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  • Andrés Velasco (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-03)
    This sixth issue of Economía contains papers presented at the Panel Meeting held in Madrid on 12 October 2002, alongside the annual meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association. The papers included in ...
  • Mookherjee, Dilip; McKenzie, David (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-03)
    This paper provides an overview of the results of a project that evaluates the distributive impact of privatization in four Latin America countries. The aim of the project was to estimate the effects of privatization on ...
  • Galiani, Sebastián; Heymann, Daniel; Tommasi, Mariano (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-03)
    This paper studies the process that led to the Argentine crisis. The analysis concentrates on the sequence of public and private decisions, together with the varying perceptions and policy incentives that motivated them. ...
  • de la Torre, Augusto; Levy Yeyati, Eduardo; Schmukler, Sergio L. (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-03)
    The rise and fall of Argentina´s currency board illustrates the extent to which the advantages of hard pegs have been overstated. The currency board did provide nominal stability and boosted financial intermediation, at ...
  • 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 ...
  • Engel, Eduardo; Fischer, Ronald; Galetovic, Alexander (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-10)
    This paper reviews the Latin American experience with highway privatization during the last decade. Based on evidence from Argentina, Colombia and Chile, we find that private financing of new highways freed up fewer public ...
  • Gonzaga, Gustavo (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-10)
    One of the main characteristics of the Brazilian labor market is its impressively high job and worker turnover rates. Although labor legislation in Brazil is very restrictive, dismissal costs are not high when compared ...
  • López-Córdova, Ernest (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-10)
    Using a panel of Mexican manufacturing plants over the period 1993-1999, I estimate total factor productivity (TFP) at the plant level and study its evolution in the face of trade and investment liberalization under the ...
  • Torero, Máximo; Schroth, Enrique; Pasco-Font, Alberto (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-10)
    This paper analyzes how, in addition to the improvement in the performance of the firm and the quality of service, the privatization of the telecommunications industry in Peru led to price changes that had an impact on ...
  • Unknown author (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-10)
    This issue of ECONOMIA contains the following papers: NAFTA and Convergence in North America: High Expectations, Big Events, Little Time; NAFTA and Manufacturing Productivity in Mexico; The Impact of Telecommunications ...
  • Easterly, William; Fiess, Norbert; Lederman, Daniel (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-10)
    Examines the trends and determinants of income and productivity gaps observed in North America, both across countries as well as within Mexico. Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the income gap ...
  • Chong, Alberto; López-de-Silanes, Florencio (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-03)
    Privatization is under attack. Criticisms run from corrupt deals to abuse of market power and social welfare losses. We evaluate the empirical record on privatization, relying on recent comprehensive studies from Latin ...
  • Unknown author (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-03)
    This issue of ECONOMIA contains the following papers: The Economics of Latin American Art: Creativity Patterns and Rates of Return; Privatization in Latin America: What Does the Evidence Say?; Multinationals and Linkages: ...
  • Edwards, Sebastian (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-03)
    In this paper I use a large data set to analyze two aspects of the Latin American arts: (1) the nature of artistic creative process, and (2) Latin American art as an investment. I use data on auctions to understand the ...
  • Tapia, Matías; Tokman, Andrea (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-03)
    This paper studies the effects of exchange rate interventions using daily and intraday data for Chile, from 1998 to 2003. Its main contribution is the recognition of the role played by transparency and public announcements ...
  • Guidotti, Pablo E.; Sturzenegger, Federico; Villar, Agustín (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-03)
    Our analysis shows a number of interesting empirical regularities. First, when we apply a simple definition of sudden stops, we find that they have been a fairly common occurrence at least since the late 1970s. Second, ...
  • Alfaro, Laura; Rodríguez-Clare, Andrés (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-03)
    Several recent papers have used plant-level data and panel econometric techniques to carefully explore the existence FDI externalities. One conclusion that emerges from this literature is that it is difficult to find ...
  • Cowan, Kevin; Micco, Alejandro; Pagés, Carmen (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-10)
    This paper examines the reasons behind the sudden increase and the slow recovery of unemployment in Chile after the economic slowdown that took place in 1998 as a result of the Asian Crisis. To do so, we analyze the response ...
  • Barajas, Adolfo; Chami, Ralph; Cosimano, Thomas (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-10)
    Drawing from a unique data set comprising 2,893 banks and 152 countries over the period 1987 to 2000, we test whether the adoption of the Basel Accord by Latin American and Caribbean countries was responsible for the serious ...
  • de Gregorio, José; Lee, Jong-Wha (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-10)
    This paper compares the experience of growth performance and macroeconomic adjustment between East Asia and Latin America from 1970 to 2000. We find that the difference in growth performance between two regions can largely ...

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