Jun 2018
Author(s): Stein, Ernesto H.; Cornick, Jorge; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Rivas, Gonzalo
Productive development policies (PDPs) are notoriously hard. They involve a daunting level of technical detail, require public-private collaboration, are in constant danger of capture, and demand…
Mar 2010
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Pinheiro, Armando Castelar; Daude, Christian; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
In the first eight decades of the 20th century, Brazil ranked among the countries with highest growth rates in the world. During the period 1930-80, in particular, it managed to reduce its per…
Jan 2009
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Jaramillo, Fidel; Agosin, Manuel R.; Sánchez, Gabriel; Butler, Inés; Blyde, Juan S.; Pinheiro, Armando Castelar; Daude, Christian; Cueva Armijos, Simón; Albornoz, Vicente; Avellán, Leopoldo; Artana, Daniel; Auguste, Sebastián; Cuevas, Mario; Hausmann, Ricardo; Klinger, Bailey; Bolaños Zamora, Rodrigo; Delgado Quesada, Félix; Moya, Ramiro; Sookram, Sandra; Watson, Patrick
Why are growth rates in Latin America so disappointing? This book reviews the results of an ambitious research project to determine the binding constraints to growth, that is, the barrier whose…
Jan 2005
Author(s): Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Blyde, Juan S.; Gill, Indermit S.; Monge Naranjo, Alexander; Neumeyer, Pablo A.; Fernández Valdovinos, Carlos G.; Pinheiro, Armando Castelar; Fuentes, J. Rodrigo; Hopenhayn, Hugo A.; Thomas, Mark Roland; Manuelli, Rodolfo E.; Chumacero, Rómulo A.; Servén, Luis
The country studies and their background papers included in this book were prepared for the Latin America and the Caribbean section of the "Global Research Project: Explaining Growth" of…
Apr 2004
Author(s): Blyde, Juan S.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
This paper examines the growth experiences of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay (Southern Cone countries). The analysis sheds light on the strengths and weaknesses of long-run growth of…