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  • Majnoni, Giovanni; Powell, Andrew (Brookings Institution Press, 2005-03)
    The controversial proposal to overhaul the international accord regarding the regulation of bank capital was completed in 2004, and the thirteen Basel Committee member countries are set to implement the new accord, known ...
  • Barr, Nicholas; Diamond, Peter (Brookings Institution Press, 2010-10)
    Pension systems have wide-ranging and important effects. They influence the living standards of older people and hence the welfare of both older people and their children. They can also affect national economic performance ...
  • Mesquita Moreira, Mauricio; Mendoza, Eduardo (Brookings Institution Press, 2007-10)
    Economic and political integration have been a perennial and neuralgic issue in the caribbean agenda. This paper draws on the literature on trade, growth and regional agreements to discuss the motivation behind the caribbean ...
  • 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 ...
  • Borraz, Fernando; Zipitría, Leandro (Brookings Institution Press, 2012-03)
    We analyze the behaviour of prices in Uruguay using a unique database of 30 millions daily prices. We find that prices change about 5 times a year with no seasonal patter. Prices changes are highly synchronised and ...
  • García-Herrero, Alicia; Ortíz, Álvaro (Brookings Institution Press, 2006-10)
    This paper assesses empirically whether global investors´ risk aversion-and its main determinants (U.S. economic growth and the U.S. risk-free rate)-explains developments in Latin American sovereign spreads. We find that ...
  • Estevadeordal, Antoni; Suominen, Kati (Brookings Institution Press, 2005-03)
    Preferential trading arrangements (PTAs) have proliferated spectacularly over the past decade around the world. Countries in the Western Hemisphere have been particularly prolific builders of PTAs, forging in a veritable ...
  • McEwan, Patrick J.; Urquiola, Miguel; Vegas, Emiliana (Brookings Institution Press, 2008-03)
    hile´s experience suggests that we have much to learn about the consequences of education reform, especially school choice, and why it has not resulted in learning gains of the magnitude one might have predicted. This paper ...
  • Hausmann, Ricardo; Rodrik, Dani (Brookings Institution Press, 2005-10)
    We study the causes of low growth in El Salvador, a country with an impressive record of political, macroeconomic, and structural reform. We apply a growth diagnostic methodology and conclude that market failures in the ...
  • Gaviria, Alejandro (Brookings Institution Press, 2007-10)
    This paper has two parts. The first part presents an overview of the evidence concerning intergenerational mobility in Latin America. The second part studies the correlation between mobility perceptions and political ...
  • Cárdenas, Mauricio (Brookings Institution Press, 2010-03)
    State capacity is exceptionally low in Latin America, even when compared to other former colonies. This paper analyzes four possible factors that could potentially explain this troubling feature: political inequality, ...
  • Medina, Carlos; Morales, Leonardo (Brookings Institution Press, 2007-03)
    Domiciliary public utility services in Colombia have a cross subsidy system which charges subsidized rates to the households who live in houses located in strata associated to low wealth levels, and taxed rates to the ...
  • Krivonos, Ekaterina; Olarreaga, Marcelo (Brookings Institution Press, 2009-03)
    This paper assesses the impact of a potential liberalization of sugar regimes in OECD countries on household labor income and poverty in Brazil. Our results suggest that the largest increases in wages are to be experienced ...
  • Hsieh, Chang-Tai; Parker, Jonathan A. (Brookings Institution Press, 2007-10)
    This paper argues that taxation of retained profits is particularly distortionary in an economy with good growth prospects and poorly developed financial markets because it primarily reduces the investment of financially ...
  • 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 ...
  • Streb, Jorge M.; Lema, Daniel; Garofalo, Pablo (Brookings Institution Press, 2012-10)
    We build a panel with quarterly data from Latin American and OECD countries over the 1980-2005 period. Annual data strongly underestimate the effect of political budget cycles (PBCs) when a pre-electoral fiscal expansion ...
  • Kaminsky, Graciela; Mati, Amine; Choueiri, Nada (Brookings Institution Press, 2009-10)
    This paper examines Argentina´s currency crises from 1970 to 2001, with particular attention to the role of domestic and external factors. Using VAR estimations, we find that deteriorating domestic fundamentals matter. For ...
  • Cárdenas, Juan Camilo; Chong, Alberto; Ñopo, Hugo (Brookings Institution Press, 2009-03)
    This paper explores the extent to which individuals trust, reciprocate, cooperate, and pool risk. We use a battery of field experiments containing the trust game, the voluntary contribution mechanism, and the risk-pooling ...
  • Giovannetti, Bruno; Menezes-Filho, Naércio (Brookings Institution Press, 2006-10)
    This paper examines the relationship between trade liberalization and the evolution of the demand for skill in Brazil during the past decade. We use matched employer-employee panel data to test the hypothesis that the ...
  • Sanguinetti, Pablo; Bianchi, Eduardo (Brookings Institution Press, 2006-03)
    The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the main determinants of antidumping actions in Latin America. From a policy perspective, it would be interesting to know whether the application of trade remedy instruments was ...

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