Dec 2012
Author(s): Zotz, Ann-Kathrin
This paper focuses on carbon-intensive export industries in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to analyze how climate change mitigation policies in the developed countries of the Organization…
Nov 2012
Author(s): Stampini, Marco;Tornarolli, Leopoldo
Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are an endogenous innovation from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that aims to reduce current poverty while developing the human capital of the next generation…
Nov 2012
Author(s): Fernández, Jorge;Miller, Sebastián J.
The effectiveness of carbon markets in the reduction of emissions at minimal cost requires several conditions. In a dynamic context the inter-temporal dimension adds new conditions for the desirable…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.;Fernández-Arias, Eduardo
Europe faces challenges reminiscent of Latin American financial crises. The failure of recent liquidity support to normalize the situation in Europe suggests the need to refocus the policy debate on…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Ter-Minassian, Teresa
This paper aims to provide an overview of the current state of taxation in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, and its main reform needs and options. It previews the findings of recent…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Rodríguez-Montemayor, Eduardo
In today's globalized world, goods and capital are flowing as never before. The movement of people across borders has also enlarged significantly. About 215 million people live away from their…
Jul 2012
Author(s): Marcel, Mario;Cabezas, Mabel;Piedrabuena, Bernardita
El presente resumen de políticas realiza una revisión sistemática de la metodología de estimación del Balance Estructural (BE) en Chile. Esta revisión no sólo recapitula y evalúa la justificación de…
Jul 2012
Author(s): Armendáriz, Edna;De León, Wendy;López de Mesa, Paloma
Este documento aplica el marco analítico de diagnóstico de crecimiento para identificar las restricciones más activas que impiden un crecimiento económicomás acelerado en Guatemala y su convergencia…
Jun 2012
Author(s): Hurtado López, Carlos
This policy brief reviews the experience of the countries under the Euro currency, focusing on those that have been under significant pressure in recent years- Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain,…
Jun 2012
Author(s): Filc, Gabriel;Scartascini, Carlos
Dada la evidencia existente de que pueden existir beneficios tangibles en términos de sostenibilidad, eficiencia y efectividad del gasto público de una utilización más plena de los presupuestos por…
May 2012
Author(s): Ter-Minassian, Teresa
This paper discusses Brazil's structural reforms since the 1990s and areas where work remains to be done. Reforms of the 1990s included the containment of inflation, the adoption of a…
May 2012
Author(s): Ter-Minassian, Teresa
This paper surveys the system of sub-national own revenues and the inter- governmental transfer system (including the sharing of oil revenues) in Brazil, highlighting their critical flaws. The…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Tres, Joaquim
El IV Foro de Eficacia de la Ayuda de Busan representó una pluralidad de enfoques y donantes sin precedentes en la arquitectura internacional de la cooperación para lograr los objetivos compartidos…
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…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Galindo, Arturo;Rojas-Suárez, Liliana;Del Valle, Marielle
Since the eruption of the global financial crisis in 2008 international setting bodies and local regulators around the world have been hard at work designing and implementing new regulatory…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Gari, Gabriel
This paper discusses the suitability of using free zones as a mechanism for the promotion of the offshore industry in MERCOSUR countries, both from a legal and a broader policy perspective. From a…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Roffe, Pedro;Genovesi, Luis Mariano
Este estudio tiene por propósito considerar la experiencia de un grupo de países en la implementación de los tratados de libre comercio (TLC) suscritos en años recientes con los Estados Unidos de…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Ávila Akerberg, Andrés
El presente estudio tiene como objetivo analizar y comparar la experiencia de México, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador y Perú en la implementación de las provisiones ambientales de sus TLCs con Estados…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Zuñiga, Juan Luis;Staples, Brian Rankin
Este estudio abordará los desafíos y dificultades asociadas con la implementación y administración de las disposiciones sobre acceso a mercados, con especial énfasis en aquellas relacionadas con…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Luff, David
Trade agreements imply preferential trade treatment among the parties. As such, they must in principle meet the conditions of Articles XXIV of GATT and V of GATS. This means that an agreement must…