May 2022
Author(s): Acuna, Julio;Balza, Lenin;Gómez Parra, Nicolás
To study the causal impact of oil royalties on human capital, we exploit quasi-experimental variation arising from a law in Ecuador that transfers resources to municipalities regardless of their oil-…
Jul 2021
Author(s): Balza, Lenin;De Los Rios, Camilo;Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto;Manzano, Osmel
This paper explores the impacts of oil exploitation on human capital accumulation at the local level in Colombia, a resource-rich developing country. We provide evidence based on detailed spatial and…
Apr 2021
Author(s): Balza, Lenin;De Los Rios, Camilo;Guerra, Alfredo;Herrera-Prada, Luis;Manzano, Osmel
This paper analyzes extractive industries in Colombia and their connections to other economic activities in the country. We use detailed social security data on all formal employees to create an…
May 2020
Author(s): Balza, Lenin;Jimenez Mori, Raul Alberto;Macedo, Demian;Mercado Díaz, Jorge Enrique
This paper revisits the relationship between private participation, regulatory governance and the performance of the electricity sector in 18 Latin American countries over the last five decades.…
Jan 2017
Author(s): Bernini, Federico;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro
Este estudio presenta evidencia empírica sobre los determinantes de la adopción de certificaciones internacionales de calidad (ISO) y sus efectos sobre el desempeño de las empresas argentinas en los…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Castillo, Victoria;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro;Ohaco, Moira
Este estudio evalúa el impacto de asistencias técnicas a micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (MiPyME) cofinanciadas por el Programa de Acceso al Crédito y Competitividad (PACC) en Argentina. El…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Pereira, Mariano;Tacsir, Ezequiel
Este trabajo analiza la relación entre la innovación y el empleo a nivel de firma. En particular, contribuye a generar evidencia sobre los efectos de la introducción de innovaciones (de producto o…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Castillo, Victoria;Figal Garone, Lucas;Maffioli, Alessandro;Salazar, Lina
This paper investigates the impact of tourism policy on employment, using the Tourism Development Policy (TDP) implemented in the Argentinean province of Salta during the years of 2003 to 2010 as a…
Jan 2015
Author(s): Suárez-Alemán, Ancor;Morales Sarriera, Javier;Serebrisky, Tomás;Trujillo, Lourdes
This paper develops a port productivity and efficiency analysis of all developing regions between 2000 and 2010, using both parametric and nonparametric approaches. From a unique dataset -our sample…
Aug 2014
Author(s): Navarro, Lucas
This paper uses administrative data from projects for which an application was made to CORFO's (Chile's main development agency) Seed Capital Program (SCP) during the 2008-12 period. This…
May 2014
Author(s): Zahler, Andrés;Bravo Ortega, Claudio;Goya, Daniel;Benavente, José Miguel
This Working Paper provides an in-depth analysis of public-private collaboration (PPC) in Chilean productive development policies (PDPs) through five case studies under two specific polices: the…
Mar 2014
Author(s): González, Macarena;Bianchi, Carlos;Rius, Andrés;Pittaluga, Lucía
The public-private collaboration (PPC) for productive development policies (PDPs) implemented in Uruguay in recent years have provided fertile ground for research. Many have achieved results that can…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Rozemberg, Ricardo;Ramos, Daniela;López, Andrés;Hallak, Juan Carlos;González, Andrea;Bisang, Roberto
This study discusses four cases of public-private collaboration (PPC) in the design and implementation of productive development policies (PDP) in Argentina. We find that PPCs have contributed to the…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge;Jimenez, Jorge;Román, Marcela
Public-private collaboration in productive development policy in Costa Rica frequently takes the form of policy co-governance: an autonomous institution in charge of policy for a particular economic…
Feb 2014
Author(s): Eslava, Marcela;Meléndez Arjona, Marcela;Perry, Guillermo
This Working Paper analyzes the institutions that shape public-private collaboration for the design and implementation of productive development policies in Colombia. These policies are increasingly…
Dec 2013
Author(s): Morales Sarriera, Javier;Serebrisky, Tomás;Araya, Gonzalo;Briceño-Garmendia, Cecilia;Schwartz, Jordan
We developed a technical efficiency analysis of container ports in Latin America and the Caribbean using an input-oriented stochastic frontier model. We employed a 10-year panel with data on…
Aug 2013
Author(s): Cornick, Jorge
Productive development policies (PDPs), what used to be called industrial policies, are increasingly recognized as an essential part of the development toolkit, and the need for public-private…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Navas-Alemán, Lizbeth;Pietrobelli, Carlo;Kamiya, Marco
The literature on small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) finance highlights linkages with large firms in value chains as a possible way to enhance access to credit. However, much of the literature…