production function. We study heterogeneities across 2 dimensions…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Fernandez-Stark, Karina;Bamber, Penny ;Couto, Vivian
The textile and apparel industry is a highly globalized, multi-trillion-dollar sector. Today, production networks are dominated by low-cost Asian countries with very large labor-pools, which has made…
Dec 2022
Author(s): León, John Jairo;Andrian, Leandro Gaston;Mondragón, Jorge
The dependence of many countries in the region on oil exports makes them vulnerable to oil price volatility. In particular, the sharp declines observed between 2014 and 2016 show how public finances…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Cathles, Alison;Suaznabar, Claudia;Vargas, Fernando
Are firms in Latin America and the Caribbean lagging in terms of their adoption of digital technologies? Using the most updated and, in many cases, new data, this publication provides a 360-degree…
Dec 2022
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo;Tovar, Jorge
The pandemic hit the Colombian economy as hard as other countries. Using a novel Business Pulse Survey, this paper tests the effect of government support and COVID-19 cases on firms performance. A…
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): Rodríguez Armas, Juan Carlos;Fernandini Puga, Manuel;Braly-Cartillier, Isabelle;Azar, Karina
Although the crisis generated by COVID-19 has only deepened the vulnerability of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), conditions are emerging to promote sustainable economic recovery…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Rodríguez Armas, Juan Carlos;Fernandini Puga, Manuel;Braly-Cartillier, Isabelle;Azar, Karina
Si bien la crisis generada por el COVID-19 no ha hecho más que profundizar la vulnerabilidad de las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (mipymes), surgen condiciones para impulsar una recuperación…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Rodríguez Armas, Juan Carlos;Fernandini Puga, Manuel;Braly-Cartillier, Isabelle;Azar, Karina
Embora a crise gerada pelo COVID-19 tenha apenas aprofundado a vulnerabilidade anterior das micro, pequenas e médias empresas (MPMEs), surgem condições para estimular uma recuperação econômica…
Nov 2022
Author(s): Rodríguez Armas, Juan Carlos;Fernandini Puga, Manuel;Braly-Cartillier, Isabelle;Azar, Karina
Alors que la crise provoquée par la COVID-19 na fait qu’aggraver la vulnérabilité des micro, petites et moyennes entreprises (MPME), des conditions se dessinent pour favoriser une reprise économique…
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…