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Many indicators suggested that Latin America has faced the crisis in a much better macroeconomic position that in the past. Is Latin America’s new resilience a permanent change?
The OECD Development Centre, the Ibero-American Secretariat, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Government of Mexico co-organise a policy dialogue event to discuss fiscal policy in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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This paper analyses the links between emigration and labour markets in Honduras and finds that a 10% increase in emigration from Honduras increased wages in Honduras by around 10%, an increase which is higher than previous findings in other countries – but diminishing over time.
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Latin America exhibits a significant gap in infrastructures, due to insufficient public investment, not compensated by the private sector. This paper analyses trends in investments in six large Latin American economies, and their relationship with fiscal frameworks, notably fiscal rules.
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Economists Christian Daude and Ángel Melguizo from the OECD Development Centre presented from a macroeconomic perspective the reaction of Latin American economies to the crisis side by side to pensions and informality in Latin America.
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The Latin American Economic Outlook 2011: How middle-class is Latin America? was presented in Beijing on 26 April 2011, at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (in Spanish).
Hamlet Gutierrez presented the 2011 Latin American Economic Outlook in the VII Meeting of the Budgeting for Results Network, that took place in Kingston, Jamaica between 4-6 April 2011.
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Latin American Economic Outlook 2011 - Fiscal Policy and Social Contract presentation discussing the significant impact of the economic crisis on Latin America as presented at the Seventh Meeting of the Budgeting for Results Network in Kingston, Jamaica.
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The Latin American Economic Outlook 2011: How middle-class is Latin America? was presented by Carlos Alvarez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on 9 March 2011, at the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (in Spanish).
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Public infrastructure investment and fiscal sustainability in Latin America: Oxymoron or compatible goals? presented at the 13th Banca d'Italia Public Finance Workshop in Perugia, Italy.