May 2021
Author(s): Keefer, Philip;Perilla, Sergio;Vlaicu, Razvan
This paper examines new data on public sector employees from 18 Latin American countries to shed light on the role of trust in the performance of government agencies. We developed an original survey…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad;Quijada, José Alejandro;Sánchez, Gabriel;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia;Miller, Sebastián J.;Massia, Santiago;Pietrafesa, Florencia
This policy brief summarizes challenges in the infrastructure sectors of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. It also includes recommendations to overcome these challenges, along with an…
Apr 2019
Author(s): Feal-Zubimendi, Soledad;Quijada, José Alejandro;Sánchez, Gabriel;Queijo Von Heideken, Virginia;Miller, Sebastián J.;Massia, Santiago;Pietrafesa, Florencia
Este resumen de políticas describe los desafíos en los sectores de infraestructura de Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay y Uruguay. Asimismo, incluye recomendaciones para superar estos desafíos,…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Alonso, Pablo
The establishment of the inflation targeting regime in Paraguay is relatively recent, however, the results have been satisfactory. This is because based on the observed data, from the implementation…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Acerenza, Santiago;Gandelman, Néstor
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile and…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Jones, Mark P.
In the early 2000s the Inter-American Development Bank launched a visionary and influential research agenda that dramatically improved understanding of the policymaking process (PMP) in Latin America…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
The July 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
The June 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth rate expected for 2016 for the eight countries covered by…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
The April 2016 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that simple average growth expectations for 2016 for the eight countries covered by REVELA…
May 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
According to the surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations fell by 0.1% in March compared to the previous month and inflation expectations rose by 0.1%. At the…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Schuster, Christian
Merit-based selection of bureaucrats is central to state capacity building, yet rare in developing countries. Most executives instead favor patronage -political discretion- in public employment.…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
According to the surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations decreased by 0.1% and inflation expectations increased by 0.2% in February. At the individual country level…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
According to surveys conducted by Central Banks in the region, 2016 growth expectations have decreased by 0.2% and inflation expectations have increased by 0.2% in January. At the individual country…
Mar 2016
Author(s): Chisari, Omar O.;Miller, Sebastián J.
Migration is one of the strategies used by populations to adapt to natural shocks and also to respond to economic policies. Climate change will probably have an impact on the productivity of factors…
Feb 2016
Author(s): Sosa, Mariano;Powell, Andrew
The November 2015 surveys of expectations conducted by Central Banks with inflation targeting regimes indicate that the simple average growth expectations for 2015 for the eight countries covered by…
Jan 2016
Author(s): Ruiz, José Juan;Muratori, Umberto;Llopis, Jimena;Izquierdo, Alejandro
The Priorities for Productivity and Income(PPIs) database provides indicators used in estimations covering the period 2000-2012 (in their original version and their normalized version), as well as a…
Jul 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
Using micro data on expenditure and income for 17 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, this paper presents stylized facts on saving behavior by age, education, income and place of residence…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Gandelman, Néstor
This paper follows two strategies to address whether the rich save more. First, the paper implements a two-stage procedure in which the household's lifetime income is instrumented with the…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
In Latin America, clientelism pervades civil services; bureaucrats entrusted with critical areas of national life are often hired more for their political value than professional competence. This…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Funaro, Rita;Ambrus, Steven
En América Latina, el clientelismo está muy extendido en la administración pública;los burócratas encargados de los aspectos críticos de la vida nacional a menudo son contratados más por su valor…