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  • 17-June-2014

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    Shifting Wealth

    Understanding the impact of the global rebalancing in Latin America, from the rise of new emerging economies, to the global recomposition of production and the overcoming of the Middle Income Trap.

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  • 6-June-2014

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    Latin America - Papers and Publications on Competitiveness

    Boosting competitiveness requires broad based policies in areas such as infrastructure, education and skills, innovation and financial inclusion. We contribute to the design and success of these policies.

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  • 6-June-2014

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    Fiscal Policy and Inequality

    Tackling inequality requires finding the right policy mix, including strong tax systems, good public services and inclusive social policies for the poor and the emerging middle class.

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  • 8-April-2014

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    Latin America - Publications and Papers

    Latin America: publications, working papers and studies

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  • 11-February-2014

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    Media advisory presentations of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2014 (Paris, Madrid and Santo Domingo) and OECD Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2014 ( Santo Domingo)

    The OECD Development Centre’s Americas experts will present key findings from their two flagship reports the Latin American Economic Outlook and the OECD Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2014 on Tuesday 18 February 2014 in Paris and in Santo Domingo, and on Wednesday 19 February 2014 in Madrid.

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  • 4-February-2014

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    DEV Working Paper No. 322: “Doctoring the ball”: The political economy of tax incentives for investment in the Dominican Republic

    This working paper contributes to the understanding of the use of investment tax incentives, which are widely used in developing countries to foster investment and competitiveness, not always with the desired outcomes. In particular in Central America and the Caribbean, competition to attract foreign direct investment has lead towards a significant erosion of the tax base in many countries.

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  • 20-January-2014

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    Latin America: Tax revenues continue to rise, but are low and varied among countries, according to new OECD-ECLAC-CIAT report

    Tax revenues in Latin American countries continue to rise but are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries. Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2012 shows that Argentina and Brazil have the highest tax revenue to GDP ratio, while Guatemala and Dominican Republic stand at the lower end.

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  • 16-December-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 321: Productive Capabilities: An Empirical Investigation of their Determinants

    Recent research associated structural transformation to a change in the type of goods a country produces and exports. This change entails a gradual move towards goods that embody greater physical and/or human capital, which is conceptualized as the “economic complexity” of a country. This paper unveils the determinants of this variable, taking into account the set of factors affecting the degree of economic complexity in countries.

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  • 18-October-2013

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    De acordo com as Perspectivas Económicas na América Latina 2014, a inovação, a diversificação e uma melhor logística são fundamentais para um crescimento sustentável e inclusivo

    Após uma década de crescimento relativamente forte, a América Latina enfrenta ventos contrários associados ao declínio do comércio, à moderação nos preços das matérias-primas e ao aumento da incerteza relativamente às condições de financiamento externo, de acordo com a mais recente edição das Perspectivas Económicas na América Latina.

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  • 18-October-2013

    Spanish, PDF, 78kb

    Innovación, diversificación y una logística mejorada son la clave para un crecimiento sostenible e incluyente, según las últimas Perspectivas Económicas de América Latina

    Después de una década con un crecimiento relativamente fuerte, América Latina se encuentra en estos momentos con vientos en contra, como una menor demanda externa, una moderación de los precios de las materias primas y una incertidumbre creciente acerca de las condiciones financieras externas, según las últimas Perspectivas Económicas de América Latina

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