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  • Fischer, Ronald; Serra, Pablo (2000-09)
    During the past decade most Latin American countries reformed and liberalized their electric sectors. This paper examines these reforms, providing a critical examination of the effects. Late reformers learnt from the ...
  • Andrés Velasco (Brookings Institution Press, 2000-09)
    The five papers in this volume address issues that are very much on the public agenda today in Latin America. Two - namely, the paper by Fischer and Serra on the regulation of electric utilities and the one by Heckman and ...
  • Caballero, Ricardo (Brookings Institution Press, 2000-09)
    After decades of trial, error, and occasional regress the pieces of a successful Latin American economic model can be seen scattered among the leading economies of the region. The most traditional macroeconomic maladies ...
  • Lustig, Nora (2000-09)
    Macroeconomic crises not only affect the current living standards of the poor, but their ability to grow out of poverty. This paper presents evidence on the impact of economic crisis on poverty and inequality in Latin ...
  • Heckman, James; Pagés-Serra, Carmen (2000-09)
    This paper analyzes the costs of job security policies, using evidence from existing studies as well as new data. Latin America has implemented a wide range of labor market policies that provide natural experiments with ...
  • Fajnzylber, Pablo; Loayza, Norman; Lederman, Daniel (2000-09)
    The recent upward trend in crime rates of developing countries has spurred widespread public concern about personal and proprietary insecurity. In some countries, the questions of crime, violence, and victimization are ...
  • López-de-Silanes, Florencio (2002-03)
    As more countries make the transition to market economies, the focus of the public policy debate has broadened from macroeconomic stability to the design of institutions that sustain growth. This paper focuses on the ...
  • Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Werner, Alejandro (2002-03)
    Since New Zealand first adopted the regime in 1990, a growing number of industrial and developing countries have followed suit. Latin America is part of this world trend. After recording the highest inflation in the world ...
  • Comments by Alexander Galetovic and Bernardo Mueller (2002-03)
    The main purpose of this paper is to show that competition is not yet the effective norm in Latin America’s telecommunications sector and that the government still has a strong role in the sector to ensure that the new ...
  • Galiani, Sebastian; Schargrodsky, Ernesto (2002-03)
    In this paper, we evaluate the effect of secondary school decentralization on educational quality. Between 1992 and 1994, the Argentine national government transferred all its dependent secondary schools to the provincial ...
  • Calvo, Guillermo A. (2002-03)
    Capital inflows to emerging market economies rose to unprecedented heights in the first part of the 1990s and then collapsed very rapidly in the second. Such volatility could partly be explained by financial vulnerability ...
  • Andrés Velasco (Brookings Institution Press, 2002-03)
    This fourth issue of Economía contains papers presented at the panel meeting held on 19 October 2001 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The papers are: - Globalization Hazard and Delayed Reform in Emerging Markets - Inflation ...
  • Mizala, Alejandra; Romaguera, Pilar (, 2002-03)
    In this paper, we review the main issues under discussion in the field of economics of education, with a special focus on Latin America. We seek to organize the debate about educational policies by showing how these policies ...
  • Engerman, Stanley L.; Sokoloff, Kenneth L. (2002-10)
    Geographic patterns in economic performance across societies have long been recognized, but there has been a recent revival of interest in them among economists. Confronted by systematic evidence of powerful empirical ...
  • Lindauer, David L.; Pritchett, Lant (2002-10)
    Economists and reform minded policymakers in Latin America are asking themselves, and are being asked, hard questions these days. The broad consensus is that two decades of reform have had too little to show for it. Sporadic ...
  • Maloney, William F. (Brookings Institution, 2002-10)
    Latin America missed opportunities for rapid resource-based growth that similarly endowed countries-Australia, Canada, Scandinavia- were able to take advantage of. Fundamental to this poor performance was deficient ...
  • Galindo, Arturo; Micco, Alejandro; Ordoñez, Guillermo (Brookings Institution, 2002-10)
    Financial liberalization is a highly controversial policy. Despite the fact that almost all the regions of the world have undergone liberalization of their financial markets, its effect on the performance of different ...
  • Kaufmann, Daniel; Kraay, Aart (Brookings Institution, 2002-10)
    It is well known that there is a strong positive correlation between per capita incomes and the quality of governance across countries. the authors propose an empirical strategy that allows separation of this correlation ...
  • Andrés Velasco (Brookings Institution Press, 2002-10)
    This issue of ECONOMIA contains the following papers: 1. What’s the Big Idea? The Third Generation of Policies for Economic Growth; 2. Factor Endowments, Inequality, and Paths of Development among New World Economies; 3. ...
  • della Paolera, Gerardo; Taylor, Alan M. (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-03)
    Argentina's economic crisis has strong similarities with previous crises stretching back to the nineteenth century. A common thread runs through all these crises: the interaction of a weak, undisciplined, or corruptible ...

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