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  • Madrigal, Lucía (2016-11-08)
    The files that accompany the harmonized base offer to the user relevant data information to understanding how variables were created, level of comparability of the countries that are part of the base and main results.
  • Cavallo, Eduardo A. (2016-06-14)
    Saving rates are relatively low in Latin America and the Caribbean, as is productivity growth. Are these two facts related? Much of this book has argued that indeed, a relationship exists and that the direction of causality ...
  • Cavallo, Eduardo A. (2016-06-14)
    This book argues that Latin America and the Caribbean suffers from two interrelated problems: saving is low, and those meager savings are used inefficiently. The two problems are connected and reinforced by the financial ...
  • Cavallo, Eduardo A. (2016-06-14)
    In advanced economies, the vast majority of savings are intermediated through formal financial instruments. This intermediation can take one of three forms: direct financing, with individuals holding instruments issued ...
  • Cavallo, Eduardo A. (2016-06-14)
    Why save more? One good reason is to invest more. Economies that save more can take advantage of investment opportunities and thus grow faster. Investing to improve access to education and health, for example, can boost ...
  • Cavallo, Eduardo A. (2016-06-14)
    Countries invest in physical capital in order to grow. In principle, domestic investment can be financed with either national or foreign financing. However, foreign financing is not a good substitute for national financing. ...
  • Cavallo, Eduardo A. (2016-06-14)
    When it comes to consumption and saving, there are two groups of people: those who produce resources actively in the labor market, and those who depend on what others produce because they are either too young or too old ...
  • Cavallo, Eduardo A. (2016-06-14)
    Pension systems in Latin America and the Caribbean are broken. To begin with, they cover less than half the population. Moreover, flaws in structure and financing make some of them unsustainable, even for this limited ...
  • Cavallo, Eduardo A. (2016-06-14)
    Increasing national saving requires everyone to pitch in, including the government. Traditionally, policies to boost public saving have focused on either raising taxes or cutting spending—or both. However, in Latin America ...
  • Alaimo, Veronica (2016-12-09)
    Jobs are essential for the growth of individuals and countries alike. Achieving personal fulfillment is harder without a job, just as an economy as a whole cannot develop without the impetus of the labor market. These two ...
  • Alaimo, Veronica; Gualavisi, Melany; Villa, Juan Miguel; Bosch, Mariano (2017-07-13)
    This paper presents new data documenting the cost of salaried labor in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries. We gather data on the three main costs associated to hiring salaried labor; (i) minimum wages and other ...
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); LAPOP (2016-09-13)
    This file contains data at the individual level for people older than 16 years old for the LAPOP survey implemented during 2014 in Guyana. A new module on victimization and crime financed by the IDB is included in this ...
  • Villa, Juan Miguel; Bosch, Mariano; Alaimo, Veronica; Gualavisi, Melany (2017-07-13)
    This paper presents new data documenting the cost of salaried labor in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries. We gather data on the three main costs associated to hiring salaried labor; (i) minimum wages and other ...
  • Villa, Juan Miguel; Bosch, Mariano; Alaimo, Veronica; Gualavisi, Melany (2017-07-13)
    This paper presents new data documenting the cost of salaried labor in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries. We gather data on the three main costs associated to hiring salaried labor; (i) minimum wages and other ...
  • Crespi, Gustavo; Zuñiga, Pluvia (2016-01-13)
    PROTEqIN is a comprehensive and internationally comparable firm level dataset covering 14 Caribbean territories. The dataset records firm level behavior related to a variety of aspects such as: sales, supplies, foreign ...
  • Cruz-Aguayo, Yyannu (2016-04-21)
    The Technical Note "Setting Targets for Results-Based Financing Programs: A Simple Cost Benefit Framework" is accompanied by this Excel tool for the calculation of targets according to the simple framework presented. As ...

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