Sep 2017
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo
The paper shows that international government borrowing from multilateraldevelopment banks is countercyclical while international government borrowing form private sector lenders is procyclical. The…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Fernandez, Andres; Imrohoroglu, Ayse; Tamayo, Cesar
Latin American countries have long exhibited low levels of saving rates when compared to other countries in relatively similar stages of economic development (e.g., Asian economies). Motivated by…
Mar 2007
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo; Jaimovich, Dany
There is a large literature showing that fiscal policy is either acyclical or countercyclical in industrial countries and procyclical in developing countries. Most of this literature is based on OLS…
Jan 2007
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo; Scartascini, Carlos; Payne, J. Mark; Daughters, Robert; Melo, Alberto; Echebarría, Koldo; Lora, Eduardo; Filc, Gabriel; Micco, Alejandro; Chong, Alberto E.; Panizza, Ugo; Benavides, Juan; Magaldi de Sousa, Mariana; Navarro, Juan Carlos; Márquez, Gustavo; Cortázar Velarde, Juan Carlos; Mesa-Lago, Carmelo; Harper, Leslie; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés; Perusia, Juan Cruz
Latin America suffered a profound state crisis in the 1980s, which prompted not only the wave of macroeconomic and deregulation reforms known as the Washington Consensus, but also a wide variety of…
Aug 2004
Author(s): Díaz Alvarado, Carlos; Izquierdo, Alejandro; Panizza, Ugo
This paper surveys the recent literature on fiscal sustainability, with particular emphasis on emerging market countries. It discusses the main elements that differentiate emerging market countries…
Aug 1999
Author(s): Panizza, Ugo
Cross-country studies have found a negative relationship between income inequality and economic growth. The main problem with the cross-country analyses is the poor quality of the data on income…