Oct 2016
Author(s): Tomar, Louisa;Guicheney, William;Kyarisiima, Hope;Zimani, Tinashe
This paper analyzes different ways in which big data can be leveraged to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government. It describes five cases where massive and diverse sets of information…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Santa Gadea, Rosario
Trade and investment have been the main drivers of economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and in the member countries of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Hansen, Erwin;Wagner, Rodrigo
This paper explores how affiliates of multinational corporations save liquidity when facing a transitory cash-flow shock. For this a panel is first built of non-publicly traded copper mines in South…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Balza, Lenin;Espinasa, Ramón
Oil producers small enough to be price takers without barriers to investment or production should have reacted positively to the fourfold price increase after 2002. The seven largest Latin American…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Batlle, Carlos
The new renewable sources, such as sun or wind, show a specific set of characteristics such as geographical and temporal variability that challenge their integration into traditional energy systems…
Jan 2014
Author(s): Batlle, Carlos
Las nuevas fuentes renovables, como el sol o el viento, presentan una serie de características, como la variabilidad temporal y geográfica, que plantean retos importantes al convertirse en una opción…
Nov 2013
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
How to build strong and sustainable economic relations between Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Asia that go beyond commodities-for-manufacturing trade is a question of importance for policy…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Cesa-Bianchi, Ambrogio;Pesaran, M. Hashem;Rebucci, Alessandro;Xu, TengTeng
This is the data used for the estimation of the GVAR model as in "China's Emergence in the World Economy and Business Cycles in Latin America" (access the study in the related URL…
Jan 2012
Author(s): Staples, Brian Rankin
This paper draws on the experience of Mexico in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and on the experiences of four Latin American countries in the implementation of their services and…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Calderón, César;Casacuberta, Carlos;Castro, Lucio;Cravino, Javier;Feenstra, Robert C.;Freund, Caroline;Gandelman, Néstor;Hanson, Gordon H.;Kee, Hiau Looi;Lederman, Daniel;Olarreaga, Marcelo;Özden, Çaglar;Perry, Guillermo;Robertson, Raymond;Saslavsky, Daniel;Soloaga, Isidro
The economic successes of China and India are viewed with admiration but also with concern because of the effects that the growth of these Asian economies may have on the Latin American and Caribbean…
Aug 2003
Author(s): Levy Yeyati, Eduardo;Stein, Ernesto H.;Daude, Christian
This presentation discusses the effects of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) on foreign direct investment (FDI). In particular, the inflow of FDI from the United States and Canada towards…
Aug 2002
Author(s): Villela, Luiz Arruda;Barreix, Alberto Daniel
This document discusses the effect of tax incentives on business activities and investment decisions. When taxation is not sound it hurts the business climate and hampers economic activities. Since…
Jan 1998
Author(s): Inter American Development Bank
This book focuses in detail on the analysis of foreign direct investment flows to Latin America and the Caribbean from the vantage point and on the basis of statistical sources from the main investor…