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  • 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 ...
  • Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Leite, Phillippe G. (Brookings Institution Press, 2003-03)
    The authors investigate whether micro-simulation techniques can shed light on the types of policies that should be adopted by countries wishing to meet their Millennium Development Goals. They compare two families of ...
  • Lemos, Sara (Brookings Institution Press, 2004-10)
    The international literature on minimum wages greatly lacks empirical evidence for Latin America. In Brazil, not only are minimum wage increases large and frequent, but they also have been used as both a social policy and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chong, Alberto; Ñopo, Hugo (Brookings Institution Press, 2008-03)
    In this paper we focus on a particular family of studies, namely, wage gaps decompositions. Numerous efforts have focused on documenting earnings differentials between females and males, indigenous and nonindigenous people, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Gallego, Francisco A.; Hernando, Andres E. (Brookings Institution Press, 2008-10)
    This paper studies the implications of school choice in the context of the Chilean quasivoucher system. We use information of school choices of about 80,000 students that lived in the Metropolitan Area of Santiago in Chile ...
  • Cavallo, Eduardo A (Brookings Institution Press, 2008-10)
    Many economists believe that, while openness to trade increases average GDP growth rates, it also raises output volatility by exposing countries to terms-oftrade shocks. This view does not take into account that commercial ...
  • Manzano, Osmel; Monaldi, Francisco (Brookings Institution Press, 2008-10)
    This paper studies the cycles of investment and expropriation in the context of the Latin American oil sector. In particular, it provides an explanationfor the state´s difficulties in capturing the oil rents and rationalizes ...
  • 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 ...
  • de Gregorio, José (Brookings Institution Press, 2012-10)
    It was not until the recent global crisis that financial stability was recognized as a central objective of central banks among advanced economies. However, the concerns for financial stability in emerging markets economies ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mendoza, Enrique G. (Brookings Institution Press, 2005-10)
    The dominant view in the empirical literature on exchange rates is that the high variability of real exchange rates is due to movements in exchange-rate-adjusted prices of tradable goods. This paper shows that this dominant ...
  • Levy-Yeyati, Eduardo; Micco, Alejandro; Panizza, Ugo (Brookings Institution Press, 2007-03)
    We revisit the public banks debate, survey the theoretical arguments and test the robustness (and expand) the existing empirical evidence. While we find some support for the view that public banks do not allocate credit ...
  • Gasparini, Leonardo; Cruces, Guillero; Tornarolli, Leopoldo (Brookings Institution Press, 2011-03)
    This paper documents patterns and recent developments on income inequality in Latin America (LA). New comparative international evidence confirms that LA is a region of high inequality, although maybe not the highest in ...
  • 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 ...

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